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1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Mannathu Padmanabhan on his Jayanti (2 January), some of the facts
- Mannathu Padmanabhan was a freedom fighter Kerala and also an Indian social reformer. He was the founder of the Nair Service Society (NSS), Nair community constitutes about 12.10% of the population in Kerala state
- He was honoured with Bharata Kesari by the President of India and also received Padma Bhushan in 1966
2) Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address in the inaugural event of National Metrology Conclave via video conferencing on 4th January 2021
- Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) organizing National Metrology Conclave 2021 on its 75th year of inception
- The theme of the Metrology Conclave 2021 is ‘Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation’.
- Narendra Mod to lay the foundation stone of the National Environmental Standards Laboratory and also to dedicate National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya to the nation
- The National Atomic Timescale generates Indian Standard Time with an accuracy of 2.8 nanosecond
3) Union Home Minister Amit Shah released the inaugural issue of the “National Police K-9 Journal” in New Delhi
- Its the first such publication journal in India about covering the subject of Police Dogs (Police Service K9s) in bilingual Hindi and English
- Journal to be released in April and October every year.
- In 2019, special ‘Police K9 Cell’ was established under the Police Modernization Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs with the mandate of ‘Mainstreaming and Augmentation of Police Service K9s in the India’.
4) 51st International Film Festival of India to open from 16th January 2021 in Goa with the Indian premiere of the movie ‘Another Round’ by Thomas Vinterberg.
- The festival to screen a total of 224 films, it includes 21 non-feature films and 26 feature films under the Indian Panorama films section.
- Film ‘Another Round’ is starred with Mads Mikkelsen, who is the Cannes Best Actor Award winner. It also Denmark’s official entry to the Oscars
- The festival to screen films like Mehrunisa by Sandeep Kumar and festival to close with the India Premiere of the historical drama ‘Wife of a Spy’ by Kiyoshi Kurosawa on 24th January 2021
- ‘Wife of a Spy’ is the Japanese film, won Silver Lion for Best Director at Venice International Film Festival
5) Government published the draft Model Standing Orders for the Manufacturing Sector, Mining Sector and Service Sector. invited for suggestions/ objections from the stakeholders within a period of 30 days.
- Some of the salient features of these Model Standing Orders
- The model standing order applies to all industrial units irrespective of location
- To safeguard IT Industry, Involvement in unauthorized access of any IT system, the computer network of the employer/ customer/ client to be prescribed as misconduct.
- “Work from home” concept to be formalized in the Model Standing Orders for Service Sector
- In IT Sector, working hours shall be as per agreement/ conditions of appointment between employer and workers
- Rail Travel Facility to extended to the workers in the mining sector earlier it is availed by only workers in coal mines
♦ Buta Singh is a senior leader of Congress passed away from complications of a stroke at age of 86 years
- Buta Singh served as General-Secretary of congress, Union Cabinet Minister of Agriculture and Home Minister in the years 1985- 86 and 1986- 89 respectively
- In 2004, he was appointed as Governor of Bihar and also worked as Chairman of National Commission For Scheduled Castes from 2007 to 2010
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