सामयिक विषय: Short Notes

First Indian woman pilot to fly fighter Aircraft

Question: Who amongst the following became the first Indian woman pilot to complete a solo flight recently?
(a) Avani Chaturvedi
(b) Bhima Kanth
(c) Shubangi Swarup
(d) Mohana Singh
Answer: (a) 
Related Facts:

  • Indian Air Force Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi created history by flying MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft.
  • She became the first Indian woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to complete a solo flight.
  • She is from the Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is noteworthy that for the first time on June 18th, 2016, three female fighter pilots Avni Chaturvedi, Bhawna Kanth and Mohana Singh were inducted in the Indian Air Force.


Sanskriti Mahotsav -‘Swachhagrah – Bapu ko Kaaryaanjali’ Question-In which of the following

Question-In which of the following cities a Sanskriti Mahotsav “Swachhagrah – Bapu ko Kaaryaanjali” was organized recently?
(a) Gandhinagar
(b) Rajkot
(c) Ahmedabad
(d) Varanasi
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • On 21stand 22nd February, 2018, a Sanskriti Mahotsav “Swachhagrah – Bapu ko Kaaryaanjali” was organized at the Man Mandir Ghat and Assi Ghat in Varanasi.
  • The 2-day event was focus on performances on the theme of ‘Swachhagraha’ presented under the rubric of ‘Swachhagraha: Bapu ko Karyanjali’.
  • The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma remain present on the second day of the event being held at Man Mandir Ghat on 22ndFebruary, 2018.
  • The Swachhtadrive was steered by school-children affiliated to Ministry of Culture, Government of India’s Interpretation Centres through exhibitions, songs, puppetry, nukkad nataksand folk dances.
  • The Mahotsav was cover a profusion of art forms from classical, folk music, dance and visual arts and would offer the chance to experience the best in established and emerging virtuosity.
  • An exhibition on Varanasi curated by the National Archives was showcased at the Man Mandir ghat to the creation of Virtual Museum.
  • During the Swachhagraha Music and Dance Festival the classical arts of Varanasi celebrated at a stage created at the Man Mandir ghat.
  • On 21stFebruary, the program was started with a tabla recital by 5 year old Avantika Mishra, granddaughter of Padma Vibhushan Pandit Kishan Maharaj.
  • Children from the Interpretation Centres will perform Swachhta Geet.
  • Art connoisseurs got a chance to interact with artisans and watch their work in progress.
  • The bazaar were included with folk performances by folk singers and dancers from different states with special focus on Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, the states paired with Uttar Pradesh under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat


World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice

Question: When ‘World Day of Social Justice’ is celebrated?
(a) January 19
(b) February 22
(c) February 20
(d) January 30
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On February 20th, 2018, ’World Day of Social Justice’ was celebrated all over the world.
  • The theme of the day for 2018 is “Workers on the Move: The Quest for Social Justice”.
  • It is noteworthy that the United Nations General Assembly announced the celebration of this day in 2007.


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