Current Affairs of 10th January

Government Launched Web-Wonder Women Campaign

The government launched Web- Wonder Women Campaign to celebrate the exceptional achievements of women who have influenced and impacted society through social media. The Campaign aims to recognize the fortitude of Indian women stalwarts from across the globe who have used the power of social media to run positive campaigns to steer a change in society.

Launching the campaign in New Delhi, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said, Indian women have always been enterprising and have created a positive impact on society with their hard work, experience and knowledge. She said, the campaign is to specially honour and encourage such voices that have in their own capacity driven a positive impact on social media platforms.

The Campaign invites entries from across the world till 31st of this month. Indian-origin women, working or settled anywhere in the world, are eligible for nomination. Nominations have been invited in a large number of categories including Health, Media, Literature, Art, Sports, Environmental protection, and fashion among others.

The shortlisted entries will be open for public voting on Twitter and the finalists will be selected by a specialized panel of judges.

Prime Minister Inaugurated ‘The Gangajal Project in Agra’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Gangajal Project that will improve the water supply in the city. The programme will provide a supply of better drinking water which will benefit the residents as well as tourists. The Prime Minister launched civic projects worth Rs 2,980 crore in Agra. “Projects relating to health, sanitation, education will also be inaugurated,” Modi had tweeted earlier in the day.

Prime Minister laid the foundation Stone of Integrated Command and Control Centre for Agra Smart City. In this project CCTVs will be installed throughout Agra City for monitoring and surveillance for the purpose of safety and security. This will help to develop Agra as a modern world class smart city, befitting its stature as a premium tourist destination, at a total cost of Rs.285 crores.
Modi’s Agra visit comes a day after the Union Cabinet gave its approval for 10% reservation for economically backward upper caste. It assumes significance as caste equations in Uttar Pradesh have always played a major role in shaping electoral fortunes.He made it clear that the Government will be adding more number of seats in the educational institutions to ensure that the other category students will not be affected. The Prime Minister said, “We have taken a major step to provide education facilities at the higher educational, technical and professional institutions in addition to the reservation for the poor from general category. We have also increased the number of seats in the higher education institutions by 10%. We won’t have have a system which takes away the right of änyone.”.