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Current Affairs Update for 30 January 2019
Odisha CM announces Jiban Sampark Project at Adivasi Mela
The Chief Minister of Odisha announced the Jiban Sampark Project of Odisha for the welfare of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups at the annual Adivasi Mela-2019. The annual Adivasi Mela showcases the art, artefacts, culture, tradition, and music of the tribal community. The Adivasi Mela strengthen the livelihood of the tribal communities by creating a sustainable market and business opportunities for tribal artisans. The Jiban Sampark Project undertaken in association with UNICEF aims to generate awareness among Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in Odisha on various development and welfare initiatives of State Government, especially on women and child welfare. The focus areas of Jiban Sampark Project are skill development, empowering communities, cooperation and innovation among the groups.
First ever International Day of Education celebrated on 24th January 2019
The first-ever International Day of Education was celebrated on 24th January 2019 as per the resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 3rd 2018 to celebrate the role of education in development. The International Day of Education demonstrates the world’s political will towards providing quality education to all and achieving sustainable development by 2030. The celebration reiterates the importance of education for the world’s social and economic development and will nudge the member countries of UN to improve the quality of education and protect the rights of the student community. This will aid in the attainment of sustainable development goals by 2030. The International Day of Education is aimed at underscoring the fact that education is not only a fundamental right but also a necessity to achieve sustainable development.
Vande Bharat Express to ply between Delhi and Varanasi
India’s fastest indigenous train, Train 18 named as Vande Bharat Express will ply between Delhi and Varanasi. Train 18 is an indigenously developed world-class train under Make in India. The 16-coach train has been built completely in India by Indian engineers in a span of 18 months at the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. Vande Bharat Express is the energy efficiency and the first locomotive-less train in the country and will be fully air-conditioned. These trains run on electric traction like Metro trains and will start replacing the Shatabdi Express fleet from next year. The fares in these world-class trains are 40-50 per cent higher than the Shatabdi Express. The train will cover 755 km distance in eight hours with stoppages at Kanpur and Prayagraj.
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