What is the News?
The Prime Minister has addressed the 81st edition of his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat.
What are the issues he has talked about?
On Digital Inclusion Initiatives
Around 355 crore Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions took place in August 2021. On average, digital payments of more than ₹2 trillion are happening through UPI.
National Payments Corp. of India(NPCI) which oversees the digital payments ecosystem in the country has launched e-RUPI, a voucher-based payments system to promote cashless transactions.
On Namami Gange Programme
The Namami Gange programme was approved in 2014 for making river Ganga pollution-free and conserving and restoring it.
On Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav was launched to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence. The five pillars of the 75 week-long celebrations are the freedom struggle, ideas, achievements, actions, and resolve.
Source: This post is based on the article “PM highlights importance of fintech, warns against covid” published in Livemint on 27th Sep 2021.