IIT D sign MoU with AIIA to validate Ayurveda

An agreement was signed between IIT Delhi & the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under which projects would be launched that would aim to give “scientific validation” to the Ayurveda and integrate it with technology. The projects would be funded by the Ayush Ministry. The agreement was signed at a conference of the heads of Ayush Institutes on ways to induce modernity in Ayurveda.

IR Installs Automatic Train Washing System

An automatic train washing system has been installed by Northern Railways at Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi. This move of govt promotes minimum quantity of water, soap and disinfectants and is eco-friendly. It is said that this would save 1,24,000 litres of water per day and more depots will be constructed in the future.

CM approves yatra scheme

The Delhi government would send 77,000 senior citizens along with one adult attendant each on all-expenses paid pilgrimages every year. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal approved the Mukhyamantri Tirth yatra Yojana. The government would also pay for one attendant over the age of 18 years to accompany each senior citizen. The pilgrims would be selected through a draw of lots.

Delhi Police to control CCTV project

A panel set up by Delhi L-G Anil Baijal has said Delhi government’s flagship CCTV project will not be controlled by the AAP government but will be under the L-G via Delhi Police. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal called the panel “illegal” and directed PWD Secretary Manoj Parida to propose the installation of one lakh cameras in the next cabinet meeting.

Tree wall to encircle Delhi

A ‘tree wall’ of nearly 31 lakh native trees will soon encircle Delhi to protect it from dust storms coming from Rajasthan, a senior official of Union Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change said. The government has already begun work of planting saplings. The tree wall will come along Delhi border with Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Tenth edition of Delhi dialogue

India will held the 10th edition of Delhi Dialogue on 19-20 July 2018. It is a premier annual event to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement with ASEAN members. RCEP is a free trade area consisting of 10 ASEAN members and six FTA partners which includes India.

Delhi launched it’s first Cyber Forensic van

First cyber Forensic van of Delhi police was launched to help people in cyber crimes especially for the senior citizens who are the soft targets of cyber crimes. Home Ministry is planning to launch an online cybercrime portal where people can file a complaint online. The Van will be available on 24×7 basis.

SC verdict on Delhi CM vs L-G

LG has no independent decision-making power and cannot behave as an obstructionist. Except for the three issues, including land, law and order, Delhi government should be allowed to legislate. LG being the administrative head of Delhi must be informed of all executive powers but he cannot stall all the decisions of the council of ministers.

Dalai Lama launches ‘Happiness Curriculum’

The Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Dalai Lama launched the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in the Delhi government schools on July 2. The new initiative that focuses on holistic education would cover around eight lakh students. The curriculum focuses on meditation, moral teachings, and mental exercises, with the aim of turning students into good human beings.

Delhi HC orders halt on cutting 17000 trees

25 : A controversial project that requires the cutting of 17,000 trees in Delhi. The NBCC also deposited Rs. 8 crores with the tree authority of the Delhi government for permission to cut trees. Petitioner KK Mishra, asks the court to stop the central government project to cut thousands of trees for the redevelopment of 7 colonies in south Delhi. HC halts the cutting of trees till July 4 2018.