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Daily Current Affairs: 6 January 2023 | Gkseries

Current Affairs is the most important area in all competitive exams. But the difficulty level is very high. That’s why; many aspirants get confused, how to select Current Affairs for Preparation of Competitive Examination? In this Post, Daily Current Affairs 6 January 2023, we have tried to cover each and every point and also included all important facts from National/ International news that are useful for upcoming competitive examinations such as UPSC, SSC, Railway, State Govt. etc.

Current Affairs for Competitive Exam – 6 January 2022

World Day of War Orphans 2023: History and Significance

World Day of War Orphans 2023: History and Significance

World Day of War Orphans 2023: Every January 6, the World Day of War Orphans is marked with the goal of increasing public awareness of children left orphaned by war. These children are subjected to hardships that are more than just physical neglect after losing their caregivers. It is an important event to note that the aftermaths of war are not just harsh on a single part of the society.

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World Day for War Orphans: Significance

The most important reason the day is observed is to draw attention to the crippling impacts of war. The focus is especially shifted to orphans and their plight. Children who have no direct part in the war, often end up suffering the most. The day is marked to understand the full impact of how destructive wars can be and the weight of loss it brings along. The day is also commemorated to give a platform to the war orphans and let them know their voices are heard. World Day for War Orphans gives these children a chance to narrate their stories to the world. More than that, it is a chance to hear their needs. World Day for War Orphans is a chance to raise awareness about the poor conditions orphans are often forced to live in.

World Day for War Orphans: History

The Romans built the first orphanage in history in 400 A.D. to care for war widows and orphans. Children whose parents were killed in military service were cared for until the age of eighteen. It was not until the 1800s that with American social reformer Charles Loring Brace, foster care became a popular alternative to orphanages. He worked as the executive secretary of the Children’s Aid Society of New York City for 37 years.

World’s first Palm-leaf Manuscript Museum in Kerala capital

World’s first Palm-leaf Manuscript Museum in Kerala capital

Palm leaf Manuscript Museum: The Palm Leaf Manuscript Museum, equipped with contemporary audio-visual technology, has been opened in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, by Kerala Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan. The Museum, promoted as “World’s First Palm-Leaf Manuscript Museum” was set up by the Archives Department in association with the Kerala Museum of History and Heritage at a cost of Rs 3 crore.

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The museum is a collection of intriguing tidbits about the political, societal, and economic aspects of the 650-year-long Travancore kingdom that ended in the 19th century. It had been the Central Vernacular Records Office since 1887 before becoming a museum.

Key Highlights of the museum:

The museum is a useful resource for historical and cultural studies for both academic and non-academic researchers. There are eight theme-based galleries at the museum, each one showcasing a different aspect of society, including “History of Writing,” “Land and People,” “Administration,” “War and Peace,” “Education and Health,” “Economy,” “Art and Culture,” and “Mathilakam Records.”

The museum stores 187 manuscripts at Central Archives and the department’s regional officers in Ernakulam and Kozhikode. The manuscripts span 6 centuries From 1249 CE to 1896. It will be housed in the 6,000-sq ft museum which was arranged by the Kerala government’s nodal agency for museums Keralam–Museum of History and Heritage. Ancient scripts including Vattezhuthu, Kolezhuthu, Malayanma, and ancient Tamil and Malayalam manuscripts are kept in the museum. The 1st phase’s archival material was selected after sorting through a stock of carelessly stored 1.5 crore palm-leaf records from all across Kerala.

Ghaziabad-Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay section becomes the longest fully ABS section of Indian Railways

Ghaziabad-Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay section becomes the longest fully ABS section of Indian Railways

Ghaziabad-Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay section: The Ghaziabad-Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay segment (762 KM) now holds the record for the Indian Railways’ longest fully automatic block signalling section. In order to increase line capacity to run more trains on existing High Density Routes of Indian Railways, Automatic Block Signalling (ABS) is a cost effective solution. Indian Railways has been rolling out Automatic Block signalling on a mission mode. ABS has been commissioned on 268 Rkm during 2022-23. As of December 31, 2022, ABS was available on 3706 km of route across IR. With implementation of Automatic Signalling, increase in capacity will accrue resulting in more train services becoming possible.

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Electronic Interlocking are being adopted on a large scale to derive benefits of digital technologies in train operation and to enhance safety. Electronic Interlocking systems have been provided at 347 stations during 2022-23. So far 2888 stations have been provided with Electronic Interlocking up to 31.12.2022 covering 45.5% of IR. Recently, with the commissioning of Automatic signalling system in Sath Naraini- Rundhi- Faizullapur Station section of Prayagraj Division, 762 KM long Ghaziabad-Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay section has been fully automated and has also become the longest automatic block signalling section of Indian Railways.

First G-20 Meeting to Take Place in Puducherry on Jan 31

First G-20 Meeting to Take Place in Puducherry on Jan 31

First G-20 Meeting to Take Place in Puducherry on Jan 31: The inaugural G-20 conference will take place in Puducherry on January 31, according to Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan. The G20 logo for the meeting was released by Lieutenant Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan at a function held at Beach Road Gandhi Tidal. Dr. Tamisai thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving all the states the opportunity to host the G-20 meetings. In the presence of Chief Minister Rengasamy, he unveiled stickers, posters, badges, and opened a selfie booth.

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More About This:

  • These programs will be organised in different parts of the country in different segments. Kolkata will host the first meeting on the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.
  • Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai will host a meeting on education, while Guwahati will host the first sustainable financial meeting and Chandigarh will host the first financial architecture meeting.

India setting agenda for G-20:

Since India is holding the presidency of the group, it is also setting an agenda for the wellbeing of the world at large. Needless to say whilst G20 priorities are in the process of being firmed up and a lot of them would come up as the talks go on, India is showing a path with focus on inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth. Apart from women’s empowerment and digital public infrastructure and tech-enabled development, India would also be trying to bring issues related to health, agriculture and education. In addition to skill-mapping, culture and tourism the host nation will also pay huge attention to issues like climate financing, circular economy and global food security.

Jaydev Unadkat hat-trick makes Ranji Trophy history

Jaydev Unadkat hat-trick makes Ranji Trophy history

Ranji Trophy: Jaydev Unadkat of Saurashtra made some Ranji Trophy history as he became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the first over. The left-arm pacer destroyed Delhi by adding two more in the next over in a career-best eight-wicket haul in the Elite Group B match in Rajkot.  Unadkat’s hat-trick victims included youthful Delhi captain Yash Dhull, Vaibhav Rawal, and opener Dhruv Shorey, all of whom were dismissed for no score. Unadkat completes with 8/39 in his 12 overs, the greatest statistics of his career.  Delhi, who lost 7 wickets for just 10 runs, didn’t face ignominy of lowest first-class score of 6 by a team called ‘The B’s’ against England in an official match held in 1810.

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No one had managed a first-over hat-trick in the 89-year history of the premier domestic competition. The previous record of the fastest Ranji hat-trick belonged to Karnataka pacer Vinay Kumar, who achieved the feat in the 2017-18 quarter-final against Mumbai. Kumar’s effort was spread across the first and third overs of the match.  Unadkat recently made his Test comeback in Bangladesh after a 12-year absence; he was playing in his 98th first-class encounter and his first Ranji game of the season.

Cabinet Nod for Rs 2500 Cr Scheme to Raise Infra of DD, AIRs

Cabinet Nod for Rs 2500 Cr Scheme to Raise Infra of DD, AIRs

Cabinet Nod for Rs 2500 Cr Scheme to Raise Infra of DD, AIRs: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a project worth more than Rs 2,500 crore for Doordarshan and All India Radio in an effort to modernise Prasar Bharati’s broadcast network and infrastructure. Under the scheme, eight lakh DD Free Dish DTH set top boxes (STBs) will also be distributed to people living in remote, tribal, LWE, border areas and ‘aspirational’ districts.

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About The Scheme:

Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur announced the Central Sector ‘Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development (BIND)’ scheme with an outlay of Rs 2,539.61 crore up to 2025-26, which was approved by the CCEA.

Significance of This Scheme:

  • The BIND scheme is the vehicle for providing financial support to Prasar Bharati for expenses related to expansion and upgradation of its broadcasting infrastructure, content development and civil work related to the organization.
  • The BIND scheme will give the public broadcaster the opportunity to upgrade its infrastructure significantly, extending its reach to include border and critical areas and LWE (Left Wing Extremism) hotspots while supplying viewers with high-quality content.
  • Another priority area of the scheme is the development of high-quality content for both domestic and international audiences and ensuring availability of diverse content to the viewers by upgradation of capacity of the DTH platform to accommodate more channels, the ministry said.  Purchase of OB vans and digital upgradation of DD and AIR studios to make them HD ready will also be done as part of the project.
  • In addition to enhancing the scope of public broadcasting, the project for modernization and augmentation of broadcast infrastructure also has the potential to generate indirect employment by way of manufacturing and services related to supply and installation of broadcast equipment.
  • According to the statement, content generation and innovation for AIR and DD has the potential of indirect employment of persons with varied experience of different media fields in the content production sector, including TV/Radio production, transmission and associated media related services.
  • The project for expansion of the reach of DD Free Dish is also expected to generate employment opportunities in the manufacturing of STBs.

About India’s Public Broadcaster:

Prasar Bharati, as the public broadcaster of the country, is the most important vehicle of information, education, entertainment and engagement for the people especially in the remote areas of the country through Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR). Prasar Bharati played a stellar role in communicating health messages and awareness to the public during the Covid pandemic.

Silent Valley bird species increases to 175

Silent Valley bird species increases to 175

Silent Valley bird species increases to 175: A bird survey conducted at the Silent Valley National Park in the last week of December identified 141 species, of which 17 were new. So far, 175 species of birds have been spotted in Silent Valley. So far, 175 species of birds have been spotted in Silent Valley.

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The survey held on December 27, 28 and 29 marked the 30 th anniversary of the first bird survey in Silent Valley. Although the first survey was held in the last week of December 1990, the anniversary could not be celebrated in 2020 December because of COVID-19 restrictions. Veteran birders such as P.K. Uthaman and C. Sushant were the only members in the 7 th survey team who had attended the first survey held in 1990.

The survey was held in the last week of December 2022, to mark the 30th anniversary of the first bird survey in Silent Valley. The survey was held in association with the Kerala Natural History Society.

Maharashtra Jalna and Nagpur Police win ‘Best Police Unit’ award

Maharashtra Jalna and Nagpur Police win ‘Best Police Unit’ award

Maharashtra Jalna and Nagpur Police win ‘Best Police Unit’ award: Jalna district police and Nagpur city police in Maharashtra have bagged the ‘Best Police Unit’ awards for 2021 in the state under different classes for maintaining law and order, use of modern technology, evolving community policing and administration.

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The award has been given under different classes for maintaining law and order, and evolving community policing. The Jalna police got the award in ‘Class A’ and the Nagpur police in ‘Class B’.

Police units with less than 6,100 Indian Penal Code cases are grouped in ‘Class A’, while those with more than 6,100 IPC cases are grouped in ‘Class B’.

In ‘Class A’, Raigarh district police got the second best police unit award, while Sindhudurg district police won for the best unit for conviction in session trial cases, Beed district police for best unit in technology for policing, and Gadchiroli police for best unit in community policing initiatives.

In ‘Class B’, Pune city police bagged the second best police unit award, Mira-Bhayandar-Vasai Virar police won for the best unit in technology for policing, while Solapur rural police won two awards — best unit for conviction in session trial cases and for community policing initiatives.

Cabinet approves continuation of Schemes of Ministry of Development of NER

Cabinet approves continuation of Schemes of Ministry of Development of NER

Cabinet approves continuation of Schemes of Ministry of Development of NER: The Govt has approved continuation of schemes of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, with an outlay of 12,882 crore rupees for the balance period of the 15th Finance Commission (2022-23 to 2025-26).

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The Union Cabinet, chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved continuation of Schemes of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region , with an outlay of ₹12882.2 crore, for the balance period of the 15th Finance Commission (2022-23 to 2025-26).

Based on the Expendidture Filnance Committee (EFC) recommendations, the outlay for the North East Special Infrastructure Scheme (NESIDS) will be Rs.8139.5 crore including committed liabilities of ongoing projects. The outlay for ‘Schemes of NEC’ will be Rs.3202.7 crore including committed liabilities of ongoing projects. The outlay for Special Packages for BTC, DHATC and KAATC in Assam is Rs.1540 (BTC- Rs 500 crore, KAATC – Rs 750 crore and old packages of BTC, DHATC & KAATC – Rs 290 crore). The NESIDS, a Central Sector Scheme with 100% Central funding, has been restructured having two components – NESIDS (Roads) and NESIDS (Other than Road Infrastructure). Outlay for Special Packages for BTC, DHATC and KAATC in Assam is Rs.1540.

Odisha wins World Habitat Award 2023 for its JAGA Mission

Odisha wins World Habitat Award 2023 for its JAGA Mission

Odisha wins World Habitat Award 2023 for its JAGA Mission: Odisha has won the UN-HABITAT’s coveted World Habitat Awards 2023 for the former’s Jaga Mission – a 5T initiative of the State, which is the world’s largest land titling and slum upgrading programme that aims at empowering the lives of slum dwellers.

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5T: Team work, Technology, Transparency, Transformation and Time limit.

It is the world’s largest land titling and slum upgrading program that aims to empower the lives of slum dwellers. Under this mission, 100% households in 2,724 slums have been provided with pipe water connections, and 8 cities become slum-free.

“Under the inspiring leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the Government of Odisha has set for itself the ambitious target of becoming the first slum-free state in India and is leading the Jaga Mission programme to upgrade all the 2,919 slums in the State,” a senior administrative official said.

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