National - 2019 September

September 11

The National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock was recently launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. The aim of the programme is to vaccinate over 500 Million Livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the disease for a period of five years at a cost of Rs 13000 crore.

September 10

India will host the first conference on military medicine for member nations of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) in New Delhi. Military medicine experts from SCO member countries will meet for a two-day conference starting September 12. It will be the first military co-operation event to be organised in India under the SCO Defence Co-operation Plan 2019-2020 after it became a SCO member country in 2017.
Centre has set up a three-member committee headed by former Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, retired IAS officer Arun Goyal and retired Indian Civil Accounts Service officer Giriraj Prasad Gupta as members to oversee the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. 

While Australia became the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging, Thailand has become the first country in Asia to roll out plain cigarette packaging. The standardized packaging includes a graphic picture of tobacco’s effects on the body and the logo-free brand name written in plain font.

September 9

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a UN conference to combat desertification that India will restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 and India’s resolve to tackle the problem of plastic waste at the 14th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at Greater Noida.

September 8

The government has set up a task force to identify technically and economically viable infrastructure projects that can be started  in the current financial year and can be included in the ₹100 trillion plan for the sector in the next five years. The task force will draw up plan for the ‘national infrastructure pipeline’ from 2019-20 to 2024-25.

September 7

India's first industrial smart city, in Aurangabad, Maharashtra was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The programme aims to boost the Government of India's Smart Cities programme.

September 6

A National Green Tribunal (NGT) Bench has directed Central government to prepare a time-bound action plan within two months for protection of the Great Indian Bustard. It is headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel. This decision is in response to the high mortality rate of birds noted by NGT. Its largest populations are found in Indian state of Rajasthan.

September 5

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recently organized the first national conference on Cybercrime Investigation and Forensics at its headquarters in New Delhi. With an aim to create the platform and bring together investigators, lawyers, forensic experts and academia to discuss challenges related to cybercrime and ways to find solutions.

September 4

GFTAM is the Global Fund and a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. India has recently announced a contribution of $22 million to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and malaria (GFTAM) to become the first among G20, BRICS and implementer countries to announce the pledge. India was the first implementing country to host a replenishment milestone of the Global Fund.

September 3

United States-made Eight Apache AH-64E attack helicopters were inducted into the Indian Air Force, at the Pathankot Air Force station by IAF Chief B.S. Dhanoa. AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters. The IAF had signed a multi-billion dollar contract with the US Government and Boeing Ltd for purchase of 22 Apache helicopters.