4th National Level Exhibition and Project Competitions (NLEPC) Begins

Shri Ajit Kumar Seth, IAS, Cabinet Secretary to Govt. of India formally inaugurated the  4th National Level Exhibition and Project Competitions (NLEPC ) on 6/oct/2014 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The unique programme  of Ministry of Science and Technology Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a National Programme implemented for attraction of talent amongst students to study science and pursue career with research is a right platform for such events. The basic objective of INSPIRE is to communicate to the youth of Continue reading →

India’s youth is destined to lead tomorrow’s science

“INSPIRE” (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) programme for the youth is one of the most innovative programmes developed by Department of Science & Technology and is aimed to attract talent to the study of science at an early age, thus helping to build the vital human resource pool for science and technology with a long term foresight. It has been his constant endeavour to catch young minds with innovative aptitude at their formative stage, so that foundation of future India based on science, Continue reading →

Launch of the Swachhta Udyami Yojna

Question for Mains - Q1. Describe the aims & objectives of “Swachhta Udyami Yojana”. Discuss how the scheme could contribute towards improving the socio-economic status of the Safai Karamcharis and liberated Manual Scavengers. Q2. “Swachhta Udyami Yojana with twin objective of cleanliness and providing livelihood to Safai Karamcharis would become an important instrument for implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”, Elucidate. Q3. Analyze the role could be played by Public Private Partnership (PPP) model towards making “Swachhta Udyami Yojana” & “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” a success. Continue reading →

PM launches Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

Question for Mains - Q1. "It was our social responsibility as citizens of India to help fulfil Gandhiji`s vision of Clean India", Comment. Q2. Critically analyze the work done by all previous Governments and social, religious and cultural organizations towards cleanliness. Q3.  "Swachh Bharat would make a significant impact on public health, and in safeguarding income of the poor, ultimately contributing to the national economy", Elucidate. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, exhorted people to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi`s vision of Clean India, Launching the Swachh Continue reading →

‘Punarjagaran’- Mass Awakening Campaign for youth to be launched on 2nd October, 2014

Question for Mains - Discuss the importance of ‘Punarjagaran’, a Mass Awakening Campaign for Youth Participation in Nation Development. Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to launch ‘Punarjagaran’- Mass Awakening Campaign for Youth Participation in Nation Development across India from 2nd October 2014. ‘Punarjagaran’ aims at creating awareness among youth and empower them to become active partners in nation building activities. The programme will be launched simultaneously from four districts which are situated at extreme tips of India – Kanyakumari Continue reading →

Handbook – Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya

Question for Mains - Examine the role of National Human Resource Development towards fulfilling Gandhiji’s dream of Swachh Bharat by promoting behavioural change in school children so that they become agents of change in the society. Giving a call to the Nation on 15th August 2014, the Prime Minister of India announced that “all schools in the country should have toilets with separate toilets for girls and that this target should be completed within one year”. To fulfil this very initiative/vision, the Union Minister for Continue reading →

1.oct.2014 – Coordinated actions to make Swatchh Bharat Campaign a Great Success

Question for Mains - Critically analyze the measures adopted by the government for proper implementation of Swatchh Bharat Campaign, thereby making it a  Great Success The important measures under the Action plan are: ·The house keeping activities are divided into Daily, Weekly and Monthly activities for better implementation and monitoring. ·Special provisions are made for waste disposal, especially for e-waste, furniture, old news papers, old vehicles etc. A quarterly report on waste disposal will be prepared and approved by the Secretary. ·Detailed provisions for repair Continue reading →

24th Edition of Ind-Indo Corpat Concludes

The close defence relations between Indian and Indonesia have been growing steadily with regular joint activities and exchanges of personnel between the Armed Forces of the two countries. Under the broad ambit of this Strategic Partnership, TNI AL (Tentara National Indonesia Angkatan Laut) and the Indian Navy have been carrying out coordinated patrolling twice a year since 2002 near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) to keep this vital part of the Indian Ocean region safe and secure for commercial shipping and international trade. The Continue reading →

Message to the Nation from the President on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti

In his message the President has said, “The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, is an occasion for all of us to rededicate ourselves to Bapuji’s ideals of truth, non-violence and all-round development. Gandhiji’s leadership inspired millions to unite in the cause of freedom and independence. He also taught us to stand resolutely against fear, to understand the importance of truth and to work for the betterment of our motherland. Gandhiji believed that “cleanliness is next only to Godliness” Every road, every Continue reading →