Best of PIB: 10 Feb 2017 for UPSC Exam

Aero India 2017

  • The 11th edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition
  • The highlights of this year’s show are
    • Participation from 270 Indian Companies and 279 foreign companies That is a total of 549 companies
    • The total area of the show has grown from 24,403 sqm to 27,678 sqm this year
    • Number of aircraft participating are 72
    • The gross area has also increased from 2,50,000 sqm to 2,60,000 sqm
    • It is expected that two lakh business visitors will attend the show
    • Seminars by State Governments (Andhra Global CEO’s Conclave
  • About Aero India
    • It’s an biennial event
    • It began in 1996
    • It has become a premium aerospace and aviation exhibition in the international arena and has become one of the most sought after exhibitions in the Asian region in terms of participation from across the globe


Mission XI Million

  • The biggest school sports outreach programme in the country launched in New Delhi
  • The vision is to make football the sport of choice in India
  • The programme will encourage children to play the beautiful game of football, gain healthy habits and learn important life lessons in teamwork and sportsman spirit
  • It aims to instil the passion for football in 11 million children from every part of the country
  • The approach is to work with school principals and sports teachers and encourage and incentivize them to make children play football games on regular basis


Mascot for FIFA Under 17 World Cup India 2017KHELEO


Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs)

  • 3000 PMBJKs are to be launched by March 2017
  • PMBJKs, should be based on 3As – Authenticity, Availability and Affordability



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