Cabinet approves establishment of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat.

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (WHO GCTM) in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
  • This would be the first and only global Centre for traditional medicine across the globe, set up by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • The WHO GCTM will be established under the Ministry of AYUSH.

India’s largest reclining statue of Lord Buddha being built at Bodh Gaya.

  • India`s largest reclining statue of Lord Buddha is being built in Bodh Gaya in Bihar.
  • The statue of Lord Buddha is in the sleeping posture. It is being made using fiberglass.
  • The statue will be 100 feet long and 30 feet high.
  • The giant statue is being built by Buddha International Welfare Mission, one of the top Buddhist Temples in West Bengal (also known as Kolkata Temple).
  • Its construction started in the year 2019.
  • Bodh Gaya is the place of enlightenment of Lord Buddha, and famous pilgrimage site for Buddhism, visited by devotees from all over the world.

HDFC Mutual Fund launches Missed Call Advisory Service #LaxmiForLaxmi for Women Investors.

  • HDFC Mutual Fund has launched an end-to-end women-led missed call advisory service #LaxmiForLaxmi on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022.
  • #LaxmiForLaxmi is a financial empowerment campaign for women under which women investors will be connected to a woman financial expert near them through a missed call service.
  • The woman financial expert will then guide and address queries of woman investors, to better understand concepts such as why and how to invest in a mutual fund, benefits of systematic investment plans (SIPs), etc.
  • Through this initiative HDFC Mutual Fund aims to support women investors in becoming financially independent and make mutual fund investments more accessible to them.

ToneTag launches VoiceSe UPI digital payments for feature phone users, in partnership with NSDL Payments Bank.

  • ToneTag has partnered with NSDL Payments Bank and NPCI to launch its VoiceSe UPI payments service for feature phone users.
  • This comes after the Reserve Bank of India has launched the UPI 123Pay facility that enables UPI payments for feature phone users.
  • ToneTag is a sound-based proximity communication and payments service provider based in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • To access the VoiceSe UPI payments service feature phone users need to call on the IVRS number 6366 200 200.

Priyanka Nutakki becomes 23rd Woman Grandmaster (WGM) of India.

  • Priyanka Nutakki has become India’s 23rd and newest Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
  • The 19-year-old girl hails from Vijayawada, in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Priyanka secured her final WGM-norm at MPL 47th National Women Chess Championship, on March 02, 2022.
  • She secured her 1st WGM-norm in January 2019.

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