Khadi to get Trendier with 60 New Designs;

Ministry of MSME:


The essence of Khadi’s simplicity, purity and sustainability was reflected through the Khadi fashion show organized by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi last evening. The fashion show, curated by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) led by ace designer and KVIC Advisor Shri Sunil Sethi, showcased 60 designs by 10 budding fashion designers, who were selected through an All-India Khadi Designers Competition organized by KVIC. Top 3 designers were also awarded on this occasion.

Designer Swatti Kapoor received the 1st prize with a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for her creation depicting Khadi as the most ethical and sustainable clothing. The collection was inspired by the 19th Century poem titled “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. She used fine Khadi Muslin fabric in plain and self check with block printing, hand crochet and hand embroidery and other kinds of fabric manipulation.

Designer Dhruv Singh was declared the 2nd runner up with a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh. His collection named ‘Anaarbagh’ is inspired by a painting of Krishna dancing in a full moon night with his devotees/lovers, in the month of Kartik. The idea was to give Khadi a bit of a festive look by creating ensembles which gives the feel of couture with comfort and ease to the body. He used plain Khadi cotton fabric and all the ensembles are completely hand embroidered by our karigars from Bengal and Gujarat, using 6 strings of hand twisted pure zari.

Two designers namely, Kaushal Singh and Gaurav Singh bagged the 3rd prize of Rs 2 lakh each. Kaushal used plain weave Khadi and Blue Khadi Denim. The print artwork was created by fine artists, translated into a screen and further printed on the fabric. Designer Gaurav also used Khadi cotton fabric using zero waste design technique and contrast stitch line details.

The All-India Khadi Designers Competition was organized to introduce new design interventions and add a trendy twist to Khadi. The KVIC received 393 nominations from young fashion designers from across the country. A screening committee comprising Fashion Designers, experts from design institutes and top functionaries of KVIC was constituted to shortlist 10 best designers. The top 3 designers were selected during the show by the jury.

Chairman KVIC, Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena said the creations of these contestants will soon be made available at Khadi India outlets as designer wear. The idea is to attract younger generations towards Khadi with clothing that is comfortable, easy to wear and trendy.

In a historic step, Ministry of Civil Aviation, in conjunction with 8 ministries has released the roadmap of the much anticipated Krishi UDAN 2.0 scheme: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Jyotiraditya Scindia – Union Minister:

A new dawn for our Annadatas as India moves from A2A i.e. Aviation to Agriculture!

In a historic step, Ministry of Civil Aviation, in conjunction with 8 ministries has released the roadmap of the much anticipated Krishi UDAN 2.0 scheme.

The scheme aims to channelise the immense potential of Indian agriculture with the logistical help of civil aviation towards the goal of doubling farmers’ income and making them Atmanirbhar

The comprehensive policy programme will also help alleviate wastage of farm produce, increase value of farm produce and link them to global markets, thereby making Indian agriculture more sustainable and profitable.

Please click the link below for more details:

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1767005

It is a big step that the Supreme Court has said that they will look into the Pegasus spyware matter: Rahul Gandhi

Special Press Briefing by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the AICC HQ on Pegasus spyware:

In the last parliament session, we had raised this issue of Pegasus because we felt that it was an attack on the democratic structure & foundations of our nation. And, we had jointly blocked the parliament.

Today, the Supreme Court has given its opinion and basically supported what we were saying.

We were asking three basic questions:

1. Who authorised Pegasus – which agency, which person authorised Pegasus? As we all know Pegasus cannot be bought by a private individual, it has to be bought by a govt, it is a weapon.

2. Who were the victims of Pegasus- who was it used against? Because there is a list of people including Opposition leaders, BJP members, Supreme Court justices-the CJI; who were being attacked.

3. Did any other country have access to information of our people? Were they privy? Did they have access to our data?

For these three basic questions, we did not get any answers. Infact, no reply was given to us.

Pegasus is an attempt to crush Indian democracy. It is an attempt to make sure- the vibrancy of our democracy, the conversations that take place in our democracy are crushed and people are controlled.

It is a big step that the Supreme Court has said that they will look into the Pegasus spyware matter. I am confident that we will get the truth out of this.

There are many different ways in which the idea of India is being attacked. Pegasus is of course a particularly nasty & subversive way of doing it.

Pegasus is a way to control the politics of the country- a way to control people, to blackmail them, to not allow the democratic process to work. We are quite happy that the Supreme Court has accepted to look into this.

We will raise the issue in Parliament again. I’m sure that the BJP will not like the debate and will make sure it is stalled. But we will make sure the debate is held & tell our people that the idea of India is being attacked.

Pegasus Snoopgate is a deeper problem. It is one thing to use Pegasus to find out about terrorism & national security, but if Prime Minister is using this as a personal tool & the data is arriving on the PM’s desk, then that’s fully criminal.

Pegasus Snoopgate is an issue where the GoI is attacking the national security of the country. Our data, India’s data, data related to eminent people being handed to a foreign country is an attack on the national security of the country.

If it is true that the data of our CEC, Opposition leaders, our CMs is held outside of India, the Govt of India has attacked India itself.

The truth is- using Pegasus is an illegal action. Only two people could’ve taken this action. No other minister but the Prime Minister or the Home Minister have authorised this. And it is very difficult for the Govt to answer these questions.

A majestic tourism site is being developed at Chumi Gyatse, a collection of 108 waterfalls near the Tibet border : Pema Khandu

Pema Khandu, Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh :

A majestic tourism site is being developed at Chumi Gyatse, a collection of 108 waterfalls near the Tibet border. Visited the revered and holy Buddhist site during my tour to remote border areas.

A tourist cafeteria and 50kw hydel dedicated to Indian Army is soon to come up.

A pleasant 1 hour trek to Chumi Gyatse Falls, a holy pilgrimage site of Buddhists near Tibet border.

The origin of holy 108 waterfalls of Chumi Gyatse is attributed to “a show of power” by Guru Padmasambhava.

The trek takes you through beautiful landscape of Tsachu Chu river.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Breakthrough all barriers and feel that you are blessed, this is the one and only step you have to take. The rest will all happen :
@SriSri

Maharashtra today crossed 3 crore mark for fully vaccinated people: Aaditya Thackeray

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Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt. :

The Good News:

Maharashtra today crossed 3 crore mark for fully vaccinated people.

That’s the highest in the country for those who are fully vaccinated.

Our healthcare system is working to vaccinate every citizen in the State at the earliest and ensuring nobody is left behind

Captured these breath-taking pictures of the Pir Panjal mountain range: Amit Shah

Amit Shah – Union Home Minister:

Captured these breath-taking pictures of the Pir Panjal mountain range after the first snowfall of the season on my way from Srinagar to Delhi.

Kashmir, the Jewel in India’s crown, is all set to welcome tourists.

Do visit this beautiful part of India.

For the first time in the Major Ports in India, Radio over Internet Protocol system inaugurated at Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways:

In view of a much needed solution for providing effective long range Marine communication, the Radio over InternetProtocol (ROIP) System at Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata (SMP, Kolkata), was inaugurated last evening.

ROIP system is being introduced as a marine communication mode, for the first time in any Major Indian Port.

It shall cover the entire Hugli river Estuary from Kolkata to Sandheads, having base stations at 4 Locations.

With this facility, vessels at Sandheads can be directly communicated via Radio, from Kolkata, specially during storms and inclement weather.

Shri Vinit Kumar, Chairman, SMP, Kolkata has appreciated this development, stating that despite being the only riverine port in the country, SMP, Kolkata has been constantly maintaining its pivotal position in Indian Major Ports for the past 152 years.

Central Consumer Protection Authority takes strong action on violations of ‘country of origin’ on e-commerce platforms

Ministry of Consumer Affairs:

The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) under Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has taken strong action on violations of consumer rights.

In a run-up to the festive season, CCPA took stringent action to safeguard consumer interests.

In a press conference here today, Secretary Department of Consumer Affairs, Ms. Leena Nandan shared how CCPA has been efficiently and effectively tightening noose over the violators.

The violations involve declaring false country of origin on the products listed on e-commerce platforms and failure to declare country of origin. CCPA has taken suo-moto cognizance of the matter on the basis of complaints received from numerous consumers on the National Consumer Helpline portal.

Rule 6(5)(d) of the Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020 mandate any seller offering goods or services through a  marketplace e-commerce entity to provide all relevant details about the goods and services offered for sale by the seller including  country of origin, necessary  for  enabling  the  consumer  to  make  an  informed  decision  at  the  pre-purchase stage.

Rule 4(3) further stipulates that no  e-commerce  entity  shall  adopt  any  unfair  trade  practice,  whether  in  the  course  of  business  on  its platform or otherwise.

CCPA has sent Notice to e-commerce entities for violations reported on their platforms. CCPA has directed such entities to furnish detailed reply as to what are the tangible steps have been taken by them on this matter.

Since LM (Packaged Commodity) Rules also mandate declaration of country of origin on e-commerce platforms, CCPA is also working in coordination with the Legal Metrology Department for necessary action under the Legal Metrology Act.

Thus, 202 notices with regard to country of origin violations in the period 16.10.20 to 22.10.21. Out of this, electronic products recorded the highest violations with 47 notices, followed by apparel with 35 notices.

75 companies have compounded their offences, out of which 68 have compounded for violations relating to country of origin. The total amount collected by compounding of the offences is ₹41,85,500.

CCPA is continually monitoring the e-commerce landscape in India to take immediate cognizance of violations under the Consumer Protection Act and the E-Commerce Rules, 2020

The meeting of Congress National and State leaders held today unanimously resolved to undertake a massive & visible Congress membership drive from 1st Nov. : KC Venugopal

KC Venugopal – General Secretary, Congress:

The meeting of AICC GSs, I/Cs & PCC Presidents held today unanimously resolved to undertake a massive & visible Congress membership drive from 1st November onwards reaching up to every nook & corner of the country.

This would be a massive & visible enrolment campaign.

It was also decided to effectively carry out regular training for party workers & leaders from top to bottom on party ideology, policies, grassroot messaging, social media & counter propaganda.

Training camps will be held regularly at state, district & block levels.

It was resolved that the massive grassroot agitation with padyatras & small Jan Sabhas i.e. Jan Jagran Abhiyan on inflation & price rise will be successfully launched between 14-29th November, with the active involvement of senior leaders, party functionaries & common people.

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Took my oath as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha today in Delhi: Sushmita Dev

My oath as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha today in Delhi.

It’s an honour to be a part of the TMC team in the upper house.

Together we will fight for the people & to protect the interest of the nation under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee

Sushmita Dev, MP, TMC leader

Min. of Road Transport has issued new safety guidelines for children below 4 years of age being carried on a motorcycle: Nitin Gadkari

MoRTH has issued new safety guidelines for children below 4 years of age being carried on a motorcycle.

A safety harness shall be provided to attach the child to the driver of the motorcycle.

Child pillion passengers aged between 9 months to 4 years must wear crash helmets.

The speed of the motorcycle with the child up to age 4 years shall not be more than 40 kmph.

Nitin Gadkari – Union Minister

The NaMo App has a very interesting section known as ‘Kamal Pushp’ that gives you the opportunity to share and know about inspiring Party Karyakartas: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

With the blessings of the people, BJP has got the opportunity to serve across several states and at the Centre.

A key reason behind this trust of people is the stellar role played by generations of Karyakartas who have devoted their lives to the Party and nation building.

The NaMo App has a very interesting section known as ‘Kamal Pushp’ that gives you the opportunity to share and know about inspiring Party Karyakartas from the Jana Sangh days to the present, who toiled to popularise our ideology.

Do contribute and enrich this section.

We must fight the diabolical campaign of BJP/RSS ideologically. We must do so with conviction and expose their lies before the people if we are to win this battle : Sonia Gandhi

Opening Remarks of Congress President Sonia Gandhi at the Meeting of General Secretaries, In-charges & PCC Presidents, to discuss INC membership program, Jan Jagran Abhiyan & upcoming elections :


General Secretaries and In-Charges, PCC Presidents and friends,You are all well aware of the CWC Meeting we had a few days back. I am sure you have read the three resolutions passed by the CWC and that they have been communicated and dis-tributed in your states. Today’s get-together is a follow-up to that meeting.


The detailed schedule for full-fledged organisational elections is already with you. The nation-wide Congress membership enrolment programme begins on November 10, 2021, and runs through till March 310, 2022.


I take this opportunity to emphasise to each one of the PCC Presidents, General Secretaries and In-Charges that new members are the lifeblood of any political movement. Young men and women across the nation seek a movement to give voice to their aspirations. It is our duty to provide them with a platform, as we have done for generations past.


You will have to ensure the proper printing and distribution of forms for every ward and village. You will have to identify and assign Congress leaders and office bearers, the task of going house to house, to enrol members in a transparent fashion. You must ensure the clear delin-eation of the responsibilities of these individuals at the state, district, block, ward and village level. This is a vital responsibility that you are entrusted with.


Training programmes for our workers are therefore an absolute necessity. You have received a circular from the AICC with regard to the organisation of such programmes at every level. I want to emphasise that you should take it on priority. The fight to defend our democracy, our Constitution and the Congress Party’s ideology begins with being fully prepared to identify and counter false propaganda.


We must fight the diabolical campaign of BJP/RSS ideologically. We must do so with conviction and expose their lies before the people if we are to win this battle.

The AICC releases important and detailed statements almost every day on issues facing the nation. But it is my experience that they do not percolate down to our grass root cadres at the block and district level. There are policy issues on which I find a lack of clarity and cohesion even amongst our state-level leaders.


You must train our workers to take on the unceasing onslaught of malicious disinformation campaigns at the behest of the BJP/RSS. And you must train our people to fight it while upholding and projecting the core Congress ideology.


Our own history bears witness to the fact that if an organisation is to succeed against injustice and inequality, if it is to effectively champion the rights of the marginalised, it must become a widespread agitation down to the grassroots.

The Modi Government has sought to erode our institutions so it may evade accountability. It has sought to undermine the core values of our Constitution so it can hold itself to a lower standard. It has questioned the very fundamentals of our democracy.


We must redouble our fight for those who are the victims of this government’s worst ex-cesses: our farmers and farm labourers, our youth fighting for jobs and opportunities, small and medium scale businesses, our brothers, our sisters with particular focus on the deprived.


To make this promise truly meaningful, we must also make our organisation more representa-tive of this cross-section of society.


Five states are going to election in the coming months. Congress party workers and leaders in these states are gearing up to take on these battles. Our campaign must be founded upon concrete policies and programmes emanating from widespread discussions with all sections of society.

Finally, I would like to re-emphasise the paramount need for discipline and unity. What should matter to each and every one of us is the strengthening of the organisation. This must override personal ambitions. In this lies both collective and individual success.


Jai Hind!

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Like bubbles come up in water, the whole world has come up in the Consciousness :
SriSri

At today’s All Party Meet, It was unanimously decided to convene a Special Session of Vidhan Sabha: CM, Charanjit Channi

At today’s All Party Meet, It was unanimously decided to convene a Special Session of Vidhan Sabha to compel the GoI to retract the Notification; Increasing Jurisdiction of BSF & 3 farm laws.

This decision of GoI is an attack on federalism, which will not be tolerated.

Charanjit Channi – CM, Punjab