Daily : November 4, 2017

World Youth Forum 2017

World Youth Forum 2017

Question: At which of the following places World Youth Forum is being organized from 4th-10th November?
(a)France
(b)Egypt
(c) Malaysia
(d) Peru
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • World Youth Forum is being organized in Sharam El Shiekh, Egypt from 4th-10th November.
  • The five-day forum will be inaugurated by the President of Egypt Mr. Abdelfateh El Sisi.
  • The forum focuses on “talk all for Creativity, Development, and Peace” as its theme.
  • The Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has reached Egypt to attend World Youth Forum, at Sharam El Shiekh, Egypt.
  • The World Youth Forum program is divided into various pillars, tackling themes and topics of interest to international youth.
  • These pillars are Youth Global Issues, Sustainable Development, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Civilizations and Culture, Creating Future Leaders, Model United Nations.
  • The Summit segment is expected to be attended by the Heads of State/Government, Ministers of youth from 14 countries and Representatives of UN, Arab League and African, Union.
  • The Forum aims to provide a platform to the youth from all over the globe to engage with the key global policymakers.
  • The forum will cover the role of youth in business and innovation, challenges and making of future leaders, gender equity and women empowerment among other things.
  • A three-day international conference WYF- Model United Nations will also be organized during the forum.
  • By participating in WYF- Model United Nations, delegates will be able to gain an experience of simulating representative of a nation at the United Nations Security Council.

Reference:
https://egyouth.com/en/
https://egyouth.com/en/wyfmun/

World Food India 2017

World Food India 2017

Question: PM Narendra Modi recently inaugurates World Food India 2017. What is name of the portal which is launched on the occasion to mark the historic World Food Convention?
(a) Nivesh Bandhu
(b) Nivesh Mitra
(c) Nivesh Sahayak
(d) Nivesh Samahan
Answer- (a)
Related Facts:

  • On November 3rd, 2017, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated World Food India 2017, at Vigyan Bhavan in NewDelhi.
  • Three days World Food India 2017 is being organised between 3-5 November.
  • India is hosting this World Food Convention for the first time with theme “Transforming Food Economy”.
  • This is a initiative of Ministry of Food Processing Industries under the able guidance of Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
  • President of Armenia Prime Minister of Latvia Dy. Minister for Economic Development, Italy; Minister, Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Germany; Minister of Environment and Food, Denmark were present on the occasion.
  • Director, Chairman and CEOs of group such as Nestle, Unilever; Metro AG &CEO, Metro Cash and Carry; Tata International and Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh; Chhattisgarh etc. also joined in the inaugural function.
  • To mark the historic World Food Convention hosted for the first time by India, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched – Nivesh Bandhu the unique portal or “investor’s friend”.
  • The URL of the portal is http://foodprocessingindia.co.in/ .
  • The portal will help bring together information on central and state government policies, and incentives provided for the food-processing sector.
  • It is also a platform for business networking, for farmers, processors, traders, and logistics operators.
  • The inaugural day of World Food India 2017 saw signing of 13 MoUs worth Rs 68,000 crore.
  • The MoUs were signed in the presence of Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing industries, Government of India.
  • The companies who signed an MoU signalling their intent and seriousness about India included PepsiCo which signed an MoU worth Rs 13,300 crores for setting up a Food and Beverage plant, Coca Cola for investing Rs. 11,000 crore in juice bottling infrastructure and fruit processing plants and equipment; ITC and Patanjali who committed to investing Rs 10,000 crore each in the sector.
  • Other MoUs signed included Amazon in food retail business, Sharaf Group of UAE for Farm produce, collection, processing and Export; YES Bank for financing food processing projects across the sector.
  • The Prime Minister also released a Coffee table book and commemorative stamp on Indian Cuisines.
  • After the inaugural, the Prime Minister visited an exhibition spread over 40,000 sq mtrs in lawns of India Gate has been mounted where more than 800 global companies representing 22 Countries & domestic companies are exhibiting their stregths in Food Processing sector.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173216
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173193

NTPC Boiler Blast Accident

NTPC Boiler Blast Accident

Question: On November 1st, 2017, an unfortunate accident has taken place in NTPC power station at Unchahar. The boiler blast, was in which unit of the Plant?
(a) Unit 4
(b) Unit 5
(c) Unit 6
(d) Unit 7
Answer- (c)
Related Facts:

  • On November 1st, 2017, an unfortunate accident has taken place in NTPC power station at Unchahar.
  • A sudden blast took place in boiler situated in UNIT 6 (500 MW).
  • NTPC power plant at Unchahar is coal based power station.
  • Primarily Blockages in the flue gas pipe in the unit has been found responsible for the blast.
  • A panel headed by executive director S.K. Roy looking into the cause of the accident.
  • The Panel has to submit his report in a month.
  • The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has served a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the death of people in blast.
  • The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved an ex- gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the accident at the NTPC plant in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Prime Minister has also approved Rs. 50,000 each for those injured due to the accident.
  • It is noteworthy that NTPC is Maharatna Company having a power generation capacity of 51,708 MW.
  • The company comprises of 48 NTPC Stations (20 Coal based stations, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel based stations, 1 Hydro based station), 9 Joint Venture stations (8 coal based and one gas based) and 12 renewable energy projects.
  • Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttaranchal are the beneficiary state by the generation of power at NTPC power station at Unchahar.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173184
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173189
http://www.ntpc.co.in/en/power-generation/installed-capacity

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