World Hindi Day – विश्व हिन्दी दिवस
अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हिंदी दिवस हर साल 10 जनवरी को मनाया जाता है। इस दिवस को मनाने के पीछे मुख्य उद्देश्य पूरे विश्व में हिंदी भाषा को बढ़ावा देना है। हिंदी शब्द की उत्पत्ति फ़ारसी शब्द हिंद से हुई है, जिसका अर्थ सिंधु नदी की भूमि है। यह भाषा दुनिया के लगभग 43 करोड़ लोगों द्वारा बोली जाती है।
Former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh announced on January 10, 2006, to be celebrated as World Hindi Day every year. Since then, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs had celebrated World Hindi Day for the first time abroad on 10 January 2006.
The aim of World Hindi Day is to create awareness for the spread of Hindi in the world, to introduce Hindi as an international language, to create an atmosphere for Hindi, to create affection for Hindi, to create awareness for the condition of Hindi And Hindi has to be presented as the world language.
1. 9 January observed as Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
On 9 January 2020, the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated. The day is praised to recognize the overseas Indians who have contributed to the development of India.
Reason for celebrating the day on 9 January:
January 9 was adopted for the celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas because on this day in 1915, Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest expatriate Indian, returned to India from South Africa and led the freedom struggle of India.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conferences have been held every year since 2003. The conferences are aimed at providing a platform to the non-resident Indians (NRI) community for mutually beneficial activities with the Government of India and the people of the country.
2. Worlds highest railway bridge set to be built by 2021 December
The government has set a new deadline to complete the world’s highest railway bridge that connects Kashmir to the rest of India by December 2021. It is the most challenging project since the independent history of Indian Railways.
The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project is important to provide an alternative and reliable transportation system to Jammu and Kashmir. It will connect Kashmir Valley with Indian Railways. Network. The project will provide seamless and hassle-free connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.
3. Harshvardhan Sadgir obtained the 2020 Maharashtra Kesari title
On 7 January 2020, Indian wrestler Harshvardhan Sadgir has won the Maharashtra Kesari title in the 63rd wrestling event at Balewadi near Pune by defeated his opponent Shailesh Shelek of Latur to claim the title.
63rd wrestling event:
Maharashtra Kesari wrestling competition is organized by Maharashtra State Wrestling Association. The first edition of the event was held in 1961. The 63rd edition of Maharashtra Kesari Kusthi 2020 commenced on 3 January 2020 at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Balewadi, Mahalunga in Pune, Maharashtra. It was held from 3-7 January. Around 900 wrestlers from 10 different weight groups participated in the ceremony. The weight categories at the Maharashtra Kesari are 57 Kg, 61 Kg, 65 Kg, 70 Kg, 74 Kg, 79 Kg, 86 Kg, 92 Kg, 97 Kg and one Maharashtra Kesari (86 to 125kg).
4. 5Manmad and Bhusawal stations receive AI-backed Facial recognition technology
Bangalore’s Manmad and Bhusawal stations were set up with Facial Recognition technology supported by Artificial Intelligence (AI) as test cases to identify and apprehend the culprits.
The main objective of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is to connect facial recognition systems to existing databases such as crime and criminal tracking networks and systems. It will also identify criminals roaming in railway stations.
5. Fouaad Mirza becomes the first Indian to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after 2 decades
Indian equestrian Fouad Mirza became the first Indian to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. He ended the wait for two decades. The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) released the latest rankings which included all the results between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.
- Mirza’s qualification to enter the Tokyo Games was confirmed. The riders completed 4-star level tournaments to qualify for the Olympics.
- Prior to this, Imtiaz Anees in 2000 Sydney and Late Wing Commander IJ Lamba in Atlanta in 1996 are also two Indians who represented India at the Olympics.
The 27-year-old Mirza won a silver in the individual eventing at the 2018 Asian Games. He scored 34 on his first horse Fernhill FaceTime and 30 with his second horse, Touchingwood.
6. India Notified 5th Biggest Geopolitical Risk Of 2020
Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk consultancy, said that under Narendra Modi, India is the fifth largest geopolitical risk of 2020.
- Eurasia’s annual Top 10 Risk of the Year list is considered one of the most important geopolitical indicators among global investors, multinationals and various financial and business advisors.
- The list that is topped by-elections in the US and followed by events and developments like the US-China technology tug of war on 5G as well as the trade war between Beijing and Washington.
7. ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020’ will be held on 20th Jan
In New Delhi on the 20th January, the third edition of Prime Minister’s Interaction with school students, “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020”, will be held at Talkatora Stadium.
- The event will be attended by over 2000 students, parents, and teachers from across India.
- Last month, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) in partnership with MyGov launched the ‘a short essay’ competition for students of classes 9 to 12 for the third edition of the Prime Minister’s Interaction with School Students.
- The themes presented this time for PPC 2020 are ‘Gratitude is Great’, ‘Your future depends on your aspirations’, ‘Examining Exams’, ‘Our duties, you take’ and ‘Balance is Beneficial’.
- The first edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha was held in the month of Feb 2018 on 16th February and second on the 29th of January 2019.