SC appoints Justice AK Sikri as Chairperson of High Powered Committee on Chardham project.

  • The Supreme Court of India has appointed Justice (retd) AK Sikri as Chairperson of the High Powered Committee (HPC), of the Chardham project.
  • The previous Chairperson Professor Ravi Chopra had resigned from his post in February 2022, after being appointed as the chairperson of the HPC on August 8, 2019.
  • The HPC would look after the environmental concerns and other issues related to the Chardham project as well as the cumulative and independent impact of the Chardham project on the entire Himalayan valley.
  • Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar announces "Sushma Swaraj Award" for women.

  • The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar has announced a new award named the Sushma Swaraj Award.
  • The award will be given to women for their significant contribution and achievements in different walks of life in national and international spheres.
  • The Sushma Swaraj Award will carry a commendation and a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.
  • The award has been named after Late Sushma Swaraj, a daughter of Haryana. She had served as former Chief Minister of Delhi and former Union Minister of External Affairs.

Karnataka launches "Women@Work (WOW)" Program to provide 5 lakh jobs to women.

  • The Government of Karnataka has launched Women@Work (WOW) Program, in a bid to raise their workforce strength in workplaces by creating an equitable, inclusive and equal world for women.
  • The Women@Work (W@W) programme aims to provide five lakh jobs within 2026 to women with necessary employable skills.
  • The W@W Program is being organised jointly by Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM), KTECH and Karnataka Skill Development Corporation, Government of Karnataka.
  • Under the W@W Program free certificate courses will be run for women for imparting them training in specialized skills to become employable in the next five years.

RBI directs Paytm Payments Bank Ltd to stop onboarding of new customers.

  • The Reserve Bank of India has directed Paytm Payments Bank Ltd to stop the onboarding of new customers with immediate effect.
  • RBI has taken this step under the power conferred to it under section 35 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
  • RBI has advised Paytm Payments Bank to appoint an IT audit firm to conduct a comprehensive System Audit of its IT system.
  • Once the audit is over, RBI will review the reports of IT auditors and based on the reports grant or review its permission for onboarding of new customers.

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates 1st drone school at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

  • The Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan jointly inaugurated the 1st drone school in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh on March 10, 2022.
  • This drone school is one of the five Drone Schools planned to be opened in different cities of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The other four cities are Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Satna.

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