- River Cities Alliance (RCA): National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) organized the ‘River-Cities Alliance (RCA) Global Seminar: Partnership for Building International River-Sensitive Cities’ recently in New Delhi.
The River Cities Alliance (RCA) has been launched with the objective to provide the member cities with a platform to discuss and exchange information on aspects that are vital for sustainable management of urban rivers, sharing best practices and supporting innovation.The Alliance is open to all river cities of India. Any river city can join the Alliance at any time.State Governments are implementing Action Plans for restoration of water quality of the identified polluted river stretches.
The implementation is being monitored regularly at State level by Chief Secretary of the respective State/UT and at Central level by the Central Monitoring Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti.
- Indian Coast Guard: Indian Coast Guard recently bought home ten rescued fishermen from Maldivian waters.It is an armed force that protects India’s maritime interests and enforces maritime law, with jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone.It was formally established in 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 as an independent Armed force of India.
Parent ministry: It operates under the Ministry of Defence.Administration: The organization is headed by the Director General Indian Coast Guard (DGICG).HQ: Coast Guard Headquarters (CGHQ) is located at New Delhi.
- Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT): CSTT was established in October 1961 in pursuance of a Presidential Order with the objective to evolve technical terminology in all Indian Languages. It was established under clause (4) of Article 344 of the Constitution of India.It is functioning under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India with its headquarters at New Delhi.
Primary Function: Evolve standard terminology, propagate its use and distribute it widely.
Other functions: Preparation and Publication of Bilingual and Trilingual Glossaries involving English/Hindi and other Indian Languages.
Preparation and Publication of National terminology.Identification and Publication of School Level Terminology and Departmental Glossaries.Identification of Pan Indian Terms.
Preparation of Definitional Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias.Preparation of University level textbooks,monographs and journals.Grant-in-Aid to Granth Academies, Textbook Boards and University Cells for University level books in regional languages.
Propagation, expansion and critical review of terms coined and defined through training/orientation programmes, workshops, seminars etc.Free distribution of Publications.
Providing necessary terminology to the National Translation Mission.