- World Braille Day is observed every year on January 4.
- The day commemorates the birth anniversary of French educator Louis Braille, who invented the Braille language in the year 1809.
2. Recently, The Ministry of Culture reported to Parliament that 50 of India’s 3,693 centrally protected monuments were missing.
- The Ministry of Culture mentioned in its report titled ‘Issues relating to Untraceable Monuments and Protection of Monuments in India’ which was submitted to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism, and Culture.
3. Scientists from South Korea have developed a new water purification system that can quickly and efficiently filter out microplastics. Crucially, the polymer used is relatively inexpensive with excellent adsorption performance and good photothermal properties.
4. Recently, Several parts of Europe witnessed an unprecedented winter heat wave and experts said that temperatures increased 10 to 20 degrees Celsius above normal.
5. The Prime Minister of India paid tributes to Rani Velu Nachiyar on her birth anniversary.
6. Ethiopia has released the first edition of an atlas to map a parasitic disease affecting livestock in the country and the vector behind it.
7. India is set to take over leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union after successful elections held during the 13th Congress held in Bangkok.
8. The 205th anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle was recently celebrated in all harmony at the Ranstambh (victory pillar) in Perne village in Pune.
9. This news card talks about replicating Tamil Nadu’s CM breakfast scheme in other states.
CM’s Breakfast Scheme
- The scheme covers around 1.14 lakh students in 1,545 schools which include 417 municipal corporation schools, 163 municipality schools, and 728 taluk and village panchayat-level schools.
- The inauguration of the scheme marks an important milestone in the State’s history of providing free meals to school students.