22 Jan, 2021
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|GS-II||Donald Trump and Presidential Transitions||International Relations|
|India – China Border dispute in Arunachal Pradesh||International Relations|
|PT Pointer||CoWIN software enhanced for vaccine rollout||S&T|
|First-ever Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival begins in Ladakh||Art and Culture|
Donald Trump and Presidential Transitions
Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the first-ever Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival on January 21, 2021, at Padum in Zanskar of Kargil district.
The 13-day festival has been organised by the Ladakh UT Administration to promote Zanskar as a winter tourist destination. The Union Sports Minister said that Zanskar used to remain cut off from the rest of the world for 5-6 months due to heavy snow but no more now.
The Union Sports Ministry plans to provide sports facilities in all regions of Ladakh. It aims to promote Ladakh as a centre for Ice Hockey and soon open a centre for archery and polo in two areas in the region.
Uganda Political crisis Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s 76-year-old leader who has been in power since 1986, won another five-year term in the January 14 presidential election, but the contested result has pushed the country into its worst political crisis in decades. According to Uganda&rs
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