The Gist of PIB in English for UPSC, UPPSC/UPPCS, MPSC, BPSC & All State PCS Exams - 15 July 2019


The Gist of PIB in English for UPSC, UPPSC/UPPCS, MPSC, BPSC & All State PCS Exams - 15 July 2019


1. Organizing National Seminar Co-Workshop on Statistics and Sustainable Development Goals

  • The co-workshop of the National Seminar on Statistics and Sustainable Development Goals in the Malaviya Auditorium of Lucknow University was inaugurated by the Secretary of the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MOSPI) and Chief Statistics of India Pravin Shrivastava.
  • In the consultation with Central Ministries, State Governments and other stake holders, finalization has been finalized in one Sense of 306 National Signals (NIF) with data sources and overlapping.
  • For the first time in the Seventh Economic Census, an information technology-based digital platform is being used to collect, verify, prepare and disseminate data.

2. Organizing National Planning Workshop on ODF Plus and Water Conservation - Delhi

  • More than 5-6 lakh villages and 622 districts in 30 states Union Territories of rural India declared themselves free from open defecation under Swachh Bharat Mission Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department (DDWS) Ministry.
  • DOWS organized a two-day workshop in New Delhi.
  • To undertake ODF Plus activity and to promote the formation of competition between states and districts, Solid Liquid Waste Management Dashboard, ODF Plus Advisory and ODF Plus and Clean Village Mirror Mobile Application.

3. 50% of Lane Dera Baba Nanak-Kartarpur Galiara Highway has been completed.

  • The Government of India approved the development of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor project on 22nd Nov., 2011 and its foundation stone was laid by the Hon'ble Vice President of India.
  • The highway will be completed by September 30, 2019.

Courtesy: PIB