Daily : January 11, 2017

UTTAR PRADESH PRAVASI DIVAS 2017

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.

Reference:
http://www.uppravasidivas.com/about.html
http://information.up.nic.in/View_Hindinews.aspx?id=3321

11th World Hindi Day

11th World Hindi Day

Question: World Hindi Day is celebrated on-
(a) 8 January
(b) 10 January
(c) 9 January
(d) 14 January
Ans: (b)
Related facts:

  • The World Hindi Day is being observed annually on 10 January.
  • On this occasion, Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has conducted special events to spread the greatness of the language through its missions abroad.
  • World Hindi Day was first observed on 10 January 2006.
  • On this occasion Indian Embassy in Cairo and its cultural wing the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) organised cultural performances at Hanager Theatre in the Cairo Opera House.

Reference:
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-hindi-day-celebrated-in-cairo–%C2%A0/1/854198.html

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