13 Jul 2022: PIB Summary for UPSC

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Taranga Hill - Ambaji Abu Road Rail Line
2. BRICS Anti-Corruption Ministerial Meet
3. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
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1. Taranga Hill – Ambaji Abu Road Rail Line

Syllabus – GS Ⅲ, Infrastructure; Railways 

Prelims: Taranga Hill – Ambaji Abu Road Rail Line

Context

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Taranga Hill – Ambaji – Abu Road new rail line to provide connectivity and improve mobility.

Details

  • The proposed project will provide connectivity to Ambaji and will also provide alternate routes between Ahmedabad and Abu Road. 
  • The estimated cost of this project is Rs 2798.16 cr and will be completed by 2026-27.
  • The rail line will connect two famous pilgrimage sites of Gujarat- Maa Ambaji temple and Shri Ajitnath Jain temple.
  • The approved rail line will pass through the districts of Sirohi in Rajasthan, and Banaskantha and Mehsana districts of Gujarat.

2. BRICS Anti-Corruption Ministerial Meet

Syllabus – GS Ⅱ, International Relations; Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India 

Prelims: BRICS and about BRICS Anti-Corruption Ministerial Meet

Context

India’s commitment against corruption (Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension).

Details

  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addressed the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) anti-corruption ministerial meet and reiterated India’s commitment against corruption.
  • Dr Jitendra Singh informed the distinguished delegates about the various anti-corruption practices adopted by India to reduce the scope of corruption at all levels. He said steps like MCA21 (for corporates and business houses e-measures), fully automated Income Tax Compliances, Commercial Taxes Compliances, passport and visa services, Digi Locker, pensions, Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) through Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB), Common Services Centres, etc. are some of the successful e-government endeavours launched under various e-governance initiatives.

3. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)

Syllabus – GS Ⅲ, Environment; Conservation.

Prelims –  National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)

Context

National Mission for Clean Ganga

Details 

  • The 43rd meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was held under the Chairmanship of Shri G. Asok Kumar, Director General, NMCG.
  • Projects pertaining to industrial and sewage pollution abatement through new technologies, aforestation, development of Kalindi Kunj ghat landscape, etc. were approved in the EC meeting at an estimated cost of around Rs 38 cr.

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