Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 16 August 2021

In Today’s News:

  1. Operation Blue Freedom

1. Operation Blue Freedom

News Summary

On the occasion of 75thIndependence Day, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar inaugurated Operation Blue Freedom.

Prelims GS – Governance

Operation Blue Freedom:
  • Operation Blue Freedom is a pioneering expedition where a team of people with disabilities from across the country undertook an expedition to Siachen Glacier to create a new World Record for the largest team of people with disabilities to reach the world’s highest battlefield.
  • This pioneering expedition has brought India on the global stage as a leader in empowering Divyangjan and set a benchmark for other nations to emulate.
  • This expedition is in line with Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi’s vision for Divyangjan and the Ministry of Social Justice Empowerment’s pursuit to harness the immense productive potential of people with disabilities.

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