PIB News Synopsis 03rd December 2019

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1)‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’:3 December
The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ must be renamed as ‘International Day of Persons with Special Abilities’, to reflect the enormous potential and capabilities that differently-abled people posses and to dispel the stigma that society attaches to disability.

2)Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System” (PPRTMS):-“Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System” (PPRTMS) will be implemented through an online portal, to facilitate tracking of status of application by applicants.

The salient feature in the Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System is that the applicant (who is applying for party registration from 1st January, 2020 onwards) will be able to track the progress of his / her application and will get status update through SMS and email

The Registration of Political Parties is governed by the provisions of section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. A party seeking registration under the said section with the Commission has to submit an application to the Commission within a period of 30 days following the date of its formation in prescribed format with basic particulars about the party such as name, address, membership details of various units, names of office bearers, etc.

3)Exercise Surya Kiran-The 14th edition of bilateral annual military exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIV between Indian and Nepal Army commenced today at Nepal Army Battle School (NABS), Salijhandi, Rupendehi district of Nepal.

4)India Pavilion at COP-25 in Madrid, Spain celebrating “150 Years the Mahatma”:-UN framework convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC COP25), in Madrid, Spain.

The Pavilion has a conceptual model of Gandhi Ji’s Ashram, where Mahatma’s philosophy of minimizing wants and living with simplicity is espoused. The pavilion also depicts the present and traces the arc into the future of the country, where Government of India is implementing ambitious solutions to deal with the issue of climate change, inspired by the teachings of the Mahatma, and our cultural underpinnings based on the principles of sustainable consumption and production. As such, the pavilion has a special focus on ‘sustainable lifestyles’ as a solution to climate change.

5)Vice President Launches POSHAN Anthem:-The aim of the POSHAN Anthem is to inspire people to join the movement to fight the scourge of malnutrition.

The Anthem has been written by Prasoon Joshi and composed and sung by Shankar Mahadevan.

About POSHAN ABHIYAN :- POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched on 8th March 2018 by the Prime Minister in Jhunjhunu.

The Abhiyaan targets to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls) and reduce low birth weight by 2%, 2%, 3% and 2% per annum respectively.The target of the mission is to bring down stunting among children in the age group 0-6 years from 38.4% to 25% by 2022.

6)National Policy to Tackle Drug Abuse:-The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated and is implementing a National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) for 2018-2025.

The Plan aims at reduction of adverse consequences of drug abuse through a multi-pronged strategy. The activities under the NAPDDR, inter-alia, include awareness generation programmes in schools/colleges/Universities, workshops/seminars/ with parents, community based peer led interactions intervention programmes for vulnerable adolescent and youth in the community, provisioning of treatment facilities and capacity building of service providers.

7)Parliament passes the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019:-Reasons Cited for merger:-

Administrative Efficiency,

Better Service Delivery and

Effective Implementation of Central and State Government Schemes

Prevent Duplication of Work and efforts

Save Resources, Manpower and reduce administrative bottlenecks.

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