Indigenous Faith Day (IFD) 2019 Celebrated in Tezu
The Indigenous Faith Day (IFD) 2019 was celebrated with fanfare at the Jubilee Ground near here on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Tezu legislator Karikho Kri extended his greetings to all the indigenous tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. He also called for preserving one’s culture and identity. Stating that “Lohit district has been home to various tribes of Arunachal Pradesh since time immemorial”, he added that “all the tribes have been residing in the district in peace and harmony.” The Indigenous Flag was unfurled by the Chief Guest, followed by lighting of the lamp in front of the portraits of indigenous Gods and offering of prayers by the priests of various communities. The IFCSAP calendar was also launched in the event. The programme was organized by the Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) Tezu and was attended by SP Tezu, D.W. Thongon and all the HODs, participants from all the tribes inhabiting in the district
BrahMos cruise missile test-fired from INS Kochi
The Awards for first-ever MoEF&CC and CMS VATAVARAN-2019 Short Film Competition and Festival on Environment was presented in New Delhi. The awards were presented by Ravi Agrawal, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) at culmination of four-day festival where all shortlisted films were showcased.
The Jury which selected final awardees for competition comprised of Ramesh Sippy, Manju Borah, Rahul Rawail and Agnimitra Paul. The shortlisted films of MoEF&CC-2019 Short Film Competition and Festival on Environment were screened in festival.
The award was presented in three categories:
(1) School students
(2) Amateur and College students
Under School Students category: 345 film entry was received and 35 was nominated
Under Amateur and College Students category: 173 film entry was received and 42 was nominated
Under Professionals category: 82 film entry was received and 35 was nominated
Maharashtra to monitor schemes introduced for the welfare of farmers
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray approved Rs.606 crores to monitor all schemes related to farmers on a regular basis. The new government aims to introduce new approaches to resolve issues related to cultivators, who have suffered crop losses in unseasonal rains in October. The government said that it will provide any negligible assistance and satisfactory provision for farmers.
Indian Government launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 across India
The mission aims to immunize children under 2 years of age and pregnant women against eight vaccine-preventable diseases. The immunisation drive covers vaccines for tuberculosis, meningitis, measles, Hepatitis B, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis and diphtheria. The vaccines for two other diseases- Hemophilus influenza and Japanese encephalitis are also being provided under the scheme in certain select areas.
The Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 aims to achieve full immunisation coverage in 272 districts spread across 27 states of India. The Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 will be carried out between December 2019 and March 2020. The mission aims to achieve full immunisation coverage in 272 districts spread across 27 states of India.
Hornbill Festival is being celebrated in Nagaland
Hornbill Festival is one of the most popular festivals of Nagaland, It is celebrated every year from 1st to 10th December. The Hornbill Festival is indeed the most renowned celebration of Nagas. There is a huge gathering for merrymaking in the form of drinking, eating, singing, and dancing. The Hornbill Festival is one of the largest celebrations of the indigenous warrior tribes of Nagaland. Naga people have a rich tradition of maintaining their unique heritage and customs.
The festival aims to pay rich tribute to the Naga leaders, who under extremely challenging circumstances, secured for the people, the Nagaland State with special status.
Saudi Arabia takes over G20 Presidency from Japan
Saudi Arabia became the first Arab nation on Sunday to take over the G20 presidency as it seeks to bounce back onto the world stage following global uproar over its human rights record. Saudi Arabia has pledged to continue the group's current operations and build multinational consensus on various issues. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has described it as an important opportunity to shape international synergy.
"Saudi Arabia steps up to the G20 presidency amid a new wave of arbitrary arrests of peaceful critics, with many human rights defenders still languishing behind bars, and just over a year since the horrifying killing of Jamal Khashoggi," Heba Morayef, Amnesty International's director for the Middle East and North Africa, said in a statement.
Saudi Arabia has accepted the Presidency of the G20 group and the conference will be held in Riyadh next year.