Three Indian billionaires on Forbes Asia Heroes of Philanthropy list.

  • Three Indian billionaires - Gautam Adani, Shiv Nadar, and Ashok Soota were listed in the 16th edition of Forbes Asia's Heroes of Philanthropy list.
  • Gautam Adani (Adani chairman): For having pledged ₹60,000 crores ($7.7 billion) when he turned 60 in June 2022.
  • Shiv Nadar (HCL co-founder & chairman): For having channelled close to $1 billion of his wealth to various social causes.
  • Ashok Soota (Happiest Mind chairman): Pledged ₹600 crore to the medical research trust.

Indian-origin, Veena Nair won Prime Minister's prize in Australia.

  • Indian-origin teacher, Veena Nair was honoured with the 2022 Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in secondary schools in Australia.
  • She is ViewBank College's Head of Technology and STEAM project leader.
  • She was awarded for demonstrating practical application of STEAM to students, and how they can use their skills to make a real impact in the world.
  • She started her teaching career in Mumbai, where she provided computers to low socio-economic schools.

AGEL becomes world’s largest wind-solar hybrid power developer.

  • Adani Green Engergy Limited (AGEL) has commissioned a 450 MW wind-solar hybrid power plant in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
  • With the new hybrid plant, AGEL has become the largest operational hybrid power generation capacity of 1,440 MW.
  • AGEL has a total operational generation capacity of 7.17 GW, making it the largest wind-solar hybrid power farm developer.
  • According to the company, the plant has Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with SECI at Rs 2.67/kwh for 25 years.

Mirabai clinches silver at Weightlifting World Championships 2022.

  • Tokyo Oylmpic medallist, Mirabai Chanu has secured the silver medal in 49kg category, at the ongoing 2022 World Weightlifting Championships, held in Bogotá, Colombia.
  • She managed to lift a total weight of 200kg (87kg in snatch and 113kg in clean and jerk).
  • She lost to Jiang Huihua from China, who won the gold with a total effort of 206kg (93kg+113kg).
  • While Hou Zhihua settled for bronze medal with the total lift of 198kg (89kg+109kg).

Spice Money partners with Axis Bank for financial inclusion in rural India.

  • Spice Money has partnered with Axis Bank to facilitate opening of instant, zero balance savings or current accounts for rural citizens through its Adhikari network.
  • Aim: To bridge the rural-urban divide and bring financial inclusivity by providing access to banking products to the last mile at their doorstep.
  • A regulated entity under RBI, the fintech firm delivers various financial services such as cash deposit and withdrawal, and insurance premium to the rural masses.

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