सामयिक विषय: Operations & Campaign

लालिमा रथ

Lalima Rath (Chariot)

Question: Lalima Rath (Chariot) is concerned with which of the following disease?
(a) Leprosy
(b) Cancer
(c) Anemia
(d) Malaria
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On 5 December, 2017 Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan flagged Lalima Rath (chariot).
  • This Rath (chariot) will spread awareness among the rural population of villages with Anemia abundance with the spread of ‘Lalima Abhiyan’.
  • Lalima Rath will travel in villages with Anemia abundance of each division.
  • Lalima Scheme has been started by the women and child development of Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is known that ‘Lalima Abhiyan’ is implemented on November 1st, 2017 with an aim to make Madhya Pradesh anaemia-free.
  • Under the campaign, free iron folic acid tablets will be provided in aaganwadis’, academic institutions and hospitals.

Reference:                 
http://www.dprmp.org/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=488211&disid=46
http://www.dprmp.org/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=487578&disid=43

India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise

IMBAX-2017

Question: During 20-25 November, 2017 between India and which of the following countries IMBAX-2017; bilateral military exercise concluded in Meghalaya?
(a) Thailand
(b) Myanmar
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) Bhutan
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • During November 20-25, 2017, the first Indo-Myanmar Bilateral Military Exercise ‘IMBAX’ -2017 was conducted at Umroi, 30km away from Meghalaya capital’s Shillong.
  • This was the first bilateral military exercise between the two countries under the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO).
  • The exercise aimed to train the Myanmar delegation for participation in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations under the United Nations Flag.
  • Significantly, the Indian Army has a lot of experience in participating in UN peacekeeping operations.
  • This military exercise was organized under the initiative of the Red Horns Division of the Army.

Reference:
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/india-myanmar-bilateral-army-exercise-begins-in-meghalaya/1/1093596.html
http://iqrace.in/imbax-2017-india-myanmar-joint-army-exercise-begins-meghalaya/
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/india-myanmar-bilateral-army-exercise-begins-in-meghalaya-117112001027_1.html

brand ambassador of the “Anemia free Haryana” campaign

Anaemia-free Haryana

Question: Recently, the Haryana government announced the name of brand ambassador for Anemia-Free Haryana campaign in the state. She is-
(a) Gita Phogat
(b) Manushi Chillar
(c) Kiran Kher
(d) Ritu Phogat
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • On November 30, 2017, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that anaemia-free Haryana campaign will be run in the state.
  • Miss World Manushi Chillar will be the campaign’s brand ambassador.
  • Free sanitary napkins will also be supplied to girls in Haryana schools.
  • In this state, 61% of women and girls are suffering from anemia.
  • The main cause of this disease is deficiency of ‘iron’.
  • It is notable that Manushi Chillar is currently working on a project named ‘Shakti’, which is related to the menstrual cycle of women.

Reference:  
https://twitter.com/ManushiChhillar/status/936233548549275648
https://twitter.com/mlkhattar/status/936212206756151296
http://prharyana.gov.in/erelease.aspx?relid=7643
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/khattar-govt-names-manushi-brand-ambassador-for-anaemia-free-state/articleshow/61872389.cms

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