FIBA U-18 women Asian Basketball championship to be held in Bengaluru.

  • Dr. Narayanagowda (Karnataka Sports and Youth Empowerment minister) has announced that Bengaluru will host FIBA U-18 women Asian Basketball championship from September 5th to 11th.
  • The international event will be organised in the Sree Kanteerava Indoor stadium and Koramangala Indoor stadiums.
  • Division A team will compete with Division B team in the championship to qualify for the FIBA World Championship to be held in July 2023 in Spain.

India’s 1st electric double-decker bus unveiled in Mumbai.

  • Union minister for road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari has unveiled Switch EiV 22, India’s first electric double-decker air-conditioned bus, in Mumbai.
  • The electric bus was designed, developed and manufactured in India by Switch Mobility, Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm.
  • The double decker has a lightweight aluminium body construction that provides higher passenger-to-weight ratio and a competitive cost per km, per passenger.

Ratan Tata invests Goodfellows, senior companionship startup.

  • Ratan Tata has invested in Goodfellows, a senior companionship startup that provides companionship services to senior citizens.
  • The startup is designed to pair senior citizens with young graduates to form meaningful friendships.
  • The company offers a freemium subscription model in which the first month is free only to understand the concept without actually going through it.
  • The second month onward, the user has to pay a small subscription fee.

Minister of Fisheries, Parshottam Rupala launches "Aqua Bazar" app.

  • The National Fisheries Development Board (NPFB) has conducted the 9th governing body meeting in New Delhi, chaired by Minister of Fisheries, Parshottam Rupala.
  • During the event, he has also launched an online marketplace feature - Aqua Bazar app.
  • The app will help the fish farmers and stakeholders to source the inputs such as fish seed, feed and medicines required for fish culture.
  • He has released a book on Super Success Stories from Indian Fisheries.

HDFC Bank launched "Vigil Aunty" Campaign.

  • HDFC Bank has launched latest campaign Vigil Aunty with an aim to promote safe banking habits among people.
  • Anuradha Menon who plays the popular character of Lola Kutty on television, will be the face of the Vigil Aunty campaign.
  • This campaign will run with the Bank’s popular Mooh Band Rakho campaign, that urges people not to share their confidential banking information with others.
  • The Vigil Aunty campaign will run for 4-6 weeks.
  • HDFC Bank CEO: Sashidhar Jagdishan

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