Daily Current Affairs - 09-01-2021

The Ambassador of India to the United Nations recently announced that India has been asked to chair three important committees of the Security Council.

What are the three UNSC committees to be chaired by India?

Counter-Terrorism Committee, Libya Sanctions Committee and Taliban Sanctions Committee.

What is the Counter-Terrorism Committee?

Who are the member states of Counter-Terrorism Committee?

There are fifteen member states of Counter Terrorism committee. They are Belgium, Dominic Republic, China, Germany, France, Niger, Indonesia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Russia, South Africa, UK, Vietnam and US.

What is Libya Sanctions Committee?

What are UN Sanctions on Libya?

The United Nations imposed an Arms Embargo on Libya since February 2011. It is related to the supply of arms and military equipment to and from Libya.

Why did UN impose sanctions on Libya?

The UN imposed sanctions in Libya in response to the violence and use of armed forces against civilians in Libya and systematic violations of human rights by the former Qadhafi Regime.

What is Taliban Sanctions Committee?

When can the United Nations Security Council impose sanctions?

The Unite Nations Security Council can impose sanctions in response to threat to international peace and security.

Every year the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated on January 9.

What is the theme of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, 2021?

Theme: Contributing to Atma Nirbhar Bharat.

Why is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated?

It is celebrated to mark the contribution of overseas Indian community towards the development of India.

Why is important to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?

It is important to celebrate the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas as it reconnects the Non-Resident Indians with their roots. Also, it celebrates their achievements. It acknowledges the difficulties faced by the Indian expatriate workers living abroad. The day acts as a platform to create a network of NRIs in all the countries and connect the younger generation with immigrants. This will help the immigrants to evolve and contribute significantly to the development of the country.

What is Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?

The Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was celebrated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on January 8, 2021.

What is the theme of Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?

Bringing together Young Achievers from India and Indian Diaspora.

What is Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards?

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards are presented to recognize the achievements of NRIs, PIOs or organizations established by NRIs.

Who confers Pravasi Bhratiya Samman Awards?

President of India.

Why is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated on January 9?

It is celebrated on January 9 to mark the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on January 9, 1915.

When was the first Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated?

2000

Who sponsors Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?

It is sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Confederation of Indian Industries.

Which committee recommended Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?

L M Singhvi Committee. The L M Singhvi committee was set up by the late PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.