Current Affairs: 18 October 2017

PM dedicates All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated the All India Institute of Ayurveda, in New Delhi, to the Nation. The first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) is set up along the lines of AIIMS. As an apex institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, the AIIA will bring synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology. Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shri Shripad Naik was also present on this occasion.

On this occasion, The Prime Minister released the “Ayurvedic Standard Treatment Guidelines”. These guidelines were developed by the Ministry of AYUSH. The Prime Minister also gave away the Yoga Award to the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune, which was announced earlier this year on the occasion of International Day of Yoga.


RM to visit Andaman & Nicobar Command

The Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman will be visiting Andaman & Nicobar Command on 18 and 19 October 2017. On her maiden visit to the Command, she will be celebrating Diwali with troops and interacting with the families during various events over the two days. During her schedule, the Raksha Mantri will be visiting the operational area of the Command and Air Force Station Car Nicobar. She will be laying wreaths at the Swatantra Jyoti in Cellular Jail and Tsunami Memorial at Car Nicobar.


Ministry WCD launches campaign on ‘women for women’: #IamThatWoman

In an attempt to end Gender bias in women against women, the Ministry of Women and Child Development is undertaking an online campaign #IamThatWoman.

Through the campaign, the Ministry seeks to highlight the various aspects of women standing ‘by’ and ‘for’ women. Ministry of WCD has urged people to shun stereotypes associated with women harming other women. Twitter and Facebook users have been encouraged to tag and share stories of women helping women with a photograph and post online with the hashtag #IamThatWoman.


Bangladesh Navy Ship Somudra Avijan on a goodwill visit to Vishakhapatnam

Bangladesh Naval Ship Somudra Avijan arrived Vishakhapatnam on a four-day goodwill visit to the Eastern Naval Command on 16 October 17. Prior to the arrival, the ship carried out Passage Exercise which included naval manoeuvres in the Bay of Bengal prior to entering into the port. The Bangladesh Navy ship was accorded a warm reception by officials from the ENC and Eastern Fleet with the Indian Naval Band in attendance on arrival.

BNS Somudra Avijan, commanded by Commander M Moniruzzaman (TAS), Psc, BN is a part of Cadet Training Squadron with 60 cadets embarked onboard sea training. During the stay in Vizag, a variety of activities including professional, cross deck visit, sports fixture and social interactions have been scheduled for the crew.


Diesel generators banned in Delhi

With air quality in the national capital entering red zone, Environment Pollution Control Authority has banned diesel generator sets in Delhi and ordered the closure of Badarpur thermal power plant in the national capital.

Environment Pollution Control Authority chairman Bhure Lal and member Sunita Narain announced the decision following a review meeting in New Delhi. Ms Narain said, if air pollution aggravates further and in case it touches alarming proportions, cars will have to be off the roads. She said, vehicle parking fee may have to be hiked in Delhi if required.