Friday, 10 November 2017

Modi,Hasina,Mamatha Flag-off Kolkata-Khulna Train Service

    A new passenger train service between Kolkata and Bangladesh's southwestern industrial city of Khulna was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and the West Bengal chief minister.

A fully air-conditioned weekly passenger train service 'Bandhan Express' will run every Thursday from both Kolkata and Khulna.

On the occasion, Modi said the ties of friendship between India and Bangladesh have further strengthened. 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas : October 31 2017

   Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) is observed on 31 October every year in India.

This day marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who played an instrumental role in integration of princely state with Indian Union post independence.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is also known as Iron man of India.

Celebration of October 31 as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014. 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

World Standards Day: 14th October

    World Standards Day is observed on On 14th October every year all over the world.

14th October was chosen to mark the date, in 1946, when delegates from 25 countries first gathered in London to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization.

The first World Standards Day was celebrated on 14thOctober, 1970.

World Standards Day theme for 2017 is “Standards make cities smarter”. 

World Students Day:15th October

    World Students' Day is celebrated on 15 October every year on the occasion of birth anniversary of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

The most loved President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam was a scientist who made India proud with his missile defense programme.

But his favourite job was teaching and that’s how he wanted the world to remember him.

Due to his love for students and focus on promoting education, the United Nations declared his birthday (October 15) as ‘World Student’s Day’ in 2010. 

Sunday, 8 October 2017

India to Conduct the First 'BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2017'

     The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency next week from October 10-13, 2017 in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

This Exercise will be a platform for sharing Best Practices on all aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), strengthening regional response and coordination for Disaster Management among the BIMSTEC member countries.

The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction/dialogue/agreements for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response. 

Saturday, 30 September 2017

World Rabies Day: 28 September

World Rabies Day is celebrated annually on September 28 to raise awareness about rabies prevention.

The 2017 World Rabies Day theme is ‘Rabies: Zero by 30’.

This day also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death, the French chemist, and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine. 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

NHRC National Seminar on Good Governance, Development and Human Rights

    The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh said that in Indian culture, the focus has always been on duties and not on rights; if everybody attends to his duties, the rights of all automatically get protected.

He was addressing at a National seminar on Good Governance, Development and Human Rights, organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

He said that the concept of Human Rights in the centuries old Indian ethos is rooted in peace, unlike the West where it shaped up with conflict post- World War-II.