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14th Dec 2017 – Press Information Bureau (Daily PIB PDF-UPSC)

NITI Aayog

  • Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Ayog
  • It will launch the Atal Tinkering Lab’s Community Day.
  • CEO NITI Aayog, Mr. Amitabh Kant will launch the initiative
  • Community Drive Initiative: 25 young mentors will engage with more than 200 students who are not enrolled in the formal education system.
  • These mentors will visit four locations in New Delhi to conduct brief sessions with children from various NGOs, on how innovations can help resolve the problems in the communities.

  • The Atal Tinkering Lab Community Drive Initiative is aimed at maximizing the impact of Atal Tinkering Labs by extending innovation to children in the community who do not have access to formal educational institutions.
  • The purpose of this initiative is to provide these children with the same educational tools as the students in Atal Tinkering Labs to enable them to become problem solvers.
  • The NGOs participating in these interactions include organizations working with disabled children, street and working children, and girls from the weaker sections of society.

Vice President’s Secretariat

  • Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu launches the New Delhi Edition of Marathi daily ‘Lokmat’
  • “News is a public good. Please use it for enhancing the “good quotient” in society. You have the power to influence, use the power wisely,” said the Vice President.
  • “Use it to get to the truth (Satyam) and share it for the larger societal benefit (Shivam) in a beautiful format(Sundaram),” said Shri Venkaiah Naidu.

Prime Minister’s Office

  • PM dedicated the naval submarine INS Kalvari to the nation.
  • INS Kalvari as a prime example of
  • Excellent illustration of the fast growing strategic partnership between
  • INS Kalvari will add even more strength to the Indian Navy.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • India and Morocco sign MoU for enhanced cooperation in
  • Shree J P Nadda mentioned that both the countries share a strong and rich traditional relationship.
  • India is producer of quality
  • Export: to 200+ countries

Ministry of Minority Affairs

  • Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that the Government’s decision to lift the ban on Muslim women going for Haj without “Mehram” (male companion) has generated very positive results, as Muslim women, from across the country, are applying in large numbers to go for Haj without “Mehram”.
  • Saudi Arabia Government had increased India’s Haj quota to 1 lakh 70 thousand and twenty five in the year 2017.

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

  • Addressing floor leaders of parties in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha here today, ahead of Winter Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow, Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi said that it is important that all Political Parties support to conduct business in both the Houses of the Parliament and constructive discussion takes place on issues of national importance.
  • 15th December, 2017 to 5th January, 2018

Ministry of Power

  • 14th December: Energy Conservation Day
  • Organizer: Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under Ministry of Power
  • Aim:       achievements in energy efficiency and conservation.
  • Holistic Development: effort towards climate change mitigation
  • Reduce the energy intensity of its economic growth by one-third by 2030
  • Renewable Energy target:175 GW
  • We will comfortably cross 200 GW by 2022, says Power Minister
  • ECO-NIWAS: interactive online portal launched for increasing awareness to build sustainable and energy efficient homes


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