vocal for local: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Ministry of Textiles launches “Local4Diwali” campaign

Published: November 11, 2020

The Union Ministry of Textiles has launched a campaign for Diwali- “Local4Diwali”.  The campaign has been launched to promote the Indian handicraft which is the cultural heritage of the country and also a source of livelihood for many. As per the available data, the handicrafts sector is a major sector of women empowerment as almost ..

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Hunar Haat resumes operation after 7 months gap due to COVID-19

Published: November 11, 2020

Hunar Haat has restarted from November 11 after a gap of around seven months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To mark the beginning of operations, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated ‘Hunar Haat’ at Delhi Haat, Pitampura. The Hunar Haat is being organized by the IITF, Pragati Maidan from November 11 to ..

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NITI Aayog releases report at United Nations: “Taking SDGs from Global to Local”

Published: July 13, 2020

On July 13, 2020, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Dr V K Paul released India’s second Voluntary Review (VNR) at United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 2020. Highlights The report titled “Decade of Action: Taking SDGs from Global to Local” focused on India’s new aspirations towards “vocal for local”. Also, the VNR report, 2020 ..

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Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Bamboo to propel the North East

Published: July 11, 2020

On July 11, 2020, the Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Bamboo sector is to play a major role in the India’s post COVID-19 economy. It is to propel the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan in the north-east India. Highlights The Government of India will use the mantra of “Create, Curate and ..

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Haryana drafts Ordinance: 75% private sector jobs to locals

Published: July 7, 2020

On July 6, 2020, the Haryana Government cleared a proposal to draft an ordinance that reserves 75% of private sector jobs to locals. Highlights The proposal to draft “Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates ordinance, 2020” was approved by the cabinet that met under the chairmanship of CM Manohar Lal Khattar. This criterion is to ..

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