With the aim of increasing piped water coverage from the existing 18% to 100% by 2024, the Centre has asked all states to integrate all ministries and bodies dealing with water.
The Prime Minister was addressing the Maldivian Parliament when he asked world leaders to get together to fight the menace. He was visiting Maldives for the first time, since his re-election.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 550 to mark the celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. He praised the ideals and values of the Guru, his selfless service to humanity, devotion, heroism and sacrifice and urged people to follow his path.
According to Minister for Roads, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, the ministry is planning to build 12,000 km of highways this financial year, aiming to increase the pace of work to 40 km daily.
To improve the country’s defence capabilities, scientists from Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), have been working on all-terrain artificial intelligence (AI) - assisted robots that might patrol the country’s borders.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is expected to launch its second mission to the moon between July 9 and July 16, but a lot of work is yet to be completed.