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1) Who was appointed the Chairman of the nine-member Committee to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy (NEP) by the HRD Ministry on 26 June 2017? – K. Kasturirangan

Explanation: Eminent scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee K. Kasturirangan was on 26 June 2017 appointed the Chairman of the committee to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy. The committee was constituted by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry.

The Chairperson apart, the committee has eight members. These include the Vice-Chancellor of SNDP University, Mumbai, and educationist Vasudha Kamat; retired bureaucrat K.J. Alphonse; Princeton University Mathematics professor Manjul Bhargava; Baba Saheb Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Mhau, Vice-Chancellor Ram Shankar Kureel who has written on inclusion of the marginal in mainstream education; Vice-Chancelllor of Tribal University, Amarkantak, TV Kattamani; KM Tripathy from Uttar Pradesh; Gauhati University Persian language professor Mahzar Asif, and CABE member M.K. Shridhar.

– The National Policy on Education (NPE) is a policy formulated by the Government of India to promote education amongst India’s people. The policy covers elementary education to colleges in both rural and urban India. The first NPE was promulgated in 1968 by the government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and the second by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1986.

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2) Desh Bandhu Gupta, who passed away on 26 June 2017, was the founder of which Indian pharmaceutical company which is acknowledged as the fourth largest generic drugs maker by market capitalization in the world today? – Lupin Ltd.

Explanation: Desh Bandhu Gupta, founder and chairman of Indian pharma major Lupin Limited, died on 26 June 2017 in Mumbai at the age of 79.

He founded Lupin in 1968 with a capital of just Rs. 5,000, which he borrowed from his wife Manju; the staff comprised a peon-cum-packer and a part-time typist. His vision was to make quality medicines for life-threatening diseases and hence he chose to combat tuberculosis, which killed a large number of people in India.

Over the years he steered Lupin from a domestic pharmaceutical company to the fourth largest generic drugs maker by market capitalization in the world today. The company is today a Rs. 17,119-crore global pharmaceutical major with a presence in over 100 countries.

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3) On 25 June 2017 who became the first-ever Indian to complete the 4,900 km Race Across America (RAAM), considered the toughest cycle race in the world? – Srinivas Gokulnath

Explanation: Eleven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes after setting out from California, Srinivas Gokulnath created history as he became the first Indian to complete the 4,900-km Race Across America (RAAM) in solo category on 25 June 2017. It is considered to be the toughest cycle race in the world.

In a feat that marks the Indian arrival on the endurance cycling scene globally, Dr. Amit Samarth of Nagpur, followed him at the finish line at Annapolis on American east coast. Team Sahyadri Cyclists, from Gokulnath’s hometown of Nashik (Maharashtra), completed the race in the 4-men category in eight days and 10 hrs.

Among the nine men who finished, Gokulnath stood 7th while Samarth was right on his heels at number 8. The race was won by Christoph Strasser.

Unlike a stage race like the famed Tour de France, the clock is constantly ticking at RAAM, and the riders have to pedal over 400 km a day to finish the race in the stipulated 12 days.

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4) 5th Passport Service Day was observed on 24 June 2017. What was an important fact associated with this day? – It was the Golden Jubilee of Passport Act 1967

Explanation: The Passport Act 1967 was implemented on 24 June 1967. Hence on 24 June 2017 the golden jubilee of this act was observed on this day. The occasion was made special with the launch of a special stamp.

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5) Which PoK-based terrorist was declared ‘Global Terrorist’ by the U.S. administration just before the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 26 June 2017? – Syed Salahuddin

Explanation: On 26 June 2017 the State Department of the United States issued a notification, naming Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leader Syed Salahuddin a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT)”.

This development was seen as a major win for India as its stand about Salaluddin being a major anti-India militant was vindicated by the U.S. administration.

A native of Budgam district in central Kashmir, Salaluddin had shifted to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) around 1989 from where he played a key role in fueling militancy in Kashmir for 27 years; training and arming youth before sending them back to the Kashmir valley. He also heads the United Jihad Council, the umbrella body set up in the mid-1990s to oversee terror outfits active in Jammu and Kashmir.

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6) British Prime Minister Theresa May secured majority in the Parliament by striking a deal with which Northern Ireland-based party? – Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

Explanation: Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on 26 June 2017 announced that it would support Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on legislation concerning Britain’s exit from the European Union, securing her a slender majority in parliament.

May struck the deal with the DUP on 26 June to back her administration after she failed to secure an outright victory in the snap election held on 8 June 2017. The Conservatives have 317 seats in the 650-seat parliament after the election and need the support of the DUP’s 10 MPs to be able to govern.

However, the deal with the DUP is expected to prove controversial because of the party’s opposition to gay marriage and abortion and concern that an agreement could upset the fragile balance of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

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7) Delhi’s second airport will be set up at which place after the pertaining proposal was cleared by the Civil Aviation Ministry on 24 June 2017? – Jewar (Greater Noida)

Explanation: The civil aviation ministry on 24 June 2017 cleared a proposal for setting up a green-field airport in Jewar in Greater Noida, which is likely to be operational in the next five to six years.

This airport will serve as the second airport of Delhi and will cater to 30-50 million passengers per year over the next 10-15 years. It will help reduce congestion at the Delhi international airport. The Delhi airport terminals can handle 62 million passengers annually. In 2016-17, it handled 57.7 million passengers.

The plan for building a second airport at Jewar for NCR was first submitted by the then UP chief minister Mayawati in 2002.

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