Daily : January 2, 2017

24th National Children's Science Congress

24th National Children’s Science Congress 2016-17

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
(b) Jaipur
(c) Baramati
(d) Lucknow
Ans: (c)
Related facts:

  • 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.

Reference:
http://www.ncsc.co.in/news_details/18
http://www.ncsc.co.in/files/current_program.pdf
http://asmenvis.nic.in/KidsCentre/NationalChildrensScien_1011.aspx

‘Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan’ Week

‘Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan’ Week

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
Ans: (b)
Related facts:

  • 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.

Reference:
http://icar-ciwa.org.in/index.php/fortabevents/173-jai-kisan-jai-vigyan-week
http://icar.org.in/en/node/10005
http://ivri.nic.in/news/KVK291216.pdf
http://ivri.nic.in/news/JaiJwanKvk2412.pdf

5th National Minicoy Fest 2016 lakshadweep

5th National Minicoy festival

Question: Recently the 5th National Minicoy festival was held at-
(a) Port Blair
(b) Daman and Diu
(c) Lakshadweep
(d) Thiruvananthapuram
Ans: (c)
Related facts:

  • 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.

Reference:
http://www.ptinews.com/news/8228329_National-Minicoy-fest-kicks-off–Jahadhoni-woos-audience.html
http://lakshadweep.nic.in/VDVersion4Apps/minicoyfest/index.html

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