Amit Shah Current Affairs - 2020

July 27: CRPF Raising Day

The CRPF was raised on July 27, 1939 as the Crown representative Police under the British. It was then changed as Central Reserve Police force in 1949 under Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

Highlights

On July 27, 2020, the 82nd CRPF Raising Day is to be celebrated all over India. The Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit the CRPF headquarters in New Delhi. The Minister will also pay homage to martyrs where a wreath will be placed in Neemuch town of Madhya Pradesh on his behalf. It was in this town, the first CRPF battalion was raised.

The CRPF comprises of 3.25 lakh police personnel. There are three main combat theatres in the force. They are Counter-Terrorist Operations in Kashmir Valley, anti-Naxal operations in Left Wing Extremism affected areas and counter insurgency in North Eastern States.

CRPF

The Central Police Reserve Force is the largest armed forces in India. It functions under Ministry of Home Affairs. The Crown Representative Force was made the CRPF under the CRPF Act, 1949. In 2008, a wing called COBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) was added to CRPF to counter Naxalite movement. The force has also been deployed for international missions such as Sri Lanka, Liberia. They have also been sent to undertake UN Peacekeeping missions.

Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana: 100 Electric Potter Wheels distributed

The Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah distributed 100 electric potter wheels under Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana of KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission).

Highlights

The electric potter wheels were distributed to the marginalized potter community under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The wheels were distributed to the artisans who were trained under Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana of KVIC.

Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana

The scheme was launched by KVIC. It reaches out to potters in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, West Bengal, Haryana, Rajasthan, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Odisha, Bihar, and Gujarat.

The scheme provides support to potters in training for advanced pottery products, market linkages and visibility through KVIC exhibitions and latest and new technology pottery equipment like that of electric Chaak.

KVIC

The KVIC is a statutory body that was established in 1956 under Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act. It works under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. It aims to plan, promote, and organize establishment and development of KVIC industries in rural areas. The three major objectives of KVIC are as follows

  • Social Objective: To provide employment in rural areas
  • Economic Objective: To provide saleable articles
  • Wider Objective: To create self-reliance among people and build strong rural community spirit.