सामयिक विषय: Operations & Campaign

Joint IAF-HPTDC Multi adventure Expedition

Joint Multi-Adventure Expedition by IAF & HPTDC

Question- Indian Air Force is undertaking a Joint Multi Adventure Expedition from 12th to 17th June, 2017 in collaboration with which of the tourism development corporations listed below?
(a) Uttar Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
(b) Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
(c) Central Tourism Development Corporation
(d) Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
Ans :(b)
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  • Indian Air Force is undertaking a Joint Multi Adventure Expedition from 12th to 17th June, 2017 in collaboration with Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.
  • A team of 25 talented air warriors, including four women officers, led by Wing Commander SS Malik are participating in the activities.
  • A joint team of IAF and HPTDC would participate in Mountain Terrain Biking (MTB) competition at Shimla, Paragliding at Joginder Nagar (Bir Billing), Trekking at Beas Kund and River Rafting at Pirdi (Kullu).
  • The aim of the expedition is to inculcate a spirit of adventure and team work among air warriors. The joint expedition with HPTC will give exposure to our air warriors and will promote the motto ‘Join the IAF with Pride’ and will provide wide publicity to Indian Air

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Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports to Initiate “Adopt A Slum” Campaign in Delhi

Campaign on ‘adoption of slum’

Question: Which settlement was adopted by Minister of State for Youth affairs and Sports Vijay Goyal Under ‘Adopt a Slum campaign’?
(a) Rajiv Basti
(b) Indira Basti
(c) Nehru Basti
(d) Shakur Basti
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • On May 24, 2017, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Vijay Goel announced “Adopt a Slum” campaign to mark completion of three years of the BJP Government at the center.
  • Its aim is to initiate development works in slums and solve the problems of people residing in these settlements.
  • A Slum Youth Race / Marathon was organized on May 26, 2017, in view of the commencement of this campaign.
  • This campaign was started by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports with the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.
  • NSS, Public school, Rotary Club etc. will be able to discharge the role of associate in this campaign.
  • It is notable that Vijay Goyal has adopted Indira Basti of Timarpur area under this campaign.
  • On this occasion, a booklet was released in connection with the campaign and the entire process.
  • Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan will adopt slums in all 11 districts and work with the youth volunteers to develop these settlements.
  • On May 26, 2017, ‘Slum Youth Rally’ was organized at 6.00 am at Shankar Lal Hall, University of Delhi.
  • Other such marathons will be organized in Wazirpur, Model Town, Adarsh Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Buradi and many other areas.

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Uma Bharti begins Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan

Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan

Question- Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti started the Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan to inspect Namami Gange projects from …
(a) Murshidabad
(b) Farakka
(c) Barrackpore
(d) Kakadweep
Ans :(c)
Related facts:

  • On May 26, 2017, Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti started Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan from Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute located at Barrackpore West Bengal.
  • During her fortnight long tour of 2500 KM the Minister will visit several places from Ganga Sagar to Gangotri along the river Ganga to personally monitor the progress of Namami Gange programme.
  • She will pass through Kakdweep, Kapilmuni Ashram (Ganga Sagar), Nabadweep, Murshidabad, Farraka, Sultanganj (Bhaglpur), Munger, Patna, Arrah , Buxar, Varanasi, Allahabad, Shringverpur, Fatehpur, Kanpur, Fatehgarh, Kasganj, Narrora, Bhrigu Ashram, Brijghat, Vidhurkuti, Haridwar and Uttarkashi to reach Gangotri.
  • The Minister will travel through Boat, Road, Rail, Air and on foot. During the Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan Water Resources Minister will attend Ganga Chaupal at Cossipore ghat, Kapilmuni Ashram (Ganga Sagar), Gandhi ghat (Barrackpore), Diamond Harbour, Hooghly, Nabadweep, Murshidabad, Sultanganj (Bhaglpur), Munger, Arrah, Buxar, Shringverpur, Allahabad, Bhrigu Ashram, Fatehpur, Kanpur, Kasganj, Brijghat and Gangotri.
  • In these Chaupals Miss Bharti will interact with various stakeholders such as NGOs, Government agencies, other institutions and individuals to make Namami Gange programme a success.

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