Current Affairs – February, 2020

International Judicial Conference held in New Delhi

The International Judicial Conference was held in New Delhi recently. The Conference was addressed by PM Modi. The following theme was introduced at the conference

Theme: Gender Just World

Highlights

The Conference discussed the changes being introduced by the Government of India to bring Gender Equality in recruiting women in military services, selection process of fighter pilots. It also discussed on freedom of women to work in mines at night.

The Conference also focused on the need for technology to deliver rapid justice. The initiative “E-Court Integrated Mission Mode Project” of GoI, to integrate every court of India with the E-Court system was highlighted.

The “Just-World” Hypothesis

The “Just World” fallacy is associated with the actions of bringing fair actions towards education, health, gender equality and other social issues.

The Conference introduced the “Just World” concept in the Judicial System of India. By this it aims to take the judicial system of the country to every citizen irrespective of their gender. Also, it aimed to bring upon gender equality in other crucial areas where women have still not earned their recognition, especially the areas of mining and military.

National Organic Food Festival inaugurated in New Delhi

Ministry of Food Processing and Ministry of Women and Child Development jointly inaugurated the National Organic Food Festival in New Delhi. The festival aimed at strengthening organic food produce in the country. It also aimed at encouraging women entrepreneurs in manufacturing organic produce.

Highlights

More than 180 women entrepreneurs and self-help groups exhibited their organic products at the festival. It was announced at the festival that the organic sector is growing at a speed of 17% per year.

GoI has lately been taking several steps to export organic foods. In order to achieve this, Jaivik Kheti Portal has been included in the agricultural budget presented by the Finance Minister. Out of the 2.8 lakh crore allocated for agriculture, a part is to be used for Jaivik Kheti scheme.

Jaivik Kheti

It is a National Project on Organic Farming. Under the scheme, the GoI aims to strengthen organic farming. It was launched in 2004. It was introduced in 10th five-year plan. Though the scheme initially aimed on usage of Bio-Fertilizers, later it focused on producing organic foods.