Daily : October 13, 2017

EX. Mitra Shakti 2017

EX Mitra Shakti 2017

  • On 13th October, 2017 the fifth India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 started with a grand Opening Ceremony conducted at Aundh Military Station, Pune.
  • The exercise is based on Counter Terrorist Operations and an Infantry company from both the countries is participating in the same.
  • The Opening Ceremony commenced with immaculate parade, followed by skill displays carried out by troops from both the countries.
  • The spectacular display of Unarmed Combat, Khukri Dance and Pipe Band was carried out by Indian Army and Udarata Narthanaya by Sri Lanka Army.
  • The India – Sri Lanka joint training exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 in its fifth edition will send a strong signal to the world that both India and Sri Lanka understand the emerging threat of terrorism and stand shoulder to shoulder in countering this menace.
  • The exercise will be conducted for next 14 days upto 26 Oct 17 & will involve sharing and learning from each others experiences.


ASEAN India Music Festival at Purana Qila, New Delhi

ASEAN-India Music Festival

Question: Where was first ever ASEAN-India Music Festival was organized during October 6th-8th 2017?
(a) New Delhi
(b) Gwalior
(c) jaipur
(d) Agra
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • From October 6th-8th 2017, the first ever ASEAN-India Music Festival was organized at Purana Quila in New Delhi.
  • This three-day festival was organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Seher.
  • Celebrating 25th year anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations this festival was organized.
  • The theme for this commemorative year is “Shared Values, Common Destiny” .
  • This Music Festival aims to boost cultural influences among the peoples of the ASEAN member states and India.


14th India-EU Summit, New Delhi (October 06, 2017)

14th India-EU Summit

Question: At which of the following places the 14th India-EU Summit organized recently?
(a) Brussels
(b) Jaipur
(c) New Delhi
(d) Bangalore
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • On October 6, 2017, the 14th India-EU Summit was held in New Delhi.
  • The purpose of this summit is to enhance advance cooperation in the strategic partnership of India-EU and priority areas of India’s growth and development.
  • The EU was represented by Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Mr. Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.
  • India and European Union are strategic partners since 2004.
  • EU is India’s largest regional trading partner with bilateral trade in goods standing at US$ 88 bn in 2016.
  • The EU is also the largest destination for Indian exports and a key source of the investment and cutting edge technologies.
  • India received around US$ 83 bn FDI flows from Europe during 2000-17 constituting approximately 24% of the total FDI inflows into the country during the period.
  • It is known that the 13th India-EU Summit was held on March 30, 2016 in Brussels.


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