Arun Jaitley launched the digital version of the collective work of Mahatma Gandhi
Broadcasting Union Minister of Information and Arun Jaitley, 8 September 2015 launched the electronic version of the 100 volumes of the Complete Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG) in New Delhi.
- The Mahatma Gandhi’s works compiled by a research team includes historical speech of Gandhi. The collection offers a variety of profiles, many logics and the life and thought, action and Gandhi commitments.
- The CWMG was published by the Publications Division. Electronic copy of Master CWMG (Volumes 1-100) is in the form of a searchable PDF beta.
- Authentic documentation of the available writings of Mahatma Gandhi was realized in the CWMG project. The project began in September 1956 and 2 October 1994 concluded with the publication of the 100th volume.
DRDO names new CEO, first woman in the role
Initially, the research and development for defense Organisation (DRDO), will be a woman scientist leading a large cluster with the high rank of a Director General.
- Manjula J, has been appointed the new Director General (DG – Communications Systems & Electronics or ECS) today. It will be one of the seven DG, who head different groups within the DRDO, which has nearly 50 national laboratories and institutes under its network.
- A recognized expert in electronic warfare systems for the Air Force, Manjula is an eminent scientist and director of the base Bengaluru DARE, Defence Avionics Research Establishment.
- She brings extensive experience in electronic warfare systems, after a long stay at the Hyderabad-based, DLRL (Defence Electronics Research Laboratory), which is a pioneer in electronic warfare systems and cutting edge communications.
- The old over 55 years in the hierarchy has a DRDO Director General, Christopher S (called a few months ago) and 7 DG under different clusters. Clusters are fallout from the implementation of the P Rama Rao Committee on the restructuring of the Organization. It entered into force in 2013.
6th Joint Military Exercise Indo-Maldives begins in Thiruvananthapuram
The sixth India-Maldives joint exercise training began at a military post in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala Pangode.
- Purpose of the joint exercise is to familiarize the forces of the two countries in the proceedings of the other operating and increase understanding and interoperability between armies of the two countries.
- In this edition of the joint exercise, total of 45 soldiers each Indian Army (BIHAR Regiment) and Maldives National Defence Force will take part.
- The exercise will focus on the various military training activities to improve the interoperability between the two defense forces. It will end with tactical exercises.
- In August 2015 and will end September 13, 2015, with cultural events involving closing ceremony by different military display teams along with aerial acrobatics display by Sarang team of the Indian Air Force.
Himachal Pradesh organized just organic and food festival to boost organic farming
To promote organic farming in the state, Himachal Pradesh government on September 8 2015 organized a three-day organic fair and food festival in the state. The just and organic food festival was organized in Shimla, capital of Himachal Pradesh.
The fair was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA), Bangalore. It was inaugurated by the Minister of Agriculture State Sujan Singh Pathania.
The fair was organized to popularize organic farming in the state where 90 percent of the population resides in rural areas and 79 percent of families depend on agriculture. At present organic farming is done on almost 16 000 hectares of state land.
Farmers across the state have their different products at the exhibition, part of the tariff in the capital Shimla. Farmers are demanding proper marketing facilities for their organic produce to the state.
Para-banking license Sahara India abandoned by RBI
In a new setback for the beleaguered Sahara India Pariwar, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has canceled the license of its holding company Sahara India Financial Corporation Limited (SIFCL) have said Tuesday.
- The action was taken by the department of non-banking supervision of RBI, Kanpur. The move comes in the wake of several irregularities and ignoring the financial rules and regulations by the Sahara, an official further informed.
- Notice of cancellation of the license of financial affairs conduction was sent to the head quarter of Sahara India Kapurthala.
- The RBI had in 2008 barred the company from taking deposits from individuals under its chit fund operations. Many applicants had complained to the RBI since they are not paid their money through the Sahara, following which a probe has been ordered by the bank.
- A report of the investigation was sent to the RBI headquarters in Mumbai last month, after which the criminal action for the cancellation of the license SIFCL was taken.
Agriculture expert Ramesh Chand appointed Niti Aayog
- Agricultural expert Ramesh Chand was appointed as a new member of the Niti Aayog. Chand is the third member to join the government think tank that replaced the Planning Commission of old.
- The Aayog, headed by eminent economist Arvind Panagariya, two other members’ economist Bibek Debroy DRDO chief VK and former Saraswat.
- Chand’s appointment came at a time when the Modi government is eager to revive the agricultural sector and to reaffirm its commitment to farmers.
- The BJP government has already formed a working group to propose ways to strengthen the agricultural sector in the context of monitoring the first meeting of the Niti Aayog chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- The working group, under the aegis of Aayog, has a mandate to recommend ways to boost agriculture, reform strategies and identify successful experiences from which all States can learn.
Deepak Lather weightlifter wins gold in the fifth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games
Indian weightlifters continued to make their presence felt on Day 2 of the fifth Commonwealth Youth Games after Deepak Lather won a gold medal in the 62 kg today.
- It was the second gold medal for India in weightlifting after Jamjang Deru stood on the podium in the category 56 kg on the day of the opening ceremony.
- The 51-year-old Deepak finished with a total of 258 kg with 120 kg in the snatch – CYG new record – and 138 kg in the clean and jerk.
- India is represented by 25 athletes in eight of the nine disciplines being involved in the CYG.
Apurvi Chandela bags of money to the ISSF World Cup Final
Young Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela impressed again as she won the silver medal in the test of 10m Air Rifle Women of the rifle and pistol ISSF World Cup Saturday.
- The 22-year-old girl Jaipur was second on the podium after collecting 206.9, just 0.6 behind Elaheh Ahmadi of Iran, who won the gold medal with a score of 207.5.
- In the finals, Chandela began on a rousing note as she fired two shots from 10.8 to lead after Round 1 of the first phase of the competition. A total of 30.6 in the second series was down from its place.
- Olympic bronze medalist Gagan Narang London and Gurpreet Singh had already reached the final of their respective events in the tournament, but missed the medals.
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