सामयिक विषय: Short Notes

World BioFuel Day 2017

World BioFuel Day 2017

Question: World BioFuel Day is observed on …
(a) 8th August
(b) 10th August
(c) 6th August
(d) 7th August
Answer-(b)
Related facts:

  • World BioFuel Day was observed on 10thAugust across the world.
  • In 1893, Sir Rudolph Diesel (inventor of the diesel engine) for the first time successfully ran mechanical engine with Peanut Oil on this day.
  • Since then to mark this extraordinary achievement, August 10th is observed as World Bio Fuel Day.
  • The objective of “World Biofuel Day” is to create awareness about non fossil-fuels (Green Fuels).
  • Biofuel is renewable, biodegradable, sustainable and environment friendly.
  • Government of India has declared that “The World BioFuel Day” will be celebrated across 100 districts of the country in various states to create awareness about the bio fuel programme.
  • These awareness campaigns are scheduled to be held between 11th to 14th August 2017
  • It is noteworthy that in continuation to various initiatives in the area of Bioenergy, Government of India celebrated the “Bioenergy Urja Utsav” on 7/8th July 2017 at Pune which was the largest event on Bioenergy in India.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169802
http://www.bio-energy.in/Encyc/2017/8/10/Bio-Fuel-Day-2017.html

Mr. Najam Aziz Sethi elected as Chairman PCB

New elected Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board

Question: Who amongst the following has been chosen as new Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board?
(a) Shahryar Khan
(b) Najam Aziz Sethi
(c) Sharjeel Khan
(d) Khalid Latif
Answer-(b)
Related facts:

  • On August 9, 2017, in a meeting of PCB’s governing Board held at National Cricket Academy, Lahore, Mr. Najam Aziz Sethi was unanimously elected as Chairman PCB.
  • Mr. Sethi succeeds Shahryar Khan.

Reference:
http://www.pcb.com.pk/press-release-detail/mr-najam-aziz-sethi-elected-as-chairman-pcb.html

BJP MP from Ajmer Sanwar Lal Jat passes away

Sanwar Lal Jat

Question: Prof. Sanwar Lal Jat, the Member of Parliament recently passed away. He was MP from which of the following Lok Sabha seats?
(a) Agra
(b) Ajmer
(c) Chhindwara
(d) Udaipur
Answer-(b)
Related facts:

  • On August 9, 2017, Prof. Sanwar Lal Jat, a Member of Parliament passed away in New Delhi. He was of 62 years old.
  • He was elected Member of Parliament from Ajmer (Rajasthan) Lok Sabha Constituency in 2014 elections.
  • He was Minister of State for Water Resources from November 2014 to July 2016 in the Narendra Modi government.
  • He was also elected as member of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Rajasthan legislative Assembly from Bhinay Assembly seat (1990-2008).
  • Apart from these, he had also served as a minister in Rajasthan government in from 1993-1998 and 2003-2008.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169790
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/bjp-mp-from-ajmer-sanwar-lal-jat-passes-away/article19455944.ece
http://wrmin.nic.in/writereaddata/mos-biodata.pdf

Skip to toolbar