Rapid Fire Current Affairs | 13 Jan 2023

Progress in LAC Infra Development

As per the Army Chief General of India, there has been significant improvement in the infrastructure near the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

From creating 6,000 km of border roads to improving all-weather connectivity in regions of Ladakh and Kameng, the Army has greatly expanded the country’s infrastructure on India’s side of the LAC with China. For example, in Ladakh, the Zojila tunnel and the Z-Morh tunnel, and in Arunachal Pradesh Sela tunnel are currently under construction.

The army is being undertaken across five key domains -- restructuring and optimisation, modernisation and technology infusion, Human Resource management like the Agnipath scheme, Jointness and integration, and refining and improving systems and processes.

Currently, the Army is seeking to enlist female officers into the Regiment of Artillery, which would mark women in combat arms.

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Peru Anti-government Protests

Recently, protests and road blockades against President and in favor of former President were observed in 41 provinces, mainly in Peru’s south.

As a result of protests that began a month ago, 48 people have died across the Andean country, with new clashes reported in Cusco.

The protest, mainly in rural areas of the country which are in favour of the former President, are seeking immediate elections and the resignation of the present President.

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National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Foundation Day

Recently, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, which was set up in 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 celebrated its 18th Foundation Day on 12th January.

To fully dedicate this occasion to the children, a Quiz was launched by the Commission on the occasion of National Youth Day (Swami Vivekananda Jayanti) to create awareness among children about child rights. It is a platform to empower children for their rights.

Read More: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), National Youth Day


Recently, thousands of flights were grounded in the US after a major glitch in the computer system. The flights were grounded due to the failure of a key pilot notification system called Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM).

In India, NOTAM or Notice to Airmen are notices distributed by means of telecommunication containing information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations.