PM to woo U’khand voters with Rs 30K crore projects
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would give a boost to the election campaign of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttarakhand on December 4 from Dehradun. In an attempt to woo the people of Uttarakhand ahead of the crucial assembly election slated in early 2022, the PM is expected to make many important announcements during his visit.
The chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami informed media persons here on Monday that the PM would lay the foundation stones of projects worth Rs 26,000 Crore and inaugurate works of Rs 4,000 Crore during his visit. In an attempt to make maximum benefit of the PM’s visit, the state unit of Uttarakhand BJP has thrown its full might to make the PM’s rally a huge success. The party has also given individual targets to the leaders of the party. The national president of the BJP J P Nadda too is keeping a close eye on the preparations for the visit of PM to Dehradun.
India-Russia Annual Summit
On December 6 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin will officially visit New Delhi, India.
♦ President Putin is to attend the 21st India-Russia Annual Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
♦ This summit will be the leaders’ first meeting, following the BRICS Summit in November 2019 in Brasilia.
♦ India-Russia Annual Summit was last held in September 2019, and PM Modi visited Vladivostok (Russia). The Annual Summit of 2020 was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
♦ The 2+2 Ministerial dialogue will happen between both countries on December 6, 2021.
♦ It will be operated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov & Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu with their Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
BRICS Science and Technology Meet
Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of Science and Technology, presided at the 9th BRICS Science and Technology Meet on November 26, 2021.
During the discussion, the minister urged the BRICS countries to collaborate to develop cost-effective, sustainable, inexpensive, accessible, and scalable scientific solutions because they confront comparable and distinct difficulties.
He also advocated for the BRICS countries to be given their appropriate place in the Global Innovation Index.
This, he believes, may be accomplished through further enhancing collaboration in the sectors of Science, Technology, and Innovation.
The Global Innovation Index (GII) is an annual rating of countries based on their potential and achievement in innovation.
The World Intellectual Property Organization publishes the index in collaboration with INSEAD, Cornell University, and other organisations and institutions.
It is based on both subjective and objective data gathered from sources such as the International Telecommunication Union, the World Bank, and the World Economic Forum.
Kartarpur Sahib, Velankanni Added To Pilgrimage Scheme By Delhi
The Delhi government decided to join Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan and Velankanni Church in Tamil Nadu in “Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana”, the pilgrimage scheme, on 26 November.
As per the statement, the Delhi government will transfer the first batch of senior citizens of the city on free pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib on January 5, 2021.
The first batch of pilgrims to Velankanni Church will start on January 7. Delhi government also determined to add two more routes, apart from the current 13 yatra routes.
The two routes are Delhi-Velankanni-Delhi and Delhi-Kartarpur Sahib-Delhi. The devotees will travel on the Delhi-Velankanni-Delhi route in AC-III tier trains, while for Kartarpur Sahib, they will go in air-conditioned buses.
Report On Indias MPI By NITI Aayog
“Multidimensional Poverty Index” (MPI) Report On India was published by NITI Aayog.
The MPI report was made based on the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) for 2015-16.
As per NITI Aayog’s report, in 2015-16, one in every four people in India was multidimensionally poor. It estimated that 25.01 per cent of the population was multidimensionally poor.
MPI for 2021, Started by UNDP and OPHI, revealed that 27.9 per cent of India’s population were multidimensionally poor.
India was listed at 62nd position out of 109 nations on the index.
The index was developed based on 10 indicators like adequate nutrition, lack of improved drinking water, or at least six years of schooling.
The women’s Involvement in Science & Engineering Research (WISER) program was Inaugurated on November 26, 2021.
WISER Program, first-of-its-kind, was launched to encourage women in research and development by lateral entry.
It was started by Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) to support women researchers in R&D projects.
WISER programme will allow gender equality and the assistance of women in Science & Technology through IGSTC’s program.
In accession to the open-ended flagship, the WISER program was launched as a 2+2 program of the IGSTC.
IGSTC’s program is a joint action of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), India, and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF).