Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates first Metro rail in Dhaka.

  • Bangladesh PM, Sheikh Hasina has flagged off the first metro rail in Dhaka for its first journey between Diabari and Agargaon station.
  • This is part of the ambitious Bangladesh project of Mass Rapid Transit to be completed by 2030, that will cover a total length of 129 kilometres out of which 61 kilometres will be underground.
  • The rail service was built with financial and technical support from Japan.
  • The event was attended by Kiminori Iwama (Japanese Ambassador).

Road accidents decreased by 8.1% in 2021.

  • According to the report, released by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry, the road accidents in India have been decreased by 8.1% in 2021 as compared to 2019.
  • Report title: Road accidents in India -- 2021.
  • The injuries due to road accidents have also decreased by 14.8%.
  • But the fatalities on account of road accidents have increased by 1.9% in 2021.
  • The MoRTH has also implemented a scheme Grant of Financial Assistance for Administering Road Safely Advocacy and Awards.

Chhattisgarh police "Nijaat" campaign received IACP 2022 Award.

  • The anti-drug & illicit liquor campaign of Chhattisgarh police named Nijaat has been selected for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2022 award under the Leadership in Crime Prevention in the institutional category.
  • This campaign was launched under the leadership of the IPS officer Santosh Kumar Singh.
  • Under this campaign, strict action taken against illegal drug dealers, intensive public awareness and rehabilitation of the addicts.

World-class Kayaking-Canoeing Academy to be set up in Uttarakhand.

  • Union Minister of Power, RK Singh has inaugurated the National Championship Tehri Water Sports Cup at Tehri Lake, Uttarakhand.
  • During the event, he has also announced that world-class Kayaking-Canoeing Academy will be set up at Tehri in Uttarakhand.
  • This is the first time that the national-level sports competition is being organized at Tehri Lake.
  • CM, Pushkar Singh Dhami has also informed that the new sports policy has been implemented in the State.

IndianOil embarks on TB Elimination Project in UP and Chhattisgarh.

  • IndianOil has signed an MoU with the Central TB Division (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare), Uttar Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh to undertake intensified TB elimination project.
  • Aim: To end TB in India by 2025, five years ahead of SDG.
  • It also aims to provide sustainable and equitable access to free TB treatment, and support services to the citizens of UP and Chhattisgarh.
  • IndianOil will also introduce Mobile Medical Vans equipped with modern diagnostic technology.

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