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Uttara Contemporary Art Museum

Question: At which of the following places Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat, unveiled the Uttara Contemporary Art Museum?
(a) Mussoorie
(b) Dehradun
(c) Nainital
(d) Haridwar
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On October 4, 2017 Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat unveiled Uttara Contemporary Art Museum in the Hematati Nandan Bahuguna Complex, Dehradun.
  • The establishment of this museum will get a platform to display the creations of old established artists with ease, along with new artists of the state.
  • This museum has been built in the guidance and guidance of well-known painter and Shilpi Surendra Pal Joshi, by Mussoorie-Dehradun Development Authority.
  • This museum will be operated by the Culture Department.
  • Museum is expanded in the area of 408 square meters.
  • This museum is the first museum based on the disaster in the country.
  • This museum has been presented and preserved the events of the year 2013 disaster, in the form of art.


Shri Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Saudi Aramco India Office

Saudi Aramco India Office

Question: Saudi Aramco’s ARAMCO ASIA INDIA office is located at–
(a) Bangalore
(b) Ahmedabad
(c) Gurugram
(d) Noida
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On October 8th, 2017, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Saudi Aramco’s ARAMCO ASIA INDIA office in Gurugram jointly with Mr Amin H Al-Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco.
  • The office is located at Two Horizon Tower, Gurugram.
  • Saudi Aramco through its subsidiary ARAMCO Asia India (AAI) established its formal business presence in India in 2016.
  • AAI would now formally engage in crude oil and LPG marketing, engineering & technical services, and other business development activities.
  • Saudi Aramco’s Office in India will help in strengthening the existing buyer – supplier relationship between the two sides to a strategic partnership in the hydrocarbon sector.
  • ARAMCO India is planning to expand its operation by introducing hydrocarbon sector services functions, including engineering services, IT operations & security and also R&D centre in near future.
  • Saudi Aramco intends to partner with Indian companies and set up integrated business ventures in the hydrocarbon value chain in India including to boost “Make in India” activities.
  • Saudi Arabia is the second largest supplier of crude to India after Iraq and it accounts for about 19% of our crude oil imports and also 29% of LPG imports respectively.
  • During 2016-17, India imported about 39.5 MMT of crude from Saudi Arabia.


Reserve Bank of India opens branch in Dehradun

RBI’s new branch at Dehradun

Question: Recently, Uttarkhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the facility service of all government banking activities of the state through the RBI’s Dehradun branch. Earlier, the state government had to do financial transactions through which of the following branches of the RB?
(a) Lucknow
(b) Kanpur
(c) Patna
(d) Bhopal
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On October 3, 2017, Uttarkhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the RBI’s new branch at Dehradun to make transactions of the state government more convenient.
  • Now all banking facilities will be executed from this branch of the state government.
  • It is important that before that all financial transactions of Uttarkhand state government were executed from the Kanpur branch of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • This will facilitate the banking and financial work of the state government, and also will accelerate economic progress.
  • On this occasion, the Chief Minister also released the ‘Information Book’ of the Reserve Bank of India for providing information about the Uttarkhand Government Business.


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