Daily : January 11, 2017



Question: DEFCOM 2017 is scheduled to be held on 23 and 24 March 2017 at… .
a) New Delhi
b) Pune
c) Mumbai
d) Belgaum
Ans: (a)
Related facts:

  • A Curtain Raiser Ceremony for DEFCOM 2017 was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 11th January, 2017 wherein a Brochure on the theme, ‘Infrastructure and Skilled Human Resource for Digital Army’, was released
  • DEFCOM 2017, an annual seminar organized jointly by the Corps of Signals of Indian Army and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is scheduled to be held on 23 and 24 March 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • DEFCOM is the most seminal forum for interaction between the officers of the Armed Forces, Indian Industry, Academia and R&D organisations on matters related to operational communication systems for the Army.
  • The occasion was also graced by senior representatives of Indian Industry who are closely involved in shaping a strong, indigenous Defence Industrial Base for the Nation.


74th Golden Globe Awards 2017

74th Golden Globe Awards

Question: Which of the following statement is correct about 74th Golden Globe Awards?
I. Best Director: Tom Ford
II. Best Motion-Damien Chazelle
III. Best Animated Film-Zootopia
IV. Best Foreign Language Film-Neruda (Chile)
(a) (I) and (ii)
(b) (ii) and (iv)
(c) (ii) and (iii)
(d) (iii) and (iv)
Ans: (c)
Related facts:

  • On 8 January 2016 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony was organized at Beverly Hills, California, United States (US).
  • Conferred awards in major categories are:
  • Best Motion Picture Drama: Moonlight.
  • Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy: La La Land.
  • Best Director in Motion Picture-Drama: Damien Chazelle for La La Land.
  • Best Actor in Motion Picture-Drama: Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea.
  • Best Actress in Motion Picture-Drama: Isabelle Huppert for Elle.
  • Best Actor in Motion Picture or Musical or Comedy: Ryan Gosling for La La Land. Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Emma Stone for La La Land.
  • Best Actor in a Supporting role in Motion Picture: Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals.
  • Best Actress in a Supporting role in Motion Picture: Viola Davis for Fences.
  • Best Original Score Motion Picture: Justin Hurwitz for the La La Land.
  • Best Original Song: “City of Stars” (Justin Hurwitz, Pasek & Paul) for the La La Land. Best Animated Feature Film: Zootopia. Best Foreign Language Film: Elle (France).



2nd Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Divas 2017

Question: The second edition of Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Divas from January 4-6, 2017 was held in which of the following city?
(a) Agra
(b) Kanpur
(c) Lucknow
(d) Varanasi
Ans: (c)
Related facts:

  • From January 4-6, 2017; The second edition of Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Divas was held at the Hotel Taj Vivanta, Gomti Nagar in Lucknow .
  • Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh inaugurated the Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Divas 2017.
  • On this occasion award was given to Pravasis from Uttar Pradesh who have excelled in their field of work and brought laurels to both their country of residence and origin.
  • The award recognizes the contribution that Uttar Pradesh brethren have made to the growth of the Country.
  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was associated with Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Divas 2017 as its National Partner.
  • During the event, the Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Divas will offer a platform to discuss various opportunities for growth available in Uttar Pradesh and ways to maximize them and will also showcase how India’s largest state offers maximum opportunities in various sectors.
  • On the occasion, the Chief Minister also launched the Uttar Pradesh Financial Corporation’s website.
  • It is known that the first Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Divas was held on 4-6th January 2016 in Agra.


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