UPSC PRELIMS BITS – October 11, 2022

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United Nations World Geospatial International Congress(UNWGIC)


Why in news?

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the United Nations World Geospatial International Congress, via video message.
  • The Conference is happening in Hyderabad.

The theme of the conference

‘Geo-enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind’ 

Why UNWGIC formed?

  • In 2011, following decision 2011/24, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, of which the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management is a subsidiary body, “encouraged Member States to hold regular high-level, multi-stakeholder discussions on global geospatial information, including through the convening of global forums, with a view to promoting a comprehensive dialogue with all relevant actors and bodies”.
  • Thus, the aim of the United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) is to provide a convening, participatory and inclusive environment to enhance the communication, understanding, knowledge and application of geospatial information management.
  • The inaugural United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress was held in Deqing, Zhejiang Province from 19 to 21 November 2018.


Bharat Ratna Nanaji Deshmukh


Why in news?

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Bharat Ratna Nanaji Deshmukh on his birth anniversary.

Know about Nanaji Deshmukh

  • Nanaji Deshmukh was born on October 11, 1916. A social reformer and politician from India, he worked in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance.
  • He was associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) from a very early age.
  • He is believed to have established Saraswati Shishu Mandir (SSM), which runs a chain of private schools in India and is said to be the educational wing of the RSS.
  • He started the country’s first SSM at Gorakhpur in 1950 and was the founder of Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) situated at Chitrakoot.
  • He was also responsible for starting India’s first rural university, Chitarkoot Gramodya Vishwavidyalaya.
  • He played a key role in the Jaya Prakash (JP) movement against Emergency in 1974. As the general secretary of the Lok Sangharsh Samiti, Deshmukh threw his weight behind Narayan’s call for total revolution.


Sri Guru Ram Das Ji


Why in news?

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has bowed to Sri Guru Ram Das Ji on the auspicious occasion of his Parkash Purab.

Know about Guru Ram Das Ji

  • Guru Ram Das ji was the fourth of the ten Gurus of Sikkhism.
  • He is credited with founding the holy city of Amritsar in the Sikh tradition.
  • He invited merchants and artisans from other parts of India to settle into the new town with him.
  • His son built the Gurudwara Harmandir Sahib and installed the scripture of Sikhism inside the new temple in 1604.
  • He has composed 638 hymns, or about ten percent of hymns in the guru Granth sahib.
  • He was a celebrated poet and composed his work in 30 ancient ragas of Indian classical music.
  • Ram Das, along with Amar Das, are credited with various parts of the Anand and Laavan composition in Suhi mode.
  • It is a part of the ritual of four clockwise circumambulation of the Sikh scripture by the bride and groom to solemnize the marriage in Sikh tradition.
  • Ram Das extended the Manji system of religious organization by adding the masand institution.
  • The masand were Sikh community leaders who lived far from the Guru, but acted to lead the distant congregations, their mutual interactions and collect revenue for Sikh activities and temple building.


Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan(JP)


Why in news?

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his birth anniversary.

Know about JP

  • Jayaprakash Narayan, also known as JP or Lok Nayak, was an Indian independence activist, theorist, socialist, and political figure.
  • He was born on October 11, 1902, and he passed away on October 8, 1979.
  • In the middle of the 1970s, he led the opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, whose overthrow he had called for a “total revolution,” and for this, he is remembered.
  • In 1999, in honour of his contributions to society, he received the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in India.
  • His concept of Total Revolution is a holistic one. He used the term Total Revolution for the first time in a British magazine called The Time in 1969.

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