Events Current Affairs - 2020

First National Conference of Investigating Agencies concludes in New Delhi

The first National Conference of Investigating Agencies was held from August 12 to 13, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

The two-day conference was inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The conference was attended by more than 100 delegates from States/UTs/Central Police Organisations.

Key Facts

  • The conference was organized by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in coordination with National Investigation Agency (NIA).
  • The purpose of the first of its kind conference was to provide an annual national platform to all the officers of law enforcement agencies engaged in investigation tasks.
  • The agenda of the Conference was to: Discuss the latest laws and judgements and their implications for investigation and prosecution.
  • Deliberate on new legislation and criminal law amendments for meeting new challenges in investigation.
  • Adoption of latest technology in forensic sciences for professional and expeditious investigation.
  • Share best practices followed by different investigation agencies which could be implemented by others.

Union Government launches social media campaign on Daughters Day

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a social media campaign to mark the Daughters Day on 11th August.

It was launched by Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi in New Delhi.

Key Facts

  • The social media campaign seeks to engage citizens to celebrate the young women and girls in their lives and spread the message of valuing the girl child.
  • Besides, this campaign government is going to celebrate as Daughters’ Week from 14 to 21 August 2016 as part of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme.
  • The ministry has also invited people to tweet their pictures with their daughters-in-law and grand-daughters with #BBPDaughtersWeek.
  • The Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme to check female foeticide, improve sex ratio and educate girls across India.