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3-Oct -2023

1. PM performs darshan and pooja at Sanwariya Seth Temple in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

Topic: GS1 – art and architecture


  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited the Sanwariya Seth Temple in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.

About Sanwariya Seth Temple:

  • Sanwariya Seth Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.
  • It primarily features Lord Krishna in his child form as “Sanwariya Seth” or “Sanwara Krishna.”
  • These temples are predominantly found in Northern India, especially in Rajasthan.
  • The Shri Sanwaliya Seth Temple in Mandaphia, Rajasthan, is one of the most famous Sanwariya Seth Temples.
  • Devotees visit these temples to seek the blessings of Lord Krishna and offer prayers and offerings.
  • The temples are often known for their beautiful decorations and provide a serene and spiritual atmosphere for worshipers.


2. Indian Coast Guard Pollution-Control Vessel Samudra Prahari visits Indonesia.

Topic: GS1 – pollution control.


  • The Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Prahari, a Pollution-Control Vessel, arrived at Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 1, 2023.
  • This visit is part of India’s ASEAN initiatives for Marine Pollution Response, demonstrating India’s commitment to addressing regional marine pollution threats.

About Samudra Prahari:

  • Samudra Prahari is a specialized Pollution-Control Vessel operated by the Indian Coast Guard.
  • It is designed and equipped to respond to marine pollution threats and incidents.
  • The ship arrived at the port of Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of India’s efforts to address regional marine pollution challenges.
  • It has a Chetak Helicopter in Pollution Response configuration, enhancing its pollution response capabilities.
  • As part of an overseas exchange program, the ship carries 13 National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets who participate in activities like beach clean-ups, contributing to international collaboration in environmental conservation.


3. Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates tourist facilities at Nathdwara as part of Krishna circuit of Swadesh Darshan scheme.

Topic: GS2 – government initiatives.


  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated multiple projects of the Government of India, which included “tourist facilities at Nathdwara.”
  • These tourism facilities at Nathdwara were funded by the Ministry of Tourism as part of the Krishna circuit of the Swadesh Darshan scheme.
  • The Ministry of Tourism sanctioned Rs. 23.59 Crore for the development of tourism facilities at Nathdwara.

About Swadesh Darshan scheme:

  • Objective: Promote tourism in India by developing infrastructure and facilities at tourist destinations.
  • Circuit-Based Approach: Focus on thematic circuits covering destinations with common themes.
  • Funding: Ministry of Tourism provides funding, often through central assistance.
  • Components: Develop tourist interpretation centers, cultural centers, heritage walkways, etc.
  • Public-Private Partnership: Encourage private sector participation in infrastructure development.
  • Job Creation: Contributes to job creation and economic development in regions.
  • Sustainable Tourism: There is an emphasis on promoting sustainable tourism practices to ensure the preservation of natural and cultural heritage while catering to the needs of tourists.
  • Progress Monitoring: Projects under the Swadesh Darshan scheme are monitored for their progress and impact to ensure that they meet their objectives and are completed within specified timelines.


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