Monthly : December 2017

25th National Children's Science Congress

25th National Children’s Science Congress

Question: from 27th to 31st December, 2017, at which of the following places 25th National Children Science Congress (NCSC) is being organized?
(a) Jaipur
(b) Bhubaneswar
(c) Gandhinagar
(d) Lucknow
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts: 

  • ’25th National Children’s Science Congress-2007 ‘is being organized in Gandhinagar, Gujarat (27th to 31st December, 2017).
  • On December 27th, 2017, Gujarat’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated this Congress.
  • The theme of NCSC-2017 is ‘Science Technology & Innovation for Sustainable Development with Special Emphasis on Accessibility for Person with Disability’.


Successful test of 'Prithvi' Advanced Air Defense Supersonic Interceptor Missile

Successful test of ‘Prithvi’ Advanced Air Defense Supersonic Interceptor Missile

Question: From where DRDO successfully tested the indigenously built ‘Prithvi’ Advanced Air Defense Supersonic Interceptor Missile?
(a) Pokhran
(b) Jaisalmer
(c) Balasore
(d) Visakhapatnam
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On December 28th, 2017, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully tested ‘Prithvi’ Advanced Air Defense (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile from Dr Abdul Kalam Island about 100 km away from Balasore coast of Odisha.
  • The interceptor directly hit the target at an altitude of about 15 kilometres and destroyed it into fragments.
  • The spectacular success puts India in the league of a very few select nations world over in the arena of critical defence technology.
  • It is worth mentioning that this is the third supersonic interceptor test carried out this year in which an incoming ballistic missile target was successfully intercepted, within 30 km altitude of the earth’s atmosphere by an interceptor.
  • Earlier, two successful tests were conducted on 11th February and 1st March, 2017.
  • This missile is part of the multi-level ballistic missile defense system.
  • It has been developed by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
  • A 7.5 meter long single phase solid fuel guided missile is equipped with a directive system, high-tech computer and electro-mechanical activator.


7th international coffee fest

7th international coffee fest

Question: Where will the seventh edition of India International Coffee Festival be organized during 16th to 19th January, 2018?
(a) Jaipur
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Bangalore
(d) Ahmedabad
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts: 

  • From 16th-19th January, 2018 seventh edition of ‘India International Coffee Festival’ will be organized at Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru after 4 years.
  • The theme of this festival will be ‘Express Yourself with Coffee’.
  • In this festival, policy makers, industry owners, exporters and producers and other veterans from national and international coffee industry will participate.
  • India International Coffee Festival provides a platform to global coffee traders in which ideas and information are integrated and exchanged.
  • This festival will be organized by the India Coffee Trust and the State-run Coffee Board to promote Indian coffee on a global scale.
  • It is known that in the year 2020, the World Coffee Conference will be organized in Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • It will be organized by the International Coffee Organization.


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