सामयिक विषय: Short Notes

UN announces first-ever World Ocean Festival

First-ever World Ocean Festival

Question: Which country will organize the first World Ocean Festival?
(a) Ireland
(b) China
(c) America
(d) Japan
Answer- (c)
Related facts:

  • The first World Ocean Festival, which will run from 5 to 9 June, will be organized in New York, America.
  • Festival will be organized by the Global Brain Foundation.
  • It aims to o raise their voices to reverse the declining health of our oceans.
  • Significantly the function will drew attention towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 14, on conservation and sustainable use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Reference:
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56544#.WP49pYjyvIU

Sulkhan Singh Appointed Uttar Pradeshs New Director General Of Uttar Pradesh

U.P’s New DGP

Question: Who recently took charge as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh?
(a) Vijay Kumar
(b) Aditya Mishra
(c) Daljit Singh Chaudhary
(d) Sulkhan Singh
Ans :(d)
Related facts:-

  • On April 22, 2017, senior IPS officer Sulkhan Singh took charge as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh.
  • On this post, he replaced S. Javeed Ahmed.
  • Sulkhan Singh is the senior IPS officer of the 1980 batch.
  • Earlier, he was working as Director General of Police (Training).
  • Apart from this, senior IPS officer Aditya Mishra was appointed Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Law and Order.
  • On this post, he will replace Daljit Singh Chaudhary.
  • Daljit Singh Chaudhary was given additional charge of the Additional Director General (Economic Crime Branch) along with logistics.

Related Links:-
https://uppolice.gov.in/site/writereaddata/UploadedPressRelease/pdf/PRP_201704222042189893.pdf
https://khabar.ndtv.com/news/uttar-pradesh/sulkhan-singh-appointed-uttar-pradeshs-new-director-general-of-police-1684438

World Book and Copyright Day 2017

World Book and Copyright Day-2017

Question: on April 23rd, 2017, ‘World Book and Copyright Day’ was celebrated all over the world. Which of the following cities has been chosen this year as the ‘World’s Book Capital’?
(a) Inchiool
(b) Mumbai
(c) Conakry
(d) Shanghai
Answer- (c)
Related facts:

  • On April 23rd, 2017, World Book and Copyright Day was celebrated across the world.
  • World Book and Copyright Day is an opportunity to highlight the power of books to promote our vision of knowledge societies.
  • This year, the African country of Guinea, Conakry has been chosen as World Book Capital.
  • UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day in its General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone.
  • April 23 is a symbolic date in the world literature.
  • On April 23rd, 1616, litterateur and author William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garci Lasso de la Vega were passed away.

Reference:
http://www.un.org/en/events/bookday/
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/wbcd

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