Daily : November 14, 2017

India International Trade Fair 2017

37th India International Trade Fair-2017

Question: 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) -2017 inaugurated by President Ram nath Kovind on November 14th, 2017. Which of the following is correct combination of exhibitors and companies from abroad, participating at IITF 2017?
(a) 2200 exhibitor and 11 companies
(b) 2700 exhibitor and 33 companies
(c) 3000 exhibitor and 22 companies
(d) 2500 exhibitor and 44 companies
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On November 14th, 2017, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) -2017, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
  • The theme of this fair is “Start up India: Stand up India”.
  • This is a fourteen days Fair is being organized from November 14-27, 2017.
  • IITF is organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).
  • 3,000 exhibitors, including 22 companies from abroad, are participating at IITF 2017.
  • The Fair will be opened for Business visitor from November 14th -17th and for General Public from 18th- 27th.
  • Thirty-two of India’s states and Union territories are represented.
  • The format of IITF has Business, Social, Cultural and Educational Dimensions that are weaved together where visitors and exhibitors, media persons, marketing professionals, social activists, NGOs etc. all come together to explore their objectives.
  • It is noteworthy that this is the largest integrated trade fair with both B2B and B2C components.
  • It is one of the largest trade fairs in the world both in terms of exhibitors and visitors participation and has evolved its unique character as an iconic International event.


World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day

Question: On November 14th every year “World Diabetes Day” is celebrated across the world. Whish of the following is the theme of this day for year 2017?
(a) Protect our Future: Diabetes Education and Prevention
(b) Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.
(c) Women and diabetes: Protect the Future
(d) Protect our Future: Eyes on Diabetes.
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On November 14th, World Diabetes Day is celebrated across the world.
  • This Year (2017) the theme for World diabetes day is “Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.”
  • The World Diabetes Day campaign; led by International Federation of Diabetes draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.
  • The campaign is represented by a blue circle logo signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.
  • According to International Diabetes Federation statics there are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes.
  • This total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040.
  • Two out of every five women with diabetes are of reproductive age, accounting for over 60 million women worldwide.
  • Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths per year.
  • It is noteworthy that World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.
  • World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.


4th Annual India-Canada Ministerial Dialogue

4th Annual India-Canada Ministerial Dialogue

Question: The talks in the 4th India-Canada Ministerial Dialogue were held in New Delhi, in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. This Ministerial dialogue was on which of following sectors?
(b) Information and Broadcasting
(c)Health and Safety
(d) Trade and Investment
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • On November 13th, 2017, the 4th India-Canada Ministerial Dialogue on Trade and Investment was held in New Delhi.
  • The talks were held in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere covering a host of trade and investment issues.
  • Both sides recognized that the current bilateral trade is much below the potential between the two world’s robust economies, despite the huge untapped potential for two-way trade and investment.
  • The Indian Delegation was led by the Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu while the Canadian side was headed by the Minister for International Trade, Mr. François-Philippe Champagne.
  • The Canadian side assured that they would look into the issues concerned, including movement of natural persons and what kind of provisions could be built into the CEPA.
  • The other issues such as early institutionalization of the CEO Forum mechanism, issue of extension of derogation of pulses, etc. were also discussed.
  • India forecast the trend for next 10 years and accordingly works towards a predictable environment for potential pulses which could be supplied from Canada.
  • Commerce and Industry Minister also invited the Canadian side for participation in the Partnership Summit scheduled to be held in February, 2018 at Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and also invited Canada to be a partner country.


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