Padma Awards for year 2023 announced.

  • The government of India announced the Padma Awards 2023 on the eve of the 74th Republic Day (26th January 2023).
  • Of the 106 Padma awards, six are Padma Vibhushan, nine are Padma Bhushan and 91 are Padma Shri.
  • Nineteen of the Padma awardees are women.
  • ORS pioneer, Dilip Mahalanobis will be awarded the Padma Vibhushan posthumously in the field of Medicine (Pediatrics).
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav will be awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously in the field of public affairs.

President approves 412 Gallantry Awards for Defence personnel.

  • President of India, Droupadi Murmu has approved 412 Gallantry awards and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others.
  • These awards include six Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras.
  • It also includes one Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 92 Sena Medals, one Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), seven Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry), and 29 Param Vishisht Seva Medals.
  • President has also awarded President’s Tatrakshak Medal and Tatrakshak Medal to ICG Personnel.

Har Ghar Nal Se Jal drive will be completed by 2024.

  • National Centre for Good Governance DG, Bharat Lal has addressed a Conference on Water Security for high Economic Growth and Prosperity at 14th South Asia Conference on Think20@G20, New Delhi.
  • The Har Ghar Nal Se Jal drive under Jal Jeevan Mission will be completed by 2024.
  • It is being implemented in a unique bottom-up and decentralized approach by mobilizing Village Water and Sanitation Committees to manage the village water supply infrastructure.

Centre launched U-WIN platform for children and pregnant women.

  • The government of India has launched the U-WIN platform.
  • Aim: To digitize India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP).
  • It has been launched in pilot mode across two districts of each state and union territory.
  • This platform will help in registering and vaccinating every pregnant woman, recording her delivery outcome, and administering birth vaccinations and all immunizations.
  • It will also act as a single source of information for reminders of upcoming vaccine doses.

Nagaland observed 3rd edition of annual Orange festival 2023.

  • Nagaland observed the third edition of the annual Orange festival 2023 at Rusoma village, Kohima district.
  • The two-day festival was organized in collaboration with the Department of Horticulture, Agriculture, Rural Development, Land Resources, and Kohima Smart City.
  • Aim: To recognize and celebrate the hard work of the orange growers.
  • It also facilitates the market linkages to sell their produce at one hub.
  • Nagaland capital: Kohima, Chief minister: Neiphiu Rio.

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