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‘Swachhata’ promotes Tourism says Javadekar; TN bags maximum awards

‘Swachhata’ promotes Tourism says Javadekar; TN bags maximum awards

New Delhi, Sep 14 (UNI) Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today said Swachhata (cleanliness) promotes tourism, brings hygiene and reduces health expenditure of a country. Mr Javadekar, presenting awards to higher educational institutions for ‘Swachhata Ranking 2017’, said, “Indians are ahead in personal hygiene but when it comes to clean our roads, streets, surroundings we are at the last.” The awards were given to higher educational institutions on the basis of Swachhata parameters which include student-toilet ratio, water purity and pipeline systems, facility and modernity of kitchen, adequacy of garbage collection and its disposal system, greenery coverage in campus and overall cleanliness and ambience. A total of 3500 institutions participated of which 174 were shortlisted. Best 25 institutions were selected in four categories -- Universities, Colleges, Technical institutions, Government institutions. Collectors under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan were also awarded. OP Jindal Global University from Sonipat, Haryana bagged the first position under University category followed by Manipal University of Jaipur. Tamil Nadu bagged maximum number of awards in each category. Under College category the southern state received five awards. Under Technical institutions category, it bagged the same number of awards. "It was surprising that no Government university was listed in the first 50. We had to make a special category for Government universities under which GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttarakhand was at the first position followed by Madurai Kamraj University, Tamil Nadu," said the Minister. Mr Javadekar, addressing the gathering, said a total of 4.5-lakh toilets were constructed in schools in the last one year across the country and this will reduce the drop-out percentage. “Students are ambassadors of cleanliness. Clean Campus should become Smart Campus and must know how to dispose waste while using smart technology,” said the HRD Minister. Mr Javadekar congratulated the winners and said “Swachhata is a service.” UNI DJK SNU 1522

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24 May 2018 | 10:02 PM

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Cong questions silence of PM on Tuticorin incident

Cong questions silence of PM on Tuticorin incident

24 May 2018 | 9:49 PM

New Delhi, May 24 (UNI) Questioning the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Tuticorin firing incident, which left 13 people dead, the Congress on Thursday asked the PM whether the present government in Tamil Nadu is fit to govern the state.

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During 21 days of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, 7 53 lakh Ujjwala connections distributed: PM

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24 May 2018 | 9:13 PM

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NIA files supplementary charge sheet in KCP case

24 May 2018 | 8:59 PM

New Delhi, May 24 (UNI) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a supplementary charge sheet against Sanabam Inaobi Singh of Imphal in Manipur in Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) case under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC), Unlawful Activity (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substance Act.

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Rajnath directs constant vigil and security on  borders

Rajnath directs constant vigil and security on borders

24 May 2018 | 8:47 PM

New Delhi, May 24 (UNI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday directed all concerned officials to maintain constant vigil and security on the borders.

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