AspirantWorld One liners : 11th January

• Under ICAR’s “Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav” initiative, Cleanliness activities are administered in Ibrampur, Veling and Parra villages in Goa. The drive “Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav” was launched in 2015. This is the flagship programme of the Prime Minister of India. Provide farmers with necessary information, knowledge and advice on a daily basis through adoption villages.

• The Government decided to line up a committee to guard the language, culture and land of Ladakh and ensure citizen participation within the development of the Union Territory. The committee is going to be chaired by the Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy. It will include elected representatives from Ladakh, Ladakh Autonomous Hills Development Council, Central Government and Ladakh administration.

• NCAVES (Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of the Ecosystem Services) India Forum for the year 2021 is organized by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The NCAVES project is funded by the European Union (EU). NCAVES is Jointly implemented by the subsequent agencies: United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), United Nations Environment Programme -UNEP and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity – CBD.

• The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting launched the Digital Calendar and Diary of state of India. Digital Calendar and Diary of state of India are available as free mobile apps on Google Play and iOS App Store. They are available in Hindi and English, and can soon be available in 11 regional languages.

• NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India) provides a free IDN (Internationalized Domain Name), which contains any of the 22 official Indian preferred languages, and every IN name reserved by the registrant. Applicants also will receive free local language emails. This offer was created to stimulate the adoption of International (IDN) Domain Names and increase local language content.

• Every year, World Hindi Day is celebrated on 10 January to promote the language around the world. It is marked by Indian embassies all over the world. Since 2006, this day has been celebrated across the globe. Hindi is the 5th most spoken language in the world. It is used in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, Germany, Uganda, UAE, Guyana, Trinidad, Suriname, South Africa and Mauritius.

• Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs – CBIC introduces flagship Liberalised Authorised Economic Operator Package for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs – CBIC has adopted a replacement initiative to launch the flagship product “Liberalised MSME AEO Package” for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to understand rapid customs clearance.

• The Union Education Minister inaugurates Two-day Virtual International Akhand Conference ‘EDUCON-2020’. The two-day international conference is organized by the Central University of Punjab (CUPB) in cooperation with the worldwide Educational Research Association (GERA).

• Standards (BIS) celebrates its 74th anniversary. BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) is that the National Standards Body of India established under the “Bureau of Indian Standards Act” of 2016.

• India’s 7th national trading policy Review (TPR) began in January 2021 at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Trade Policy Review (TPR) may be a crucial mechanism under the WTO’s monitoring function, which involves a comprehensive referee of the national trade policies of member countries. The last TPR in India occurred in 2015.

• Telangana becomes the 3rd State to finish the Urban Local Bodies reforms. Telangana has become the 3rd State in India to successfully implement the “Urban Local Bodies (ULB)” reform prescribed by the Finance Ministry and Department of Expenditure. Therefore, the State is eligible to mobilize additional financial resources of Rs 25.08 crore through Open Market Borrowings.

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