SWACCH BHARAT MISSION
Rural India achieved 100 pc ODF status: Govt
The Centre launched Swachh Bharat Mission(Grameen on October 2, 2014 with the aim to attain Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by October 2, 2019. "As per the data reported by states/UTs on the online Integrated Management Information System of SBM(G), 10.14 crore individual household toilets have been constructed under the programme as on November 28.
Thai Navy takes note of Myanmar acquiring Indian submarine
The Myanmar Navy acquired a diesel-electric Kilo Class submarine from India. The s...
ET ILC members discuss possibility of integrated healthcare system in India
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Can raise up to Rs 35,000 crore from market: Nabard chief
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) raises funds through long term bonds, usually of 10-15 years tenures.
Ayushman Bharat can open up opportunities for AI-based services: NetApp
Valluri believes AI has primarily been restricted to innovations done by startups in India, while the government agencies and other large enterprises have not used to the core of service offerings and operations. The Union Government’s AIforAll initiative has set the tone for an AI-based transformation, but it would higher adoption, he said.
December 31 set as new deadline for urban India to get ODF status
On October 2, PM Modi had declared rural India Open Defecation Free (ODF). However, 40 urban local bodies of West Bengal are standing in the way of urban India being declared ODF. The ministry of housing and urban affairs, the nodal ministry, has now set an internal deadline of December 31 to meet the target.
Assam launches friends of distress force
The BBB comprises of the dedicated youth selected from different parts of the state having qualification of Higher secondary in Science stream.
Advanced version of Swachh Bharat Mission expected soon
The advanced version of Swachh Bharat Mission would focus on managing sewage faecal matter, solid waste management and other basic issues that create huge environmental implications.
Revamp for PM’s pet project 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'
Many recommendations have been made to refashion the project into ‘high visibility’.I&B ministry and Hiren Joshi (OSD Communications & IT) in the PMO are to jointly formulate an ‘effective communication strategy’ for the programme.
8,000 block level plastic waste management units on anvil
Every village will be asked to start waste segregation and send its plastic waste to the block level plastic waste management unit. The unit will work at converting waste into bales, and transport them to aggregators for recycling.
PM directs reboot of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ Programme
In a step to make ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ (EBSB) programme a prime campaign, all ministries set to intensify their efforts into the programme and educational instituions reinforcing the concept of ‘unity in diversity’ and ‘national integration’.
How Swachh Bharat Mission helped millions live with dignity
The progress that India made by building toilets and the impact that it has had on the lives of millions in the country and others in the wider world has not gone unnoticed.
Status check: Swachh Bharat Mission to complete 5 years on October 2
With the Swachh Bharat Mission completing five years on Oct 2, how far has rural and urban India come in increasing new toilet coverage and becoming open defecation free.
Higher education institutes’ participation in social missions to decide score, ranking
Officials in the HRD ministry told ET that the revision of parameters was being done to ensure that “institutes focus on important social initiatives”.
Salman Khan's 'Bharat' still going strong, is Bollywood's biggest overseas grosser of 2019 at $10.71 mn
'Gully Boy' is next on the list of Bollywood's biggest grossers abroad this year.
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