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On 29th September 2018, World Heart Day was observed all over the world. This day creates awareness on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) including heart disease and stroke, which is the world’s leading cause of death. It highlights the preventive and control measures for CVD.
When: World Heart Day was created by the World Heart Federation. It is observed on 29 September every year.
Why: this day creates awareness on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) including heart disease and stroke, which is the world’s leading cause of death. It highlights the preventive and control measures for CVD.
Theme: for World Heart Day 2018 is “My Heart, Your Heart”
World Heart Federation President: Prof David Allan Wood.
On September 29, 2018, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention in New DelhiKey Highlights:
To mark the beginning of the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi and Swachh Bharat Mission.
It was organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
It aimed to focus on India’s target towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 by 2030, especially targets 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3. Target 6.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals, to end open defecation.
Launched in 2014, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) (or Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) or Clean India Mission in English) is a campaign in India that aims to eliminated open defecation through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets.
Drinking Water and Sanitation Union Minister: Uma Bharti.
On 27th September 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced that, the Center has increased its contribution in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) from 75 % to 90 % with effect from April 1, 2018Key Highlights:
The Centre will contribute 90 % and states will contribute 10 % to the relief fund.
The additional contribution by the central government in SDRF regarding this will be Rs 1,690.35 crore for 2018-19 and Rs 1,774.67 crore for 2019-20.
India and Japan sign Loan Agreement for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project (I) and Kolkata East West Metro Project (III) with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in New DelhiKey Highlights:
Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project (I) will construct high speed rail between Mumbai and Ahmedabad with Japanese technology for mass transportation.
Kolkata East West Metro Project (III) will reduce traffic demand in Kolkata metropolitan area.
Dr. C.S. Mohapatra , Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
On September 29, 2018, the International Monetary Fund staff and Argentina authorities have reached an agreement on a 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) totaling to US$57.1 billion through 2021 approved on June 20, 2018Key Highlights:
Argentina originally secured a $50 billion loan back in June 2018, when an initial $15 billion tranche was handed over.
Later, an accelerated disbursement of the remaining $35 billion, with another $3 billion not due until November and the remainder over the next three years has been proposed.
It has increased available resources by US$19 billion through the end of 2019 totaling it to US$ 57.1 billion.
This IMF financing would help in the 2019 budget support for the country.
‘Rail Heritage Digitisation Project’ launched by India in collaboration with Google to promote 165-year old heritageKey Highlights:
On September 29, 2018, Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal has launched the first of its kind “Rail Heritage Digitization Project” of Indian Railways in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture.
To showcase country’s Rail Heritage to National and International audience in an online story-telling platform
It is considered to be the largest cultural heritage digitization project in the Asia Pacific Region.
The project would digitize National Rail Museum, Rewari Steam Centre, three World Heritage Railways, CSMT Mumbai building among others.
22 digital screens across different locations in India will be set up for showcasing this historic project.
On September 29, 2018, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) Karnataka Regional Office has invited wholesalers and online marketing vendors to its Grameena Habba in Bengaluru from September 28- Oct 7, 2018Key Highlights:
This would expand the market for weavers, rural artisans and craftsmen, SHGs, rural entrepreneurs, and farmers’ producer organisations.
The business-to-business interaction and feedback would help the rural artisans modify their product designs and creations according to market trends.
The products for the habba include: Mulaklmuru saris, Kausti embroidery saris, Channapatna toys, banana fibre products, organic millets and pulses, and spices and dry-fruits.