AspirantWorld One liners : 10th January

• Every January 6th, World War Orphans Day is celebrated to raise people’s awareness of the plight of war orphans and to resolve the painful conditions they face. According to UNICEF, children under 18 who have lost one or two parents due to any cause of death are considered orphans.

• Although the Covid pandemic is still ongoing, the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention is being organized on January 9, 2021. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) was celebrated on January 9th to commemorate the contribution of overseas Indian communities to the development of India (NRI). The PBD Convention is the flagship activity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and provides an important platform for contact and contact with overseas Indians.

• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved an ambitious plan to promote industrial development in Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian government has allocated 28,400 crore rupees for industrial development planned for Jammu and Kashmir. The funds to be utilized to enhance the industrial sector in the region until 2037.

• According to the latest PMI data, India’s service industry activity grew at a slower rate in December. The service industry PMI rose to 52.3 in December from 53.7 in November. The Purchasing Managers Index is an economic indicator that can indicate the business activities and economic health of the manufacturing and service industries.

• Food Price Index of the Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO averaged 107.5 points in December 2020, which is an increase of 2.3 points from November 2020. This is the 7th consecutive month of growth. The food price index was established in 1996 as a public good. The Price Index is a public good in order to help monitoring the development of the global agricultural market.

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