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Odd-Even Scheme Returns to Delhi from Nov 4

[New Delhi]Odd-Even Scheme Returns to Delhi from Nov 4
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the odd-even road rationing scheme will be implemented in Delhi from November 4 to 15.
Kejriwal said the move was aimed at combating high levels of air pollution in winters when crop burning takes place in neighbouring states.
The chief minister announced his seven-point action plan to tackle pollution due to crop burning which includes distribution of masks, mechanised sweeping of roads, tree plantation, and special plans for 12 pollution hot spots in the city.
Under the scheme, odd and even numbered vehicles ply on alternate days.

Capt To Approch World Bank to Canalise Rivers In Punjab

[Chd,Pb]Capt To Approch World Bank to Canalise Rivers In Punjab
The Punjab government will take the technical support of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank to canalise all rivers in the state.
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh announced this after taking stock of flood-hit area in Sultanpur Lodhi,
In Sarupwal of Sultanpur Lodhi, where the overflowing Sutlej led to a breach in the embankment, affecting 62 villages, the Chief Minister promised due compensation to the affected farmers as soon as the water receded and a special ‘girdawri’ (crop loss assessment) was completed.
The chief minister told mediapersons in Jalandhar district that even if the Union government failed to extend its support, the state government would ensure full assistance to the affected people.
The state government had sought a Rs 1,000-crore special package from the Centre.
The CM also inspected the breach in Gidderpindi of Jalandhar, resulting from the release of excess water from the Bhakra dam.
For the first time, the Bhakra, which normally filled to its permissible storage level of 1,680 feet by September, was overflowing in August, said the CM.

PM Modi Plants Sapling

[New Delhi] PM Modi Plants Sapling
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi along with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah participated in a tree plantation drive
This drive was organised by the Lok Sabha Secretariat on Friday.
Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was also present during the drive.
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The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi planting the sapling with other dignitaries at the tree plantation drive organised by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, at Parliament House Premises, in New Delhi on July 26, 2019.

Patiala MP Maharani Preneet Kaur Faints During Cleanup Campaign

[Patiala,Pb]Patiala MP Maharani Preneet Kaur Faints During Cleanup Campaign
Patiala MP Preneet Kaur fainted at a plastic cleanup campaign in her constituency
The Congress MP and wife of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh collapsed as she arrived to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic.
The 75-year-old, later, on her Facebook page said she successfully launched the drive under the Punjab Pollution Control Board.

PM Modi’s One Dayer Varanasi Visit Results Three Programme

[Varanasi,UP]PM Modi’s One Dayer Varanasi Visit Results Three Programme Of Govt+Party+Environment
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled 18 feet high statue of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri on Saturday during his day-long visit to his Lok Sabha constituency .
Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda and the state unit chief of the saffron party, Mahendra Nath Pandey.
Anil Shastri and Sunil Shastri, sons of late Lal Bahadur Shastri, were present at the venue as also Uttar Pradesh minister Siddharth Nath Singh, a kin of the former prime minister.
Earlier, Modi arrived at the Babatpur airport here on his second visit to his constituency after winning the parliamentary polls held in April-May.
The prime minister launched a tree-plantation campaign — “Anand Kanan” — in the temple city, he planted a Peepal [Sacred Fig Tree ] PM Modi Also kickstarted the membership drive of the ruling party, coinciding with the 118th birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

HC Agrees to Hear PIL Against Population Explosion in India

[New Delhi] HC Agrees to Hear PIL Against Population Explosion in India
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to implement measures to control the country’s rising population
The plea by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, who is also a lawyer, has sought implementation of the recommendations for population control made by the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (NCRWC) headed by Justice Venkatchaliah.
“The NCRWC, after making immense efforts for two years and elaborate discussion, had suggested addition of Article 47A in the Constitution and formulation of Population Control Law.
“Till now the Constitution has been amended 125 times,
The plea claims that the population of India has “marched ahead” of China, as about 20 per cent the population does not have Aadhaar and therefore, is not accounted for, and there are also crores of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis living illegally in the country.

ISRO Decorated with Another Feather By Launching RISAT-2B

[ISriharikota] SRO Decorated with Another Feather By Launching RISAT-2B
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) today successfully launched the RISAT-2B satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This was the 72nd launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota and 36th launch from the First Launch pad.
RISAT-2B is a radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 615 kg. The satellite is intended to provide services in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Disaster Management.
A total number of 5,000 visitors witnessed the launch live from the Viewer’s Gallery, which is opened to the public.
ISRO is now gearing up for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 onboard GSLV MkIII during the window of July 09, to July 16, 2019, with an expected Moon landing on September 06, 2019.

Earth Quake Jolts Its Own Favourite Andaman & Nicobar With 5.8-Magnitude

[New Delhi]Quake Hits Andaman & Nicobar With 5.8-Magnitude
A medium intensity earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands on Wednesday morning.
As per National Centre for Seismology,This quake, had its epicentre in the Andaman islands,Which occurred at 6:09 am,
The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.

200,000 Zimbabweans Affected by Floods+Cyclone

[Delhi,Geneva]200,000 Zimbabweans Affected by Floods+Cyclone
The number of people in Zimbabwe affected by a devastating cyclone and flooding has jumped to 200,000
The initial estimate of those hit in Zimbabwe was 15,000 but World Food Programme (WFP) spokesman Herve Verhoosel told reporters in Geneva that the numbers had surged following an overnight assessment.
Five days after tropical cyclone Idai cut a swathe through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the full extent of the devastation is not yet clear.
In hardest-hit Mozambique, an estimated 400,000 people have been displaced, according to the UN.

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