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PIB 8th March 2021

CONTENTS 

  1. NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE 
  2. TECHBHARAT 
  3. MAITRI SETU 

NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE 

Focus: GS I-Indian History 

Why in news? 

To commemorate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (IGNCA) under  Ministry of Culture, Government of India organized a day-long National seminar at  Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), on the subject “Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: Rashtravaad Aur Yuva Sarokaar “ on 5th March, 2021. 

About Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose 

  • He was born in Cuttack, in the province of Bengal to an affluent family. He was educated in Calcutta acquiring a degree in philosophy.  
  • He was selected for the Indian Civil Services (ICS) but refused to take up service since he did not want to serve the British government. 
  • Bose authored the book ‘The Indian Struggle’ which covers the Indian independence movement from 1920 to 1942. The book was banned by the British government. 
  • He was twice elected President of the Indian National Congress, (1938-Haripur and 1939-Tripuri) the country’s most important political force for freedom from the Raj or British rule. 
  • He resigned from the Congress Presidentship in 1939 and organised the All India Forward Bloc a faction within the Congress in Bengal.  
  • In 1943 Bose lost hope that Germany could be of any help in gaining India’s independence. He then turned to Asia where he finally came at the helm of the Indian National Army (INA)
  • INA found support among expatriate Indians and under its aegis Bose formed the Azad Hind government which came to produce its own currency, postage stamps, court and civil code. It was recognised by Axis states
  • He coined the term ‘Jai Hind’. His charisma and powerful personality inspired many people into the freedom struggle and continues to inspire Indians. He was called Netaji. 

TECHBHARAT 

Focus: GS II- Education, Health, Prelims 

Why in news? 

Union Health Minister inaugurates Techbharat 2021. 

About Techbharat: 

  • It is an e-conclave bringing together stakeholders from HealthTech & Edutech sectors. 
  • This is the second edition of the e-conclave organised by Laghu Udyog Bharati and the IMS Foundation. 
  • Techbharat is facilitating interactions & deliberations between thousands of domestic & global participants, including policymakers, government representatives, industry members, investors & start-ups to nurture resourceful partnerships and boost growth in the sectors. 

MAITRI SETU 

Focus: GS II-International Relations 

Why in news? 

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh on 9th March 2021.  

About Maitri Setu: 

  • The name ‘Maitri Setu’ symbolizes growing bilateral relations and friendly ties between India and Bangladesh
  • The construction was taken up by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation 
  • The bridge ‘Maitri Setu’ has been built over Feni river which flows between Indian boundary in Tripura State and Bangladesh.  
  • It is a 1.9 Km long bridge joins Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.  
  • With this inauguration, Tripura is set to become the ‘Gateway of North East’ with access to Chittagong Port of Bangladesh, which is just 80 Kms from Sabroom. 

Feni River 

FENI 
Cts 
Sonagazi 
94 4 
Baraiyarhat 
Mirsharai 
Sabroom 
BANGLADESH, INDIA 
BORDER 
FENI RIVER
  • Feni River is a river in southeastern Bangladesh. 
  • It is a trans-boundary river with an ongoing dispute about water rights. 
  • The Feni River originates in South Tripura district and flows through Sabroom town and then enters Bangladesh. 
  • Muhuri River, also called Little Feni, from Noakhali District joins it near its mouth. 
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