Delhi Current Affairs - 2020

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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.

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Delhi Cabinet approves bill to setup India’s first Sports University

The Delhi Cabinet on 3rd October, 2019, approved the bill to set up India’s first Sports University. It will offer graduation, post-graduation and doctorate degrees in hockey, football and cricket. The announcement was made by the CM Kejriwal. He said the university is to come up in 90 acres of land.

The University will act as State University. It will also have a full-fledged Delhi Sports school affiliated to CBSE.

The curriculum of the university is still in the idealization process. It will be developed after deliberations with the experts.

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