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Explanation: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday appointed Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar as the UNICEF and Cricket For Good Ambassador for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, scheduled to start from June 24. “Women for sport and sport for women goes hand in hand… I’m here to extend all my support and above all, enjoy that competitiveness,” said Sachin.
2). Who is India’s Ambassador to Egypt, who recently attended cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ ?
Explanation: In Egypt, the mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ got off to a colourful start at the foot of the Pyramids in Cairo with a Crafts Mela, showcasing joint handicraft exhibition of India and Egypt. India’s Ambassador to Egypt, Sanjay Bhattacharyya said the event is a special moment as this year India celebrate 70 years of independence and also 70 years of its diplomatic relations with Egypt. He said the ties that bind the Nile and the Ganga, the Pyramids and Taj Mahal find expression in the affection shared between the two peoples and nurtures their vibrant partnership.
3). Which state government has announanced Rs. 10 crore fund for women entrepreneurs in the state?
Explanation: On the occasion of International Women’s Day on Wednesday, Karnataka’s IT Minister Priyank Kharge announced a Rs. 10 crore fund for women entrepreneurs in the state. The fund will provide women-led technology startups with up to Rs.50 lakh each. The minister said that besides funding, the government will also provide legal and mentoring assistance to the startups.
4). Where does the ‘Dalal Street Lit Fest 2017’ held which is organised by BSE Institute?
Explanation: BSE Institute will organise a two-day ‘Dalal Street Lit Fest 2017’ at its premises in Mumbai from tomorrow. In a-one-of-its-kind art celebration; multiple workshops on varied art forms, poetry recitals, storytelling and contemporary discussions would be organised during the fest. BSE Institute MD and CEO Ambarish Datta said that the institute has envisaged an opportunity to go beyond the boundaries of a literature festival by blending art and finance.
5). The name of the former Puducherry Minister who recently passed away?
Explanation: Former Puducherry Minister M Chandrakasu passed away in a private hospital in Chennai on wednesday evening after prolonged illeness. He was 65. Chandrakasu represented Nedungad constituency in the outlying enclave of Karaikal for six terms. He was Agriculture Minister in the Rangasamy Government. Nedungad returned his daughter Chandrapriyanga in the last Territorial Assembly election.
6). Where does the North-East Business Summit (NEBS) held recently?
Explanation: A two-day North-East Business Summit (NEBS) begins in New Delhi today. The summit aims to display the strengths, potentials and initiatives of the North-East, promote investment the region and also have focused deliberations on strategic areas like healthcare, connectivity, agriculture, food processing and energy. The Summit will also showcase the untapped business potential of North-East to investors worldwide. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh, will address the conclave tomorrow.
7). Which ID card has been made mandatory for availing crop insurance policies from April 1?
Explanation: The Centre has made Aadhaar mandatory for availing crop insurance policies from April 1. Till the time Aadhaar is assigned to an individual, crop insurance can be availed by furnishing documents such as Aadhaar enrolment slip and voter ID, among others. This comes after the Centre recently went back on its move to make Aadhaar mandatory for mid-day meals.
8). Who has been awarded with Polly Umrigar award for the best international cricketer by BCCI?
Explanation: Indian skipper Virat Kohli and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin were awarded at the annual BCCI awards ceremony in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Kohli, for the third time in his career, received the Polly Umrigar award for the best international cricketer, while Ravichandran Ashwin was given the Dilip Sardesai award. For the first time, women cricketers were honoured for their performances.
9). Which country citizens were allowed to visit countries of the European Union without a visa starting from 28th march?
Explanation: The Georgian nationals will be allowed to visit countries of the European Union for a period of up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa starting from 28th of this month. The Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement yesterday.
10). Who has been appointed as the new US Ambassador to Russia?
Explanation: In US, former Utah Republican Governor Jon Huntsman has accepted President Donald Trump’s offer to be Ambassador to Russia. The job requires Senate confirmation. Huntsman had served as Ambassador to China under former President Barack Obama.
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