3rd India International Science Festival

India International Science Festival 2017

Question: At which of the following places third India International Science Festival, 2017 is being organized?
(a) New Delhi
(b) Ahmedabad
(c) Chennai
(d) Kolkata
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • During 13-16 October, 2017, the 3rd edition of IISF 2017 was organized at Chennai.
  • The festival was inaugurated jointly by the ministers of science and technology from Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Portugal.
  • The theme of the festival was ‘science for the common man’.
  • An important event of the IISF-2017 is the Science Village program which is linked with the Pradhan Manthri Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to reach out to the rural masses and propagate science to the extent of seeking scientific solutions to the diverse challenges facing our society, particularly rural India.
  • Each Member of Parliament nominated 5 students from class 9th – 11th and 1 teacher to attend the festival from their adopted village.
  • Other expo, conferences, workshops, programs etc. were being organized on different dates under this festival.

Reference:
https://scienceindiafest.org/
https://scienceindiafest.org/downloads/Final-program-guide-book.pdf
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171231

India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise Mitra Shakti-2017 from October 13-25

MITRA SHAKTI-2017

Question: On October 13, 2017, where did the fifth India-Sri Lanka joint exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 started?
(a) Abbepura
(b) Pune
(c) Visakhapatnam
(d) Waller
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On October 13th, 2017, the fifth India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 started Aundh Military Station, Pune.
  • It will be organized from 13 to 25 October 2017.
  • In this joint military exercise, the Indian Army is being represented by the ‘Rajputana Rifles Regiment’ and Sri Lanka Army represented by ‘Singha Regiment’.
  • The exercise is based on Counter Terrorist Operations and an Infantry company from both the countries is participating in the same.
  • Last year, this practice was organized in the Singha Regimental Center, Ambeepusa, Sri Lanka.
  • It is being organized every year since 2012.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171691
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/to-counter-china-india-sri-lanka-joint-military-exercise-in-pune-from-oct-13-4884495/
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/mitra-shakti-indo-lanka-military-exercise-in-pune-from-friday/1/1066806.html

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Edited

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) week

Question: How long is the Bachao Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) week organized by the Central Women and Child Development Ministry?
(a) From 10 to 15 October, 2017
(b) From 9 to 14 October, 2017
(c) From11 to 16 October, 2017
(d) From 8 to 13 October, 2017
Answer- (b)
Related Facts:

  • Between 9-14 October, 2017, ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) week is being celebrated throughout the country.
    This week is being organized as the symbol of International Girl’s Day on October 11, 2017.
    The theme of the program will be Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week- The Daughters of New India..
  • It is notable that the Central Women and Child Development Ministry is celebrating this week to popularize national and mainstream communication and BBBP among the people in favor of girls and women.
  • It is notable that, the BBBP scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22, 2015 in Panipat, Haryana.
  • Its aim is to focus on the issue of decreasing childhood ratio (CSR) and limited rights of women during the life cycle.
  • This scheme is being implemented in 161 districts of the country and has completed 2.5 years.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=67602
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=67530
http://www.wcd.nic.in/sites/default/files/Annexure%202-Activity%20Calender.pdf
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ludhiana/beti-bachao-beti-padhao-awareness-week-begins/479500.html

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