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PM to interact with beneficiaries & stakeholders of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa programme at 11 AM today            HM Amit Shah to arrive in Srinagar today on 3-day visit to J&K            India’s Covid vaccination coverage crosses 101 crore 30 lakh mark            PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat programme at 11 AM tomorrow            Textile Ministry issues notification for setting up seven PM MITRA Parks           

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Morning News

0830 HRS
13.10.2021

THE HEADLINES::


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch PM GatiShakti - National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity at 11 AM today.

  • Cabinet approves affiliation of one hundred Schools in government and private sector with Sainik School Society;  CCEA approves fixation of nutrient based subsidy rates for Phosphatic and Potassic fertilizers for the year 2022.

  • Government to open ten thousand Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras by March 2024.

  • India's vaccination coverage crosses 96 crore 38 lakh mark.

  • Domestic flights in India allowed to operate with full capacity from October 18.

  • Coal Ministry launches auction of 40 new coal mines.

  • IMF says India will be the fastest growing economy; Expects 9.5 percent growth this year.

  • In IPL Cricket, Kolkata Knight Riders to take on Delhi Capitals in second qualifier at Sharjah this evening.


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 India is on the verge of vaccinating 100 crore people against COVID-19, All India Radio salutes all the people, doctors, nurses and others who are making this possible. At the same time, we caution our listeners that the battle against COVID is not yet over. We appeal to our listeners who are yet to be fully vaccinated to get vaccinated at the earliest and also help others to get vaccinated.

During the festival season, please follow these three simple steps --

  • Wear a face mask.

  • Maintain Do Gaz Ki Doori for social distancing.

  • Focus on hand and face hygiene.

For any COVID related information and guidance contact National helpline numbers -- 011-23978046 and 1075.

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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".

Recalling our Yesterday’s question: Who was the founder of Servants of India Society ?

The correct answer is  Gopal  Krishna  Gokhale. In 1905, he founded the Servants of India Society to train Indians to dedicate their lives to the cause of the country.

AIR News got an overwhelming response from its listeners across the world and the one lucky winner of the quiz is Nayan Jyoti lahkar from Dima Hasao, Assam.

The next question of Amrit Mahotsav Quiz will be shared with Listeners on Monday, 18th October. Celebrate 75 years of India’s independence,by participating in “Amrit Mahotsav Quiz with AIR News.”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch PM GatiShakti - National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity at 11 AM today at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Infrastructure creation in India had suffered for decades from multiple issues and there was lack of coordination between different departments. In the last seven years, the government has ensured unprecedented focus on infrastructure through a holistic outlook.

PM GatiShakti will address the past issues through institutionalizing holistic planning for stakeholders for major infrastructure projects. Instead of planning and designing separately in silos, the projects will be designed and executed with a common vision. It will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, land ports and UDAN. Economic Zones like textile clusters, pharmaceutical clusters, defence corridors, industrial corridors and agri zones will be covered to improve connectivity and make Indian businesses more competitive. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced about the Gati Shakti plan during his address on Independence Day this year.

Our correspondent reports that PM GatiShakti will also leverage technology extensively including spatial planning tools with ISRO imagery developed by Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics.

"PM GatiShakti is the result of Prime Minister’s constant endeavour to build Next Generation Infrastructure which improves Ease of Living as well as Ease of Doing Business. It will provide the public and business community information regarding the upcoming connectivity projects, other business hubs, industrial areas and surrounding environment. This will enable the investors to plan their businesses at suitable locations leading to enhanced synergies. It will also create multiple employment opportunities and give a boost to the economy. PM GatiShakti will improve the global competitiveness of local products by cutting down the logistics costs and improving the supply chains, and also ensure proper linkages for local industry and consumers. With Dipendra, Anand Kumar, AIR News Delhi."

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the New Exhibition Complex at Pragati Maidan during the event. India Trade Promotion Organisation’s flagship event, India International Trade Fair 2021 will also be held from 14 to 27 November this year in these new exhibition halls.

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The Union Cabinet has approved the affiliation of one hundred Schools in government and private sector with Sainik School Society. The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for launching of affiliated Sainik Schools under Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence. These Schools function as an exclusive vertical which will be distinct and different from existing Sainik Schools. In the first phase, 100 affiliate partners are proposed to be drawn from States, NGOs and Private partners.

The Union Cabinet also approved the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 (AMRUT 2.0) till 2025-26. The Cabinet said, providing reliable and affordable water supply and sanitation services to urban households is a national priority.

The Union Cabinet also approved the continuation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) till 2025-26 with focus on sustainability of Open Defecation Free outcomes. A financial outlay of one lakh 41 thousand 600 crore rupees has been finalized for Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0. This include central share of 36 thousand 465 crore rupees for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26 which is over 2.5 times the financial outlay of around 62 thousand crore rupees in the last phase of the Mission.

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Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal of the Department of Fertilizers for fixation of Nutrient Based Subsidy Rates for Phosphatic and Potassic fertilisers (P&K) for the year 2021-22. The approved rates for Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) in case of Nitrogen has been fixed at 18.789 rupees per kilogram, for Phosphorus it is 45.323 rupees per Kg, for Potash 10.116 rupees per Kg and 2.374 rupees per Kilogram for Sulphur. The CCEA also approved the inclusion of Potash derived from Molasses under the Nutrient Based Subsidy Scheme.

The decision will enable smooth availability of all P and K fertilizers to the farmers during Rabi Season 2021-22 at the subsidized prices of fertilizers. It will support the agricultural sector by continuing the present subsidy levels and giving special packages of additional subsidy for DAP and three mostly consumed NPK grades. lt will give 438 rupees per bag benefit on DAP and 100 rupees per bag benefit on NPK grades so as to maintain prices of these fertilizers affordable to the farmers.

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The Government has set a target to increase the number of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras to ten thousand by March 2024. Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry said, the number of Janaushadhi stores has increased to eight thousand 366 and all the 736 districts have been covered. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, PMBJP was launched in November, 2008, with an objective of making quality generic medicines available at affordable prices to all. The Ministry said, the medicines available under PMBJP are priced 50 per cent to 90 per cent less than that of branded medicines.

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India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 96 crore 38 lakh mark. Out of the total vaccination, more than 68 crore 90 lakh vaccine doses have been given as first dose, while over 27 crore 48 lakh doses have been administered as the second dose.

Union Health Ministry said, more than 46 lakh 23 thousand doses were administered yesterday. Talking to AIR News, Member  NITI Aayog, Dr V K Paul said that it will be a big achievement for the country to reach 100 crore vaccination mark.

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Shubham Kumar, who secured the first position in the Civil Service Examination this year, has appealed to the people to come forward for covid vaccination. Mr Kumar, resident of Katihar district in Bihar, said only vaccination will defeat the covid pandemic.

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The Civil Aviation Ministry has decided to restore the scheduled domestic air operations from 18th of this month without any capacity restriction. The decision was taken after the review of the current status of scheduled domestic operators and passengers demand for air travel. The Ministry said, the airlines and airport operators shall however ensure that the guidelines to contain the spread of Covid 19 are strictly adhered to and Covid appropriate behavior is strictly enforced by them during the travel.

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The Coal Ministry has launched the auction process of 40 new coal mines. The Ministry said, a total of 88 coal mines are on offer, out of these 40 are new coal mines whereas the remaining 48 coal mines are roll over mines from the earlier round of auctions. The total geological resources of about 55 billion tonnes of coal are on offer, of which 57 are fully explored mines and 31 are partially explored mines. The Ministry said, there are four coking coal mines on offer. The mines are spread across ten coal bearing states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that India will continue to be the world's fastest growing major economy, clocking a growth rate of 9.5 per cent in 2021. As per latest IMF projections, Indian economy will grow of 8.5 percent in 2022. The world economy is expected to grow at 5.9 per cent in 2021 and 4.9 per cent in 2022, according to IMF. The United States is projected to grow at six per cent this year and 5.2 per cent the next year. China, on the other hand, is projected to grow at 8 per cent in 2021 and 5.6 per cent in 2022.

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An FIR has been registered in Delhi Police Crime Branch after 32 officials of Tihar Jail were found to be complicit with former Unitech promoters Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra during an enquiry. Delhi Police in a statement said that the  FIR has been registered in Crime Branch under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corrupton Act and Indian Penal Code, and investigation has been taken up in the matter.

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As our Nation celebrates the seventy fifth year of Independence, a series of events is being organised by the Government as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Let's listen to our special programme, 'Azadi ka Safar' highlighting the importance of the day during the freedom struggle.

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The Indian Technology Congress Association in Bengaluru focuses on building synergies between academia, industry and research organisations. It has initiated an ambitious programme to commemorate the 75 years of India's Independence. It has launched 75 Students’ Satellites Consortium: Mission 2022. Under the mission, a consortium of 75 students will build satellites to be launched by ISRO. More details from our Bengaluru correspondent:

"The Indian Technology Congress Association has collaborated with various organisations such as TMISAT of Israel, CSPD Serbia and UNISEC of Japan to design and launch the student-built satellite by 2022 when India completes its 75 years of Independence. The President of Indian Technology Congress Association DR. L V Muralikrishna Reddy spoke to AIR News on the satellite mission.

During the address to the global leaders at the 76th United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had referred to India’s 75 students’ satellites mission. Sudhindra, AIR News, Bengaluru".

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Maha Ashtami or the eighth day of Navaratri is being celebrated across the country today. This day is dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri, the 8th Avtar of Maa Durga.

On this day, devotees in large numbers throng various temples to offer prayers.

President Ram Nath Kovind has extended his greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens living in India and abroad. In his message, the President said that Goddess Durga is a symbol of power and is also a divine form of nari-shakti. He said, Durga Puja is the celebration of victory of good over evil and the nine different forms of Maa Durga represent the different aspects of association of life and nature.

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In IPL Cricket, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier at Sharjah this evening. The match will start at 7:30 PM Indian time.

Delhi Capitals, which was toppers in the league stage, lost to Chennai Super Kings in the first Qualifier 1. The winners Qualifier 2 will play the final against Chennai Super Kings on Friday at Dubai. CSK has already qualified for their ninth IPL final.

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The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB)  has approved the Draft Regional Plan-2041. The Main Priority areas for the Draft Regional Plan are Urban Regeneration, Future Ready Infrastructure, Multi Modal Transport, Economic Corridor, Tourism, Farm income, Skill Development and  Employment, Smart and Digital NCR and Ease of doing Business.

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The weather for today.

The National Capital Delhi will have mainly clear sky. The minimum temperature was  22 degree celsius and maximum likely to be 36 degrees Celsius.

Mumbai may experience partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder lightning. The minimum temperature was 25 degrees Celsius while the maximum is expected to be around 32 degrees.

Kolkata will have generally cloudy sky with light rain. The City observed a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius and a maximum of around 34 degrees.

Chennai is expected to have thunderstorm with rain. The temperature will vary between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius.

Bengaluru will have a generally cloudy sky with heavy rain. Temperature will hover between 20 and 28 degrees Celsius.

Hyderabad may experience partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder lightning. The minimum temperature was 21 degrees Celsius and a maximum will be around 33 degrees.

Srinagar will witness mainly Clear sky. Temperature will hover between Seven and 22 degrees Celsius.

Jammu will have mainly clear sky. The minimum temperature was 20 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 34 degrees.

Leh is expected to have minly Clear sky. The minimum and maximum temperature will be between Zero to 15 degrees Celsius.

Gilgit will have partly cloudy sky. The temperature will hover between 11 and 24 degrees Celsius.

Muzaffarabad will have minly Clear sky. The minimum temperature was 15 degrees Celsius and maximum will be around 30 degrees.

Visakhapatnam will have partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The city observed a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius and a maximum of around 35 degrees. 

Thiruvananthapuram will have generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers. The minimum temperature was 24 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 30 degrees.

In Puducherry, will witness generally cloudy sky with with moderate rain. The temperature will vary between 23 and 31 degrees Celsius.

Guwahati will have partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder lightning. The minimum temperature was around 25 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 34 degrees. 

Imphal will have generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The city observed a minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and a maximum of around 31 degrees.

Shillong will have generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. Temperature will hover between 16 and 24 degrees Celsius.

Aizawl will have generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The minimum temperature was 17 degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 27 degrees.

Kohima will have generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The minimum and maximum temperature will be between 18 and 27 degrees Celsius.

Itanagar will witness partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder lightning. Temperature will hover between 22 and 35 degrees Celsius. 

Gangtok will have mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards afternoon or evening. Temperature will hover between 17 and 24 degrees Celsius.

Agartala will have partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The temperature will hover between 27 and 35 degrees Celsius.

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Today’s Newspapers Headlines


  • Most newspapers today lead with the news on Bhart Biotech's Covid vaccine for childen. "Covaxin for kids aged 2-18 yrs gets a step closer to DCGI nod" writes The Asian Age.

  • Another story that hogs the limelight today is the address of Prime Minister Narender Modi at the National Human Rights Commission Foundation Day. Quoting the PM, the Hindustan Times writes, "Viewing human rights with political lens harmful".

  • Citing shortage of domestic  coal supply, "Govt mandates power units to import coal for blending", headlines the Business Standard.

  • "Supply maxmimum power to Delhi, Centre orders plants", states The Pioneer.

  • In a bid to reduce the pressure on Delhi's landfills, "From Nov1, East & North MCDs to collect only segregated waste", writes the Indian Express.


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