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1400 HRS
14.09.2021

THE HEADLINES :-


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh; Says the University will not only become a big center of modern education but will also be known for defence-related studies.

  • India is eliminating the image of defence importer and creating a new identity of an important defence exporter of the world, says Prime Minister.


  • Eleven States achieve target set by the Ministry of Finance for the capital expenditure in the 1st Quarter of 2021-22.


  • NHRC issues notices to governments of Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh states over farmers' protest asking them to submit action taken reports.


  • Over 75 crore 22 lakh vaccine doses of COVID-19 administered in the country so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive; Recovery rate stands at 97.58 per cent.


  • External Affairs Minister says, India is willing to stand by Afghan people, just as in the past.


  • In Japan, ruling party's top politician Taro Kono likely to replace Yoshihide Suga as the Prime Minister.


  • China lodges protest with US on the reported support to Taiwan to change the name of "Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office" (TECRO) to Taiwan Representative Office.


  • Hindi Diwas being celebrated across the country; Union Home Minister says country will have to be Atmanirbhar even with languages.

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India is eliminating the image of defence importer and creating a new identity of an important defence exporter of the world, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


He was speaking on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University at Aligarh in UttarPradesh today.


The Prime Minister also said today is the day to salute Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh's contribution to the freedom struggle of India.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Uttar Pradesh defence corridor will lead in the field of development and employment. He said that defence corridor will be very much beneficial for the MSME sector. He said till now the locks made in Aligarh used to safeguard houses but now the products manufactured in Aligarh defence corridor will safeguard the boundaries of our country.


Reiterating that the Central government and the Yogi government at Uttar Pradesh are working together for the development of the state, the Prime Minister said that we have to fight forces that are against development in the state. He also pointed out that today, Uttar Pradesh is becoming an attractive destination for every small and big investor of the country and the world. He said this happens when the right environment is created for development.


He criticised the previous governments for slow pace of development in the state.


The Prime Minister said, today, not only the country, but the entire world is seeing that India is manufacturing advanced artillery from modern grenades and rifles to fighter aircraft, drones and warships. India is moving towards making a new identity of a defence exporter, he said.


He said that the government is paying respect and remembering the freedom fighters who have been forgotten in history and could not get their actual place and Honour.


He said that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh not only fought for freedom of country but he did a lot of work in the field of education. Prime Minister said that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh apart from establishing educational institutions, also donated land for Aligarh Muslim University. He said that Raja risked his life and went across the globe for country's freedom.


Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath  said union and state governments have set an example in containing the Covid 19 in country and in the world. He said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 75 crore vaccines have been administered in country.


Mr Yogi said that the government has provided every possible help to people during Covid Pandemic period.

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Eleven States have achieved the target set by the Ministry of Finance for the capital expenditure in the 1st Quarter of 2021-22. These States are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.


Ministry of Finance in a statement said that as an incentive, these States have been granted permission by the Department of Expenditure to borrow an additional amount of 15 thousand 721 crore rupees. The additional financial resources thus made available will help the States in pushing their capital expenditure further. State wise amount of additional borrowing permitted is enclosed. 

 

In a statement , the Finance Ministry said that the capital expenditure has a high multiplier effect, which enhances the future productive capacity of the economy, and results in a higher rate of economic growth. To become eligible for incremental borrowing, States were required to achieve at least 15 percent of the target set for 2021-22 by the end of 1st quarter of this fiscal, 45 percent by the end of 2nd quarter, 70 percent by the end of 3rd quarter and 100 percent by 31st March 2022.

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External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar has said that in the face of a grave emerging situation in Afghanistan, India is willing to stand by the Afghan people, just as in the past. He said, to ensure this happened speedily and effectively, India believes that the international community must come together to create the best possible enabling environment.


In his remarks at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan 2021, Dr Jaishankar said, among the challenges that the current situation poses is that of efficient logistics. He pointed out, it is, therefore, essential that humanitarian assistance providers are accorded unimpeded, unrestricted and direct access to Afghanistan.

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National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Governments of Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh states over farmers' protest asking them to submit action taken reports.  The notice has been issued to the Chief Secrataries and Police Chiefs of the concerned states after the Commission received several complaints regarding the ongoing farmer's protest. The Commission said that there are allegations of adverse impact on the industrial units, seriously affecting more than 9000 micro, medium, and large companies. It said, transportation is also adversely impacted, causing the commuters, patients, physically challenged people and senior citizens to suffer due to the heavy congestion on roads. 


Besides, the NHRC has also asked the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) to examine the adverse impact of the farmers' agitation on industrial and commercial activities and disruption of transport services on commercial and normal consumers. The Commission also asked the National Disaster Management Authority, Home and Health Ministries to submit reports with respect to the adverse impact of farmers agitation on various aspects and observance of COVID Protocols at the protests sites.


A fresh reminder was also issued to the District Magistrate Jhajjar in connection with the  alleged gang rape of human rights activist at the protest site for compensation asked for a report by 10th of  October.

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Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister, Giriraj Singh has said that the SVAMITVA scheme will play a major role in bringing transparency in rural India. Inaugurating the national meet on SVAMITVA scheme in New Delhi today, Mr Singh said, it will not only give property cards and title deeds to people, but also provide data related to rural India which will help in implementation of various welfare schemes. He lauded Haryana for completing drone flying work under the scheme to collect data and urged other states to expedite the work related to the scheme. The Minister asked the states to involve panchayats in this scheme to create awareness and for marking of land. He said, the scheme will help in ending the land related disputes in the country.

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More than 75 crore 22 lakh vaccine doses of COVID-19 have been administered in the country so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. Over 78 lakh 66 thousand vaccine doses were administered to eligible beneficiaries in the country during the last 24 hours. Health Ministry in a statement said that the country reported over 25 thousand new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The country's active caseload is currently at three lakh 62 thousand and 207. The active cases constitute 1.09 per cent of the total reported cases so far.


The Ministry said, over 37 thousand people recovered from the infection during the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to more than three crore 24 lakh. The recovery rate currently stands at 97.58 per cent. Daily positivity rate is at 1.78 per cent and it is less than three per cent for last 15 days. 

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The Health Ministry today said, more than 72.77 crore COVID vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far through the Union Government's free of cost channel and through direct state procurement category. The Ministry further said, more than 1.6 crore doses are in the pipeline. It said, more than 4.49 crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs to be administered.

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Tamilnadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin inaugurated a genome sequencing laboratory to identify the mutation of Corona virus at Chennai. The lab has been constructed at a cost of 4 crore rupees. The Government had earlier announced that a genome sequencing lab would be set up at Chennai during the Assembly session. 

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Hindi Diwas is being celebrated across the country today. It was on this day in 1949 that the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi in Devanagari script as the official language of the country. Today, Hindi is one of the widely spoken languages in the world.


Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister have greeted people on the occasion.

 

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, people from different regions have played a remarkable role in making Hindi a capable and competent language. He said, it is the result of all the efforts of people of the country that Hindi is continuously making a strong identity on the global stage.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the county will have not to be Atmanirbhar' only in production and commercial systems but it will also have to be 'Atmanirbhar' even with languages. Addressing a function organised on the occasion of Hindi Diwas in New Delhi, Mr Shah said if the country will not become Atmanirbhar in its langauges then the word Atmanirbhar has no meaning for the country.  He assured that the government will preserve the different langauges of the country and make them flexible as well as more popular. Mr Shah said that the three words Swadeshi , Swabhasha and Swaraj were the three main pillars of the freedom struggle.


The Home Minister emphasised that Hindi Diwas provides an opportunity to evaluate what has been done for the preservation and promotion of languages of the country.


Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has also greeted people. In a tweet, Mr Thakur said, language is a powerful medium to know the social, religious, cultural, philosophical and literary aspects of any country. 


On this occasion, Principal Director General of All India Radio News N. Venudhar Reddy has said that the role of All India Radio in promoting the usage of Hindi across the nation is very significant.


Hindi Diwas was celebrated at Prasar Bharati Headquarters in New Delhi today. CEO Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati chaired a meeting on this occasion. Rajbhasha pledge was taken by the officials to enhance the use of Rajbhasha in our day to day activities. Message from Home Minister Amit Shah was read out wherein the importance use of Rajbhasha was underlined when we are celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.  The message from Information and Broadcasting Minister, Anurag Singh Thakur was also read out on this occasion. He exhorted the citizens to take it up as a collective responsibility for use and promotion of Hindi.


CEO Prasar Bharati Shashi Shekhar Vempati said Akashvani and Doordarshan have been serving as the voice of India and have given a boost to Hindi and regional languages in its programs.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework in Washington DC on 24th of September along with Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga and US President Joseph R. Biden. The Leaders will review the progress made since their first virtual Summit on 12th March this year and discuss regional issues of shared interest.


"As part of their ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders will review the Quad Vaccine initiative which was announced in March this year. They will also exchange views on contemporary global issues such as critical and emerging technologies, connectivity and infrastructure, cyber security, maritime security, humanitarian assistance or disaster relief, climate change and education. The summit would provide a valuable opportunity for dialogue and interactions among the Leaders, anchored in their shared vision of ensuring a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the General Debate of the High-Level Segment of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly UNGA on 25th of September in New York. ANUPAM MISHRA, AIR NEWS, DELHI."

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As our nation celebrates the seventy fifth year of Independence, a series of events are being organised by the government as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. To commemorate the occasion as a Jan-Utsav, All India Radio News brings its listeners a special quiz on India’s freedom movement and its glorious history. The quiz is being conducted every Monday and Tuesday in Morning News and will continue till 15th August 2022. India Post has joined hands as the logistics partner with All India Radio News. 


Listeners can send their responses to the Question over Whatsapp on 88265 46262  or through email on amritmahotsavquiz@prasarbharati.gov.in


One lucky participant will be selected as a winner and will be awarded an E-Certificate and a token prize.


Let's listen now our special programme "Azadi ka safar"

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China has lodged solemn representation with the US side about media reports saying that President Joe Biden's administration is seriously considering allowing Taiwan to change the name of the "Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office" (TECRO) to the "Taiwan Representative Office.".


Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian in response to a question at regular press briefing yesterday said, The US should abide by the one-China principle and stop all forms of official exchanges or elevating substantive relations with Taiwan, including not renaming the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the US to the "Taiwan Representative Office". He said the US should stop sending wrong signals to "Taiwan independence" separatist forces.

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In a significant political development  in Japan,  a top politician in country's ruling party Taro Kono is likely to replace Yoshihide Suga as the Prime Minister.


The move comes after another top contender Shigeru Ishiba, 


has opted not to stand in the race for the Prime Minister's post and is considering supporting Taro Kono.


It is reported that the move could increase Kono's chances of taking over from outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as head of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as Ishiba is well liked by rank-and-file party members. Kono, currently the minister in charge of Japan's vaccination drive, is considered a leading contender to replace Suga after a surprise announcement this month that he would not seek to stay on in the post. The vote to elect the New Prime Minister will be held on the 29th of September.

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Weather Update:-


The National Capital Delhi is predicted to have generally cloudy sky with light rain. The temperature will rise from a minimum of 24 to a maximum of around 34 degrees Celsius. 


Mumbai will have a generally cloudy sky with heavy rain and the temperature will hover between 26 to 30 degrees Celsius. 


Chennai will have generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 36 degrees Celsius. It recorded a minimum temperature of 29 degrees.


Kolkata will have generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers. It had a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, while maximum is expected to be around 31 degrees. 


Srinagar will have mainly clear sky. The temperature will hover between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. 


Jammu will have mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards afternoon or evening. It recorded 23 degrees Celsius as lower limit of temperature while upper limit is exepcted to be nearly 33 degrees. 


Leh will have mainly clear sky. The lower limit of temperature was nine degrees Celsius while the upper limit will be nearly 26 degrees.  


Gilgit will have mainly clear sky and temperature will hover between 15 and 36 degrees Celsius.

 

Muzaffarabad will have mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards afternoon or evening. The minimum temperature was 23 degrees Celsius and maximum will be around 33 degrees.


Bengaluru will have generally cloudy sky with light rain and temperature will hover between 21 and 29 degrees Celsius.  


Hyderabad will have generally cloudy sky with Light rain Temperature will fluctuate between 23 and 31 degrees Celsius.

 

Guwahati will witness generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers with temperature rising from a minimum of 27 degrees Celsius to a maximum of 37 degrees. 

 

Imphal will have generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. It recorded a minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius while maximum will be around 32 degrees. 


Shillong will have generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers. The temperature will hover between 18 and 28 degrees Celsius.


Aizawl will have generally generally cloudy sky with moderate rain.  It recorded minimum temperature of 19degrees Celsius while maximum to be around 27 degrees. 


Kohima is expected to have generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. Temperature will fluctuate between 18 and 27 degrees Celsius. 


Itanagar will experience generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers temperature will hover between 24and 38 degrees Celsius


Gangtok will experience partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers . The temperature will move from a minimum of 16degrees Celsius to a maximum of around 23degrees.


Agartala will have generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The temperature will move from a minimum of 26 to a maximum of 34 degrees Celsius. 

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