Daily : April 12, 2018

DefExpo 2018

Question: At which of the following places 10th edition of the DefExpo 2018 will be being organized?
(a) Pune
(b) Chennai
(c) Ahmadabad
(d) New Delhi
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • The biennial expo- DefExpo-2018 will be organized from 11th-14th April, 2018.
  • On April 12th, 2018, The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 10thedition of Defence Expo, (DefExpo-2018) in Chennai at Tiruvidanthal, in Kancheepuram district.
  • Earlier on January 18th, 2018, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced to organize this Expo.
  • This will be based on the security system of the site, navy and internal homeland.
  • The tag line of DefExpo this year is “‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub” to showcase India’s capability in export of defence systems and components.
  • More than 670 exhibitors including over 150 international exhibitors will take part in the DefExpo. MSME sector will have a fair representation this time around 15%.
  • Indian participation include majors like Tata, L&T, Kalyani, Bharat Forge, Mahindra, MKU, DRDO, HAL, BEL, BDL, BEML, MDL, GRSE, GSL, HSL, MIDHANI, Ordnance Factories, and many others.  Major international companies including Lockheed Martin, Boeing (USA), Saab (Sweden), Airbus, Rafael (France), Rosonboron Exports, United Shipbuilding (Russia), BAE Systems (UK), Sibat (Israel), Wartsila (Finland), Rhode and Schwarz (Germany) are among many others participating at DefExpo 2018.
  • It is important that this is the first defense expo held in Chennai.
  • Earlier, during the 28th-31th March 2016, the 9th Defense Expo India was held in Goa, which was the biggest expo in all the Expo organized.

Reference:             
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=178583
https://defexpoindia.in/Defexpo-Home

Cabinet approves revision of pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories

Question: Cabinet has approved the proposal for increasing the pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories. From which date this will came into effect?
(a) 1st January, 2019
(b) 1st January, 2018
(c) 1st January, 2017
(d) 1st January, 2016
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • On April 11th, 2018, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for revision of pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories.
  • The pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories remain at par with those of officers of the rank of Secretary to the Government of India.
  • The pay of officers of the rank of Secretary to the Government of India has been revised from Rs.80, 000/- to Rs.2, 25,000/- per month with effect from 01.01.2016 as per CCS (Revised) Pay Rules, 2016.
  • It is noteworthy that The pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories was last revised with the approval of the Cabinet with effect from 1stJanuary, 2006 from Rs. 26,000/- (fixed) per month to Rs.80, 000/- (fixed) per month plus dearness allowance, sumptuary allowance at the rate of Rs.4,000/- per month and local allowances.
  • It will bring the pay and allowances of LGs at par with that of the Secretary to the Government of India.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=178591

World Homeopathy Day

Question- When is ‘World Homeopathy Day’ celebrated?
(a) 11 April
(b) 10 April
(c) 9 April
(d) 13 April
Answer- (b) 
Related Facts

  • On 10th April, 2018, ‘World Homeopathy Day’ was celebrated across the world.
  • This day is observed on Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s, founder of homeopathy; Birthday every year.
  • On this occasion, a two-day science conference is being organized by the Central Homeopathic Research Council at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 10th-11th April, 2018.
  • The theme of this convention is “Innovate: Evolve; Progress: Exploring Science since 40 years”.
  • It is notable that like every year, World Homoeopathic Week is also being celebrated from April 10th, which will conclude on April 16th, 2018.
  • The main theme of this week is ‘Pregnancy and Homeopathy for Pregnancy and Child Birth’.

Reference:            
http://www.worldhomeopathy.org/
http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1528354
http://www.national-awareness-days.com/world-homeopathy-awareness-week/
http://whdccrh.in/

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