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Current Affairs - National

22nd Law Commission of India

On 7th November 2022, the Union Govt. has constituted the 22nd Law Commission of India.

Composition

  • Chairman: Justice (retd.) Rituraj Awasthi, former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, will head the Law Commission of India.

Sample Registration System Statistical Report 2020

In a significant milestone, India has achieved landmark achievement in further reduction of child mortality rates.

  • As per the Sample Registration System (SRS) Statistical Report 2020 released on 22nd September 2022 by Registrar General of India (RGI), the country has been witnessing a progressive reduction in IMR, U5MR and NMR since 2014 towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets by 2030.

3 Indian Cities in UNESCO Network of Learning Cities

Recently, three cities in India have joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. These include two cities Thrissur and Nilambur in Kerala and Warangal in Telangana.

About the Cities

Thrissur - Cultural Capital of Kerala

  • Popularly known as the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is home to academic and research institutions. It is also known for its jewellery industry, especially gold.

PM ScHools for Rising India

On 5th September, 2022 (National Teacher’s Day), the Prime Minister announced a new initiative - PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India).

About the Scheme

  • This will be a new centrally sponsored scheme for upgradation and development of more than 14500 Schools across the country by strengthening the selected existing schools from amongst schools managed by Central Government/ State/ UT Government/ local bodies.

‘Aashwasan’ Campaign under ‘Tribal TB Initiative’

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TB division of Ministry of Health and Family welfare organized a national conclave on 24th August at the National Tribal Research Institute (NTRI), New Delhi to disseminate the learnings of the 100-day Aashwasan Campaign under ‘Tribal TB Initiative’.

Tribal TB Initiative

  • It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Central TB Division, Ministry of Health, supported by USAID as technical partner and Piramal Swasthya as implementing partner.

NAMASTE: National Action for Mechanised Sanitation Ecosystem

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) is preparing to undertake a nationwide survey to enumerate all people engaged in hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.

  • The enumeration exercise is part of the Union government’s National Action Plan for Mechanised Sanitation Ecosystem (NAMASTE).

Paalan 1000 Campaign, Parenting App to Focus on Child Health

On 16th August 2022, the Union Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar virtually launched the Early Childhood Development Conclave, Paalan 1000 National Campaign, and Parenting App in Mumbai.

Paalan 1000 National Campaign

  • ‘Paalan 1000 - Journey of the First 1000 Days’, focuses on the cognitive developments of children in the first 2 years of its life.

Army gets New Indigenously-Developed Equipment & Systems

On 16th August 2022, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh handed over indigenously-developed equipment and systems to the Indian Army.

  • Features & Utilities if the New Systems
  • Future Infantry Soldier as a System (F-INSAS)
  • Future Infantry Soldier is being equipped with three primary sub systems:

Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022 was introduced in the Parliament on 8th August, 2022.

  • However, the Bill was later sent to the standing committee for further deliberation.

Change in Flag Code of India: Can stay hoisted Day & Night

As the central government has launched ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign from August 13, the Ministry of Home Affairs has amended the Flag Code of India 2002 to allow for the national flag to be flown even at night. Earlier, the flag could be hoisted only between sunrise and sunset.

The Change: Clause XI of Paragraph 2.2 the Flag Code

  • Now: Clause XI of paragraph 2.2 of the Flag Code was replaced by the following clause: “where the flag is displayed in the open or displayed on the house of a member of the public, it may be flown day and night”.

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