A virtual water partnership meeting was organised between India and the United Kingdom on Tuesday to discuss ways to work together on issues pertaining to building better water infrastructure and conservation. The programme was inaugurated by the Indian High Commissioner to UK, Gaitri Issar Kumar with the Ministry of Jal Shakti Secretary UP Singh, in the presence of other senior officials. During the meeting, delegations from India and the UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) while having discussions over India's water conservation schemes including the Namami Gange programme, Jal Jeewan Mission, and Swachh Bharat Mission. The session highlighted the strategic partnership between the two countries and their approach to developing better water infrastructure in India. Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga, Rajiv Ranjan Mishra also spoke about water conservation in his special address. India's pious river Ganga which is the lifeline for millions of people and a rich and diverse aquatic habitat had lost its character and size owing to an overwhelming discharge of raw pollutants into it. A mission like Namami Gange ensures that not only the rivers are made pollution-free but the entire ecology dependent on it remains protected.
While talking at the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council's (UNHRC). India's first secretary to United Nations in Geneva, Vimarsh Aryan said, "Under the Swachh Bharat mission, all Indian states have already declared themselves open defecation free. The focus of Jal Jeevan Mission is on providing functional tap connection to all households in the country," "India is committed to ensuring access to water and sanitation in all spheres of life beyond the household, particularly in public spaces which is an essential element of the human rights to water and sanitation," said Vimarsh Aryan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tore into the opposition RJD in Bihar, calling its chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav the "yuvraaj" (crown prince) of "jungle raj" and attacking him over the promise of 10 lakh government jobs. He cautioned people against the double whammy Bihar could face if those responsible for having turned the state "beemar" (sick) were voted to power amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. These elections are an opportunity to re-elect those who have pulled Bihar out of deep darkness....Please ask yourself the question does the yuvraj of jungle raj have the credibility and the experience to fulfil the aspirations of the state's lower and middle classes," he said. Watch the full video for more.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a poll rally in Bihar’s Champaran. Rahul said, “PM Modi had promised that a sugar factory would be set up, did Prime Minister Narendra Modi have tea with you all?” Rahul also took a jibe at Nitish and said what Bihar CM did to the state in 2006 is what PM is doing to other states now. Rahul addressed the rally on the first day of polling for assembly elections in Bihar. Watch the full video for more details.
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Congress Rahul Gandhi on October 28 addressed a public rally in Valmiki Nagar. He took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on unemployment issue in the state. He said that the youth of Bihar don't get jobs in the state; they have to move out of the state for jobs. Gandhi said to youths that don't think they lack in anything rather CM Kumar and PM Modi lack in providing employment to them in Bihar.