Daily : September 12, 2017

SLINEX 2017

SLINEX 2017

Question: At which of the following places the 5th India-Sri Lanka joint naval exercise ‘SLINEX’ -2017 is being organized?
(a) Goa
(b) Visakhapatnam
(c) Trincomalee
(d) Kochi
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • From September 07th-14th, 2017, Naval Exercise ‘SLINEX 2017’ is being organized at Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).
  • It is the 5th Joint naval operations of SLINEX series between India –Sri Lanka.
  • The objective of this Joint naval operations is to enable both Navies to rehearse and improve own capabilities and enhance operational effectiveness required to maintain maritime security in the region.
  • 368 Sri Lankan Naval personnel including 43 officers and 60 mid-shipmen are taking part in the Exercise.
  • It is noteworthy that this bilateral maritime exercise was initiated in 2005.

Reference:
http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=Sri_Lankan_Navy_ships_leave_for_SLINEX_2017_in_India_20170905_01
http://www.uniindia.com/sl-navy-ships-leave-for-indo-lanka-joint-naval-exercise/world/news/980563.html
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/navy-ships-from-sri-lanka-arrive-for-slinex/article19640783.ece
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/sri-lanka-navy-ships-visakhapatnam-maritime-exercise-slinex/1/1043317.html

Sarojini Agarwal honoured with Neerja Bhanot Award

26th Neerja Bhanot Award

Question: Who was recently awarded the 26th Neerja Bhanot Award?
(a) Sonam Kapoor
(b) Sarojini Agarwal
(c) Pooja Thakur
(d) Jhulan Goswami
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On September 7th, 2016, Haryana Governor, Kaptan Singh Solanki honored Dr. Sarojini Aggarwal with the 26th Neerja Bhanot Award.
  • Dr. Sarojini has established a ‘Manisha Mandir’ for destitute girls in the memory of his late daughter Manisha.
  • Above 700 girls have been provided shelter in this Manisha Mandir.
  • This award is given annually by ‘The Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust of India’ to the woman who has faced social injustice faces the situation, overcomes it and then helps others in distress.
  • Under this award, prize the winner is honored with a sum of Rs 1, 50,000, a citation and a trophy.
  • It is notable that this award is given in memory of Neerja Bhanot Neerja, who was the senior flight purser of Pan-Am 73, gave up her life while trying to save the lives of passengers during a terrorist-hijack of a Pan-Am flight at Karachi international airport in Pakistan on September 5, 1986.
  • She was given the Ashoka Chakra, country’s highest peacetime gallantry award for bravery, in 1987, for her act of bravery and sacrifice.

Reference:
http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/for-helping-over-700-destitute-girls-stand-on-their-feet-sarojini-agarwal-to-be-honoured-with-neerja-bhanot-award-today-4832277/
http://www.panam.org/global-era/591-neerja-bhanot-2
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-at-80-woman-who-has-raised-800-daughters-wins-neerja-bhanot-award-2543581

T20 I Sri Lanka v India at Colombo

India –Sri Lanka 20-20 Match, 2017

Question: Ruthless Indian team have achieved a unique sweep with 9-0 against Sri Lankan cricket team. Who amongst the following teams had achieved this target firstly?
(a) Australia
(b) England
(c) New Zealand
(d) South Africa
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • On the Indian Cricket Team tour of Sri Lanka, the sole Twenty-20 match between India and Sri Lanka concluded on September 6th, 2017.
  • India won the Twenty-20 match by 7 wickets.
  • Virat Kohli, who scored the highest 82 runs, was selected as Player of the Series.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal (India) was the most wicket taker (3 wickets).
  • It was Virat’s 50th Twenty-20 match.
  • Indian team has made a new record by winning 9-0 in a tour involving all three formats.
  • With this, India became the world’s first country to perform such kind of performance outside the nation.
  • India won the Test series by 3-0, ODI series by 5-0 and Twenty-20 matches by 1-0.
  • Although Australia cricket team (beat Pakistan in 2009-10) is the first team to clean sweep with 9-0 in all three formats.
  • Captaincy of Sri Lanka cricket team continued to change in this series due to the circumstances.
  • Rangana Herath and Dinesh Chandimal (regular captain) in the Test series, while Upul Tharanga (regular captain) Chamara Kapugedara and Lasith Malinga took the captaincy in one-day series.
  • The Captaincy of Twenty-20 match was in the hand of Upul Tharanga.

Reference:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/sri-lanka-v-india-2017/engine/series/1109590.html
http://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/sri-lanka-vs-india-2017-only-t20i-at-colombo-highlights-skipper-kohli-steals-show-1510747.html
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/17891/scorecard/1109610/Sri-Lanka-vs-India-Only-T20I-india-tour-of-sri-lanka/
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/17891/report/1109610/

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