PLACES IN NEWS - 2019 September

September 11

A Drought Toolbox was launched on the 10th day of conference (on 11 September 2019) 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) which was dedicated to the theme of Drought. India is hosting the ongoing UNCCD COP14 that started from 2 September and will culminate on 13 September 2019.

September 8

The eighth edition of Ladakh Marathon that was sponsored by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), was held in Leh town, Jammu Kashmir. 5500 runners from different parts of India and 26 foreign countries participated in the marathon. It is the highest marathon in the world as it is held at over 11, 000 feet above the mean sea level.

September 6

India Pavilion was inaugurated at 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019. This will provide a platform to showcase Indian Cinema in overseas market and facilitate new business opportunities.

The annual Joint Indo-Lanka maritime fleet exercise - SLINEX 2019 is scheduled to be held at Visakapatnam. It features wide-ranging naval exercises including helicopter operations. To participate in the SLINEX 2019, the joint maritime naval exercise with the Indian Navy Sri Lankan Navy is sending two ships to India.

September 5

“Yudh Abhyas 2019” which is one of the largest joint running military training and defense corporation endeavors between India and USA is being conducted between India and United States at Joint Base Lewis Mc Chord in Washington, USA from 5th to 18th September.

September 3

The initiatives of taken by the temple authorities have enabled the famous Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir to be adjudged as the India’s 'Best Swachh Iconic Place' on the basis of the overall improvement in sanitation. The ranking of Swachh Iconic Places was recently released by the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of drinking water and sanitation. The President will confer the prestigious award on 6th September to the Shrine during the Swachh Mahotsav.