Nitin Gadkari is an Indian politician and the current Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources in the Government of India. Gadkari has also earlier served as the President of the BJP from 2010-2013.
Recently in an interview, he mentioned that the government has announced its plans to ease toll collection on national highways by bringing in electronic toll collection (ETC) mechanism at all toll plazas starting this December 2018.
To ease toll collection on national highways across the country, all the vehicles coming on road would have a FASTag? on it. As good as 3,500 lanes on national highways would be made FASTag ready in coming two months.
Some highways have already started the implementation and phase wise rollout is going as planned. Gadkari while stressing on the same, said that this is just one amongst many digitisation and cash-less initiatives of the government.
How this system works ?
Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system in India uses passive Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID).
- RFID tag called FASTag is mounted on the vehicles windscreen.
- As the vehicle reaches the toll plaza, roadside RFID reader reads the tag.
- This unique number is sent to a central computer.
- Applicable toll amount is deducted from a prepaid account that is linked to that particular FASTag.
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This initiative is promised to greatly enhance user experience and enable fuel saving worth Rs 86,000 crore. I am really excited and looking forward to this move by the government as this might ease our traffic woes at the toll plaza and as per promise, save fuel too. But, I wonder if in a nation like India, with so many cars, highways and population, is this even logistically possible. While I remain hopeful yet skeptical at the same time, do let me know what you think of this announcement.
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I’m known for small and mid-budget films, so I can never enter 300 crore club: Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana is back with an action drama, ‘An Action Hero’. And the trailer of the film is a promising one, a real genre-bender for Ayushmann fans. The movie also has Jaideep Ahlawat playing the lead alongside Ayushmann. So when asked to comment on how many big stars are doing two-hero films these days, Ayushmann, who has always teamed up with actors playing strong characters, said, “Be it Annu Kapoor’s character in ‘Vicky Donor, Rajkummar Rao in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, Gajraj Rao in ‘Badhai Ho or Tabu in ‘Andhadhun’, all these characters were equally strong along with mine. So, I’ve never followed the trend. I work with actors who contribute to a film. Ultimately, it’s the film that’s a winner.”
Moreover, Ayushmann finds inspiration in Ajay Devgn. “I take a lot of inspiration from Ajay Devgn sir. Like in his film ‘Golmaal’, most of the punch lines were with other cast members, still he did the film. It’s important to keep your film before yourself. A good film is all about a collaboration between the actors, directors and everyone else.”
Ayushmann is one of the finest actors in Bollywood. But ask him if he ever feels the pressure of delivering hits, he said, “I always scout for fresh content. And have a tick list – like has this subject been done in Hindi cinema before? Is the subject original and pathbreaking? But once I do the film, I leave it to the audience whether to accept it or not. I want to give it my best in whatever I do. So, I don’t think I’ll ever be known for a 300 crore film. I’m known for small and mid-budget films. Hence, I can afford to take risks without pressure.”
Constitution day | Bet you didn’t know these interesting facts about the Indian Constitution
Constitution Day is also known as “National Law Day”. It is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. Know some interesting facts about the Indian Constitution in the video.
सभी को पता है कि India को 15 अगस्त 1947 को independence मिली थी.साल 1949 में 26 नवंबर यानी आज ही के दिन india का constitution बनकर तैयार हुआ था. India का constitution 26 जनवरी 1950 से लागू किया गया था. इसके साथ ही भारत में हर साल 26 नवंबर को constitution day मनाया जाता है. India का constitution दुनिया के सभी constitutions को परखने के बाद बनाया गया था. इसलिए इस constitution को सबसे Important constitution कहा जाता है.
Indian Constitution से जुड़े ऐसे कई Interesting Facts हैं, जिनके बारे में जानकर आप हैरान रह जाएंगे. भारत देश के citizen होने के नाते बच्चों से लेकर बड़ों तक, हर किसी को Constitution Of India से जुड़े ये Interesting Facts जरूर पता होने चाहिए.
क्या आप जानते है कि Indian Constitution World’s Longest Constitution है. Indian Constitution को लिखने के लिए dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar को Father Of Indian Constitution भी कहां जाता है. डॉ. भीमराव आंबेडकर ने Constitution को दो साल, 11 महीने और 18 दिनों में तैयार कर India को dedicate किया था. इसके कुछ हिस्से America, Germany , United Kingdom , Australia , Ireland , Canada और Japan के Constitution से लिए गए हैं.
26 नवंबर 1949 को Indian Constituent Assembly की तरफ से इसे अपनाया गया और 26 नवंबर 1950 को इसे एक democratic government system के साथ लागू किया गया था. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर के योगदान को याद करने और constitution के importance का प्रसार करने के लिए constitution day मनाया जाता है. Indian Government की ओर से पहली बार 2015 मेंconstitution day मनाया गया. 29 अगस्त 1947 को भारत के constitution का draft तैयार करने वाली Committee की स्थापना हुई. जिसमें chairmen के रूप में डॉ. भीमराव अंबेडकर appoint हुए. जवाहरलाल नेहरू, डॉ राजेन्द्र प्रसाद, सरदार वल्लभ भाई पटेल, मौलाना अबुल कलाम आजाद भी इस सभा के main members थे.
क्या आप यह जानते है कि Indian Constitution में 448 Articles, 22 Parts, 12 schedule और 97 amendment हैं. Indian Constitution की दो copies हाथ से लिखी गई हैं, जोकि Hindi और English language में हैं. इसमें किसी भी तरह की typing या print का use नहीं किया गया था. दोनों handwritten copies पर 24 जनवरी 1950 को उस समय के 284 members of parliament के सामने Signature किए गए थे. Indian Constitution को बनाते समय कई देशों के Constitution को study किया गया था. हमारे constitution में देश के citizens के fundamental rights, Duties
और government machinery के बारे में Detailed Information दी गई है. इसमें ये बताया गया है कि President, Prime Minister , Governer और Chief Ministers की क्या powers हैं और किस तरह से Legislature, executive और Judiciary काम करती है.
Constitution बनने से पहले भारत में British government की ओर से बनाया हुआ act 1935 लागू किया जाता था. Indian Constitution के rules के मुताबिक Republic Day के मौके पर राष्ट्रपति और Independence Day के मौके पर pm देश को addressed करते है.
तो यह थे Indian Constitution से जुड़े कुछ Interesting Facts
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‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claims Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan
“Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were being raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claimed Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 25. He also said that he has ordered a probe into the incident.
Earlier that day, BJP leaders alleged that partakers in the Yatra shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. A controversy flared up after BJP State President VD Sharma and other party leaders shared a video on social media claiming that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised during the rally.
Calling it a conspiracy by the BJP against Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party denied the claims. Yatra entered Madhya Pradesh on its 77th day of the Padyatra on November 23.
Covering a total distance of 3,570 km, Congress claimed that Bharat Jodo Yatra is the longest march on foot by any Indian politician in the history of India. It started from Kanyakumari on September 7, and will end in Kashmir next year.