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PM Modi addresses BJP workers on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya's birth anniversary today            Prime Minister releases Age-Appropriate Fitness Protocols; Calls for regular exercise to stay fit and healthy            Central govt suspends operation of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code by another 3 months to protect companies in distress due to Covid-19            New Delhi invites US companies to engage more intensely in developing gas infrastructure in India            IPL Cricket: Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs in Dubai           

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses UNSG Climate Action Summit; says apeople's movement is need of the hour to save the environment.

  • About 500 terrorists trying to infiltrate from acrosas the border, saysArmy Chief General Bipin Rawat; assures army fully prepared to avert anyinfiltration bid.

  • Government launches ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseasesof new born babies.

  • Home Minister Amit Shah proposes a multipurpose identity card for citizens.

  • Sensex surges more than thousandpoints to regain 39,000 mark.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi hascalled for a comprehensive approach to reduce carbon footprint. Addressing theUnited Nations Secretary-General's climate Action Summit in New York today, hesaid a people’s movement is the need of the hour to tackle climate issues.

"Climate Change को लेकर दुनियाभर में अनेक प्रयास हो रहे हैं। लेकिन हमें यह बात स्‍वीकारनी होगी कि इस गंभीर चुनौती का मुकाबला करने के लिए उतना नहीं किया जा रहा है, जितना की होना बहुत अनिवार्य है। आज जरूरत है एक comprehensiveapproach की, जिसमें education,values, और lifestyle से लेकर developmentphilosphy भी शामिल हों। आज जरूरत है behaviourialchange के लिए एक विश्‍व व्‍यापी आंदोलन खड़ा करने की। Need not greedhas been our guiding principle. और इसलिये, आज भारत इस विषय पर सिर्फ बात करने नहीं बल्कि एक व्यवहारिक road map के साथ आया है।

In his brief address, the PrimeMinister mentioned that India is encouraging e- mobility for transportation. Heinformed the world leaders that on its independence day this August, Indiacalled for a ban on single use plastic.

We are now joined by our correspondent Souvagya Kar fromNew York, who is covering the Climate Action Summit.

Q.1 Souvagya, what message did the Prime Minister convey to the worldcommunity at the UN climate Action Summit?.

Ans. (Souvagya Live)

Q.2   What are the concerns of globalcommunity on the issue of climate change and what measures are the governmentstaking to tackle it?.

Ans. (Souvagya Live)

In a short while from now, the Prime Minister will attend a High levelMeeting on Universal Health Coverage and 'Leaders' Dialogue on StrategicResponses to Terrorist and Violent Extremist Narratives' at the United Nationsheadquarters in New York. Later, the Prime Minister is scheduled to havebilateral meetings with Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani,President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, Prime Minister of Italy, GiuseppeConte, President of Namibia, Hage Geingob and President of Maldives, IbrahimMohammed Solih. He will also have meeting with Executive Director of UNICEF, MsHenrietta H Fore. Later in the day, the Prime Minister will inaugurate GandhiSolar Park at the UN headquarters and Gandhi Peace Garden.


Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat has said, terror modules at Balakotin Pakistan, which were destroyed by the Indian Air Force, are known to havebeen reactivated. He said Indian Defence Forces are always on to face anyhostile situation. He was talking to reporters in Chennai on the sidelines of aprogramme.

General Rawat said, Pakistan is violating the ceasefire agreement to pushterrorists into India. He said, there is information that about five hundredterrorists from across the border are trying to infiltrate into India. GeneralRawat said the army is and would ensure that maximum infiltration bidsare averted.

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"There are atleast 500 people who are waiting toinfiltrate. That's the minimum number I would say, but these numbers keepfluctuating because, depending on how the weather pattern is, they keep moving.As the temperature keeps falling and the snow starts coming in, they startcoming in to areas which are less snow bound."


Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested three terrorists involved in four terroracts, including killing of two BJP and RSS leaders in Kishtwar district.Addressing a press conference in Jammu today, Inspector General of Police,Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said Nissar Ahmad Sheikh, one of the conspirators,along with Nishad Ahmad and Azad Hussain, all residents of Kishtwar, werearrested for their involvement in the four cases which took place betweenNovember last year and September this year. He said efforts are on to arrestother active terrorists who hatched conspiracy in 2017-18 to revive terroractivities in the Chenab valley in Jammu Division. The IGP said two hideoutsset up in the houses of Nissar and Azad, which were used before and after eachof the terror acts, were raided leading to seizure of some pistols, a rifle andother ammunition. Our correspondent has filed this report:


"The hilly district Kishtwar which was declaredterrorism-free over a decade ago, has witnessed a number of terror strikes andweapon snatching incidents over the past 10 months including the killing of BJPleader Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar on November 1, 2018. However,with the arrest of the three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists today, the InspectorGeneral of Police, Jammu zone Mukesh Singh, warned that anyone harbouring,sympathizing, transporting or helping terrorists in any form will be dealt withstrictly under the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. RKRAINA, AIR News, Jammu.<>


Science and Technology and HealthMinister Dr Harsh Vardhan today launched ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inheritedgenetic diseases of new born babies. Speaking on the occasion in New Delhi, hesaid congenital and hereditary genetic diseases are becoming a significanthealth burden and there is a need for adequate and effective genetic testingand counseling services.


"ज‍ब कोंजानाइटल एनोमिलिस को देखते हैं जेनेटिक डिसार्डर से जुड़े मरीजों को देखते हैं, तो उनको गहराई से देखे और संवेदनशील भाव से देखें, मेडीकल भाव से देखें तो हम सहायत इनकी विशेष मदद कर सकते हैं। इनका भी यह अधिकार है कि इनको सही प्रकार का ट्रिटमेंट भी मिले। यह विषय जो है इसमें रिसर्च का कम्‍पोनेंट बहुत स्‍ट्रोंग है। "

Dr Vardhan also inaugurated NIDAN(National Inherited Diseases Administration) Kendras. The new initiative aimsat creating awareness about genetic disorders amongst clinicians and establishmolecular diagnostics in hospitals so that benefits of developments in medicalgenetics could reach patients.


Ayushman Bharat - the PradhanMantri Jan Arogya Yojana - completed one year of its launch today. The day wascelebrated as Ayushman Bharat Diwas across the country. Prime Minister NarendraModi has said that Ayushman Bharat is more than just a health care scheme as itis a beacon of hope to more than 50 crore of India's most vulnerable people. Ina tweet, Mr Modi said, it is breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and  disease while making health care affordableand accessible.

The News Services Division of All India Radio in its weekly bilingual livephone-in programme PUBLIC SPEAK tonight will bring you a discussion on 'PradhanMantri Jan Arogya Yojana'. This can be heard on FM Gold Channel and additionalfrequencies from 9.30 p.m.


Home Minister Amit Shah has mooted the idea of amultipurpose identity card for citizens with all utilities like Aadhaar,passport, driving licence and bank accounts. Mr Shah said, there should be asystem that all data should be put together in a single card and in this regarda digital census is very important. He was speaking after laying the foundation stone forJanganana Bhawan in New Delhi today.


"यह जनगणना अगर ढंग से हो जाएं, इसका digital format हम ढंग से बना दें, ओर कुछ softwares की निर्मिति करदे तो, एक ही कार्ड में सब के सब कार्ड सकते हैं, जिसमें आपका बैंक का कार्ड भी हो सकता है, आपका आधार कार्ड भी हो सकता है, मतदाता परिचय का कार्ड भी हो सकता है और आपका पासपोर्ट भी हो सकता है। ये सारी चीजों को एक ही जगह पर लाने के लिए ये डिजिटल जनगणना आने वाले दिनों में बेस बनने वाली है।

The Home Minister said, the government will complete the Census exercise inMarch 2021 and for the first time, a National Population Register, NPR will beprepared. He said, the NPR will help in addressing problems ranging from lawand order to nutrition.


In Uttar Pradesh, 51 per cent polling was recorded till 6 pm for Hamirpurassembly by election. No untoward incident was reported. Incessant rain andfloods affected the turnout. In the last election, 59 percent voters had casttheir vote. A total of 9 candidates are in the fray. Counting will take placeon Friday.

In Chhattisgarh, more than 53 per cent polling was recorded for the bypoll toMaoist-affected Dantewada assembly constituency. Nine candidates are in thecontest.

Polling for by-election to Bhadarghat seat in Tripura and Pala constituencyin Kerala was also held today.


Domestic stock markets logged a big rally of around three per cent to closeat a more than two-month high today. The stocks surged for a second session ina row after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's announcement of reduction incorporate tax rates. A report:

"The Sensex at Bombay Stock Exchange climbed 1075points, to close at 39,090. The Nifty at National Stock Exchange also gained326 points, to settle at 11,600. At the forex market, the rupee appreciatedmarginally by one paise to 70 rupees and 94 paise against the US dollar. And,Gold prices today moved up by 130 rupees to 38,690 rupees per 10 gram in thenational capital. V Ravi Kumar, AIR News.


British Prime Minister Boris Johnsonsays the United Kingdom will consider taking part in a US-led military effortto bolster Saudi Arabia's defences. He accused Tehran of being behind thismonth's attacks on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.


In football, India were held to a goalless draw by Bangladesh in theiropening match of SAFF Under-18 Championship at Kathmandu today. India startedthe match on an attacking note but an injury to goalkeeper Prabhsukan SinghGill in the ninth minute forced coach Floyd Pinto to make an early change.  India will play Sri Lanka in their last groupstage match of the Championship on Wednesday.


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