Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches PM Vishwakarma Yojana for traditional artisans and craftsmen


1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches PM Vishwakarma Yojana for traditional artisans and craftsmen

Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  launched   the PM Vishwakarma Scheme  for traditional craftsmen and artisans at   Yashobhoomi  in New Delhi  on the occasion of  Vishwakarma Jayanti . On this occasion, Shri Modi released the Prime Minister Vishwakarma logo, tag line, portal, customized stampsheet, tool kit, e-booklet and a video. The objective of the scheme is not only to financially support the artisans and craftsmen in rural and urban areas across the country, but also to keep the age-old tradition, culture and diverse heritage alive and prosperous through local products, arts and crafts. 18 traditional crafts  have been included in the PM Vishwakarma Yojana  . Earlier, Mr. Modi in Dwarka  International Convention and Exhibition Centre- Yashobhoomi  dedicated to the nation. Yashobhoomi is one of the largest convention and exhibition venues in the world. The convention center built on an area of ​​more than 73 thousand square meters has 15 convention rooms. These include the main auditorium, grand ballroom and 13 meeting rooms with a total capacity to hold 11 thousand delegates. The convention center has the country’s largest LED media screen. Its main auditorium has a seating capacity of about six thousand people. Shri Narendra Modi  also inaugurated the extension of the Airport Metro Express Line from Dwarka Sector 21 to ‘Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25’ station at Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25. 

2 Shantiniketan of West Bengal included in UNESCO World Heritage List

Shantiniketan  in  Birbhum district  of  West Bengal  has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List  .  It was established in 1901  by   Maharishi Debendranath Tagore, father of  Nobel Prize-winning  Rabindranath Tagore . It is a residential school and art center based on ancient Indian traditions. Shantiniketan presents a vision of the unity of humanity beyond religious and cultural contradictions. In recognition of the unity of humanity or Visva Bharati, a universal university  was established  in Shantiniketan   in 1921 .

3. A program was organized at Kuno National Park to mark the completion of one year of Project-Cheetah.

 An event was organized at Kuno National Park  in  Madhya Pradesh  to mark  the completion of one year  of implementation of  Project Cheetah in India  . Speaking at the event, C.P. Goyal, Director General of Forests and Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, said that the implementation of Project Cheetah is beneficial for both wildlife and local communities. Project Cheetah   is the first intercontinental transcontinental transfer program . Last year, the Government of India   had signed MoUs with Namibia and South Africa to bring eight African leopards from Namibia  and  twelve leopards from South Africa to India.

4 India becomes the 13th country to get the right to standardize  measuring instruments

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution  said on Thursday that  India  has become the  13th country in the world  to issue certificates authorized by OIML (International Organization of Legal Metrology), an internationally accepted intergovernmental organization. Now domestic manufacturers will be able to get their weights and all other types of  measuring instruments tested in India and then sell them in the international market . OIML organization was founded  in 1955 Legal metrology was created to promote global standardization of procedures that underpin and facilitate international trade. India became its member in 1956. The other 12 countries which have this right before India are Australia, Switzerland, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, France, Britain, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden and Slovakia.

5 Geological Survey of India Training Institute signs MoU with ISRO for five years

The Geological Survey of India Training Institute (GSITI) has  signed   a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with  the Bengaluru  -based  Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for five years . This MoU   is part of the National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS) programme . The broad objective of this collaborative project is to provide comprehensive training programs that promote capacity building in the field of mineral resources and disaster management under the (National Natural Resource Management System) NNRMS programme. The main objective of the project focuses on the development of skilled human resources capable of handling critical challenges.

6 Aadhaar, driving license, birth certificate will be single document for jobs from next month

The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Act, 2023  is going to come into force  across the country  from October 1, 2023 . This means that from now onwards the importance of birth certificate will increase a lot. This certificate   will be used alone for school, college admission, application for driving license, inclusion of name in voter list, Aadhaar registration, marriage registration or government job application. Both houses of Parliament had passed the Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in the monsoon session concluded last month. In this, there was a demand for amendment in the 1969 Act.

7 42 km Kargil International Marathon in Ladakh

Ladakh In  , Secretary Youth Services and Sports Ravindra Kumar Dangi  and  GOC-8 Mountain Division  Major General  Sachin Malik  flagged   off the 42 km Kargil International Marathon . More than two thousand three hundred runners from all over the world are participating in this marathon. It has been organized   by the district administration Kargil  and  Ladakh Police  in collaboration with  Pune-  based NGO  Sarhad .

8 Punjab government launches pilot project to promote organic farming

 In  Punjab ,  to promote  organic farming , the state government has started a pilot project  under which  basmati crop is grown  in  Chogawan block  of  Amritsar district . Cultivation has been done in such a way that no residue is produced. Residue-free farming involves minimal or no use of chemicals. Chogawan block is located in the valley of river Ravi and has favorable climatic conditions for nurturing the most aromatic long grain Basmati rice, making it an export quality produce. State Agriculture Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian said an awareness campaign has also been launched in the region to make farmers aware about the judicious use of pesticides and the use of about 10 pesticides/fungicides on the Basmati crop has been banned. .

9 Defense Ministry approves purchase of military equipment worth Rs 45,000 crore

The Defense Ministry  has almost  approved  the procurement of various weapon systems and other equipment  at a cost of Rs 45,000 crore  , including Dhruvastra short-range air-to-surface missiles and 12 Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft. The Defense Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by Defense Minister  Rajnath Singh  , approved a total of nine procurement proposals. The Defense Ministry said that all these purchases   will be made from Indian vendors , which will provide a substantial boost to the Indian defense industry towards achieving the goal of ‘ self-reliant India ‘.

10 Apple switches to USB-C on iPhone 15 due to EU regulations

Apple  has   adopted  the USB-C port  in the iPhone 15  to comply with  European Union (EU) regulations. According to these rules, all smartphone companies are required to provide  universal charger.  will have to follow The change, introduced by  EU Member of Parliament  Alex Agius  Saliba , aims to reduce electronic waste , improve safety standards and increase interoperability. Apple has replaced its proprietary  Lightning port  with the widely used USB-C port. This change has happened for the first time since the launch of iPhone 5 in 2012.

11 France bans iPhone 12 sales due to radiation concerns

France  ‘s radiation monitoring agency,   Agence Nationale des Frequences (ANFR)  banned the sale of Apple’s iPhone 12  after tests showed that the  radiation produced by the smartphone  exceeds European radiation exposure limits.  The Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)  of the iPhone 12 was found to be higher than legally allowed. Jean-Noël Barrot , France’s junior minister for the digital economy  Suggested that a software update could potentially resolve the problem. However, if Apple does not resolve the issue, ANFR could order a recall of the device in France. Apple has refuted ANFR’s findings, citing certification from international bodies that the iPhone 12 complies with global radiation standards. SAR stands for Specific Absorption Rate, which is a measure of the rate at which the human body absorbs radiofrequency energy from devices. This is relevant because it helps assess the potential health effects of a device’s emitted radiation.

12 Scrub typhus infection increasing in Odisha

Authorities in Odisha  ‘s  Bargarh district have reported cases of scrub typhus infection  in recent weeks.   have confirmed at least five deaths due toTwo of the deceased were from Sohela block, while one each from Attabira, Bheden and Barpali blocks of the district. Samples from the region were tested in August and September, with a total of four patients confirmed to have scrub typhus. It is being told that all four patients are recovering. Scrub typhus is a  vector-borne disease  spread by the bites of infected chiggers, which are larval mites. These mites usually come in contact with humans in fields, forests and village ponds. Scrub typhus is common during the rainy season. This mite usually prefers certain areas like river banks, grassy areas and forests.

13 BAE Systems and L&T partner to bring BVS10 allterrain vehicle to India

BAE Systems Inc.  and  Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T) have partnered to bring  the world-leading  Articulated All-Terrain Vehicle (AATV)BVS10  , to the Indian market, the company announced through an exchange filing. The two companies have signed an agreement to offer the BvS10 for the Indian Armed Forces programme. Under the agreement, L&T is the lead bidder for the Indian market, in collaboration with BAE Systems Haglunds, the Swedish manufacturer of the highly successful BvS10 family of vehicles. To meet the specific requirements of the Indian Armed Forces, BAE Systems and L&T have undertaken the upgrade of the BVS10. The result of this joint effort is a new variant named ‘BVS10-Indus’.

14 Yes Bank and BriskPay partner to enable seamless cross-border payments for MSMEs

In an unprecedented collaboration,  BriskPay , a leading cross-border payments fintech company,  has teamed up with Yes Bank to introduce  “ BriskPay A2A ”, a suite of cutting-edge solutions designed to empower exporters and importers. This strategic partnership is a significant milestone in the field of cross-border payments, providing a seamless and efficient platform for Indian businesses to navigate the complexities of international trade and enhance their global competitiveness.

15 Former SBI Chairman Rajneesh Kumar becomes the chairman of MasterCard India.

Former State Bank of India (SBI)  chairman  Rajneesh Kumar  was on Thursday   appointed the new chairperson of credit card company Mastercard India . The move reflects Mastercard’s commitment to strengthening its presence in India and navigating the dynamic landscape of domestic payments.

16 Air India’s ‘Project Abhinandan’

 Air India , one of India’s leading airlines, has launched   ‘ Project Abhinandan ‘, which aims to provide a personalized and hassle-free experience to passengers  , especially in managing baggage issues and dealing with missed flights. Under this initiative, Air India has deployed specially trained Service Assurance Officers (SAOs) at 16 major airports across the country to provide ground assistance and support to passengers.

17 Erica Robin of Karachi becomes Miss Universe Pakistan 2023

Erica Robin,  a model from  Karachi , has been crowned   “ Miss Universe Pakistan 2023 ”,  becoming the first woman from the country to win the title . Cyber ​​security engineer Jessica Wilson, 28, was the first runner-up, while Hira Inam (24), Malika Alvi (19) and Sabrina Wasim (26) were the finalists. Award-winning actress, mental health advocate and former Miss International Kylie Verjosa of the Philippines was one of the prestigious panel of judges to choose the winner.

18 Indian team won the title of Asia Cup 2023

 The final match of  Asia Cup 2023  was played  on  17 September in Colombo . In the match, the Indian team   won the title by defeating Sri Lanka by 10 wickets . The real hero of this match was Indian fast bowler  Mohammad Siraj  , who single-handedly defeated Sri Lanka by taking 6 wickets and won the title for the Indian team. Siraj got the title of Player of the Match.

19 Hyderabad Liberation Day

Hyderabad Liberation Day   marks the liberation of Hyderabad from the rule of the Nizam of Hyderabad  on  September 17, 1948 . On this day, the Nizam of Hyderabad surrendered along with his army and Hyderabad successfully acceded to India.  India launched Operation Polo  on  13 September 1948 to liberate Hyderabad from Nizam rule  . This mission continued for five continuous days. It is noteworthy that on September 17, 1948, the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad was merged into the Indian Union. The action taken to merge Hyderabad with India was named Operation Polo.

20 International Day for Interventional Cardiology 2023: 16 September

International Day for Interventional Cardiology  , observed annually on  16 September , is an important occasion  dedicated to recognizing the important field of interventional cardiology and its impact on cardiovascular health  worldwide. The day serves as a platform to raise awareness, acknowledge progress and emphasize the importance of interventional cardiology in saving lives. The first coronary angioplasty was performed by Dr. Andreas Grüntzig on 16 September 1977.

21 World Patient Safety Day 2023: 17 September

World Patient Safety Day  , observed every year  on 17 September , serves as a global platform to emphasize the importance of patient safety in health care systems around the world. The day aims to create awareness and inspire countries to make patient safety a top priority, ultimately striving to eliminate avoidable errors and negative practices within health care settings. Theme of World Patient Safety Day 2023 “ Engaging patients for patients”