India shown more confidence in children's vaccines: UNICEF Report.

  • According to a report published by UNICEF, India is among the three countries out of 55 studied for popular perception of the importance of vaccines for children that have shown improvement.
  • The other two countries are China and Mexico.
  • The data was collected by The Vaccine Confidence Project (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).
  • Countries showed low confidence: The Republic of Korea, Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Senegal, and Japan

IIT Madras to set up its first international campus in Tanzania.

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras will set up its first International campus in Zanzibar, Tanzania in October 2023.
  • In February 2023, a team of five professors from IIT Madras visited Tanzania and held discussions with various officials on starting the campus.
  • It will be the first IIT campus in Africa and classes are to start from October.
  • This information was shared by IIT Madras Director V Kamakoti at IIT Madras’ 64th Institute Day.

AIM, NITI Aayog, and UNCDF Team Up to Make India a Global Agri-tech leader.

  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) jointly launched a whitepaper to make India a global leader in Agri-Tech innovation.
  • They also aimed at expanding these innovations to the least developed countries in Asia and Africa.
  • The whitepaper offers actionable steps to overcome challenges faced by Agri-Tech start-ups and facilitate their growth at national and international levels.

ISRO, Moon Village Association tie up for Chandrayaan-3 outreach.

  • The Moon Village Association (MVA) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have joined hands for global outreach activities in connection with the proposed Chandrayaan-3.
  • Aim: To increase the impact of Isro’s lunar program at a global level and ensure further international cooperation.
  • It will focus on the global aspect of lunar exploration and identify communication, and encourage the youth to focus on the benefits of every lunar mission.

Kerala launches "One Panchayat, One Playground".

  • The Kerala government has launched a project 'One Panchayat, One Playground' project to revive the sports culture in the State by opening quality playgrounds in every panchayat.
  • It was inaugurated by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at Kallikkad.
  • For the first phase of the project, the state government has prepared a list of 113 panchayats.
  • Each playground would cost around Rs 1 crore, half will be paid by the Sports department and the rest would be raised from other sources.

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