Current Affairs 13 Jan
Khadi Prakritik Paint
- Union Minister for MSME has launched an innovative new paint developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission and is made available in the market on January 12.
- The paint is made with cow dung as a main ingredient and is odorless and cost-effective. The paint is available as enamel and distemper and is free from any chemical and heavy metal as lead, mercury, arsenic, chromium, cadmium, and others.
- The project was conceptualized by Khadi and Village Industries Commission in 2020 and developed by Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute.
- This will increase organic consumption and also will generate an additional approx Rs 30000 per annum per animal.
Zanskar Winter Sports
- Department of Sports and Youth Services have organized Winter and Youth Festival 2021 from 18-30 Jnauary 2021 with Ladakh Tourism Department.
- The games are to be organised in Zanskar, which is a sub district of Kargil In the UT of Ladakh.
- The Zanskar region is above 6000 m above sea level.
Source: All India Radio
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yajana
- Crop Insurance Scheme initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed 5 years of operations on January 13, 2021.
- This is an insurance scheme for farmers that will reduce the premium burden of farmers and crop settlement of crops for fully insured crop.
- The scheme is implemented by General Insurance companies. The scheme is managed by Ministry of Agriculture. To avail this scheme the farmer should have proper KCC account for notified crops.
Urban Local Bodies
- Manipur has become the 4th state in the country to become Urban Local Bodies (ULB) reforms made by Ministry of Finance. This scheme has made Manipur eligible for financial resource of Rs 75 crore through Open Market Borrowings.
- Urban Local Bodies aims at strenghting at providing better public health and sanitation services.
- This also aims to create good civic infrastructure.