14 January Current Affairs 2021 with FREE PDF

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Ice climbing festival

The first ever Ice climbing festival was celebrated in Nubra valley in Leh. The Seven Day event was organized by Nubra Adventure Club. Ice climbing is a popular winter sport abroad.

Taking the cue, local adventure sports lovers have explored several ice climbing spots in Nubra valley to attract the adventure tourists to the region. Nubra is a subdivision and a tehsil in the union territory of Ladakh.

Sahel & Lake Chad region

India has expressed serious concern over the security situation in the Sahel and Lake Chad region in West Africa, saying that terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime have continued unabated in the area.

Lake Chad is a historically large, shallow, endorheic lake in central Africa, which has varied in size over the centuries. The freshwater lake is located in the Sahelian zone of West-central Africa. Lake Chad is mainly in the far west of Chad, bordering on northeastern Nigeria.

Shijiazhuang hotspot of COVID-19 surge

Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital of North China’s Hebei Province has become China’s new hotspot of Coronavirus surge. Of the 82 confirmed COVID-19 cases yesterday, all of which were locally-transmitted, 77 were reported in Shijiazhuang and the other five in the city of Xingtai.

Shijiazhuang formerly known as Shimen and romanized as Shihkiachwang, is the capital and largest city of North China’s Hebei Province. Shijiazhuang is situated east of the Taihang Mountains.

Atal Tinkering Lab handbook

Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog launched its new edition of Atal Tinkering Lab, ATL handbook . It reinforces detailed establishment and operational processes of the Atal Tinkering Labs and its journey towards an innovative ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

The handbook named ‘The Atal Tinkering Lab Handbook 2.0’ outlines a practical guidance on structural, selection, establishment and celebration aspects of the AIM’s flagship ATL programme. The ATL Handbook encompasses work done by the AIM team in a framework using 4 key pillars of the ATL initiative – Selection, Establishment, Enablement, and Celebration.

Manipur successfully undertake ULB reforms

Manipur has become the 4th state in the country to successfully undertake Urban Local Bodies, ULB reforms stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

The state has become eligible to mobilise additional financial resources of 75 crore rupees through Open Market Borrowings. Manipur has now joined the three other States namely, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana, who have completed this reform.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yajana completed 5 years

The Government of India took a historic step towards strengthening risk coverage of crops for farmers of India on 5 years ago, on 13th January 2016 and approved the flagship crop insurance scheme – the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

The scheme was conceived as a milestone initiative to provide a comprehensive risk solution at the lowest uniform premium across the country for farmers.  It is an insurance service scheme for farmers for their yields. It aims to reduce the premium burden on farmers and ensure early settlement of crop assurance claim for the full insured sum.

Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sport & Youth festival 2021

The UT administration is promoting far-flung and snowbound Zanskar as winter tourism destination. A 13-day Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sport & Youth festival 2021 to begin from 18th January.

Zanskar, Zahar (locally) or Zangskar is also known as Janskar or Jangskar. It is a subdistrict or tehsil of the Kargil district, in the union territory of Ladakh. The administrative centre is Padum.

Supreme Court Forms Committee to Negotiate on Farm Laws

The Supreme Court constituted a 4 member committee for the purpose of holding talks between the Central Government and the farmers to resolve the protests over the three contentious farm laws.

The members includes-

  • Bhupinder Singh Mann, the national president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union and All India Kisan Coordination Committee;
  • Dr Parmod Kumar Joshi, an agricultural economist who is also the Director for South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute;
  • Ashok Gulati, agricultural economist and former chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices;
  • Anil Ghanwat, the chief of Shetkari Sanghatana, who in articles written in the media have expressed views in favour of the farm laws.

Paternity leave

While the Indian team is on a tour to Australia, Kohli came back to India after the first Test, on paternity leave. Unlike maternity leave, which is legally mandated, the private sector is not bound to provide paternity leave in India.

There is a legal stipulation for central government employees –– a “male civil servant (including an apprentice, probationer) with less than two surviving children may be granted Paternity Leave for a period of 15 days before or up to six months from the date of delivery of the child.”

Kayakalp awards

Public and Private Health Facilities were felicitated with Kayakalp award for high standards of Sanitation and Hygiene. The government had launched a National Initiative ‘Kayakalp’ on 15th May 2015 to ensure hygiene, sanitation and cleanliness in Public Health Facilities in India.

The scheme, which saw the participation of 716 District Hospitals and central government institutions in its first year has spread to 26 thousand 172 public health facilities now.

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