Successful testing of Agni-II

Question: Consider the following statements about the Agni-II Missile-
1. On February 20th, 2018, Nuclear-capable Ballistic Missile Agni II was successfully tested from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) of Odisha.
2. This is a surface-to-surface missile, with range capacity of 700 km.
3. Solid propellant has been used in both phases of this missile.
The correct statement from these statements is

(a) only
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 2
Answer- (b)
Related Facts:

  • In February 20th, 2018, the nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni II was successfully tested from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) of Odisha.
  • The indigenously built missile was launched from the Integrated Test Range from Campus-4.
  • The successful launch of the Agni II missile was carried out under the technical supervisor of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) scientists by ‘Tactical Command’ (SFC) of the Indian Army.
  • This is a surface-to-surface missile.
  • Its range capacity (range) is More than 2000 km.
  • Solid propellant fuel has been used in both phases of this missile.
  • Its length is 20 meters and weight is 17 tons.
  • This missile is capable to carry a Warhead of 1000kg weighing.
  • The fact behind is that on May 4th, 2017 successful test of the Agni II missile was done.

Reference:
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-test-fires-medium-range-nuclear-capable-agni-ii-missile-5071005/
https://aajtak.intoday.in/story/india-test-fires-agni-ii-ballistic-missile-in-odisha-1-927238.html

World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice

Question: When ‘World Day of Social Justice’ is celebrated?
(a) January 19
(b) February 22
(c) February 20
(d) January 30
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On February 20th, 2018, ’World Day of Social Justice’ was celebrated all over the world.
  • The theme of the day for 2018 is “Workers on the Move: The Quest for Social Justice”.
  • It is noteworthy that the United Nations General Assembly announced the celebration of this day in 2007.

Reference:
http://www.un.org/en/events/socialjusticeday/

International Mother Language Day

Question: ‘International Mother Language Day ‘is celebrated on which date?
(a) February 23
(b) February 21
(c) February 20
(d) February 19
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • ‘International Mother Language Day’ is celebrated on February 21st, every year.
  • The theme of this day for year 2018 is ‘Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development’ for continuous development.
  • It is notable that in November, 1999 the announcement was made to celebrate by the General Assembly of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • Thereafter this day is celebrated every year from February 2000 for promoting linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
  • Significantly, on February 21st, 1952, many students in Dhaka got martyrdom in front of police bullets demanding Bangla to become national language.
  • The United Nations decides to celebrate this day every year its memory.

Reference:
http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/
https://en.unesco.org/events/international-mother-language-day-2

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