1. India's longest bridge to come up over Brahmaputra in Assam

  • The 19-km-long Dhubri-Phulbari bridge will reduce travel time between Assam and Meghalaya by 6 hours
  • It will reduce distance between Phulbari in west Meghalaya and Dhubri west Assam from 200 km to 19 km
  • It will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 5,000 crore

2. Cabinet approves PLI scheme for telecom sector worth Rs 12,195 crore

  • Government expects that the scheme will lead to enhanced production of more than Rs 2,44,200 crores of telecom equipment in the country, export worth Rs 1,95,360 crores over the next five years.
  • The core component of this scheme is to offset the huge import of telecom equipment worth more than Rs 50,000 crore and reinforce it with ‘Made in India’ products, both for domestic markets and exports.Currently, India imports over 80 per cent of its telecom and wireless networking equipment.

3. ICICI Lombard partners with Flipkart to offer Hospicash insurance

  • Hospicash insurance, which allows consumers to avail a fixed amount for each day of hospitalisation.The fixed daily amount enables consumers to pay for incidental medical or emergency expenses. The insurance is affordable price, paperless, and flexible, covering both accidental hospitalisations or planned surgeries or treatment
  • The Hospicash insurance policy also provides consumers an extra allowance to cover emergency medical expenses as well as travel and post-discharge costs and compensation for loss of income during hospitalisation

4. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) have planned to launch the World Solar Bank

  • The development of the World Solar Bank will support India’s attempt to secure its leadership in the climate arena.
  • The development of the bank is significance because the green finance will be one of the priority themes at the climate meet called COP-26.
  • COP-26 will be organised in the backdrop of US re-joining the Paris climate accord.
  • The headquarter of the World Solar Bank is expected to be set up in India. It will be first multilateral development bank (MDB) that will be set up in India.
  • The WSB have planned to disburse around $50 billion to the member countries of ISA over next 10 years.

5. Mamata Banerjee Launches 'MAA' Canteen To Provide ₹5 Meal For The Poor

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