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TULIP – Urban Learning Internship Program for fresh graduates in all ULBs & Smart Cities launched

Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and the Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) and Commerce & Industry, Hardeep Singh Puri witnessing the signing of an MoU between MoHUA & AICTE for Implementation, at the launch of an online portal for TULIP - The Urban Learning Internship Program, under Smart City Mission, in New Delhi on June 04, 2020. The Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Durga Shanker Mishra is also seen.

Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal `Nishank’ and MoS (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep. S. Puri jointly launched a first of its kind initiative  `The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP)’ – A program for providing internship opportunities to fresh graduates in all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Smart Cities across the country, here today. They also launched the portal for this programme on the occasion. Secretary, HRD, Amit Khare; Secretary, MoHUA, Durga Shanker Mishra; Chairman, AICTE, Anil Sahasrabuddhe and senior officers of both Ministries and AICTE.

Speaking on the occasion, Pokhriyal said that this initiative is aligned with the vision of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to harness the potential of the youth in nation-building. The Minister said that the TULIP program will be instrumental in laying the foundation of New India as it will provide practical experience to our students and will help infuse fresh ideas and innovative thinking into the working of Urban Local Bodies and smart cities.

Pokhriyal informed that the TULIP programme will provide access to internship opportunities through 4,400 urban local bodies and smart cities pan India.  

Giving details of the programme, MoS (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep. S. Puri said that it is expected that 25,000 fresh graduates will receive opportunity of internship in the first year itself. This will not only help the interns get hands on experience in the vast activities of urban local bodies but will also help to create a resource upon which the industry can draw easily for hiring.

TULIP would help enhance the value-to-market of India’s graduates and help create a potential talent pool in diverse fields like urban planning, transport engineering, environment, municipal finance etc.

The platform is customizable and provides immense flexibility to both ULBs/ Smart Cities and interns to enable convenient access. Security features have been thoroughly tested and the platform has been made scalable, federated and transparent by design.

A handbook for ULBs/ Smart Cities and interns has also been prepared for ease of implementation. MoHUA has also agreed to allow use of administrative expenses under its Missions/ programs for the payment of stipends/ perks under the program.

MoHUA would reach out to State Governments to help boost internships in their cities. It will undertake capacity building initiatives in partnerships with State Governments to enable participation of ULBs and smart cities under TULIP. As States & UTs have a deeper understanding of the regional challenges and opportunities at the urban level, they can effectively implement TULIP by matching their needs with skills developed through such internships.

Any graduate who have completed B. Tech, B. Arch, B. Plan, BSc etc.  can apply within 18 months from date of graduation at:


Source: PIB)

Ghaziabad: Fire Dept, GNN carry out sanitisation of hotspots including Vaishali


Ghaziabad’s Fire Department aided by Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN)—that is providing the sanitizing solution of sodium hypochlorite—today undertook sanitization of 12 areas of the city including Mahagun Mall, Sec 3, Vaishali, Sec 3 Market, Vaishali, Sec 5 Market Vaishali, Filling Station at Vaishali, A husing society of Sec 4, hotspot Plot Nos 325 & 439, Sec 1, Vaishali Overbridge, Police Outpost of Loni Kasba, Police Outpost of Loni Pusta, Tronica City Police Station, Loni, Fire Station Tronica City, Loni and Loni Police Station.

In addition to aiding the Fire Department several teams of GNN are busy round-the=clock sanitizing the sealed containment zones and hotspots. The teams are also focusing on fogging the areas as well as cleaning the garbage and drains simultaneously on orders of Municipal Commissioner, Dinesh Chandra Singh.

The GNN has also roped in councilors for the sanitization job.

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Delhi Police arrests gunrunner, carrying Rs 1 lakh reward after gunfight


One illegal arms’ manufacturer namely Yogesh alias Pandit alias Pappu who is a resident of Aligarh UP was apprehended after brief exchange of fire from Wazirabad Nanaksar, near Shamshan Ghat, Shastri Park Police Station, Delhi, while he has come to supply illegal weapons on a motorcycle. 

As the police asked him to stop, the accused fired two rounds from his .32 bore pistol, whereas Police (Inspector Sanjay Gupta) fired one round in self defence. No cop was injured, however accused got injured on his right leg. 

He was immediately shifted to Jag Pravesh Hospital, Shastri Park by PCR Van. 

The accused was wanted in two arms cases vide FIR No 01/2020 & 35/2020 of PS Special Cell for he has supplied weapons to the arrested accused persons and was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh from Delhi.

In case FIR No 01/2020, there was recovery of 20 Pistols and 50 cartridges from accused Sajid and in case FIR No 35/2020, there was recovery of 21 Pistols and 50 cartridges from accused Santoshi and Pritam. These weapons had been supplied by Yogesh. 

Fifteen pistols/ kattas (8 pistols and 7 kattas) and 50 live cartridges of .32 bore were recovered from his bag. One pistol of .32 bore along with 6 live cartridges and 2 empty cartridges were recovered from his possession. 

He has been previously arrested at Aligarh and Bhind in Arms Act cases. However, the detail of his previous involvement is being verified. A case under appropriate sections has been registered at Police station Special Cell.

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Public suggestions invited for amending MV Rules regarding registration of new vehicles, driving licences, and recall of old vehicles


Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has re-invited suggestions and comments from all stake holders including general public on the proposed amendment in the Motor Vehicle Rules regarding registration of new vehicles, driving licences, and recall of old vehicles. These notifications were earlier issued on 18th of March this year. However, it was felt that the stakeholders need adequate opportunity to examine the notification again and provide comments and suggestions which in earlier case got affected due to conditions of Lockdown.

Two Notifications to this effect have been issued on the 29th May 2020, which can be seen at www.morth.gov.in.

The draft Notification no. 336(E) covers section 4-28 of the MVAA. It covers the following Important aspects:

• Use of Electronic forms and documents (Medical Certificate, Learners License, Surrender of DL, Renewal of DL)

• Online learner’s License

• National Register.

• Dealer point Registration.

• Renewal of Registration 60 days in advance

• Temporary registration for 06 months with extensions of 30 days (Body building etc).

• Trade certificate – electronic

• Alteration, retro fitment to vehicles and adapted vehicles.

• Insurance in case of Altered vehicles.

The other draft Notification no. 337(E) covers section 39-40 of the MVAA. It includes aspects like:

•Recall Policy of defective vehicles.

i. Procedure for Recall

ii. procedure to detail Investigating Officer

iii.Investigation Procedure- time bound manner (06months)

iv. Role of Testing Agencies

•Obligations of Manufacturers, Importers & Retrofitters.

•Accreditation of Testing agencies.

The suggestions or comments can be sent to the Joint Secretary (Transport), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Transport Bhavan, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001 (email: jspb-morth@gov.in) within sixty days from the date of publication of these notifications. The comments sent earlier are not required to be sent again.

(Source: PIB)

Union HRD Minister releases alternative academic calendar for higher secondary stage (Classes XI and XII)


Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’  released the alternative academic calendar for higher secondary stage (Classes XI and XII) in New Delhi today. The calendar has been developed by the NCERT under the guidance of the MHRD to engage students meaningfully during their stay at home due to COVID-19 through educational activities with the help of their parents and teachers.

Speaking on the occasion, the HRD Minister said the calendar provides guidelines to teachers on the use of various technological tools and social media tools available for imparting education in fun-filled, interesting ways, which can be used by learner, parents and teachers even while at home. However, it has taken into account the varying levels of access of students to different tools and platforms-Mobile, Radio, Television, SMS and various social media. 

Pokhriyal said that the students who do not have internet facility, or may not be able to use different social media tools- such as whatsapp, facebook, twitter, google, etc., this calendar guides teachers to further guide parents and students through SMS on mobile phones or through voice call.      

The Minister added that this calendar will cater to the need of all children including Divyang children (Children with Special Needs)- link for Audio books, Radio programmes, Video programme will be included. 

Pokhriyal informed that the calendar contains week-wise plan consisting of interesting and challenging activities, with reference to theme/chapter taken from syllabus or textbook. He added that it maps the themes with the learning outcomes. The purpose of mapping of themes with learning outcomes is to facilitate teachers/parents to assess the progress in the learning of children and also to go beyond textbooks. He further added that the activities given in the calendar focus on learning outcomes and can thus be achieved through any resource including the textbooks children are using in their state or UT. 

Pokhriyal highlighted that the calendar also covers experiential learning activities such as arts education, physical exercises, yoga, etc. This calendar contains class-wise and subject-wise activities in tabular forms. This calendar includes activities related to four languages as subject areas, i.e., Hindi English, Urdu and Sanskrit. He added that this calendar also gives space to the strategies of reducing stress and anxiety among teachers, students and parents. Calendar includes link for Chapter wise e-content available on the e-pathshala, NROER and DIKSHA portal of GoI. 

All the given activities are suggestive in nature, not prescriptive, nor is the sequence mandatory. Teachers and parents may opt to contexualise the activities and do those activities that the student shows interest in, irrespective of the sequence.

NCERT has already started having live interactive sessions with students, parents and teachers through the TV channel Swayam Prabha (Kishore munch)( available through Free DTH channel 128, Dish TV Channel # 950, SunDirect #793, Jio TV, Tatasky #756, Airtel Channel #440, Videocon Channel # 477), Kishore Manch App(can be downloaded from play store)  and youtube live(NCERT Official Channel). Daily Monday to Saturday these sessions are telecast for primary classes from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, for upper primary classes from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm for secondary classes from 9:00 am to 10:30 am and for higher secondary stage from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. In addition to interacting with the viewer,  hands on activities along with teaching of topics are demonstrated in these live sessions  This calendar would also be disseminated by conducting video conferencing with SCERTs/SIEs, Directorates of Education, Kendriya Vidyalay Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, CBSE, State School Education Boards, etc.

This will empower our students, teachers, school principals and parents to find out positive ways to deal with Covid-19 using on-line teaching-learning resources and help in attainment of learning outcomes.  

Alternative Academic Calendar for primary stage (Classes I to V), upper primary stage (Classes VI to VIII) and higher secondary stage (Classes IX and X)   has already been released by Union Minister of Human Resource Development in April, 2020.

Click: http://pibcms.nic.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/AAC_HigherSecondary_eng.pdf

Click: http://pibcms.nic.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/AAC_HigherSecondary_Hin.pdf

(Source: PIB)

Intent, Inclusion, Investment, Infrastructure & Innovation important to build an Aatmanirbhar Bharat: PM

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing the CII Annual Session - 2020 via video conferencing, in New Delhi on June 02, 2020.

The Prime Minister delivered the inaugural address at the 125th Annual Session of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) through video conference today.  The theme of this year’s annual conference is “Building India for a New World : Lives, livelihood, growth”

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said such online events are becoming the new normal due to corona. This is also the biggest strength of human beings that makes a way out of every difficulty, he added. He said, “On the one hand, we have to take strict steps to fight this virus and save the lives of the countrymen and on the other hand we have to stabilize the economy and speed it up.”

Referring to the theme of this year’s annual session, the Prime Minister praised the Indian industry for starting the discussion of “Getting Growth Back”. He urged the industry to go beyond it and said “Yes! We will definitely get our growth back.” He said that his trust in India’s Capabilities and Crisis Management, in India’s Talent and Technology, in its Innovation and Intellect of India, in the Farmers of India, MSME’s, Entrepreneurs makes him confident about getting the growth back.

PM said Corona may have slowed down the speed of the growth, but today the biggest fact is that India has overtaken the lockdown phase and entered in the Un-Lock Phase one. A large part of Economy has opened in Un-Lock Phase one. A lot is going to open after 8th June. Getting Growth Back has started, he added.

The Prime Minister emphasized that when Coronavirus was spreading in the world, India took the right steps at the right time. He said “Today we get to know how widespread the effect of lockdown in India is, by comparing it with other countries.” He said “Re-strengthening Economy against Corona is one of our highest priorities.” For this, the government is taking the decisions that are required immediately and also those that are required in the long run, he added.

The Prime Minister listed the steps taken by the Government in helping people during this crisis situation. Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana has helped a lot in providing immediate benefits to the poor. ration has been delivered to about 74 crore beneficiaries under this scheme. Free ration is also being provided to migrant workers. Be it women, disabled persons, elderly, laborers, everyone has benefited from it.

He said that during the lockdown, the government has delivered more than 8 crore gas cylinders to the poor – that too free. 50 lakh private employees have got the Government contribution of 24% of EPF amount in their bank accounts, which amounts to Rs. 800 crore.

Prime Minister listed 5 things which are very important to build an Aatmanirbhar Bharat and to bring India back on the path of rapid development, viz. Intent, Inclusion, Investment, Infrastructure and Innovation. These are reflected in the bold decisions taken by the Government recently, he added. He also said that many sectors have been made ready for the future.

The PM said “For us reforms are not any random or scattered decisions. For us reforms are systemic, planned, integrated, inter-connected and futuristic processes. For us, reforms means having the courage to take decisions, and taking them to a logical conclusion.” He listed out the initiatives of the Government to make an encouraging ecosystem for the private enterprises like Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Bank merger, GST and Faceless IT assessment.

The Prime Minister further said that the government is also doing such policy reforms which the country had given up hope. In the agriculture sector, the Prime Minister said the rules and regulations made after independence, left the farmers in the hands of middlemen. After amendment in Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act, now farmers have the right to sell to anyone, in any state of the country.

The PM said that labour reforms are being done to increase employment opportunities, keeping the welfare of our workers in mind. Non-strategic sectors in which the private sectors were not allowed, have also been opened. Commercial mining is now allowed in the coal sector, he added. Prime Minister said “In the direction the government is moving, be it our mining sector, energy sector, or research and technology, industry will also get opportunities in every field, and new opportunities will also open for youths. Going beyond all this, now the participation of private players in the strategic sectors of the country is also becoming a reality. Whether you want to invest in the space sector, or want to explore new opportunities in atomic energy, the possibilities are completely open for you.”

The Prime Minister said the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector is like an economic engine of our country and contributes around 30% of the GDP. He said that a long time demand of the industry to update the definition of MSMEs has been fulfilled. This will enable MSMEs to grow without any worries and they will not have to follow other paths to maintain the status of MSMEs. Global tenders have been scrapped in government procurement of up to Rs 200 crores to benefit crores of associates working in MSMEs of the country, he added.

PM said that the expectation of India from the world has increased and they trust India more. India helped more than 150 countries with medical supplies, he added. The Prime Minister said that the world is looking for a trusted, reliable partner. In India, there is a potential, strength and ability. He urged the industry to take full advantage of the trust that has developed towards India.

He stressed that Getting Growth Back is not so difficult either. The biggest thing is that now Indian Industries have a clear path that is Aatmanirbhar Bharat. He clarified that Aatmanirbhar Bharat means that we will become stronger and embrace the world. Aatmanirbhar Bharat means to be fully integrated with the world economy and also supportive.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to invest for the creation of a Robust Local Supply Chain that strengthens India’s stake in the Global Supply Chain. He gave a call for big institutions like CII to come forward in a new role post-Corona to make India self reliant. He stressed for the need to have products made in the country, made for the world. He urged the industry to set targets to increase productivity in all sectors. He praised the industry for having created Personal Protective Equipments – PPEs industry worth hundreds of crores within 3 months.

The Prime Minister urged the industry to take full advantage of opening up investment and partnership with farmers in the rural economy. Now necessary infrastructure is being prepared for clusters of local agro products near the village. He said that the government considers the private sector as a partner for the country’s development journey. He promised that every need of the industry related to the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan will be taken care of. He asked the industry to pledge to make the country self-sufficient and put their full strength to fulfill this resolve.

(Source: PIB)

Delhi Police arrests property dealer under debt, who faked death, burnt car to get insurance money


Special Staff of Rohini District, has solved the case of abduction of a property dealer, namely Deepak Dabas, who is a resident of Kanjhawla, Delhi, age 43 yrs. The cops also recovered the burnt Duster car belonging to him. 

The police had on May 15 received information about burning of a car on Bawana Kanjhawala road. Acting upon this information, SI Anil from Kanjhawala Police Station reached the spot and found a completely burnt Duster car bearing No. DL-8CZ-0987. On enquiry, it was revealed that the said car belonged to one Deepak Dabas who was also found missing. The family members of Deepak Dabas reported about his abduction by some unknown persons. Accordingly, a case was registered on the statement of father of victim and investigation was taken up by local police. 

Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim had procured various loans from his family members and other known persons.  Accordingly his bank account statements, account statements of family members were checked and verified.    The account statements of victim and his family members were monitored regularly. It came to notice that on May 19, withdrawal of Rs 2,500 was effected from an ATM in Muzzafarnagar in UP.  A team was immediately sent there to check the CCTV of surroundings of ATM and to collect the CCTV from the bank.  The CCTV footage of the ATM was collected and analyzed and it was found that the victim was alone and no other person was seen with him.

Subsequently, a team was sent to various places to check suspected hideouts and sources were also deployed.  He went to Haridwar from where he boarded a train to Delhi. The police team intercepted the train at Meerut and apprehended him.

On sustained interrogation Deepak Dabas told the cops that he is property dealer by profession and also runs his own gym in Kanjhawala in a rented premises. He was earning livelihood out of commission from property business, gym and rents.  He also borrowed heavily from numerous people and further lent that money on higher interest.

As per his plan, on May 15, he sprayed diesel all around & finally set his car on fire and ran away. As he had procures an accidental insurance cover as well as life insurance he thought that his family would get the benefit by showing himself as to have died in an accident. This was also the reason that he left for Haridwar on foot due to lockdown. 

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Ghaziabad: GNN undertakes sanitisation of Vaishali, other wards


Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) sanitized several areas of Vaishali which has been sealed following directions of the district administration due to sudden spurt in Covid-19 cases. In addition to Vaishali, the GNN sanitized about 40 wards across all zones. The GNN teams with the resources at hand also undertook fogging in these areas besides sanitisation. Due care was also given for cleaning the areas.

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Ghaziabad: GNN carries out cleaning & de-silting of major & minor drains across zones


In its continuing efforts of cleaning the city drains, Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) claimed that it today undertook cleaning of several drains in line with orders of Municipal Commissioner, Dinesh Chandra Singh, under its special drain cleaning campaign. Under this, under supervision of Zonal Sanitary Officer of the GNN, Dinesh Kumar Agrawal and VP Sharma several major and minor drains of all 5 zones, namely City, Vijay Nagar, Mohan Nagar, Kavi Nagar and Vasundhara zones were cleaned and de-silted and the silt was also lifted up. The GNN is doing this work by using 70 employees, 19 mini poclain machines and 10 JCB machines.

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Delhi CM announces sealing of borders with neighbours for a week


Delhi for the first time has closed down its borders with neighbouring states, as announced by CM Arvind Kejriwal today. Up to now it was Ghaziabad and Noida or Gurugram that had shut their borders with Delhi fearing getting back corona infected locals who travel to & fro Delhi for work.  

The CM announced that borders will be closed for a week after which the situation will be reviewed. He said that Delhi hospitals were full with several patients from neighboring states and sought peoples’ feedback on this.

Only those persons that are providing or transporting essential services, banking, health & municipal services will be allowed to enter Delhi with a valid pass. Government servants will be allowed on showing their valid IDs. All cabs, autos and buses will be barred from entering the national capital.

Kejriwal has sought feedback from citizens that can be sent through WhatsApp on 8800007722 and through email on delhicm.suggestions@gmail.com, or by leaving a message by calling 1031.

-delhincrnews.in reporter