RBI Governor dedicates Varnika Ink Manufacturing Unit of BRBNMPL to the Nation.

  • Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) has set up an Ink Manufacturing Unit named Varnika in Mysuru, with an annual ink manufacturing capacity of 1,500 MT to enhance the security of banknotes.
  • Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) a wholly owned subsidiary of RBI.
  • Shri Shaktikanta Das (Governor of RBI) has dedicated Varnika, the Ink Manufacturing Unit of Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) to the nation in Mysuru.
  • It is a boost to Make in India initiative.
  • It ensures that the entire requirement of banknote printing inks is produced in-house.
  • This unit also manufactures Colour Shift Intaglio Ink (CSII) and meets the entire requirements of banknote printing presses in India, which has resulted in cost efficiency and self-sufficiency in banknote ink production.

India’s 1st "steel road" built in Diamond City of India "Surat".

  • India’s 1st-of-its kind road made out of steel waste has come up in Surat city of Gujarat at the Hazira Industrial Area.
  • The road has been built by Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India in collaboration with CSIR India (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), CRRI (Central Road Research Institute) and NITI Aayog.
  • The new experimental road project is 6-lane and 1-kilometre in length. It consists of 100 percent processed steel slag.

DRDO successfully test-flights Indian Army version of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) off Odisha coast.

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two successful flight tests of the Indian Army version of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) against high-speed aerial targets on March 27, 2022 at Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
  • The 1st test launch was to intercept a medium altitude long range target and second launch was for low altitude short range target.
  • The Indian Army version of MRSAM is a Surface-to-Air Missile.
  • It has been developed jointly by DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel.

Deepika Padukone gets inaugural TIME100 Impact Award.

  • Veteran Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has been named as one of the awardees of the TIME100 Impact Awards 2022.
  • The actress has got featured on the inaugural TIME100 Impact Awards list for her work in the mental health struggles and raise awareness, through her LiveLoveLaugh Foundation.
  • The award recognizes global leaders who have gone above and beyond to move their industries and the world forward.
  • Apart from Deepika, six other global leaders have also been honored with the award.

US and Philippines military begins their largest combat drills "Balikatan 2022".

  • The United States military and the military of Philippines kicked off the military drill Balikatan 2022 on March 28, 2022.
  • The Philippine-led annual exercise will take place across Luzon in Philippines region near Taiwan,from March 28 to April 8, 2022.
  • Around 8,900 Filipino and American troops are participating in the military drill, making it the largest Balikatan military exercise ever.

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