PM Modi dedicates building of Rashtriya Raksha University in Gandhinagar to nation.

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation a new campus building complex of the Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on March 12, 2022.
  • PM also addressed the first convocation of RRU Gandhinagar as a Chief Guest.
  • Prime Minister Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat from March 11 and 12, 2022.
  • Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU), Gandhinagar is an Institution of National Importance, which commenced its operations from October 01, 2020.
  • RRU provides different academic courses to meet the need for high quality trained manpower in various wings of policing, criminal justice and correctional administration.

India’s first medical city "Indrayani Medicity" to come up in Pune.

  • The state government of Maharashtra has announced to set up country’s first medical city named as Indrayani Medicity in Pune, to provide all kinds of specialised treatment under one roof.
  • It will come up in 300-acre of land area in Khed taluka of Pune.
  • The project is estimated to attract investment worth over Rs. 10,000 crore.
  • Indrayani Medicity will have hospitals, centres for medical research, pharmaceutical manufacturing, wellness and physiotherapy, and will be first-of-its-kind city in the country to have all the treatments available at one place.

MoHUA Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launches "India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Challenge" under AMRUT 2.0.

  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has organised India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Conclave at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on March 12, 2022.
  • The conclave was inaugurated by MoHUA Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri.
  • During the conclave, the minister also launched India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Challenge’ under Atal mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0 scheme,.
  • The Challenge has been launched on MyGov platform.
  • MoHUA Ministry will select 100 start-ups which will be provided funding support of Rs.20 lakhs as well as mentorship.

Abhinav Chandrachud pens biography of Attorney General of India "Soli Sorabjee".

  • The biography of the former Attorney General of India, Soli Sorabjee, titled Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times, is all set to hit stands in April 2022.
  • The book has been written by advocate and legal scholar Abhinav Chandrachud.
  • It will be published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI).
  • Sorabjee’s biography reveals his personal details of life, his family background, his journey in becoming a practitioner of law among other things.
  • He had served as the Attorney-General for India from 1989 to 1990, and again from 1998 to 2004.

Kashmiri Hand-Knotted Carpets gets QR Code-based GI Tag.

  • The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has launched a quick response (QR) code for its GI-tagged Kashmiri carpet, to preserve the authenticity and genuineness of the hand-knotted carpets.
  • The main objective of this QR Code attached to GI tag is to help in reviving the sheen and glory of the Kashmiri carpet industry.
  • The QR code will contain relevant information of the artisans, manufacturer, weaver, district, raw material used etc.
  • Meanwhile, the 1st ever consignment of GI-tagged hand-knotted carpets were exported to Germany from New Delhi on March 11, 2022.

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