Hyderabad wins the prestigious "World Green Cities Award 2022".

  • Hyderabad city of Telangana has been awarded World Green City Award 2022 at the AIPH World Green City Awards 2022 held in Jeju, South Korea.
  • Hyderabad was awarded in the category of Living Green for Economic Recovery and Inclusive Growth for Green Garland to the State of Telangana.
  • Mexico City’s Environmental and Climate Change Program of Mexico City was also awarded in Living Green for Climate Change.
  • Living Green for Social Cohesion: OASIS Schoolyard Project, Paris.

India to host 90th General Assembly of INTERPOL from 18 to 21 Oct.

  • The 90th General Assembly of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) from 18th - 21st October, 2022 in New Delhi.
  • The General Assembly is taking place in India after 1997.
  • The move was proposed by HM, Amit Shah to Interpol secretary general, Jurgen Stock in August 2019. India joined the INTERPOL in 1949.
  • Aim of INTERPOL: To promote possible assistance between all criminal police authorities in the prevention and suppression of ordinary law crimes.

PM Modi dedicates 75 Digital Banking Units to the nation.

  • PM Narendra Modi has dedicated 75 digital banking units (DBUs) to the nation.
  • Aim: To promote financial inclusion
  • The ceremony was attended by Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman and RBI Governor, Shaktikanta Das via virtual mode.
  • The setting up of 75 DBUs in 75 districts of the country was done to commemorate the 75 years of independence of the country.
  • 11 public sector banks, 12 private sector banks and one small finance bank are participating in the endeavour.

Haryana topped the Public Affairs Index 2022 in big states.

  • According to the Public Affairs Index 2022, Haryana has emerged as the best-governed among 18 big states of the country, followed by Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Karnataka.
  • This report was prepared by a Bengaluru-based think tank.
  • The states have been divided into two categories - large and small.
  • Union Territories are not a part of the report.
  • Sikkim has topped in the category of 10 smaller states.

Education minister launches NEP in higher education institutes in U’khand.

  • Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan has launched the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in higher education for the session 2022-23 in Uttarakhand.
  • The event was attended by CM, Pushkar Singh Dhami.
  • Under the NEP, children will be linked to formal education for three years initially.
  • Under this policy, Bal Vatika has been started.
  • After learning for three years under the Bal Vatika scheme the child will enter the first class.

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