PM Modi Launched Nation-Wide Fit India Movement


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1.PM Modi Launched Nation-Wide Fit India Movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India’ Movement on sports day, saying the initiative is the need of the hour and will take the country towards a healthier future.

At a colorful ceremony, which included a presentation of India’s indigenous martial art forms, dances and sports, Modi expressed technology has contributed to a sedentary lifestyle.

The campaign is aimed at encouraging people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their day to day life.

The launch was also attended by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and this year’s National Sports Awards winners among others.

The Prime Minister also congratulated the winners of the national sports awards and lauded India’s sporting achievements.

In his ‘Mann ki Baat’ program, the Prime Minister had announced the launch of ‘Fit India’ movement to take the country forward on the path of fitness and wellness.

2.Lieutenant Governor Launches ‘QR Code Scheme’ On Himmat Plus App For Women Safety And Security

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal launched a ‘QR Code Scheme’ on the Himmat Plus app which can be used by cab or auto-rickshaw passengers to verify the identity of the driver and raise an alarm if needed.

Around 3,000 taxis and auto-rickshaws plying outside airports, railway stations and metro stations in the city have been registered under this scheme of the Delhi Police Transport Range and can be verified by scanning the QR code of the card pasted on the back of the headrest of the driver’s seat.

A user can scan the QR code using the Himmat Plus app. On pressing the ‘Report Journey’ button, the app sends the location with the driver’s unique ID to the Himmat dashboard working at Himmat stations of the Police Head Quarters (PHQ).

3. Wing Commander S Dhami Becomes First Female Officer To Be Appointed As Flight Commander

Indian Air Force’s Wing Commander Shaliza Dhami has created history after she becomes the first female officer in the country to become the flight commander of a flying unit.

Dhami has been appointed as the Flight Commander of a Chetak helicopter unit at Hindon airbase. Flight Commander is the second in command of the unit.

She is a permanent commission officer of the flying branch in the Air Force and has been flying choppers.

The Wing Commander, who has clocked over 2300 hours of flying, was also the IAF’s first female Qualified Flying instructor for Chetak and Cheetah helicopters.

The Ludhiyana native who has served in the IAF for 15 years was also the first woman officer to be granted permanent commission for a long tenure.

This year also saw another momentous achievement after Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth become the first woman to qualify for combat missions on a fighter jet.

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4. Gujarat Retains First Position In Composite Water Management Index

Gujarat has retained its first position in the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) 2.0 announced by the NITI Aayog.

This is the 3rd consecutive year that the state has retained its position in the water management sector.

The report was released by Union Jal Shakti Minister Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Dr. Rajiv Kumar in New Delhi.

NITI Aayog has conceptualized and launched the Composite Water Management Index as a tool to instill the sense of cooperative and competitive federalism among the states.

It has been done through a first of its kind water data collection exercise in partnership with Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Rural Development and all the States and Union Territories.

The index provides useful information for the States and also for the concerned Central Ministries or Departments enabling them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for better management of water resources.

5. Canara Bank Launches OTP Facility For ATM Cash Withdrawals Over Rs 10,000

Public sector lender Canara Bank has launched the first OTP facility for ATM withdrawals.

In order to offer a more secure and safe system, the Canara bank will activate OTP facility for cash withdrawals of Rs 10,000 or more in a day.

This move is in line with banks trying to take security measures to safeguard customers who use debit cards to withdraw cash at ATMs.

This is India’s First OTP facility for ATM withdrawals in Canara bank ATMs now more secure for our cardholders.