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  1. The Narendra Modi government issued a notification last month bringing digital news content, as well as films and audiovisual programmes made available by online content providers, under the ambit of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 
  2. The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed as withdrawn a plea moved by Republic TV seeking to challenge the constitutional validity of the Police (Incitement of disaffection) act, 1922, the provisions of which have also been invoked against the channel in an FIR registered against them by the Mumbai Police last October.
  3. India is ranked 131 of 189 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI), two places below from last year, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  4. The foundation of the mosque would be laid on five acres land allotted to UP Sunni Central Waqf Board mandated by UP government at Dhannipur village under Suhelwa tehsil in Ayodhya district. The upcoming mosque is around 20 km away from the Ram Janmabhoomi premises on January 26, 2021.
  5. The Gujarat Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested the chairman of a cooperative society in Kheda district of the state in connection with an alleged Rs. 10 crore scam, the anti-graft agency said.
  6. The state government has decided to vaccinate doctors, healthcare workers, elderly persons, COVID warriors including employees of municipalities, Health, Electricity, Water Supplies departments free of cost in the first phase,” the minister said.
  7. TheQuality Council of India (QCI) has come out with a scheme for approval of Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies (HRAA).This move is a part of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.
  8. According to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a record number of journalists were imprisoned during 2020. The overall number of jailed journalists in 2020 is at record high of 272.
  9. The provision of fellowship opportunities for meritorious students, belonging to the SC/ST communities has been an important part of Tata Steel’s endeavor in the field of education.
  10. Malkangiri Sadar DSP Akhay Nayak has been arrested on charges of forcing a lady constable to have physical relation with him, police said on Friday.
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