Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani addressed a public rally in Bodh Gaya on October 26. "There was a time in Bihar when leaders made money from fodder and poor slept empty stomach. Now, PM Modi is providing free ration to 9 crores Bihar citizens during COVID-19 pandemic and not 'lalten'," she said in the rally. Three-phase Bihar elections will begin from October 28.
A seaplane from Maldives arrived in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on October 26. The seaplane will connect Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad to Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Narmada district. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take the official inaugural flight on October 31.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 4th India Energy Forum by CERAWeek. The event will convene an international group of speakers and a community of over a thousand delegates from India and over 30 countries. He said that India's energy future is bright and secure and country's energy plants aims to ensure energy justice that to by following global commitments for sustainable growth but with a smaller carbon footprint. India's energy sector will be growth centric, industry friendly and environment cautious and that is why among the most active nations in furthering renewable source of energy.
A group of youth, who were unemployed due to lockdown, now started to earn around Rs. 60,000 per month by utilizing training camp of ICAR Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Dakshina Kannada under Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar. The training program on 'friends of Coconut Tree' (FoCT) was conducted for 200 rural unemployed youth, for climbing coconut tree using advanced equipment. Six days training given them and familiarized them with all aspects of coconut cultivation. Dakshina Kannada district possess 21,772 hectare area of coconut with production of 31,8594 thousands nuts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 16 dedicated to the nation 17 recently developed bio-fortified varieties of eight crops on World Food Day. He said that, "This year's Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to the World Food Program is a big achievement. India is happy that our contribution and association with it has been historic."