‘Swachh – Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan’
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched a nationwide mass cleanliness drive called ‘Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan’ in order to improve sanitation and cleanliness on beaches. It aims to create awareness among the countrymen about the importance of coastal ecosystem. As a starting point, the ministry has launched the drive in 50 different beaches spread across 10 states and Union Territories across the country. The Cleanliness drive is being conducted in collaboration national Green Corps, while the Centre has also appointed nodal officers from the Ministry of Forestry to oversee the programme.
Public Service Broadcasting Day Celebrated
In the memory of the ‘Father of the Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi’s first and last visit to the All India radio Station in New Delhi, 12th November is observed as the Public Service Broadcasting Day. This was the day back in 1947, when Mahatma Gandhi, in an attempt to address the refugees who had migrated from Pakistan and were temporarily stationed at Kurukshetra, after the formation of two separate dominions of India and Pakistan.
Industrial production contracts by 4.3% in September 2019
Demonstrating the fact that India’s economy is spiraling further downward, the country’s Industrial Production shrank for the second time in recent period. Since 2011, the last time when India’s Industrial Production shrank by almost 5%, this the lowest level attained in the last 8 years. According to the reports, the IIP factory output shrank 4.3% in September 2019. This is comparison to the same index for the month of August, when it was just around 1.4%. These are ominous signs for India and the Finance Ministry should seriously go after the matter and try to bring the Indian economy back on track.
India-ASEAN Business Summit in New Delhi
The Union of Minister for State (I/C) for the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh was present at the inaugural session of the 2-day India-ASEAN Business Summit, being organized at New Delhi. The theme of this year’s summit was: “Today, Tomorrow, and Together”. In his speech, Dr. Jitendra Singh has emphasized on the fact that collaboration with the ASEAN countries will play an important role in making India a 5 trillion market and this includes a great contribution from the North Eastern States of India also. He further added as to how the Prime Minister has been mulling over the emphasis and importance to have closer and progressive collaboration with ASEAN countries and also focus on development of North eastern region of India.
550th Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Celebrated
This year, Karthik Purnima marks the 550th Birth Anniversary of the most revered Guru and founder of Sikhism i.e. Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The day is celebrated as festival of lights or ‘Prakash Parv’ where the followers of Sikhism carry out spectacular processions across various cities. Guru Nanak dev Ji was born on 15th April, 1469 A.D, in Talwandi Rai presently known as the ‘Nankana Sahib’.