India to receive over record $100 billion in remittances in 2022.

  • According to the World Bank's Migration and Development brief, remittance flows to India are predicted to increase by 12% to $100 billion in 2022.
  • While the Mexico is placed second, followed by China, and the Philippines.
  • Remittances to India were enhanced by wage hikes and a strong labor market in the United States and other OECD countries.
  • Remittances to low and middle-income countries increased by about 5 percent to over $626 billion in 2022.

India' MMR declines to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-20.

  • According to the Special Bulletin released by the Registrar General of India, Maternal Mortality Ratio(MMR) of India has been declined from 130 in 2014-16 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-20.
  • MMR: The number of maternal deaths during a given time period per one lakh live births.
  • With this, the country has accomplished the National Health Policy target for MMR of less than 100 per lakh live births.
  • Target: SDG target of MMR of less than 70 per lakh live births by 2030.

Three Indian-origin women scientists among Australia's "Superstars Of STEM".

  • Three Indian-origin women, Neelima Kadiyala, Dr Ana Baburamani, and Dr Indrani Mukherjee, have been selected as Australia's Superstars of STEM 2022.
  • Kadiyala: She is an IT Program Manager at Challenger Limited and has over 15 years of experience delivering extensive transformation programmes.
  • Baburamani: She is a scientific advisor in the Department of Defence - Science and Technology Group.
  • Mukherjee: She is a deep-time geologist at the University of Tasmania.

Haryana govt has launched Nirogi Haryana project.

  • Haryana government has Nirogi Haryana project across the state.
  • Initial phase: The project has begun in the District Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula.
  • The project was inaugurated by Gian Chand Gupta (Haryana Speaker) and Kulbhushan Goyal (Panchkula Mayor).
  • Under this project, the urban enlisted Antyodaya population would be covered under this scheme.
  • The enlisted beneficiaries will receive ‘amantran patra’ to visit their health facilities on the date as informed.

Manthan Platform wins the Best Tech Initiative Award.

  • Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) is developing an app-based networking platform called "Patentkart".
  • Aim: For commercialisation of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • It will benefit patent holders and their clients in commercialising their IP.
  • In the past three years, more than 700 patents have been filed by KSCST-assisted IP cells.
  • Patent Facilitation Centre has supported setting up of a Patent Information Centre at KSCST, IISc.

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