- 1 Humsafar Jodhpur Bandra Express flagged of in Rajasthan
- 2 India Ranks 113th on Child Index
- 3 Asia’s First 13 “Blue Flag” beaches to be developed in India.
- 4 India successfully test-fires “Agni- 5” Missile off Odisha coast
- 5 Taj Mahal Declaration adopted to “Beat Plastic Pollution”
- 6 Latest Current Affairs
Humsafar Jodhpur Bandra Express flagged of in Rajasthan
The Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off the Humsafar Jodhpur Bandra Express at Bhagat Ki Kothi Railway Station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
The Humsafar Express Trains are 3- Tier AC Sleeper Trains which operated in December 2016.
The new arrangements made in the trains include LED TVs, Mobile Charging Points, CCTVs, and Bio Toilets.
India Ranks 113th on Child Index
India’s Childhood Index has improved from 117th in 2017 to 113th on the list of 175 Countries indexed by the Global Child Rights Group, Save the children.
The Group’s Report praises India’s achievements in reducing the rate of Child Marriages.
The Nutrition Infant Mortality and Child Labour remained issues of grave concern in India.
According to the report, another challenge in India is that of a adolescent pregnancy.
Asia’s First 13 “Blue Flag” beaches to be developed in India.
13 Indian Beaches will soon get a “Blue Flag” certification, which means that they will be environmental friendly, clean and well equipped with amenities of International Standards for Tourists.
Beaches in Odisha, Maharashtra, and other Coastal States will be the first in Asia to receive a Blue Flag Certification.
The Indian Beaches are being developed by the Society for the Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM), an Environment Ministry’s body working for the management of the coastal areas.
The beach has to be plastic-free and be equipped with a waste management system to qualify for the Blue Flag Standards.
India successfully test-fires “Agni- 5” Missile off Odisha coast
India successfully test-fired its Nuclear capable Long Range Ballistic Missile, Agni – 5, from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha Coast.
The state-of-the art surface to surface Agni 5 is indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
Agni 5 has a strike range of 5000 Kilometers and can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.
Taj Mahal Declaration adopted to “Beat Plastic Pollution”
The Government of India has pledged to end disposable or single use plastic around Taj Mahal.
It will make up to 500 meters around the monument a plastic-free zone, under the Taj Declaration on beating the plastic pollution.
The main objective of the “Taj Declaration” is to make Agra the world’s top ten most polluted cities, free of Plastic.