Daily : November 13, 2017

India Youth Development Index and Report 2017

India Youth Development Index and Report 2017

Question: On which date an Index (India Youth Development Index and Report 2017) enabling recognition the high and low performing states identifies the weak domains and informs the policy makers the priority areas of intervention for youth development in the states have been released by Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore?
(a) November 12th
(b) November 11th
(c) November 13th
(d) November 10th
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On November 13th, 2017, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore released the India Youth Development Index and Report 2017.
  • The objective of constructing the India Youth Development Index (YDI) 2017 is to track the trends in Youth Development across the States.
  • The Index enables recognizing the high and low performing states, identifies the weak domains and informs the policy makers the priority areas of intervention for youth development in the states.
  • Youth Development Index and Report 2017 is an initiative outcome of The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.
  • In preparing this report latest definition of youth as used in National Youth Policy – 2014 (India) and World Youth Development Report of Commonwealth have been used.
  • This report is of immense value to enable comparisons across geographical areas and categories, as human development index has done in comparing the development situation across regions, nations and localities.
  • The index also measures the achievements made besides serving as an advocacy tool for youth development and facilitates to identify priority areas for development of Policy and Interventions.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173434

Iran- Iraq Earthquake

Iran- Iraq Earthquake

Question: Recently on November 12th, 2017, more than 300 people have been dies in a earthquake in Parts of Iran and Iraq. What was the magnitude of this earthquake on reactor scale?
(a) 6.5
(b) 7.0
(c) 7.3
(d) 7.5
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On November 12th, 2017, powerful earthquake hits parts of Iran and Iraq.
  • The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.3 on reactor scale.
  • More than 300 peoples died and thousand are expected to be injured.
  • The centre of the earthquake was centred 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to the most recent measurements from the US Geological Survey at a shallow depth of 23 kilometres.
  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives in the earthquake that has affected parts of Iran and Iraq.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173427
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/12/middleeast/iraq-earthquake/index.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/12/dozens-killed-by-earthquake-in-iraniraq-border-region

COP23 UN Climate Change Conference 2017

United Nations Climate Change Conference

Question- At which of the following places United Nations Climate Change Conference is being organized?
(a) Germany
(b) Fiji
(c) Morocco
(d) France
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • During November 6-17, 2017, the United Nations Climate Change Conference is being organized in Bonn, Germany.
  • This conference is referred to by COP23 / CMP13 / CMA 1-2.
  • The Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change hosting the Conference.
  • Fiji is presiding over this conference.
  • It is the 23rd annual ‘ Conference of the Parties’ (COP) of the nations of the world, whose aim is to ‘prevent dangerous human generated disturbances with climate system’.
  • It is significant that in the year 2016, the Climate Change Conference (COP22 / CM12 / CMA1) was organized in Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • Earlier, there was a historic ‘Paris settlement ‘took place in the Climate Change Conference (COP21 / CMP11) organized in Paris, France.

Reference:
http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/cop23/
http://unfccc.int/meetings/bonn_nov_2017/meeting/10084.php
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/05/the-cop23-climate-change-summit-in-bonn-and-why-it-matters
http://www.cop-23.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Climate_Change_conference#2

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