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Geographical Indication Tag for Alphonso Mango

The Ministry of Commerce announced the GI tag of Alphonso mango from 5 districts of Maharashtra, on October 5, 2018. Alphonso from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane and Raigad, is now a part of 325 Indian products with a GI tag.

 

 

Celebrations for the Mahatma's 150th birth anniversary

The celebrations for Mahatma Gandhi's 150th year of birth was launched by the Union Government on October 2, 2018. This is also the final year of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in which India intends doing away with open defecation by October 2, 2019.

 

Digital Platform of Ekta Yatra Launched

The website for the Ekta Yatra programme was launched by the Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani on October 5, 2018. It marks the unveiling of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue on his birth anniversary on October 31, 2018. The Ekta Yatra programme will cover 10,000 villages with the purpose of reinforcing Sardar Patel's vision of 'Ek Bharat, shreshtha Bharat'.

 

R.N. Ravi Appointed Deputy National Security Advisor

The Personnel Ministry announced the appointment of Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, R.N. Ravi as the Deputy National Security Advisor on October 4, 2018. He is a 1976 batch of Indian Police Service retired officer of Kerala cadre.

 

Celebrations for the Mahatma's 150th birth anniversary

The celebrations for Mahatma Gandhi's 150th year of birth was launched by the Union Government on October 2, 2018. This is also the final year of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in which India intends doing away with open defecation by October 2, 2019.

 

International Convention on Sanitation

The Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention was inaugurated by the President, Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on September 29, 2018. The 4 day event saw participation of ministers and delegates of 68 countries. It was organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

 



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