Daily Current Affairs For BPSC as on 06.04.2023


1. Prevention of Blindness Week 2023

Why in news – It was organised from April 1-7 to raise awareness about the causes and prevention of blindness.

Key Points –

• Aim of National Programme for Control of Blindness (1976) - to reduce the prevalence of blindness from 1.4% to 0.3%.

• Causes of blindness - trachoma, vitamin A deficiency, glaucoma, and malnutrition.

• Rajasthan - First State to implement a policy to control blindness to ensure the “right to sight”.

The National Society for the Prevention of Blindness (1960) –

(a) Registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.

(b) Founders - Jawaharlal Nehru and Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur.

2. GI Tag

Why in news – Jammu's Basholi painting and Ladakh wood carving got GI tag.

Key Points –

Basholi Painting –

• First independent GI tagged product from Jammu region.

• Miniature art style from Kathua district.

• Features - Vibrant color, intricate details and depictions of Hindu mythology and legends.

• Earliest examples of Pahari paintings.

• Multiple figures and scenes depicted in a single painting.