Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicSwachh Bharat Abhiyan

Topic: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Transforming denial into deliberation: The case of manual scavenging

President Ram Nath Kovind called manual scavenging 'shameful'. But India is still lacking concrete effort.

These are the secrets to Indore’s 5-year ‘cleanest city’ streak. And it’s not rocket science

Indore is Madhya Pradesh’s largest and most populated city. A responsible & responsive public, and an army of 'safai mitras', are key allies in this city's successful cleanliness drive.

On Modi govt’s Swachhata Abhiyan app, most complaints on manual scavenging are from UP

Of the complaints received from 14 states, Uttar Pradesh tops the chart with 863 complaints, followed by Maharashtra with 36 and West Bengal 30.

On World Toilet Day, a look at India’s sanitation data and the ground realities

Every year on 19 November, the UN celebrates World Toilet Day to create awareness about the 4.2 billion people who are living without ‘safely managed sanitation’.

Visual, digital art showcasing Gandhi & cleanliness — inside Delhi’s Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Sunday opened Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra at Rajghat to the public. Only virtual tours are allowed for the time being.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a big support in fight against coronavirus, says PM Modi

The prime minister made the statement while inaugurating the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra and launching a week-long cleanliness drive.

Drinking water secretary & PM’s trusted officer Parmeswaran Iyer quits for ‘personal reasons’

Credited for successfully implementing Swachh Bharat Mission, Iyer’s resignation comes nine months before his second extension ends in April 2021.

Ministers’ panel wants Modi govt to set up ‘hygiene dept’ in all organisations, workplaces 

The department could be an extension of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in which the focus will be to cover personal and social hygiene.

Modi govt’s national integration initiative has a new task — promote PM’s pet projects

Govt now wants to promote 20 of its flagship schemes with a multimedia publicity blitzkrieg though the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat programme. 

Pragya Thakur will wield broom to promote cleanliness — her ‘punishment’ for toilet remark

BJP leadership has reprimanded Pragya Singh Thakur for her ‘not elected to clean toilets’ remark, asked her to take part in cleanliness drives.

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An electric vehicle is parked in a bay at a charging station in New Delhi | Representational image| Photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

EV makers are losing their sheen. Turns out, making future-forward cars is kind of hard

Blame Covid or supply chains or geopolitics — the reality is, there aren’t many EVs on roads in 2022. Investors need to pressure manufacturers to produce — at scale, and soon.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.