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Major News and Events of 22 June 2014

What Happened on 22 June 2014

Free copies of Birth and Death certificates to people in NDMC areas

Civic Council Chairman Jalaj Shrivastava, stated that Birth and Death certificates will be given free of cost to the people living in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) areas. All the hospitals coming under the jurisdiction of NDMC will be provided with an option of printing the documents. The entire system would become functional with the designation of a sub-registrar. An Officer will be nominated by the hospital and designated by the office of Chief Registrar, to sign the first free copy of the Death and Birth certificates, as per media reports. To get a hand-on experience, the NDMC Birth and Death unit has also organised training.

Himachal to have a fish farm to boost the production of Rainbow Trout

The foundation stone of the seventh state-run fish farm with an annual capacity to produce six tonnes to seven tonnes of exotic Rainbow Trout, has been laid by the government. Apart from this, the farm will also produce 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh Fingerlings. With the total cost of Rs 4 crore, the farm will come up at the Thalla village located at a distance of 10 km from the Chamba district. The farm will become operational by the end of this year. There are more than 100 Trout farms in the state, as per media reports. Five rivers, and many streams and reservoirs, make Himachal Pradesh the perfect place for fish farming.

Governors appointed during UPA government should quit - Pandalam Sudhakaran

Spokesperson of the Congress’s Kerala unit Pandalam Sudhakaran posted on Facebook, that all the Governors appointed during the UPA regime should quit. These governors should participate in party building activity. Appointed Governors must not be left on the mercy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sudhakaran’s comment got viral within no time and received comments both favouring and against the issue, as per media reports. He gave reference of two of his colleagues and senior party leaders, Vakkom Purushothaman, Mizoram’s Governor since 2011, and K Sankaranarayanan, Governor of Maharashtra since 2010.

Two-day vaccination campaign against Encephalitis launched

A two-day vaccination campaign to control Encephalitis had been launched by the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, at Muzaffarpur district in Bihar. Encephalitis claimed lives of almost 140 children in the district, which so far is the worst-affected area. Minister launched the campaign at a primary health centre in the Kanti block of Muzaffarpur. The aim of the campaign is 100% immunisation of children.

Ratan Tata bestowed with doctorate degree by York University

Former Tata group Chairman Ratan Tata has received an honorary doctor of laws degree by the world-famous York University of Canada. He received the honour at the 2014 Spring Convocation of York University's Schulich School of Business, as per media reports. Ratan Tata accepted the honour and thanked everyone for this. He has been given a degree for his role in encouraging corporate social responsibility and search for innovation. Ratan Tata was among 12 others to receive the honour by the York University.

Abducted Indians are safe in Iraq – External Affairs ministry

The Indian government made contact with the 40 abducted Indian workers in the Mosul town of Iraq, and said that they are unharmed and safe. External Affairs ministry spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin, confirmed the update. The kidnapped Indians were working as construction workers and belong to the Punjab and Haryana state. As per media reports, food was given to Indian workers but there was no safety in captivity. The Indian embassy in Iraq contacted the Indians staying there and said that it will help those who want to return to India.

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