Delhi Current Affairs - 2020

“Dekho Apna Desh”: A Webinar launched by Tourism Ministry

On April 14, 2020, the Ministry of Tourism launched “Dekho Apna Desh”. It is a webinar that caters in-depth information about tourist destinations in the country. It also provides details about culture and heritage of India.

Highlights

The first webinar series is to explain long history of Delhi. It has been titled as “City of cities-Delhi’s Personal Diary”. The first session was a huge success with more than 5,546 people attending it.

The second series

The second webinar series is to start on April 16, 2020. The second series has been named “Calcutta-A Confluences of Culture”. The series is to discuss how the melting pot of diversity is to be kept alive.

Tourism

The tourism sector is greatly affected by COVID-19. The tourism sector currently accounts to 10% of global GDP. With the world affected by severe lock down, the tourism sector has cut down 50 million jobs. It might take 10 months for the tourism sector to recover.

Delhi Government releases Guarantee card on free bus services, water & electricity

On January 19, 2020, the Delhi Government released the guarantee card that consisted of 10 guarantees for the residents of Delhi. It included free bus services, electricity, water supply, pollution, etc.

Electricity

The card guaranteed uninterrupted power supply throughout the year. It also included free electricity for all the residents up to 200 units of consumption. The Government has also assured to replace the overhead electrical wires with underground cables.

Water

The card also assured supply of 24/7 clean drinking water to every household of the Territory by 2025. It also added that 20,000 litres of free drinking water scheme that is being currently implemented will continue along with other schemes

Infrastructure

The Guarantee card included free education, better health facility and mohalla clinics for those living in unauthorized colonies. It also promised to build pucca houses under “Jahan Jhuggi Wahin Makan” scheme for those living in slums.

Other Guarantees

The Guarantee card also aims at providing cheapest transport facilities. It has offered to run free bus services to all students and women in the national capital. It also guarantees to make Delhi safer for women by deploying “Mohalla Marshals”.

Above all, the guarantee card lists to reduce air pollution of the capital region.