International Day for Older Persons: Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030):Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan restated commitment of the Government to healthy ageing today on the occasion of International Day for Older Persons. Every year 1st October is celebrated as the International Day of Older Persons, as declared by United Nations, to recognize, enable and expand the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large and to raise awareness towards issues of ageing.
A lot is done but more focused and collective action needed for mitigation of Air pollution: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar:Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Prakash Javadekar on Thursday chaired a review meeting on the situation of air pollution which has been a recurrent environmental concern in winter season in Northern India especially in Delhi NCR region over last few years. Five states Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab particpated in the meeting.
Tamil Nadu government launches Centre’s ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme:The Tamil Nadu government launched the Centre’s ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme across the state on Thursday; Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami launched the scheme at the state secretariat in Chennai by handing over ration entitlements to three families.
PM Modi to inaugurate Atal Tunnel, the longest highway tunnel in the World on 3rd October:Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall inaugurate Atal Tunnel, Rohtang at 10 AM on 3rd October 2020; Atal Tunnel is the longest highway tunnel in the World; The 9.02 Km long tunnel connects Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley throughout the year. Earlier the valley was cut off for about 6 months each year owing to heavy snowfall.
Unlock 5: New guidelines for opening up more activities come into force today:Home Ministry has issued new guidelines for opening up of more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones. These guidelines which come into effect from Thursday further extends the process of re-opening of several activities in the country.
India, China hold talks amidst LAC standoff:Amidst the continuing stalemate along the LAC in Ladakh, officials of India and China met virtually to review the situation.
Hong Kong Police arrest 69 people on China’s National Day:Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested 69 people for trying to gather and protest against National Security Law imposed in the semi-autonomous territory by Beijing on June 30 this year.
Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda to launch largest market of Tribal Products ‘Tribes India E-Marketplace’:Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda will virtually launch India’s largest handicraft and organic products marketplace, Tribes India E-Marketplace (market.tribesindia.com) on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti(October 2, 2020) in the presence of Renuka Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Deepak Khandekar, Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
SAI principally approves Coaching Camp for Core Olympic Probables:Sports Authority of India has approved the request for training facilities at the Karni Singh Shooting Range for national squad shooters with effect from 05 Oct 2020. 64 additional shooters would be provided ammunition and target on Govt expense.
Multiple options for COVID 19 detection kits from start-ups on the cards through support of CAWACH Initiative of NSTEDB, DST:India will soon have the option of choosing from several COVID 19 rapid detection technologies that start-ups are working on currently.
Map reconstructing solar magnetic field from 1915 to 1965 can help predict Sun’s future :What does the Sun, the primary source of energy that sustains life on earth, hold for our future? Scientists may soon be able to study the future magnetic activity of the sun with the understanding of its behaviour in the past. A magnetic field map corresponding to the first half of the last century has been developed recently that can immensely improve that understanding.
COVID19: India sustains trend of consistent low level of Active Cases:India has sustained its trend of maintaining the active cases below the 10 lakh mark; For the 10th successive day, the active cases are less than 1 million (10 lakhs).