India installs "World’s first" bamboo crash barrier on Maharashtra Highway.

  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has installed a 200-meter-long Bamboo Crash Barrier on the Vani-Warora Highway in Maharashtra.
  • The highway connects the Chandrapur and Yavatmal districts of the state.
  • This Bamboo Crash Barrier has been christened as Bahu Balli.
  • Bahu Bali:
    • The bamboo species used in the making of this barrier is Bambusa Balcoa.
    • It is treated with creosote oil and coated with recycled High-Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE).

Ashwini Vaishnaw released special "Go Green, Go Organic" cover for Sikkim.

  • Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and four Sikkim ministers released a unique cover of the Department of Posts, Go Green, Go Organic for Sikkim.
  • The special cover is a testament to the state's achievements in organic farming and progress and a reminder of the importance of sustainable development for the entire country.
  • Sikkim is the 1st state in the world to get recognized as an Organic state by the World Book of Records (London).

Odisha CM unveils Dakota aircraft for public viewing in Bhubaneswar.

  • Odisha's CM, Naveen Patnaik has unveiled the iconic Dakota aircraft of legendary leader Biju Patnaik for public viewing at the Bhubaneswar Airport.
  • It was unveiled on the 107th birth anniversary of the former CM of Odisha.
  • It was brought from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata to Bhubaneswar on January 18, 2023.
  • A 10-member team of Aerospace Research Development required has dismantled the aircraft and packed it in proper shape for public viewing

BSE & UN Women India launches a new programme "FinEMPOWER".

  • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and UN Women India launched a new program named FinEMPOWER on 8th March 2023.
  • It is a year-long joint capacity-building program between BSE and UN Women to empower women toward financial security.
  • BSE and UN Women India collaboratively organized the Ring the Bell for Gender Equality ceremony to accelerate investment in women leaders and entrepreneurs at BSE.
  • MD and CEO of BSE: Sundararaman Ramamurthy.

Arun Subramanian becomes 1st Indian-American judge in NY District court.

  • Indian-American Arun Subramaniam has been confirmed as the first South Asian District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
  • His nomination was confirmed by Senate Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer by a vote of 58-37.
  • He received his Juris Doctor (J.D) from Columbia Law School in 2004 and his BA from Case Western Reserve University in 2001.
  • South District New York notably has one of the largest South Asian-American populations in the country.

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