Flood: Central team visits Assam to assess damages; state seeks funds
A high-level Inter-Ministerial Central Team visited various districts of Assam for an on-spot assessment of damages caused by flood and landslides this year, while the state government urged it for release of funds for repair and restoration works.
The state government has requested the team for release of Rs 1088.19 crore it had sought for repair and restoration works, the statement issued by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.
Radio tagged Amur falcon ‘chiulon’ arrives in Manipur’s Tamenglong for second time
A radio-tagged adult Amur falcon (Falcon amurensis) named Chiulon which had reached her breeding area in northern China in May this year during her routine annual migration course, has finally arrived in Manipur’s Tamenglong district, a Wildlife Institute of India (WII) scientist said.
The five Amur falcons were named Chiulon,Puching and Phalong (all names of villages in Manipur’s Tamenglong district) and Irang and Barak (both names of rivers).
India, US, UAE, And Israel – A New Quad
India, the US, UAE, and Israel formed a new Quad of sorts, with their first foreign Ministers meeting on 18 October.
The meeting happened between External affairs minister S Jaishankar, US secretary of state Antony Blinken from Washington, Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid from Jerusalem, UAE foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan from Abu Dhabi.
This meeting is the first to bring four countries together on a single platform, which is a part of India’s efforts to build new plurilateral and multilateral partnerships, which focuses on cooperation in security, connectivity, and energy.
India, Israel, and the UAE have risen to trilateral cooperation, especially in trade and investment, after the US negotiated Abraham Accords in August 2020 between two West Asian countries.
Gen-Next Democratic Network
India is set to host young leaders under the new initiative called Gen-Next Democratic Network on 25 November.
The Initiative was planned by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and will happen in November.
This is hosted for 5 to 7 young people under 35, invited from 75 different democratic countries from the ruling, opposition and other key parties.
The event will be inaugurated by Om, Brila, Lok Sabha speakers and will begin on 25 November.
The ICCR is trying to build relations with Gen Next of 75 countries, who will become future leaders of their countries.
Through this, the young mind will gain a comprehensive idea of the rich democratic culture in India. They will also go to at least one state with ICCR.
Gen-Next Democratic Network was launched in the wake of India taking a lead role in the geopolitics of democracies.
Dame Sandra Mason Elected Has First Ever President Barbados
Barbados has elected its first president, removing Queen Elizabeth as the country’s head of state as it prepares to become a republic. Dame Sandra Mason, 72, will be sworn in on November 30, the country’s 55th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom.
Dame Sandra has been governor-general of Barbados since 2018. She was the first woman to serve on the Barbados Court of Appeals.
Last year, the government stated its intention to become a republic.
Union Cabinet Approves PM GatiShakti National Master Plan to Boost the Economy
The Union Cabinet approved the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan on 21 October, which includes a multi-modal connectivity implementation, monitoring, and support mechanism.
On October 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a Rs 100 lakh crore national master plan for multi-modal connectivity, with the goal of developing infrastructure to lower logistic costs and improve the economy.
Its goals include lowering logistic costs, increasing cargo handling capacity, and shortening turnaround times.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan, which includes the institutional framework for implementing, monitoring, and supporting multimodal connectivity.
India Internet Governance Forum (IIGF) Will Be Conducted On 8-11 November
The India Internet Governance Forum’s (IIGF) curtain-raiser session ended with an insightful look into India’s digital transformation path. The event is a warm-upprecursor for the India Internet Governance Forum (IIGF), which will be held from November 8th to 11th, 2021, and will be conducted by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, NIXI, and the Multistakeholder Group.
Empowering India via the Power of the Internet is the theme of the IIGF 2021. The event will feature interesting conversations on India’s digitization journey.
The three plenary sessions on the themes of India and Internet: India’s Digital Journey and Global Role, Equity, Access & Quality – High-speed Internet for All, and Cyber Norms and Ethics in Internet Governance will be the highlight of the event.
Archaeological Survey Of India Illuminates 100 monuments in Tri-color To Celebrate the Achievement Of 100 Crore Covid-19 vaccinations
As India reached the historic milestone of injecting 100 crores COVID vaccinations in one of the world’s largest and fastest vaccination drives, the Archaeological Survey of India of the Ministry of Culture is illuminating 100 monuments in tri-color around the country.
The lighting is being done as a show of respect and gratitude to the corona fighters who have tirelessly helped to fight against the covid pandemic.
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