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1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address students in New Delhi on theme of ‘Young India, New India`.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address students across the nation from Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday. On Sunday, the Prime Minister, in a series of tweets, 

said the theme of his address will be “Young India, New India”. He further added that the convention will take place on the same day Swami Vivekananda delivered his 

Chicago address in 1893. “The convention of students is being held on 11th September, the day Swami Vivekananda delivered his historic address at Chicago in 1893,” Modi tweeted.

Modi also said that his address will mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address. “This year, we are marking 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address & Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya centenary celebrations,” he wrote on Twitter.

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10:30 am: Apart from PM Modi’s address, a film on Upadhyay and Swami Vivekananda will also be screened at the event. Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma along with Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore are also expected to be present at the event at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

10:25 am: Last week, DRI Director Atul Jain told Indian Express that around 1500 student leaders from over 100 colleges and universities have been invited. “We have invited close to 1,500 students leaders from more than 100 colleges and universities. These include student union office-bearers and academic toppers from universities which do not hold student union elections,” Jain said.

10:15 am: The event, which is titled as “Young India, New India: A resurgent nation, from Sankalp to Siddhi”, is Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) and supported by the Culture Ministry.

10:00 am: The address at Vigyan Bhawan is expected to start by 11 am.

9:30 am: BJP President Amit Shah also addressed the youth in the country from Adikham Gujarat (Unmoved Gujarat) Yuva Townhall event, held at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Hall in Ahmedabad. Speaking at the event, Shah asked the youth population to not fall prey to “anti-BJP campaign on social media”.

9:00 am: PM Modi, just a few hours before his address, shared a link to Swami Vivekananda’s 1893 Chicago address on Twitter. He wrote: “This speech by Swami Vivekananda, delivered on this day in 1893, continues to reverberate & inspire generations.”

8:30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Swami Vivekananda believed in the power of Yuva Shakti. “Swami Vivekananda strongly believed in the power of Yuva Shakti. He saw a vital place for youngsters in the realm of nation building,” Modi wrote on Twitter. He further added that he is inspired by Vivekananda’s ideals. 

“Inspired by the ideals of Swami Vivekananda, we are working tirelessly towards realising the dreams & aspirations of our youth,” he said.
 
2. Sachin Tendulkar launches project to develop the poorest ward in Mumbai.
 Sachin Tendulkar launches project to develop the poorest ward in Mumbai
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday launched Mission-24 — a programme aimed at improving the quality of life in one of Mumbai’s poorest wards through collaborative efforts in the next 24 months.

Under Mission-24, efforts will be made to provide basic amenities to residents of M-East ward that includes slums of Shivaji Nagar, Deonar and Mankhurd. Through this project, the organisations aim to provide amenities like secondary schools and colleges, aanganwadis, maternity homes, health posts and dispensaries in the ward. It also aims to improve sanitation, create more open spaces and look at commuter safety.

The area ranks the lowest in human development index (HDI) among all the 24 administrative wards of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The project was launched by NGO Apnalaya and Mumbai First in partnership with the BMC. At a press conference at BMC’s office, Tendulkar emphasised on working collectively for the less privileged sections of the society. “It really disturbs me that M-East ranks the lowest in the human development index. This [Mission-24] is a step in the right direction to find solutions and make Mumbai a better place to live in,” said Tendulkar.

The Swachch Bharat ambassador also emphasised on the need to segregate waste in the city. Apnalaya CEO Arun Kumar said they have already earmarked locations where the infrastructure can be developed.

According to reports submitted by Apnalaya (in February), the HDI in the M-East ward is 0.05 as compared to Kurla, which at rank 23, is 0.29. The ward has no hospitals, no maternity homes and it survives on one dispensary and 4 health posts.

The ward that lacks in several basic amenities has 77% of its population living in slums. It is also near the toxic Deonar dumping ground which makes residents susceptible to various ailments.

A six-member committee that recommended on the city’s Development Plan (DP) 2034 has also suggested a risk-assessment for the ward.

Civic chief Ajoy Mehta on Tuesday emphasised on the need for citizen partnership in the city. Mehta said, “We agree that it is BMC’s responsibility to provide amenities and we are doing it but through this project, the administration would like to emphasise at the importance of building citizen partnership to make the city a better place.”
 
3. Halimah Yacob is the First Female President of Singapore.
Halimah Yacob is the First Female President of Singapore
Madam Halimah Yacob has been named President-elect and will be sworn in on Thursday (Sep 14) as Singapore`s eighth President and its first female head of state.

She was the only one of three prospective candidates to receive a certificate of eligibility for this year`s Presidential Election, which was reserved for the Malay community. Two other presidential hopefuls, Mr Mohamed Salleh Marican and Mr Farid Khan, had their applications to stand for the election turned down on Monday as both did not meet a requirement for private-sector candidates to helm companies with at least S$500 million in shareholders` equity.

The 63-year-old will be Singapore`s first female President and the first Malay head of state in more than 47 years, breaking barriers yet again after being elected as the first female Speaker of Parliament in 2013.

THE ROAD TO PRESIDENCY
The youngest of five children, Mdm Halimah was just eight years old when her father, a watchman, died. Her mother became the sole breadwinner, helping out at a food stall before dawn till late at night. 

"From the age of 10, my hours outside of school were spent being my mother`s assistant: cleaning, washing, clearing tables and serving customers, and I am a better person for it," Mdm Halimah wrote in her bio on her website. "I have experienced poverty firsthand and know how debilitating it can be as you struggle to survive, to put food on the table and also grapple with the uncertainty of the future on a daily basis. It limits your choices but also tempers your determination to succeed."

In Secondary 2, she was nearly kicked out of Singapore Chinese Girls` School for missing too many classes.

“That was one of the worst moments of my life. But I told myself, ‘Stop wallowing in self-pity, pick yourself up and move on,`" Mdm Halimah told Channel NewsAsia in an interview last month.

She later went on to attend Tanjong Katong Girls’ School and graduated from the University of Singapore with a law degree, subsequently obtaining her Master of Laws at the National University of Singapore.

Her career began in 1978 with the National Trades Union Congress, where she served in various roles for the next three decades, eventually rising to become the labour movement`s deputy secretary-general.

She entered politics at the urging of then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong in 2001, and was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC). Ten years later, she was given the portfolio of Minister of State for the then-Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.

Prior to announcing her intention to run as President last month, Mdm Halimah was serving as both Speaker of Parliament and MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC - both roles she has since relinquished.

Over the years, she has advocated for women’s rights, spoke up on senior citizens and mental health issues, and served as patron to associations such as Club HEAL and PPIS (Singapore Muslim Women`s Association).
The decision to run for the highest office of the land did not come easy: The mother of five told Channel NewsAsia her children initially had reservations about being in the public eye.

However, they and her husband - her university sweetheart Mohamed Abdullah - gave their support after some discussion.

Since her bid for presidency was made known, Mdm Halimah has repeatedly denied allegations that she may lack independence due to her close ties to the People’s Action Party.

"It is a gross disservice ... even (among) those who continue to hold party colours, if they put the interest of people behind party colours," she said at a press conference last month, citing times when she disagreed with the Government both as a trade unionist and as an MP.

She also said on Monday that her commitment to serve Singaporeans was not affected by the fact that there is no election. "I promise to do the best that I can to serve the people of Singapore and that doesn`t change whether there is an election or no election ... My passion and commitment to serve the people of Singapore remains the same."

Mdm Halimah has said that as President, she hopes Singaporeans will work together with her to build a stronger Singapore. One of the President`s roles is to act as a unifying force, she said.

"The process may be a reserved election but the President is for everyone, for all communities – regardless of race and religion."
 
4. M Nagaraja Sarma is the new CMD of United India Insurance.
M Nagaraja Sarma is the new CMD of United India Insurance
The Union Government has appointed M Nagaraja Sharma as the chairman and managing director of United India Insurance (UII).

The appointments committee of the Union Cabinet approved his elevation, a government notification said.

Sharma, currently the director and general manager of UII, is likely to assume the charge of his new post tomorrow. His retirement is due in May next year.

The post of chairman and MD was vacant after the retirement of Milind Kharat a few months ago.
 
5. UN Chief Appoints Peter Thomson as First UN Envoy For Oceans.
UN Chief Appoints Peter Thomson as First UN Envoy For Oceans
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed the outgoing president of the General Assembly as the first special envoy for the oceans, seeking to galvanize efforts to protect the world’s seas.

Peter Thomson played a leading role at the first-ever U.N. conference on oceans in June. The 193 U.N. member states issued an urgent call for action to reverse the decline in the health and productivity of the world’s oceans.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced Thompson’s appointment Tuesday, saying the former ambassador for Fiji will promote action to implement the conference recommendations.

Thomson told reporters the major challenge facing the oceans is the change in climate, which affects the seas and the air that all people breathe. In his words, “accumulated human activity is putting us out of balance.”

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6. Maharashtra Chief Minister launches Maha Mission 1 Million.
Maharashtra Chief Minister launches Maha Mission 1 Million
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today launched the `Maharashtra Mission 1 Million` initiative under which over 10 lakh students across the state will play football.

Fadnavis, for a brief while, kicked the ball around at the Bombay Gymkhana with the "dabbawalas" of the megapolis on the occasion in the presence of State Sports minister, Vinod Tawde.

Students from various schools, including visually challenged ones, played football as small showers failed to dampen their spirit.

Fadnavis said, "The FIFA U17 World Cup is happening for the first time in the country and Maharashtra. To support it, it was decided by Tawde to start Mission 1 Million, under which 10 lakh students will play football, and it has started today. The entire Maharashtra has become Pro football." 

FIFA U17 World Cup is set to kick off next month.

According to Fadnavis, the Mission will not only create football players and lovers of the game, but will also help in overall development of the state.

Under the initiative, the state government aims to ensure that children come out in open spaces and play, Tawde had recently told reporters.

 7. Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Elected as Chair of the IOC Ethics Commission.

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Elected as Chair of the IOC Ethics Commission
Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has been elected chair of the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission. The South Korean, who served as leader in the UN from 2007 through 2016, will take over for Youssoupha Ndiaye.

In his acceptance speech today, Ban called his new task “a serious responsibility.” Among his immediate tasks will be a vote-buying scandal involving last year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

A Brazilian IOC member, Carlos Nuzman , is under investigation for his alleged role in a USD 2 million vote-buying scheme to bring the games to Brazil. Earlier this week, IOC president Thomas Bach said the committee was awaiting word from Brazilian authorities before determining next steps. One IOC member, Dick Pound, said the committee needs to act more decisively, and the ethics commission should be conducting its own investigation.
 
8. Salman Khan honoured at Britain’s House of Commons.
Salman Khan honoured at Britain’s House of Commons
Bollywood star Salman Khan received a Global Diversity Award at Britain’s House of Commons.

Salman was at the House of Commons here on Friday, and received the award from Keith Vaz, British Parliament’s longest-serving Asian MP.

“The Global Diversity Award is given to people of immense stature in terms of what they have done for diversity in the world, and he is certainly one of them,” Vaz said here.

Vaz praised Salman for being “not just a megastar for Indian and world cinema, but also someone who has done so much for humanitarian causes”.

Salman, who looked dapper at the event and runs the Being Human NGO, said: “Thank you for the respect and honour you have given me. My father would have never thought… But the amount of respect you guys have given me, thank you so much for it.”

The actor is in Britain for his Da-Bangg Tour, and he is visiting the country after a decade.

The tour, which will take place in Birmingham on Saturday and in London’s O2 Arena on Sunday, will also feature artistes like Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, Prabhudheva, Sooraj Pancholi and Badshah.

9. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to lay the foundation stone for Skill Development Institute on September 16.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to lay the foundation stone for Skill Development Institute on September 16
Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu today laid the foundation stone for a Regional Vocational Training Institute, Hyderabad, the first of its kind in Telangana aimed at boosting skill development opportunities among women.

The competent authority has approved the expenditure of Rs 19.95 crore for the construction of the RVTI-Hyderabad building. The campus will be spread over approximately four acres of land within the campus of ATI-Vidyanagar, Hyderabad.

Naidu said, “Setting up of RVTI in Hyderabad is one defining step towards women empowerment. It the duty of all government bodies, including gram panchayats, to do everything possible to empower women in society.”

“There is a huge demand for a skilled workforce world over and it is right that we reap our demographic dividend and bridge this demand-supply gap,” he said.

Once established, around 1,000 trainees would be trained here every year. This RVTI is expected to cater to the vocational training needs of 480 women annually in regular courses under the Craftsmen Training Scheme and the Craft Instructor’s Training Scheme. Around the same number of candidates would be trained under various short-term courses in skill areas having a high market demand.
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The institute will run courses on Fashion Design & Technology, Architectural Assistantship, Cosmetology, Front Office Assistant, Secretarial Practice (English) and Food and Beverages Service Assistant.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship said, “Women training and their empowerment has been one of the priority areas for the Centre. The participation of women in the workforce in our country will certainly lead to the growth of our nation’s economy. To ensure this, we have the target of setting up one RVTI in each state. MSDE is currently running 17 such institutes across the country.”
 
10. Arjan Singh: Sole marshal of IAF passes away.
Arjan Singh: Sole marshal of IAF passes away
The sole Marshal of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Arjan Singh passed away following cardiac arrest in New Delhi. He was 98. He was known for shaping IAF in its early years as well as during some of its most difficult junctures.

In 2002, on the occasion of Republic Day, he was granted honorary rank of Marshal, highest military rank attainable, which before him only two Army chiefs, K M Carriappa and Sam Manekshaw, had achieved.

 

Arjan Singh

 


Arjan Singh was born on April 15, 1919, in Lyalpur (now Faislabad, Pakistan). He had completed his education at Montgomery (now Sahiwal, Pakistan).  He was selected to Empire Pilot training course at Royal AirForce (RAF) Cranwell at age of 19 years. He had served on different positions in RAF during British Rule.
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On August 15, 1947, he had achieved a unique honour of leading a fly-past of over a hundred IAF aircraft over the Red Fort in Delhi. He had served as the IAF chief from August 1964 to 69. He was the first Indian Air Chief to be elevated to the rank of Air Chief Marshal in 1966.

He had led the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the 1965 India-Pakistan war. He had launched IAF’s Operation Grand Slam that targeted at the vital town of Akhnoor of Pakistan. He retired in August 1969 and later was appointed as Ambassador of India to Switzerland and High Commissioner to Kenya. He also had served as Lieutenant Governor of New Delhi from 1989 to 1990.

Awards and Honours: In recognition of his lifelong services, Union government conferred the rank of the “Marshal of Indian Air Force” on him in 2002 making him the first and the only ‘Five Star’ rank officer with the IAF. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan for his astute leadership of the Air Force during the India-Pakistan war.

 

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