Articles about Swachh Bharat

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

22 Jan 2021

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government's 'Swachh Bharat' cleanliness mission helped in the fight against the coronavirus.

PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

15 May 2020

PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an extensive discussion with philanthropist Bill Gates on the coronavirus crisis, the global response to the pandemic, India's efforts, and a vaccine.

Amitabh Bachchan spreads fake news about coronavirus, again

26 Mar 2020

Amitabh Bachchan spreads fake news about coronavirus, again

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged citizens to neither spread false information nor fall for fake news related to coronavirus, but perhaps, Bollywood's megastar Amitabh Bachchan didn't get the memo.

PM Modi promotes plogging; picks garbage at Mamallapuram beach

12 Oct 2019

PM Modi promotes plogging; picks garbage at Mamallapuram beach

In a similar vein with the much-publicized Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen picking up trash at the Mamallapuram beach in Chennai on Saturday.

Click toilet-selfie, get Rs. 51,000: MP government's scheme for newly-weds

11 Oct 2019

Click toilet-selfie, get Rs. 51,000: MP government's scheme for newly-weds

In an absurd move, bridegrooms in Madhya Pradesh are now required to take toilet selfies if they are to avail the benefits of a government scheme.

#GandhiJayanti: PM Modi will declare India 'Open Defecation-Free'

02 Oct 2019

#GandhiJayanti: PM Modi will declare India 'Open Defecation-Free'

The entire country is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, with a number of events being lined up across India.

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

01 Oct 2019

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

From ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about waging a war against single-use plastic. Listing how it harms the environment, he urged countrymen to switch to cloth bags for daily use.

Narendra Modi receives Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat campaign

25 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi receives Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the prestigious Global Goalkeeper Award for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which he had started on October 2, 2014.

#IndependenceDay: India to get Chief of Defense Staff, announces Modi

15 Aug 2019

#IndependenceDay: India to get Chief of Defense Staff, announces Modi

India will soon get a Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), who will head all three forces- Navy, Army, and Air Force, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

Have suggestions for Modi's I-Day speech? Here's what to do

22 Jul 2019

Have suggestions for Modi's I-Day speech? Here's what to do

With India's 73rd Independence Day less than a month away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that he would be taking suggestions for his August 15 speech.

This start-up by IIT graduate makes garbage bins 'smart'

09 Jul 2019

This start-up by IIT graduate makes garbage bins 'smart'

An IIT-Madras graduate's start-up is all set to make your garbage collection smart.

Economic Survey 2019 proposes increasing investments, retirement age: Details here

05 Jul 2019

Economic Survey 2019 proposes increasing investments, retirement age: Details here

On Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled her first Economic Survey, which shapes a roadmap for how the government could bring the economy back on track.

Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi

23 Jun 2019

Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi

For more than a decade, Uttar Pradesh's Amethi had an absent parliamentarian- Rahul Gandhi.

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

14 Jun 2019

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

Steve Jobs once said if you put faith in people and give them the right tools, they do wonderful things!

RBI set to issue new 'greenish yellow' Rs. 20 notes

27 Apr 2019

RBI set to issue new 'greenish yellow' Rs. 20 notes

The Reserve Bank of India has announced that it would issue new Rs. 20 notes shortly. The notes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series will be greenish yellow in color and will bear the signature of Governor Shaktikanta Das.

#NewsBytesSurvey: Youth happy with Modi, 70% think he would win

15 Apr 2019

#NewsBytesSurvey: Youth happy with Modi, 70% think he would win

With general elections officially beginning last week, the eyes of the world are set on India.

BJP's poll campaign began with Kumbh. Will it get results?

20 Mar 2019

BJP's poll campaign began with Kumbh. Will it get results?

Uttar Pradesh holds high importance for BJP. Banking on the Ram Janmbhoomi emotions and the sensitive Ayodhya issue, the party rose to national prominence in the late 80s and early 90s.

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

19 Mar 2019

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

Steve Jobs once said if you put faith in people and give them the right tools, they do wonderful things!

This Hyderabad groom wants 'Vote for Modi' as his gift

12 Feb 2019

This Hyderabad groom wants 'Vote for Modi' as his gift

Last month, we reported how a Gujarati family asked guests invited to their son's wedding to vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming elections through the wedding invitation.

Uttar Pradesh Budget 2019: Highlights from the Budget speech

07 Feb 2019

Uttar Pradesh Budget 2019: Highlights from the Budget speech

On Thursday, the much-awaited Uttar Pradesh Budget was announced for the financial year 2019-20.

Parliament Budget Session 2019 begins: Details here

31 Jan 2019

Parliament Budget Session 2019 begins: Details here

On Thursday, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a joint sitting of both Houses of the Parliament, and kicked off the Budget Session.

After BJP's warning, Chennai's Loyola college apologizes for 'anti-Hindu' paintings

22 Jan 2019

After BJP's warning, Chennai's Loyola college apologizes for 'anti-Hindu' paintings

The well-known Loyola College, a Catholic minority institution in Chennai, has issued an apology following the outrage erupted over some paintings at an expo in its campus which the BJP and other saffron outfits termed as a desecration of Hindu symbols.

Now, you can give feedback to PM Modi on NaMo-app

14 Jan 2019

Now, you can give feedback to PM Modi on NaMo-app

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to citizens and has asked for "direct feedback" on a number of issues through a survey launched on the NaMo app.

India much cleaner after Swachh Bharat Mission: Ruskin Bond

09 Dec 2018

India much cleaner after Swachh Bharat Mission: Ruskin Bond

Renowned author Ruskin Bond has said that India has become much cleaner following Swachh Bharat Mission, but the challenge lies in addressing the issue appropriately.

Construct 60,000 household toilets within target, J&K government orders agencies

20 Nov 2018

Construct 60,000 household toilets within target, J&K government orders agencies

The Jammu and Kashmir government has directed authorities to meet the original target of constructing 60,000 individual household toilets (IHHTs) in urban areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in the state.

West Delhi Police digitizes malkhanas across all its police stations

17 Nov 2018

West Delhi Police digitizes malkhanas across all its police stations

The Delhi Police's West district digitized all malkhanas, rooms for keeping seized arms and ammunition, across its 12 police stations on Friday, police said.

Why should you and I question the government?

11 Nov 2018

Why should you and I question the government?

Democracy has given citizens a brahmastra- the right to question the government.

Shashi Tharoor slyly calls PM Modi a scorpion

28 Oct 2018

Shashi Tharoor slyly calls PM Modi a scorpion

In what may open a can of controversies, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor while speaking about PM Narendra Modi, quoted an anonymous RSS source, and said he was like scorpion who can neither be removed by hand nor beaten by a chappal.

PM Modi emphasizes the responsibility of citizens towards society

25 Oct 2018

PM Modi emphasizes the responsibility of citizens towards society

PM Narendra Modi yesterday said more people are paying taxes because they have faith their money is being used properly, but pitched for a system where citizens do a little more than honestly paying taxes.

Disclose corruption complaints against serving Union Ministers: CIC to PMO

21 Oct 2018

Disclose corruption complaints against serving Union Ministers: CIC to PMO

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to disclose complaints of corruption received against Union Ministers between 2014 and 2017 and action taken on them.

India is shining a spotlight on sanitation: Bill Gates

02 Oct 2018

India is shining a spotlight on sanitation: Bill Gates

Congratulating the Modi government for "shining a light on sanitation," Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), said India must now use innovations and technology to build on Swachh Bharat Mission's success.

UP: Prove yourself a hygiene-champion, become DM for a day

26 Sep 2018

UP: Prove yourself a hygiene-champion, become DM for a day

Prove yourself to be a hygiene champion and become Shahjahanpur's District Magistrate for a day, albeit minus financial powers.

Central govt employees to undertake cleanliness drive on office premises

17 Sep 2018

Central govt employees to undertake cleanliness drive on office premises

The Center has asked all departments under it to undertake cleanliness drive on their premises, according to an official communique.

PM Modi announces 'Swachhata Hi Seva Movement' from September 15

12 Sep 2018

PM Modi announces 'Swachhata Hi Seva Movement' from September 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the launch of the 'Swachhata Hi Seva Movement' from September 15 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Swachh Bharat scuffle death: Pratapgarh police report clears the accused

11 Sep 2018

Swachh Bharat scuffle death: Pratapgarh police report clears the accused

More than a year after a 53-year-old activist died in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh after an altercation with civic officials engaged in the Swachh Bharat campaign, police have submitted a final report concluding that he died of cardiac arrest.

Chhattisgarh's "Swachhta Warrior" to create awareness on importance of voting

19 Aug 2018

Chhattisgarh's "Swachhta Warrior" to create awareness on importance of voting

A 25-year-old Chhattisgarh woman, who played a key role in making 82 village panchayats open defecation-free, will now educate people of Raigarh district on the importance of voting and enrolment of eligible electors.

Cleanest Indian Railways stations revealed: Full list here

15 Aug 2018

Cleanest Indian Railways stations revealed: Full list here

Anyone who's traveled extensively by train will inevitably know that cleanliness isn't the Indian Railways' biggest forte.

ECoR's special-drive to keep Puri station clean during Rath Yatra

10 Jul 2018

ECoR's special-drive to keep Puri station clean during Rath Yatra

The East Coast Railway will launch a special drive to keep the Puri railway station in Odisha clean during the Rath Yatra, an official said.

Modi-govt needs to shed 'obsession' with economic-growth: Economist Jean Dreze

08 Jul 2018

Modi-govt needs to shed 'obsession' with economic-growth: Economist Jean Dreze

The Narendra Modi government needs to shed its "obsession" with economic growth and take a broader view of what development is about, argues noted economist Jean Dreze.

Important steps needed to reach double-digit growth: Modi

17 Jun 2018

Important steps needed to reach double-digit growth: Modi

Chairing the NITI Aayog Governing Council meet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today, PM Narendra Modi said the economy was growing healthily, but the challenge is to take it to double-digit figures.