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Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia flags off the Doon Drone Mela in Uttarakhand

Union Minister of Civil Aviation flagged off the Doon Drone Mela 2021 in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Minister flagged off the event with a paragliding demonstration and also interacted with the drone companies exhibiting their prototypes at the Doon Drone Mela.

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FIFTH EDITION OF JAPAN-INDIA BILATERAL MARITIME EXERCISE ‘JIMEX’

The 5th edition of the bilateral maritime exercise JIMEX, between Japan and India, was conducted in the Arabian Sea. The exercise saw the ships and aircraft of Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) and Indian Navy (IN) engaging in a high tempo of operations focused on air, surface, and sub-surface dimensions of maritime operations as well as the air domain.

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Samarth training at 75 training centers in different crafts inaugurated across the country;

To coincide with the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, on 2nd October 2021, the office of DC (H) inaugurated Samarth training at 75 training centers in different craft throughout the country. The Samarth training is providing skill training to the 2,250 artisans as well as extending wage compensation of Rs. 300 per day per trainee at these centers.

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The wage compensation to successful trained artisans is paid through DBT mode.

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Shipping Minister Shri Sarbanand Sonowal launches ‘MyPortApp’ for digital monitoring of port operations.

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways Shri Sarbanand Sonowal launched a port mobile application called MyPortApp in Kolkata. The app has various information like Vessel Berthing, Rake & Indent, Rake Receipt, Container Status, Tariff, Bills, Port Holidays, etc., and can be accessed anywhere 24x7 and reach out directly to the port.

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The App includes all port details digitally and monitors operations virtually.

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Smt Darshana Jardosh dedicates new version of ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’ song to the Nation

Minister of State for Railways and Textiles dedicated a new version of the ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’ song to the Nation through video conferencing. This song is part of the initiatives being undertaken by the Ministry of Railways to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence- Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

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The new version of this song has been prepared by Railway employees and officers.

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NMCG & WASH Institute Signs MoU for Capacity Building in Faecal Sludge & Septage Management.

National Mission of Clean Ganga (NMCG) has signed an MoU with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Institute (WASH Institute) to conduct a series of training to enhance the quality of service of officials in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). This MoU is also to efficiently address FSSM issues in towns and cities of the Ganga Basin.

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The project will be funded by USAID and supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya distributes Green Ribbons to spread awareness on Mental Health

Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya distributes Green Ribbons to spread awareness on Mental Health. The event was organized by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in partnership with Hansraj College, Delhi to raise awareness on Mental Health as part of the activities being taken up during ongoing Mental Health Awareness Week, 5th-10th October.

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10th October is observed around the world as World Mental Health Day.

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Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying launches a nationwide River Ranching Programme in Uttar Pradesh.

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying launches a nationwide River Ranching Programme in Uttar Pradesh. “River ranching program” is introduced as a special activity under the PMMSY scheme for augmenting and enhancing fish production and productivity through expansion, intensification, diversification, and productive utilization of land and water.

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National Fisheries Development Board, is the Nodal Agency for implementing River Ranching

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Launch of I-Sprint’21: IFSCA’s Global FinTech Hackathon Series “Sprint01: BankTech”

International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) and GIFT City launched I-Sprint’21, the global FinTech Hackathon Series of IFSCA. The first Sprint of the series “Sprint01: BankTech” is focussed on FinTechs for the Banking sector. The Partners to the Hackathon are ICICI Bank, HSBC Bank, iCreate, Zone Startups, and Invest-India.

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BankTech is hosted jointly by IFSCA and GIFT city in collaboration with NITI Aayog.

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Tatasons’ SPV – Talace Pvt Ltd - Wins Bid for Air India

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) - empowered Air India Specific Alternative Mechanism (AISAM) approved the highest price bid of M/s Talace Pvt Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of M/s Tata Sons Pvt. Ltd for sale of 100% equity shareholding of Government of India in Air India along with equity shareholding of Air India in AIXL and AISATS.

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The winning bid is for Rs 18,000 crore as Enterprise Value (EV) consideration for AI.

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Valedictory function of 67th Wildlife Week held at National Zoological Park, Delhi

The valedictory ceremony of the Wildlife week which is being celebrated under the theme ‘संरक्षण का संकल्प - एक जन भागीदारी (a conservation collective)’ was held at National zoological Park Delhi. Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister of State Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change presided over the meeting.

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DRDO conducts All India Official Language, Scientific and Technical Seminar

Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur, a premier laboratory of DRDO organized the All India Official Language, Scientific and Technical Seminar. ‘Test and Evaluation of Defence Products: The Necessity and Achievements’ was the theme of the seminar. The seminar was formally inaugurated by the Member of Parliament and Chairman, Standing Committee on Defence Shri Jual Oram.

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3rd India – UK Energy for Growth Partnership – Ministerial Energy Dialogue

The 3rd India – UK Energy for Growth Partnership – Ministerial Energy Dialogue was co-chaired by Union Minister for Power and New &Renewable Energy from the Indian side and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) from the UK side. Both sides to set in motion concrete action plans for driving clean energy transition in Power Sector.

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World Post Day : Every year, October 9

October 9 is marked as the World Post Day to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union way back in 1874. The remembrance of the World Post Day came into effect in 1969 at the Universal Postal Union Congress held in Tokyo in 1969.

In 2021, the theme for the event has been decided to be ‘Innovate to Recover’.

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