1. President Draupadi Murmu presented Prime Minister’s National Child Awards to 11 children
President Draupadi Murmu presented the Prime Minister’s National Child Awards at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi . Eleven children were given these awards for their exceptional achievements in the fields of art, culture, courage, innovation, social service and sports . The President presented a medal, a certificate and one lakh rupees to the award winners.Provided cash. On this occasion, President Draupadi Murmu said that this award is a recognition of their contribution and dedication. The President said that the exceptional work of these children at such a young age is highly commendable. He said that the wonderful work of these children would inspire others. The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is given to children in the age group of 5 to 18 years for their excellence in six categories – art and culture, bravery, innovation, scholastic, social service and sports. This year, the awards were presented in the categories of art and culture, bravery, innovation, social service and sports.
2. PM names 21 islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s 126th birth anniversary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi named 21 major islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees . In this connection, he participated in the function organized in Port Blair through virtual medium. PM Modi also unveiled the model of the National Memorial dedicated to Netaji to be built on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island . Keeping in view the historical importance of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and to honor the memory of Netaji, the Ross Islands were renamed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island by the Prime Minister during his visit to the island in 2018 .Neil Dweep and Havelock Island were also renamed as Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep . Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Admiral D.K. Joshi and Defense Chief General Anil Chauhan also attended the event.
3. Odisha State Disaster Management Authority and Lunglei Fire Station, Mizoram have been selected in the Institutional Category for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar-2023
Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) and Lunglei Fire Station (LFS), Mizoram , both in the Institutional category, have been awarded the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar -2023 for excellence in disaster management for the year 2023.has been selected for. Government of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has instituted an annual award named Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar to recognize and honor the invaluable contribution and selfless service rendered by individuals and organizations in India in the field of disaster management Is. The award is announced every year on January 23, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. In this award, Rs 51 lakh in cash and a certificate is given to the selected institution and Rs 5 lakh in cash and a certificate in individual case.
4. Himachal Pradesh aims to become first ‘Green Energy State’ by 2025
Himachal Pradesh (HP) Chief Minister (CM) Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu announced that Himachal Pradesh aims to be the “ First Green Energy State ” by the end of 2025.Have to be. This will be achieved by harnessing hydroelectricity, hydrogen and solar power and switching to green products that drive a premium and profit in exports. The CM urged all concerned departments including Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited, (HPSEBL), Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA), Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) and Energy Department to initiate action in this direction, wherever necessary. Also directed to make policy changes. He also recommended opening all Solar Power Projects (SPPs) up to 5 MW capacity for allocation. The government is ready to invest in solar plants and will set up 500 MW solar projects during the year 2023-24. Out of this, 200 MW will be set up by HPPCL. The CM said that solar projects up to 150 MW capacity would be set up by HIMURJA through private participation. The capacity of the projects will range from 250 KW to 1 MW.
5. Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur launched ULPIN in Ladakh
Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur launched the Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) in the Union Territory of Ladakh . The 14 digit ULPIN will help in digitization of land records and also reach a conclusive land title. Described ULPIN as a “game changer” and the next step in ‘SVAMITVA’ for digitization and computerization of land revenue records. RK Mathur informed about 100 per cent coverage of land revenue records in Ladakh and the importance of completing the exercise at the earliest.
6. Tata Boeing Aerospace delivers first fuselage for Indian Army’s Boeing AH-64 Apache combat helicopter
Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL) , a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and American aircraft manufacturer, The Boeing Company , delivered the first fuselages for the Indian Army’s contract for six AH-64E Apache combat helicopters . The fuselage, which is the primary part of an aircraft, was officially handed over to Director General of Army Aviation and Colonel Commandant Lt Gen Ajay Kumar Suri. The fuselage is sent to Arizona in the United States of America (USA) for final assembly by TBAL. The first Apache is scheduled to be delivered to the Indian Army in February 2024. Fuselage to state -of-the-art TBAL facility at Hyderabad, Telanganawas made in The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American twin turboshaft engine four-blade attack helicopter. This helicopter can fly in the night with the help of sensors attached to it. Its first flight took place on 30 September 1975. It is the most widely used attack helicopter in the world.
7. India extends $40 million facility for sports infrastructure in Maldives
Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said India has extended a $40 million concessional line of credit for the development of sports infrastructure in the Maldives. The facility has been provided as part of India’s effort to bring Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s flagship initiatives like “Fit India” and “Khelo India” under the ambit of its “neighbourhood first” policy. External Affairs Minister Jaishankar inaugurated a community project at Shaviani Fokaidhu. He was accompanied by Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid. Jaishankar was on a visit to the Maldives to further expand bilateral ties with India’s key maritime neighbour.
8. Wayanad becomes the first district in the country to provide basic documents to all tribals
Kerala ‘s Wayanad is the first district in the country to provide basic documents and facilities like Aadhaar card, ration card, birth/death certificate, election ID card, bank accounts and health insurance to all tribalshas been made. Apart from basic documents, other services like income certificate, ownership certificate, age certificate and application for new pension are also provided in the camps. Wayanad district administration has made a commendable achievement by providing 1,42,563 services to 64,670 tribal beneficiaries as part of the Akshaya Big Campaign for Document Digitization (ABCD) campaign. This includes distribution of ration cards to 15,796 families, Aadhaar cards to 31,252 through the ABCD campaign. cards, birth certificates to 11,300, voter ID cards to 22,488 and digital locker facilities to 22,888 individuals. The drive was launched in November 2021 at Thondarandu Gram Panchayat. The objective of the campaign is to ensure basic documents for all citizens belonging to Scheduled Tribe communities and these documents are digitized and saved in DigiLocker accounts opened for them.
9. Book “India’s Knowledge Supremacy: The New Dawn” authored by Dr. Ashwin Fernandes released
A new book “ India’s Knowledge Supremacy: The New Dawn ” authored by International Indian Diaspora Dr. Ashwin Fernandes was launched. The book was launched globally at an event at the Dr. Ambedkar International Center by India’s Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan . The book is authored by International Indian Diaspora, Dr Ashwin Fernandes, who heads QS Rankings in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Dr. Ashwin says that this book reflects the changes in higher education that India has faced since ancient times.
10. American India Foundation inaugurates first STEM Innovation and Learning Center in Chennai
The American India Foundation (AIF) inaugurated India’s first STEM Innovation and Learning Center (SILC) in the presence of Tamil Nadu ‘s School Education Minister, Thiru Ambil Mahesh Poyyamozhi . Inauguration of STEM Innovation and Learning Center at Government Higher Secondary School, MMDA Colony, Chennai under Vanavil Mandram SchemeDone in AIF’s award-winning flagship education program- Digital Equalizer has designed the center as a one-stop solution for STEM among students and faculty. The center provides students with a transdisciplinary exposure to robotics, AI, space technology and STEM through STEM incubation workstations. Learning approach. It aims to nurture their curiosity in advanced STEM courses, help them develop their innovative ideas into prototypes and provide them a platform to participate in state, national or international level competitions To do.
11. Punjab National Bank launches credit card against fixed deposit
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has started issuing credit cards to customers who do not meet the eligibility criteria for regular credit cards. For this, it is necessary to have a Fixed Deposit (FD) in the bus bank . The credit card issued by PNB against FD will come in the form of RuPay or VISA card, which offers up to 80% credit limit. With the launch of this card, PNB has also become the first public sector bank to launch a credit card against FD digitally.
12. Jio strongest brand in India, ranked 9th globally
According to the latest ‘ Global 500-2023 ‘ report published by Brand Finance , Jio is India’s strongest brand and is ranked ninth among the world’s 25 strongest brands . Before Jio, there are brands like EY, Coca-Cola, Accenture, Porsche and Google. Jio has a score of 90.2 in the Strong Brand Index. This index is prepared on the basis of certain parameters such as marketing spend, awareness, consideration, trust and market share. Brand Finance is headquartered in London. Brand Finance defines a ‘Brand Strength Index’ as essentially a modified balanced scorecard split between the three key pillars of the ‘Brand Value Chain’. Its three key pillars are brand input, brand equity and brand performance.
13. Nick Walker becomes the new head of Vedanta Cairn Oil and Gas
Cairn Oil & Gas , a Vedanta group company , announced the appointment of Nick Walker as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This appointment has become effective from January 5. Prior to this, Walker was President and CEO of Lundin Energy, one of Europe’s leading independent E&P companies.
14. LIC introduces Jeevan Azad Limited Premium Payment Plan
Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has launched Jeevan Azad (Plan No. 868) policy . This is a new savings cum life insurance plan . Life Insurance Corporation of India is giving the benefit of security and savings to the people under Jeevan Azad. Under this scheme, an insurance cover of up to Rs 5 lakh (Sum Assured) is given. Along with this, many more benefits are also given under LIC Jeevan Azad plan. It gives a guaranteed lump sum amount to the life assured alive on the date of maturity. Under LIC Jeevan Azad plan, a minimum of Rs 2 lakh and a maximum of Rs 5 lakh is given as a benefit. This policy can be taken for 15 to 20 years.
15. NACO forms biggest human red ribbon chain at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
Odisha State AIDS Control Society organized an awareness program on HIV AIDS on 19 January 2023 under the leadership of National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) in coordination with Department of Sports and Youth Services and Hockey India . The event created the ‘ Largest Human Red Ribbon Chain ‘ at the East Gallery of the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha . The event was attended by 4,800 students from various schools, Red Ribbon Club members from colleges, civil society and participants from Mission Shakti Department. Odisha has a low HIV prevalence in the state, with an adult prevalence of 0.14% and an estimated 52,108 people living with HIV (PLHIV), according to government data.
16. IPA and RIS sign agreement to set up Center for Ocean Economy and Connectivity
Recently an agreement was signed between the Indian Ports Association (IPA) and the Research and Information System (RIS) for Developing Countries to set up a center for maritime economy and connectivity . The agreement was signed in the presence of Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal. The proposed project of Transshipment Port at Galathea Bay in Greater Nicobar in Andaman and Nicobar Islands will be beneficial for BIMSTEC nations. Thus the Prime Minister’s Dati Shakti initiative will go beyond the shores of India where ports of neighboring countries can also benefit.
17. ESAF Bank wins Inclusive Finance India Awards 2022
ESAF Small Finance Bank has won the prestigious Inclusive Finance India Award 2022 for its contribution in furthering the goal of financial inclusion and supporting inclusive growth . The award is in recognition of ESAF’s unique spectrum of financial inclusion projects ESAF Dhanashree, ESAF Udyog Jyoti, LSEDP (Local Sustainable Economic Development Project), ESAF Balajyoti, ESAF Vyjyoti and ESAF Garshom.
18. Committee constituted to investigate allegations against WFI chief
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has constituted a seven-member committee to probe allegations of sexual harassment against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh . The IOA said the members of the committee include Mary Kom, Dola Banerjee, Alaknanda Ashok, Yogeshwar Dutt, Sahdev Yadav along with two lawyers . Olympian and former world champion boxer Mary Kom has been made the chairman of this committee.
19. FIH partners with JSP Foundation for hockey development and Men’s World Cup
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) , originally Fédération Internationale de Hockey , has signed a partnership with JSP Foundation , the execution arm of Jindal Steel and Power (JSP) , for its development programmes . FIH will work closely with JSP Foundation on some of its key hockey development initiatives. As a part of this partnership with FIH, JSP Foundation will become the Global Partner of the ongoing FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela. Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 is the 15th edition played from 13 to 29 January 2023 in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, Odisha.
20. Laxman Rawat won the National Sports Club of India Snooker Open Crown 2023
PSPB ‘s Laxman Rawat beat fellow PSPB challenger Aditya Mehta 9-6 in the best-of-17-frames final . PSPB’s Laxman Rawat ‘Boulkline’ emerged victorious in the NSCI All India Snooker Open. Earlier, Laxman Rawat had finished runner-up in the last edition of All India Snooker Open, losing to Sourav Kothari in the final. This win is Laxman Rawat’s first major title after 2 to 3 years.
21. Bravery Day: 23 January
In India, 23 January is celebrated as Parakram Diwas . This day is also the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose , on whose occasion Parakram Diwas is celebrated. In the year 2021, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi decided to celebrate Parakram Diwas on 23 January. Since then, Bravery Day is being celebrated every year. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born in the year 1897 in a Bengali family in Cuttack, Odisha . His father’s name was Jankinath Bose and mother’s name was Prabhavati. His father was a famous lawyer of Cuttack. Netaji was very brilliant in reading and writing since childhood. Netaji passed the Imperial Civil Service (now IAS) examination. However, in the spirit of serving the country, he left the job and jumped into the freedom struggle.
22. Padma Shri awardee Prabhaben Shobhagchand Shah passed away at the age of 92
Padma Shri awardee Prabhaben Shobhagchand Shah passed away at the age of 92. Prabhaben Shobhagchand Shah was a social worker from the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu . Prabhaben Shobhagchand Shah was also known as “Divya of Daman”. She organized canteens for the poor and coordinated the “Vatta Bank” of the All India Mahila Parishad to help Gujarat flood victims. In 2022 , Prabhaben Shobhagchand Shah received the Padma Shri , India’s fourth highest civilian award for social work in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu