Page-12 of Current Affairs - December, 2019

Oxygen Parlour opened at Nashik Railway Station to combat Air Pollution

In a unique initiative to battle rising air pollution in cities, Indian Railways has opened an ‘Oxygen Parlour’ at Nashik railway station in Maharashtra. The initiative seeks to provide an experience of breathing clean air to the commuters. About ‘Oxygen Parlour’ It has been set up by Indian Railways in collaboration with Airo Guard, a ..

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DNA Analysis Centre inaugurated at CFSL, Chandigarh

Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, inaugurated a State-of-the-Art DNA Analysis Centre at Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Chandigarh. All States and Union Territories (UTs) will be utilizing this facility and will in future set up similar facilities in their respective States for quick disposal of forensic cases referred to them. About ..

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National Green Corps Ecoclub programme meets for the first time

On December 23, 2019, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) organized an annual meeting of state nodal agencies implementing the Ecoclub programme for the first time. The event was organized in collaboration with GEER foundation, Gujarat. Highlights Senior officers of the Ecoclub programme from 22 states and union territories participated in the ..

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Nagpur Resolution adopted at regional conference organized by DARPG

On December 22, 2019, “Nagpur Resolution” was adopted during a Valedictory session of a regional conference organized by DARPG (Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances). The conference was on “Improving Public Service Delivery” and was attended by officials from the Ministries of MSME, Road transport, north east development and officials from prime minister office. ..

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Swachh Bharat Mission achieves its urban target

On December 23, 2019, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announced that urban areas of 35 states have been declared Open Defecation Free. It includes 4,167 cities. The target has been achieved through third party verification. Highlights According to the ministry, the target has been achieved by constructing 65.81 lakh househols toilets as against the ..

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