The digital infrastructure developed and adapted by India in the last few years have become a strength to the nation: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi’s remarks at World Economic Forum, Davos 2022 . Excerpts via BJP Live:

Since the outset of COVID, we’ve been providing free foodgrains to 80 crore people – which is probably the world’s largest food programme.

We also focused on reforms in the right direction. Global economic experts have praised India’s decisions and I’m certain that we will fulfil the world’s aspirations from India.

Today, India is facing another COVID wave and is moving forward financially with positive mood. In just 1 year, India has administered nearly 160 crore COVID vaccine doses. A democracy such as India has given the entire world a bouquet of hope.

The bouquet contains – trust towards democracy, technology to empower 21st century and talent & temperament of us Indians.

During COVID, we witnessed how India walked the vision of ‘One Earth, One Health’ and provided medicines and vaccines to several countries, saving numerous lives. Today, India has become the pharmacy to the world – the third largest producer.

The digital infrastructure developed and adapted by India in the last few years have become a strength to the nation. The Aarogya Setu App and CoWin portal are helping in tracking of active cases and vaccination slot booking.

Last year, we have reduced over 25,000 compliances. Retrospective taxes have been made better and that has helped us earn the trust of the business community.

India has also deregulated in drones, space and geo-spatial mapping. We have also done major reforms in outdated IT/BPO sector that were outdated.

This is the best time to invest in India – given India’s adaptability to new tech. Today, India’s youth have a new energy for entrepreneurship. In 2014, there were just a few hundred registered startups. Today, the number has crossed 60,000, several of them unicorns.

India’s commitment towards deep economic reforms makes it the most attractive destination for investment. When the world was focusing on interventions such as quantitative easing programme during COVID, India was paving the way for reform.

We gave unprecedented speed to digital and physical infrastructure during COVID. Over 6 lakh villages in India are being connected with optical fibre. Infrastructure associated with connectivity are being strengthened for $1.3 trillion.

We are walking ahead with the idea of ‘Make in India, Make for the world’. Apart from telecom, insurance, defence and aerospace, India now has immense opportunities in the field of semiconductors as well.

Mission Life must become a global mass movement – it is key for global climate change. It has to become the pillar for a P3 – Pro Planet People movement.

The challenges that we have faced as a family is also increasing due to a change in global order. For fighting them, collective & synchronized action is needed for each country. Disruptions in supply chains, inflation & climate change are similar examples.

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For Republic Day 2022, GoI received 56 proposals for tableaux; 21 were shortlisted: Nirmala Sitharaman – Union Finance Minister

Nirmala Sitharaman – Union Finance Minister:

States, GoI ministries & PSUs send proposals for Republic Day tableaux every year.

The duration of Parade itself is limited.

An Expert Committee of eminences from the arts shortlist from those received.

For RD 2022, GoI received 56 proposals; 21 were shortlisted.

Existing criteria and proposals for selection were scrupulously followed.

Since @narendramodi became PM:

2018 & 2021: Kerala’s tableau selected.

2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 & 2021: Tamil Nadu selected

2016, 2017, 2019 & 2021: West Bengal selected.

Incidentally, this year the tableau of CPWD includes Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Stop seeing bad politics in a display that celebrates India.

After the successful trials of UV-C Disinfection Technology in Railways, Parliament House and AC Buses, CSIR to write to Election Commission of India for use of this technology for indoor meetings with limited capacity during the ensuing Assembly polls: Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today said that CSIR’s newly developed Disinfection technology is being installed to combat pandemic in railway coaches, AC buses, closed spaces etc.

The Minister informed that the UV-C technology developed by the Ministry of Science & Technology through CSIR-CSIO (Central Scientific Instruments Organisation) is totally effective for mitigation of airborne transmission of SARS-COV-2 and will also remain relevant in post-COVID era.

The technology has been successfully tried in Railways, AC Buses and even the Parliament House and is now open for general roll-out for use by common masses, he said.

Dr Jitendra Singh was speaking after releasing the CSIR Guidelines on Disinfection Technologies for Mitigation of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission. However, Dr Jitendra Singh cautioned that even after installation of this disinfection technology, everybody is advised to strictly adhere to COVID appropriate behaviour including use of Face Mask, maintaining social distance, avoiding crowds etc.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, the technology has been developed according to the requirements for deactivation of SARS COV-2 virus contained in an aerosol with necessary ventilation measures, necessary safety and user guidelines and tested Bio-safety standards etc. UV-C deactivates viruses, bacteria, fungus and other bio – aerosols etc. with appropriate dosages using 254nm UV light.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that CSIR will write to Election Commission of India for use of this technology during indoor meetings with limited capacity for the ensuing Assembly polls in 5 States in the wake of ban on physical rallies and roadshows for a specified period of time.

He said, UV-C air duct disinfection system can be used in auditoriums, large conference rooms, class-rooms, malls etc. which provides a relatively safer environment for indoor activities in the current pandemic.

It may be recalled that the Election Commission has recently allowed indoor meetings in poll-bound States with a maximum capacity of 300 people or 50 percent capacity of the hall or auditorium, while adhering to the model code of conduct and COVID protocols during electioneering.

Dr Jitendra Singh informed that the technology meant for mitigation of airborne transmission of SARS-COV-2 was installed in the Central Hall, Lok Sabha Chamber and Committee Rooms 62 and 63 in July, last year ahead of the Monsoon session of Parliament. The Minister said, he will write to Secretary General of Rajya Sabha for installation of this technology ahead of the upcoming Budget Session.

The Minister commented on the legacy of CSIR in scientific pursuit and urged the scientists to highlight the role played by the organisation in different segments of the day-to-day life of the common man. CSIR enjoys a unique status globally in the field of science and technology, he added.

Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) Shri Manoj Joshi said on the occasion that CPWD will work along with CSIR for wider dissemination and adoption of UV-C air duct disinfection system in Government and Private Buildings.

DG, CSIR, Shri Shekhar C Mande, Dr Rajesh Gokhale and senior officials of CSIR Labs across the country joined the event in Hybrid Mode.

Fastest growing motor sport series on the planet FIA FormulaE comes to Happening Hyderabad : KTR

Office of KTR, Minister for IT, Industries, MA & UD, Telangana :

In the presence of Minister KTRTRS, the Govt. of Telangana and The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship entered into an agreement to make Hyderabad as host city.

Minister KTRTRS welcomed ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to Telangana and stated that hosting this event will further increase public awareness on Electric Vehicles and will accelerate the adoption across the country and contribute to a better future.

Moving away from fossil fuel based ICE vehicles to Electric Vehicles is one of the key steps towards creating a clean, green and sustainable environment for ourselves and for the future generations : KTR

We are going to witness a revolution in the adoption of Electric Vehicles in India. And, Telangana stands at the forefront in leading that revolution.

ktr, working president, trs

Election Commission of India reschedules Punjab Assembly Elections to February 20, 2022

ECI :

PRESS NOTE

After consideration of all facts made available, Election Commission has announced 2022 General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of State of Punjab on 8th January 2022 under which notification for the election is to be issued on 21st January 2022 and poll is to take place on 14th February 2022.

Commission has received several representations from State Government, Political Parties and other organizations drawing attention regarding movement of a large number of devotees from Punjab to Varanasi for participation in Sri Guru Ravidas Ji Jayanti celebrations, which is observed on 16th February 2022. They have also brought to the notice that a large number of devotees start moving for Varanasi around a week before the day of celebration and keeping the poll day on 14th February 2022 will deprive large number of electors from voting. In view of this, they have requested to shift the poll date few days after 16th February 2022.  Commission has also taken inputs from State Government and Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab in this regard.

After considering these new facts emerging out of these representations, inputs from the State Government and Chief Electoral Officer, past precedence and all facts and circumstances in the matter, now Commission has decided to reschedule the General Elections to Legislative Assembly of Punjab in the following manner:

1.      Date of Notification: 25th January 2022 (Tuesday)

2.      Last date of Nomination: 1st February 2022 (Tuesday)

3.      Date of Scrutiny: 2nd February 2022 (Wednesday)

4.      Date of Withdrawal: 4th February 2022 (Friday)

5.      Date of Poll: 20th February 2022 (Sunday).

Counting of Votes will be taken up on 10th March 2022 (Thursday).

For fighting till the very end, Rohith is my hero, my brother who was wronged : Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, Former Congress President :

Rohith Vemula was murdered by discrimination & indignities against his Dalit identity.

Even as years go by, he remains a symbol of resistance and his brave mother a symbol of hope.

For fighting till the very end, Rohith is my hero, my brother who was wronged.

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The contest in Goa is between Congress and BJP : P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister :

My assessment that the AAP (and the TMC) will only fracture the non-BJP vote in Goa has been confirmed by Mr Arvind Kejriwal. The contest in Goa is between Congress and BJP.

Those who want a regime change (after 10 years of misrule) will vote for the Congress. Those who want the regime to continue will vote for the BJP.

The choice before the voter in Goa is stark and clear. Do you want a regime change or not? I appeal to the voters of Goa to vote for a regime change and vote Congress.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Worldly love can be like an ocean, yet an ocean has a bottom. Divine love is like the sky – limitless, infinite. From the bottom of the ocean soar into the vast sky:
SriSri

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