Explanation:The 4th Assam International Agri-Horiculture show has started in Guwahati from January 6 and will continue till January 9, 2017. In it, nearly 600 farmers from Assam will be trained on doubling farmers’ income, more crops per drop and agri-entrepreneurship development. More than 200 organizations from India and 10 foreign countries will take part in the show.
Explanation:Veteran actor Om Puri (66) has recently passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The noted actor was known for his versatility from Bollywood to Hollywood and from independent to art films. He was born in Ambala, Haryana and graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He was also an alumnus of the 1973 class of National School of Drama. He made his film debut in the 1976 Marathi film “Ghashiram Kotwal”. Some of his most notable films include Bhavni Bhavai, Ardh Satya, Dharavi, Aakrosh, Ardh Satya, Agneepath, Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and others. He earned international fame in many British films, such as “My Son the Fanatic”, “East Is East”, “The Parole Officer” and others.
|A.||Suryodaya: Emerging voices from North East India
|B.||Kathasagara: Celebrating Children’s Literature
|C.||Manushi – Books Written on and by Women|
|D.||Vivid Bharat – Diverse India
Explanation:The 25th New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from January 7-15, 2017. The 2017 theme is “Manushi – Books Written on and by Women”, which will exhibit the rich tradition of women writings from ancient times till present. The focus of the Book Fair is on the ‘Culture of Reading’. The book fair is organized by National Book Trust (NBT), India. The highlights of the fair will include 60 years of NBT history in the theme pavilion & children activities in the Children Pavilion including activities to celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary as ‘National Youth Day’ on January 12, 2017. It will also include number of activities such as seminars, panel discussions, storytelling sessions, etc. About 20 countries including China, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan and Iran are participating in the Foreign Pavilion.
Explanation:The 14th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) will be held in Bengaluru , Karnataka from January 7 to 9, 2017 on theme “Redefining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora”. The Indian-origin Portugal Prime Minister, Dr. Antonio Costa will be the chief guest in the PBD convention. The PBD Convention is a very important platform for engagement of the Government of India (GoI) and the state governments with the overseas Indian community. The PBD has been held traditionally on 9th January every year to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi as a Pravasi from South Africa to India.
|A.||United Nations (UN)|
|B.||Asian Development Bank (ADB)
|C.||World Trade Organization (WTO)
|D.||International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Explanation:The United Nations (UN) has declared 2017 as the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world. The International Year aims to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism sector that can contribute effectively to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).