1. Tableau of Uttarakhand adjudged the best tableau on the occasion of Republic Day
Uttarakhand ‘s tableau has been adjudged the best among 17 states and union territories participating in the parade on the path of duty in New Delhi on the occasion of Republic Day . It featured the world famous tourist destination Corbett National Park and the famous Choliya dance . The second place was won by the tableau of Maharashtra and the third place was won by the tableau of Uttar Pradesh . Three panels were appointed to assess the performance of the tableaux and marching contingents of the states and union territories. Punjab Regiment Center Contingent Best Marching Contingent Among All Three ServicesAwarded. The Central Reserve Police Force has been selected as the best marching contingent. In the Central Ministries and Departments category, the tableau of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has been adjudged the winner. Gujarat’s tableau has been adjudged the best in the popular choice category, followed by Uttar Pradesh’s second and Maharashtra’s third. The marching contingent of the Indian Air Force has been adjudged the best marching contingent among all the three services.
2. Ministry of Education released All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021
The Ministry of Education has released the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021 . The Ministry has been conducting the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) since 2011, under which all higher education institutions located in the Indian territory, which are providing higher education in the country, have been kept. The surveys collect detailed information on various parameters, such as student enrollment, teacher statistics, infrastructure information, financial information, etc. For the first time in AISHE 2020-21, higher education institutions have used online data collection platform through Web Data Capture Format (DCF), developed by Department of Higher Education in collaboration with National Informatics Center (NIC). The salient features of the survey are as follows:
- Enrollment in higher education increased from 3.85 crore in 2019-20 to 4.14 crore in 2020-21. Since 2014-15, enrollment has continued to register a steady increase of about 72 lakh (21 percent).
- Enrollment of girl students increased from 1.88 crore in 2019-20 to 2.01 crore. Since the year 2014-15, a continuous increase of about 44 lakh (28 percent) is being registered.
- The percentage of enrollment of girl students in total enrollment has increased from 45 per cent in 2014-15 to around 49 per cent in 2020-21. The total number of registered universities/university-like institutions is 1,113, colleges 43,796 and autonomous institutions 11,296.
- During 2020-21, the number of universities has increased by 70, and the number of colleges by 1,453.
- Since 2014-15, there has been an increase of 353 universities (46.4 per cent).
- The Institutes of National Importance have almost doubled from 75 in 2014-15 to 149 in 2020-21.
- Since 2014-15, 191 new higher education institutions have been set up in the North Eastern states.
- Rajasthan (92), Uttar Pradesh (84) and Gujarat (83) have the maximum number of universities.
- The total strength of faculty/teachers is 15,51,070 of which about 57.1 percent are male and 42.9 percent are female.
3. WHO releases report on global trans-fat elimination
The World Health Organization recently released a report on ” Global Trans-Fat Elimination “. WHO initiated trans fat elimination in 2018 . 2023 target to completely eliminate trans fatwas the prescribed year of Trans fats are unsaturated fats. Excess intake of trans fat leads to heart disease and bad cholesterol. Trans fat is found in cooking oils, baked foods, packaged foods, and spreads. Trans fat in these foods is a leading cause of premature death. The 8 billion world population is currently protected from trans fat issues through government policies and other measures. Low-income countries have not yet adopted measures to reduce trans-fat consumption. Trans-fat consumption leads to coronary heart disease deaths in nine countries of the world. They are: Pakistan, Nepal, South Korea, Austria, Ecuador, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Egypt and Iran.
4. President extends tenure of Commission on sub-categorization within OBC by six months
In 2017 , the President of India appointed Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court , Justice G. A commission was formed under Rohini . The main objective of this commission was to examine the OBC sub-categories in the country and prepare a report. The commission was constituted by the President in exercise of his powers under Article 340 . This commission was to submit its report within 12 weeks. The work is still pending and the commission got its 14th extension recently . The tenure of the commission has been extended by six months till July 31, 2023 . Today, OBCs in the country enjoy 27% reservation in education and employment. The need for sub-categorization is because most of the reserved seats are occupied by a few communities.
5. Twenty Point Program (TPP) progress report released
The National Statistical Office, NSO , recently released a progress report on the Twenty Point Program (TPP) . According to this report, only 41 percent of the target set in 2022-23 has been met.found to be. A target was set to build 1,25,000 km of roads. But only 45,945 kms have been completed. Currently, TPP works on more than 50 schemes. TPP plans and reporting are quarterly. NSO says that TPP has performed poorly in all schemes. In 2016, TPP achieved 96% of its target. In 2019, the scheme had met only 13% of its target. The Government of India started TPP (Twenty Point Programme) in 1975. It has been revised twice since its launch, once in 1982 and again in 1986. The main objective of this program is to eradicate poverty and improve the lives of rural people by using 20 points. During the 2022-23 budget, the central government increased the budget for this program by 36%. It allocated Rs 19,000 crore. In 2021-22, the budget allocated 15, 000 crore was Rs. The budget allocation was for road construction. In recent times, the performance of this program has been poor. The NSO report released on TPP has proved this.
6. Annual Death Penalty Report, 2022 released
The National Law University was established under the NLUA Act of 2007. Project 39A is a group affiliated with the university and recently released a report titled Annual Death Penalty Report, 2022 . According to this report, the number of death row prisoners in India will increase to 539 in 2022.happened. In 2021 this number was 490. 3% of the death sentence was awarded by the trial court. The Supreme Court handed down 11 death sentences and the country’s High Courts handed down 68 death sentences. Appellate courts imposed the shortest death sentence. Of all crimes, crimes related to sexual violence received the maximum death sentence. About one-third of executions were for sexual violence. The death sentence was not awarded in the courts of Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Telangana and Manipur. Two out of every 165 people sentenced to death were women. By 2022, there are 539 death row prisoners in India. This is an increase of 40% compared to the 2015 numbers. Gujarat and Jharkhand have the highest number of death sentences in Uttar Pradesh .
7. Bangladeshi actresses Dolly Zahoor and Ilyas Kanchan to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Noted actresses Dolly Zahoor and Ilyas Kanchan will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their contribution to Bangladesh’s film industry. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of Bangladesh made this announcement in the notification issued for the National Film Awards-2021 . Awards have been announced in 27 categories including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress.
8. ISRO will launch Aditya L1 solar mission this year
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is currently working on a space project that will study the Sun. The name of this project is Aditya L1 . Aditya is another name for Surya, and its purpose is the study of Surya. The spacecraft is scheduled to be launched in June or July this year. The Aditya spacecraft will study solar magnetic storms and the effect of the solar atmosphere on Earth.
9. Rabi Lamichhane gets Nepalese citizenship certificate
Nepal ‘s former Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has received the Nepalese citizenship certificate from the District Administration Office in Kathmandu . Nepal’s Supreme Court had revoked Lamichhane’s membership as a Member of Parliament, ruling that he had not completed the legal process to acquire Nepali citizenship after renouncing his US citizenship . Lamichhane had to resign from his post after the court’s decision. He was elected from Chitwan constituency-2 in the election held on November 20, 2022.
10. First meeting of the G-20 International Financial Structure Working Group in Chandigarh
Union Agriculture and Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Food Processing Industries Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras inaugurated the first meeting of the International Financial Structure Working Group under India’s chairmanship of G-20 in Chandigarh . The theme of the G-20 under the chairmanship of India is – ‘ Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ‘ or ‘ One Earth, One Family, One Future ‘. It underlines the message of equitable development and a shared future for all.
11. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issues advisory for private broadcasters
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued an advisory for private broadcasters . The Ministry held discussions with satellite TV channels and their broadcasters. Broadcasters will have to carry out public service broadcasting for a total of thirty minutes every day . The telecast of different time slots should cover subjects of national importance, such as education, agriculture and rural development, women’s welfare, environment and cultural heritage. The broadcaster has to submit a monthly report online on the Prashant Seva Portal. In November last year, the ministry issued guidelines for uplinking and downlinking of television channels in India.
12. G-20 summit meeting will be held in Jodhpur from 2 to 4 February
The first employment working group meeting of the G-20 summit will be held in Jodhpur, Rajasthan from February 2 to 4 . Three main topics will be discussed during the meeting. These include global skills, the economy and social security. The G-20 countries represent about 85 percent of the world’s GDP and about two-thirds of the world’s population. India is hosting over 73 delegates from 19 countries, 9 regional and international organizations, the European Union and 9 guest countries.
13. Preparatory meeting of Science-20 held in Puducherry
The inaugural meeting of Science-20 was held in Puducherry . Scientists from ten countries of the G-20 group and scientists from India’s premier science institutions were also present in the meeting. Dr. G. Rangarajan, Director, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore welcomed the scientists and Professor Ashutosh Sharma addressed the scientific community present.
14. V Rama Subba Reddy, popularly known as Man of Millet, thanked the Prime Minister for mentioning him in Mann Ki Baat
V Rama Subba Reddy , known as the Man of Millet of Andhra Pradesh , has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mentioning him in his Mann Ki Baat programme . Subba Reddy also appreciated the efforts of the Prime Minister for the International Year of Millets -2023. Subba Reddy’s Anupur based startup Sattva Millets and Food Products displayed 30 of its products at the preview event of International Millets Year-2023 in New Delhi . The company was invited by the Ministry of Agriculture for the event.
15. Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated SGML Eye Hospital in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing
Union Minister for Home and Cooperation Shri Amit Shah , through video conferencing, inaugurated the S.S. made by Shri Swaminarayan Sansthan Vadtal in Ujjain , Madhya Pradesh . Yes. ml. Inaugurated the Eye Hospital . Many dignitaries including the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan were present on the occasion.
16. Atal Pension Yojana crosses 5 crore enrollment mark
Atal Pension Yojana was launched in 2015 . The main objective of this scheme is to provide income security to the Indian citizens. The performance of this scheme in 2022 was excellent. In 2022, it acquired 1.25 crore new subscribers. This is higher than in 2021. In 2021 this number was only 92 lakhs. Under the Atal Pension Yojana, the Government of India sets annual targets for the banks. In 2022, 29 banks achieved the target. This includes SBI, Indian Bank and other public sector banks. In the Regional Rural Banks category, more than 21 banks achieved the target. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Tripura achieved the set targets.
17. India’s first model G-20 summit was held in Mumbai
The Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership (IIDL) recently organized the Model G-20 Summit . This institute is known for training and research . It conducts training for leadership. The United Nations Economic and Social Council recently granted Special Consultative Status to IIDL(Special Consultative Status) has been given. Shri Amitabh Kant, Indian Sherpa of G-20 inaugurated the summit. It was conducted at the Mumbai campus of IIDL. The G-20 summit is highly significant for India and other members as the grouping accounts for 85% of world GDP. India is hosting the summit in 2023. Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership is a non-profit organization. It is also called RMP institute as it was established in the memory of an Indian politician and former Member of Parliament Shri Rambhau Mhalgi. IIDL organizes model summits targeting the youth in the country. Such model summits are held before any international summit. This is done to give exposure to the youth and to spread awareness among them about the importance of such summits. With all,
18. Chhattisgarh government announced unemployment allowance
The Election Commission of India has planned to conduct the assembly elections of Chhattisgarh in November 2023 . Before the elections, the current Chief Minister of the state Bhupesh Baghel announced that his government would provide unemployment allowance to the people of Chhattisgarh in the financial year 2023-24 . He announced this during his Republic Day speech. During the 2018 election campaign, the Congress had promised unemployment allowance. This promise helped the party come to power in the state after 15 years.
19. NSE becomes the world’s largest derivatives exchange
NSE is the National Stock Exchange of India . In 2022, the daily average turnover of this exchange is expected to reach Rs 470 crore . With this NSE world’s largest derivatives exchangehas been made. This is the fourth time in a row that NSE is holding this position. Apart from derivatives, this exchange was ranked third in equities. This rank and data are based on the data presented by the World Federation of Exchanges. WFE – World Federation of Exchange maintains data of stock exchanges in different parts of the world. It is basically a trade union. It is based in London and was established in 1961. NSE had touched 18,887 in 2022. This is its highest level. Also, there has been an increase in the liquidity of NSE across various categories including equity and currency derivatives. In equities, the average daily turnover of NSE was Rs 470 crore. This is 51% more than in 2021. The daily average turnover in Sovereign Gold Bond was Rs 7 crore. This was 49% higher than the previous year. In 2021, Government securities were made available among the equity. He also performed well. The average daily turnover of Government securities was Rs.3 crore. NSE is going to start Social Stock Exchange soon.
20. Hindenburg Research Report on Adani Group
Hindenburg is a research company that conducts financial research in various parts of the world. Hindenburg recently released his research report on the world’s third richest man and his business firm Adani Group . According to this report, Adani group involved in fraud schemes and stock manipulationWas. The company conducted a two-year rigorous investigation on Adani and his family members. As per the report, the Adani group manipulated USD 218 billion in shares. Gautam Adani’s net worth is $120 billion. They accumulated USD 100 billion in the last three years alone! Most of the accumulated wealth came from the increase in share price. The prices of seven Adani companies have increased by 819% during the last three years. The seven companies that have seen a rise in shares are actually under debt and liquidity pressure. Hitting back at the Hindenburg report, Gautam Adani-led Adani Group has termed the allegations as baseless and misleading.
21. Fifth Khelo India Youth Games to be held till February 11 inaugurated in Bhopal
The fifth Khelo India Youth Games has begun in Madhya Pradesh . The youth games will be held till February 11 . Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur , Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated these games amid a colorful program at Tatya Tope Nagar Stadium in Bhopal . 27 sports events of these gamesAround 6,000 players from across the country will be showcasing their sporting prowess for more than 900 medals including around 300 gold medals. Eight cities of Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Mandla, Balaghat and Maheshwar and Delhi are hosting various sporting events. Khelo India Youth Games started in 2018. Then the name of these games was Khelo India School Games. The objective of these games is to spot sporting talent at the local level and train them for national and international sporting events.
22. 30 January: Martyr’s Day
30 January is celebrated as Martyr’s Day in India . Mahatma Gandhi died on this day in 1948 . Gandhiji was assassinated by Nathuram Godse . Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi , popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, played an important role in India’s independence. He was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Bombay Presidency of British India . He was assassinated on January 30, 1948 by Nathuram Godse. Gandhiji is also called “Bapu” for his selfless contribution to the freedom movement.
23. January 30: World Leprosy Day
January 30 is observed as World Leprosy Day . Its objective is to eradicate leprosy and end discrimination against people suffering from leprosy. People suffering from leprosy often become victims of depression due to social discrimination. For its treatment, the victim needs multi-drug therapy, under this therapy, the victim has to take medicines for 6 months to one year. World Leprosy Day is celebrated in the world on the last Sunday of January, but in India this day is celebrated on 30 January on the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi .