The Union Government unveiled an Air Quality early warning system for the Delhi region. The system has been designed with the help of American and Finnish models to predict extreme air pollution levels. The system will help combat air pollution in the National Capital by getting information 2-5 days in advance.
The Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) was inaugurated by Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. The centre has been created to support government departments to unlock the hidden potential of the data that they are generating as a part of the governance processes and use it to improve the overall governance.
The Delhi government has signed a 'Friendship and Cooperation Agreement' with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to work closely in the fields of environment, tourism, waste water and solid waste management, infrastructure and public health.
The Delhi government has launched a scheme that will enable doorstep delivery of 40 essential government services such as caste and marriage certificates, driving license and new water connections in the first phase.
The Delhi Government has increased the prize money for the players from the state who won medals for the nation at the recently-concluded 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. The CM also announced two new policies to promote sportspersons in the city.
Justice Rajendra Menon was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court by Lt Governor Anil Baijal at a ceremony held at the Raj Niwas in New Delhi on August 9. The inclusion of Justice Menon will not, however, add to the depleted number of judges of the Delhi high court.
The High Court was considering two PILs seeking by Harsh Mandar and Karnika Sawhney to decriminalise begging. The PILs have sought basic human and fundamental rights for beggars in the National Capital, apart from decriminalising begging. They have also sought basic amenities such as proper food and medical facilities at all homes for beggars in the city.
The Delhi cabinet has approved a proposal to do away with the requirement of linking the 12-digit Aadhaar number with bank accounts to avail the benefits of welfare schemes including old age, disability and widow pensions.
Delhi cabinet has approved a scheme under which farmers in the national capital will be able to lease out a part of their agricultural land for setting up of solar panels to get additional income. The scheme will start in nine months and at least five solar companies have evinced interest.
Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has unveiled a state-of-the-art Air Quality and Weather Forecast System– SAFAR in New Delhi. First of its kind in the country, the system was developed indigenously in record time by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.
The notification almost eliminates the use of coal from everything except in thermal power plants, where coal with less than 0.4 percent sulphur will be permitted. Moreover, the Committee also announced its decision to shut down the coal power plants of the NCT, including the Badarpur plant.
The Delhi government has launched 'Happiness Curriculum' for school students up to class 8. The move is expected to be a solution to modern day issues such as terrorism, corruption and pollution through human-centric education.
The Union Government has decided to establish India’s first national police museum in Lutyens' Delhi. This is the first time that the country will have a national-level permanent exhibition on policing subjects.
The squad named ‘Knightingale’ has been formed to ensure safety and security of women at public places. The presence of more women police officers on the road will hopefully instil a sense of confidence among women.
The Union Environment Ministry along with Delhi would be launching a campaign to combat severe levels of air pollution in the National Capital Region. The campaign outcome is expected to help the Ministry to form a larger policy framework to deal with pollution throughout the year.
The three Municipal Corporations of Delhi have jointly brought out a mobile application to enhance engagement of citizens in resolution of grievances and improvement of civic services in the city. The application called Mobile App 311 was launched by Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
The Teen Murti Chowk in central Delhi was formally renamed as Teen Murti-Haifa, after Israeli city Haifa in a solemn ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.