President of India conferred 2022 Digital India Awards.

  • The President of India, Droupadi Murmu has conferred the Digital India Awards 2022 to the winners on 7th January 2023.
  • The e-NAM (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare) was awarded the platinum award in Digital Empowerment of Citizens category.
  • The e-Vivechna App (Madhya Pradesh) was awarded the platinum award in Digital Initiatives at Grassroots Level.
  • The Mine Mitra (Uttar Pradesh) was awarded in Digital Initiatives for Ease of Doing Business category.

NABARD and "Hockey Wali Sarpanch" inks pact to strengthen farmers.

  • Neeru Yadav, who is fondly known as Hockey Wali Sarpanch has signed an agreement with NABARD to start the Farmers Producers Organisation (FPO) with the assistance of SIIRD (Society of Indian Institute of Rural Development).
  • This initiative will strengthen farmers of Lambi Ahir Village, Rajasthan.
  • FPO:
    • It is a legal entity formed by primary producers.
    • Producers such as farmers, milk producers, fishermen, etc, can form a company basis equity share.

Union Min Anurag Thakur launches theme of Y20 summit.

  • Anurag Singh Thakur (Minister of Youth Affairs) has launched the themes, logo, and website of Y20 summit India in Curtain raiser event in New Delhi.
  • Themes:
    • Future of Work: Industry 4.0, Innovation & 21st Century skills
    • Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Sustainability a way of life
    • Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Ushering in an era of No War
    • Shared Future: Youth in Democracy and Governance and Health, Wellbeing & Sports: Agenda for Youth.
    • He was trained by renowned coach RB Ramesh.

Chhattisgarh celebrates traditional "Cherchera" festival.

  • Chhattisgarh CM, Bhupesh Baghel has celebrated the traditional Cherchera festival at Dudhadhari Math in Raipur.
  • This traditional festival is celebrated on the full moon night of Paush Hindu calendar month.
  • It is celebrated in the happiness of taking the crops to their homes after cultivation.
  • According to mythological belief, on this day Lord Shankar has begged from Mata Annapurna, so people used to donate green vegetables along with paddy on this day.

Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates Marjing Polo statue in Manipur.

  • Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has inaugurated the 122-foot-high Sagol Kangjei Statue at the Ibudhou Marjing complex at Heingang in Imphal, Manipur.
  • He has also inaugurated and laid foundation stones for several projects in the state.
  • He has also inaugurated Churachandpur Medical College and hoisting of 175 feet tall National flag at INA headquarters, Moirang.
  • Sagol Kangjei: It is the name of the game of polo played in Manipur.

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