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. 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Cabinet nod for Separation of BSNL's Tower Business

   The Cabinet approved hiving off the mobile tower assets of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) into a separate company, fully owned by BSNL.

It has authorised BSNL to monetise its telecom tower infrastructure with the formation of a separate subsidiary, said an official release.

BSNL owns 66,000 of the 4. 42 lakh towers in the country.

The government is looking at external tenancies and garnering revenues for the new, ‘dedicated’ tower company of BSNL, the government release said. 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Third Eastern Economic Forum Held in Russia

      India participated in the third Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which was held in Vladivostok, Russia at the invitation of the Russian Federation.

India’s External Affairs Minister Ms. Sushma Swaraj attended the meeting.

She presented a clear vision of India’s role and support in the development of the Russian Far East region as a Strategic Partner of Moscow.

Points to Remember

Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in Eurasia.

Russia's capital is Moscow while its currency is Ruble.

Vladimir Putin is Russia’s President while Dmitry Medvedev is the Prime Minister. 

Monday, 4 September 2017

President Lays foundation Stone for Link-4 of SAUNI Scheme

President Ramnath Kovind laid foundation stone for link - 4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Scheme -SAUNI- Yojana in Rajkot district.

SAUNI project had been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat aims to fill up 115 major dams by diverting overflow of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada River.

Gujarat Governor Mr. O. P. Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel were present on this occasion.