Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan Current Affairs - 2020

Swachh Bharat Mission achieves its urban target

On December 23, 2019, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announced that urban areas of 35 states have been declared Open Defecation Free. It includes 4,167 cities. The target has been achieved through third party verification. Highlights According to the ministry, the target has been achieved by constructing 65.81 lakh househols toilets as against the Read More…

NSO report: Rural India yet to become Open Defecation Free

The NSO under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation conducted survey on drinking water, hygiene, sanitation and housing condition between the period July 2018 and December 2018. According to the survey one fourth of the households had no access to toilets. The main objective of this survey was to gather information about sanitation along with Read More…

November 19: World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day is marked by the United Nations and its sister organizations every year on November 19 since 2013. In July 2013, the United Nations passed a resolution to mark the event by its member nations. The objective is to bring behavioural changes and implementation of policies that will end open defecation and increase Read More…

What is Fit India Plog Run?

Plogging is picking up plastic and waste while jogging. The campaign signifies two effects namely ‘Swasth’ and ‘Swacchta’ which is staying fit while keeping the city clean. The Fit India Plog run is a part of the Fit India Movement launched by Prime Minister Modi on August 29, 2019. The Fit India Plog Run will catalyze Read More…

PM Modi receives Global Goalkeepers Award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the 2019 ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’ by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at a ceremony held on the sidelines of United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York City, US. PM Modi was honoured with international award for his leadership of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (or Swachh Bharat Mission), which Read More…