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‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ directed by R Madhavan has been adjudged as the Best Feature Film in the 69th National Film Awards. President Droupadi Murmu will confer the 69th National Film Awards in New Delhi. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur will be the Guest of Honour. Allu Arjun has won the Best Actor Award for ‘Pushpa: The Rise’. Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon will share the Best Actress Award for ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and ‘Mimi’.
According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey Report 2022-23, the Female Labour Force Participation Rate in the country has improved significantly by 4.2 percentage points to 37.0% in 2023. It is an outcome of the decisive agenda set by the Government for ensuring women’s empowerment through policy initiatives aimed at their long-term socio-economic and political development.
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated on 17th October to serve as a reminder that poverty is a complicated, multifaceted problem. This year’s theme is ‘Decent Work and Social Protection: Putting Dignity in Practice for All.’ The aim is to promote understanding and dialogue between people living in poverty and society at large. The day highlights the value of cooperation, human rights, and social justice in the fight against poverty.
The Mahila thana of Bhopal became the first women-centric police station across the entire country to be conferred with the International Organization for Standardization certificate. Bhopal Mahila thana has been improved a lot on its part in registering grievances of the complainants, comforting them, and probing cases. The ISO certification is a testament to the station’s commitment to improving its services and facilities, ensuring quality, safety, and efficiency.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of Odisha launched the Location Accessible Multimodal Initiative (LAccMI) scheme from Malkangiri to connect panchayat and block headquarters with district headquarters by bus. The chief minister had launched schemes like rice at Rs 1 per kg and Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) from Malkangiri. The aim is to enhance health insurance for women to Rs 10 lakh had been received from Malkangiri.
The Indian Army has established the world’s first mobile tower and base transceiver station (BTS) on the Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield on Earth, with the help of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). The aim is to provide mobile communication services to soldiers at an altitude of over 15,500 feet. A base transceiver station is a radio transceiver that connects mobile devices to a cellular network.
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Ircon International Limited (IRCON) and RITES Ltd, both Central Public Sector Enterprises, have been announced as 15th and 16th Navratna respectively among CPSEs. The Ministry of Finance conferred ‘Navratna’ status on RITES and IRCON. Entering its 50th year of incorporation, RITES Ltd is a leading transport infrastructure consultancy and engineering firm in India. The companies should benefit in enhancing the market credibility and in undertaking larger size PPP projects.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 181 million loan to build quality infrastructure and services toward improving urban livability and mobility in the peri-urban areas of Ahmedabad. ADB will help strengthen the capacity of the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority and urban local bodies in technology-based urban planning, including climate change. The aim is to promote environmental and social safeguards, gender equality, and social inclusion.
The inaugural India-UK ‘2+2’ foreign and defence dialogue saw the two sides focusing on ways to boost cooperation in a range of key areas such as trade and investment, defence, critical technologies, civil aviation, health, and energy. The aim is to discuss and review all aspects of the India-UK comprehensive strategic partnership. They discussed international developments, including in the Indo-Pacific region, and considered the possibility of enhancing anti-terror collaboration.
Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh launched the EV-Ready India Dashboard in New Delhi. The Minister asserted that the future is going to be electric. The dashboard has forecast a 45 percent growth in electric vehicles by 2030. According to the Power and New and Renewable Energy Ministry, the dashboard is a free digital platform focusing on near real-time electric vehicle adoption and forecasts.