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CURRENT AFFAIRS YEARLY 2020
Last one-year Current Affairs For HCS Exam: Miscellaneous Part-VI
1. The CISF observes 2020 as the “Year of Mobility” for the welfare of the troops.
- It will focus on the construction of residential units and implementation
- In the year 2020, the Central Industrial Security Force will aim at creating an infrastructure for their families.
- It will also aim at focusing on sports and physical fitness leveraging modern gadgetry.
- It is essential to equip the forces with modern instruments as the force plays a major role in the security system of the country.
- They guard civil airports, nuclear power stations, mines, thermal power stations in the private domain as well.
- The CISF was initially established under the CISF act, 1968. It was converted into armed force under an amendment to the act in 1983.
2. The state Government of Mizoram has organized the 1st edition of Zo Kutpui festival 2020 across 10 states in the country and also in countries such as Myanmar, the US, and Bangladesh.
- The first edition of the festival is to begin in the city of Vanghmun in Tripura.
- The festival will then move to other states having a Mizo population.
- By conducting such festivals, the Mizoram Government is trying to unify the Mizo population in the country and also across the world. The event will host performances of several Mizo tribes.
- The Mizos are tribal people that are spread between Myanmar in the east to Bangladesh in the west.
3. Cyber Safe Women Initiative was launched by the Maharashtra Government.
- The initiative was launched commemorating the birth anniversary of Indian Social Reformer Savitribai Phule.
- The birth anniversary of Indian Social Reformer Savitribhai Phule is observed on January 3.
- The aim of the initiative is to spread awareness against atrocities committed against children and women. It will also create awareness about laws on cybercrime.
- The campaign is to be implemented all over the state by the State Government in collaboration with state police, the public relations department, and the cyber cell.
4. Khadi and Village Industries Commission has inaugurated its first Silk Processing Plant at Surendranagar in Gujarat.
- It would help cut down the cost of production of silk yarn drastically and increase the sale and availability of raw material for Gujarati Patola Sarees locally.
- The plant has been set up by a khadi institution at a cost of Rs 75 lakh of which KVIC has contributed Rs 60 lakh.
- The unit has employed 90 local women, 70 of which belong to the Muslim community.
5. The World Health Organisation (WHO) selected the year 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”.
- It was decided in the honor of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale.
- WHO said that nurses and midwives are the people who devote their lives to caring for children and mothers, looking after senior citizens, and giving lifesaving immunizations.
- World Health Organisation will also launch the world’s first State of the World’s Nursing report in 2020.
6. Flamingo Festival will be held at Pulicat lake and Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary on 3 Jan to 5 Jan 2020.
- Flamingo Festival is held every year to promote tourism in Pulicat and Nellapattu.
- Flamingo Festival is being organized for the past 12 years.
- Migratory birds from Siberia have visited this place during the winter season for breeding. Somewhere between 9,000 to 12,000 migratory birds arrive at the Pulicat region for breeding this season.
- Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is one of the biggest habitats for some hundreds of pelicans and other birds. It is located about 20 km north of the Pulicat Lake on the Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu border.
- Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish water lake or lagoon in India after Chilika Lake.
7. The Delhi government has renamed the Mukarba Chowk and flyover as Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra Chowk in honour to the martyr of the Kargil war.
- It also renamed the Pragati Maidan Metro station to Supreme Court Metro station and Badarpur Mehrauli Road to Sri Acharya Mahapragya Marg.
- Mukarba Chowk and flyover was quite prominent and was used by over 35 percent of the people entering the city.
8. ‘Dhanu Jatra’ the famous 11-day long open-air theater festival begins on 31 December 2019 at Bargarh in western Odisha.
- Jatra drama is based on the story of Lord Krishna and his uncle Kansa.
- It is the world’s longest open-air drama festival which takes place in the Guinness book of records.
- To celebrate Indian Independence and to symbolize the victory of good over evil this festival was celebrated from 1947-1948.
- The government of India gave the National Festival Status to Dhanu Jatra in November 2014.
9. Lai Haroba, a ritualistic festival observed by Manipuri meitei communities began in Agartala.
- The five-day-long festival was inaugurated by the Speaker of State Legislative Assembly, Rebati Mohan Das.
- Lai Haroba was celebrated through oral literature, music, dance, and rituals.
- The festival was organized by the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Government of Tripura.
10. The Journalists' Day is being celebrated on the 6th of January every year in Maharashtra in the memory of late thespian journalist Balshashtri Jambhekar.
- For these contributions in the form of the first Marathi newspaper and the first Marathi monthly, he is acknowledged as The Father of Marathi Journalism.
- His birthday and coincidentally the day of publication of the first issue of Darpan is 6 January and it is celebrated as the Journalist Day (Darpan Day) in Maharashtra in his memory.