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Daily Current Affairs : 10-Jan-2020

Major Topic Covered :

  1. PRAVASI BHARTIYA DIWAS

  2. CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN

  3. POLITICAL MURDERS

  4. MADHAVPUR MELA

  5. WORLD HINDI DAY

  6. NORTH-EAST GAS GRID PROJECT

  7. RESIDENTIAL BUILDER FINANCE WITH BUYER GUARANTEE

  8. ‘MARKET STUDY ON E-COMMERCE IN INDIA: KEY FINDINGS AND OBSERVATIONS’

  9. RBI INTRODUCES VIDEO-BASED IDENTIFICATION PROCESS FOR KYC



PRAVASI BHARTIYA DIWAS

Part of GS- 1 A&C


Why in news? Indian embassies in different countries celebrated Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas yesterday. In Bangladesh, a large number of expatriate Indians participated in the programme organized by High Commission of India in Dhaka.


Highlights:


• Addressing the gathering, High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das said that the government attaches high priority to provide services to the diaspora community living in various countries.


Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India.


• January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion since it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, led India’s freedom struggle and changed the lives of Indians forever.


• Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention is celebrated once in every two years to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots.


• During the Convention, selected overseas Indians are also honored with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to recognize their contributions to various fields both in India and abroad.


Riva Ganguly called upon the Indian diaspora community in Bangladesh to register with the High Commission so that services can be provided smoothly when need arises. She called upon the Indian community in Bangladesh to take active part in the activities organized by the High Commission in Bangladesh.The address was followed by a live video session with 8 foreign missions of India spread over all the continents which was addressed by the External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar.


Source: AIR



CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN

Part of GS- 1 Social Issues


Why in news?

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) published the annual Crime in India Report 2018 on 8th January, 2020. It was published with provisional data, as five States — West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Sikkim — did not send clarifications sought by the NCRB despite repeated reminders.


Highlights:


• According to the report 3,78,277 cases of crime against women were reported in the country, up from 3,59,849 in 2017.


Uttar Pradesh topped the list with 59,445 cases, followed by Maharashtra (35,497) and West Bengal (30,394).


• A total of 50,74,634 cognisable crimes — 31,32,954 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 19,41,680 Special & Local Laws (SLL) crimes — were registered in 2018, showing an increase of 1.3% in registration of cases compared to 2017 (50,07,044 cases).


• The crime rate per lakh population, however, came down from 388.6 in 2017 to 383.5 in 2018.


• The conviction rate in rape-related cases stood at 27.2% even though the rate of filing charge sheets was 85.3% in such cases.


Cruelty by husband or his relatives (31.9%) followed by assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty (27.6%) constituted the major share of crimes against women, the report said.


Source: The Hindu



POLITICAL MURDERS

Part of GS-3 Security


Why in news?

West Bengal reported the maximum number of political murders in 2018, says a report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).


Highlights:



• The number of murders due to “political reason” in West Bengal stood at 12, followed by 9 in Bihar and 7 in Maharashtra.


• In all, 54 political murders were reported in the country in 2018. In 2017, the number of such cases stood at 98.


Source: The Hindu

MADHAVPUR MELA

Part of GS- 1 A&C


Why in news? The eight States of the Northern Eastern Region will participate in a big way during the Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat due to be held in the first week of April this year.


Highlights:


• The annual fair is held at Madhavpur Ghed in Porbandar district and the Mela this year will commence on 2nd April, a day after the Ram Navami festival.


Madhavpur Ghed, a small but culturally significant village, is th