Wednesday, 5 October, 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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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.