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PIB Summaries 25 January 2022 | Legacy IAS

CONTENTS

  1. National Girl Child Day
  2. One District, One Product
  3. 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.
Objective:
  • 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.
Aim:
  • 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.

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