International Day of Clean Air for blue skies: 7th September
The International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is observed globally on September 07 to promote and facilitate actions to improve air quality. This year’s theme of “The Air We Share” focuses on the transboundary nature of air pollution, stressing the need for collective accountability and action. It also highlights the need for immediate and strategic international and regional cooperation for more efficient implementation of mitigation policies and actions to tackle air pollution.
Mahadevikadu Kattil Thekkethil chundan wins Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Pallathuruthy Boat Club, Mahadevikadu Kattil Thekkethil Chundan has scripted its maiden triumph in the Nehru Trophy boat race for snake boats at the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha. The club, led by Santhosh Chacko, completed a hat-trick of wins. A total of 77 boats, including 20 snake boats, competed in this year’s Nehru Trophy.
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, the Gujarat Top States In Implementing Poshan Abhiyaan scheme
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat have been ranked as the top three states among larger states in terms of the overall implementation of the Centre’s flagship Poshan Abhiyaan, according to a Niti Aayog report. Sikkim was the best performer among the small states. The report titled ‘Preserving Progress on Nutrition in India: Poshan Abhiyan in Pandemic Times’ further said that 12 out of 19 large states had an implementation score of over 70 per cent. While Dadar and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu topped among Union Territories (UTs), Punjab and Bihar were the lowest performers among larger states in terms of the overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyaan, as per the government think tank report.
Uttar Pradesh Tops in Use of e-Prosecution Portal
Uttar Pradesh, with 9.12 million cases, ranks at the top in the number of disposal and entry of cases through the e-Prosecution portal managed by the Union government under its Digital India Mission.
Kiccha Sudeep named as the brand ambassador of Punyakoti Dattu Yojana
The Karnataka government has appointed Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep as the brand ambassador for “Punyakoti Dattu Yojana’ a cattle adoption scheme. The announcement was made by Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B Chavan.
Anishka Biyani won a Gold medal in the Malaysian chess meet
Six-year-old Anishka Biyani has won the gold medal in the Malaysian Age Group Rapid Chess Championship in Kuala Lumpur. Anishka, is a first-grade student of Dhirubhai Ambani School.
India-Bangla Trade: CEPA Boost
In a meeting with the visiting Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and Bangladesh will soon commence negotiations on a Bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). “We both believe that by taking lessons from the Covid pandemic and recent global developments, we need to make our economies stronger.
Lok Nayak Foundation Sahitya Puraskar awarded to Tanikella Bharani
Telugu writer and actor, Tanikella Bharani was presented with the annual Sahitya Puraskar of the Loknayak Foundation (18th Loknayak Foundation Award) at an award ceremony held at Kalabharathi Auditorium, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
UP’s Farrukhabad, ‘jail ka khana’ gets a 5-star FSSAI rating
The Fatehgarh Central jail in Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad district has earned a five-star rating from the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for the quality of food it serves to inmates.
Mahanagar Gas Ltd appoints Mahesh V Iyer as new Chairman
State-run city gas utility, Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), has appointed Mahesh Vishwanathan Iyer as the company’s new chairman. Iyer was director (Business Development) with GAIL (India) Limited till last month. Gail is the promoter of MGL.