3.2.23 UKPSC Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND
 
 
In a first for Uttarakhand, state’s Republic Day tableau clinches top spot
For the first time since Uttarakhand’s formation 23 years ago, the state’s Republic Day tableau, themed “Manaskhand”, depicting the historic Jageshwar temples near Almora and the hill state’s traditional Chholiya dance, won the first prize this year.
In 2021, the state’s Kedarkhand tableau had won the third position among all tableaux. Uttarakhand has showcased its tableau on 13 ocassions in the past two decades since the state was formed.
The tableau featured the famous temple of Jageshwar which is situated amidst dense deodar trees, the Corbett National Park, home to a thriving tiger population, Uttarakhand’s state animal, musk deer, the national bird, peacock, and Aipan, which is the traditional art form of the hills.
Each year, around 14 to 15 tableaux of different states are displayed during the Republic Day parade. The final selection is done through a rigorous process, which continues for a few months.
INTERNATIONAL
 
North Korea warns of ‘overwhelming nuclear force’ to counter U.S. expansion
 
North Korea said that it’s prepared to counter U.S. military moves with the “most overwhelming nuclear force” as it warned that the expansion of the United States’ combined military exercises with rival South Korea is pushing tensions to an “extreme red line.”
South Korea’s security jitters have risen since North Korea test-fired dozens of missiles in 2022, including potentially nuclear-capable ones designed to strike targets in South Korea and the U.S. mainland.
 
 
NATIONAL
 
Goal of ‘Suposhit Bharat’ under the Poshan Abhiyan
 
The Ministry of Ayush is knowledge partner with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in the Poshan Abhiyan to achieve the ultimate goal of ‘SUPOSHIT BHARAT’; and actively participated in this program and celebrates Poshan Pakhwada and Poshan Maah every year since year 2018. Ministry of Ayush, in order to provide technical guidance and support based on the Ayush principles of regional and seasonal variations in the body and considering the local preferences, has developed advisory for preferred food and dietary items to address Kuposhan Mukt Bharat, which include general dietary advisory, advisory for pregnant women, lactating mothers, children, specific recommendations for anaemia in pregnancy and malnourished children which have been shared with Ministry of Women and Child Development.
The Government of India has approved “Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0”- an Integrated Nutrition Support Programme scheme of Ministry of Women and Child Development during the 15th Finance Commission period 2021-22 to 2025-26.
Total number of consumer complaints filed online through e-Daakhil portal (as on 24.01.2023) in the country is 35,898
The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 provides for e-filing of the complaints. Further theConsumer Protection (Consumer Dispute Redressal Commissions) Rules, 2020 provide for the manner offiling of complaints electronically in National Commissions, State Commission and District Commission.e-Daakhil portal was launched for electronically filing of complaints.  So far besides theNational Commission, e-filling facility has been operationalised in 34 States/UTs. The features of e-Daakhil inter-alia includefacility for user registration, online fee payment, application status, rejoinders, SMS/mail alert and for uploadingcomplaint documents. It thus provides for speedy, effective and hassle-free resolution of cases.
The total number of consumer complaints filed online through e-Daakhil portal (as on 24.01.2023) in the country is 35,898.
Indian Semiconductor Mission
India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) has been setup as an Independent Business Division within Digital India Corporation having administrative and financial autonomy to formulate and drive India’s long-term strategies for developing semiconductors and display manufacturing facilities and semiconductor design ecosystem.
ISM has been working as nodal agency for the Schemes approved under Semicon India Programme. The applications were received by ISM and are being appraised by ISM. ISM has also been engaging with various stakeholders of Semiconductors and Display ecosystem to attract the investments in India. So far INR 13 crore has been released to ISM.
Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme
 
Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP) launched in 2016-17 ensures availability of dialysis services free of cost to Below Poverty Line (BPL) beneficiaries at the district hospitals in the country. National Health Mission (NHM) supports States/UTs in implementation of Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis services under PMNDP based on the gap assessment done by the State/UTs through the annual Programme Implementation Plans (PIP). A total of 17.27 lakh beneficiaries have availed dialysis services till 31st December 2022.
The Program has been implemented in all the 36 States/UTs in 641 districts at 1350 dialysis centres by deploying 8871 haemodialysis machines as on 31st December 2022.
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