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Swachh Bharat Mission | All India Radio Summary

2017-10-04T11:25:53+00:00

Introduction – More than a 100 years ago Mahatma Gandhiji said, “Sanitation is more important than political independence”. Three years ago, to honour the Father of the Nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call on Gandhiji’s birthday, by launching the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission” (SBM or Clean India Mission) to sanitise the country by October 2, 2019—as a fitting tribute to Bapu on his 150th birth anniversary. What is SBM? Universal sanitation is at the core of India’s development agenda. The Clean India Mission or SBM has two sub missions – SBM (Rural) and SBM (Urban). It aims to end [...]

Swachh Bharat Mission | All India Radio Summary 2017-10-04T11:25:53+00:00

Regulating Online Pharmacy Business

2017-07-19T06:26:53+00:00

A sub-committee had been constituted by the Drugs Consultative Committee (DCC) to examine issues relating to Online Pharmacy Business and sale of drugs. The Sub-Committee has submitted its report to the Drugs Consultative Committee. The Sub-Committee has inter alia recommended Creation of a National Portal to act as the nodal platform for transacting and monitoring Online Pharmacy Business and sale of drugs. Necessity of evolving a mechanism to register e-pharmacies.  Geographical restrictions for operation of e-pharmacies. Existing licensees involved in retail sale of drugs could also register on the National Portal for carrying out online sale of drugs. Requirement of registration [...]

Regulating Online Pharmacy Business 2017-07-19T06:26:53+00:00

Defence Agreements With Russia

2017-07-19T06:18:31+00:00

Details of Defence Agreements signed with Russia over the past five years is as under Defence Agreements for training of Indian armed forces personnel in the military educational establishments of the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation. (Date of signing 11.12.2014). Agreement between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on cooperation in Aircraft flight safety. (Date of signing 21.01.2015). Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in the field of Helicopter Engineering. (Date of signing 24.12.2015). Agreement between [...]

Defence Agreements With Russia 2017-07-19T06:18:31+00:00

Doklam Standoff – India China Border

2017-07-18T07:40:16+00:00

Doklam Standoff near Bhutan between India and China is becoming a major concern, near the Chumbi Valley at the corner of India-China-Bhutan tri-junction. This month long border Doklam Standoff has become the longest ever between the two nations. This is also the first time when Indian troops have confronted the People’s Liberation Army of China on the soil of a third country i.e. Bhutan. There are two reasons for this standoff – India has a long standing commitment to Bhutan’s defence and serves as a virtual security guarantor to Bhutan through the 2007 friendship treaty. Secondly, the Doklam sector is critical [...]

Doklam Standoff – India China Border 2017-07-18T07:40:16+00:00

First Solar Powered Train Launched | PIB Summary

2017-07-17T08:09:30+00:00

Minister of Railways dedicated to the nation the first 1600 HP DEMU train with Solar Powered Coaches with a unique facility of Battery Bank. Details The entire electrical need of the coaches for Lighting, Fans and Information Display System will be met from the Solar Energy produced from the solar panels fitted in the roofs of coaches. While this train has been manufactured by the Coach Factory of Indian Railways namely Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, its Solar panels and Solar systems have been developed and fitted by Indian Railways Organisation of Alternative Fuel (IROAF) Delhi. This first rake has been [...]

First Solar Powered Train Launched | PIB Summary 2017-07-17T08:09:30+00:00

India’s First TISC in Punjab | PIB Summary

2017-07-15T08:03:15+00:00

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology in New Delhi today to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) at Patent Information Centre, Punjab, under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC program. Objective The objective of the Technology and Innovation Support Centre is to stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system in India to foster creativity and innovation, thereby promoting entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development by establishing a network [...]

India’s First TISC in Punjab | PIB Summary 2017-07-15T08:03:15+00:00

SASEC Road Connectivity Programme | PIB Summary

2017-07-15T07:55:49+00:00

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for upgradation and widening of 65 kms of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur at a cost of Rs. 1630.29 crores. SASEC  | Details Manipur being a landlocked state with almost 90% of the area under difficult terrain presently has only road transport as a means of mass transport system within the state. Hence development of the road infrastructure is of paramount importance to improve connectivity and progress of the State and to ensure that the administrative set up reaches the isolated and [...]

SASEC Road Connectivity Programme | PIB Summary 2017-07-15T07:55:49+00:00

South Asia Regional Centre ( ISARC ) | PIB Summary

2017-07-15T07:44:28+00:00

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Centre (NSRTC) in Varanasi.  ISARC | Details Under the proposal, a Centre of Excellence in Rice Value Addition (CERVA) will be set up in Varanasi. This will include a modern and sophisticated laboratory with capacity to determine quality and status of heavy metals in grain and straw. The Centre will also undertake capacity building exercises for stakeholders across the rice value chain. This Centre will be [...]

South Asia Regional Centre ( ISARC ) | PIB Summary 2017-07-15T07:44:28+00:00

Kashmir Terrorism – The Last Gasp or Not

2017-07-14T10:40:26+00:00

The increase in Kashmir Terrorism and violence levels on the streets and participation of the local population became a cause for worry in 2016. The peace dividend achieved at great cost only a couple of years earlier seemed to be losing out to the mindlessness of violent mobs. Kashmir Terrorism | Troubled waters There was an enhanced local recruitment, especially within the ranks of the Hizb-ulMujahideen (HM). A larger proportion of the new recruits came from South Kashmir, unlike in the past when North Kashmir was the hub of violence and terrorism. The security forces were routinely the target of stone [...]

Kashmir Terrorism – The Last Gasp or Not 2017-07-14T10:40:26+00:00

National Strategic Plan For Malaria Elimination | PIB

2017-07-14T10:24:35+00:00

Shri J P Nadda, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination 2017-22. National Strategic Plan For Malaria Elimination | Details The Strategic Plan gives details about year wise elimination targets in various parts of the country depending upon the endemicity of malaria in the next 5 years. Recalling the launch of the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) last year, Shri Nadda had stated that NFME outlined India’s commitment for eliminating malaria by 2030. National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22) gives strategies for working towards the ultimate goal of elimination of [...]

National Strategic Plan For Malaria Elimination | PIB 2017-07-14T10:24:35+00:00

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