10th National Conference of Women Police to begin in Shimla, HP.

  • The 10th National Conference of Women Police has been started in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Home affairs Nityanand Rai.
  • The conference is being organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) in collaboration with Himachal Police.
  • Objective: To enhance the leadership potential of women police officers and discuss their problems and challenges.

Maharashtra to take Rs 4000 cr loan from ADB to set up medical colleges.

  • Maharashtra govt will take a loan of 4,000 crore rupees from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for setting up medical colleges in 12 districts of the state.
  • 12 districts: Jalgaon, Satara, Alibaug, Sindhudurg, Usmanabad, Parbhani, Amravati, Ratnagiri, Gadhchiroli, Bhandara and Ambernath.
  • Asian Development Bank has agreed to provide 4,000 crore rupees for setting up medical colleges in these districts.
  • The target is to complete all of these projects within the 2 years.

UPI expands to UK, provides hassle-free digital transactions.

  • The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is ready to foray into the UK market starting with QR code-based transactions.
  • The NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL) has partnered with payments solutions provider, PayXpert to internationalise the acceptance of its payment solutions in the UK.
  • UAE, Japan, the US, Singapore, Bhutan, Nepal and France are already accepting UPI payment services.
  • NIPL is the wholly-owned subsidiary of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

India's first hydrogen fuel cell bus unveiled in Pune.

  • The Union Minister of State, Jitendra Singh has unveiled country's first hydrogen fuel cell bus.
  • The eco-friendly bus has been built by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and KPIT Limited.
  • Hydrogen fuel cell: It works like conventional batteries of electric vehicles, but they don’t need to be recharged with electricity.
  • It provides a better alternative to completely eliminate the on-road emissions.

Indian Neurologist Dr Sundara Chary elected to global prestigious FAAN.

  • Indian neurologist, Dr N V Sundara Chary has been elected as a Fellow of American Academy of Neurology (FAAN).
  • It is regarded as one of the world's most prestigious honour in the field of neurology and medicine.
  • This honour has been awarded by American Academy of Neurologists (AAN) to very few neurologists across the world for making valuable contributions in the field of neurology.
  • He is a professor and HOD of neurology in Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada.

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