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PM Narendra Modi’s speech at 76th UNGA – Here are key takeaways

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 76th United Nations General Assembly on Saturday in New York, he spoke on a host of issues including COVID-19 pandemic, terrorism, Afghanistan and climate change.

PM Modi’s address — fourth at the UNGA — comes straight from the Quad summit on Friday when he also held a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House.

PM made an emphatic case that “Democracy can deliver, democracy has delivered”. A child who sold tea at the age of 4, has got the opportunity to lead India – the mother of democracy, and address the UN 4 times. (This empowerment is one among the many miracles of Indian democracy)

India is one sixth of the world. Therefore when India grows the world grows. When India reforms the world transforms. Through various transformational development programmes, it is contributing to global development and ensuring that “no one is left behind”. India’s tech innovations are helping the world whether it be ensuring financial inclusion through UPI or improving vaccination drive in the fight against covid through cowin app.

Through “seva parmo dharm”, India has successfully overcome various constraints and innovated vaccines including the world’s first DNA vaccine. Also working on nasal vaccine and MNRA vaccine. This is possible through the hardwork of various stakeholders including scientists, doctors, front line workers etc. Invited all to come to India and partner in this noble mission.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat is aimed at expanding global value chains. India is a trustworthy and democratic partner for global industrial diversification

India is ensuring a balance between economy and ecology, and the world can take pride in India’s efforts to combat climate change.

PM Modi addresses the UN General debate. Here are the Key takeaways:
1. ‘India is known to be the mother of democracy’
2. ‘When India grows, the world grows’
3. ‘When India reforms, the world transforms’
4. ‘World has been grappling with worst pandemic’
5. PM Modi pays tribute to lives lost due to COVID-19
6. ‘Development should be all-pervasive, inclusive’
7. ‘India has brought 430 million to banking systems’
8. ‘India has built 30 million homes for homeless families’
9. ‘Every 6th person in the world is Indian’
10. ‘Oceans should not be used for expansion & exclusion’
11. ‘India is on a journey to provide clean & portable water’
12. ‘India developed world’s first DNA vaccine’
13. ‘India’s mRNA vaccine is in development stages’
14. ‘India has struck a balance between economy & ecology’
15. ‘India outperformed developed world on climate action’
16. ‘Emphasis on science bases approach to development’
17. ‘World faces a rising threat of extremism’
18. ‘No country should take advantage of Afghan crisis’
19. ‘Terrorism is an equal threat to nations using them’

 

 

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AC Approves Creation of 4 new Courts of Additional District & Sessions Judge

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The Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, accorded approval for the creation of four courts of Additional District & Sessions Judges at district headquarters- one each in District Samba, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Poonch.

Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisors to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor, attended the meeting.

The Administrative Council also approved the creation of 40 new posts of different categories (10 each) at the new court complexes in the four selected districts with a financial implication of Rs. 258.245 lacs (salary) and Rs 21.657 lacs (NPS) per financial year.

The gradual increase in the population of Jammu and Kashmir has substantially enhanced the judicial workload, which has necessitated the opening of new court complexes to cater to the increased public demand.

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J&K Rolls Out Aspirational Blocks Development Programme

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For intensive and focussed development of the 44 most backward blocks of the Union territory, the Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the rollout of the prestigious ”Aspirational Blocks Development Programme”.

Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisors to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor, attended the meeting.

The blocks identified under the Aspirational Blocks Development Programme are the most backward blocks of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, requiring particular focus to par with other blocks. In addition, the programme aims to improve development in terms of various socio-economic parameters like education, health and wellbeing, and overall living conditions of the people.

These Aspirational Blocks shall be developed by converging various ongoing UT schemes/programmes and centrally sponsored schemes/ programmes. The District Development Commissioners will be tasked with preparing a suitable development plan. In contrast, the Planning Development and Monitoring Department will constantly monitor the district-wise progress of these blocks through a digital portal.

Under the programme, the resources will be delineated across various development sectors – poverty, health & nutrition, education, and basic infrastructure, at the district level. Additionally, an amount of Rs. 1.00 crore will be provided to each block after fulfilment of defined criteria.

The best practices implemented in the development of Aspirational Blocks will be acknowledged and duly replicated in other blocks to ensure the Union territory’s inclusive and equitable socio-economic development.

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RBI Approves Baldev Prakash As Jammu And Kashmir Bank CEO

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday approved the candidature of Baldev Prakash as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jammu and Kashmir Bank for three years; the Bank said in a note to exchanges on October 27.

The appointment is effective from the date of taking charge or April 10, 2022, whichever is earlier, the Bank said.

The Bank said that the appointment of Baldev Prakash as MD & CEO by the Bank of the Bank and the actual date of his taking charge should be communicated separately.

Previously, Baldev Prakash was working with the State Bank of India in various capacities, including as Chief General Manager responsible for framing bank-level policy and strategy for developing and providing digital and transaction banking services to all Bank corporate clients.

Besides this, Prakash has worked for over four years at Muscat (Sultanate of Oman), responsible for handling remittances business including treasury operations successfully, the Bank said.

In September this year, J&K Bank, in an exchange notification, said the board has approved fundraise up to Rs 2,000 crore subject to shareholders’ approval. The fundraiser will be a mix of debt and equity, the Bank said.

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