सामयिक विषय: Miscellaneous

Mumbai’s Matunga Railway Station Is India’s First to Be Manned by All-Women Staff

The Country’s first All-Women Railway Station

Question- Which of the following railway station became the first ‘All Women’s Railway Station’ of the country?
(a) Govindapur Railway Station
(b) Rewa Railway Station
(c) Giridih Railway Station
(d) Gandhi Nagar Railway Station
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • On February 19th, 2018, the Gandhi Nagar railway station of Jaipur became the first ‘All Women Railway Station’ of the country.
  • Previously, Matunga of Mumbai had been made ‘All Woman Station’, but it is a Sub-Urban Railway Station.
  • A total of 40 women will be crew from Station master to Gateman at the Gandhinagar Railway Station.
  • North-Western Railway experimenting uniquely has given all the responsibilities (Posts) to women viz. Station master, engineer, ticket clerk, chief reservation supervisor, flag indicator, point man and gateman.
  • Women will only be inducted in the GRP team too that will be posted in the security of this.

Reference:
http://www.ddinews.gov.in/people/first-jaipurs-gandhinagar-station-be-operated-all-women-staff
http://bit.ly/2BHFE94

Govt launches 'Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat' to boost PMUY

LPG Panchayat

Question- Where was the LPG Panchayat organized recently?
(a) Krishi Bhawan
(b) Urja Bhawan
(c) Rashtrapati Bhavan
(d) NITI Aayog
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On February 13th, 2018; President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, hosted an‘LPG Panchayat’ today (February 13, 2018) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • The LPG Panchayat was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • The aim is to provide a platform for LPG consumers to interact with each other, promote mutual learning and share experiences.
  • Each LPG Panchayat has about 100 LPG customers coming together, near their living areas, to discuss safe and sustainable usage of LPG, its benefits and the link between clean fuel for cooking and women’s empowerment. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas intends to conduct 1 lakh such Panchayats across India before March 31, 2019.
  • It is known that taking place of LPG Panchayatsas part of the Ujjwala Yojana process will prove very useful.

Reference:
http://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1520403

International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) 2018

International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) 2018

Question: Which edition of the world’s biggest culinary event ‘International Young Chef Olympiad’ was held recently at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi?
(a) First Edition
(b) Third Edition
(c) Fourth Edition
(d) Fifth Edition
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On January 28th, 2018, the fourth edition of the world’s largest culinary event ‘International Young Chef Olympiad’ for Chef Students was organized at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.
  • The teams of 45 countries had to compete with different difficult levels in the three challenging rounds.
  • This competition was organized in four cities Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata.
  • The top ten competitors selected in the first phase were to demonstrate their culinary skills in the final stages.
  • The phase concluded in Kolkata on February 2nd, 2018.
  • Malaysian chef Li Jia Yi topped the list of Olympiad.
  • Indian Chef Surya Shekhar Rao remained second.
  • The winners of this competition were given a trophy and cash amount of about 6.5 lakh rupees.
  • In this year’s jury of the competition, Padmashree Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Michelle Star Chef John Wood and Chris Galvin, Prof. David Fosquet, Chef Ranbir Barar, Chef Ango Olivari, Chef Abhijit Saha, Chef Parabinder Bali and Chef Ajay Chopra.

Reference:             
http://businessworld.in/article/International-Young-Chef-Olympiad-YCO-2018-Kickstarts-on/29-01-2018-138519/
https://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/food-and-recipes/030218/malaysian-chef-wins-international-young-chef-olympiad-2018.html
http://www.ycolympiad.com/default-home/

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