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Current Affairs Date: 27 January 2022

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Developmental projects in Mahoba

⇒ Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Mahoba and Jhansi districts of Uttar Pradesh on 19th November 2021.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the Nation various developmental projects in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh.

    • These projects include the Arjun Sahayak Project, Ratauli Weir Project, Bhaoni Dam Project and Majhgaon–Chilli Sprinkler Project.
    • These projects will help alleviate the issue of water shortage in the region and bring much needed relief to the farmers.
    • The cumulative cost of these projects is more than Rs 3250 Crore and their operationalisation will help in irrigation of around 65000 hectares of land in the districts of Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda and Lalitpur, benefitting lakhs of farmers of the region.
Ultramega Solar Power Park:

Prime Minister participated in a programme during which he laid the foundation stone of 600 MW Ultramega Solar Power Park at Garautha in Jhansi.

    • It is being constructed at a cost of over Rs 3000 crore, and will help provide the dual benefits of cheaper electricity and grid stability.
Atal Ekta Park:

Prime Minister also inaugurated Atal Ekta Park in Jhansi. Named after Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the park has been built at a cost of over Rs 11 crore, and is spread across an area of about 40,000 square metre.

Renovated Rezang La Memorial

⇒ Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh dedicated to the Nation renovated Rezang La Memorial at a solemn ceremony at Chushul in Ladakh on November 18, 2021.

The Memorial was constructed in 1963 in the Chushul plains, at an altitude of over 15,000 feet, right at the India-China border to honour the troops of Charlie Company of 13 KUMAON Regiment.

The 13 KUMAON Regiment had defended Rezang La and the surrounding areas located at over 16,500 feet on the Kailash Ranges in Eastern Ladakh on 18 November 1962.

ISRO's 5-day DTDI-Technology Conclave-2021

⇒ Union Minister of State (I/C) Science & Technology; Minister of State (I/C) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated ISRO’s 5-day DTDI-Technology Conclave-2021 on 22 November 2021.

Dr Jitendra Singh also highlighted the Futuristic and Disruptive Technologies to be developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO.

» The ‘DTDI-Technology Conclave-2021’ was a futuristic and disruptive technology summit to unlock the potential technologies for the space sector through.

» ISRO’s futuristic technology development endeavour aims at making the country future-ready for the next four to five decades.

Organized by:

The Conclave was organized by the Directorate of Technology Development & Innovation (DTDI) under the aegis of ISRO from November 22 to 26, 2021.

» DTDI is a Directorate of Technology Development and Innovation, a futuristic and innovative technology development wing of ISRO, based at ISRO HQ.

International

ABU - UNESCO Peace Media Awards 2021

⇒ In yet another remarkable feat which has showcased the world Prasar Bharati’s excellence in quality content creation, TV and Radio shows produced by Doordarshan and All India Radio respectively got multiple awards at the ABU – UNESCO Peace Media Awards 2021 held at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

The award giving ceremony was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 17, 2021.

Category:
    • Doordarshan’s programme ‘DEAFinitely Leading the Way’ won an award under ‘Living Well with Super Diversity’ category.
    • All India Radio’s progra​mme​​​ ‘Living on the edge – The coastal lives’​ ​​won award in the category of ‘Ethical & Sustainable Relationship with Nature’.
Award given by:

The awards were given by UNESCO in collaboration with Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) under ‘Together for Peace’ (T4P) initiative.

About TV and Radio shows:
    • ‘DEAFinitely Leading the Way’ talks about the inspiring journey of a specially-abled child. The purpose of the documentary is to motivate specially-abled persons to live their life with dignity.
    • All India Radio series ‘​Living on the edge – The coastal lives​’​ ​​explores life for fishing communities living on the edge in Visakhapatnam, a coastal town on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.
About Award:

The ABU-UNESCO T4P Media Awards highlight and promote crucial role of independent, ethical journalism and citizens’ media literacy for building positive peace in human minds. Positive peace is not just the absence of conflicts and war, but striving for equitable and fair societies having respectful and sustainable relations with the environment.

The Awards honour innovative and creative content, which informs and educates audiences on best practices of building positive peace that have increasing urgency in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Day

World Toilet Day 2021

⇒ World Toilet Day is celebrated every year on 19 November.

Each year, World Toilet Day highlights the importance of sanitation and hygiene in driving improvements in public health, gender equality, education, economic development and environmental protection.

Theme:

The theme of World Toilet Day 2021 was ‘Valuing Toilets’.

History:
  • World Toilet Day was an initiative of a certain Jack Sim from Singapore, who founded the World Toilet organisation NGO in the year 2001.
  • This initiative was backed by the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA). In 2010, the UN recognised the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) as a fundamental human right.
  • In the year 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in its 67th session passed a resolution by which it designated November 19 as World toilet Day.

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