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Citizen centric Swachh Survekshan between 4th – 31st January 2019

Swachh Survekshan 2019

Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairshas stated that while Swachh Survekshan 2019 will focus on sustainability and encourage large scale citizen participation and ensure progress towards garbage free and open defecation free cities, the Ease of Living Index will encourage cities to move towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to Urban planning &Management. Puri launched the fourth ...

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Piyush Goyal hails Swachh Bharat Abhiyan as greatest tribute to Mahatma Gandhi; releases Third Party Survey Report on Station Cleanliness

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Minister of Railways, Coal, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal has released a report on Station Cleanliness conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI). Railway Board Members, Chairman, Quality Council of India & Senior Officials of Railway Board were specially present to grace the occasion. This is the third such audit cum survey which has been conducted by Railways to ...

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Connectivity bridges urban rural divide; Roads key to national development: Vice President

four-laning of Adhelai - Nari section of NH-751, in Bhavnagar, Gujarat

Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that road connectivity is key to national development and added the connectivity has the potential to bring a positive change in lives of people living in remote corners of rural India. He was addressing the gathering during the foundation stone laying ceremony of four-laning of Adhelai – Nari section of NH-751, ...

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Uttar Pradesh contributes about 44 per cent in Indian handicraft exports; President of India inaugurates ‘One District one Product’ Summit  

‘One District One Product’ Summit, at Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the ‘One District One Product’ Summit on August 10, 2018 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that micro, small and medium enterprises are called the backbone of our economy. These enterprises are engines of inclusive development. After the agricultural sector, most people find employment in this sector. This ...

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India’s National Policy on Biofuels-2018 to give big fillip to Bio-fuels by 2030; Modi to inaugurate World Bio-fuel day 2018 celebration at Vigyan Bhawan

World Biofuel Day 2018” at Vigyan Bhawan

World Biofuel Day is observed every year on 10th August to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and to highlight the various efforts made by the Government in the biofuel sector.  The World Biofuel Day is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for the last three years. ...

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NITI Aayog to join hands with CII to develop a Roadmap for Top 10 Rank in GII

NITI Aayog to join hands with CII

Government and industry must synergise their efforts to promote R&D and innovation in the country. This was stated by Ratan P Watal, Principal Adviser, NITI Aayog & Member Secretary of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister at the India launch of Global Innovation Index 2018 in New Delhi on Wednesday 8th August 2018. The event was organised by the ...

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Government E-Marketplace (Gem) grosses over Rs. 10,000 crore in GMV through more than 6.16 lakh Transactions; celebrates its second anniversary as part of Digital India revolution 

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

Government e-Marketplace (GeM),the National Public Procurement Portal, will turn 2 years old on 9 August 2018. It was launched on 9thAugust 2016, with the objective of creating an open, transparent and efficient procurement platform for government. GeM is an end-to-end, one stop online marketplace for Central and State Government Ministries and  Departments, Central & State Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs & SPSUs), ...

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Skilling of manpower critical for Private Security Industry to grow at 20-25%; 3 Lakh personnel to gain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Private Security Industry

MoU being signed between private security companies and Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on 4 August 2018 said that industry must partner with the government in skilling, reskilling and upskilling of the workforce in order to meet the challenges of new RPL 4.0 (Recognition of Prior Learning). He was addressing the ‘Private Security Industry Conclave (PSIC) 2018, organised by FICCI, with the theme Job Creation & Skill Development. Pradhan ...

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WHO lauds India’s Commitment to Accelerated Sanitation Coverage; Swachh Bharat Mission also yields other broad health benefits

India’s Commitment to Universal Sanitation Coverage has won praise from WHO for savings lives and leapfrogging to achieve SDG 3 and 6. Seen in file picture is Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi giving away awards to the winners of national essay, painting and film competitions, at an event to mark the Swachh Bharat Diwas: the 3rd anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission and the conclusion of “Swachhata hi Sewa” fortnight, in New Delhi on October 02, 2017.

WHO lauds India’s commitment to accelerated coverage of safe sanitation services which, assuming 100% coverage is achieved by October 2019, could avert up to 300 000 deaths due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014. As the initial results of a WHO modelling study on the health impact of the ...

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India poised to become a global hub for manufacturing of footwear: Prabhu

4th edition of India International Footwear Fair 2018

Indian footwear Industry has a huge potential for export and employment generation said Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation- Suresh Prabhu. He was speaking at the inaugural programme of the 4th India International Footwear Fair 2018 (IIFF) at PragatiMaidan in New Delhi on 2 August 2018. India will soon become a global hub for manufacturing of footwear to ...

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Small farmers key to PM Modi’s vision of Doubling Farmers Income by 2022

Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Meet

Scientifically designed and tailor-made Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) is being promoted to achieve the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022”. This was stated by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh on 2 August 2018 at the in-session meeting to discuss Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) for livelihood security and enhanced income of ...

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NITI Aayog’s MoveHack- a global mobility hackathon to crowd source solutions for future of mobility in India


Transportation and mobility are emerging as potential drivers of innovation and economic growth of the 21st century. Rapidly evolving technologies and business models for delivering mobility services have dramatic potential to transform the global transportation sector. Mobility that ranges from pedestrian and personal transport to public transit and freight movement is extremely critical and impacts rural and urban daily lives. ...

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