DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH FEB 2017
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1. 2017 NATIONAL WOMEN’S PARLIAMENT HELD IN ANDHRA PRADESH
i. National Women’s Parliament was organized by the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in association with MAEER’s MIT School of Governance at Pavithra Sangamam in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh and aims to empower women.
ii. The 3 day conclave was based on the theme: ‘Empowering Women — Strengthening Democracy’.
iii. The conclave was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi via video conference in the presence of AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu and Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.
iv. The goal of the conclave is to provide a platform to enable and encourage social, political and economic empowerment of women in all strata of the society.
v. The NWP is set to come out with the Amaravati Declaration on women empowerment at the end of the 3-day deliberations.
2. 2ND EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL SPICE CONFERENCE BEGINS AT THIRUVANANTAPURAM
i. The 2nd edition of the International Spice Conference started at Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala.
ii .The 3 days conference has been hosted by All India Spices Exporters Forum in association with the Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry and inaugurated by the Nestle India Limited Chairman and MD director Suresh Narayanan.
iii. The theme of the conference is “21st Century Spic Industry-Disrupt or be Disrupted”
iv. The main objective of the event is to deliberate on effective strategies and innovative technologies to improve the livelihood of spice farmers, food safety concern, address spice industry challenges, foster sustainable growth and demand supply disparity.
v. Over 800 delegates, including 250 delegates from foreign countries will take part in the conference.
vi. All India Spices Exporters Forum has set a target to achieve the spice export to about 5 billion by 2021, from the current export of Rs 2.5-billion.
3. INDIA DECIDES TO HOST COUNTER-RADICALISATION CONFERENCE WITH ASEAN
i. India has decided to conduct Conference with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to share experiences and ideas from the member countries on IIT Kharagpur preventing, radicalization and promoting deradicalisation.
ii. The event will deal with the growing IS threat and make effort to counter radicalization and misuse of religion by groups and countries for inciting hatred and terrorism.
iii. With this conference, India plan’s to share experience and benefit from that of ASEAN countries.
4. GOVERNMENT APPROVES SETTING RS. 6,831 CR ELECTRONICS DEVELOPMENT FUND
i. The centre approved setting up the Electronic Development Fund with a total corpus of Rs. 6,831 cr to support entrepreneurship and innovation in electronics and IT.
ii. The Minister of Law and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad approved a seed capital of Rs 681 cr on the basis of which more venture capital will be raised.
iii. The EDF will help to contribute to various other funds under it for those who invest the money in companies for creation of intellectual property rights in the field of electronics and IT.
5. NARINDER CHAUHAN APPOINTED AS AMBASSADOR OF INDIA TO THE REPUBLIC OF PHILIPPINES
i. Former IFS officer Narinder Chauhan has been appointed as the next Ambassador of lndia to the Republic of the Philippines.
ii. Currently Narinder is working as the Ambassador of lndia to the Republic of Serbia.
6. US AND JAPAN SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTS TEST FLIGHT OF NEW BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENCE SYSTEM
i. The United States and Japan successfully conducted a flight test of a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, off coast Hawaii.
ii. The next-generation SM-3 Block IIA Interceptor has been jointly developed by the U.S. defense firm Raytheon and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to destroy an incoming ballistic missile target and is launched from US warship.
iii. The 2 nations have been working together since 2006 and America has so far spent about $2.2 billion on the system and Japan about $1 billion.
iv .The SM-3 Block IIA interceptor is designed to destroy short-to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats and can be deployed at land-based Aegis Ashore sites and Aegis-equipped warships.
v. This was the 3rd flight test and the 1st intercept test of a SM-3 Block IIA, the most advanced version of the SM-3 “hit-to-kill” interceptor.
7. INDIA BEAT PAKISTAN TO WIN T20 WORLD CUP FOR BLIND
i. India defeated Pakistan to clinch the T20 World Cup for Blind tournament at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
ii. Pakistan was defeated by India by 9 wickets.
iii. India’s opening batsman Prakash Jayaramaiah was named as the Man of the Match.
iv. This was the 2nd edition of the tournament. The 1st edition was played in 2012 in which India beat Pakistan by 29 runs.
8. NBA & TAKE TWO TO LAUNCH NBA 2K E-LEAGUE
i. The National Basketball Association is creating a brand new e-sports league called NBA 2K E-League in partnership with Take-2 Interactive Software Inc., the developers of the popular NBA 2K video games. This is the 1st time that a professional sports organization will operate an e-sports league.
ii. The main objective of NBA behind launching such e-league is to attract a new demographic of viewers.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. IN WHICH STATE WAS THE FIRST EDITION OF THE THREE DAYS NATIONAL WOMEN’S PARLIAMENT HELD?
a) Andhra Pradesh
Q2. WHAT IS THE THEME OF THE 2017 NATIONAL WOMEN’S PARLIAMENT?
a) Strengthening Women for Stronger India
b) Women Empowerment for Global Benefit
c) Empowering Women — Strengthening Democracy
d) Come Together for Women Empowerment
Q3. IN WHICH CITY OF KERALA WAS THE 2ND EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL SPICE CONFERENCE HELD?
Q4. WITH WHICH OF THE GIVEN ORGANIZATION, INDIA HAS PLANNED TO HOST A CONFERENCE ON COUNTER radicalization?
Q5. WHAT IS THE TOTAL CORPUS OF THE ELECTRONIC DEVELOPMENT FUND APPROVED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION IN ELECTRONICS AND IT?
a) Rs. 7,120 crore
b) Rs. 5,390 crore
c) Rs. 4,851 crore
d) Rs. 6,831 crore
1 - A 2 - C 3 - D 4 - B 5 - D