Daily : January 2, 2018

22nd National Youth Festival

22nd National Youth Festival-2018

Question: During 12th-16th January 2018, at which of the following places’22nd National Youth Festival’ will be organized?
(a) Jodhpur
(b) Jaipur
(c) Hyderabad
(d) Guwahati
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • From 12th to 16th January 2018, the 22nd National Youth Festival Will be organized in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Over 5000 Youth from various parts of the country will participate in this festival.
  • It s note worthy that the 21st National Youth Festival was organized in Rohtak, Haryana.

Reference:
https://hindi.news18.com/news/rajasthan/jaipur-22nd-national-youth-festival-will-be-held-in-jaipur-1184805.html

Assam publishes first draft of NRC

Draft of the First National Register of Citizens

Question: Which of the following states has published draft of the First National Citizen Register (NRC)?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Delhi
(c) Assam
(d) Himachal Pradesh
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On December 31st, 2017, draft of First National Citizen Register (NRC) has been published by Assam Government.
  • Significantly, the Supreme Court had directed the state to release the draft of the NRC till December 31, 2017 or earlier.
  • Under this first draft, out of a total of 31.3 million people in the state, names of 1.9 crore people have been included.
  • On this occasion, Registrar General of India (RGI) Shailesh told that the names of all the remaining people will be verified at different stages.

Reference:
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/assam-publishes-first-draft-of-nrc-with-1-9-crore-names/articleshow/62320193.cms

Om Prakash Singh is Uttar Pradesh's new DGP

New DGP of Uttar Pradesh

Question: Who amongst the following is recently appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh?
(a) Daljeet Singh Chaudhary
(b) S. Javeed Ahmed
(c) Praveen Singh
(d) Om Prakash Singh
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • On December 31st, 2017, Senior IPS officer Om Prakash Singh has been appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh.
  • At this post, he replaced Sukkhan Singh.
  • He is a 1983 batch IPS officer.
  • His tenure will remain till January 2020.
  • Earlier, he was working as Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force (DG -CISF).

Reference:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/om-prakash-singh-is-uttar-pradeshs-new-dgp/articleshow/62316314.cms
http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/who-is-op-singh-the-officer-appointed-as-new-dgp-by-yogi-adityanath-government/996754/

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