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National News - Today's Best Music, Hot 100NEWS REVIEW : SEP 2021

vaccination coverage crosses 88 Cr plus landmark milestone in INDIA.

  • GOVT TO RESUME COVID-19 VACCINE EXPORTS TO COVAX UNDER VACCINE MAITRI: Health Minister Mansukh informed that India will be resuming export of Vaccines under Vaccine

Maitri in order to fulfill the commitment of India towards COVAX, in line with the motto Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-COVID-19 National Task Force Joint Monitoring Group dropped the usage of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) drugs from revised clinical guidelines for the management of adult COVID-19 patients.
  • The Central govt on 22 Sep apprised the Supreme Court that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has recommended an amount of Rs 50,000 as ex-gratia to be paid to families of those who died of COVID-19 including those who were involved in relief operations or associated in preparedness activities to the cause of death.
  • Family members of people who committed suicide within 30 days of being diagnosed with Covid-19 will be entitled to Rs 50,000 ex gratia assistance as per the guidelines, the Centre told the Supreme Court.
  • Co-WIN has developed a new Application programming interface called ‘Know Your Customer’s or Client’s Vaccination Status – KYC-VS. This will enable entities to check an individual’s status of vaccination through CoWIN.
  • PM request people to celebrate river festival at least once per year. He reminded of the Namami Gange Mission, which is progressing smoothly through people’s participation. He also told 26 Sep is an important day because it is related to Indian tradition and heritage. 26 Sep is a World Rivers Day.
  • PM appreciated that : Naga river in Tamil Nadu had dried up, but due to the initiatives by the rural women and active public participation the river was brought to life, and to this day there is plenty of water in the river.
  • PM says In Aug a transaction of Rs. 350 cr was done digitally through UPI
  • PM congratulates specially-abled trekkers who scaled Siachen glacier.
  • PM urged the people of the nation to buy Khadi Products and mark Gandhi Jayanti on Oct 02.

‘Namami Gange Programme’, is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union Government in June 2014 with budget outlay of Rs.20,000 Crore to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga. PM Modi calls  upon citizens to take part in auction of gifts & mementos received by him; proceeds to go to Namami Gange initiative.

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 NEWS REVIEW : SEP 2021

  • Lays foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University at Aligarh on 14 Sep.
  • Performed the Lokarpan of Sardardham Bhavan and Bhoomi Pujan of Sardardham Phase – II Kanya Chhatralaya, on 11 Sep via video conferencing. Sardar-dham has been working towards educational and social transformation, upliftment of weaker sections of society and providing employment opportunities to the youth. Set up in Ahmedabad, the Sardardham Bhavan includes state-of-the-art facilities for students, with modern amenities. The Kanya Chhatralaya will be a hostel facility for 2000 girls irrespective of economic  criteria
  • Launched Vidyanjali Portal and several other initiatives in the education sector on September 7, 2021. Initiatives were launched while inaugurating the conclave of ‘Shikshak Parv’. Vidyanjali portal was launched with the objective of facilitating education volunteers, donors or CSR contributors for school development.
  • Launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission via video conferencing on 27 Sep.
  • The Finance Ministry on September 25 announced that it has approved capital expenditure projects in eight states totalling Rs 2,903.80 crore under the ‘Special Assistance to States for Capital Expenditure for 2021-22’ scheme. Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Sikkim, and Telangana are the states included in this scheme. These states have already received Rs 1,393.83 crore from the Ministry.
  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended various tax returns filing deadlines till December 31 this year but it will continue to levy interest on delayed payments made after July 31, the original due date. So, taxpayers have to bear the interest payment liability of 1 per cent per month on the outstanding tax for those who filed a return after July 31.
  • Reduced GST rates on COVID medicines have been extended till 31st December from 30th September. Said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at 45th Meeting of the GST Council in Lucknow. Major GST exemption to life-saving drugs, like Zolgngelsma and Viltepso will be exempted from GST
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced that petrol and diesel will not be brought under the GST.
  • The new income tax e-filing portal is not completely glitch-free even as the deadline set by govt for Infosys to fix the problems expired on 15 Sep. Tax experts, who use the portal for various functions, said the website continues to face multiple glitches.
  • Even after over three months of the portal’s launch, users are unable to submit rectification for returns filed, check refund status and file refund reissue request. They are also unable to see ITRs filed prior to Assessment Year (AY) 2013-14. The new e-filing portal, www.incometax. gov. in, was launched on June 7. It had a bumpy start since the day of its launch, with taxpayers and professionals reporting glitches and difficulties in its functioning.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices for Rabi crops for Rabi Marketing Season 2022-23. The MSP on lentil, rapeseeds and mustard have been hiked by 400 rupees per quintal each, gram by 130 rupees per quintal and safflower by 114 rupees per quintal. On wheat, the MSP has been increased by 40 rupees to 2,015 rupees per quintal and barley by 35 rupees to 1635 rupees per quintal.
  • Indian economy has clocked a record double-digit growth in the June quarter. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 20.1% in the first quarter of FY22. However, it must be noted that this record growth was in comparison against the April- June quarter of 2020 when the economy contracted 24.4%.
  • Senior citizens aged 75 and above are not exempted from ITR filing this year : In Budget 2021, the govt announced that eligible senior citizens aged 75 and above will be exempted from filing income tax returns (ITR). However, it should be noted that this relaxation will come into effect only from FY 2021-22, i.e., for ITRs to be filed next year. What this means is that for FY 2020-21, i.e. for ITRs to be filed this year, senior citizens who are above the age of 75 years are not exempted from ITR filing. Currently, the last date for filing ITR for FY 2020-21 is September 30, 2021. If a senior citizen misses the ITR filing deadline for FY 2020-21, then he/she will be liable to pay a late filing fee of Rs 5,000. However, the late filing fee will not exceed Rs 1,000 if the total income does not exceed Rs 5 lakh.

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  • Union Minister Youth affairs and sports, Anurag Thakur announces month-long nationwide Clean India Drive to clean  waste, mainly single-use plastic from 1st October to 31st October this year.
  • Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal virtually flagged-off the dwarf container train service from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) on 20 Sep. With this, the first consignment of laden Dwarf containers from Dwarf container depot (DCD) at the port was moved by train to ICD Kanpur.
  • Union Minister of Road Transport & Safety Nitin Gadkari said the Centre will get revenues worth Rs 1,000-Rs 1,500 crore every month from the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (World’s longest expressway- 1,380-km-long) when it becomes operational in 2023. The eight-lane expressway is likely to be completed by 2023.
  • Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on 17 Sep (Friday) inaugurated the two-day Nutri-Cereal Multi-Stakeholders’ Mega Convention 3.0 at Hyderabad. He also said that govt is going to spend 6,850 Crore rupees to set up 10,000 new Farmers’ Producing Organisations (FPOs) and as a result lives of about 86% of farmers would be transformed.
  • The Ministry of Culture conducted an e-auction of the gifts received by the PM Modi. This is the third edition of this kind of e- auction which have started and will remain open till October 7. Out of the 1300 momentos that are being listed for the auction, Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain’s pair of gloves received a staggering Rs. 1.92 cr bid. Right behind Lovlina’s gloves was historic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra’s Javelin that acquired Rs. 1.5 cr in the e-auction. Proceeds of this auction on the birthday of PM Modi will go to the ‘NamamiGange’ Mission, aimed at conserving the Ganges. Proceeds of this auction on the birthday of PM Modi will go to the ‘NamamiGange’ Mission, aimed at conserving the Ganges.
  • The Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurates five National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) Centres in North East Region, at Tuibong, Aizawl, Tejpur, Kokrajhar and Kohima.
  • Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu, PM Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla jointly launched the Sansad TV on 15 Sep. The programming of this TV will primarily be in four categories – functioning of Parliament and democratic institutions, governance and implementation of schemes, policies, history, and culture of India and issues, interests, concerns of contemporary nature.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind visited Prayagraj on 11 Sep; to lay foundation stones for Uttar Pradesh National Law University and new building complex of Allahabad High Court.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind on 05 Sep presented National Awards to 44 teachers from all over the country.
  • The Union Cabinet  approved the Production-linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile and Drone Industries with a budgetary  outlay of 26 thousand 58 crore rupees on 15 Sep. It will herald a new age in higher technology, more efficient and green automotive manufacturing.
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah releases training manual of Aapda Mitra Scheme, plan documents of Aapda Mitra and Common Alerting Protocol. He was speaking at the 17th Foundation Day celebrations of National Disaster Management Authority as the Chief Guest in New Delhi. The theme of this year’s Foundation Day is ‘Stopping Impact of Disaster Incidents in the Himalayan Region’.
  • NITI Aayog to launch report on ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India ’ : The report comprises a set of recommendations on various aspects of urban planning such as interventions for planning healthy cities, optimum utilization of urban land, ramping up human- resource capacities, strengthening urban governance, building local leadership, enhancing the role of private sector and advancing the urban planning education system. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
  • Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has emphasised on fixing driving hours for the drivers of commercial vehicles, similar to pilots as it will reduce fatigue-induced road accidents.
  • The MoUs were signed for pilot projects with CISCO, Ninjacart, Jio Platforms Limited, ITC Limited and NCDEX e-Markets Limited. Based on these pilot projects farmers will be able to take informed decisions on what crop to grow, what variety of seed to use and what best practises to adopt to maximise the yield.
  • Over one crore people have registered on the e-Shram portal. Labour & Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav said.
  • e-SHRAM Portal : Ministry of Labour & Employment India has started a new portal named e-SHRAM Portal for the welfare of Workers. Candidates who register for E Shram will get a Unique Identification Number (UAN) Card. Through the CSC NDUW EShram Card Online registration Online UP Bihar, MP & karnataka, aspirants can get jobs in Future.
  • PAN-Aadhaar linking date extended from September 30 to March 31, 2022. The due date for completion of penalty proceedings under the Income-tax Act has also been extended from Sept 30, 2021 to March 31, 2022, said the government of India.
  • Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh said that, the Centre will conduct Common Eligibility Test in 2022 with a view to bring entrance examinations to the doorstep of the candidates. He said, CET will be conducted for the posts of Staff Selection Commission, Banking and Railways initially, in all districts of the country.

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Election Commission announces bye-elections to three Lok Sabha seats, 30 Assembly constituencies in 14 States. They include five constituencies in Assam, four in West Bengal, three each in Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, two each in Rajsthan, Bihar and Karnataka. One constituency each in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland and Telangana will go to bye-polls. The voting for the Assembly bye-polls will also be held on 30th of next month.

The landfall process of cyclone Gulab that commenced at around 6 p.m. on 26 Sep evening over North coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining South coastal Odisha. The low-pressure area created due to Cyclone Storm Gulab is now in the Gujarat coast, Northeast Arabian sea and will intensify into a Depression by Sept 30. From Oct 1, it will become a new cyclone named ‘Shaheen’

  • Cabinet has approved continuation of Centrally Sponsored National Scheme for PM POSHAN in Schools for five more years till 2025- 26 with a financial outlay of 54,062 crore rupees from the Central Government and 31,733 crore from State Governments and UT administrations. This will cover 11.80 crore children studying in 11.20 lakh schools.
  • The Cabinet has also approved continuation of the National Export Insurance Account (NEIA) scheme and infusion of 1,650 crore Grant-in-Aid over five years. Capital infusion in NEIA Trust will help tap the huge potential of project exports in focus market.
  • ROHINI COURT SHOOTOUT: Delhi’s most-wanted gangster Jitender Maan alias Gogi was gunned down at a Rohini court on 24 Sep (Friday), where he was being presented for a hearing. Two gunmen a from rival gang, dressed as lawyers, shot him dead as he stood before a judge in the courtroom. As they fired the shots, the security staff and Indo-Tibetan Police Force retaliated, killing those two shooters. They too were killed on the spot. Gogi was appearing before the Rohini court on Friday in a MCOCA case filed in 2018. A total of 19 cases have been mentioned in the MCOCA FIR, including those of murder, attempt to murder, robberies, extortion, dacoities and carjackings.

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ANDHRA PRADESH CM: YS JAGAN MOHAN REDDY

News Review : Sep 2021

  • Andhra pradesh CM Jaganmohan Reddy on 03 Sep credited Rs 1124 crore towards incentives for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and textile units across the state. This would benefit 97,423 units and over 12 lakh employees.
  • Heavy rains damage crops in 12,000 acres across Andhra Pradesh
  • State govt has resolved to seek support from the Centre for building infrastructure facilities in tribal areas.
  • The AP govt has constituted a ‘jumbo’ 81-member Board for the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, nominating 52 ‘special invitees’ on an unprecedented scale along with 24 regular and four ex-officio members, besides the Chairman. On August 8, the government appointed Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s uncle Y V Subba Reddy as TTD Chairman for a second consecutive term. Tirupati attracts over 36 million worshippers annually and the TTD would vastly benefit with the addition of eminent personalities as special invitees.
  • AP govt has given permission to APGenco to use such water for generation of hydel power with immediate effect.
  • CM will launch Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP) at Vijayawada on October 2 and release the second tranche of Aasara scheme on Oct 7.
  • CM announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to family members of those killed in Cyclone Gulab.

ASSAM CM: HIMANTA BISWA SARMA

  • CM on 02 Sep inaugurated several projects and laid foundation stone for various upcoming projects in Biswanath and Sonitpur districts. The Nagsankar Stadium and Tupia-Balijuri road at Sootea LAC in Biswanath district. Road to Kanyaka farm including a guest house in Sonitpur district
  • CENTRE SIGNS KARBI ANGLONG AGREEMENT;

Union Home Minister Amit Shah says govt committed to ensuring Assam’s territorial integrity.. Karbi Peace Accord is significant because

Karbi is a major ethnic community in Assam and are dotted by several factions.

  • ASSAM FLOODS : A total of 24 wild animals have been reported dead in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve due to floods and other reasons. At least one person died and 33 others went missing after a boat carrying over 120 passengers collided  with a ferry steamer and sank in the Brahmaputra river near Nimati Ghat in Jorhat district of Assam on 08 Sep.
  • Maoist leader Tingraj Orang surrendered before Additional Director General of Police, Special Branch Hiren Chandra Nath on 28 Sep in Guwahati. He is the convener of Assam State Organizing Committee (ASOC) of CPI (Maoist), formed in 2017 in a meeting of Eastern Regional Bureau ( ERB) held in Jharkhand Orissa border. He was General Secretary of Barak and Bramhaputra Valley Zonal Committees of CPI (Maoist) in Assam.

ARUNACHAL CM: PREMA KHANDU

Arunachal Pradesh : HAL, Alliance Air Join Forces To Supply Civil DO-228 Plane In Arunachal Pradesh

BIHAR CM: NITISH KUMAR

  • Bihar : Lok Janshakti Party MP Prince Raj has been booked on rape charges. The alleged rape took place in 2020, according to the complaint.
  • Court has ordered a salary cut of Rs 5,000 of the responsible cops for casual approach in The 2020 Delhi riots or North East Delhi riots, were lmultiple waves of bloodshed, property destruction, and rioting in North East Delhi, beginning on 23 February 2020, result: 53 people killed
  • CM launched ‘Desh bhakti Curriculum’ in a programme organised at Chhatrasal Stadium on 28 Sep
  • The Supreme Court on 03 Sep (Friday) refused to grant interim bail to former Delhi Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who is serving life sentence in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, saying his medical condition is stable.

DELHI

  CM : Arvind Kejariwal           

  • Delhi Metro: Ropeway link for Blue & Red lines is the proposed ropeway link between Vaishali metro station on the Blue Line and Mohan Nagar station on the Red Line has submitted the document to the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA). The cost of the project has been pegged at Rs 487 crore and it is set to be completed by 2024.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked a Delhi-based private firm Indian Technomach for allegedly defrauding 16 banks of funds to the tune of Rs 1528 crore.
  • Kapil Sibal, who was one of the 23 leaders who wrote a letter to the party high command demanding a slew of organizational reforms last year, has questioned the leadership over the crisis in Punjab Congress while demanding sweeping changes in the party. The 23 leaders want the election to be conducted to elect the next President of the party.

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  GUJARAT CM: Bhupendra Patel

News Review : Sep 2021

  • Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel sworn in as Chief Minister of Gujarat on
  • Sep. Outgoing Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigned
  • The new Council of Ministers of CM Bhupendra Patel was sworn-in on 16 Sep. Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at Rajbhavan in Gandhinagar. Total 24 Ministers including 10 Cabinet and 14 Ministers of State took oath. Two women members were included
HARYANA

   CM: MANOHAR LAL    

  • In Haryana a large number of farmers stayed put outside the gates of the district headquarters on 08 Sep as they remained firm on their demand for action over a police lathicharge on a group of peasants on August 28.

HIMACHAL PRADESH CM: JAIRAM THAKUR

  • Police to seize Rs 9.27 cr assets of drug smugglers in lower hills in Himachal. DIG, North Range, Sumedha Dwivedi told.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind visited Shimla on 16 Sep on four-day visit. Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, CM      Jai Ram Thakur welcomed him at the Annadale Helipad. The President addressed the special session of the state assembly to mark the golden jubilee of Himachal Pradesh’s statehood. He stayed at a private hotel in Shimla instead of the presidential retreat where he normally stay.
Lt. Governor : MANOJ SINHA  

JAMMU

  • Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting in New Delhi to review the security & development issues of the Union Territory of J&K. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane were present at the meeting among others.
  • Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Narayan Tatu Rane visited Vijaypur in district Samba in Union Territory of J&K. He lays foundation stone for development park at Bari Brahmana. He also said steps to be taken for upliftment of these ventures and generating employment opportunity for local youths. He urged the unemployed youth of J&K to take full benefit of various Centrally sponsored schemes for employment generation.
  • J&K Srinagar airport likely to resume international flight services: International flight operations are likely to resume at the Srinagar airport as efforts are on to start services, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said. He also said that the terminal at the Srinagar airport will be expanded from 25,000 square metre to 63,000 square metre.
  • Jammu & Kashmir : Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways & Lt Governor Manoj Sinha laid the foundation stones for four National Highway projects worth Rs 3,612 crore in Jammu and Kashmir, including commencement of Srinagar Ring road project.
  • J&K(UT), Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, reviewed progress on construction work of Yatri Niwas at Chanderkote in Ramban district being constructed by Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board Trust.
  • Pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani (92 yrs) died on 01 Sep after a prolonged illness, He was a member of banned Jamaat-e-Islami and chairman of hardline Hurriyat Conference. J-K police file general FIR against miscreants after video shows Geelani’s body draped in Pak flag. In the video, many people, mostly women, are seen around the body of Geelani wrapped in a Pakistani flag.
  • Hardline Hurriyat Conference has elected incarcerated leader Masrat Alam as its chairman following the death of Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
  • Four persons have died and one went missing in a cloud burst in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district in the  intervening night of Sunday (12 Sep).
  • Terrorists shot dead Special Police Officer (SPO) identified as Bantu Sharma, who was attached with railway protection, in Wanpoh area of Kulgam district on 17 Sep 2021. Security forces to nab the assailants.
  • Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, John Barla inaugurated a double line bridge at Khumriyal in Kupwara district of Union Territory of J&K.
  • In the Union Territory of J&K, three civilians were injured after terrorists lobbed a grenade on security forces at Rajpora Chowk of the main Pulwama town, on 14 Sep afternoon. However the grenade missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside in which three people received minor splinter injuries
  • One terrorist captured alive, another killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Uri sector. The military operation started in the night of 18th Sep when a search party observed the movement of infiltrators on LoC.

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KARNATAKA CM: BASAVARAJ BOMMAI

 News Review : Sep 2021

  • Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on 02 Sep inaugurated several development projects in Davangere district of Karnataka. He inaugurated Gandhi Bhavan, Police Public Residential School and Police quarters in virtual mode from GM Institute of Technology in Davangere. He also inaugurated a high- tech library in the Institute of Technology.
  • Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai flagged off 120 ambulances in Bengaluru that will be part of a fleet of 710 ambulances operating under Arogya Kavacha 108 scheme.
  • Karnataka joined a number of states to oppose a proposal of bringing petrol and diesel into the ambit of the goods and services tax (GST) as there are concerns such a change may lead to lower revenue.
  • Govt is seriously considering bringing in a law against religious conversion either by force or through inducement in the state, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on 28 Sep.
  • The Karnataka High Court on 29 Sep cleared the way for the hanging of serial killer and rapist Umesh Reddy who sexually assaulted, robbed and murdered several women in different parts of the country, and also broke out of prison three times.

KERALA CM: PINARAYI VIJAYAN

  • Kerala High Court on 28 Sep dismissed two pleas challenging the Karnataka govt’s decision to restrict entry from at borders of Kasaragod and Mangalore only to those having a negative RT-PCR report.
  • State Govt prepares to reopen schools from November 1st, after remaining closed for over one and half years amid Covid pandemic. Class XI exams in Kerala; from Sept 24 to 18 Oct, adhering to COVID-19 protocol. General Education Minister V Sivankutty said.
  • The Kerala Govt has decided to resume Saturdays as working day for state government. Since the imposition of lockdown in May, the government offices in the state have remained closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

MADHAYA PRADESH CM: SHIVRAJ SINGH CHOUHAN

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah releases 5 lakh gas connections for poor families of Madhya Pradesh. While he was addressing the inauguration program of the second phase of Ujjwala Yojana in Jabalpur on 18 Sep.
  • Union  Minister  of  State  for  Information  and  Broadcasting,   Animal   Husbandry,  Fisheries  and  Dairy   Dr. L. Murugan was elected unopposed to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Madhya Pradesh.

MANIPUR CM: N BREN SINGH

  • Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched a program for distribution of benefits under the Economic Development Program (EDP) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) at Imphal on 18 Sep.

MAHARASHTRA: CM : UDHAV THACKERAY

  • The Bombay high court dismissed a petition filed by IPS officer Param Bir Singh seeking to quash inquiries initiated against him by the Maharashtra government, and said he can approach the Central Administrative Tribunal. He was shunted out as Mumbai police commissioner in March 2021 in the aftermath of the ‘Antilia bomb scare case.
  • The National Investigation Agency which is probing the Antilia Bomb Scare case has revealed that dismissed Mumbai Police official Sachin Waze was instrumental in placing explosive laden Scorpio near Antilia on the intervening night of 24th and 25th of February 2021
  • A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court on September 8 dismissed the bail plea of Ani Deshmukh’s lawyer Anand Daga and sub-inspector Abhishek Tiwari, who were booked in connection with an alleged document leak case related to the  ongoing probe against former Maharashtra Home Minister in a battery of illegal graft case(s).
  • Mumbai: 34-year-old woman raped, brutally assaulted in stationary tempo in suburban Sakinaka. The incident had taken place inside a tempo parked on the roadside on Khairani Road. Mumbai commissioner Hemant Nagrale orders ‘Nirbhaya squad’ at every police station. A special squad consisting of women officials should be set up at every police station and patrolling.
  • Congress nominee Rajani Patil elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra

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News Review : Sep 2021

  PUNJAB:  CM: CAPT. AMRINDER SINGH         

  • Punjab : Captain Amarinder Singh quits as Punjab CM and Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as new Chief Minister of Punjab.
  • The Punjab Govt on 14 Sep (Tuesday) announced an increase in the monthly allowance of gallantry and distinguished service awardees, their widows and the widows of posthumous awardees or the next of the kin by 80%.
  • Punjab : Navjot Sidhu Quits As Punjab Congress Chief, Solidarity With Navjot Sidhu”: Punjab Minister Razia Sultana Resigns. An urgent Punjab cabinet meeting was underway in lthe state following the resignation by Razia Sultana and Navjot Singh Sidhu.
  • Government employees failing to take even the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine for any reason other than medical will be compulsorily sent on leave after September 15, ordered by state Govt.

RAJASTHAN CM: Ashok Gehlot

  • PM Modi inaugurated institute of petrochemicals technology, lay foundation stone of 4 medical colleges in Rajasthan at 11 am on 30 Sep 2021.
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     AMIL NADU:  CM: MK STALIN      

Ravindra Narayan Ravi was on 18 Sep (Saturday) sworn-in as the Governor of Tamil Nadu, succeeding Banwarilal Purohit who has since been shifted to Punjab. Ravi, shifted from Nagaland, said he saw his new role

more as an opportunity than a challenge. The Madras High Court has set aside a notification of the central govt, fixing 120 kilometres/hour as the speed limit for vehicles running on highways. The Madras High Court also directed the Centre and the State to issue fresh notifications with decreased speed limit.

  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras retained the top spot among institutes in the country, while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru ranked the best among research institutions, according to the Ministry of Education’s NIRF ranking announced.
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly on 08 Sep adopted a resolution urging the Centre to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act,  2019 to ‘protect and ensure unity and communal harmony and uphold the secular principles’ enshrined in the Constitution.
  • The Tamil Nadu govt has decided to celebrate every year the birth anniversary of reformist leader E V Ramasamy Periyar on September 17 as “Social Justice Day,” Chief Minister M K Stalin announced in the Assembly.
  • The Centre has granted permission to Tamil Nadu to admit 850 students to undergraduate courses in seven new medical colleges this academic year, health minister Ma Subramanian said on 28 Sep. This will take the total MBBS seats

         in the state to 4,300.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  TELANGANA:  CM: K CHANDRASEKHAR RAO        

  • Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on 02 Sep laid the foundation stone for the construction of TRS office in Delhi.
  • CM submitted representation to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi, urging him to give approval for the IPS cadre review in the state.
  • Minister for Civil Aviation lays Foundation Stone for GMR School of Aviation: Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia laid the foundation stone of the new building at the Special Economic Zone of the Hyderabad International Airport.
  • State Cabinet approves quota for BCs, SCs, STs for setting up liquor shops. 15% reservation will be extended to the BCs (Gowda community), 10% reservation to SCs and 5% reservation to STs from the new excise year beginning 01 Nov.
  • Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao said that the government would explore the possibilities of helping Hyderabad Metro which was running in heavy losses due to a sharp fall in traffic on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Telangana     received very heavy rain under the influence of Cyclone Gulab, which less intensified depression. Tirumalayapalem in Khammam district received over 15 cms while Wyra in the same districts received 14.1 cms of rainfall.

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UTTAR PRADESH: CM: YOGI AADITYANATH

 News Review : Sep 2021

  • Uttar Pradesh , the construction work of the first phase of Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya was completed on 16 Sep, General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Champat Rai told.
  • The Allahabad high court on 01 Sep (Wednesday) said Parliament should make a law declaring cow a national animal and to punish those who harm it. The government should bring a Bill in Parliament and declare cow as the national animal and make strict laws, the court said.
  • Thousands of farmers from Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring states on 05 Sep (Sunday) gathered at Muzaffarnagar for a ‘Kisan mahapanchayat’ organised by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM). The farmers are demanding repealing of the three new few laws enacted by the Centre, which they maintain are detrimental to interests of the farming community and small traders.
  • UP Teacher Recruitment 2021: There is good news for the job seekers who are willing to become a teacher. the UP Govt has made a major announcement that would help the candidates who want to become a teacher even if they don’t have a B.Ed. Degree. According to the announcement of UP Govt., now B.Ed. is not mandatory for the candidates who wish to apply for the post of Teacher of Grammar and Literature Subject at the Uttar Madhyamik level in aided Sanskrit secondary schools.

UTTARKHAND : CM: Pushkar Singh Dhami

  • Aam Aadmi Party Uttarakhand Chief SS Kaler resigned from the post on 14 Sep ahead of the Assembly polls scheduled next year. Soon after, the party announced three working state chiefs.
  • Announcing his resignation, Kaler said that the party has asked him to contest the upcoming election against Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami in Khatima. Khatima is the hometown of Kaler and he has claimed that he has already started poll preparations with door-to-door contact programmes.

  WEST BENGAL:  CM: MAMATA BANERJEE          

  • West Bengal: Former BJP Union Minister Babul Supriyo joined Trinamool Congress  Party in the presence of  TMC’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee.
  • Trinamool Congress has nominated Sushmita Dev to the vacant Rajya Sabha seat from West Bengal.

Senior advocate of the Calcutta High Court Gopal Mukherjee has been appointed as the Advocate General of West Bengal on 14 Sep. Earlier, Kishore Datta had resigned from the post, citing personal reasons.

  • This comes a day after Trinamool Congress (TMC) announced that party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would contest the bypoll from the Bhabanipur constituency. The West Bengal Assembly bypoll is scheduled for September 30.
  • The Calcutta High Court on 06 Sep ordered a stay of proceedings in three cases against BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari and also said that no coercive action can be taken against him. Suvendu Adhikari has been named in the FIR in three cases, including the death of his former bodyguard Subhabrata Chakraborty, alleged to be a murder.
  • All arrangements are in place for the by-poll in Bhabanipur and polling in Shamshergunj and Jangipur assembly Constituencies on 30 Sep. Heavy security arrangements are in place to keep the polling process free, fair and peaceful. CM Mamata Banerjee is the candidate for Trinamool Congress in the by-election to Bhowanipore seat in south Kolkata while BJP has given ticket to Priyanka Tibrewal and Marxist Communist Party (CPI) has fielded Srijeev Vishwas.
  • Bollywood: Popular TV and film actor Sidharth Shukla died at the age of 40 on 02 Sep 2021.
    • Porn production & distribution case, the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police on September 15, submitted a 1500-page supplementary chargesheet before the Sessions Court. In the supplementary chargesheet, the Crime Branch has named actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra, his companion Ryan Tharp among others, as part of the racket in which ‘struggling actors were lured into getting semi- nude, nude pictures and videos shot’ which were later uploaded on Apps. (Raj Kundra was arrested on

July 19, Ryan Tharp was taken into custody on July 20)

When it comes to luck, you make your own..

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News Review : Sep 2021

India with other countries

   AFGHANISTAN     

  • The United Nations Security Council, under the Presidency of India, adopted a resolution on the situation in Afghanistan on August 30, 2021. The resolution demanded that the war-torn country, Afghanistan, not be used to threaten or attack any nation or shelter terrorists.
  • India Focus is to ensure that Afghan soil is not used for terrorist activities against it. Briefing media in New Delhi, Spokesman in Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi said, India in the meeting in Doha conveyed its concerns over the possible use of the Afghan territory for anti-India activities.
  • The Taliban has assured India that there would be no interference when it comes to Kashmir, but New Delhi would watch closely if the outfit provides a safe haven to terrorists groups which have a focus on India.
  • The Taliban during its rule between 1996 and 2001 has provided a safe haven for groups such as the Jaish-e- Mohammad, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and Harkat-ul-Jihadi-Islami. The JeM in fact ran a terror camp under the Taliban rule at Khost. If one looks at the manner in which the Taliban has sheltered these anti-India terror groups in the past, it would be hard to believe the assurances given by the outfit.
  • Taliban affiliate Al Qaeda calls for liberation of Kashmir as part of global jihad : The Al Qaeda statement came on the day the senior Taliban leader Sher Mohammed Stanakzai assured the Indian envoy to Qatar that no anti-India activity would be allowed in Afghanistan.

 BANGLADESH       

  • The Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed is on a three day official visit to India starting from 04 Sep by a special Bangladesh Airforce aircraft. He is leading a 8 member delegation during the visit.
  • The air bubble service between India and Bangladesh is resuming after a gap of more than 4 months due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • The High Commission of India in association with the ICT Ministry of Bangladesh and Women & E-commerce and Silk Oak global limited launched an year long soft skills training programme in Dhaka on 01 Sep
  • The govt of Bangladesh has given permission to 52 trading organisations to export Hilsa fish to India on the occasion of the Durga Puja.
  • Consultancy contract signed between India & Bangladesh for a new railway line from Bogura to Sirajganj.
   BHUTAN        
  • India signed the implementing arrangement on the joint development of a small satellite for Bhutan. The agreement was inked by Indian Space Research Organisation’s Scientific Secretary R Umamaheswaran, and Director, Department of Department of Information Technology and Telecom, Bhutan, Jigme Tenzing, in a virtual signing ceremony dated 24 Sep.
  • A New Passenger Terminal Building inaugurated at Petrapole between India and Bangladesh. The inauguration took place in the presence of the High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami
   NEPAL    
  • India and Nepal began a 15-day military exercise — Surya Kiran — in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh on September 20 with a focus on counter-terror drills and disaster relief operations. The aim of the 15th edition of Surya Kiran is to boost overall interoperability between the two militaries.
    PAKISTAN    
  • Pakistan Navy Inducts New Spy Plane That Can ‘Track & Hunt Down’ Indian Submarines the ‘Sea Sultan‘
  • Sneha Dubey, the young diplomat who hit out at Pakistan for sheltering terrorists at UNGA

After Prime Minister Imran Khan raked up the issue of Kashmir in his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

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News Review : Sep 2021

US         UNITED STATES  
  • The 5th 2+2 dialogue between India and the United States would be held in November this year, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said. The fifth US-India 2+2 Intercessional Dialogue spanned the US-India comprehensive global strategic partnership, including climate, health, defence, trade, technology and governance.
  • PM Modi has embarked on a three-day visit to the United States on 22 Sep where he addressed the UN General Assembly and attend the Quad Summit as well as hold a bilateral meet with US President Joe Biden at the White House, Vice-President Kamala Harris, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Premier Yoshihide Suga.
  • The US on 20 Sep briefed India on its new trilateral AUKUS military pact with the UK and Australia to take on the challenges posed by China in the Indo-Pacific, stressing it will not detract from either the bilateral cooperation with New Delhi or multilateral ones like the `Quad’.
  • India participated in the 6th edition of the multi-nation counter-terror exercise in the Orenburg region of Russia. The exercise has been organized under the aegis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an eight-member economic and security bloc that has also emerged as one of the largest transregional international organisation. Both India and Pakistan became a permanent member of SCO in 2017.
India-UK      UNITED KINGDOM  
  • India hosted the first India-United Kingdom Consular Dialogue through video conferencing on 22 Sep (Wednesday).
Dubai        DUBAI           
  • The India Pavilion in Expo-2020 Dubai starting on 1st of October is set to showcase a resurgent India’s march to becoming a five Trillion dollar economy in the post-COVID world. The Pavilion which is a technology marvel will not only capture the vibrant Indian culture and its past but also the capabilities and opportunities that it presents as a global economic hub to the domestic as well as the foreign investors. Outlining the overarching theme of India’s participation at the six-month Expo-2020 Dubai running up to March 2022.
INDIA-UAE       UAE                
  • The first round of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) negotiations between India and UAE held on 23 Sep. A new strategic economic agreement is expected to increase bilateral trade in goods to 100 billion dollar within five years. UAE Minister Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi meets FM Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss economic, commercial ties between India & UAE
  • The UAE is currently India’s third-largest trading partner with bilateral trade in 2019 and 2020 valued at 59 billion dollar. The UAE is also India’s second-largest export destination after the US, with exports valued at approximately 29 billion dollars in 2019-2020. The UAE is also the eighth-largest investor in India.
India-Canada      CANADA        
  • Canada lifts ban on passengers from India, flights to resume from 27 Sep
  • The ‘NETRA’ in Bengaluru will soon start collaborating with the Combined Space Operation Center (CSpOC) located at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to protect satellites of India and the United States from natural and man-made threats.
India-Saudi Arabia   SAUDI ARABIA
  • PM Modi met Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on 20 Sep. The meeting reviewed progress on various ongoing bilateral initiatives, including those taken under the aegis of the Strategic Partnership Council established between both countries.
  • The meeting also allowed exchange of perspectives on regional developments, including the situation in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister conveyed his special thanks and appreciation to Saudi Arabia for looking after the welfare of the Indian diaspora during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News Review : Sep 2021

  • India-Australia
  • PM Modi discusses ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’ with Australian PM Scott Morrison on 15 Sep.
  • PM Modi held a virtual discussion with Australian PM Scott Morrison where both leaders discussed the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’s rapid progress, including the recent 2+2 Dialogue which took place in New Delhi.
  • India and Australia held a ‘2+2’ Ministerial Dialogue to improve ties and the Indo-Pacific region’s defence and security systems
  • PM Modi had a telephonic conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron on 21 Sep:. The two leaders discussed regional issues including recent developments in Afghanistan. In this context, they shared their concerns about possible spread of terrorism, narcotics, illicit weapons and human trafficking, as well as the need to ensure human rights, rights of women and minorities.
  • A Ladakh-based engineer Dorje Angchuk of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics has become the only Indian Honorary Member of the International Astronomical Union, along with ten others from around the world, joining a select list of 20 international experts.
  • External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar on 02 Sep reached Ljubljana on the first leg of his three-nation visit to Solvenia, Croatia and Denmark. Dr. Jaishankar held bilateral meeting with the Foreign Minister of Slovenia Dr. Anze Logar. Both the leaders agreed to deepen the political and economic relationship.
  • PM Modi speaks to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi on 03 Sep; thanks UAE for support during COVID pandemic. PM in his telephonic discussion with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan positively assessed the continued progress in bilateral cooperation.
  • Govt extends visas of all foreign nationals stuck in India due to Covid pandemic till Sep 30 : The Central Government had facilitated the stay of such foreign nationals within India by giving deemed extension of their regular visa or e-visa or stay stipulation period on gratis basis without levy of any overstay penalty.
  • The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) extends ban on scheduled international commercial flights till October 31.
  • American Airlines (AAL) announced a code-sharing agreement with India’s largest airline IndiGo on 28 Sep, with the U.S. airline gearing up to launch new flights between the two countries.
  • Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said : the Dubai Expo 2020 will further strengthen India-UAE relations especially exports.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announce a project to link their respective fast payment systems viz. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and PayNow. The linkage is targeted for operationalisation by July 2022. The UPI-PayNow linkage is a significant milestone in the development of infrastructure for cross-border payments between India and Singapore..
  • India hit out at China on 29 Sep for once again holding it responsible for the eastern Ladakh standoff, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said China continues to deploy a large number of troops and armaments in the border areas and it was in response to Chinese actions that the Indian armed forces had to make appropriate counter deployments.
  • . Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. Quad is not an alliance and it is a practical partnership of

like-minded democracies and economies coming together to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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NEWS REVIEW : SEP 2021

WORLD

NEWS

  • Afghanistan, the Taliban have asked the United States to stop operating drones in Afghan airspace, Terming the US move a breach of national security, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid asked all the nations to act in accordance with mutual obligations to prevent consequences.
  • The Child was executed in Takhar province by Taliban after his father was suspected of being in the Afghan Resistance Forces.
  • Malala pleads with world to protect Afghan girls’ education : Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan as she left school in 2012, pleaded with the world not to compromise on the protection of Afghan women’s rights following the Taliban takeover.
  • Taliban hangs dead body publicly as Pak PM asks world to ‘strengthen’ terror group at UNGA : In a reality check for Taliban backers, the extremist group has started unfurling its true colours. The Taliban on 25 Sep (Saturday) hanged a dead body from a crane in Herat’s main square in western Afghanistan.
  • Taliban to Bring Back Executions, Strict Punishment in Afghanistan. A founder of Taliban,. Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, also a chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law said executions and amputations of hands will continue, echoing policies from its rule in the 1990s.
  • Executions of convicted murderers were usually by a single shot to the head, carried out by the victims family, who had the option of accepting blood money and allowing the culprit to live. For convicted thieves, the punishment was amputation of a hand. For those convicted of highway robbery, a hand and a foot were amputated.
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has put on hold funds to Afghanistan amid the rising uncertainty in the country. These developments came after IMF recently announced a 650 billion US Dollars Special Drawing Rights (SDR) allocation for member countries, but Afghanistan at the moment will not be allowed to access these funds.
  • Deputy PM and co-founder of the insurgent group Mullah Ghani Baradar has rebelled against the inclusion of the members of the Pakistan-based terror outfit- the Haqqanis – in the government. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was right from the beginning upset with this power structure of the Taliban government where Prime Minister Mullah Hasan Akhund and Haqqanis, namely Sirajuddin Haqqani and Khalil ur-Rahman Haqqani-have a major role to play in the cabinet.

WHY SPLIT IN TALIBAN?

There was an argument between Mullah Baradar and the Haqqanis. Mullah Baradar reportedly believed that the emphasis should be placed on diplomacy carried out by people like him, while the Haqqanis and their backers said that it was achieved through fighting. This led to an exchange of ‘strong words’ between the leaders while their supporters engaged in the brawl

BANGLADESH

  • Cyclone Gulab moves westward, rain likely over many parts in Bangladesh.
  • The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) of Bangladesh arrested the Chief Operating Officer and two other officials of the e-commerce company Dhamaka in Dhaka on 29 Sep on charges of cheating the customers and fraudulence.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 250 million loan to Bangladesh for economic recovery following the COVID 19 pandemic in the country. This is the first installment of the USD 500 million Sustainable Economic Recovery Programme for Bangladesh.
  • The jail sentence for the former PM of Bangladesh Begum Khaleda Zia in two corruption cases has been suspended for 6 more months. Family of Begum Khaleda Zia applied to the government seeking permission for her to go abroad  for advanced treatment but it was turned down by the government saying that a convicted person can’t be allowed to go abroad for treatment.
  • Bangladesh is set to introduce major changes in its educational system from 2023. Bangladesh schools not to have exams till class 3, no board exams till Class X from 2023.

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NEWS REVIEW : SEP 2021

WORLD

NEWS

  • North Korea has reportedly fired a short-range missile towards the sea off its east coast. Earlier this month Pyongyang has also test-fired both ballistic and cruise missiles. The test occurred as North Korea’s ambassador said at the UN that no-one could deny Pyongyang’s right to self-defence and to test weapons.
  • Thousands of women demonstrated in several Latin American cities on 28 Sep to commemorate the global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion. Earlier in Sept month Mexico’s Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional to criminalize abortion and, shortly after, the government said that those jailed on accusations of having terminated their pregnancy would be released.
  • North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast. This is the second weapons test North Korea has carried out.. It had also tested a long-range cruise missile capable of hitting much of Japan on 13 Sep calling it “a strategic weapon of great significance
    • The United States has earmarked an additional USD 180 million in aid for more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from

Myanmar.

  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has warned of a human rights catastrophe under military rule in Myanmar.
  • Myanmar is facing the alarming prospect of an escalating civil war as an uprising against the military junta widens, the UN’s human rights chief warned.
  • Indonesia has stepped up air and Naval patrols around its Natuna Islands in the South China Sea, after reportedly spotting Chinese and US vessels nearby. This comes amid reports that a Chinese survey vessel did operate in the Tuna Block — an important oil and gas field in the area.
  • Myanmar court sets Oct 1 for Aung San Suu Kyi corruption trial. Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since her National League for Democracy (NLD) Government was deposed by the military in a February coup that sparked a mass uprising and a brutal crackdown on dissent. She is currently being tried on other charges by the Special Court. She faces charges of sedition, two counts of flouting COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, illegally importing walkie- talkies that were for her bodyguards’ use and the unlicensed use of the radios.

Japan’s former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has won the governing party leadership election and is set to be the next prime minister. Kishida replaces outgoing party leader Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

  • Japan to shorten its COVID-19 quarantine period from 14 to 10 days starting October 1

France has accused Australia and the US over a new security pact. Earlier, a trilateral security agreement was announced by the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. The Australia-UK-US( AUKUS) agreement has left France enraged, which has called it a “stab in the back”.

  • France is upset because it has lost a mega submarine deal to the US, and because it feels humiliated at being kept in the dark about what the other three democracies were planning. The pact, will see Australia being given the technology to build nuclear-powered submarines. The move thwarted a multibillion-dollar deal France had signed with Australia.

Somalia has hosted its first public film-screening in 30 years – raising hopes of a cultural revival in the war- ravaged country. Two short films by Somali director Ibrahim C.M. were shown at the National Theatre in the capital Mogadishu, where heavy security was in place.

  • Seven people killed in Somalia suicide car bomb explosion. The Islamist militant group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.

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SPORTS

NEWS

 NEWS REVIEW : Sep 2021

Motto : United by Emotion Scheduled : (24 August to 05 Sep) Nine international sports Nations : 162 Athletes : 4,403 54 Indian athletes (40 men, 14 women)  

Tokyo Paralympics, in its best ever performance India bagged 19 medals with Five Gold , Eight Silver and Six bronze . Indian finished 24th in the medals tally

MEDALS TALLY

G. S. B.Ttl
1    China    96 60 51  207
2Britain41 38 45124
3US.37 36 31104
24India05 08 0619
  1. Avani Lekhara Gold                                      Women’s 10m air rifle shooting standing SH1
  2. Sumit Antil Gold                                           Men’s javelin throw
  3. Pramod Bhagat Gold                                    Men’s singles badminton SL3
  4. Manish Narwal Gold                                     Men’s 50m pistol SH1
  5. Krishna Nagar Gold                                       Men’s Singles SH6 Badminton
  6. Suhas Yathiraj silver                                    Men’s singles SL4    Badminton
  7. Singhraj Adhana Silver                                 Men’s 50m pistol SH1
  8. Bhavina Patel Silver                                     Women’s singles table tennis Class 4 category
  9. Nishad Kumar Silver                                     Men’s high jump T47
  10. Devendra Jhajharia Silver                           Men’s javelin throw F46
  11. Yogesh Kathuniya Silver                             Men’s discus throw F5
  12. Mariyappan Thangavelu Silver                     Men’s high jump T42
  13. Praveen Kumar Silver                                 Men’s high jump T64
  14. Sundar Singh Gurjar Bronze                       Men’s javelin throw F46
  15. Singhraj Adhana Bronze                             Men’s 10m air pistol shooting SH1
  16. Sharad Kumar Bronze                                 Men’s high jump T42
  17. Avani Lekhara Bronze                                 Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions shooting SH1
  18. Harvinder Singh Bronze                              Men’s individual recurve – open archery
  19. Manoj Sarkar Bronze                                  Men’s singles badminton SL3

Avani Lekhara has become the 1st Indian women to win two Paralympic medals at a single edition of the Paralympics on September 3, 2021.

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WHAT DOES PARALYMPICS MEAN?

A series of International contests  for  athletes  with  disabilities that are associated with and held following the summer and winter Olympic games. — Called also PARALYMPIC

ANURAG THAKUR

Union Sports Minister

History : The Paralympics developed after Sir Ludwig Guttmann organized a sports competition for British World War II veterans with spinal cord injuries in England in 1948. A follow-up competition took place in 1952, with athletes from the Netherlands joining the British competitors.

Meet Someity, the Tokyo Paralympic Games mascot.

SPORTS

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The Olympic Games, which originated in ancient Greece as many as 3,000 years ago, were revived in the late 19th century and have become the world’s preeminent sporting competition. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896. The first modern Olympics took place in 1896 in Athens, and featured 280 participants from 12 nations, competing in 43 events

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SPORTS

NEWS

60TH NATIONAL OPEN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS is scheduled at J.N. Stadium, Hanamkonda, Warangal (Telangana) from 15-19 September 2021 and organized by Telangana Athletics Association.

The Results (Finals):

Men: 200m : 1. Amlan Borgohain (As) 20.75s MR, OR 20.92, S Arunjith, 2007);

  • Balakumar Nitin (TN) 21.06; 3. N. Shamugha Srinivas (AP) 21.12.

10,000m    : 1. Kartik Kumar (Ser) 29:42.63s; 2. Dharmender (Ser) 29:49.56; 3. Shrawan Kumar (Har) 30:01.87.

Hammer Throw : 1. Damneet Singh (Pun) 65.65m; 2. Bajinder Singh (Pun) 63.29; 3. Sukhdev Singh (Rly) 63.18.

Triple Jump : 1. Praveen Chithravel (TN) 16.88m; 2. Abdulla Aboobacker (Ser) 16.84;

  • Karthik Unnikrishnan (Ser) 16.80.

4x400m Relay: 1. Haryana (Pankaj, Sachin, Ayush Dabas, Vikrant Panchal) 3:087.86s; 2. Services 3:09.13; 3. Punjab 3:11.29.

Women: 200m: 1. Archana Suseendran (TN) 23.58s; 2. Taranjeet Kaur (Del) 23.64; 3. Chandra Lekha (Rly) 24.35.

10,000m     : 1. Sanjivani Jadhav (Mah) 34:20.03s; 2. Kavita Yadav (Rly) 35:57.46; 3. Jyoti (UP) 36:37.90.

Hammer throw : 1. Manju Bala (Raj) 64.42m MR, OR 61,67, Hardeep Kaur, 2002); 2. Sarita Singh (Rly) 59.58;

3. Jyoti Rana (Rly) 58.36.

Discus throw : 1. Navjeet Kaur (Pun) 54.49m; 2. Nidhi Rani (Rly) 50.87; 3. Gurveer Kaur (Pun) 48.66. 4x400m relay : 1. Haryana (Nancy, Nisha, Nanhi, Kavita) 3:42.82; 2. Police 3:43.01; 3. Delhi 3:43.13. Best athletes: Men: Praveen Chithravel (triple jump). Women: Harmilan Bains (1500m).

CHAMPIONSHIPS: OVERALL :

Railways (253.5 pts).                 Men: Services (187.5 pts).          Women: Railways (157 pts)

WORLD ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIPS : The team India archers settled for three silver medals at the 2021 World Archery Championships, held in Yankton, South Dakota, United States. Medals won by compound women’s team and mixed events and the lone individual win by V Jyothi Surekha also in the compound event.

Vennam Jyothi Surekha became the first Indian woman archer to win three silver medals at a world championship. The 25-year-old achieved this feat after she won the medal in each of the three categories.

Odisha to host junior men’s World Cup Hockey from November 24 to December 5 Odisha to host the prestigious FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2021 in Bhubaneswar: From 24 Nov to 5 Dec 2021 and will feature 16 teams which are India, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Belgium, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, USA, Canada, Chile and Argentina.

Odisha is also gearing up to host the 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accepted the proposal to host the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 starting in November. He also launched the logo for the prestigious event.

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SPORTS

NEWS

  • OSTRAVA OPEN WOMEN’S DOUBLES TITLE : India’s Tennis veteran, Sania Mirza won the doubles title at the Ostrava Open with her Chinese partner Shuai Zhang. They defeated the pair of Kaitlyn Christian and Erin Routliffe by 6-3, 6-2 and clinched the title in just over an hour. The final was held at the ČEZ Aréna in Ostrava in the Czech Republic. This is the first title of this season for Sania Mirza and the 43rd title of her career.
  • Taliban Bans IPL Broadcast Over citing the dancing involved and the presence of women spectators in stadiums. Taliban ban sports for all Afghanistan women, says ‘it exposes their body’.
  • US OPEN : Daniil Medvedev of Russia lifted his first Grand Slam trophy after beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4,

6-4 in the US Open men’s singles final at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

  • British teenager Emma Raducanu clinches Women’s Singles title; Joe Salisbury of Britain and his American partner Desirae Krawczyk win Mixed Doubles title.
  • North Korea is banned from participating in the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year as punishment for skipping this summer’s Tokyo Games.
  • International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach announced that North Korea’s national Olympic committee is suspended until the end of 2022. The Beijing Olympics are Feb. 4-20
  • Indian Cricket team Captain, Virat Kohli on 16 Sep announced he will step down as India’s T20 skipper after the T20 World Cup in UAE, but will continue to lead the side in ODIs and Test cricket, a decision that paves the way for Rohit Sharma to captain in the shortest format.
  • India’s ODI tour of New Zealand postponed to 2022. India will not be touring New Zealand later in the year due to a packed calendar and COVID-19 related restrictions. A New Zealand Cricket (NZC) spokesperson confirmed to Stuff that the India games will be played after the T20 World Cup in Australia next year.

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*List of National Sports Awards*

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  1. Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. .(Previously: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award)
  2. Dronacharya Award. For Life-time Category. 3. Arjuna Award. 4. Dhyan Chand Award.

5. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 6. Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.

7. Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award

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Admiral Karambir Singh PVSM, AVM,
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Text Box: v	HONORARY RANK OF GENERAL OF NEPALI ARMY & INDIAN ARMY’

v	The practice follows a seven decade old tradition of conferring Army Chiefs of each other's country with the honorary title. Commander-in-Chief General KM Cariappa was the first Indian Army Chief to be decorated with the title in 1950.

v	In January 2020, Chief of Nepali Army, General Purna Chandra Thapa, was also made the honorary General of the Indian Army by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in New Delhi.

v	The Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane was conferred the honorary rank of General of the Nepali Army by President Bidya Devi Bhandari in Nov 2020.

INDIAN ARMY CHIEF’S CONCLAVE : The 8th edition of the Indian Army Chief’s Conclave, a gathering of serving and former Chiefs of Army Staff of the Indian Army, organised at New Delhi from September 16-18. The highlight of the three-day event invite extended to former Chiefs of the Nepali Army, who were also Chiefs of the Indian Army.

  • 7,000 DEFENCE MINISTRY STAFFERS TO SHIFT TO NEW OFFICES : A Rs 775-crore office complex for the defence ministry, which will accommodate personnel operating from decades-old hutment along Raisina Hill, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. The new buildings, at Africa Avenue and KG Marg.
Text Box: v	Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Mk2 to roll out next year, first flight in 2023, the fifth-generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA).

v	Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is yet to get a contract from the defence ministry for supplying light combat helicopters (LCHs) to the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army.

v	In a major boost to ‘Make in India’ in the defence sector, the Indian Army has sent proposals worth around Rs 14,000 crore to acquire two regiments of the Akash-S air defence missile system and 25 Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs). The proposal is with the Defence Ministry and a decision on the approval is expected soon at a high-level meeting to be chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

INDIA YET TO NEGOTIATE US-MADE SIG SAUER RIFLE DEAL COST :The Indian Army will have to wait for at least one and half years to get the second lot of over 72,000 US-made assault rifle Sig Sauer 716 as the cost is still being negotiated.

  • The defence minister released the order on Delegation of Financial Powers to Defence Services (DFPDS) 2021.
  • Army to get 100+ ‘sky strikers’ for Balakot-type missions from Bengaluru: The Indian army, under emergency procurement powers has signed a contract for more than 100 explosive-laden drones — to be manufactured in Bengaluru — that are to be used as force multipliers in Balakot type of missions. It will have a range of about 100km.

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KAZIND-21: Wider scope in the 5th edition includes counter terrorism  and  insurgency  ops  Started on August 30, 2021, the 5th edition of military exercise between India and Kazakhstan takes off at a Kazakh training node in Aisha Bibi. The focus of the 13 days (August 3—September 11) drill “KAZIND-21” is on counter-terror operations in mountainous terrain.

  • ZAPAD 2021: The Indian Army contingent of personnel from the Naga Regiment and Mechanised Infantry and commandos of the Indian Air Force on 13 Sep participated at the multi-nation strategic drills, Zapad 2021, at Nizhniy in Russia.
Text Box: v	INDIA–AFRICA DEFENCE DIALOGUE : To be held biennially at DefExpo. Ahead of the India Africa Forum Summit IV later this year, to help build on existing partnerships between African countries & India, there will be an India-Africa Defence Dialogue on the sidelines of every DefExpo.

v	Indian Naval Ship Tabar conducted its maiden maritime partnership exercise with the Sudanese Navy in the Red Sea started on 10 Sep.

v	Defence minister Rajnath Singh and Gujarat (former) Chief Minister Vijay Rupani jointly reviewed the preparations of DefExpo-2022, at Kevadia, Gujarat on September 02, 2021. The 12th edition of DefExpo, which is India’s flagship event showcasing the land, naval, air as well as homeland security systems, will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between March 10-13, 2022.
  • 36TH RAFALE TO HAVE ALL INDIA SPECIFIC ENHANCEMENTS, ARRIVES JAN 2022 : France will deliver three Rafale fighters per month for the next three months with the last of the 36 contracted omni-role fighters carrying all 13 India specific enhancements to be delivered in January 2022.
  • Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said that, there can be more turmoil in Afghanistan, a weaker adversary like Pakistan will always try to engage India. He added that Pakistan is a proxy of China, which is India’s adversary on the Northern border.

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  • Modernisation of Artillery to get delayed ; Indigenous ATAGS & Dhanush not ready for the Indian Army yet. The modernization plan of the Indian Army to procure indigenous 3,000-3,600 howitzers by 2025-27 have run into problems. Indian Army was planning to acquire Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), and Dhanush, known as the ‘Desi Bofors’
  • Atmanirbhar Bharat in Defence: BrahMos gets airframe assemblies from Godrej Aerospace BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd (BAPL) takes delivery of the 200th set of stealth universal supersonic cruise missile airframe assemblies from Godrej Aerospace.
  • Ministry of Defence will procure 118 Main Battle Tanks, MBTs Arjun Mk-1A for the Indian Army. The order was worth Rs 7,523 crore with Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi to sharpen the army’s combat edge. It will support the Make in India initiative in the defence sector and it will help in achieving the goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
  • Indian Army Officer Lt Col Sripada Sriram has set a new Guinness World Record for ‘Fastest Solo Cycling (Men) on, September 26. He covered the exceptional distance of 472 km from Leh to Manali in just over 34 hours and 54 minutes”, an official said.
  • A new version of Akash Missile, Akash Prime successfully flight-tested from Chandipur, Odisha on 27 Sep.
  • Lieutenant General Nav K Khanduri has been appointed as the next chief of the Indian Army’s western command in Chandimandir. The officer is the first from Corps of Army Air Defence to have been appointed at the commander-in-chief rank in the force. He would be replacing Lt Gen RP Singh who is superannuating on October 31.
  • The Ministry of Defence on 24 Sep signed a contract with European company Airbus for procurement of 56 military transport aircraft C-295MW at a cost of Rs 21,000 crore. The C-295MW plane is a transport aircraft of 5-10 tonne capacity with contemporary technology that will replace the ageing Avro aircraft of the Indian Air Force.
  • The Defence Ministry on 23 Sep sealed a contract to procure 118 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun for the Indian Army at a cost of Rs 7,523 crore, in a major move to boost its combat capabilities. It placed the order for the Arjuna Mk-1A tanks with the Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Avadi, Chennai.
  • Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has witnessed a multi-nation counter-terror exercise in Russia’s Orenburg region that has been organised under the aegis of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). India has sent a team of 200 personnel for the nearly-two-week-long “Exercise Peaceful Mission” that began on September 13. Gen. Rawat visited Russia on a two-day visit and he attended the conference of the Chiefs of General Staff of the SCO member states in Orenburg.
  • The Supreme Court on 22 Sep (Wednesday) refused to accept the Centre’s request to allow women candidates to appear for the entrance exam to the NDA from next year, saying it doesn’t want women to be denied their right. The induction of women cannot be posted by one year.
  • The Supreme Court says NDA exam for women can’t be delayed, turns down Centre’s plea. Observing that the induction of women to the NDA cannot be postponed by one year, the Supreme Court allowed female candidates to take the exam in November this year and not wait till May 2022 as requested by the govt.
  • India participated in the 6th edition of the multi-nation counter-terror exercise in the Orenburg region of Russia. The exercise has been organized under the aegis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The Indian Army informed that India has sent a team of 200 personnel for the 6th edition of ‘Exercise Peaceful Mission’  which will be held from September 13 to September 25, 2021.                                                       22

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  • INDIAN NAVY’S AVIATION ARM TO GOT HIGHEST MILITARY HONOUR President Ram Nath Kovind awarded the President’s Colour to Indian Naval Aviation at the ceremonial parade to be held at INS Hansa in Goa on 6th September. Indian Naval Aviation came into being with acquisition of the first Seal and aircraft on 13th January 1951. The President’s Colour is the highest honour bestowed on a military unit in recognition of its exceptional service to the nation.
  • The Indian Navy has signed a contract with Navratna Defence public sector unit (PSU) Bharat Limited (BEL) for the supply of the first indigenous comprehensive Naval Anti Drone System (NADS), with both ‘hard kill’ and ‘soft kill’ capabilities.
    • Indian Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Savitri arrived Chattogram harbor, Bangladesh carried two 960 Litres Per Minute Medical Oxygen Plants to support the efforts of the Bangladesh military and government agencies in combating the ongoing wave of the COVID pandemic in the country. The Medical Oxygen Plants have been developed and manufactured by DRDO in India.
  • INS Tabar: The Indian and Algerian navies conducted their first ever naval exercise off the coast of Algeria on August 29, 2021. Stealth ship INS Tabar represented India while Algeria was represented by its naval ship ANS Ezager. The exercise reflects increased maritime cooperation among two countries.
  • INS Dhruv : India gets its first nuclear missile tracking ship. A 10,000-tonne vessel will be commissioned into Indian Navy from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Defence Ministry has ordered a high-level probe under a joint secretary to investigate allegations of forgery in documents related to the promotion of officers in the Indian Coast Guard. The promotion board under the corruption scanner of the Defence Ministry was held in the month of July and has now been scrapped by the govt.
  • NO MORE RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT CARRIERS FOR THE INDIAN MILITARY: India could install local versions of the Russian AK-630 gun system, but missiles will have to wait until the ship is in drydock again— and that could be up to three years from now. In the meantime, Vikramaditya will have to rely.
  • Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), visited Oman for a three-day official visit from 27 – 29 Sep 21. He made discussions with his counterpart Rear Admiral Saif bin Nasser bin Mohsen Al-Rahbi, Commander of Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) in Muscat.
  • The Indian Navy cooperates with Royal Navy of Oman on many fronts, which include operational interactions, training cooperation, and exchange of Subject Matter Experts in various fields. Both Navies have been participating in the biennial maritime exercise Naseem Al Bahr since 1993. This exercise was last conducted in 2020, off Goa and the next edition is scheduled in 2022.
  • US Approves Its ‘Game-Changer’ Over-The-Horizon Missiles To The Indian Navy To Counter China. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said.: The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti- ship missile, developed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (later merged with Boeing) that uses active radar homing and flies just above the water to evade air defenses.
  • Indian and the Royal Australian Navy on 29 Sep signed a ”Terms of Reference for the conduct of Navy-to- Navy talks between the two countries.
  • Indian, Indonesian navies took part in maritime exercise: Indian Naval ships Shivalik and Kadmatt arrived at Jakarta, Indonesia on September 18 to participate in the third edition of bilateral exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ with the Indonesian Navy. The maritime exercise scheduled from 20-22 September

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  • The Indian Air Force on 09 Sep inducted a medium range surface-to-air-missile (MRSAM) system capable of knocking out aerial threats such as enemy fighter jets, missiles, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles at a range of 70 km.
  • Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari promised the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 09 Sep,

said that the emergency landing strips for the armed force’s planes will be developed within 15 days instead of

  1. years.
  • The Cabinet has approved the procurement of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft for Indian Air Force. Cabinet Committee on Security on 08 Sep approved the procurement from M/s Airbus Defence and Space S.A., Spain for the Indian Air Force.
  • The Sea trials of India’s first floating missile test range (FTR), INS Anvesh, are set to begin this month with the ship expected to be commissioned in the next two months. Built by Cochin Shipyard and designed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
  • The Indian Air Force will hold an air show over Dal lake in Srinagar on September 26 that will help motivate the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to join the IAF, according to officials. More than 3,000 schoolchildren and college students will attend the show.
  • Indian air force will show Japan how to “catch cards” of Chinese fighters: The Japanese air force is eager to exercise against India’s Su-30MKI, to let Japanese pilots know the capabilities of the Russian-origin Su-30 fighter, which is currently the main fighter in the Chinese Air Force.
  • British firm Rolls-Royce has said it is keen to work with India to co-develop and manufacture engines for the country’s fifth-generation fighter aircraft programme, called AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft).
  • On 26 Sep the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted an air show at Dal Lake in Srinagar to celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amit Mahotsav.’ The air show was conducted to celebrate the 75 years of Independence and was organised by the Air Force along with the J&K govt. The event was inaugurated by J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
  • US giant Boeing has awarded a contract to manufacture aerostructures of its newest tactical fighter F-15EX ‘Eagle II’ to an Indian company. The move is seen as yet another boost to India’s aerospace and defense ecosystem. Tata, Airbus To Ink Deal Worth A Whopping $2.9B To Make Military Aircraft For The Indian Air Force.
  • IIT Kanpur and the Indian Air Force have joined hands in their endeavour to build robust technologies both in the academic and research front in the domain of aerospace technology.

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India has finalised the deal to buy four new Heron TP drones from Israel that will initially be used in surveillance and reconnaissance missions, but will eventually be upgraded and armed with missiles for precision strikes under Project Cheetah. India has also been looking to buy 30 MQ-9B High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) armed drones from the US, 10 for each of the defence services, costing a total of $3 billion

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2021 has opened the online  portal  of  application  at  https://upsconline.  nic.in/  for  this  Examination  to enable  the unmarried  women candidates  only. The  application  link  will remain open for women candidates till 6 pm on 8.10.2021. The Examination is scheduled to be held on 14.11.2021. Women applicants  are not required to pay fee for their application for

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MISCELLANEOUS

  • Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force, sign contract with BEL for the supply of DRDO technology-based anti-drone system. The Drone Detect, Deter and Destroy system (D4S), developed by DRDO and manufactured by BEL, is the first indigenously developed anti-drone system to be inducted into the Indian Armed Forces.
  • Tri services have signed a contract with Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Limited (BEL) for the supply of the first indigenous comprehensive anti-Drone System with both hard-kill and soft kill capabilities in New Delhi on August 31, 2021.
  • DRDO to develop new early warning jets for IAF under 11,000 crore project. India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on 08 Sep cleared a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) proposal to develop new airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft for the Indian Air Force using Airbus jets bought from Air India.
  • C-295MW aircraft is a transport aircraft of 5 to 10 Tonne capacity with contemporary technology that will replace the ageing Avro aircraft of IAF.
  • Akash Prime missile: The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on September 28, 2021, successfully tested a new version of the Akash Missile known as Akash Prime. The test was conducted from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 23 Sep denied reports of a possible test-flight of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Agni-V. DRDO Chief G Satheesh Reddy  told that there are no plans to test the nuclear-capable missile till Oct 2021.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Florence Nightingale Award 2020 to Deputy Director General of Military Nursing Service Brig S V Saraswati. She has been conferred the award in a virtual ceremony for her immense contribution to the MNS as nurse administrator.
  • Defence ministry plans uniform retirement age for army, navy & air force, more years of service. The move is expected to help cut salary, pension bills & address issues of re-employment & staff shortage. India is the world’s third-largest defence spender, but much of it is on wages.
  • India had earlier this year emerged as the world’s third-biggest defence spender, after US and China. India outranked Russia, on which it is heavily dependent for defence equipment.
  • Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat has said that India is “looking at creating a rocket force” as part of efforts to step up on enhancing its military capabilities. Alluding to hostile moves by India’s northern neighbour.
  • The defence ministry said it has decided to enhance the income criteria for grant of family pension to children and siblings suffering from mental or physical disability. At present, a disabled child or sibling of a deceased pensioner is eligible for family pension.
  • BSF seizes huge cache of arms, ammunition & fake currency in Jammu’s Akhnoor sector.

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  • SIMBEX The 28th edition of the three-day Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) in the South China Sea concluded on 04 Sep (Saturday). SIMBEX is the Indian Navy’s longest uninterrupted bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy. The 28th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) was conducted from 02 to 04 Sep 21. The Indian Navy was represented by Guided Missile Destroyer INS Ranvijay with a ship borne helicopter, ASW Corvette INS Kiltan and Guided Missile Corvette INS Kora and one P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Initiated in 1994, SIMBEX is the Indian Navy’s longest uninterrupted bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy.
  • Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, visited the Mauritius Coast Guard Ship (MCGS) Barracuda at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) on 09 Sep to review the ongoing maintenance activities, a defence official said here. During the visit, the Navy chief met the crew of MCGS Barracuda.
  • Second phase of Malabar exercise from Oct 11-14 in Bay of Bengal. Malabar exercise featuring the navies of all four Quad countries — India, the US, Australia and Japan.
  • Indian Navy hands over Dornier aircraft to Mauritius police force on lease
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  • The civil aviation hub at Jewar, which includes the upcoming Noida International Airport Ltd (NIAL) on 5,000 hectares along Yamuna Expressway.
  • Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on 01 Sep inaugurated the first direct flight between Gwalior and Indore.
  • Hansa New Generation (NG) aircraft, designed and developed by CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore a constituent lab of CSIR, has successfully made its maiden flight on 3 Sept 2021. The unique features of Hansa-NG are glass cockpit with cabin comfort, high efficient digitally controlled engine, electrically operated flaps, Long endurance, low acquisition and Low operating cost
  • Ministry of Civil Aviation has now started special flights to 18 countries under an Air Bubble arrangement from September. Tickets to sanctioned destinations can only be booked through the Air India airline.
  • Minister for Civil Aviation lays Foundation Stone for GMR School of Aviation: Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia laid the foundation stone of the new building at the Special Economic Zone of the Hyderabad International Airport.

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  • EXERCISE PEACEFUL MISSION: A combined team of 200 Army and Air Force personnel are in Russia to participate in Exercise Peaceful Mission, being held between the member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) from September 13 to 25 that also includes Pakistan and China.
  • COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF NCC : Ministry of Defence has constituted a High-Level Expert Committee for a comprehensive review of National Cadet Corps (NCC). The committee’s effort will be to make NCC more relevant in changed times. Cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni and industrialist Anand Mahindra were on Thursday named in a 15-member panel constituted by the defence ministry to carry out a comprehensive review of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in order to make it more relevant.
  • INDO-TIBETAN BORDER POLICE (ITBP) personnel won the first ever Roller Skating Competition organized in Ladakh by Ladakh Roller Skate Association in collaboration with District Youth Office from Leh (11,500 feet) to khardungla (17,578 ft) on 16 September.
  • The BSF has resumed the public viewing of the daily flag-lowering retreat ceremony along the India-Pakistan border front in Punjab, over a year and half after it was suspended due to the Covid outbreak
  • NEW APPOINTMENT
  • Lieutenant General Rajshree Ramasethu took over as the director-commandant of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, on 16 Sep
  • Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari on 30 Sep took over as the new Indian Air Force (IAF) chief.
  • The Defence Ministry has appointed Virender Singh Pathania as the Additional Director General of the Indian Coast Guard headquarters in the national capital
  • Lieutenant General Gurbirpal Singh took over as the 34th Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC) on September 27
  • Air Marshal Sandeep Singh next Indian Air Force Vice Chief

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DEFENCE INDUSTRIAL CORRIDORS IN INDIA

  • To support the growth of the Defence sector and enhance manufacturing capacity in the sector, two Defence Industrial Corridors are being set up in India, one in Uttar Pradesh and another in Tamil Nadu.

AIM : To Promote Make in India, the Defence Industrial Corridors will catalyse indigenous production of defence and aerospace-related items. This will reduce our imports and promote the export of these items to other countries.

  • The Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor is being set up by the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA). It consists of the following six nodal points with the potential to develop defence industries in the corridor:
  • Agra
  • Aligarh
  • Chitrakoot
  • Jhansi
  • Kanpur
  • Lucknow

Plug and Play support will be provided to the industries in the corridor, which will consist of the following facilities:

Assured water supply and uninterrupted electricity (132 KVA) along with pelican wire fencing boundary wall at the site

Connectivity with 4-lane heavy-duty highway connected with Bundelkhand Expressway

and Delhi-Jhansi

Single Window approvals and clearances to Defence and Aerospace (D&A) manufacturing units via Nivesh Mitra, the single window system of the state

Labour Permits for D&A industry towards flexible employment conditions

Simple Procedures and rationalised regulatory regime with easy reimbursement of incentives and subsidies

  • The Tamil Nadu Defence Corridor, being set up by the Government of

Tamil Nadu, consists of the following five nodal points:

  • Chennai
    • Coimbatore
    • Hosur
    • Salem
    • Tiruchirappalli

The State holds the following strategic advantages which makes it a suitable destination for a defence corridor:

  • The large coastal line which has four large seaports (three government and one private) and 22 minor ports
  • The state has four international airports at Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai; and two domestic airports at Tuticorin and Salem
  • A power surplus state with renewable energy capacity of 11,113 MW
  • Tamil Nadu’s capital city Chennai is connected to the world by three submarine cables

providing a bandwidth of 14.8 Tbps

  • A destination of choice for Korean investors; the state is the largest Recipient of Korean

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to India

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DEFENCE DEALS THAT INDIA HAS SIGNED : 2021

  1. India-made Israeli Tavor X 95 rifles : India got its Tavor X 95 rifles from the Israel Weapons Industry (IWI). Now, these guns are being made in India and being supplied to the central and state forces.
  • Rs. 48,000 crore deal with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to procure 83 new Tejas light combat aircraft: On 03  Feb 2021, India’s Ministry of  Defence  awarded a Rs. 48,000 crore contract to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to supply 83 light combat aircraft (LCA) Mk-1A jets — also called Tejas fighters — to the Indian Air Force. The first Tejas LCA is scheduled to be delivered to the air force in three years. The rest will be supplied 2030. Of these 83 new aircraft, 73 are Mk-1A fighter jets and 10 are LCA Mk-1 trainer aircraft.
  • Over Rs.1,000 crore defence procurement contract with Bharat Electronics for modern radio systems: The Indian Ministry of Defence signed a contract, worth over  Rs. 1,000 crore, with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for procuring Software Defined Radio Tactical (SDR-Tac) on 08 Feb 2021. design and development SDR-Tac is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO), Weapons and Electronics Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE), BEL, Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) and the Indian Navy.The radio system itself is a four channel multi-mode, multi-band, 19 rack mountable, and ship borne design.
  • The Indian Army is going get 118 Arjun Mark-1A tanks worth Rs. 8,400: In December 2020, the Defence Ministry recently cleared the induction of 118 Arjun Mark-1A tanks into the Indian Army. Their cumulative value is around Rs. 8,400 crores. The tanks are indigenously made by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). This tank is a third-generation main battle tank. This means it has composite armour and computer stabilized fire control systems, which allow firing on the move as well as very high first hit probability on targets up to 2,000 meters away. It has 72 more features as compared to its older version. These 118 new tanks will be joining the fleet of the first batch of 124 Arjun tanks, which are already with the Indian Army and deployed in the western desert along the border which India shares with Pakistan.
  • A $200 million deal for Israeli SPICE bombs: The country has signed a $200 million contract with Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence System. This deal includes the procurement of bomb guidance kits, anti-tank guided missiles, and software-enabled radios. The company has declined to identify the ‘Asian country’ which is its customer — as per its press release in December 2020 — but Jane’s Defence Weekly reported that the tactical radios are specific to the Indian Army.

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DEFENCE DEALS THAT INDIA HAS IGNED : 2021

  • Indian firm bags Army’s Rs. 140 crore deal for high altitude UAVs : The Indian Army ordered an advanced version of SWITCH tactical drones from ideaForge, an Indian company on January 14. These are specialised drones which are made to operate in high altitude areas like Ladakh. The exact number of drones has not been disclosed but the deal is worth $20 million (around Rs.140 crore) and the delivery will take around one year. IdeaForge won out over other well known companies like Israel’s top UAV manufacturer Elbit, the Tata Group, Dynamatic Technologies Ltd, and VTOL Aviation.
  • Indian Army on the hunt for new carbines : The Indian Army has issued a fresh request to fast track the procurement of 93,895 carbines after the last process with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Caracal was scrapped in September last year. The Request for Information (RFI) has been issued to all major foreign small arms manufacturers, including Caracal, SiG Sauer, Beretta and Kalashinikov. The primary difference this time is that the RFIs have also been issued to Indian firms like the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), Reliance Defence, SSS Defence, Bharat Forge, and PLR Systems among others.
  • Government sanctions six new ‘eyes in the sky’ worth Rs. 10,994 crore : In another boost to ‘Make in India’, the Defence Acquisition Council gave its go-head for the DRDO to develop six new Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) planes in September 2020 last year.. With a budget of Rs. 10,994 crore, these new planes will act as the “eyes in the sky” for the Indian Air Force. They will also bridge a critical gap in India’s defence preparedness.
  • The Indian Navy will be getting new UAVs to strengthen maritime surveillance In September 2020, the Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Union Minister Rajnath Singh, also approved the Navy’s proposal to acquire ship-launched, unmanned aerial systems for Rs. 1,000 crore which will allow the force to have a better maritime knowledge while on the move.
  1. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) received a request for proposal (RFP) for its HTT- 40 trainer aircraft from India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD): In addition to the Tejas aircraft, the Ministry of Defence is also looking into procuring HTT-40 trainer aircraft from HAL. The company showcased the prototype back in 2016 and its manufacturing will be a big boost of domestic production in India, according to Venkatesh Kandlikar, an analyst with GlobalData.

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UNION CABINENT MINISTERS OF INDIA

Prime Minister                                                                     Narendra Modi

Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space

Minister of Defence                                                                Rajnath Singh

Minister of External Affairs                                                   Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Minister of Home Affairs Ministry of Co-operation

Amit Shah

Minister of Finance

Minister of Corporate Affairs

Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister of Road Transport and Highways                         Nitin Gadkari

Minister of Commerce and Industry

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Minister of Textiles

Piyush Goyal

Minister of Women and Child Development                       Smriti Zubin Irani

Minister of Tribal Affairs                                                       Arjun Munda

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Minister of Law and Justice                                                  Kiren Rijiju

Minister of Education

Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Dharmendra Pradha

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Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare                     Narendra Singh Toma

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment                    Dr. Virendra Kumar

Minister of Health and Family Welfare Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Mansukh L. Mandaviya

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry of Labour and Employment

Bhupender Yadav

Minister of Minority Affairs                                                   Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises        Mahendra Nath Pandey

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ministry of Coal

Ministry of Mines

Pralhad Joshi

Minister of Jal Shakti                                                             Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

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Minister of Railways Minister of Communications

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Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Ministry of AYUSH

Sarbananda Sono

Minister of Rural Development Minister of Panchayati Raj

Giriraj Singh

Minister of Civil Aviation                                                       Jyotiraditya Scindia

Minister of Steel                                                                     Ramchandra Prasad Singh

Minister of Food Processing Industries                              Pashupati Kumar Paras

Minister of Power

Minister of New and Renewable Energy

Raj Kumar Singh

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs

Hardeep Singh Puri

Minister of Culture Minister of Tourism

Minister of Development of North Eastern Region Minister of Information and Broadcasting Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

Kishan Reddy

Anurag Thakur

Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Narayan Tatu Rane

Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries    Parshottam Rupa

The Lok Sabha is composed of representative s of the people chosen by direct election

. Maximum strength is 552, in which 530 represents states and 20 UT,                    33

1200 BC-500 BC        :Vedic Era (Samaveda, Rig veda, Athara & Yajur veda) 550 BC   :Birth of Mahavira (Jainism)

563 BC – 483 BC       :Buddha, was born at Lumbhi near Kapilavastu, his father was King Siddhodana 327 BC      :Alexander invasion

322BC-185BC            :Mauryan Emperior (Chandragupta, Bindusara, Ashoka, Pushyamitra & Brihadratha)

1026 AD                      :Ghani invasion on Somnath temple

1191 AD-1192 AD      :1st & 2nd battle of Tarian (Shahabuddin Ghori& Pritviraj Chauhan) 1206 AD-1290 AD :Slave Dynasty

(Qutbuddin Abek, ilItumish, Riya sultana, Gyasuddin Balban & Jalauddin Khilji)

1300 AD                      :Tughluk Dynasty (Gyasuddin Tughluk)

1451 AD                      :Lodi dynasty

1469 AD                      :Guru nanak

1526 AD                      :Mughal dynasty found

(Babar, Humayun, Akbar, Janghir, Nuruddin shajahan & Aurangzeb)

1600 AD                      :East India Company established 1627 AD – 1680 AD        : Shivaji Throne

IMPORTANT WARS

265 Bc – 264 BC        : Kalinga war (Mauriyan emperor Ashoka of Maghada & Kalinga republic + Cholas) 1191 & 1192 AD : 1st & 2nd Battle of Tarrian (Shahabuddin Ghori & Pritviraj Chauhan)

1526 AD                      : 1st battle of Panipat (Ibrahim Lodi & Babar) Babar won

1556 AD                      : 2nd battle of Panipat (Hema Chandra Vikramaditya & Akbar)

1576 AD                      : Battle of Haldighat (Raja Mansingh of Akbar kingdom & Rana Prathap Singh) 1757 AD        : Battle of Palassey (British & Bengal Nawab)

1761 AD                      : 3rd battle of Panipat (Marathas & Ahmed shah Abdali) 1764 AD        : Battle of Buxar (British & Mir Kasim, the nawab of Bengal)

1857 Revolt                :Indian Rebellion ( But was called Sepoy Mutiny by Britishiers) Jun 1914- Nov 1918       : 1st world war (Germany & alliances of American & Britian) 1939 – 1945  : 2nd world war (Europe, Asia & Africa)

Reasons for :-

1st world war             : Expansion of Germany & murder of Archduke Franz of Austria by Siberia 2nd world war     : Germany attacked on Poland & war between China – Japan

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List of Important Days in September
012-SeptemberWorld Coconut Day
025-SeptemberTeachers’ Day (Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday), Forgiveness day
038-SeptemberWorld Literacy Day
0414-SeptemberHindi day, World First Air Day
0515-SeptemberEngineer’s day in India
0616-SeptemberWorld Ozone Day
0721-SeptemberAlzheimer’s Day, International day of peace
0825-SeptemberSocial justice day
0926-SeptemberDay of the Deaf CSIR Foundation Day
1027-SeptemberWorld Tourism Day
1128 SeptemberGunners Day – India World Rabies Day
1230 SeptemberInternational Translation Day

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  Updated on 30 Sep 2021   State and U.T. Chief Minister Governor Andhra Pradesh Shri. Jagan Mohan Reddy Shri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan   Andaman & Nicobar (UT)   Admiral (Retd) Devendra Kumar Joshi (Lt Governor) Arunachal Pradesh Shri Pema Khandu Retired Brigadier BD Mishra Assam Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma Shri Jagdish Mukhi Bihar Shri Nitish Kumar Faagu Chauhan Chandigarh (UT)   Shri Banwarilal Purohit (Administrator) Chhatisgarh Shri Bhupesh Baghel Anusuiya Uikey Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu (One UT)     Shri Praful Patel (Administrator) Delhi (NCT) Shri Arvind Kejriwal Shri Anil Baijal Goa Shri Pramod Sawant PS Sreedharan Pillai Gujarat Shri Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel Shri Acharya Dev Vrat Haryana Shri Manohar Lal Bandaru Dattatraya Himachal Pradesh Shri Jairam Thakur Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar Jammu and Kashmir (UT)   Shri ManojSinha (Lt Governor) Jharkhand Shri Hemant Soren Ramesh Bais Karnataka Shri Basavaraj Bommai Thawarchand Gehlot Kerala Shri Pinarayi Vijayan Shri Arif Mohammed Khan Laddakh (UT)   Shri Radha Krishna Mathur (Lt Gvnr) Lakshadweep (UT)   Shri Praful Patel(Administrator) Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel Maharashtra Shri Udhav Thackeray Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari Manipur Shri Nongthombam Biren Singh Dr. Najma A. Heptulla Meghalaya Conrad Sangma Shri Satya Pal Malik Mizoram Zoramthanga Hari Babu Kambhampati Nagaland Shri. Neiphiu Rio Shri Jagdish Mukhi (Addnl charge ##) Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik Shri Ganeshi Lal Puducherry (UT) N Rangasamy Tamilisai Soundararajan (Addnl chrg ##) Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi Banwarilal Purohit ## Rajasthan Shri Ashok Gehlot Shri Kalraj Mishra Sikkim Shri Prem Singh Tamang Shri Ganga Prasad Tamil Nadu MK Stalin RN Ravi ## Telangana Shri K Chandrasekhar Rao Smt Tamilisai Soundararajan Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb Satyadev Narayan Arya Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Aadityanath Anandi Ben Patel Uttarakhand Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami Lt Gen (Retd) Gurmit Singh ##   36 West Bengal Km. Mamata Banerjee Shri Jagdeep Dhankhad    

 

UPDATED ON 06 JUL 2021

S.No Name of National Park State   1 Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2 Middle Button Island National Park Andaman & Nicobar Islands 3 Mount Harriet National Park Andaman & Nicobar Islands 4 North Button Island National Park Andaman & Nicobar Islands 5 Saddle Peak National Park Andaman & Nicobar Islands 6 South Button Island National Park Andaman & Nicobar Islands 7 Campbell Bay National Park Andaman & Nicobar Islands 8 Galathea Bay National Park Andaman & Nicobar Islands 9 Rani Jhansi Marine National Park Andaman & Nicobar Islands 10 Sri Venkateswara National Park Andhra Pradesh 11 Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram) National Park Andhra Pradesh 12 Papikonda National Park Andhra Pradesh 13 Namdapha National Park Arunachal Pradesh 14 Mouling National Park Arunachal Pradesh 15 Kaziranga National Park Assam 16 Manas National Park Assam 17 Nameri National Park Assam 18 Dibru-Saikhowa National Park Assam 19 Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park Assam 20 Raimona National Park Assam 21 Valmiki National Park Bihar 22 Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park Chhattisgarh 23 Indravati National Park Chhattisgarh 24 Kanger Valley National Park Chhattisgarh 25 Mollem National Park Goa 26 Gir National Park Gujarat 27 Blackbuck National Park Gujarat 28 Vansda National Park Gujarat 29 Marine National Park Gujarat 30 Sultan National Park Haryana 31 Kalesar National Park Haryana 32 Great Himalayan National Park Himachal Pradesh 33 Pin Valley National Park Himachal Pradesh 34 Inderkilla National Park Himachal Pradesh 35 Khirganga National Park Himachal Pradesh 36 Simbalbara National Park Himachal Pradesh 37 Dachigam National Park Jammu & Kashmir 38 Hemis National Park Jammu & Kashmir 39 Kishtwar National Park Jammu & Kashmir 40 City Forest (Salim Ali) National Park Jammu & Kashmir 41 Betla National Park Jharkhand 42 Bandipur National Park Karnataka 43 Bannerghatta National Park Karnataka 44 Anshi National Park Karnataka 45 Kudremukh National Park Karnataka 46 Nagarahole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park Karnataka 47 Eravikulam National Park Kerala 48 Periyar National Park Kerala 49 Silent Valley National Park Kerala 50 Anamudi Shola National Park Kerala 51 Mathikettan Shola National Park Kerala 37    

NATIONAL PARKS IN INDIA

52Pampadum Shola National ParkKerala
53Kanha National ParkMadhya Pradesh
54Madhav National ParkMadhya Pradesh
55Bandhavgarh National ParkMadhya Pradesh
56Pench National ParkMadhya Pradesh
57Van Vihar National ParkMadhya Pradesh
58Panna National ParkMadhya Pradesh
59Sanjay National ParkMadhya Pradesh
60Satpura National ParkMadhya Pradesh
61Fossil National ParkMadhya Pradesh
62Tadoba National ParkMaharashtra
63Gugamal National ParkMaharashtra
64Navegaon National ParkMaharashtra
65Sanjay Gandhi National ParkMaharashtra
66Chandoli National ParkMaharashtra
67Keibul-Lamjao National ParkManipur
68Balpakram National ParkMeghalaya
69Nokrek Ridge National ParkMeghalaya
70Murlen National ParkMizoram
71Phawngpui Blue Mountain National ParkMizoram
72Intanki National ParkNagaland
73Simlipal National ParkOdisha
74Bhitarkanika National ParkOdisha
75Ranthambore National ParkRajasthan
76Keoladeo Ghana National ParkRajasthan
77Desert National ParkRajasthan
78Sariska National ParkRajasthan
79Mukundra Hills National ParkRajasthan
80Khangchendzonga National ParkSikkim
81Guindy National ParkTamil Nadu
82Gulf of Mannar Marine National ParkTamil Nadu
83Indira Gandhi Annamalai National ParkTamil Nadu
84Mudumalai National ParkTamil Nadu
85Mukurthi National ParkTamil Nadu
86Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National ParkTelangana
87Mahaveer Harina Vanasthali National ParkTelangana
88Mrugavani National ParkTelangana
89Clouded Leopard National ParkTripura
90Bison National ParkTripura
91Dudhwa National ParkUttar Pradesh
92Corbett National ParkUttarakhand
93Nanda Devi National ParkUttarakhand
94Valley of Flowers National ParkUttarakhand
95Rajaji National ParkUttarakhand
96Gangotri National ParkUttarakhand
97Govind National ParkUttarakhand
98Sunderban National ParkWest Bengal
99Neora Valley National ParkWest Bengal
100Singalila National ParkWest Bengal
101Buxa National ParkWest Bengal
102Gorumara National ParkWest Bengal
103Jaldapara National ParkWest Bengal

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NEWS REVIEW : Sep 2021

HEALTH CARE : Home remedies

( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not)

AJWAIN   :   Instant   Relief   from Acidity and Indigestion

One of the most crucial health benefits of ajwain seeds and why your mother never forgets to add it to your meals is because it keeps your stomach strong. Nothing disrupts our daily routine more than an upset stomach. The active enzymes in ajwain help in boosting our digestive functions by facilitating the release of gastric juices. Take 1 teaspoon of cumin and 1 teaspoon of carom seeds and add 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder to it. Take this mix with water daily to cure heartburns.

Cucumber juice is a powerhouse of antioxidants            and    hence boosts metabolism    and    results   in   weight loss.        Cucumber juice provides the body with a whole slew of minerals, hormones     and    compounds          which help in protecting your body from diseases. It helps to our nervous system to avoid stress and anxiety Banana is loaded with fibre, both soluble and insoluble. The soluble fiber has the tendency to slow down digestion and keep you feeling full for a longer time. Which is why bananas are often included in a breakfast meal so that you can start about your day without having to worry about the next meal

According to Ayurveda, banana has a sweet and sour taste. The sweet taste is said to bring about a sense of heaviness but the sour taste is known to stimulate agni (the digestive juices), thereby supporting digestion and helping in building up metabolism.

Pomegranate       remedy      for     piles

Siddha medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical system that originated in South India. Siddha medicine uses different parts pomegranate fruit and plant to treat piles.

Use powder of pomegranate flowers. Get some flowers of pomegranate and dry them in shade. Grind the dried pomegranate flowers to get their powder. Have a teaspoon of this powder with honey on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Burn the peel of pomegranate fruit. Peel the pomegranate fruit and separate its outer peel. Now burn this peel to get its ashes. Mix a teaspoonful of this ash in 200 ml of water and wash your anal region. Do it many times during the day. Continue this remedy for 7 days.

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Boil the peel of pomegranate fruit. Put the peels of pomegranate in water and boil this water. Strain and have one glass each of this water in morning and evening. This is a quick remedy for piles which means you can get relief fast when using this remedy. Drink pomegranate juice for bleeding piles. If you suffer from bleeding piles, drink a cup of pomegranate juice twice every day. Even cranberry juice can be taken for this purpose. Both of these fruits are hemostatics which means they have the ability to stop bleeding. Due to this quality of the fruits, they can heal your bleeding piles.

rink   Water   First

Thing in the Morning!: Drinking two or three glasses of water right when you wake up, however, is a good way to way to rehydrate your body quickly.

According to studies, drinking water on an empty stomach can increase your metabolic rate. This is very important, especially for those people who are on a strict diet. Dehydration is one of the primary causes for the development of wrinkles in your skin, dark patches, and deep pores in the skin. Keeping your body hydrated as the day starts, helps promote a sustained flow of blood to your skin and releases toxins from your system.

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