- National Girl Child Day
- One District, One Product
- Sela Pass Tunnel Project
National Girl Child Day
Focus: GS II- Vulnerable sections.
Why in News?
Nation Celebrates National Girl Child Day every year on 24th of January.
About National Girl Child Day:
- National Girl Child Day is celebrated in the country on January 24 every year
- It was first initiated in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
- Gender discrimination is a major problem that girls or women face throughout their life.
- To provide support and opportunities to the girls of India.
- To support the girl child of the nation and remove gender-based biases.
- To promote awareness about the inequalities that a girl child faces and educate people about girl’s education.
- The main focus is on changing society’s attitude towards girls, decrease female feticide and create awareness about the decreasing sex ratio.
- To promote awareness about the rights of the girl child
- To increase awareness on the importance of girl education, and their health and nutrition
- To promote the girls position in the society to make their living better among the society.
NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY-2022
In view of COVID 19 situation in the country, it has been decided that all programs should be organised on virtual/ online mode and all kinds of physical interactions should be avoided.
Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar-2022
- On the occasion of National Girl Child Day on 24th January and as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a virtual function would be held to recognise the exemplary achievements of children by facilitating PMRBP awardees of 2022.
- Hon’ble Prime Minister would interact virtually with winners of PMRBP-2022.
- The children along with their parents and concerned District Magistrate of their respective district would join the event from their district Head Quarters.
- During the function, Hon’ble Prime Minister would give digital certificates to winners of PMRBP.
- The certificates would also be given to winners of PMRBP 2021, who could not be given the certificates last year due to COVID situation.
- The cash prize of Rs.1,00,000/- to be given to the awardees of PMRBP 2022 would also be transferred to the respective account of winners during the programme.
One District, One Product
Focus: GS III- Agriculture
Why in news?
One District One Product’ (ODOP) initiative of Centre churning big success stories in J & K, North East , Uttar Pradesh.
About One District, One Product
Nodal: Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MOFPI).
- The ODOP initiative is aimed at manifesting the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to foster balanced regional development across all districts of the country.
- The idea is to select, brand, and promote One Product from each District of the country
- For enabling holistic socioeconomic growth across all regions
- To attract investment in the District to boost manufacturing and exports
- To generate employment in the District
- To provide ecosystem for Innovation/ use of Technology at District level to make them competitive with domestic as well as International market
Objectives of the scheme:
- Preservation and development of local crafts / skills and promotion of the art.
- Increase in the incomes and local employment (resulting in decline in migration for employment).
- Improvement in product quality and skill development.
- Transforming the products in an artistic way (through packaging, branding)
- To connect the production with tourism (Live demo and sales outlet – gifts and souvenir)
- To resolve the issues of economic difference and regional imbalance
- To take the concept of ODOP to national and international level after successful implementation at State level.
Sela Pass Tunnel Project
Focus: GS III- Infrastructure
Why in News?
The final blast for the 980-metre long Sela Tunnel was recently conducted by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) amidst inclement weather and heavy snowfall.
About Sela Pass Tunnel Project
- The Sela Tunnel Project is located in the West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh.
- Once completed, it will be a lifeline as it will provide all weather connectivity to Tawang.
- The project comprises of Tunnel 1, which is a 980 m long single tube tunnel and Tunnel 2, which is a 1555 m long twin tube tunnel.
- Tunnel 2 has one bi-lane tube for traffic and one escape tube for emergencies.
- It will also be one of the longest tunnels to have been constructed above altitude of 13,000 feet.