Daily : November 2, 2017

21st World Congress of mental health

21st World Congress of mental health

Question: In which year the founding meeting of World Federation of Mental Health was organized?
(a) 2005 (b) 1998 (c) 1948 (d) 1977
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 21st World Congress of Mental Health in Hotel Ashok, New Delhi.
  • The congress is being organised from November 2 – 5, 2017, by World Federation for Mental Health in partnership with Caring Foundation and other institutions.
  • World Congress of Mental Health is taking place in India for the first time.
  • This is the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day.
  • The WFMH established World Mental Health Day on 10 October 1992.
  • This is the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day.
  • The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is an international membership organization founded in 1948.
  • Its founding meeting was held at London, England UK in 1948.
  • The WFMH events include World Congresses, Regional Conferences, meetings and other events.
  • The World Congresses are normally be held every two years.
  • The Federation aims to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health.
  • As per its theme, WFMH wants a global consensus to support mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, one that makes it easier for people with mental health conditions to seek help in and out of the workplace, with an environment that fosters good employment practices with regard to mental health.
  • In this World Congress there will be a sessions on yoga, meditation and traditional approaches to mental health.
  • It is noteworthy that India’s National Mental Health Programme is building 22 centres of excellence in the field of mental health.
  • In parallel, the District Mental Health Programme has already covered 517 of the approximately 650 districts in India.


7th Ministerial meeting of IEF

7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable

Question: At which of the following places the next (8th) IEF Ministerial on April 10-12, 2018 will be organized?
(a) Bangkok
(b) Malaysia
(c) New Delhi
(d) Paris
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • The 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7) is being organized at Bangkok, Thailand from 1-3 November 2017.
  • The theme of this Three-day conference is ‘Global Energy Markets in Transition: From Vision to Action’.
  • Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan attended the meeting as Indian representative.
  • It is noteworthy that India will host the next (8th) IEF Ministerial Meeting in New Delhi on April 10-12, 2018.
  • The last edition (6th) of Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable was held at Doha in 2015.
  • In previous AMER events, IEF Ministershave recognized their interdependence and placed an emphasis on the need for trust and dialogue in building and sustaining partnerships.
  • The 7th IEF Ministerial Meeting will build upon these outcomes to strengthen established partnerships and forge new bonds accordingly.
  • About International Energy Forum:
  • IEF was established in July 1991.
  • IEFhas evolved into one of the most inclusive platforms for dialogue in which consumers and producers meet on a regular basis to discuss issues of common interest pertaining to the global energy scene.
  • Its membership accounts for 90% of global supply in oil and gas.
  • The 72 members are spread over six continents. IEF therefore, provides the best global platform, to both producers and consumers, to deliberate on global energy issues.
  • This is the only organization where there are no entry barriers for any country to join.


Vienna Open 2017 (Erste Bank Open)

Vienna Open-2017

Question: Who won the title of Men’s single in the recently concluded Tennis Competition ‘Vienna Open’-2017?
(a) John Issner
(b) Kevin Anderson
(c) Sam Querrey
(d) Lucas Pouille
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • Men’s tennis competition ‘Vienna Open’-2017 (Erste Bank Open 500) of ATP Tour Session concluded in Vienna Austria. (October 23-29, 2017)
  • Competition Results:
  • Men’s Singles
    Winner-Lucas Pouille (France)
    Runner up-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France)
  • Men’s doubles
    winner-Rohan Bopanna (India) and Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay)
    Runner up-Marcelo Demoliner (Brazil) and Sam Querrey (U.S.)


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