- 24 January 2023
- By GyanOk
Daily Current Affairs Notes for 24 January 2023
International Day of Education celebrates on 24 January 2023
The International Day of Education on January 24th is celebrated annually worldwide to promote education as a fundamental right and means to achieve peace and prosperity. It serves as a reminder to strive for inclusivity and equity in education to ensure the success and development of all countries.
On this day, various events, workshops, seminars, and educational programs are organized globally to raise awareness of the importance of education for all individuals.
What Is the Theme of International Day of Education 2023?
The theme of International Education Day 2023 is 'To Invest in People, Prioritize Education.'
UNESCO has dedicated this year's International Education Day to the women of Afghanistan who are being deprived of their right to education.
History and Significance of International Education Day
The United Nations General Assembly established January 24th as the International Day of Education to highlight the crucial role education plays in fostering peace and development.
This year marks the 5th International Day of Education.
The significance of celebrating the International Day of Education is to make education accessible to everyone irrespective of religion, caste, and creed.
The United Nations affirms that the right to education is protected under Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which calls for free and compulsory primary education. Additionally, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1989, further emphasizes the responsibility of countries to ensure accessibility to higher education for all individuals.
Women’s U19 T20 World Cup 2023 Schedule and Points Table
Women’s U19 T20 World Cup 2023
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the launch of the first-ever Women's U19 T20 World Cup 2023. The tournament is scheduled to take place from January 14th to January 29th, 2023. The opening match of the tournament will be played between Australia Women U19 and Bangladesh Women U19 at Willowmoore Park, Benoni. A total of 16 teams will participate in the tournament.
Warm-up matches for the Women's U19 T20 World Cup 2023 were held from January 9th to 11th, 2023 in Johannesburg and Tshwane. The tournament will take place in South Africa, featuring 41 matches between 16 teams.
Women’s U19 T20 World Cup 2023 Schedule
The Women's U19 T20 World Cup 2023 is a highly-anticipated tournament that will take place in South Africa from January 14th to January 29th, 2023. The tournament will feature a total of 16 teams competing in 41 matches, with four matches taking place each day. The tournament will start with the group stage, where the teams will be divided into four groups, each consisting of four teams. The teams will play against each other in the group stage to determine the top two teams that will advance to the super six round. The super six round will begin on January 20th, 2023, and it will feature the top teams from each group competing against each other.
The semi-finals will take place on January 27th, 2023, and the final match will be held on January 29th, 2023 at the JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom. The final match will be the highlight of the tournament, where the top two teams will compete for the title of Women's U19 T20 World Cup champions.
The Women's U19 T20 World Cup 2023 schedule is as follows:
National Girl Child Day celebrates on 24 January 2023
National Girl Child Day is observed annually on January 24th in India to raise awareness about the inequalities and challenges faced by girls in Indian society. The day is an opportunity to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child, with a specific focus on education, health, and nutrition. It aligns with the Indian government's campaigns and programs such as Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Save the Girl Child, which aim to address these issues and empower young girls.
National Girl Child Day is observed to provide support and opportunities to the girls of India. It is an opportunity to address the issue of gender inequality, which exists in several areas such as legal rights, education, medical care, and marriage. The day is also aimed at raising awareness about the serious issue of female foeticide, which contributes to demographic problems in India. The goal is to empower and uplift the girls of India, addressing the inequalities and issues they face to ensure they have equal opportunities to succeed in life.
National Girl Child Day 2023: History
National Girl Child Day was first established in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development with the aim of bringing attention to the inequalities and challenges faced by girls in India. The initiative aims to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child and the importance of education, health, and nutrition for their overall development.
In addition to this, this day also focuses on the ongoing issue of gender discrimination that girls and women face throughout their lives, from birth to adulthood, in various aspects of society. The day serves as a reminder to work towards creating a more equal and just society for girls, where they have the same opportunities and rights as their male counterparts.
National Girl Child Day 2023: Objectives
- Raise awareness and consciousness about the inequalities faced by the girl child in society.
- Eliminate all forms of discrimination and inequalities faced by the girl child.
- Ensure that the girl child is granted all their human rights, respect, and value in the country.
- Address and educate about gender discrimination and its negative effects.
- Work towards reversing the trend of declining child sex ratio in India and change societal attitudes towards girls.
- Promote understanding and awareness of the importance and role of the girl child in society.
- Provide opportunities and rights for the betterment of girls.
- Educate people on the health and nutrition needs of girls.
- Ensure equal rights and mobility for girls across the country.
The day is a call to action for everyone to work together to create a more equal and just society for girls, where they have the same opportunities and rights as their male counterparts.
National Girl Child Day 2023: How is National Girl Child Day celebrated?
National Girl Child Day is celebrated across India with various events and activities organized to promote education, equal status, and rights for girls in society. The Government of India also organizes campaigns to raise awareness about the inequalities and challenges faced by girls and encourages people to treat girls equally and educate them. Non-governmental organizations also take part in the celebrations and spread awareness among society.
The government of India has not announced a specific theme for National Girl Child Day 2023 yet. However, in the past, themes have focused on empowering girls and their rights, such as "Digital Generation, Our Generation, Our Time is Now- Our Rights, Our Future" and "Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow." Some states like Madhya Pradesh also celebrate the day with specific themes such as "Aware girl child-able Madhya Pradesh" under the scheme Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao. The Women and Child Development Department also observe National Girl Child Week from 24th to 30th January.
It is important to remember that every child, whether a boy or a girl, is important for the future of the country and should be treated equally and given opportunities for their welfare and the development of the nation as a whole.