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15.09.2021
THE HEADLINES:
  • Vice President, Prime Minister and Lok Sabha Speaker jointly launch Sansad TV; To be on OTT platforms, social media and to have its app as well.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind says, untiring efforts of Nursing Personnel made possible vaccination of one crore-plus people in a single day.
  • More than 75 crore 89 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far; Recovery rate currently stands at 97.62 per cent.
  • Government approves PLI Scheme for Drones and Drone Components.
  • Cabinet approves number of structural and process reforms in Telecom Sector.
  • Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh says, Foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers can set up manufacturing facilities to capitalise on Make in India opportunity.
  • India is fast emerging as World Space Hub for cost-effective launch of satellites, says Government.
  • Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia flags off direct flight on Vishakhapatnam - Mumbai route.
  • Uttar Pradesh government to send another team of experts and doctors to Firozabad to monitor prevalence of dengue.
  • Today is last date for nominations for Padma Awards 2022. 

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And now the News in detail:

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Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today jointly launched  Sansad TV  this evening. The launch date of Sansad TV coincides with the International Day of Democracy. In February this year, a decision was taken  to merge Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV  and rechristen the merged entity as Sansad TV. 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.

In his address, the Vice President said that we are the most vibrant parliamentary democracy in the world and this event highlights the important linkages between the media and democratic governance. He said, Parliament and legislatures have a key role to play and there is a need to have meaningful debates echoing people’s aspirations.


While emphasising the role of the media, Mr Naidu said, the Media should function as Means of Empowerment for Development through Informed Actions by the citizens.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,  India is the mother of democracy and for it, democracy is not only a constitutional structure but a national spirit. In his address Mr Modi said, the day of  launch of Sansad TV  is adding another important chapter to the country's parliamentary system. He said, today, the country is getting such a medium of communication and dialogue in the form of Sansad TV, which will serve as the new voice of the country's democracy and people's representatives.The Prime Minister added that the 21st century is bringing a revolution in communication and dialogue and in such changing times, it becomes necessary that the channels associated with Parliament should also transform themselves according to these modern arrangements. Mr. Modi said that he has been told that 'Sansad TV' will be on OTT platforms, social media and will have its own app as well.

 

"अपने नए अवतार में संसद टीवी, सोशल मीडिया और ओटीटी प्‍लेटफॉर्म पर भी रहेगा और इसका अपना एक एप भी होगा। इससे हमारा संसदीय संवाद केवल आधुनिक टेक्‍नोलोजी से जुड़ेगा बल्कि आम जन तक उसकी पहुंच भी बढ़ेगी। आज ये सुखद सहयोग भी है कि 15 सितंबर को इंटरनेशनल डे ऑफ डेमोक्रेसी मनाया जाता है। भारत लोकतंत्र जननी है। भारत के लिए लोकतंत्र केवल एक व्‍यवस्‍था नहीं है एक विचार है।"


Mr Modi said, as we are celebrating Engineer’s Day today, we should not forget that Engineers play a key role and  hold a prominent contribution to the TV  industry. He said, we often say, Content is King, but in Democracy, Content is Connect which is often discussed and debated upon in the Parliament that encourages the  participation of youth and involvement in governance.

The Prime Minister highlighted the role of the media in the context of 75 years of Independence when both glory of the past and promise of the future are before us. He said, when the media takes up issues like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, that reaches the people with great speed. He suggested that the media can play a role in disseminating the efforts of the people during Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav by planning 75 episodes on the freedom struggle or bringing out special supplements to mark the occasion. The Prime Minister expressed the hope that programmes on Panchayats working as grassroots democracies will also be made on Sansad TV.

On the occasion, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said,  the Sansad TV which has been launched today will act as establishing a brige of communication between Parliament  and the Public.

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President Ram Nath Kovind has said that the milestone of vaccinating one crore-plus people in a single day in India was possible only because of dedication and untiring efforts of Nursing Personnel. He was speaking on the occasion of presentation of the National Florence Nightingale Awards to the Nursing Personnel at a virtual ceremony today. Mr Kovind said, it was the unrelenting support provided by the nurses, which has helped us in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The President said, many of our nurses have lost their lives in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that one of the awardees lost her life while treating COVID-19 patients. Mr Kovind stated that the service and sacrifice cannot be evaluated in terms of any pecuniary benefit.

The President said, Nurses and midwives not only contribute to meeting the health-related Sustainable Development Goals targets, but also towards education, gender sensitisation and economic growth of the nation. He said, the Government has launched the 'Midwifery Service Initiative' to create a new cadre of midwives.

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The Health Ministry today said, more than 74.25 crore COVID vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far through the Central Government's free of cost channel and through direct State procurement category. The Ministry further said, more than 1.8 crore doses are in the pipeline. It said, more than 4.62 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs to be administered.

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More than 75 crore 89 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far, under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. Over 61 lakh 15 thousand vaccine doses were administered to eligible beneficiaries in the country during the last 24 hours. The recovery rate currently stands at 97.62 per cent. 284 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

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The Assam government aims to vaccinate seven lakh people during the mega COVID -19 vaccination camp on Friday. Talking to news persons in Guwahati , Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said that necessary preparations are being made for vaccinations. Mr. Mahanta said, Guardian Ministers and Secretaries of concerned districts will go to their respective districts to monitor the mega vaccination drive. The Minister further said, all the eligible persons are likely to get the first dose of vaccination by the 10th of next month.

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The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, DDMA has deferred the reopening of schools for classes 1 to 8 students till the 30th of September. The DDMA concluded a meeting today with the expert committee to take a significant decision on Delhi school reopening for junior classes.

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The News Services Division of All India Radio will bring an exclusive interview with Indevar Pandey, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development on recent major policy initiatives. Participating in our spotlight program Mr.Pandey said key changes have been made in the adoption regulations.


This interview can be heard tonight on FM Gold Channel and additional frequencies from 9.15 p. m. onwards. This will also be available on our website NEWS ON AIR DOT COM and on our YouTube Channel NEWSONAIROFFICIAL.You can also follow us on the NEWSONAIR app for s.

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The Cabinet today approved the Production-linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile and Drone Industries with a budgetary outlay of 26 thousand 58 crore rupees. It will herald a new age in higher technology, more efficient and green automotive manufacturing. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting in New Delhi, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said, a sum of 25 thousand 938 crore rupees for the auto sector and 120 crore rupees have been allocated for Drone Industry.


"The Government has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Auto Industry,  Auto component Industry and Drone Industry to enhance India’s manufacturing capabilities  और इस योजना में कुल मिलाकर 26 हजार 58 करोड़ रूपये का प्रावधान किया गया है। पी.एल.आई स्‍कीम जो हमारी ऑटोमोबाइल, ऑटोकोम्‍पोनेट इंड्रस्‍ट्री और ड्रोन इंड्रस्‍ट्री के लिए। जिसमें से ऑटो सेक्‍टर के लिए 25 हजार करोड़ रूपये, ड्रोन सेक्‍टर के लिए एक सौ 20 करोड़ रूपये का प्रावधान किया जाएगा। इस योजना से देश में एडवांस ऑटो-मोबाइल वेकल्‍स और ऑटोकोम्‍पोनेट और ड्रोन मेन्‍युफेक्‍चरिंग को निर्माण करने में वक्‍त मिलेगा। पांच वर्षों में लगभग 45 हजार पांच सौ करोड़ रूपये का अतिरिक्‍त निवेश होगा और लगभग सात लाख 60 हजार व्‍यक्तियों के लिए रोजगार अतिरिक्‍त अवसर मिलेंगे।  "


The Cabinet also approved a number of structural and process reforms in the Telecom sector. These are expected to protect and generate employment opportunities, promote healthy competition, protect interests of consumers, infuse liquidity, encourage investment and reduce regulatory burden on Telecom Service Providers. The Reform measures will further boost the proliferation and penetration of broadband and telecom connectivity. The Cabinet decision reinforces Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a robust Telecom Sector. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Electronics and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said, the package is also expected to boost 4G proliferation, infuse liquidity and create an enabling environment for investment in 5G networks.

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Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has said that the Indo-US cooperation will go a long way to restore normalcy besides further boosting the economic dynamism. He said, pandemic has brought new challenges in terms of disruption to supply chains, downturn in industrial activities, negative growth in travel and tourism industries. Mr Singh said this while addressing the Indo-US Economic Summit’ organised by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce through a video conference.


The Raksha Mantri said, the Foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers can set up manufacturing facilities individually or partner with Indian companies through a Joint Venture or technology agreement to capitalise on the Make in India opportunity.

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Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today said that India is fast emerging as World Space Hub for cost-effective launch of satellites. Speaking at the India Leads-2021 Summit organized by FICCI in New Delhi, he said, India has earned worldwide recognition for launching lunar probes, building satellites and ferrying foreign satellites.

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Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia today virtually flagged off the first SpiceJet flight from Visakhapatnam to Mumbai. Speaking on the occasion, he said, this will open up the potential for employment, tourism, better connectivity for students. It will further act as an economic multiplier for Visakhapatnam. Mr Scindia said, better aerial connectivity is being pushed to the hinterlands of India through the policy of UDAN - Ude Desh Ka Aam NAgrik. He further added that as on date, Visakhapatnam is now connected with 10 cities with 302 aircraft movements.  

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Defence Offices Complexes at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue in New Delhi tomorrow. He will visit the Defence Office Complex at Africa Avenue and interact with the officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Civilians.

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Uttar Pradesh government will send a new team of five experts and 10 doctors to Firozabad where more than five dozen people have lost their lives due to fever and dengue in last one month. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the new team of doctors and experts to reach immediately and camp for one week in the district and monitor the patients.

Meanwhile in Bihar 14 children have so far died due to prevailing viral fever among kids across the State. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department said atleast six thousand eight hundred such cases have, so far, been reported this month at different government hospitals in the State.

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A day after Delhi Police arrested a Dharavi resident, along with five others for allegedly planning terrorist activities, Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad - ATS have denied any lapse in surveillance. Addressing a press conference in Mumbai this afternoon, Maharashtra ATS Chief Vineet Agarwal said the arrested person is a history sheeter named Jaan Mohammed Shaikh. He said, the accused was on their radar for his suspected links with Dawood Ibrahim or the D-company.

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The Rural Development Ministry has provided Community Enterprise Fund loan worth eight crore 60 lakh rupees to over two thousand 600 Self Help Group entrepreneurs in a week, as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The loans were given for starting their micro-enterprises in their villages across 19 States under the Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme.

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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, since 16th August and will continue till 15th August 2022. India Post has joined hands as the logistics partner with All India Radio News for the "Amrit Mahotsav Quiz".

The next question of Amrit Mahotsav Quiz will be shared with Listeners on Monday, 20th September.
Now Let's listen our special programme "Azadi ka safar"

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Today is the last date for nominations for the Padma Awards - 2022. The Home Ministry said, nominations and recommendations for the Padma Awards will be received online only on the Padma Awards portal www.padmaawards.gov.in. Online nominations or recommendations are on for the Padma Awards Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri to be announced on the occasion of Republic Day, 2022.

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Now, let us take a look at the weather forecast for tomorrow.
The National Capital Delhi will have a generally cloudy sky moderated rain thundershowers. The temperature will vary between 24 and 31 degrees Celsius.
Mumbai will have a generally cloudy sky with Light rain. The minimum temperature will be 26 degrees Celsius while the maximum is expected to be around 32 degrees.
Chennai is expected to have a generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle. The temperature will vary between 29 and 37 degrees Celsius.
Kolkata will have generally a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The city will observe a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and a maximum of around 31 degrees.
Srinagar will have a mainly clear sky. Temperature will hover between 15 and 31 degrees Celsius.
Jammu will have a mainly clear sky. The minimum temperature will be 23 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 33 degrees.
Leh is expected to have a mainly clear sky. The minimum and maximum temperature will be between nine to 26 degrees Celsius.
Gilgit will have a mainly clear sky. The temperature will hover between 15 and 36 degrees Celsius.
Muzaffarabad will have sunny sky. The minimum temperature will be 17 degrees Celsius and maximum will be around 27 degrees.
Hyderabad to have a generally cloudy sky with Light Rain or Drizzle. Minimum temperature will be 23 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 32 degrees.
Visakhapatnam will have a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The city will observe a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and a maximum of around 32 degrees. 
Bengaluru will have a generally cloudy sky with Light rain. Temperature will hover between 21 and 29 degrees Celsius.
Thiruvananthapuram will have a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The minimum temperature will be 24 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 32 degrees.
Puducherry is expected to have a partly cloudy sky. The temperature will vary between 26 and 38 degrees Celsius.
Guwahati will have a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The minimum temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 34 degrees. 
Imphal will witness a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The city will observe a minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and a maximum of around 30 degrees.
Shillong will have a generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers. Temperature will hover between 17 and 26 degrees Celsius.
Aizawl will have a generally cloudy sky with moderate rain. The minimum temperature will be 19 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 28 degrees.
Kohima will have a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The minimum and maximum temperature will be between 16 and 26 degrees Celsius.
Itanagar will have a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. Temperature will hover between 22 and 34 degrees Celsius. 
Gangtok will have a partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. Temperature will hover between 17 and 24 degrees Celsius.
Agartala will have a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The temperature will hover between 26 and 33 degrees Celsius. 

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