Indian-origin Suella Braverman wins first-ever Queen Elizabeth II award.

  • Indian-origin UK Home Secretary, Suella Braverman (42) has been honoured with the first-ever Queen Elizabeth II Woman of the Year award in 20th Asian Achievers Awards, held at London.
  • In 2022, she has replaced Priti Patel for the position of Home Secretary
  • Other AAA 2022 Winners:
    • Art and Culture: Namit Malhotra (Chairman of DNEG)
    • Business Person of the Year: Shamil and Kavi Thakrar (Founders of Dishoom)
    • Community Service: Dr Zareen Roohi Ahmed (CEO of Gift Wellness)

President Murmu inaugurates HAL's Cryogenic Engines Manufacturing Facility.

  • President Droupadi Murmu has inaugurated the Integrated Cryogenic Engines Manufacturing Facility of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bengaluru.
  • The Cryogenic engines are used by ISRO for its satellite launch operations.
  • The President has also laid the foundation stone of the South Zonal Institute of Virology virtually at HAL.
  • She has also inaugurated the St. Joseph University and attended a Civic reception hosted by the State Government in her honour.

Himachal Pradesh government approves tutor scheme for 3 to 6 age group.

  • The HP cabinet has given their nod to the ‘Himachal Pradesh early childhood care and education tutor scheme-2022’ for children in the age group of 3 to 6.
  • Aim: To provide an appropriate care and stimulation of the brain in early years to ensure healthy development and growth.
  • The govt will be paid a sum of ₹9,000 a month to those candidates who have done a one-year diploma in nursery teacher, so that they can bridge courses to make them eligible.

CEC of LAHDC Kargil inaugurated first ever Mega Kissan Mela in Ladakh.

  • CEC of LAHDC Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan has inaugurated the first ever Mega Kissan Mela at Indoor Stadium Kargil.
  • This event was organised by Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir.
  • Stalls were established by scores of progressive farmers, KVK Centre, & Research Centre from across UT Ladakh and J&K.
  • Aim: Experts will educate the farmers about latest techniques and use of high yielding varieties for satiable agriculture.

Leh achieves 100 percent digitization of banking operations.

  • RBI has felicitated the bankers of the district to Leh district for achieving 100% digitization of banking operations.
  • Digital Banking: It refers to the electronic banking service provided by a bank for its financial and other transactions through electronic devices online.
  • In 2019, RBI has proposed to make at least one district of every state in the country have 100% digitization of banking operations.
  • First fully digital banking district of India: Thrissur, Kerala

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