सामयिक विषय: Short Notes

Nand Bahadur Pun

Question: Recently, Nand Bahadur Pun re-sworn in as Vice President of which of the following countries?
(a) Bangladesh
(b) Nepal
(c) Myanmar
(d) Sri Lanka
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • On 19th March, 2018, Nand Bahadur re-sworn in as Vice-President of Nepal
  • At this post it is his second term.
  • President of Nepal Vidya Devi Bhandari administered his oath of office and secrecy.
  • Earlier, first he was elected as Vice President of Nepal in October 2015.


Microprocessor Controlled Indian locomotives

Question: Recently, Indian Railway has assigned eighteen 1350 HP AC/DC main line diesel locomotives to which one of the given railway?
(a) Bhutan Railway
(b) Sri Lanka Railway
(c) Myanma Railway
(d) Maldivian Railway
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On March 19th, 2018, Indian Railways hands over 18 microprocessor controlled Indian locomotives to Myanma Railways.
  • This supply is as per vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi; that Indian Railways is playing a pivotal role in developing cordial relations with the neighboring countries.
  • India and Myanmar have been long enjoying cooperation in the Railway sector over the last two decades.
  • These locomotives have been supplied by RITES and manufactured by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, India.
  • These 18 locomotives are fitted with micro-processor control based system.
  • 1350 HP AC/DC main line diesel locomotives is with maximum speed of 100 KM PH.
  • They are extremely fuel efficient are eqquipped with the latest features.
  • Most of these supplies in the railway sector have been carried out under Indian Line of Credit.
  • As per the agreement schedule, all locomotives were to be delivered by September, 2018.
  • They have been delivered six months ahead of the schedule.
  • RITES, a Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways are the export arm of the railways undertaking various projects worldwide.
  • RITES has engaged in the supply of Railway rolling stock (locomotives, coaches, wagons, permanent way maintenance vehicles), maintenance of railway infrastructure, technical studies, training of Myanmar Railway officials.
  • A team of experts from Diesel Modernization Works, Patiala would visit Myanmar soon.


First Indian MD of the Sony India

Question: Who amongst the following was chosen the first Indian Managing Director of Sony India?
(a) Sunil Mehta
(b) Sunil Nayyar
(c) Deepak Kumar
(d) Ajay Arora
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts: 

  • On March 19th, 2018 Sunil Nayyar has been appointed as first Indian Managing Director of Sony India.
  • His tenure will begin on April 1st, 2018.
  • At this post, he will replace Kenichiro Hibi.


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