Monthly : October 2017

ORGANIC WORLD CONGRESS 2017

19th Organic World Congress

Question: Which of the following states is going to organize the 19th Organic World Congress?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) West Bengal
(d) Maharashtra
Answer: (a) 
Related Facts:

  • Between November 9-11, 2017, the 19th Organic World Congress (Biological Agriculture World Kumbh) will be organized in Greater Noida area of ​​Uttar Pradesh.
  • Principal Partner for the 19th OWC is the Agriculture and Processed Food Product Development Authority (APEDA) and associate Partner State Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Sikkim and others.
  • Its organizer is IFOAM: International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement.
  • This Congress It is organized once in 3 years. The last (18th) edition of the organic World Congress was organized in Istanbul, Turkey in October, 2014.
  • This is the first time that the Organic World Congress is being organized in India.
  • The aim of the congress is to share experience, innovation and knowledge about the organic world, while giving the organizing country global visibility.

Reference:
https://owc.ifoam.bio/2017/about
https://owc.ifoam.bio/2017/owc
https://indiaexpomart.com/event/19th-organic-world-congress-owc-2017/

Vigilance Awareness Week 2017

Vigilance Awareness Week

Question: Which of the following statements is not true in regards to ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’ celebrated by the Central Vigilance Commission in year 2017?
(a) Vigilance awareness will be celebrated from October 30 to November 4, 2017.
(b) This week is celebrated for the awareness of public servants and citizens on the need for continuous honesty and against corruption.
(c) On this occasion, all public servants and citizens will be encouraged to take a pledge of integrity.
(d) For the year 2017, its theme is ‘Public participation in promoting honesty and eradication of corruption’.
Answer- (d) 
Related Facts:

  • The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has decided that this year the Vigilance Awareness Week would be observed from 30thOctober to 4th November, 2017.
  • The theme of the week would be “My Vision-Corruption Free India”.
  • The Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function to be held on 30thOctober 2017.
  • Thereafter, all public servants and citizens will be encouraged to take a pledge of integrity.
  • “Awareness Gram Sabhas” are being organized for dissemination of awareness in Gram Panchayats (in rural and semi-urban areas) to sensitise citizens on the ill-effects of corruption.
  • Last year, 70,000 such Gram Sabhas were organized during the Vigilance Awareness Week.
  • A new feature is theestablishment of ‘Integrity Clubs’ in schools and colleges as children are the future assets of the country and it is important to cultivate moral values in them.
  • The reason behind to celebrate Vigilance awareness week is to ‘eradicate corruption’ and ‘commitment of integrity’ to the top.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171955
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=67853
http://mofpi.nic.in/sites/default/files/doc101717-10172017005051.pdf

Puducherry become new associate member of BCCI

New Associate Member of BCCI

Question: Who amongst the following has been made new Associate Member of the BCCI?
(a) Goa
(b) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(c) Chandigarh
(d) Puducherry
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • On October 25, 2017, the administrators’ committee gave its approval to make Puducherry to be the Associate Member of BCCI.
  • Now Puducherry will be allowed to play Ranji Trophy from next year.
  • Puducherry can now host International and domestic matches of the board.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/puducherry-becomes-an-associate-member-of-bcci/article19919787.ece
http://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/puducherry-become-new-associate-member-of-bcci/story-HU6aMi8WEjgj5LqFbc69QN.html

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