When the ISRO tableau depicting the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission rolled down Kartavya Path, several people stood up to clap, including ministers Mansukh Mandaviya, Smriti Irani and Science and Space Minister Jitendra Singh. Irani turned back to shake hands with Singh and congratulate him. Smiling, the minister expressed his gratitude for the wishes. The ISRO tableau was followed by another successful mission close to Singh’s heart — the purple revolution of lavender cultivation in J&K from where he hails. Singh later described the two tableaux as a “rare double treat”.
For The EC
Since earlier this month, searching any poll-related keyword on Google leads to an information panel from the Election Commission before the other links appear on screen. This, it is learnt, is a part of Google’s efforts to make helpful and authentic information available to people ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. It was rolled out in 2019 as well. Social media platforms Instagram and Facebook on Thursday also promoted the National Voters’ Day “pro bono”, an EC source said. On logging into the two sites, users were greeted with “It’s National Voters’ Day!” and a link to the EC’s national voter service portal, the source said.