Fortune India Rich List 2022: 142 billionaires worth $832 billion.

  • Fortune has released India’s list of India’s Richest for 2022.
  • According to the report, the wealth of 142 billionaires based in India is collectively worth $832 billion (Rs 66.36 trillion).
  • The maiden list was made in collaboration with wealth management firm, Waterfield Advisors.
  • Fortune and Waterfield collected details of listed and unlisted wealth, additional information regarding investments outside of the listed business: such as stakes in other public companies.

WB govt, UNICEF rope in SHGs to stop child marriage, teenage pregnancy.

  • The West Bengal govt in collaboration with UNICEF will form child-friendly sanghas', comprising members of SHGs, to curb child marriage and teenage pregnancy in the state.
  • To stop these twin menaces, the state govt and UNICEF have planned, as a pilot project, to form 110 child-friendly sanghas' in the next six months in 87 blocks in all 23 districts of the state.
  • WB is at the top in cases of child marriage and teenage pregnancy, according to a NFHS report.

Meghalaya CM launches "Residents Safety & Security" portal.

  • Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma launched the online portal of the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA).
  • It will be beneficial for monitoring and better implementation of other services and programmes of the government, especially in critical areas such as health care.
  • The digitisation process will connect more than 6,000 villages in the state to the online system.

Army, Air Force conduct joint exercise "Gagan strike" in Punjab.

  • Army’s Kharga Corps and the Indian Air Force conducted a joint exercise to showcase the might and prowess of the armed forces.
  • Termed Gagan Strike, the exercise was conducted over a period of four days in several areas of Punjab, bordering Ambala in Haryana.
  • The force multiplier effect of combining these machines with ground operations has enhanced the combat superiority of our forces.

IIT-Madras, University of Sydney partnered for energy challenges.

  • IIT-Madras and the University of Sydney have entered into a research partnership to help address the energy challenges facing nations across the world.
  • The partnership will see each of the institutions investing AU$50,000 a year in joint funding for up to four research projects.
  • The partnership will see experts from the two institutions working together to develop research and advanced technology in fields related to energy.

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