1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched development projects worth more than five thousand crore rupees in Rajasthan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and inaugurated development projects worth five thousand five hundred crore rupees at Nathdwara in Rajasthan . These include four national highways and three rail projects . Shri Modi laid the foundation stone for redevelopment of Udaipur railway station, conversion of narrow gauge rail line to broad gauge rail line and Nathdwara to Nathdwara rail line. The Prime Minister dedicated three National Highway projects to the nation. These include 6-laning of 114 kms between Udaipur to Shamlaji on NH-48, widening and strengthening of 110 kms of Bar-Bilara Jodhpur on NH-25 and 2-laning of stone paved road on NH-58E. Are. Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Abu Road in Rajasthan But also laid the foundation stone of the Super Specialty Charitable Global Hospital in the Shantivan campus of Brahma Kumaris .
2 Lithium Reserve was discovered in Rajasthan
India recently discovered lithium reserves at Degana (Nagaur) in Rajasthan , another step towards achieving the country’s net zero emissions target . This is the second lithium reserve to be discovered in India after 5.9 million tonnes of lithium reserves were found three months ago in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir . Lithium, known as ” White Gold “, has become a highly sought-after metal , especially for the electric vehicle industry . Geological Survey of India The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has recently confirmed the discovery of lithium reserves in Rajasthan, although the potential of the reserve has not been disclosed. This reserve is believed to be bigger than the 5.9 million tonnes of lithium reserves discovered in Jammu and Kashmir. Lithium deposits in Rajasthan are located in the same Rainvet hill of Degana and its surrounding area, which once supplied tungsten ore to the country.
3 Telangana government launches robotics framework
Telangana government has launched Robotics Framework to promote robotic ecosystem . This is the first initiative of its kind in the country. Under this, Telangana Robotics Innovation Center will be set up, which will initiate the framework with special focus on the key pillars of infrastructure accessibility, business facilitation, research and innovation nurturing, skilled workforce development and responsible workforce deployment. The State Government has signed Memorandum of Understanding with IIT Hyderabad , AGHub of State Agricultural University and some other institutions. Signed to promote innovation, research and growth in the field from the robotics ecosystem in the state. The government will set up a Robo Park, which will provide testing facilities, collaboration, collaboration and manufacturing options. It will also set up a robotics incubator to provide startups with incubation, infrastructure, authorization support, market insights, investor linkages and mentorship support.
4 Union Health Ministry Enables Online System of Training
Union Health Ministry has enabled online system of training Saksham (Stimulating Advanced Knowledge for Sustainable Health Management) Has started. This digital learning platform has been developed by National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), New Delhi. It aims to promote improved knowledge for health management. Online training and medical education is made available to all health professionals in the country under the Saksham platform. It was launched by Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan. According to the Ministry of Health, this digital platform will ensure inclusive capacity building of health professionals. At present, two thousand public health courses and one hundred clinical courses are being made available through Saksham. Registration for these courses can be done at lmis.nihfw.ac.in and certificates can be obtained after undergoing the requisite training.
5 India and Canada agreed to increase coordinated investment, exchange information and enhance mutual cooperation
India and Canada have agreed to enhance coordinated investments, exchange information and explore ways to enhance mutual cooperation through a memorandum of understanding in the near future. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal with Canadian Minister Ms. Mary Ng at the 6th India-Canada Ministerial Consultations on Trade and Investment on 8th May in Ottawa Co-chaired by Both the Ministers emphasized on laying a solid foundation for trade and economic relations between the two countries and acknowledged the importance of bilateral ties and economic partnership. The two Ministers reviewed the progress made in discussions on the India-Canada Free Trade Relationship. Ms. Mary Ng expressed Canada’s support for India’s chairmanship of the G-20 grouping. They supported the continuation of the priorities by India in the G-20 Trade and Investment Working Group. They indicated that they look forward to participating in the upcoming G-20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting, scheduled to be held in India in August.
6 MyGov in collaboration with Ministry of Culture to launch ‘Young Talent – Painting Talent Hunt’ tomorrow
With an aim to promote India’s rich heritage and culture at the grassroots level by identifying budding art talents in various painting genres, MyGov is launching ‘ Yuva Pratibha – Painting Talent Hunt ‘ on Thursday, May 11, 2023. At the national level, this program is being organized under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture. Painting Talent Hunt is a great opportunity for citizens across the country to showcase their artistic talent and skills to gain national recognition. If anyone thinks that he/she wants to be a budding artist, painter, miniature painter or picture maker of New India, he/she can participate in ‘Yuva Pratibha – Painting Talent Hunt’ and showcase their creativity and craftsmanship on various themes. Could
7 Trial run of blood bag delivery under IMCR’s iDrone initiative successfully completed
Continuing with the national mission to expand the drone ecosystem in India, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Union Health Ministry, under its iDrone initiative successfully completed the trial run of delivery of blood bags by drones. IMCR, Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi , Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), Greater Noida and Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT), Noida This trial run has been carried out for the first time in the country as part of a very important validation study with the collaborative efforts of Dr. This inaugural trial flight transported 10 units of whole blood samples from GIMS and LHMC in Visual Line of Sight (VLOS). While LHMC and GIMS have been roped in as centers for supply of blood bags and testing of samples, JIIT is working as the implementation center for drone flights. Its protocol development, study designing, implementation and coordination of the project is being done by the scientists of ICMR-HQ.
8 42nd ASEAN Summit begins in Indonesia
The 42nd summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has begun in Indonesia with the theme “ ASEAN Affairs: Epicenter of Growth ”. The aim of the summit is to showcase the bloc’s hopes and efforts to become the center and driving force behind global development. President Joko Widodo, who chairs the bloc, stressed the huge potential of the ASEAN region, which has a total population of about 650 million inhabitants and consistently outperforms the world average in terms of economic growth. He called upon the member countries to unite in terms of productive power to make Southeast Asia the center of global growth.
9 Launching of Kasturi Ray’s book “Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hills”.
The book titled ‘ Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hills ‘ by author Kasturi Ray tells the inspiring story of a tribal girl who overcame odds to become a symbol of resilience, determination and perseverance. From leaving his small village in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district to becoming India’s first citizen, Murmu achieved many milestones by taking an unconventional path.
10 Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal launched the Green Ports Guidelines 2023 ‘Green Sea’
The Green Port Guidelines 2023 ‘ Green Sea ‘ has been launched by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways with the objective of fulfilling the comprehensive vision of achieving zero carbon emission target . Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH Shri Sarbananda Sonowal Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Shripad Y. The guidelines were issued in the august presence of Naik and other senior officials of the Ministry. Green Sea Guidelines – 2023 To enhance the ecosystem performance in port development, operation and maintenance while pursuing the concept of ‘Working with Nature’ and minimizing the impact on the biological components of the port ecosystem imagines. The initiative emphasizes on use of clean/green energy in port operations, development of port capacity for storage, efficient management and safe use of green fuels like green hydrogen, green ammonia, green methanol/ethanol etc.
11 India achieved another major achievement of cleanliness – 50 percent villages now open defecation free under Swachh Bharat Mission Rural Phase-II
The country has achieved another major achievement under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) . Now half of the total villages in the country (50 percent) have achieved the status of Open Defecation Free (Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin) under the second phase of the mission . Open defecation free villages are those rural areas which have maintained their open defecation free status along with implementing solid or liquid waste management systems. So far more than 2.96 lakh villages have declared themselves open defecation free. This is a significant step towards achieving the SBM-G Phase-II targets by 2024-25. The best performing states in terms of percentage of open defecation free villages are – Telangana (100 per cent), Karnataka (99.5 per cent), Tamil Nadu (97.8 per cent) and Uttar Pradesh (95.2 per cent) and Goa (95.3 per cent) and Sikkim (69.2 per cent) are among the smaller states . Union Territories – Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu and Lakshadweep have 100% open defecation free model villages. These States and Union Territories have achieved remarkable success in achieving the Open Defecation Free status and their efforts have played a major role in achieving this feat.
12 Center’s big action against diversion and black marketing of fertilizers: Fertilizer flying squad
The Department of Fertilizers (DoF) under the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has implemented several measures to combat corruption and ensure availability of quality fertilizers to farmers in India. These initiatives have successfully prevented diversion and black marketing of fertilizers across the country. Formation of special teams called Fertilizer Flying Squads (FFS) to strictly monitor and prevent diversion, black marketing, hoarding and supply of substandard fertilizers To crack down on such activities. Also, for strict action, surprise inspections were conducted in the States/Union Territories and suspected urea bags were seized. In addition, sample testing has been intensified to prevent misuse of urea for non-agricultural purposes. In the last one year, for the first time, 11 people have been sent to jail under the Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of Supplies Act, 1980 in connection with diversion and black marketing of urea. Fertilizer Control Order, Many other legal and administrative actions have also been taken under 1985. These measures have not only benefited the farmers but have also created a nationwide demand for Indian fertilizers. Neighboring countries have approached India for urea import due to stoppage of smuggling of urea across the border. DoF has also encouraged innovative practices like Integrated Fertilizer Management System (IFMS) to increase awareness among farmers about fertilizer quality.
13 IBM and NASA created a geospatial model together
Recently, NASA and IBM developed a new geospatial model to convert satellite data into high-resolution maps of flood, fire and other landscape changes. to help provide insight into the history and future of our planet. The collaboration aims to provide a preview of the geospatial platform in the second half of this year, with potential applications in assessing climate risks, monitoring forests for carbon-offset initiatives, and providing forward-looking information to combat climate change. To develop a doer model. It emphasizes that such base models increase the scalability, affordability and efficiency of making artificial intelligence viable. Geospatial technology uses tools such as Geographic Information System (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) and remote sensing for geographic mapping and analysis.
14 36th Chief Information Security Officer Detailed Analysis Training Program
National e-Governance Division (NeGD) organized the 36th Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) In-depth Analysis Training Program under a special project aimed at enhancing its capabilities. 24 participants from Central Ministries and States and Union Territories participated in the exercise session organized at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. This training program Cyber Secure India Part of a series of workshops organized under the initiative. The Cyber Secure India initiative was conceptualized with a mission to spread awareness about cybercrime and build the capacity of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT officers in all government departments. It was launched in the year 2018 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in collaboration with the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and various industry partners in India.
15 Uttar Pradesh will get its first Pharma Park in Lalitpur district
The Uttar Pradesh government has given green signal to the project of setting up a Pharma Park in Lalitpur district of Bundelkhand . For this, the state government will transfer 1500 hectares of land to the Animal Husbandry Department in Lalitpur district. The state government will spend Rs 1560 crore on development works and providing necessary facilities to the investors in Lalitpur Pharma Park. A proposal has been prepared to transfer the vacant land of the Animal Husbandry Department in Lalitpur to the Industrial Development Department. The proposal will soon be presented in the Council of Ministers meeting after its approval. The detailed project report (DPR) will be prepared soon after selecting a consultant for the development of the Pharma Park.
16 Ayushmann Khurrana becomes the brand ambassador of Wakefit
Wakefit Innovations Pvt Ltd , manufacturer of mattresses , has signed actor Ayushmann Khurrana as the brand ambassador of Wakefit.com. Apart from being the face of the brand and spearheading the upcoming campaigns, the actor will help the brand spread awareness about sleep health and its importance in the modern context.
17 Telangana CM lays foundation stone of Hare Krishna Heritage Tower in Hyderabad
Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrasekhar Rao laid the foundation stone of the Hare Krishna Heritage Tower in Hyderabad . The 400 feet high structure will be constructed on six acres of land at Narsingi at a cost of Rs 200 crore. The tower will have shrines of Sri Sri Radha Krishna and Sri Venkateswara Swamy.
18 Clinical Trial Opportunities in India Report released
Recently “ Clinical Trial Opportunities in India” by PwC India and US-India Chamber of Commerce (USAIC)A joint report titled ” was released. Clinical trial activity in India was historically low until 2014 due to unfavorable policies. Currently, India is emerging as a favorable destination to conduct clinical trials due to regulatory reforms since 2013 and the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules of 2019. These measures have streamlined the approval processes, reducing the time frame by 30-40%. Although India has contributed about 4% of global clinical trials on an annual basis since 2010, its clinical trial activity has been steadily increasing since 2014 due to regulatory harmonisation. Which has allowed unrestricted entry into clinical trials within the country. India’s diverse population and developing healthcare infrastructure create a conducive environment for clinical trials to be successful. The COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to increasing awareness about the importance of clinical trials in India. According to this report, among the top 20 pharma companies, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Eli Lilly, Pfizer and J&J are the top sponsors of clinical trials in India.
19 Retired beneficiaries of Employees Health Scheme will now be able to get medicines from AIIMS for six months instead of three months
Retired beneficiaries of Employees Health Scheme will now be able to get medicines from AIIMS for six months instead of three months . All India Institute of Medical Sciences-AIIMS has informed about this in one of its orders. AIIMS said that there was a demand from the retired beneficiaries to extend the time period, after which this decision has been taken. At present, these retired employees were getting medicine only for three months with the approval of the Medical Superintendent.
20 Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano erupted
Recently, Guatemalan authorities evacuated more than a thousand people and closed a road as the Fuego volcano erupted, sending a thick cloud of ash over nearby towns and farms. Fuego Volcano is spewing a high temperature mixture of gas, ash and rock fragments. The ash column spewed by Fuego surpassed an altitude of 6,000 meters. The ash was falling toward the western and southwestern flanks of the volcano, which is located far from the capital, Guatemala City. Strong emissions are still expected as “high-level” eruptions continue, and rainfall is forecast to lead to mudslides.