सामयिक विषय: Short Notes

दूधनाथ सिंह

Doodhnath Singh

Question: Doodhnath Singh passed away recently.He was a
(a) Politician
(b) Literary
(c) Human rights activist
(d) Environmentalist
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • On January 12th, 2018, famous Hindi writer, poet and critic DhoodhnathSingh Passed away. He was 81 years old.
  • He was born on October 17, 1936 in Ballia (UP).
  • He was among top writers and thinkers of Hindi.
  • He was also the national president of the People’s Writers Association.
  • Akhiri Kalam, ‘Laut Aao Ghar’, ‘Nirala: Suicidal faith’, ‘Yamagatha’, ‘Dharmakshetra-Kurukshetra’, ‘Names of the next century’, ‘Man with a flat face’ and ‘youth scent’ Are included.
  • He was awarded the highest literary honor of Uttar Pradesh, Bharat Bharati, Madhya Pradesh’s top honor, Maithilisharan Gupta samaan.

Reference: 
https://www.bhaskar.com/uttar-pradesh/allahabad/news/UP-ALAH-LCL-famous-hindi-writer-doodhnath-singh-passes-away-5789823-PHO.html

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

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