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Over 83.9 million toilets constructed under Swachh Bharat Mission

New Delhi, Sep 14 (UNI) Over 83.9 million household toilets have been constructed under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
As a result, 19 States/Union Territories, 447 districts, and approximately 440,000 villages have declared themselves as free from open defecation, officials of the Ministry of Drinking water and .Sanitation have said.
Since the inception of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) program, the rural sanitation coverage of India has increased significantly, from 39 per cent in October 2014 to over 92 per cent as of end of August 2018, Mr Parameswaran Iyer (IAS), Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation said during a briefing session held here on Thursday evening on the upcoming Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC).
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Kejriwal directs officials to ensure real-time availability of beds on Delhi Corona app

Kejriwal directs officials to ensure real-time availability of beds on Delhi Corona app

16 Apr 2021 | 8:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday convened a review meeting on the situation of Coronavirus in Delhi.

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Delhi records biggest spike of nearly 20k COVID case, 141 deaths

Delhi records biggest spike of nearly 20k COVID case, 141 deaths

16 Apr 2021 | 8:35 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The national capital on Friday reported largest single-day spike of 19,486 new cases of COVID-19 while 141 people lost their lives.

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ITBP activates its Covid Care Centre at Chhawla for serving personnel & veterans

ITBP activates its Covid Care Centre at Chhawla for serving personnel & veterans

16 Apr 2021 | 8:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on Friday said that it has activated all its medical set up and activated Covid Care Centre at Chhawla for serving and veterans following the second surge of Covid 19 pandemic.

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ICSE defers class Xth, XIIth exams

16 Apr 2021 | 7:57 PM

(Rptg,correcting typo in para 3, line 2)
New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) on Friday said it has decided to defer the Class Xth and XIIth board examination in the light of the nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases.

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ICSE defers class Xth, XIIth exams

ICSE defers class Xth, XIIth exams

16 Apr 2021 | 7:55 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) on Friday said it has decided to defer the Class Xth and XIIth board examination in the light of the nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases.

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