Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

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Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel

21 Nov 2019

Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel

In a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.

Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

19 Nov 2019

Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

World's richest man, Bill Gates said that he is impressed with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a day after meeting him in Patna.

Environment, population control and more: Decoding PM Modi's I-Day speech

15 Aug 2019

Environment, population control and more: Decoding PM Modi's I-Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his customary Independence Day speech on Thursday from Delhi's Red Fort.

Haven't been elected to clean toilets: Pragya Thakur tells BJP-worker

22 Jul 2019

Haven't been elected to clean toilets: Pragya Thakur tells BJP-worker

Terror accused-turned-parliamentarian, Pragya Thakur, on Sunday sparked yet another controversy when she said she hasn't been elected to "clean toilets".

Hema Malini sweeps streets, junta finds the photo-op unreal

13 Jul 2019

Hema Malini sweeps streets, junta finds the photo-op unreal

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini was caught in a photo-op on Saturday, one which she was clearly unprepared for.

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.

Congress seeks ban on TV serials promoting BJP's schemes

09 Apr 2019

Congress seeks ban on TV serials promoting BJP's schemes

Maharashtra Congress has taken strong objection to two channels for airing serials focusing on schemes of Centre, at a time when Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is in place for the upcoming polls.

Over 4,000 urban cities declared open defecation free: Government

03 Feb 2019

Over 4,000 urban cities declared open defecation free: Government

Over 4,000 urban cities have been declared open defecation free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission, an official at the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said.

#Kumbh2019: Jobs which will be generated by Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

08 Jan 2019

#Kumbh2019: Jobs which will be generated by Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. The Ardh Kumbh Mela or Kumbh 2019, to be held in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj (Allahabad), is expected to be much bigger this year.

'Vote for Modi as gift to newlyweds', reads wedding card

04 Jan 2019

'Vote for Modi as gift to newlyweds', reads wedding card

How far can you go to support your favorite political leader? Attend his/her election rallies at the maximum?

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.

'India's first 3D-printed house may be built within a year'

05 Nov 2018

'India's first 3D-printed house may be built within a year'

India could build its first 3D printed house within a year, according to a team from IIT Madras that has successfully printed a miniature single storey structure.

IIT Kharagpur organizes Young Innovators Program for school students

29 Oct 2018

IIT Kharagpur organizes Young Innovators Program for school students

To make the younger generation more oriented towards scientific and technological innovations, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur recently organized a science and technology competition for students of Classes 8 to 10.

#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

22 Oct 2018

#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

The UPSC Civil Services exam is one of the toughest in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are vital to crack it.

#SwachhToilets: Indian Railways plans to make toilets cleaner

20 Oct 2018

#SwachhToilets: Indian Railways plans to make toilets cleaner

If heading to the toilet in Indian Railways trains sounds like a challenge to you, know that you're not alone.

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.

Shoaib Akhtar scolds a journalist for her 'unprofessional' question

26 Sep 2018

Shoaib Akhtar scolds a journalist for her 'unprofessional' question

You can't toss out emotions when it comes to India v/s Pakistan cricket matches.

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.

#NewsBytesOriginals: Peering into the dark underbelly of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

11 Sep 2018

#NewsBytesOriginals: Peering into the dark underbelly of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Narendra Modi's flagship 'Swachh Bharat' program is in its fourth year, but underneath the sheen lies the dark reality of manual scavenging, which was again highlighted by the death of five sanitation workers in West Delhi.

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.

On Gandhi Jayanti, Railways' coaches to bear Swachch Bharat logo

27 Aug 2018

On Gandhi Jayanti, Railways' coaches to bear Swachch Bharat logo

To commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, all the coaches of the Indian Railways will display the logo of the government's pet project 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan' and the national flag.

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.

Mumbai couple collects 650 tonnes of garbage from Mahim Beach

08 Aug 2018

Mumbai couple collects 650 tonnes of garbage from Mahim Beach

By next month, this Mumbai couple would reach 50th week of their mission: to keep Mahim Beach clean and plastic free.

Goa govt to install 60,000 bio-toilets under ODF-scheme: CM Parrikar

25 Jul 2018

Goa govt to install 60,000 bio-toilets under ODF-scheme: CM Parrikar

The Goa government will install 60,000 bio-toilets at a cost of Rs. 280cr to make the state open defecation free (ODF) under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told Legislative Assembly today.

This Mumbaikar helps environment by cleaning waterfalls

21 Jul 2018

This Mumbaikar helps environment by cleaning waterfalls

Picnics by overflowing waterfalls in the outskirts of Mumbai are probably the most enjoyable moments during monsoons for many.

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.

Set up pre-marriage counseling center in Goa University: Governor

07 Jul 2018

Set up pre-marriage counseling center in Goa University: Governor

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha today asked students to take an oath that they will not break their marriage on petty issues and suggested setting up a pre-wedding counseling center in the Goa University.

Swachh Survekshan 2018: Maharashtra ranked cleanest state, WB fares poorly

24 Jun 2018

Swachh Survekshan 2018: Maharashtra ranked cleanest state, WB fares poorly

Jharkhand is the cleanest state in the country, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, the latest Swachh Survekshan (cleanliness study) by the Government of India has found.

In Indian Railways, Hindutva finds way into meals, water

16 Jun 2018

In Indian Railways, Hindutva finds way into meals, water

A News18 report highlights the advent of Hindutva inside Indian Railways with IRCTC serving food and water having advertisements laced with religious touches.

Indore: Plans to run buses on bio-fuel made from vegetable-waste

20 May 2018

Indore: Plans to run buses on bio-fuel made from vegetable-waste

The industrial hub of Indore, popular for its mouth-watering "poha" and other snacks, is in a spick and span form after bagging the cleanest city tag in the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" for the second year.

Bengaluru's neighbor Shimogga features in Swachh Survekshan-2018, courtesy this man

18 May 2018

Bengaluru's neighbor Shimogga features in Swachh Survekshan-2018, courtesy this man

Though Bengaluru has failed to find a spot in the recently released Swachh Survekshan 2018, one man from its neighboring district, Shivamogga has made Karnataka proud.

Mumbai India's cleanest capital, Navi Mumbai best in waste-management: Survey

17 May 2018

Mumbai India's cleanest capital, Navi Mumbai best in waste-management: Survey

The Swachh Survekshan-2018 results released yesterday bring good news for Maharashtra.

Survey: Indore, Bhopal & Chandigarh are India's cleanest cities

17 May 2018

Survey: Indore, Bhopal & Chandigarh are India's cleanest cities

For the second year in a row, Indore and Bhopal have retained their position as the top two cleanest cities in India, followed by Chandigarh.

Rajasthan's Meo females getting educated, breaking taboos and gender biases

12 May 2018

Rajasthan's Meo females getting educated, breaking taboos and gender biases

The last time Meo-Muslims made it to headlines was in March-2018 when a 24-year-old lady medical student was elected as the sarpanch of a village in a Rajasthan district.

PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship

29 Apr 2018

PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship

On the 43rd edition of 'Mann Ki Baat,' PM Narendra Modi urged students to join the government's new Swachh Bharat summer internship program.

Made from newspapers, these eco-friendly bags are worth a try!

28 Apr 2018

Made from newspapers, these eco-friendly bags are worth a try!

Newspapers, all-purpose flour or maida, stencil and jute strings: that's all they need to make 100% biodegradable dustbin liners or garbage bags.