Daily : August 8, 2017

Akshay Kumar will be brand ambassador of Sanitation Campaign, Uttar Pradesh

Brand ambassador of UP cleanliness mission

Question: Who amongst the following is going to be a brand ambassador of cleanliness campaign in the State of Uttar Pradesh?
(a) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
(b) Abhishek Bachchan
(c) Akshay Kumar
(d) Vidya Balan
Answer- (c)
Related facts:

  • On August 4, 2017, Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced the appointment of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador of cleanliness campaign in the state.
  • As brand ambassador he will make people aware of the importance of sanitation and promote the use of toilets.
  • The government has made his forthcoming film ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ tax free in the State.


National Conference for Young SPs of States UTs and Commandants of CAPFs

National Conference for Young SPs of States/UTs and Commandants of CAPFs

Question: Where was the National Conference of Young Police Superintendents of states/ UTs and commandants of CAPF organized recently?
(A) Bangalore
(B) Jaipur
(C) Kurukshetra
(D) New Delhi
Answer- (d)
Related facts

  • Atwo day National Conference for Young SPs of States/UTs and Commandants of CAPFs was organized in New Delhi on August 1-2, 2017.
  • The Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the Conference.
  • The two-day Conference was organized by Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs stressed upon the use of technology in policing.
  • During the conference a book titled ‘National Police Research Repository’ was also released.
  • This conference was attended by Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) Rajiv Jain and Director of Police Research and Development Bureau, Dr. Meeran C. Borwankar.


Swedish Open 2017

Swedish Open-2017

Question: Who won the men’s singles title of the Swedish Open Tennis competition concluded on July 30th, 2017?
(a) Sander Arends
(b) David Ferrer
(c) Rafael Nadal
(d) Roger Federer
Answer- (b)
Related facts:

  • Swedish Open of ATP world tour session held at Clay Court, Sweden from July 17to 30, 2017.
  • It is known as Swedish Open for men category and Ericsson Open for women category ( sponsor reasons)
  • Competition Results
  • Men’s singles
    Winner: David Ferrer (Spain)
    Runner-up: Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine)
  • Women’s singles
    Winner: Katerina Siniakova(Czech Republic)
    Runner-up: Caroline Wozniacki(Denmark)
  • Men’s doubles
    Winners: Julian Knowle (Austria) and Philipp Petzschner (Germany)
    Runner-up: Sander Arends and Mattwe Middelkoop(both Netherlands)
  • Women’s doubles
    Winners: Quirine Lemoineand ArantxaRus(both Netherlands)
    Runner-up: María Irigoyen(Argentina) and Barbora Krejcikova(Czech Republic).


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