UPSC 2017 IAS Exam: PIB Summary and Analysis – May 29

Darwaza Bandh campaign
  • It is a campaign to promote toilet usage across the country
  • Launched by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • The campaign will be launched in Mumbai on 30th May 2017
  • The campaign has been supported by the World Bank and is being rolled out countrywide immediately after the launch
  • It is designed to encourage behaviour change in men who have toilets but are not using them
  • Behaviour change has been the focus of Swachh Bharat Mission, which is being pursued through a countrywide comprehensive IEC(Information-Education-Communication) programme. Communication campaigns have been taken up both, at the central and State levels, for promoting sustained use of toilets and for sustaining the Open Defecation Free status achieved
  • The campaign will be promoted by Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Sharma

 

National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) Campus inaugurated 
in Bengaluru today

 

India’s First Fleet of 200 Electric Vehicles Launched in Nagpur 
  • It is India’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project 
  • This unique project brings together e-buses, e-cabs, e-rickshaws and e-autos on a single platform, the Ola App, which will enable commuters in Nagpur to book them
  • The fleet of 200 vehicles consists of 100 of Mahindra’s new e20 Plus vehicles, besides those from other manufacturers like Tata Motors, Kinetic and TVS

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