Daily : January 2, 2017
Question: The 24th National Children’s Science Congress 2016 was held between 27th to 31st December, 2016 at which of the following place?
(a) New Delhi
- The 24th National Children’s Science Congress 2016 was held between 27th to 31st December, 2016 at the venue Vidyapratisthan’s Institute of Information Technology (VIIT), Baramati, Maharashtra.
- National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) provides the children of 10 to 17 years from all over the country a unique opportunity to use their scientific temperament and knowledge to make their own dreams come true.
- The program was initiated in 1993.
- Theme of 24th National Children’s Science Congress 2016 was “Science Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development”.
- 23rd State-level Children’s Science Congress was held at Chandigarh University, Mohali in 2015.
Question: Recently Indian Council of Agricultural Research celebrated ‘Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan’ Week on-
(a) 25-29 December 2016
(b) 23-29 December 2016
(c) 24-29 December 2016
(d) 22-29 December 2016
- From 23 December to 29 December 2016; Indian Council of Agricultural Research celebrated ‘Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan’ Week across the country.
- It was organised to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Ministers Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Late Shri Chaudhary Charan Singh.
- The celebration is being organized keeping in view their immense contribution for promoting use of science for the welfare of farmers.
- ICAR Institutes and KVKs across the country are organizing various farmer awareness programs aiming showcasing and demonstration of new technological advances for enhancing productivity and profitability of agriculture.
- Progressive farmers who have successfully adopted latest technologies and have made contribution in wide scale adoption of technologies by farmers will be honored.
Question: Recently the 5th National Minicoy festival was held at-
(a) Port Blair
(b) Daman and Diu
- The fifth edition of National Minicoy festival, which was flagged off by Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju on 27 December 2016 in Lakshadweep.
- It is held annually since 2012; by the Tourism Department.
- The annual event is envisaged to showcase the unique culture, tradition and atural beauty of Minicoy, the southern most atoll of the Union Territory.
- The demonstration by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard personnel was also held.