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PM addresses the Indian community event 'Howdy Modi'

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed over 50 thousand people at the 'Howdy Modi' event. The Event was organized at NRG stadium in Houston, Texas. President of United States of America, Donald J Trump also addressed the massive gathering.

Mr. Modi said that 'new history and new chemistry are being made'. On India's development, PM said ‘Ease of Living’ and ‘Ease of Business’ is the priority of the Indian government and outlined various initiatives for ensuring ‘Ease of Living’, including removal of obsolete laws, ensuring faster delivery of service, cheap data rate, strong action against corruption, rolling out of GST, abrogation of Article 370 etc.

Donald J Trump said that the relationship between India and United States are better than ever. Trump “India has lifted nearly three hundred million people out of poverty under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership. That is incredible”

PM Narendra Modi to gift Gandhi solar park to the UN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on one-week visit to the US for attending the Climate Action Summit-2019. PM Modi will gift USD 1 Million ‘Gandhi Solar Park’ to the United Nations having a capacity of 50 kWh. The roof-top solar park has 193 solar panel, each panel representing a member of the multilateral body.

Recently, India has emerged as a clean energy champion.

Workshop on Post Disaster Needs Assessment

One day National workshop on Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) is being organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) on 23-Sep-19.

Under the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP), National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) was developing a scientific tool on Post Disaster Needs Assessment. A reference document that will help preparing the memorandum for submission to the MHA in post disaster phase will be shared with the participants.

The workshop will discuss the various challenges faced by States during assessment of damage and loss and also the capacity gap for undertaking such detailed exercise.

Sports

Amit Panghal becomes first Indian male boxer to win silver at World Championships in 52kg category. Panghal lost at 0-5 against Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov.

Thought for the day

Let a man raise himself by his own efforts. Let him not degrade himself.
Because a person's best friend or his worst enemy is none other than his own self.

From Bhaagwad Geeta, chapter 6, Verse 5

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Sports

Amit Panghal becomes first Indian male boxer to win silver at World Championships in 52kg category. Panghal lost at 0-5 against Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov.

PM addresses the Indian community event 'Howdy Modi'

23-Sep-2019

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed over 50 thousand people at the 'Howdy Modi' event. The Event was organized at NRG stadium in Houston, Texas. President of United States of America, Donald J Trump also addressed the massive gathering.

Mr. Modi said that 'new history and new chemistry are being made'. On India's development, PM said ‘Ease of Living’ and ‘Ease of Business’ is the priority of the Indian government and outlined various initiatives for ensuring ‘Ease of Living’, including removal of obsolete laws, ensuring faster delivery of service, cheap data rate, strong action against corruption, rolling out of GST, abrogation of Article 370 etc.

Donald J Trump said that the relationship between India and United States are better than ever. Trump “India has lifted nearly three hundred million people out of poverty under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership. That is incredible”

PM Narendra Modi to gift Gandhi solar park to the UN

23-Sep-2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on one-week visit to the US for attending the Climate Action Summit-2019. PM Modi will gift USD 1 Million ‘Gandhi Solar Park’ to the United Nations having a capacity of 50 kWh. The roof-top solar park has 193 solar panel, each panel representing a member of the multilateral body.

Recently, India has emerged as a clean energy champion.

Workshop on Post Disaster Needs Assessment

23-Sep-2019

One day National workshop on Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) is being organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) on 23-Sep-19.

Under the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP), National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) was developing a scientific tool on Post Disaster Needs Assessment. A reference document that will help preparing the memorandum for submission to the MHA in post disaster phase will be shared with the participants.

The workshop will discuss the various challenges faced by States during assessment of damage and loss and also the capacity gap for undertaking such detailed exercise.

Sports

India's Wrestler Deepak Punia has reached the final of World Wrestling Championships at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan.

Earthquake hit Albania on 21-Sep-19 afternoon

22-Sep-2019

Earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 and at a depth of 10 km hit Albania on 21-Sep-19. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the earthquake was near Durres, 40 km west of the capital Tirana.

According to the media reports, at least two people were lightly injured and a few houses collapsed in the village of Helmes, near Tirana.

Updates on Chandrayaan-2

22-Sep-2019

Department of Space, Indian Space Research Organisation has informed that all the initial trials of Payloads of orbiter are complete, performance is satisfactory and that all the Payloads are powered.

Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) Meeting held in New Delhi.

22-Sep-2019

Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) Meeting held in New Delhi on 21-Sep-19.

The meeting was attended by Education Ministers from 26 States and Union Territories, Vice Chancellors of various Universities, Senior officials from Department of Higher Education and Department of School Education and Literacy.

Union Human Resource Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the Government is reforming National Education Policy that will aim to fulfill the aspiration of the Indian youth for quality education and transform our country to knowledge superpower.

The National Policy on Education was modified in 1992 and now required changes to meet the present-day and futuristic needs of large Indian youth population.

EC announces General Elections to Legislative Assemblies for Haryana and Maharashtra

22-Sep-2019

Election Commission announces General Elections to Legislative Assemblies for Haryana and Maharashtra. The schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies in the Parliamentary Constituency and State Legislative assemblies of various States and Union Territories are also announced.

Details of Assembly Constituencies in the States of Haryana & Maharashtra are as below:

Haryana:
Total No. of ACs: 90
Reserved for SCs: 17
Reserved for STs: 0

Maharashtra:
Total No. of ACs: 288
Reserved for SCs: 29
Reserved for STs: 25

Sports

  1. Boxing :Amit Panghal becomes first Indian to enter Final, Manish Kaushik ends with bronze.

  2. Vinesh Phogat wins maiden wrestling Championships medal.

  3. Arsenal beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in Europa League.

European Union Film Festival is to be held in Mumbai

21-Sep-2019

European Union Film Festival (EEUF) will be held in Mumbai from 20th to 26th September. This year there will be screening of 23 new movies from 23 European countries. The Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and The Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States is organising the 24th European Union Film Festival at the National Museum of Indian Cinema, Mumbai.

Bank Unions to go on Strike next week

21-Sep-2019

From September 26th to 29th, most bank branches are likely to remain close; ATMs might also be not working during those days.

Strike has been declared by four bank Unions namely - All India Bank Officer's Confederation, the All India Bank Officer's Association, the Indian National Bank Officer's Congress and the National Organisation of Bank Officers.

The strike will take place in protest of the merger of 10 state-run banks into four bigger banks that took place recently.

India Mongolia Relations

21-Sep-2019

PM Modi along with President of Mongolia H.E. Mr . Khaltmaagiin Battulga unveils a Lord Buddha statue in Ulanbataatar on 20-Sep-19.

The statue is a symbolic representation of compassion, peace and coexistence. Vice President talked about strengthening of ties between both the countries. Sectors of renewable energy can be one the sectors where countries are planning to collaborate along with other sectors.

Mongolia joining the International Solar Alliance will be an important leap in this direction.

Sports

  1. Athletics: Hima Das Out Of World Championships due to back problem issue.

  2. World Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik moves ahead with their wins.

  3. UEFA Champions League: Angel Di Maria scores 2 goals for PSG against Real Madrid.

Thought for the day

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.

by Maya Anne Radmacher

EMS services to new countries

20-Sep-2019

International Speed Post Service which is also known as EMS services has been extended to some new countries now. They are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and North Macedonia. Using this premium service of EMS, Department of Post is hopeful to increase more people interaction between the countries and India along with increase of trade with these countries.

TATPAR, an app has been released by Delhi Police

20-Sep-2019

Delhi Police has released a new app called 'Tatpar'. The app will be a great help from filing an online FIR i.e. e-FIR to paying of traffic challans directly from mobile phones, from informing the police about motor vehicles theft to missing of mobile phones. It’s android version is ready for launch and iOS versions is under development.

Forbes list of Best Business School 2019: ISB stood 7th

20-Sep-2019

The Indian School of Business (ISB) which took part in Forbes list of Best Business School for the first time secured seventh position globally for the year 2019. The rank is being presented by examining more than 100 schools and surveying 17,500 alumni regarding their pre- and post-MBA compensation, career choice and location.

Transport strike in Delhi NCR

20-Sep-2019

Transport strike has affected the commute of the general public of Delhi NCR on Thursday. The strike was called for protest against the rise in penalties under the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act. Major organizations that run trucks, buses, autos, tempos and cabs joined this one day protest.

Thought for the day

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

by Winston Churchill

Sports

  1. Football: Liverpool lost to Napoli in the opening match of their Champions League title.

  2. World Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik Advance To Semis

  3. World Wrestling: Vinesh Wins Bronze.

CAPEXIL export awards

19-Sep-2019

Mr Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, awarded the winners of CAPEXIL export awards in New Delhi on 18th September. In the award function he spoke about the importance of MSME sector for economy of India while on the other hand he emphasizes upon creating a “brand value” for India which is a part of Make In India project. He also talked about environment care and raising its awareness.

National Water Museum to be initiated by DoWR, RD &GR under Ministry of Jal Shakti

19-Sep-2019

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, also known as DoWR, RD&GR, under Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India is initiating to develop National Water Museum.

The main objective is to make people aware of issues like decreasing water resources and its conservation issues. DoWR, RD&GR is organizing an International Workshop on 19th and 20th September in New Delhi for developing a Musuem. Senior Government official, academicians and engineers will be participating in the workshop.

National Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Public Architecture’

19-Sep-2019

National Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Public Architecture’ was organised by Central Public Works Department(CPWD) on 18-Sep-19. The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep S Puri talked about the impact of growing waste, including e-waste, and increasing demands for energy, due to growing urbanization in India.

He spoke about sustainable development with smarter cities as being becoming major focal point in urban planning and explained the need of energy efficient technology for construction and engineering.

Vice president visits Uttarakhand and addresses school students

19-Sep-2019

Vice president Shri M Vekaiah Naidu visited and addressed high school students of Uttarakhand. While addressing the group of students and teachers he laid stress upon water conservation and it’s importance.

He called for a people movement to conserve water and eliminate the single use of plastic. The Vice President encouraged the students, teachers and educational institutions to be the torch bearers of the movement.

Successful flight test of Air-to-Air missile Astra from Su-30 MKI

18-Sep-2019

The test of first indigenous air-to-air missile(Astra) was done on 16 September 2019 off the coast of Odisha and has been successful.

The missile was launched from Su-30 MKI, live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability. Various Radars, Electro-Optical Tracking System (EOTS) and Sensors tracked the missile and confirmed its engagement with target.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and Air Force teams.

Ministry of Railways decides to adopt HOG system in all LHB Coaches trains.

18-Sep-2019

Ministry of Railways has planned to convert all LHB trains to HOG systems by the end of 2019.

HOG - Head on Generation technology, draws power from the Overhead Electric supply instead of the power generators; one standby silent generator car will be used for emergency.

This change will help saving of approximate Rs. 800 crore every year. Also, converting to HOG system will reduce air and noise pollution, the existing system EOG produces 1724.6 tons of CO2 and 7.48 tons of NOx per annum.

A total of 342 trains have been converted to HOG systems; by December 2019, another 243 trains will be converted to HOG systems.

Sports

  1. Football: Neymar's Ban Reduced To Two Games.

  2. AIBA World Boxing Championship: India's all four boxers advanced to the quarterfinals of World Championships.

  3. Wrestling: Vinesh Phogat Still in struggle For Bronze In World Wrestling Championships

Steel Ministry to organize a “Chintan Shivir” on September 23rd

18-Sep-2019

The Ministry of Steel is organizing one day ‘Chintan Shivir’ on September 23, 2019 at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi. It aims to hold discussions among key stakeholders to increase the growth of Indian Steel industry by developing a strategy that makes the Indian Steel sector “vibrant, efficient, environment friendly and globally competitive”.

The main objective of organizing ‘Chintan Shivir’ is to discuss opportunities that enhance competitiveness of Indian Steel sector, facilitate capacity expansion & technology adoption, and augment demand for Indian Steel in domestic and international market.

Sports

  1. Football : David de Gea has signed a new long-term contract with Manchester United

  2. TENNIS: Sumit Nagal Achieves Career-Best ATP Ranking of 159

  3. Badminton: Sourabh Verma Beats Sun Fei Xiang To Win Vietnam Open.