Monday, October 18, 2021

Morning News – 02 Oct 2021

Morning News

0830 HRS
02.10.2021

THE HEADLINES:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with Gram Panchayats and Pani Samitis on Jal Jeevan Mission at 11 this morning; To also launch Jal Jeevan Mission App  and Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh.
  • Prime Minister invites global investors to invest in India and be part of the country’s growth story.
  • Nation pays homage to Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi and Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversary today.
  • Bihar government to vaccinate 35 lakh people on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
  • Centre to start procurement of paddy under Minimum Support Price scheme in Punjab and Haryana from 11th of this month.
  • Uttar Pradesh government recommends CBI inquiry into suspicious death of Kanpur businessman in Gorakhpur hotel.
  • Home Minister Amit Shah to flag off 7,500 kilometers Car rally by National Security Guards today as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • IPL Cricket, Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in Dubai.

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As the nationwide free COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign at Government facilities for those above 18 years is underway, we advise our young listeners to get vaccinated and also help others get vaccinated. We also advise our listeners not to lower their guard as COVID-19 remains a threat to our health. Please stay at home unless it is essential to go out and continue to follow these three simple steps —

·  Wear a face mask.

·  Maintain Do Gaz Ki Doori for social distancing.

·  Focus on hand and face hygiene.

For any COVID related information and guidance contact National helpline numbers — 011-23978046 and 1075. And now the News in details:

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Gram Panchayats and Pani Samitis or Village Water and Sanitation Committees (VWSC) on Jal Jeevan Mission at 11 AM today via video conferencing. The Prime Minister will launch the Jal Jeevan Mission App for improving awareness among stakeholders and for greater transparency and accountability of schemes under the Mission.

Mr Modi will also launch Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh, where any individual, institution, corporate, or philanthropist, be it in India or abroad, can contribute to help provide tap water connection in every rural household, school, anganwadi centre, ashramshala, and other public institutions.

Nation-wide Gram Sabhas on Jal Jeevan Mission will also take place during the day. The Gram Sabhas will discuss planning and management of Village Water Supply systems and also work towards long-term water security.

Pani Samitis play a key role in planning, implementation, management, operation and maintenance of village water supply systems, thereby providing clean tap water to every household on a regular and long-term basis.

Out of over six lakh villages, Pani Samitis or VWSCs have been constituted in around 3.5 lakh villages. More than 7.1 lakh women have been trained to test the quality of water by using Field Test Kits.

On the 15th of August, 2019, Prime Minister had announced the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide clean tap water to every household. At the time of launch of the mission, only 3.23 Crore or 17 per cent rural households had tap water supply.

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, in the last two years, more than five crore households have been provided with tap water connections. As on date, about 8.26 crore, 43 per cent rural households have tap water supply in their homes.

To realise Prime Minister’s vision of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas and following bottom up approach, Jal Jeevan Mission is implemented in partnership with states with a budget of 3.6 lakh crore rupees. Further, an amount of 1.42 lakh crore rupees has been allocated to Panchayats as a tied grant under the 15th Finance Commission for water and sanitation in villages for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that the State has targeted to achieve cent per cent house connections for drinking water in all cities by December next year. Speaking at the launch of Swachh Bharat mission 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, Mr Patnaik said that Odisha has substantially benefited from AMRUT  MISSION launched by the union government in 2015.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited global investors to invest in India and be a part of India’s growth story. Sharing his remarks at the launch of India Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 through video conferencing, Mr Modi said, India is a land of opportunities. He said, over the last seven years, the Government of India has undertaken several reforms to boost economic growth and it will keep doing more to continue this trend.

Prime Minister said, the main theme of Expo is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Mr Modi said, the spirit of this theme is also seen in India’s efforts as we move ahead to create a New India. He said, this expo is also testimony to the resilience of mankind against the once in a century pandemic. Referring to the theme of India’s pavilion Openness, Opportunity and Growth, the Prime Minister said:

Talking about the vibrancy and diversity of India, Mr Modi said that India is a powerhouse of talent and remarked that India is making many advances in the world of technology, research and innovation. He said, India’s economic growth is powered by a combination of legacy industries and start-ups. India’s pavilion will showcase the best of India across these multiple areas.

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Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has said a resurgent India is ready to take on the responsibility of being the frontrunner in the revival process at a time when the whole world is coming together to recover from the pandemic. The Minister was inaugurating the India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, which will showcase India’s vibrant culture, along with the diverse partnership opportunities. He said the reforms in the last seven years by the government are set to boost the country’s manufacturing and exports potential and make India a global economic hub. He added that the lessons learnt from the pandemic have also emboldened India’s confidence of surpassing any challenge in the future with the help of scientific and entrepreneurial research and development capabilities.

India-UAE trade was valued close to 60 billion dollars in 2019-20 with UAE being India’s third-largest trading partner, and second-largest export destination after the US. UAE is also the eighth largest investor in India, having invested 11 billion dollars between April 2000 and March 2021.

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The Government has decided that the procurement of paddy under Minimum Support Price operation will commence from the 11th of this month in Punjab and Haryana. The Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ministry has advised all agencies to gear up to help farmers.

The Ministry said, because of the untimely rains, maturity of paddy grains is delayed. The State governments of Punjab and Haryana have also been requested to advise their agencies to dry the paddy already arrived and further produce may be brought to the mandi after proper drying.

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The Centre has doubled the incentive on sugar sacrificed for producing ethanol from October this year. The decision has been taken with a view to encourage sugar mills to divert excess sugar cane and sugar to ethanol and to achieve targets of blending ethanol with petrol in line with Ethanol Blended with Petrol program. The Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ministry said, the Sugar mills that will be diverting sugar to ethanol will get the entire quantity of sugar sacrificed on producing ethanol in their monthly release quota.

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Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya has said that India has become the first country in the world to start commercial production of nano urea. Cooperative major IFFCO which introduced nano urea in the country conducted successful Field trial of drone spraying of Nano urea. The trial was conducted in Bhavnagar in the presence of Mr Mandaviya yesterday. He said the use of liquid nano urea will result in economic savings to the farmers, increase productivity and reduce India”s dependence on urea imports. He added that the use of nano urea is also increasing in the country and more than one lakh bottles of nano urea are being produced every day. The Minister further said, Drones will be able to spray more land in less time. This will save the time of the farmers. The cost of spraying will be less.

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India’s COVID vaccination coverage has crossed 89 crore 67 lakh mark. The Health Ministry said, over 65 crore vaccine doses have been administered as first dose and more than 24 crore vaccine doses given as second doses. More than 62 lakh Vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm yesterday. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from the 21st of June this year.

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The Health Ministry said, the recovery rate is currently at 97.86 per cent. Over 28 thousand people have recovered in the last 24 hours. The Daily positivity rate is at 1.76 per cent which is less than three per cent for the last 32 days.

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The Bihar government will vaccinate 35 lakh people against Corona on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti today. Health Minister Mangal Pandey said, 15 thousand vaccination centres have been set up for the purpose. He said, more than 5 crore 44 lakh 42 thousand doses have already been administetered in the State. While one crore eight lakh 57 thousand 857 people have taken both the doses, four crore 35 lakh 84 thousand 260 people have taken the single dose.

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The Nation pays homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on his 152nd birth anniversary today. A series of functions have been organised across the country and by Indian Missions abroad. A Sarva Dharma Prarthana Sabha was organised at his Samadhi – Raj Ghat in the national capital.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M, Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasation.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat this morning. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were among those who offered floral tributes. Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary is also observed as the International Day of non-violence.

The nation is also remembering former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 117th birth anniversary today. President and Prime Minister also visited Vijay Ghat, the memorial of Lal Bahadur Shastri in the national capital, to pay him floral tributes.

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Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has written to all Mayors and Chairpersons of Urban Local Bodies across the country to honour each and every sanitation worker in their city and town on Gandhi Jayanti today. Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will felicitate Safai Mitras and frontline workers in New Delhi today. Mr Puri said, Safai Mitras and frontline workers have been working tirelessly to keep our neighbourhoods clean, especially during the Covid times. Calling upon all the citizens to join in paying tributes to our Swacchta warriors, the Minister said, this will be a small mark of appreciation by a grateful nation thanking those who keep our cities clean, healthy and beautiful.

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As our Nation celebrates the seventy fifth year of Independence, a series of events is being organised by the Government as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Let’s listen to our special programme, ‘Azadi ka Safar’ highlighting the importance of the day during the freedom struggle.

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In the Programme SPOTLIGHT, we are broadcasting a Special Series ” Seva aur Samarpan- Bees Saal Sushashan ke”. Today the theme is “Reimagining Disaster Management”. It showcases  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sustained and concerted efforts  to mitigate the effects of disasters.

This special programme can be heard tonight on FM Gold Channel and additional frequencies from 9.15 p. m. onwards. This programme will also be available on our website NEWS ON AIR DOT GOV DOT IN and on our YouTube Channel NEWSONAIROFFICIAL.

And raising the Awareness about Corona  Virus in CORONA Jagrukta Series @9.30-10pm, a senior doctor from renowned Hospital will be with us to answer the queries of listeners. So, keep listening to All India Radio News for the latest developments.

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The Uttar Pradesh government has recommended a CBI inquiry into the mysterious death of a businessman in a Gorakhpur hotel. The State government said, until the CBI takes over the death case of businessman Manish Gupta, the SIT formed by Uttar Pradesh Police will proceed with the investigation. Manish Gupta was Kanpur-based businessman, who died on Monday after a police raid in a Gorakhpur hotel in which he got injured and later succumbed to his injuries.

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Home Minister Amit Shah will flag off All India Car Rally of the National Security Guard – Sudarshan Bharat Parikrama from the historic Red Fort in Delhi today under the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Government is celebrating the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to revive and instill the spirit and sacrifices of the unsung Martyrs and Freedom Fighters in today’s youth. During its seven thousand 500 kilometers long journey, the National Security Guard, NSG’s car rally will pass through important and historical places associated with the Freedom Movement and Freedom Fighters of the country. The rally will end on the 30th of this month at the Police Memorial in New Delhi. NSG’s car rally will pass through 18 cities in 12 States of the nation.

Mr Shah will also flag-in the cycle rallies of the Central Armed Police Forces, which started from different parts of the country, such as Dandi, the North East and Leh to Kanyakumari, concluding in New Delhi today.

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In IPL Cricket, Punjab Kings (PBKS) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by five wickets in Dubai last night. Chasing a target of 166 runs, PBKS reached 168 for five in 19.3 overs, with captain KL Rahul smashing 67 off 55 balls. He was declared Player of the Match. Mayank Agarwal and Shahrukh Khan also made noteworthy contributions. Today, Mumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals in Sharjah at 3.30 PM. In another match at 7.30 PM, Rajasthan Royals will face Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi.

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Now, let us take a look at the weather forecast for today.

  • The National Capital Delhi is likely to have a generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle. The temperature will vary between 26 and 34 degrees Celsius.
  • Mumbai will have a generally cloudy sky with moderate rain. It recorded a minimum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius while the maximum is expected to be 32 degrees.
  • Chennai is expected to have a generally cloudy sky with light rain. The lower limit of temperature was 26 degrees Celsius, while upper limit is expected to be nearly 34 degrees.
  • Kolkata is likely to have a partly cloudy sky with possibility of moderate rain or Thunderstorm. The city noted a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius while maximum is expected to be around 34 degrees.
  • Jammu and Srinagar will have a partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. In Jammu, the minimum temperature was 25 degrees Celsius while maximum will be around 32 degrees. While temperature will hover between 17 and 26 degrees Celsius in Srinagar.
  • Leh will have a partly cloudy sky and the temperature will vary between eight to 23 degrees Celsius.
  • Gilgit will also have a generally cloudy sky with light rain with temperature hovering between 15 and 33 degrees Celsius.
  • Muzaffarabad will have a partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershower.The minimum temperature was 22 degrees Celsius while maximum will be around 33 degrees.
  • Visakhapatnam and Hyderbad will have a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. Vishakhapatnam noted a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius while maximum to be around 33 degrees while in Hyderabad, the temperatutre will hover between 23 and 33 degree Celsius.
  • Bengaluru will have partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. Temperature will fluctuate between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.
  • Thiruvananthapuram will have generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers. The minimum temperature was 24 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 32 degrees.
  • In Puducherry, there will be generally cloudy sky with moderate rain. The temperature will vary between 25 and 32 degrees Celsius.
  • Guwahati, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Itanagar and Agartala   will have generally  cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers. The minimum temperature, in Guwahati, was 25 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 34 degrees. Imphal registered a minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius while maximum will be around 30 degrees. Temperature in Shillong, will hover between 17 and 25 degrees Celsius.
  • In Aizawl, the minimum temperature was 18 degrees Celsius while the maximum to be around 28 degrees. The temperature in Kohima will vary between 16 and 26 degrees Celsius.
  • In Itanagar, temperature will hover between 22 and 33 degrees Celsius.  The temperature will hover between 26 and 33 degrees Celsius in Agartala .
  • Gangtok will have a generally  cloudy sky with heavy rain.  The temperature will hover between 16 and 21 degrees Celsius.

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NEWSPAPERS  HEADLINES

  • All newspapers today pay rich tributes to Father of the Nation, Mahatama Gandhi, and former Prime Minister, Lal Bhadur Shastri on their birth anniversary.
  • With focus in the 2nd phase on making cities garbage — free and water safe, “PM launches Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0”, writes The Statsman.
  • Amid the ongoing crises in the Punjab Congress, “Rawat, Amarinder spar as Congress crisis continues”, states The Hindu.
  • With New rule for all UK travelers to India from Oct 4, “UK visitors face 10-day quarantine in tit for tat”, informs The Pioneer.
  • Demanding a perfect score, “8 DU colleges announce 100% cut-off in 11 subjects”, is the opening lead in Hindustan Times.
  • And finally, with the counting seeing a javelin surge at the grassroots, “Academies, stars equipment sellers, all point to javelin rise after Chopra gold”, states the Indian Express.

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