Daily Current Affairs – November 20, 2019
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November 20- Universal Children’s Day
- On the 14th of December 1954, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that countries celebrate a Universal Children’s Day. The date 20 November marks the day on which the assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. On 20 November 1959 they adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
National Food Security Mission
- Government enacted that National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) in July 2013 with an intended coverage of up to 75% of rural population and up to 50% of urban population for receiving highly subsidized food grains under Targeted Public Distribution System. One of the guiding principles of the Act is its life cycle approach wherein special provisions for supplementary nutrition have been made for pregnant women and lactating mothers and children in the age group of 6 months to 14 years.
PM KISAN MAAN DHAN YOJANA
- Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that the more than 18 Lakh Farmers registered under PM KISAN MAAN DHAN YOJANA. With a view to provide social security net for the Small and Marginal Farmers (SMF) as they have minimal or no savings to provide for old age and to support them in the event of consequent loss of livelihood, the Government has launched a new Central Sector Scheme, namely, the Pradhan Mantri KisanMaan-DhanYojana (PM-KMY).
- Under this Scheme, a minimum fixed pension of Rs.3,000/- is provided to the eligible small and marginal farmers, subject to certain exclusion clauses, on attaining the age of 60 years. It is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme, with entry age of 18 to 40 years.The Scheme aims to cover around 3 crore beneficiaries. As on 14/11/2019, 18,29,469 farmers in the country have been registered under the Scheme, including 61,496 farmers of Gujarat.
Ministry of Tourism is promoting Buddhist Circuit to increase India’s share in global tourism market – Tourism Minister
- With a view to showcase and project the Buddhist Heritage in India and boost tourism to the Buddhist destinations in the country. Ministry of Tourism organises the International Buddhist Conclave biennially with participation of tour operators, Media, opinion makers etc. from overseas as well as Indian stakeholders.
- MoT has also produced two films viz. ‘India – The Land of Buddha’ and ‘Following the path of the Buddha’ which have been promoted on electronic and digital media, and at Road Shows and Know India Seminars etc. organised by the India Tourism Offices overseas. MoT also has a dedicated section for the promotion of Buddhist heritage and destinations on its promotional website.
27.77 lakh hectares covered under organic farming in the country: Union Agriculture Minister
- A total area of 27.77 lakh hectares is covered under organic farming in the country under Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) and 3rd party certification. Government of India has been encouraging organic farming in the country through the dedicated schemes namely ParamparagatKrishiVikasYojana (PKVY- Centrally Sponsored scheme, in all states & UTs) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development of North East Region (MOVCDNER -Central Sector scheme for North Eastern Region). Both the schemes aim at promotion of cluster/ Farmers Producer Organization (FPO) based chemical free, low input cost, sustainable organic farming and support farmers from input procurement to market linkages.
Union Minister for Rural Development inaugurates SARAS at IITF 2019 in New Delhi
- Union Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar was inaugurated the SARAS India International Trade Fair at PragatiMaidan in New Delhi. Mr Tomar said, empowering rural women through Self-Help Groups is one of the top priorities of the government. He said, more than seven crore women have joined Self-Help Groups so far and the Ministry is making all efforts to take this number to 10 crore.
Shri Prahlad Singh Patel takes part in the 32nd Foundation Day Celebrations of Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, New Delhi
- Union Minister of State(Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel took part in the 32nd Foundation Day Celebrations at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts as chief guest in New Delhi. Shri Patel said that IGNCA has great significance for it plays the role of preserving the dying forms of art and culture. He also released 20 new books and 6 DVDs on this occasion. The function was attended by Joint Secretary(culture),Smt. Nirupama Kotru, DG National Gallery of Modern Art, Shri Adwait Gadnayak and member secretory IGNCA, Dr.Sachchidanad Joshi among others.
SUMMIT AND CONFERENCE
Smriti Irani addresses South Asia Safety Summit
- Union Minister Smriti Irani has stressed the need to ensure the safety of women and children within their homes, and create safe neighbourhoods to protect them against violence and abuse. The Women and Child Development Minister was addressing the 2nd edition of South Asia Safety Summit in New Delhi.
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat inaugurates IPEC at Nagpur
- RSS Chief Dr. Mohan Bhagwat inaugurated the International Principal’s Education Conference (IPEC) at Nagpur. Highlighting the importance of individual excellence in the education system Mr.Bhagwat said, striving for excellence holds the key for becoming successful in life. He stressed that it is the responsibility of educational institutes to mould the students into fearless, confident human beings in true sense.
MOU and Agreements
ADB to provide USD 91 million loan for Vijayanagara Channel
- The Centre and Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement to extend 91 million US dollar loan to modernize the Vijayanagara Channel Irrigation Systems and prepare river basin management plans in the Krishna river basin. It will help improve irrigation water use efficiency and contribute to improving sustainable water security in Karnataka.
- The second project loan for the Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Programme (IWRM) was signed by Additional Secretary in the Finance Ministry Sameer Kumar Khare and Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission, Kenichi Yokoyama.
Indian football team virtually knocked out of 2022 World Cup qualifying round
- The Indian football team was virtually knocked out of the 2022 World Cup qualifying round after losing 0-1 to Oman in Muscat. Mohsin Al Ghassani scored the all-important goal in the 33rd minute at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Stadium as Oman beat India for the second time in the campaign.
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