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National Boxing Academy inaugurated in Rohtak

National Boxing Academy inaugurated in Haryana

Question: Recently Union minister of state for youth affairs and sports Vijay Goel on inaugurated the National Boxing Academy (NBA) in which of the following district of Haryana?
(a) Bhiwani
(b) Hisar
(c) Rohtak
(d) Gurugram
Ans. (c)
Related facts:

  • On 16 January 2017 Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurated the National Boxing Academy in Rohtak, Haryana.
  • It is set up under the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
  • This boxing academy would prove to be a good platform for Indian boxers.
  • Facilities like books, badminton court, volleyball court, chess and internet would also be made available at the academy.

Reference:
http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/sports-minister-vijay-goel-inaugurates-boxing-academy-in-haryana-4477325/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/national-boxing-academy-inaugurated-in-rohtak/articleshow/56612715.cms

Over 1600 workers sacked in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Question: Recently Bangladesh garment manufacturers have sacked over 1600 workers for participating in “illegal” protests in which of the following city?
(a) Mirpur
(b) Chittagong
(c) Ashulia
(d) None of the above
Ans: (c)
Related facts:

  • On 26 December 2016; Bangladesh garment manufacturers have sacked over 1600 workers for participating in “illegal” protests.
  • The workers were demanding three-fold pay hike that resulted in week-long shutdown at nearly 85 factories, supplying ready-made apparels to top Western brands.
  • Over 85 apparel units in Dhaka’s suburb Ashulia, the hub of Bangladesh’s nearly 4,500 garment factories.
  • These were closed earlier this month after labourers demanded to increase their minimum wage from Tk 5,300 (USD 67) to Tk 16,000 (USD 201), prompting fears of supply shortage during the festive season.
  • The garment factories used to supply clothings to brands like Zara, H & M, Benetton, and Gap.

Reference:
http://indianexpress.com/article/world/over-1600-workers-sacked-in-bangladesh-following-labour-unrest-4447373/
http://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2017/01/05/money-valued-life/
http://www.thedailystar.net/city/labour-rights-bodies-seek-stop-hr-violations-ashulia-1340074

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