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PM NARENDRA MODI HAS SHOWN ENORMOUS LEADERSHIP ON CLIMATE CHANGE: COP26 CHIEF

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Alok Sharma, president-designate of 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “shown an enormous amount of leadership” in the area of climate change and issues relating to nature and biodiversity.

Sharma, who met PM Modi on Tuesday, said the governments must come forward with ambitious targets to cut emissions by 2030 and to set out net-zero targets. “We had a very good discussion with Prime Minister Modi and I remarked on the fact that he personally has shown an enormous amount of leadership in the area of climate and of course, nature and biodiversity. When he was Chief Minister in Gujarat he set up a climate finance department which was pioneering. It wasn’t something that was happening regularly something across the world. He was someone who helped to get the Paris agreement over the line,” Sharma told ANI.

“The Climate Ambition summit, which the UK organised together with UN and France on Dec 12 on five year anniversary of Paris Agreement, the Prime Minister made a bold commitment when it comes to renewables. For that, we are very grateful. I pointed out the message that I am talking to all the governments around COP26. We are looking for a number of things to happen. Firstly, the governments must come forward with ambitious targets to cut emissions by 2030 and to set out net-zero targets,” he added.

Sharma said the issue of finance is really important. “The issue of finance is really important to make sure developed countries deliver on the 100 billion dollar promise that was made and to get more private finance flowing as well and then in the adaptation space to get countries come up with their adaptation plans which is nearly where India has been leading for a long period of time. And finally to close the outstanding issues from the Paris Agreement,” he said.

Asked about his meeting with Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and his take on India’s climate action plan, Sharma said, “India has been incredibly forward when it comes to renewables and the story here is very much about driving green growth, which is something that the UK is also doing”.

“We are very committed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is very committed to green growth. In the UK, we have demonstrated that green growth is possible. Over the last 30 years, we have grown our economy by 75 per cent and yet cut emissions by 43 per cent and I think that’s the message we want to take. If we work together, there would, of course, be compromises but if we able to do that we will achieve consensus and ultimately we have to deliver Glasgow, we have to deliver not just for a generation but for future generations.”

He said they are keen that Glasgow is a physical event. “I know that Covid-19 is a big issue but we are planning for a physical event. Of course, we are looking at contingencies as well,” he said.

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Urdu Bulletin: PM Modi’s Covid-19 vaccination, farmers stir covered prominently

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New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): Various Urdu publications in their Tuesday editions gave prominent coverage to Covid-19 vaccination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as soon the second phase of inoculation began on Monday.
The publications have also reported the hike in price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders. They also reported that Chinese hacker groups may have targeted India’s power grid system and caused a disruption in power supply.
Rashtriya Sahara: The newspaper leads with the news of the Covid-19 vaccination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other ministers of the Central government on Monday.
Vaccination will be conducted in more than 12 thousand government and private hospitals. The state of Bihar will provide free vaccination to its citizens in private hospitals also. In the second phase of the vaccination drive 27 crores will be inoculated, it reported.
It also reported a hike in fare price of LPG cylinders and stated “No relief from inflation, LPG is again expensive.”
The newspaper has also featured the report that Chinese state-sponsored actors have deployed malware into Indian power grids during the ongoing tension at the border between India and China.
Inquilab: The newspaper has given importance to Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s speech against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It reported that the Congress leader said that leaders of the BJP speak about the Citizenship Amendment Act in other parts of the country, they do not have the courage to do so in Assam.
The newspaper has reported on a plea in the Supreme Court which seeks a direction to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to register an FIR (First Information Report) into the alleged chanting of religious slogans during electioneering in West Bengal.
The newspaper has also reported Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait’s statement against the Central government.
Tikait said farmers will not step back till a solution is found. “The farmer is also ready. He will look after his crop as well as the agitation. Let the government hold talks when it has the time,” he said. (ANI)

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Protesting against fuel hike Kerala observes 12-hour strike

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Kochi (Kerala) [India], March 2 (ANI): Protesting fuel price hike Kerala Motor Vyavasaya Samrakshana Samiti has called for a 12-hour strike on Tuesday.
Trade unions and employers organisations informed about the strike in a joint press meet on February 23.
While the protesters did not prevent the movement of private vehicles, the state-owned Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) plied on road. However, only a few KSRTC buses were seen plying with a few passengers. In Kochi, the metro services were operating as usual.
In view of the strike, exams scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed by the Kerala University, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, MG University, Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kannur University, Cochin University of Science and Technology till further notice, informed the Public Relations Officers (PROs) team of the university.
Board of Higher Secondary Examinations informed that Higher Secondary and Vocational Higher Secondary model exams are also postponed till March 8. (ANI)

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India sincere to emerge as leading blue economy of world: PM Modi

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New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): Asserting that India is a natural leader in maritime sectory with a rich history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the nation is very sincere to emerge as as a leading blue economy of the world and pointed out that the government aims to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030.
“The Summit brings together many stakeholders relating to this sector. I am sure we will achieve great success in boosting the maritime economy. India is a natural leader in this sector. Our nation has a rich maritime history. Civilisation flourished on our coasts. For thousand of years, our ports have been important trading centres. Our coasts connected India to the world,” the Prime Minister said after inaugurating Maritime India Summit 2021 through video conferencing.
“Through this Summit, I want to invite the world to come to India and be a part of our growth trajectory. India is very sincere about growing in the maritime sector and emerging as leading blue economy of the world,” he added.
India’s leading focus area in martime sector includes– upgrade current infrastructure, create new generation infrastructure, boost the reform journey, PM Modi said.
“Through these steps, we aim to give strength to our vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the government is investing in waterways in a way that was never seen before. Domestic waterways are found to be cost effective and environment friendly way for transporting freight, he said.
“We aim to operationalize 23 waterways by 2030. India has as many as 189 lighthouses across its vast coastline. We have drawn up a program for developing tourism in the land adjacent to 78 lighthouses,” he added.
During the event, Prime Minister Narendra launched the Sagar Manthan- Mercantile Maritime Domain Awareness Centre and e-book of maritime vision 2030, which is aiming to make the Indian maritime insutry at par with the top global benchmark in the next 10 years.
Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State (MoS) Ports, Shipping and Waterways (Independent Charge), who was also present at the event virutally said the summit is one of the biggest virtual summit in the world attended by 1.7 lakh partipants from more than 100 nations.
“In the three day summit, we will have ministers from eight nations, over 50 global CEOs and more than 160 speakers which include 115 international speakers from 24 nations,” he said.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also joined the event via video conferencing.
The Maritime India Summit 2021 is being organised by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on a virtual platform www.maritimeindiasummit.in from March 2 to March 4 via video conferencing. (ANI)

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J&K Bank provides loans under govt schemes to people below poverty line in Rajouri

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Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], March 2 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir bank has been providing loans to below the poverty line residents of Kotranka sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district under various schemes of the Central government for their upliftment.
The Jammu and Kashmir bank plays an important role in the implementation of the schemes like Stand-Up India, and Back to Village-III for the residents of Kotranka tehsil, which is a far-flung area of Rajouri.
“Around 80 per cent of people in this tehsil are below the poverty line. The government has taken a lot of initiative to uplift them via the implementation and promotion of various schemes like MNREGA,” said Mohd Shafiq, a PRI representative.

“After the District Development Council (DDC) elections in the state, the schemes that were stuck earlier are now functional and soon the results would be visible,” he said.
“Schemes under Kisan Credit Card (KCC) are being implemented for fish farming and animal husbandry. Farmers have also benefitted from the Prime Minister Kisan Nidhi Yojana,” Shafiq added.
Loans are also provided so that the people can become self-employed and run their own small-scale businesses in the tehsil.

Speaking to ANI, Sanjeev Singh, Branch Manager, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Kotranka said the government infuses capitals in the schemes and provides the people with a subsidy.
He added: “Schemes like Stand-Up India, Back to Village-III, Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB), Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), and Jammu and Kashmir Rural Employment Generation Programme aim at the upliftment of the poor people.”
“The bank has started a Saral/Saholiyat finance scheme under which the bank provides loans to the people who want to run shops or stores in the tehsil. Since the area is good for agricultural produce, the government is implementing a lot of agriculture-based schemes,” Singh further said.

Wajhat Hussain, a resident of the area, said that the central and state government are working together to help the people gain financial stability.
“Schemes provide loans to small scale industries which has made it easy to start and run a business in Kotranka. Schemes like UDAAN are very beneficial for the people,” Hussain said.
He requested the government to reduce the time taken in getting a loan and also ensure that they are processed faster. (ANI)

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UP’s Hathras has become epicentre of crime against women: BSP

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New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party National Spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria on Tuesday alleged that the Hathras district has become an epicentre of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh and the state government should take strict action against accused in such cases.
Speaking to ANI, the BSP leader said, “There has been a lot of news regarding sexual abuse, murder, rape and molestation coming from Uttar Pradesh. I would like to say that Hathras district has become the centre of such activities. You have seen that a few months ago there was a murder, then another murder, now the complaint of this teenager and the murder of her father, it shows that Uttar Pradesh has become jungle raj and gundaraj. There is no protection for women, Dalits and poor.”
Bhadoria slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for the late response and called on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take immediate action in the latest case.
“Incidents are increasing continuously. Such reports not only coming from Hathras but also from all the districts of Uttar Pradesh. It is the Chief Minister’s responsibility to ensure that such incidents do not happen,” the BSP leader said.
Amrish Sharma, a resident of Hathras, was shot dead by another man against whom he had filed a case in July 2018 for allegedly molesting his daughter, at a village in the Sasni police station area on Monday, Uttar Pradesh police said.
According to the police, an FIR has been registered against four accused, two of whom have been arrested
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today directed officials to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against all the four accused involved in the murder of Amrish Sharma. (ANI)

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PM Modi inaugurates ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’

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New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’ on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the second edition of the summit via video conferencing.
Prime Minister also launched e-book of maritime vision 2030, which is aiming to make the Indian maritime insutry at par with the top global benchmark in the next 10 years.
Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State (MoS) Ports, Shipping and Waterways (Independent Charge) in his opening remark said that the summit is one of the biggest virtual summit in the world with the participation of 1.7 lakhs partipants from more than 100 nations.
“In the three day summit, we will have ministers from eight nations, over 50 global CEOs and more than 160 speakers which include 115 international speakers from 24 nations,” he said.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart YS Jaganmohan Reddy also joined the event via video conferencing.
The Summit will help in furthering growth of India’s maritime economy. Several countries are participating in the event including the CEOs and Ambassadors of several countries to boost investment in the Maritime sector in India. Over one lakh participants from 50 countries have registered online for MIS summit 2021 which is scheduled from March 2 to March 4.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Maritime India Summit 2021 is being organised by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on a virtual platform www.maritimeindiasummit.in from March 2 to March 4 via video conferencing.
The summit will visualise a roadmap for India’s Maritime sector for next decade and will work to propel India to the forefront of the Global Maritime Sector.
Eminent speakers from several countries are expected to attend the summit and explore the potential business opportunities and investments in Indian Maritime domain. Denmark is the partner country for the three-day summit. (ANI)

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