Monthly : March 2018

World Tuberculosis Day

Question: When ‘World Tuberculosis Day’ is celebrated?
(a) March 23
(b) March 21
(c) March 25
(d) March 24
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • On March 24th, 2018 World Tuberculosis Day was celebrated across the world.
  • The theme of World TB Day 2018 – “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”.
  • This day is celebrated to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.
  • India Government has set a new health policy, 2017 to eradicate tuberculosis by year 2025.
  • It is known that the date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.
  • Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by ‘Mycobacterium tuberculosis’ which spreads through the coughing, ablution or spitting of infected people.

Reference:                         
http://www.who.int/campaigns/tb-day/2018/event/en/

5th World Urdu Conference

Question- Where was the ‘5th World Urdu Conference’ organized during March 24th-26th, 2018?
(a) Jaipur
(b) Ajmer
(c) New Delhi
(d) Agra
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts 

  • On 24th-26th March, 2018, 5th World Urdu Conference was organized in New Delhi.
  • The three-day conference was organized by the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, an autonomous body of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is presided this conference.
  • Urdu poets, novelists, journalists and Experts from 18 countries are participated in this conference.
  • Pakistan is not participated in this.

Reference:                                     
http://www.uniindia.com/~/world-urdu-conference-from-tom-pakistanis-did-not-get-visa/India/news/1177573.html
http://tennews.in/three-day-world-urdu-conference-urdu-language-culture-contemporary-global-issues/

Home Delivery of Diesel by IOC

Question- Where has the IOC recently started the service of Home delivery of Diesel?
(a) Bangalore
(b) New Delhi
(c) Pune
(d) Ahmadabad
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts: 

  • In March, 2018, the public sector oil company “Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)” has started the service of home delivery of diesel.
  • The one-of-its-kind initiative has started in the city of Pune, Maharashtra and will be expanded to in other parts of the country.
  • This service has begun after getting approval fromPetroleum and Explosives Protection Organization (PESO).
  • Home delivery ofpetrol is also likely to start soon.
  • It is known that ANB Fuels had started the initiative in Bengaluru last year under the brand name “MyPetrolPump”.
  • The service had to suspend operations within four days of commencing after PESO issued a circular to oil companies directing it to not supply fuel to the start-up due to safety reasons.
  • The Indian Oil Corporation starting this service approved byPESO is the first company.
  • Like IOC, public retail fuel marketing companies Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) have also got the approval of PESO for home delivery of diesel.
  • They have been given other areas for pilot operations, where this facility will be started soon.
  • It is known that Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had announced in April last year about his plan of home delivery of diesel and petrol and companies are considering the same.

Reference:
https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/indian-oil-corporation-starts-home-delivery-of-diesel-407786
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/ioc-starts-doorstep-delivery-of-diesel-2533221.html
https://auto.ndtv.com/news/indian-oil-corporation-starts-home-delivery-of-diesel-1825952

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