Current Affairs - National

First ‘District Good Governance Index’ Launched for Jammu & Kashmir

On 22 January 2022, India’s first “District Good Governance Index”, was released in Jammu.

  • It is prepared by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in collaboration with Government of Jammu & Kashmir.

Cabinet Approves Equity Infusion of Rs.1500 Crore in IREDA

On 19th January, 2022, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the equity infusion of Rs.1500 crore in Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA).

  • This equity infusion will help in employment generation of approximately 10200 jobs/year and CO2 equivalent emission reduction of approximately 7.49 Million Tonnes CO2/year.

Inherited Property of Issueless Hindu Female Dying Intestate goes back to Source: SC

On 20th January 2022, the Supreme Court held that inherited property of a female Hindu dying issueless and intestate will either go to the heirs of her parents or husband.

  • The court also said that such daughters would get preference over other collateral members of the family such as sons and daughters of brothers of the deceased father.

India gets back Goat-Headed Yogini Statue

A 10th century stone idol of goat-headed Yogini was handed over to India by the High Commission of India, London.

  • The idol was illegally removed from Uttar Pradesh's Banda from a temple in Lokhari.

‘National Innovation Week’

From 10th – 16th January, 2022, Ministry of Education (MoE), AICTE and Ministry of Commerce & Industry are jointly organising ‘National Innovation Week’ as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence.

Key Highlights

  • The Innovation week will highlight various initiatives undertaken to spread awareness to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in India.

‘Mera Gaon, Meri Dharohar’: First ever Cultural Survey of India’s Villages

The Union Ministry of Culture is going to survey the cultural aspects of Indian villages.

  • It has partnered with the Common Services Centres (CSC), a special purpose vehicle under the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), to undertake the first ever cultural survey of India’s villages.

Draft ‘National Air Sports Policy’

On 2 January 2022, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has released draft National Air Sports Policy (NASP) for public feedback.

Key Features of the Draft National Air Sports Policy

  • NASP 2022 covers sports like aerobatics, aeromodelling, amateur-built and experimental aircraft, ballooning, drones, gliding, hang gliding and paragliding; microlighting and paramotoring; skydiving and vintage aircraft.

Fourth Edition of State Health Index

On 27th December 2021, NITI Aayog has released the fourth edition of the State Health Index for 2019–20.

  • The report, titled “Healthy States, Progressive India”, ranks states and Union Territories on their year-on-year incremental performance in health outcomes as well as their overall status.

Good Governance Index 2021

On 25th December, 2021, the union government released the Good Governance Index 2020-21. The index has been prepared by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India.

NITI Aayog’s Vernacular Innovation Program

Recently, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, launched the Vernacular Innovation Program (VIP) to enable innovators and entrepreneurs to have access to the innovation ecosystem in 22 scheduled languages.

About The Program

  • The Vernacular Innovation Program is an initiative to lower the language barrier in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship and will systematically decouple creative expressions and languages of transaction.

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