Current Affairs Capsule – January 4, 2020
- January 4, 2020
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
- The Maharashtra Government, on the birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule, launched a ‘Cyber Safe Women’ initiative under which awareness camps will be held across all the districts of the state regarding cyber safety. The initiative will help in educating women about how the web is used by anti-social elements and child predators to commit various types of crimes.
- World Braille Day is celebrated every year across the world on 4th January to commemorate the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, who invented Braille, a written language for blind people. The day aims to create awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and visually impaired people. In November 2018, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution to celebrate the day. The first World Braille Day was celebrated on 4th January, 2019
- The National Health Authority (NHA) has de-empanelled a total of 171 hospitals and imposed penalties of more than ₹4.5 crore for allegedly committing fraud and indulging in malpractices under the Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). The National Anti-Fraud Unit (NAFU) at the NHA found the cases of malpractices among empanelled hospitals.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC) under the theme ‘Science and Technology for Rural Development’ on 3rd January, 2020 in Bengaluru. This summit aims to bridge the gap between farmer and tech-developers. The event is being hosted by the Department of Science and Technology from 3rd January to 7th January, 2020. The first meeting of the Indian Science Congress was held from 15th January to 17th January, 1914 in Kolkata. The Farmers Science Congress, Women Science Congress and Children Science Congress will also be held on the sidelines of the Indian Science Congress.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) designated the year 2020 as the ‘Year of the Nurse and the Midwife’ to honour the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. The WHO is the collaborating partner in the three-year ‘Nursing Now!’ Campaign (2018-2020). This campaign aims to improve health globally by raising the status and profile of nursing. The WHO is leading the development of a first-of-its kind “World Nursing Report” that is to be launched in 2020. Also, the International Nurse Day is celebrated every year on 12th May in honor of Florence Nightingale.
- The Government Think Tank NITI Aayog on 1st January, 2020 released its draft guideline document ‘Model Concession Agreement for Setting Up Medical Colleges under Public Private Partnership’. It suggests the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to link new or existing private medical colleges with functional district hospital to address shortage of qualified doctors and bridge gap in medical education.
- India celebrated the 353rd birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh on 2nd January, 2020. Born at Patna Sahib in 1666, Guru Gobind Singh succeeded his father Guru Tegh Bahadur as the leader of Sikhs at the age of nine. He was a spiritual leader, philosopher, poet and master warrior. He founded the Sikh Warrior community called Khalsa in 1699. Guru Nanak founded Sikhism in 1469 and was the first Sikh Guru.
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Q1. Which state launched the ‘Cyber Safe Women’ initiative?
- Andhra Pradesh
Q2. On which day is the World Braille Day celebrated?
- January 2
- January 3
- January 4
- January 5
Q3. When was the first Indian Science Congress held?
Q4. On which day is the International Nurse Day celebrated?
- January 12
- January 21
- May 12
- May 21
Q5. Who is the founder of Sikhism?
- Guru Gobind Singh
- Guru Hargobind Sahib
- Guru Nanak
- Guru Ram Das