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Daily PIB Summary - 07 September 2018

Press Information Bureau India

PIB Summary

‘Source India’ at 87th Izmir International tradeshow in Turkey
  • India is the Partner Country in the 87th Izmir International tradeshow which begins in Turkey  September 7, 2018. 
  • In this trade show India will also be launching a mega business pavilion ‘Source India’ hosting 75 Indian companies with the aim of tie-ups in order to increase India’s exports to Turkey and other neighbouring countries.
  • This is part of a series of Source India pavilions that the Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) is hosting in important tradeshows across the world for boosting India’s exports. TPCI is the trade and investment promotion organization of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce &Industry, Government of India, and works to open new areas for co-operation in trade and investment between India and rest of the world.
  • The 87th Izmir International tradeshow will be held in Izmir – the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara – from 7th to 11th September, 2018. Owing to India’s participation as Focus Country status, India’s National Anthem will be played and the National Flag displayed on the screens put up in the show. 
  • Source India, with 75 Indian participating companies, is a multi-product pavilion though some of the key potential areas for increasing trade with Turkey are ceramics, cereals and machinery or mechanical appliances.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Launch Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign
  • ‘Swachhata Hi Seva 2018’ a jan andolan for Swachhata to be observed in the run-up to the 4th anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), i.e. from September 15th to October 2nd 2018, as the sanitation movement enters its final leg.
  • SHS 2018 will culminate with the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) from September 29th to October 2nd 2018, which also marks the start of 150th birth year celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. SHS aims at accelerating the Jan-Andolan for realizing the vision of a Clean India, further reinforcing the belief that ‘Sanitation is everyone’s business’.
        • Campaign Objectives
    • Accelerate the momentum of Swachh Bharat in the run-up to its 4th anniversary
    • Re-energise the Swachh Bharat Jan Andolan and lay down the foundation of sustainability
    • Reinforce the concept of “Sanitation as everyone’s business”
    • Commence Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth year celebrations with a nationwide campaign
Global Sanitation Convention to Herald 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will organize a global sanitation convention to mark the beginning of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, also coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) will be a 4-day international conference that will bring together Sanitation Minsters and other leaders in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) from around the world. 
  • A host of national and international dignitaries are slated to attend the event, for which preparations are under way. 
  • The Convention will culminate on 2nd October, Gandhi Jayanti, which is also celebrated as the Swachh Bharat Diwas. 
  • India aims to eliminate open defecation by October 2nd, 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 
  • Rural sanitation coverage has made ground-breaking progress, from 39% in October 2014, at the start of SBM, to over 92% today, with behaviour change being the key focus of implementation. 
  • The success of the Swachh Bharat Mission will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the global achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6.2), i.e. to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all. 

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