[Chd,Pb]Capt Kicks Drug Menace Into Centre’s Court
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, Capt Amarinder Singh urged him to advise ministries of Home, Social Justice and Empowerment, and Health and Family Welfare to address the issue.
The chief minister sought Modi’s personal intervention for the formulation of a national policy focusing on three components — enforcement, de-addiction and prevention — to tackle the menace of drug abuse in the country.Singh said a national policy would enable all states to follow a similar, if not the same, approach on drug abuse, which, he said, “has substantially hampered the health of the people, particularly the youth”.
The chief minister expressed his state’s willingness to associate with the officers concerned of the Centre not only to evolve the policy but also to put in place an effective mechanism for its implementation.
In his letter to Modi, Singh also touched upon several steps which the Congress government in Punjab has taken during the past two years to check the drug menace and to expand its outreach at the grassroots to make towns and villages “drug-free”.
He also sought financial support from the Centre to increase the number of Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) clinics in Punjab, which he said, are currently being run on “meagre state resources”.
[नयी दिल्ली]पूर्व विदेश सचिव एस जयशंकर अपने ही मंत्रालय के बने मंत्री
जयशंकर को चीन एवं अमेरिका मामलों का विशेषज्ञ माना जाता है और नये विदेश मंत्री के रूप में उन पर खास नजर होगी कि वह इन दोनों महत्वपूर्ण देशों के साथ पाकिस्तान के साथ निपटने में भारत के रूख को किस प्रकार से आगे बढ़ाते हैं ।
64 वर्षीय जयशंकर न तो राज्यसभा और न ही लोकसभा के सदस्य हैं । उनके नेतृत्व में मंत्रालय के अफ्रीकी महाद्वीप के साथ सहयोग प्रगाढ़ बनाने पर जोर देने की उम्मीद है जहां चीन तेजी से प्रभाव बढ़ा रहा है।
देश के प्रमुख सामरिक विश्लेषकों में से एक दिवंगत के . सुब्रमण्यम के पुत्र जयशंकर ऐतिहासिक भारत-अमेरिका परमाणु समझौते के लिए बातचीत करने वाली भारतीय टीम के एक प्रमुख सदस्य थे।
इस समझौते के लिए 2005 में शुरूआत हुयी थी और 2007 में मनमोहन सिंह की अगुवाई वाली संप्रग सरकार ने इस पर हस्ताक्षर किए थे।
जनवरी 2015 में जयशंकर को विदेश सचिव नियुक्त किया गया था और सुजाता सिंह को हटाने के सरकार के फैसले के समय को लेकर विभिन्न तबकों ने तीखी प्रतिक्रिया जतायी थी।
64- वर्षीय जयशंकर जनवरी 2015 से जनवरी 2018 तक विदेश सचिव रहे हैं।
[Washington] Indo-American Judge Mehta Jolts White House : Trump A/C Firm Hand Over Records to Congress :Indo-American Judge To Trump A/C Firm
As per CNN Reports Judge Amit Mehta told the accounting firm that it will need to turn over Trump’s accounting records from before he was president to the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee,
The Trump administration recently issued a blanket denial of all Democrats’ subpoena requests, saying the information they seek is politically motivated. Democrats, on the other hand, say the administration’s actions amount to an unprecedented attempt to block Congress from its constitutionally mandated oversight.
Mehta noted that in the past 50 years, Congress had twice investigated a sitting president for alleged criminal activity before starting impeachment proceedings Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, and Bill Clinton during the Whitewater scandal.
Mehta’s opinion, coming not even a week after a hearing in the case, will kickstart a race to appeals courts.
[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.
[Guwahati]5 Rohingya Muslims Arrested in Guwahati Railway Station
During routine checking, a GRP team found the woman carrying a court order granting her bail, following her arrest in Manipur.
The men had train tickets to Delhi while the woman had a platform ticket.
Documents for obtaining Refugee Certificates from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in New Delhi were recovered from them
Fake Aadhaar cards,
made in the neighbouring country, were also recovered from their possession,
The five persons were identified as
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had recently claimed that a “systematic process” was on to push Rohingya Muslims into the state by “some vested interests” who were making concerted efforts to settle them in Assam and developing a network to raise donations for them