Daily : December 6, 2017

First ever International Conference cum Exhibition Arogya 2017

Arogya-2017

Question: Where is the first international exhibition and conference ‘Arogya-2017’ being organized on AYUSH and Health sector during December 4, 2017?
(a) Jaipur
(b) Coimbatore
(c) New Delhi
(d) Bhubaneswar
Ans: (c)
Related facts:-

  • On December 4-7, 2017; the ‘1st International Exhibition & Conference on Ayush & Wellness, AROGYA-2017’ on health sector is being organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • It is being organized by Ministry of AYUSH in collaboration with Commerce Department of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Pharmexil and FICCI.
  • More than 1500 delegates from more than 60 countries are participating in this conference.
  • The purpose of this conference is to show the power and scientific recognition of Indian medicine in the global context and to promote awareness and interest in people about AYUSH.
  • In addition to promoting the advancement and recognition of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Greek, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homeopathy at international level.

Related Links:-
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=174078
http://www.internationalarogya.com/
http://www.internationalarogya.com/pdf/Arogya%20Brochure.pdf

A Surya Prakash takes charge as Prasar Bharati board chairman

New Chairman of Prasar Bharati Board

Question: Who recently took charge as the chairman of Prasar Bharati Board for the second consecutive term?
(a) Rajiv Singh
(b) Shashi Shekhar Vempati
(c) A .Surya Prakash
(d) Deepak Gupta
Ans: (c)
Related facts:-

  • On December 4, 2017, the famous journalist A. Surya Prakash took charge as the Chairman of Prasar Bharti Board for the second consecutive term.
  • His tenure will be on this post till 8 February, 2020.
  • It is known that Prasar Bharati is India’s largest public broadcasting agency.
  • It is a statutory autonomous body formed on November 23, 1997 under the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990.
  • It includes Doordarshan and Aakashwani.
  • Currently Shashi Shekhar Vempati is the Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharti.

Related links:-
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/a-surya-prakash-takes-charge-as-prasar-bharati-board-chairman/1/1102781.html
http://prasarbharati.gov.in/default.aspx

Navy Day

Indian Navy Day

Question: ‘Indian Navy Day’ is celebrated on December-
(a) 4
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 6
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • On 4th December, 2017, ‘Indian Navy Day’ was celebrated across the country.
  • This day is celebrated in memory of the victory of the Indian Navy upon Pakistani Navy in the 1971 war.
  • It is known that on December 4, 1971, the Indian Navy completely destroyed the Karachi Harbor under the ‘Operation Trident’.
  • In the operation, the Indian Navy first time used the anti-ship missile.
  • Operation Python ‘was launched immediately after this operation.
  • In which the Pakistan Navy suffered a great loss.
  • A day before Navy Day this year, Navy had organized ‘Beating Retreat’ in front of the ‘Gateway of India’ in Mumbai.

Related Links:-
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/navy-day-heres-a-quick-look-at-the-indian-navy-today/article21260246.ece
http://bit.do/navyDay
https://www.mumbailive.com/en/society/celebration-of-46th-indian-navy-day-at-gateway-of-india-18082

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