22nd National Youth Festival 2018

22nd National Youth Day

Question: Where are the ’22th National Youth Festival’ organized in the middle of January 12, 2018?
(a) Bhopal
(b) Raipur
(c) Greater Noida
(d) Gandhinagar
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • From 12th-16th January 2018, the ’22nd National Youth Festival’ was organized in Gautam Buddha University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Greater Noida (UP).
  • This was being organizing first time in the National Capital Region (NCR).
  • The theme of this five-day festival is ‘Siddha from Sankalp’.
  • This is being organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
  • 5000 volunteers from the National Service Scheme and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghatana across the country are participated in this festival with local youth.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the festival on January 12, 2018 through video conferencing.
  • This festival is the largest youth festival of its kind in the country, which was first organized in 1995 in Bhopal (MP).
  • India is that the 21st National Youth Festival was organized in Rohtak, Haryana whose theme was ‘Youth for Digital India’.

Reference:
http://www.ddinews.gov.in/people/national-youth-day-being-celebrated-today
http://newsonair.nic.in/full_news.asp?type=bulletins&id=112

24th Conference of Speakers & Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth

24th Conference of Speakers of the Commonwealth

Question: Recently at which of the following places the 24th Conference of Speaker and Presiding Officers of Commonwealth countries was organized from 8th-13th January 2018?
(a) Nicosia
(b) Seychelles
(c) Dhaka
(d) Ottawa
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • During 8th-13th January 2018, the 24thConference of Speakers & Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) was officially organized at
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is participating in this conference.
  • Apart from this, the Speaker also chaired the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations held in Seychelles.

Reference:  
http://nationalassembly.sc/index.php/2018/01/09/24th-conference-of-speakers-presiding-officers-of-the-commonwealth-officially-open/
http://www.cspoc.org/CSPOC_Conference.asp?WhereTo=Conf
http://speakerloksabha.nic.in/event/EventDetails.asp?EventId=2719

International Dharma-Dhamma Conference

International Dharma-Dhamma Conference

Question: At which of the following places the International Dharma-Dhamma Conference was organized during January 11th-13th 2018?
(a) Kushinagar
(b) Lumbini
(c) Rajgir
(d) Sarnath
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • During 11th-13th January 2018, the fourth International Dharma-Dhamma Conference was organized in Rajgir (Bihar).
  • Main Theme- ‘State and Social Order in Religion Dhamma Traditions’.
  • The conference was organized by Nalanda University with the support of the Center of Religion and Social Studies, India Foundation and the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The conference was inaugurated by President Ramnath Kovind.
    The objective of this conference is to provide an opportunity of education to students and policy makers of India and of abroad in such a way that they can exchange ideas.

Reference:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1148428655291751/
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/president-kovind-to-inaugurate-international-dharma-dhamma-conference-at-bihars-rajgir-on-january-11/articleshow/62447745.cms

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