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Major News and Events of 11 October 2017

What Happened on 11 October 2017

Urban facilities to be made available in villages

According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed the role of 'Jan Bhagidari' in democracy in integrating people in the development journey of cities and villages. He emphasised that regular 'Samvad' is required among people and the governments. Prime Minister also stated that there is no dearth of resources in the country,but emphasised the need for good governance. 

The Prime Minister said, efforts have to be comprehensive and outcome driven. Addressing a function to mark the birth centenary celebrations of Nanaji Deshmukh in New Delhi today, Modi called for making urban facilities available in villages.

He said, lack of sanitation facilities is adversely affecting the development journey of villages and the government is working to overcome this and build toilets in rural areas.

Cochin Shipyard Ltd awarded contract for building eight vessels for Indian Navy

Cochin Shipyard has won a contest to supply the Indian Navy with eight coastal anti-submarine ships. The Public Sector Cochin Shipyard Ltd has bagged the contract for building eight vessels for Indian Navy at a cost of about 5400 crore rupees. The order was bagged against a competitive tender issued by the Ministry of Defence in which both private and public sector yards participated.

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