IIT Madras Researchers develop a device to detect milk adulteration.

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) Researchers have developed a three-dimensional (3D) paper-based portable device.
  • This device can detect adulteration in milk within 30 seconds.
  • The test could be even performed at home.
  • It can detect multiple substances commonly used as adulterating agents including Urea, detergents, soap, starch, hydrogen peroxide, sodium-hydrogen-carbonate, and salt, among others.

First Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group Meeting held in Gandhinagar.

  • The First G20 Disaster Risk Reduction WGM under India’s G20 Presidency is being held at Gandhinagar in Gujarat from 30th March to 1st April 2023.
  • The meeting was inaugurated by Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. P K Mishra and MoS for Communications Devusinh Chauhan.
  • Five priority areas have been identified for the meeting which include an early warning for all, resilient infrastructure, and improving the National system for financing Disaster Risk Reduction.

United Arab Emirates launches National Genome Strategy.

  • The UAE has launched its National Genome Strategy to provide a comprehensive legislative and governance framework to support the development and implementation of genomic programs.
  • The strategy will last ten years and will focus on delivering public health priorities while improving the country's well-being.
  • The Emirates Genome Council will oversee the National Genome Strategy.
  • It will advance the nation's preventive and personalized healthcare agenda.

Naveen Jindal gets lifetime achievement award from Texas University.

  • An Indian industrialist Naveen Jindal was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • He was conferred in recognition of his accomplishments in industry, politics, and education.
  • He was an alumnus of the University of Texas at Dallas' 1992 batch.
  • He is the second person to receive this award from the University of Texas, after Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar.
  • Currently, he is serving as the Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.

Textiles Ministry issued PAHCHAN cards to 30.53 lakhs handicrafts artisans.

  • Ministry of Textiles has issued PAHCHAN cards to 30.53 lakhs handicrafts artisans and 30.90 lakhs handloom weavers across the country under the PAHCHAN initiative.
  • The cardholder's details are available on the website of the Office of the Development Commissioner of Handicraft and Handloom.
  • PAHCHAN card is an initiative to issue Aadhar link identity cards to handicrafts artisans under this initiative.
  • The Union MoS for Textiles, Darshana Jardosh informed in Lok Sabha.

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