Current Affairs daily September 18, 2021

500 ‘healthy cities’ to fight the Covid-like crisis- NITI Aayog said the Central sector scheme for building 500 healthy cities in the next five years will have to be worked out by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in consultation with states and Union Territories. 

Byju’s, NITI Aayog partner to provide free education in 112 districts- With the aim to ensure access to quality education, NITI Aayog has partnered with edtech company BYJU’s to provide children from 112 aspirational districts free access to high-quality and tech-driven learning programs.

E-auction of Gifts received by PM Modi- Govt to e-auction from today gifts received by PM Modi, proceeds to go to Namami Gange Mission.

PEDA inks pact with CESL for EV charging stations- Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has signed an MoU with Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) — a subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) — a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, Government of India — for the installation of public charging stations for electric vehicles in Punjab. 

Prince William’s Earthshot Prize,2 Indian Projects-A 14-year-old Tamil Nadu schoolgirl’s solar-powered ironing cart project and a Delhi entrepreneur’s agricultural waste recycling concept were on Friday named among 15 finalists from hundreds of nominations across the world for the first-ever Earthshot Prize, launched by Britain’s Prince William last year.

Ek Pahal Campaign” Launched for Justice delivery at Doorstep- The Ministry of Law and Justice has launched a Pan-India Special Campaign called Ek Pahal Drive for Justice Delivery at the doorstep. It was launched to encourage mass registration under Tele-Law by the Department of Justice and NALSA.

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