India to introduce "made in India" skin test for TB.

  • Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare addressed the 35th Board meeting of the Stop TB Partnership through video-conference.
  • He has announced to launch of a newly approved skin test for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis called c-TB in the country.
  • This TB Kit will be cost-effective and provide immense benefit to other high burden countries as well.
  • He also announced to launch of a new initiative Adopt people with TB.
  • World TB Day: 24 March

SC orders constitution of 25 special courts for cheque bounce cases.

  • The Supreme Court has ordered to constitute 25 special courts with a retired judge in five states for expeditious disposal of cheque bounce cases.
  • The special courts under the Negotiable Instruments Act will be set up in Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in view of a large number of pending cases.
  • The special courts shall follow the same procedure with respect to trial as mandated by the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973.

HANSA-NG Aircraft successfully completed Engine Relight test in Air.

  • HANSA-NG (flying trainer Aircraft) has successfully completed an in-flight engine relight test at DRDO’s Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) facility, Challakere, Karnataka.
  • The aircraft was designed & Developed by CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL).
  • The flight test was carried out at an altitude of 7000-8000 feet with a speed range of 60 to 70 knots by Wg Cdr K V Prakash and Wg Cdr NDS Reddy.

G7 countries approves to provide financial support to Ukraine.

  • Group of Seven (G7) countries have agreed to provide financial support to Ukraine to meet its immediate financing needs.
  • The US Senate has approved a USD 40 billion package of military, economic and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
  • Christian Lindner (German Finance Minister) has announced a contribution of USD 1.1 billion to Ukraine’s budget.
  • The European Commission has pledged up to USD 9.5 billion of macro-financial assistance in the form of loans.

GeM signs MoU with SEWA to boost Women-led Enterprises.

  • Government eMarketplace (GeM) and Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) have signed an MoU for the advocacy, outreach, mobilization and capacity-building of last-mile women-led enterprises.
  • The MoU was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of GeM P. K. Singh and Vice-President of SEWA Rehana Riyawala.
  • GeM will train SEWA members to assist and enable women-led small enterprises with GeM processes related to seller registration and onboarding on the platform.

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