Topic: Swachh Survekshan
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.
While Surat & Vijayawada followed Indore in category of top 3 cities with over 1 lakh population, 3 Maharashtra towns — Vita, Lonavala & Saswad — judged cleanest among towns with below 1 lakh population.
The episode comes as the administration of Indore, adjudged India's cleanest city four times in a row, tries to keep it neat with eye on topping Swachh Survekshan 2021.
Beyond political blame and jibes, the news of Patna’s ranking has more or less sunk without much of an informed debate among policy makers or the media in Bihar.
This is the 5th cleanliness survey since 2016 and has covered 4,242 cities in 28 days with the help of digitised and paperless feedback from over 1.9 crore citizens.
The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.
Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.
Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.