Amrit Bharat Station: Ministry of Railways has formulated a new policy for modernization of stations named “Amrit Bharat Station” scheme. Amrit Bharat Station scheme envisages development of stations on a continuous basis with a long term vision. It is based on Master Planning for long term and implementation of the elements of Master Plan as per the needs and patronage of the station.
Broad objectives: The scheme aims at preparation of Master Plans of the Railway stations and implementation of the Master Plan in phases to enhance the facilities including and beyond the Minimum Essential Amenities (MEA) and aiming for creation of Roof Plazas and city centres at the station in the long run.
Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation: CDSCO under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) of India.
Functions: Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, CDSCO is responsible for approval of New Drugs, Conduct of Clinical Trials, laying down the standards for Drugs, control over the quality of imported Drugs in the country and coordination of the activities of State Drug Control Organizations by providing expert advice. CDSCO along with state regulators, is jointly responsible for grant of licenses of certain specialized categories of critical Drugs such as blood and blood products, I. V. Fluids, Vaccine and Sera.
Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya: Recently, the Prime Minister has paid tributes to Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya on his Jayanti.
He was born on 25th December 186 in UP.
He was a great educationist, pioneer and a national leader. He was given the title of ‘Mahamana’ by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. S. Radhakrishnan gave him the status of a ‘Karmayogi’.
Role in Congress:He was elected as the President of the Congress committee (four times) in 1909, 1918, 1932 and 1933.
As a journalist, he started a Hindi weekly, Abhyudaya in 1907 and also Hindi monthly, Maryada in 1910.He started an English daily- Leader in 1909.Malaviya was the editor of Hindi weekly, the Hindustan and Indian Union.
Asian Development Bank:The Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a $125 million loan to develop climate-resilient sewage collection and treatment, and drainage and water supply systems in three cities in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank established in 1966 The bank admits the members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and non-regional developed countries.
Type: Multilateral Development Bank
Legal status: Treaty
Purpose:Social and Economic Development
Region served:INDO- PACIFIC