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MV Ram Prasad Bismil, longest vessel to sail on Brahmaputra, completes pilot run

MV Ram Prasad Bismil, the longest vessel to set sail on the Brahmaputra, completed its pilot run of heavy cargo movement. The 90-meter-long flotilla started from Haldia Dock in Kolkata and anchored at Pandu port in Guwahati.

The pilot run laid down the path for commencement of barging operation from Kolkata to Guwahati through Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route (IBRP).

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Asian Youth and Junior Boxing Champiomships: Vishwanath Suresh, Vanshaj strike gold; Indians clinch 39 medals in total

Vishwanath Suresh (48kg) and Vanshaj (63.5kg) clinched gold medals in the men's youth competition as the Indian contingent concluded its campaign with a whopping 39 medals, including 15 gold, at the Asian Youth and Junior Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan.

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan claimed the first and second position respectively with 23 and 22 gold medals.

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The haul also included 10 silver and 14 bronze.

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Mobile broadband subscribers more than double to 765 million in 5 yrs: Nokia

Mobile broadband subscribers in India more than doubled to 765 million from 345 million in the past five years and the average data traffic per user per month reached 17GB in 2021, said a new report by Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia.

India's growing 4G networks carried almost all mobile broadband traffic in 2021.

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Munish Varma, managing partner at SoftBank, resigns from Paytm board

Munish Varma, managing partner at SoftBank, resigned from the board of One97 Communications, the parent firm of Paytm. Varma was a non-executive and non-independent director on the board of the company which owns the Paytm app.

SoftBank currently holds a 17.4% stake in Paytm, recent shareholding data from BSE shows.

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Border Roads Organisation (BRO) signs MoU with GRSE for construction of 27 double-lane class 70 modular bridges in border areas

The MoU includes fabrication, supply, erection, and launching of 27 double-lane bridges of carriageway 7.5 meters of load class 70 along with the Northern and North Eastern border states.

It has been inked by DG BRO Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry and Officiating Chairman and MD of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd. Commodore PR Hari IN (Retd) in New Delhi.

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Chennai to host FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 from July 26 to August 8

India will host the 44th World Chess Olympiad 2022 at Chennai, tentatively between July 26 and August 8 after it was decided to pull the event from Russia due to the ongoing event.

In the previous 43 times that the official FIDE Chess Olympiad has been organised since 1927 India has not once been able to be the host nation.

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Narayan Pradhan selected for GD Birla Award for Scientific Research

Professor Narayan Pradhan has been selected for the 31st GD Birla Award for Scientific Research for his outstanding contribution in the field of material sciences,

He has provided his expertise in crystal modulations to help design new shapes of these tiny lighting materials.

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National Vaccination Day 2022 | March 16

National Vaccination Day 2022 - 16 March 💉💉 Theme - "Vaccines Work for all".

India administered its first dose of oral vaccine against polio on this day in 1995. It marked the launch of National Immunization Day (NID), also known as National Vaccination Day and Pulse Polio Immunisation programme.

World Immunization Week – celebrated every year in the last week of April.

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CCI approves acquisition of Micro Life Sciences Private Limited by South Elm Investments B.V.

Competition Commission of India approved the acquisition of Micro Life Sciences Private Limited by South Elm Investments B.V.

The proposed combination pertains to the proposed acquisition of a minority stake in Micro Life Sciences Private Limited (Micro Life/ Target) by South Elm Investments B.V. (SEI/ Acquirer).

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SEI is an investment holding company incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands.

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AJ-NIFM & JNU enter into MoU for award of MBA degree

Arun Jaitley National Institute Of Financial Management and Jawaharlal Nehru University signed an MoU for promoting exchange and cooperation in the area of academics and strengthening the professional competence of Civil and Defence Officers and other participants pursuing their post graduate program at AJNIFM.

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MoU will facilitate the award of MBA Degree in Finance & in Financial Management by JNU.

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CCI approves acquisition of equity stake in Future Generali India Insurance Company by Generali Participations Netherlands N.V

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves acquisition of equity stake in Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited by Generali Participations Netherlands N.V. Generali Participations Netherlands N.V. (GPN / Acquirer) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A (“Generali Group”), the ultimate parent entity of the Generali group of companies.

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PM condoles the passing away of former AP Governor, Ms Kumudben Joshi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the passing away of former Andhra Pradesh Governor and Union Minister, Ms Kumudben Joshi. She was the Governor of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh from 26 November 1985 to 7 February 1990. She was the second female Governor of the state after Sharda Mukherjee.

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Credit Guarantee Scheme for Subordinate Debt (CGSSD) extended upto 31.03.2023

Credit Guarantee Scheme for Subordinate Debt’ scheme was launched on 24th June, 2020 to provide credit facility through lending institutions to the promoters of stressed MSMEs viz. SMA-2 and NPA accounts who are eligible for restructuring as per RBI guidelines on the books of the Lending institutions. The Government has decided to further extend this scheme till 31.03.2023

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The Government had earlier extended this scheme up to 31.03.2022.

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Razorpay acquires fifth payments tech startup IZealiant Technologies

Fintech unicorn Razorpay announced its acquisition of IZealiant Technologies, a leading Fintech startup that provides payments technology solutions for banks, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of IZealiant will further strengthen Razorpay’s Banking Solutions Arm to build innovative payment banking technologies for partner banks.

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IZealiant is a Pune-based startup founded in 2015.

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DMRC employee enters Guinness world records for metro travel

A DMRC employee entered the Guinness Book of World Records for clocking the “fastest time to travel across all metro stations”. Prafull Singh has entered into the Guinness World Records for recording the ‘Fastest time to travel to all Metro stations’. This makes him the first person to travel to 254 stations covering 348 kms in just 16 hrs and 2 minutes.

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Tata Power Delhi Distribution partners with Battery Smart

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd introduced a partnership with Battery Smart, India’s largest and fastest-growing battery-swapping community for electrical automobiles (EVs) to arrange swap stations for two-and three-wheelers at numerous places throughout North Delhi in 2022. The first swap station is dwell and operational at Azadpur.

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HSBC Mutual Fund launches CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL April 2028 Index Fund

HSBC Mutual Fund (MF) has launched HSBC CRISIL IBX 50:50 Gilt Plus SDL April 2028 Index Fund, an open-ended Target Maturity Index fund. The target maturity fund has a fixed tenure. The securities maturing on or before the maturity date follow a predefined index. According to the fund house, the fund is focused on the short end versus the rich stability of the curve.

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ICICI Bank launches co-branded credit cards with Emirates Skywards

ICICI Bank launched ‘Emirates Skywards ICICI Bank Credit Card’ in partnership with Emirates Skywards, the loyalty program of Emirates and flydubai. The bouquet of cards allows the customers to earn reward points – called Skywards Miles – on travel, lifestyle and everyday spending.

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ICICI Bank is the first Indian lender to partner with Emirates Skywards.

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Flipkart Health+ appoints Prashant Jhaveri as CEO

Flipkart Health+ announced the appointment of Prashant Jhaveri as its chief executive officer (CEO). He is expected to lead Flipkart’s foray into the fast-growing healthcare sector in India.

Before joining Flipkart Health+, Jhaveri worked as CEO of Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited, and MediBuddy.

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Flipkart Health+ was launched in 2021 to create an end-to-end digital healthcare platform