सामयिक विषय: Miscellaneous

Minister of Food Processing Industries Lays Foundation Stone for Mega Food Park being developed by KINFRA at Palakkad in Kerala

Mega Food Park

Question: Recently at which two places foundation stone of the mega food park was laid in the state of Kerala by the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries?
(a) Palakkad, Alappuzha
(b) Iduki, Wayanad
(c) Palakkad, Wayanad
(d) Alappuzha, Iduki
Ans :(a)
Related facts:-

  • On June 11, 2017, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid foundation stone for two mega food parks at Palakkad and Alappuzha in Kerala.
  • Mega Food Parks are aimed to give a big push to the infrastructure development for food processing in the state of Kerala.
  • Food Park at Palakkad is being developed by Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) and Alappuzha by Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC).

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http://pib.nic.in/newsite/hindirelease.aspx?relid=65435
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=165558
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/mega-food-park-at-kanjikode/article18963606.ece

Inauguration of MITS Mega Food Park at Rayagada, Odisha

Inauguration of State’s first Mega Food Park in Odisha

Question: Recently, in which district of Odisha Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the first Mega Food Park of the state?
(a) Narangpura
(b) Raigad
(c) Koraput
(d) Khordha
Ans :(b)
Related facts:-

  • On June 1, 2017, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the first Mega Food Park ‘MITS Mega Food Pvt Ltd’ in Raigad district of Odisha.
  • This is the seventh mega food park run by the current government.
  • This Mega Food Park has been set up in 50.05 acres of land at a cost of Rs 80.17 crore.
  • The Government of India has given financial assistance of Rs.50.00 crores to this project.
  • Food Park is provided with fully operated industrial shed facility for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), developed industrial plot for processing units, rice processing complex of 12 TPH, dry ware house capacity of 10,000 MT capacity, 2500 MT capacity cold storage houses and multi food-processing facilities etc are available.
  • It is to be noted that the Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing Mega Food Park scheme in the country by promoting value addition and reducing waste at each stage of supply chain.
  • Mega Food Park provides modern infrastructure for food processing and simultaneously provide value chain from the farm to the market.

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http://pib.nic.in/newsite/hindirelease.aspx?relid=62270
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=163310

The world’s largest spokeless Ferris wheel is set to open in China

World’s largest circular swing

Question: The largest circular hammock is located in…
(a) Britain
(b) China
(c) Germany
(d) Japan
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • In May 2017, the world’s largest circular swing was planted in China. This will be turned on soon.
  • This hammock is built on the Bailang River Bridge (1771 ft long) located in the city of Weifang, China.
  • The height of this swing is 145 meters and diameter is 125 meters.
  • It is manufactured by Tianjin Craftsman Manufacturing.
  • In this, 36 carts have been made for people to sit.
  • Each cart can accommodate up to 10 people.

Related Links:-
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/05/23/bailang-river-bridge-ferris-wheel-china
https://sputniknews.com/videoclub/201705281054061368-china-spokeless-ferris-wheel/
http://shanghaiist.com/2017/05/19/new-ferris-wheel.php

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