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24th Conference of Speakers & Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth

24th Conference of Speakers of the Commonwealth

Question: Recently at which of the following places the 24th Conference of Speaker and Presiding Officers of Commonwealth countries was organized from 8th-13th January 2018?
(a) Nicosia
(b) Seychelles
(c) Dhaka
(d) Ottawa
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • During 8th-13th January 2018, the 24thConference of Speakers & Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) was officially organized at
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is participating in this conference.
  • Apart from this, the Speaker also chaired the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations held in Seychelles.

Reference:  
http://nationalassembly.sc/index.php/2018/01/09/24th-conference-of-speakers-presiding-officers-of-the-commonwealth-officially-open/
http://www.cspoc.org/CSPOC_Conference.asp?WhereTo=Conf
http://speakerloksabha.nic.in/event/EventDetails.asp?EventId=2719

International Dharma-Dhamma Conference

International Dharma-Dhamma Conference

Question: At which of the following places the International Dharma-Dhamma Conference was organized during January 11th-13th 2018?
(a) Kushinagar
(b) Lumbini
(c) Rajgir
(d) Sarnath
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • During 11th-13th January 2018, the fourth International Dharma-Dhamma Conference was organized in Rajgir (Bihar).
  • Main Theme- ‘State and Social Order in Religion Dhamma Traditions’.
  • The conference was organized by Nalanda University with the support of the Center of Religion and Social Studies, India Foundation and the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The conference was inaugurated by President Ramnath Kovind.
    The objective of this conference is to provide an opportunity of education to students and policy makers of India and of abroad in such a way that they can exchange ideas.

Reference:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1148428655291751/
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/president-kovind-to-inaugurate-international-dharma-dhamma-conference-at-bihars-rajgir-on-january-11/articleshow/62447745.cms

Fourth ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture & Forestry

Fourth ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry

Question: Where did the fourth ministerial meeting on agriculture and forestry concluded during 11-12, 2018?
(a) Bangkok
(b) Colombo
(c) Doha
(d) New Delhi
Ans: (d)
Related facts:-

  • During 11 to 12th January, 2018; Fourth ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry concluded in New Delhi.
  • This meeting was co-chaired by the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Thailand, Grisada Boonrach and Union Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh of the Government of India.
  • It is to be noted that the fifth ASEAN India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry will be held in Brunei Darussalam in 2019.

Related Links:-
http://www.icar.org.in/content/4th-asean-india-ministerial-meeting-agriculture-and-forestry-begins-new-delhi-0
http://asean.org/the-fourth-asean-india-ministerial-meeting-on-agriculture-and-forestry/
http://ddnews.gov.in/national/fourth-asean-india-ministerial-meeting-agriculture-forestry-held-delhi

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