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Shreyas Iyer, Amelia Kerr voted Players of the Month for February 2022

Shreyas Iyer and New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr were voted ICC Players of the Month for February 2022, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced.

Iyer pipped fellow nominees, UAE's Vriitya Aravind and Nepal's Dipendra Singh Airee to claim the award.

Kerr was chosen ahead of fellow nominees, India captain Mithali Raj and all-rounder Deepti Sharma for the award.

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NCRTC unveils coaches of India’s first rapid rail for Delhi-Meerut corridor

The National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has unveiled the coaches of India’s first rapid rail for the Delhi - Meerut corridor. The Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) train will run on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor and cover a distance of 82 km in just 55 minutes. The train will be capable of accommodating 1500 passengers at once.

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International Adolescent Health Week to be celebrated from March 20 to 26

It is an annual international week of dynamic participatory events to inspire health care providers, policy makers, administrators, media and adolescents and their communities to advocate for a successful transition into adulthood. Indian Academy of Pediatrics' Adolescent Health Academy is coordinating the national celebrations of International Adolescent Health Week.

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Defence Minister inaugurates Flight Control System Integration complex in Bengaluru

Minister inaugurated a seven-storeyed Flight Control System Integration facility at Aeronautical Development Establishment, laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation in Bengaluru. This FCS facility will support R&D activities for developing Avionics for Fighter Aircraft and FCS for Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft being undertaken by ADE in Bengaluru

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Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO: G. Satheesh Reddy
DRDO HQ: Delhi

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Country’s first Digital Water Bank ‘AQVERIUM’ launched in Bengaluru aims to provide clean drinking water & sanitation

The country’s first Digital Water Bank ‘AQVERIUM’ was launched in Bengaluru. It is formed by AquaKraft Group Ventures, next-generation sustainability, and impact enterprise focused on providing clean drinking water & sanitation.Clean Water & Water security is the key for India to become a USD 5 trillion economy. The Digital Startup AQVERIUM is headquartered in Bengaluru

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Poster of Mujib – The Making of a Nation, India-Bangladesh co-produced biopic on ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Released

Renowned director Shyam Benegal has released the poster of the film Mujib – The Making of a Nation, a biopic on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation of Bangladesh on 17th March 2022. The film on ‘Bangabandhu’ is being made under an Audio Visual Co-Production Agreement between the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

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It was released on the 102nd birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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8689 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra's have been opened up covering all districts of the country

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India in November, 2008. Under the scheme, dedicated outlets known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJKs) are opened to provide generic medicines at cheaper rates to the citizens of the country.

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The Government has set a target to have 10,500 PMBJK by March 2025 across the country.

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Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has made two Indian Standards pertaining to drinking water: Centre

Center has informed that the Bureau of Indian Standards has made two Indian Standards pertaining to drinking water, namely, IS 10500:2012 on Drinking Water Specification and IS 17482:2020 on Drinking Water Supply Management System Requirements for Piped Drinking Water Supply. BIS standards are not mandatory for civic agencies engaged in supplying drinking to houses.

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Indian Railways prepare 'National Rail Plan' for India– 2030

The NRP is aimed to formulate strategies based on both operational capacities and commercial policy initiatives to increase the modal share of the Railways in freight to 45%.The objective of the plan is to create czapacity ahead of demand, which in turn would also cater to future growth right up to 2050 and also increase the modal share of railways to 45% in freight traffic

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India breaks into world's top five club in terms of market capitalisation

India’s equity market has broken into the world’s top five club in terms of market capitalisation for the first time. The country’s total market cap stands at $3.21 trillion, which is higher than that of the UK ($3.19 trillion), Saudi Arabia ($3.18 trillion), and Canada ($3.18 trillion).India has climbed two positions, despite a 7.4 per cent drop in its market cap.

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1st- USA
2nd- China
3rd-Japan
4th- Hong Kong
5th- India
6th- UK
7th- Saudi Arabia

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‘Green Triangle’ named after Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated in Madagascar’s capital

As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate India’s 75th year of independence, a “Green Triangle” named after Mahatma Gandhi was jointly inaugurated in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo. The word green in the plaque signifies their commitment to sustainable development and saving the environment.

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Axis Bank bags IFR Asia’s Asian Bank of the Year and India Bond House Award

Axis Bank, India’s third-largest private sector bank has been awarded IFR Asia’s Asian Bank of The Year, for its breadth of coverage and depth of expertise in the Asian investment banking space. The award acknowledges the bank’s outstanding performance in equity and debt issuance, across all major products and segments.

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Axis has also won the ‘Best DCM House in India’ Award at the Finance Asia’s Country Award

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Mumbai becomes first South Asian city to detail net-zero roadmap

Mumbai announced detailed plans to zero out carbon emissions by 2050, a target that puts it two decades ahead of India’s national goal and makes it the first city in South Asia to set such a timeline. It has proposed exhaustive changes to the way it manages energy, water, air, waste, green spaces and transport for its 19 million residents.

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ISRO successfully carried out ground test of solid booster stage for SSLV

The newly developed Solid Booster Stage (SS1) motor is a three-segmented solid propulsion stage incorporating various new technologies and innovative processes which includes a bond-free joint between the segments, high power electromechanical actuator with digital control electronics, optimized ignitor and simultaneous propellant casting of all segments, have been tested.

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Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) is developed to laucnh small satellites.

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CAMS launches Central Record Keeping Agency under NPS

Computer Age Management Services Limited (CAMS), India’s largest registrar and transfer agent of mutual funds (a SEBI regulated entity) has announced the go-live and launch of Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) under the National Pension System (NPS).Sector regulator Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority appointed CAMS as a CRA to broad-base the service to NPS

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NPS was launched on 1st January 2004 by Central Government and is regulated by PFRDA.