1. “100 Million for 100 Million” campaign for child rights has been launched by whom?
[D]Raj Nath Singh Ans: Pranab Mukherjee
President Pranab Mukherjee has launched a “100 Million for 100 Million” campaign organized by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The campaign is a global initiative that seeks to support 100 million youth to be the voice of the 100 million children and youth across the world who have been denied basic rights and freedom. The campaign is with the objective to mobilise 100 million youth and children for the upliftment of 100 million underprivileged children across the world.
1. The world’s largest seating capacity cricket stadium will come up in which state of India ?
[D]Tamil Nadu Ans: Gujarat
The Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad, popularly known as Motera Stadium, is set to become the world’s largest seating capacity cricket stadium. The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has handed the stadium’s renovation project to Larsen and Turbo (L&T). Presently, the stadium can house 54,000 people, but with the new plans, it is projected to seat about 1,10,000 people. This will almost double its seating capacity and will surpass the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which has a capacity of 1,00,024 people.
1. The Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated on which day in India?
[D]December 9 Ans: December 7
The Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated annually in India on December 7 to honour the sacrifices of brave soldiers, airmen and sailors of India. The day is dedicated towards collection of funds from people for the welfare of the Armed Forces personnel.
It’s described as the 8th wonder of the world. It was a gift given to Peter the Great of Russian from Prussia as a symbol of peace in 1716. It consisted of 6 tons of amber plates – a value of $150 million in today’s currency.