1. Power Minister Shri R K Singh launches GRAM UJALA in Bihar

  • GRAM UJALA – a customized program for rural India, based uniquely and innovatively on carbon finance.
  • LEDs will be available for only Rs 10 each for each rural household, in exchange for working condition old incandescent lamps

2. ISRO to boost space startups by setting up a 'Space Technology Incubation Center' at NIT Rourkela

  • The aim of establishing a S-TIC is to carry out research and product development in space technology and applications.
  • The upcoming centre will promote startups, capacity-building, innovations and research in space technology in the states Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand besides the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

3. World Happiness Report: India ranks 139 out of 149 countries, Finland tops for fourth straight year

  • Afghanistan was the least happiest country on the list
  • The survey used the Gallup World Poll that asked people to vote on three indicators: life evaluations, positive emotions, and negative emotions.

4. PM Modi to launch 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain' campaign

  • Launch the campaign on World Water Day, which is celebrated on March 22.
  • The campaign will be undertaken across the country, in both rural and urban areas, with the theme "catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls".

5. India crosses milestone in setting up of 70k Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres

  • Providing healthcare to more than 41 crore people.About 54 percent of them are women.
  • More than 9.45 lakh Tele-consultations have been done at these Centres.

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