Maharashtra retains top spot in India Skills Report 2022.

  • The 9th edition of India Skills Report (ISR) 2022 released by Wheebox.
  • Maharashtra has retained the top position in the list of states with the highest survey of employable talent followed by Uttar Pradesh and Kerala.
  • The theme of ISR 2022 is Rebuilding and Reengineering the Future of Work.
  • The India Skills Report is a comprehensive report on the future of work, education and skills to match the demand and supply of talent in a growing India.
  • States with Maximum Hiring Activity:
  • Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the 3 states where job demand is high.
  • Pune is the city with the most employable resources, with 78% of the examinees scoring above 60 percentile.

Balkrishna Doshi was awarded the 2022 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture.

  • The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi will be the recipient of the 2022 Royal Gold Medal.
  • The distinction, approved by Her Majesty the Queen and awarded each year since 1848, is given to architects or practices in recognition of a lifetime's work and impact on the development of the region and the built environment.

Ken-Betwa River Interlinking Project approved by Cabinet.

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the financing and implementation of the Ken-Betwa river linking project.
  • At the 2020-21 price levels, the total cost of the Ken-Betwa link project is estimated at Rs. 44,605 crores.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved central support of Rs 39,317 crore for the project, which includes a grant of Rs 36,290 crore and a loan of Rs 3,027 crore.
  • The project will be implemented through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) known as the Ken-Betwa Link Project Authority (KBLPA).

DRDO successfully test fired Pinaka-ER, ADM and indigenous fuzes.

  • Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully test fired Pinaka Extended Range (Pinaka-ER), Area Denial Munition (ADM) and indigenously developed fuzes.
  • Pinaka-ER is the upgraded version of the earlier version of Pinaka which has been in service with Indian Army.
  • It has been designed in the light of emerging requirements with advanced technologies.
  • ARDE, Pune has developed different fuzes for Pinaka rocket for different types of applications.

Karnataka Bank won 2 DigiDhan awards by MeitY for highest BHIM-UPI transaction.

  • Karnataka Bank has been conferred with two DigiDhan awards instituted by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  • The awards were given during Digital payment Utsav in New Delhi.
  • The award recognized banks for achieving the target with the highest percentage in BHIM-UPI transactions under the private sector bank category consecutively for two years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

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