India's 1st portal on arrested narco offenders "NIDAAN" gets operational.

  • India's first database, NIDAAN (National Integrated Database on Arrested Narco-offenders) has been made operational for use by various central and state prosecution agencies tasked to enforce anti-drugs laws in the country.
  • Developed by: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
  • This platform will sources its data from the ICJS (inter-operable criminal justice system) and e-Prisons (a cloud-based application) repository.
  • This is a part of Narcotics Coordination Mechanism (NCORD).

CPRI signs MoU with Chhattisgarh govt to set up regional testing laboratory.

  • The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) has signed an MoU with the Chhattisgarh government for setting up a regional testing laboratory in Raipur district.
  • The national-level testing unit will be established on an area of 10 acres in sector-30 of Nava Raipur Atar Nagar.
  • Test facilities: Transformers, energy meters, transformer oil, switch fuse unit and other electricity-related equipment.
  • Power companies will receive a rebate of 20% in the testing of equipment.

India’s first naval shooting range opened in Visakhapatnam.

  • Vice Admiral, Biswajit Dasgupta has inaugurated Composite Indoor Shooting Range (CISR), a first of its kind firing range for all primary and secondary weapons in the Navy, on the premises of INS Kalinga near Bheemili, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The CISR is a self-contained, 25m, six lane, live firing range for all primary and secondary weapons in the Navy.
  • The range has been set up to contemporary international standards by an Indian firm.

HDFC Bank opens its 1st all-women branch in north Kozhikode, Kerala.

  • Private sector bank, HDFC has opened its first all-women branch in Cherootty Road, north Kerala region in Kozhikode.
  • The four women bankers' branch was inaugurated by the city Corporation Mayor, Beena Philip.
  • According to the bank, as of March 31, 2022, women made up 21.7% (21,486) of the total workforce.
  • The private lender wants to raise it to 25% by 2025.
  • The opening of the all-women branch is another effort to take forward gender and diversity initiatives of the bank.

Assam government launched "School on Wheels" for economically weaker kids.

  • Assam CM, Himanta Biswa Sarma has launched the Vidya Rath: School on Wheels project to bring the economically weaker children under the ambit of the conventional education system.
  • This project envisaged providing access to underprivileged children to elementary education for 10 months.
  • After 10 months, the children will be integrated into the conventional system of education.
  • The students will be provided free uniforms, mid-day meals, and textbooks.

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