Prediction for the emendation of national water policy
Under the consideration of the water sector facing challenges, the constitution of the drafting committee has been organised on 5th November 2019 with the thought of revision of national water policy. It was decided to complete the project within the month of May but the term has been extended up to 31st October 2020 thanks to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shri Ratan Lal Kataria, the minister of state for Jalshakti and Social justice and empowerment, has stated in Loksabha on 17 September that the national bureau of water use efficiency, NBWUE, has been decided to take the charge of improving water use efficiency. The sectors under responsibility include irrigation power, generation, drinking water, supply, industries, and other areas using water.
Launching of DigniTEA on Narendra Modi’s birthday
On Sewa divas, the day of Narendra Modi’s birthday, pondering upon the solutions of the welfare of unemployed poor sector, KVIC distributed 6 innovative cycle-mounted Tea/Coffee selling units in New Delhi and 17 more in other cities. The ceremony was performed by Shri Arun Singh and Shrimati Meenakshi Lekhi in the presence of Shri Vinayaka Kumar Saxena, KVIC Chairman.
Each unit comprised of gas stove, an umbrella, gas cylinder, and containers costs 18,000. These well-equipped cycle units are cost-effective and the excellent source of running the business hygienically.
SITP developing textile parks
This information was given by the Union minister of textiles in Rajya sabha.
Scheme for the integrated textile park under the government is providing support for world-class infrastructure facilities while the creation of textile units. Grant of 40 crores by the government of India accounts for each state – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagara, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Different programs to boost the textile sector include-
1) Government has launched a scheme for the development of knitting and knitwear the in Ludhiana, Kolkata, and Tirupur.
2) Implementation of the amended technology upgradation fund scheme (ATUFS) and 10% additional incentive is provided under it.
3) Loans at concessional rates.
4) Support of some schemes-
- National handicrafts development programme
- Handicrafts cluster development scheme
- For power loom sector- Power Tex India
- Silk samagra
- Jute care with the mission of increasing the income of farmers
- North East region textile promotion scheme (NERTPS)
Bagh print training in Madhya Pradesh
According to the initiative of TRIFED work, Padmashri Yusuf Khatri has been giving training to tribal people in the Bagh, Chanderi, and Maheshwari textile crafts for their development. The training is given to the first batch of 23 beneficiaries in Barwani in Madhya Pradesh and the second batch is to start soon. Senior officers are designated to guide and mentor.
Also, a proposal for training had been prepared by TRIFED and was funded by Bharat Petroleum under its CSR quota with 4.52 crores sanctioned amount.
India’s air bubble agreements
The information is shared by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C), Civil Aviation in Lok sabha.
India has assigned temporary agreements to restart commercial passenger services due to suspended international flights in Covid-19. The air bubble agreements are with 10 countries- France, Germany, Canada, USA, UK, Maldives, UAE, Afghanistan, Qatar, and Bahrain. India is trying to handle Vande Bharat Mission and these Air bubble operations efficiently.
Creation of space for the involvement of private sector and space sector
Under the INSPACe department, Government has designed Indian National Space, Promotion and Authorisation Centre, to promote private players to use ISRO infrastructure. More than 500 companies partner with ISRO. The role of New space India limited (NSIL) has been decided to build and launch vehicles, satellites, technology transfers, space-based services, and so on.
Dr Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), MoS PMO, Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Public Grievances, Pensions, Personnel, Atomic Energy and Space, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
2 Reforming bills passed for the welfare of Agriculture and farmers
Lok Sabha passes The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020.
The initiative is to bring freedom of farmers for direct marketing at better prices. With the help of the private sector, investment is in supplying chains globally, building agricultural infrastructure, employment opportunities, and a strong economy.
Shri Narendra Singh Tamor positively commented on the government’s commitment towards Gaon Garid Kisan.
Consensus between ICT and BRICS
BRICS Communications Ministers meeting is held under chairship of member countries annually of the next 2021 which will be led by India.
Shri Sanjay Dhotre, the minister of state for communications- Electronics and Information Technology and Education Government of India, participated in the 6th BRICS communication ministers meeting on behalf of India. Mr Maxim Parshin, Deputy Minister of Digital Development participated in virtual meeting. The meeting focused on the broad consensus for the cooperation among BRICS countries on different occasions with different roles to fight against COVID-19.
Shri Sanjay Dhotre appreciated all the endeavours taken under the government along with digital India program launched by Shri Narendra Modi to transform India into a digital society. Also, Bharatnet project to connect 250000 Gram panchayats and other initiatives of the Indian government are also touched upon in the meeting protecting the personal data.
British government breaching the Brexit agreement along with the struggle with the opposition of America
The decision of US, breaching the Brexit withdrawal agreement with the European union, fetched opposition from America with which the British government struggled to overcome. The move of breaking deal relating to Northern Ireland has the possibility to trigger the Good Friday Peace Accord which is infact the violence topper of nationalists and British unionists.
Britain and EU ensuring the Brexit agreement to sustain the stability of peace settlement. However, the UK is asked either to drop the plan or face legal action. Even five former British PM also criticised the decision and the government’s most senior law officer for Scotland and top legal civil servant have resigned.
Imran’s announcement regarding the decision for the status elevation of Gilgit Baltistan
Although India conveys to Pakistan about its legal accession on the territories, Pakistan still has decided to advocate all constitutional bodies to Gilgit Baltistan after the consultation with stakeholders. but India rejects such moves.