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Noida Police arrests 5 youths for drug peddling

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A police team of Sector 20 police station in Noida has arrested 5 youths belonging to middle class families who were involved in allegedly smuggling of Gaanja of a hybrid variety, as per the cops. All of them have been charged under the NDPS Act. The police recovered Gaanja worth Rs 27 lakhs from their possession.

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PM addresses the ‘Grih Pravesham’ event; interacts with beneficiaries under PMAY-G in MP

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the ‘Grih Pravesham’ event in Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing, where 1.75 Lakh Families were delivered pucca houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Grameen (PMAY-G)

He also interacted with the beneficiaries under PMAY-G in Madhya Pradesh.

The Prime Minister said that the 1.75 Lakh beneficiary families who are moving into their new houses today have got their dream home and also a confidence about the future of their children. He said that the beneficiaries who got homes today have joined the ranks of the 2.25 crore families who have got their own house in the last 6 years and will now be living in their own house rather than living in a rented house or a slum or a kutcha house. He wished the beneficiaries Diwali and said that he would have been amongst them personally to share their joy if not for the Corona.

The Prime Minister said that today is not only a memorable moment in the lives of 1.75 lakh poor families, but it is also a major step to give pucca house to every homeless person in the country. He said while this strengthens the hope of the homeless in the country this also proves how Government scheme launched with right strategy and intention reach the targeted beneficiaries.

The Prime Minister said that notwithstanding the challenges during the Corona period, work of 18 lakh houses has been completed throughout the country under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana-Gramin and among that 1.75 lakh houses completed in Madhya Pradesh itself. He said that on an average, building a house under PMAY-G takes about 125 days but during this period of Corona, it was completed in just about 45 to 60 days which is a record in itself. He said this was made possible owing to the migrants returning from cities to their villages. The Prime Minister said this is a great example of turning a challenge into an opportunity.  He said that these migrant labour took care of their families by taking full advantage of the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan and at the same time worked to build homes for their poor brethren.

The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction that in many states of the country including Madhya Pradesh projects worth about Rs 23 thousand crores have been completed under PM Garib Kalyan Abhiyan. He said under this scheme, homes are being built for the poor in every village, works are being undertaken to provide water supply to every house, buildings are built for anganwadis and panchayats, along with cow sheds, ponds, wells etc.

He said that this has led to two benefits. One is millions of migrant labourers who returned back to their villages from the cities have got meaningful employment. And second – goods related to construction like Brick, Cement, Sand, etc. have been sold. He said that in a way Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan emerged as a big support for the village economy in this difficult time.

The Prime Minister said that various schemes were launched in the country for decades to build homes for the poor. But the goal of giving a dignified life, giving home to the crores of poor, could never be achieved. This is because there was too much interference of the government, lack of transparency and no consultation whatsoever with the actual beneficiary. He added that lack of transparency in earlier plans led to the poor quality of those houses.

Narendra Modi said that in 2014, the scheme was modified after analysing tthe past experiences and it was launched as Prime Minister Awas Yojana with a new strategy. The entire procedure, right from selection of beneficiary till handing over the houses, was made transparent. He said earlier the poor had to run after the government, now the government is reaching the people. He said that scientific and transparent methods are being adopted from selection to manufacture. Not only this, priority is also given to locally available and used goods, from materials to construction. He said the designs of the house are also being prepared according to the local needs and style.

The Prime Minister said there is complete monitoring of each phase of the house construction. Various installments of money are released after completion of each stage.  

He added that the poor are not only getting a house, they are also  getting toilets, Ujjwala Gas connection, Sowbaghya Yojana, Power connection, LED bulb and Water connection also along with it. He said that schemes like PM Awas Yojana, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan are playing an important role in changing the lives of rural sisters. Prime Minister said about 27 welfare schemes of the Central Government are linked to the PM Awas Yojana.

The Prime Minister said that the houses built under the PM Awas Yojana are mostly registered in the name of the woman or registered jointly alongwith the woman of the household. New work opportunities are being created for and at the same time, a large number of lady masons are used for the construction. He said that in Madhya Pradesh alone more than 50 thousand masons have been trained out of there are 9,000 lady masons. When the income of the poor increases, their confidence grows. So the resolve to build a self-reliant India is also strengthened. To strengthen this confidence, the Prime Minister said that modern infrastructure is being developed in every village since 2014.

The Prime Minister recalled his promise made on the 15th August 2020, from the Ramparts of the Red Fort, on laying optical fiber cable in around 6 thousand villages in the next  1000 days. He said that even in this corona period, under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan, this work has progressed rapidly. He said that in just a few weeks more than 5000 kilometers of optical fiber has been laid in 116 districts. He said more than 1250 Gram panchayats are connected with about 19 thousand Optical fiber connections and about 15 thousand Wi-Fi HotSpot are provided. He said that when better and faster internet comes to villages, the children of the village will get better opportunities for education and the youth will get better business opportunities. He said that today every service of the government has been made online so that the benefits are also fast, there is no corruption and the villagers do not have to rush to the city for even small work. He said that to empower the village and the poor this campaign will be faster now, with the same confidence.

Source: Press Information Bureau   

NGT asks CPCB to penalise big online & other companies violating PWM Rules

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While regretting the stance of statutory regulators namely the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and state pollution control boards for not having taken any coercive action against violators of ‘Extended Producer Responsibility’ under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in an order dated Sept 10 directed the (CPCB) to consider ordering environmental audit against the concerned entities and assess and recover compensation for violation of environmental norms, as per law.

The petitioner had complained against excessive use of plastic packaging material being used by Flipkart and Amazon and had sought enforcement of liability against these companies for not meeting statutory liability.

In another petition the same petitioner had alleged violation of such statutory liability by Coca-Cola India Pvt. Ltd. (CCIPL), Gurgaon, Haryana, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon, Haryana, PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, Haryana, Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Patanjali Peya Private Ltd., Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Nourish CoBeverages Ltd. (Himalayan Water), Gurgaon, Haryana and Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corp. Ltd., New Delhi.

The NGT mentioned “that despite considering the  matter on earlier occasions it was observed that the statutory regulators were not taking coercive measures including invoking of “Polluter Pays” principle for enforcing the statutory norms. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) was directed to look into the matter and file further report.”

The NGT also castigated the CPCB that submitted a report to the NGT on Sept. 4 which as pe the NGT “again mentions one or other reasons for not enforcing the law but does not mention the coercive measures adopted either directly by CPCB or in coordination with the State PCBs/PCCs.”

The NGT asked the CPCB to “consider ordering environmental audit against the concerned entities and assess and recover compensation for violation of environmental norms, following due process of law.” An action taken report has to be filed by the CPCB before Oct. 14.

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Metro services to commence from 6 am on all Phase-III sections this Sunday

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Metro train services on Phase-III sections which usually begin at 8 am on Sundays will begin at 6 am this Sunday that is 13th September 2020. This arrangement is being made to facilitate the candidates appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2020) Examination held by the National Testing Agency this Sunday. These sections are: – Line Section L-1 Dilshad Garden – Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) L-2 Jahangirpuri – Samaypur Badli L-3&4 Noida City Centre – Noida Electronic City L-5 Mundka – Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh L-6 Badarpur Border – Raja Nahar Singh (Ballabhgarh) L-7 Majlis Park – Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 L-7EX Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake – Shiv Vihar L-8 Janak Puri West – Botanical Garden L-9 Dwarka-Najafgarh.

Metro services on rest of the sections will remain running as per normal schedule from 6 am onwards.

As everyone is aware that amidst the ongoing pandemic, Metro has resumed services with new norms in place for travel by the Metro this week only after a gap of over five months.

In view of this, students/passengers are advised to ensure following for smooth and timely travel to their destinations:- 1. As thermal screening/hand sanitisation of every passenger at entry point of station(s) is now a new normal and trains also halt for few extra seconds to ensure people board/deboard smoothly in adherence to social distancing norms, one must keep at least extra time of 15-30 minutes for his/her travel. 2. To regulate flow of passengers, only limited gates (not all) are opened at station(s) for the time being. One must check the earmarked gate opened for entry at the station(s) beforehand by visiting DMRC’s website www.delhimetrorail.com (Link for gate list is http://delhimetrorail.com/corona/entrygatedetails.aspx) so as to avoid wastage of time in locating the Gate after reaching the station. 3. For your and everyone’s safety and to help prevent spread of Corona virus, wearing of face mask and adherence to social distancing norms throughout the travel has to be ensured by all commuters. Violation may attract penalties and removal from Metro premises. Entry at the station won’t be permitted if anyone reaches without face mask/cloth. Those having fever or symptoms of Covid will also not be permitted to enter the station. 4. For smooth and faster entry to the station, try to travel with minimum luggage and avoid carrying metallic items as baggage sanitisation and checking of metallic items during frisking by security personnel may further increase your travel time to the destination.

-Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, Corporate Communications DMRC

G’bad: Vasundhara Sec. 17 women cycle their way to health & bonding together

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Women members of a volunteer association Safai Express are riding their way to health, fitness and bonding by riding bicycles in Sector 17 of Vasundhara. The same women team has taken up the cudgels to plant flowers around this sector and Vasundhara colony of Ghaziabad. The team is sensitizing people towards staying healthy. The team daily rides cycle on the Sector 17 road along with children and even men who had taken to cycling after seeing these women.

Akanksha Bhardwaj, a resident said: “By daily cycling for one hour one can be free from many illness and would feel energetic for the whole day.”

Veerbala said: “We are cycling since the last 3-4 years and have found this to be a good exercise for mind and the body.”

According to another resident Kiran Bisht cycling together with other women and girls gives a sense of security and well-being.

Prachi Verma pointed out that cycling together gives a sense of unity and purpose to all the women.

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Union Minister addresses 61st Foundation Day celebration of LBSNAA, Mussorie

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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) Mussorie had started conducting “Combined” Foundation Course by enlarging the spectrum of this course, which earlier included only IAS and a few other Services. For the first time, the Academy was conducting a “Combined” Foundation Course by including over 20 different Services from the government sector.

He said, in future, an attempt will be made to further enlarge the spectrum of Foundation Course by including other Services also.

Addressing the 61st Foundation Day celebration of the Academy, Dr Jitendra Singh said, that the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration is one of the premier institutes not only in the Indian subcontinent, but in the entire world. He said that an era spanning six decades is a significant time in the history of an Institution and the way Academy has evolved over the years bears ample testimony to the sweat, toil and vision of those who have nurtured it.

Extending his felicitations to the entire fraternity of the Academy under the leadership of Dr Sanjeev Chopra, an erudite scholar and administrator, he congratulated the Academy for delivering out of box solutions much ahead of deadlines, for designing all-inclusive training and pedagogical techniques, for embracing state of the art Technology, for making a social and ecological impact while leaving behind a set of best practices in every domain. He expressed satisfaction that the Academy is continuously training the pioneers to fight the future challenges.

Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s penchant for Governance Reforms, Dr Jitendra Singh recalled the address by PM to Civil Servants last year at Kevadia in Gujarat, where he said, “Every effort made with impartial and selfless spirit is the strong foundation of New India.

To fulfil the dream of a New India, 21st century thinking and dreams are indispensable in our bureaucracy – a bureaucracy that is creative and constructive, imaginative and innovative, proactive and polite, professional and progressive, energetic and enabling, efficient and effective, transparent and tech-enabled”.

The Minister also referred to Prime Minister’s two-day visit to LBSNAA in 2017, where he had extensively interacted with Officer Trainees of 92nd Foundation Course and gave them the mantra of coming out of silos and focussing on the theme of constant learning. He said, to fulfil this novel thought, the Union Cabinet recently passed Mission Karmayogi-a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB), which he said will go a long way in creating a new future ready civil service for a New India. He said, it is an endeavour to incarnate civil services into a real Karmayogi who is Creative, Constructive, Proactive and Technically Empowered to face the future challenges. The Union Cabinet also passed NRA recently for ease of aspiring candidates, but Mission Karmayogi harps on constant learning after one has joined the services, he added.

Similarly, he said that DoPT in April this year launched a learning platform (https://igot.gov.in) with an exclusive window for Corona warriors and within 10-15 days of its launch, more than 25 officers registered and got trained on the platform. Referring to another initiative of monitoring 700 Districts for Corona Management, Dr Jitendra Singh said that young collectors have played a stellar role in this with on-spot decision making. He pointed out that one of the reasons for this high-quality performance was that IAS officers who had served as Assistant Secretaries in Government of India had gained from their mentorship in Union Government, again a first and out of box idea of Modi Government.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that over the last few months, India has shown to the world that despite the crippling Corona crisis, the show goes on as smoothly as during the pre-pandemic times. He added that it is extremely heartening to learn that the Academy is now preparing for the first and the largest Combined Foundation Course in these times of Corona and assured full support for its success. He also expressed happiness about the Academy’s initiative to spread the message of our ancient heritage of Ayurveda, Yoga and associated culture of living in harmony with Nature.

Dr. Jitendra Singh released a Publication- a compilation of articles on lesser known Heroes of Freedom Movement on the occasion. At the end of the programme, employees of the Academy were felicitated for their exemplary work.

(PIB)

Rafale aircraft formally inducted into Indian Air Force

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Rafale Fighter Air craft has been formally inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) today at a formal function at Air Force Station, Ambala. Raksha Mantri, Rajnath Singh and Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces of France graced the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Raksha Mantri said the induction of Rafale was historic moment and a very important milestone in the history of the IAF. He said, the Rafale deal was a game changer for India’s national security and its induction is a strong message for the world and especially for those who challenge India’s sovereignty.  Rajnath Singh reiterated the resolve of not compromising India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity under any circumstances and the country’s determination to make all possible preparations for it. “The intentions of military are as strong as it can be” he said. Raksha Mantri also said “strengthening our defence is aimed at achieving international peace and stability and we do not want to take any step that can endanger international peace. We have the same expectation of our neighbours and other countries of the world.”

He also highlighted the Indo-French cooperation in dealing with common challenges like maritime security and piracy in the Indo-Pacific region and IOR. 

Raksha Mantri also pitched for French investments in the Indian defence manufacturing sector. He said in response to the call for ‘Self-reliant initiative’ by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, many policy reforms have been initiated such as manufacturing of defence equipment under the strategic-Partnership model, enhancing FDI up to 74% by automatic route, establishment of two defence corridors in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and reforms in Offsets. “I am confident that French defence industries will take advantage of this and France will continue to be our partner in our journey of indigenization”, he said.

Raksha Mantri congratulated the IAF personnel for the swift and decisive action taken by them near LAC recently. He said the rapid deployment of IAF assets at forward bases created a trust that our Air Force was fully prepared to meet its operational obligations. Shri Singh also lauded the contribution of IAF to the country’s efforts during Covid-19 pandemic.

Florence Parly Minister of the Armed Forces of France in her address said today’s induction of Rafale into the IAF is a symbol of strong ties between the two countries which is rock solid and time tested. She said now, in military terms, India will acquire a world class capability that will give New Delhi an incredible sovereignty and in strategic terms it will give India an edge over the entire region to defend itself. She also assured timely delivery of the 31 remaining aircrafts. Florence Parly also said France is fully committed to the Make in India initiative which has been a reality for French industry for several years particularly in defence sector like in submarines. 

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, Secretary (Defence Production) Shri Raj Kumar, Secretary Department of Defence Research & Development and Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, along with other senior officers of Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces witnessed the event. The French delegation included Emmanuel Lenain Ambassador of France to India, Air General Eric Autellet, Vice Chief of the Air Staff of the French Air Force and other senior officials. A large delegation of senior functionaries of French Defence Industries which included  Eric Trappier Chairman and Chief Executive of Dassault Aviation and Eric Beranger, CEO, MBDA were present during the ceremony.

The first five Rafale aircraft which arrived at Air Force Station, Ambala from France on 27th July 2020, would be part of 17 Squadron, the “Golden Arrows”.

Before the ceremonial unveiling of the Rafale, a traditional ‘Sarva Dharma Puja’ was performed.  There was an Air Display by Rafale and Tejas aircraft as well as by ‘Sarang Aerobatic Team, followed by a traditional water cannon salute to the Rafale aircraft. After the ceremonial events the Indian and French delegations also had a bilateral meeting.

Earlier this morning, Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces of France was given a ceremonial Guard of Honour on arrival at Delhi.

Source: Press Information Bureau

Delhi: Two held for robbery & murder

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With the arrest of two accused persons identified as Rinku, age 33 year, r/o Mustafabad, North-East Delhi and Md. Shakil, age 30 year, r/o Village Wazirabad, Delhi, the crack team of PS Alipur, Outer-North District has solved a case of robbery-cum-murder of Bhalaswa Dairy police station.  

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Javadekar exudes confidence that India will achieve target of reducing carbon emissions by 35% in next 10 years

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Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Prakash Javadekar said that Indian Government is committed to reduce the carbon emissions. Addressing the special session on Action Agenda for Sustainable and Self Reliant India during the 15th Sustainability Summit 2020 in New Delhi today, He expressed hope that India will achieve the target of reducing carbon emissions by 35 percent in the next ten years. The Minister said, country’s solar power capacity has been increasing rapidly and noted that 68 countries have ratified the International Solar Alliance Agreement.

Talking about AatmaNirbhar Bharat programme of the Government launched by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to make India self-reliant, the Minister said, Aatmanirbharta is not cutting away from the world, it is more about engaging with the world. Innovation and research become the key. “The thrust is being given on innovation and research and efforts are being made to reduce imports and increase the exports.” He said, India should become a leader in innovations and start owning innovations as research and innovation is the key to take the country to next level in terms of development in the next decade or so.

The Environment Minister stated that it is important to achieve a green earth with clean air and blue skies, post COVID-19 despite the odds and that it is possible to do so, alongside industrial activity. He stated that India has only 2.5% of world’s land, 4% of freshwater resources and around 20% of world population but still has 8% of the world’s biodiversity because in the Indian culture, flora and fauna are part of life.

The Minister pitched for promoting sustainability as it can only save the humankind from worst nature fury. He appealed to the different nations to present their case studies in terms of promoting sustainability. 

Highlighting the country’s achievement towards a greener growth in the past few years the Minister said, “India is walking the talk on climate change. Our work on Ujjwala, E Vehicles, BS-VI Engines, Biofuels, Clean air, and Disaster resilience pave the way for a sustainable and resilient India. Targeting 35% emission reduction, we have reached 21% and in 10 years, we will achieve the required 220 GW renewable power targets, of which a total of 87 GW including solar and wind has been achieved”, he said. He further elaborated that our energy mix in the installed capacity now includes 37% of renewable energy sources.

Speaking on compassionate capitalism for an Atmanirbhar Bharat, Sanjiv Puri, Chairman, Advisory Council, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development and Chairman and Managing Director, ITC Limited, said that sustainability strategies are integral to the business. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry, emphasised on the role of inclusive recovery for a self-reliant and sustainable India.

The Sustainability Summit is the annual flagship event of Confederation of Indian Industry in sustainability, launched in 2006 to raise the bar of dialogue, practice and performance of sustainable business. The ‘15th Sustainability Summit – Action Agenda for the Next Decade’ is designed to focus on shaping up of the coming decade, incorporating learning from COVID-19 and reflecting how the drivers of innovation, technology and systems thinking can help us build a more sustainable next decade.

Source: Press Information Bureau

GDA conducts drive against illegal buildings in Ambuj City, Laxmibai Colony & Chipiyana

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In a drive against illegal constructions today, teams of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) demolished boundary walls of plots no E-32 and E-40 at Chipyana village wherein land was transferred to the GDA by Gr Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA), as per a media communication by the GDA.

In another piece of action illegal building, partially built at Ambuj City in Dundaheda was demolished. Previously, the GDA had passed an order of demolition against the said building. In Laxmibai Colony- near Sudamapuri bridge, 2 illegal buildings were sealed.

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