1. 'Snakepedia' mobile app launched in Kerala to help people, doctors treat snake bites

  • The application is the result of years of painstaking research and documentation by a diverse team of clinical doctors, scientists, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts settled in different corners of the globe on a purely voluntary basis
  • Snakepedia is a comprehensive android mobile application that documents information on snakes with the help of pictures, infographics and podcasts and analyses its first aid, treatment, myths and superstitions

2. Tata Trust releases Parag Honour List 2021 for children's writing

  • The Parag Honour List features 35 books in English and Hindi that set the bar high for children's publishing in India

3. World Bank report: Traffic Crash Injuries and Disabilities: The Burden on Indian Society

  • The report titled “Traffic Crash Injuries and Disabilities: The Burden on Indian Society”, was released by Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday. The report highlights the disproportionate impact of a road crash on poor households that pushes them into a vicious cycle of poverty and debt. It sheds light on the links between road crashes, poverty, inequality, and vulnerable road users in India
  • More than 75% of poor households in India reported a decline in their income as a result of a road traffic crash. The financial loss for the poor amounted to more than seven month’s household income, while it was equivalent to less than one month’s household income for rich households, a World Bank report released

4. ICICI Lombard launches Corporate India Risk Index

  • The Corporate Risk Index is intended to be unified, standardised corporate risk metric that spans industries and companies.
  • The insurer said that this will help companies understand the level of risk that their business is facing and also assist in developing a successful risk aversion plan. It has worked with consulting firm Frost and Sullivan to develop the risk measurement tool
  • A total of 15 sectors including IT/ITeS, BFSI, automotive and ancillary, pharma and biotech, e-commerce, manufacturing, realty, FMCG/retail among others are part of this index

5. Tata Motors appoints Marc Llistosella as new CEO & MD

    • Marc Llisotsella is an experienced automotive executive with a long track record in greenfield projects, turnaround management and leading organizations

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