Government approves over Rs 89,000 crore revival package for BSNL.

  • Union Cabinet has approved the third revival package for BSNL with a total outlay of 89,047 crore rupees, includes an allotment of 4G/5G spectrum through equity infusion.
  • The authorised capital of BSNL will be increased from 1,50,000 crore rupees to 2,10,000 crore rupees.
  • BSNL will emerge as a stable telecom service provider focused on providing connectivity to the remotest parts of India.
  • First revival package approved in 2019, amounting to 69,000 crore rupees.

Mumbai most expensive city for expats in India.

  • According to the Mercer's Cost of Living survey 2023, Mumbai has ranked the most expensive city in India for expatriates.
  • After Mumbai, cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru fall on the second and third place in the most expensive list for expats list in India.
  • In global ranking, Mumbai has been positioned at 147, New Delhi (169), Chennai (184), Bengaluru (189), and Pune (213).
  • Hong Kong and Singapore are the most expensive cities for international employees this year.

2.3 billion people globally use polluting fuel to cook: Report.

  • According to a report, up to 2.3 billion people around the world are still using polluting fuels to cook and 675 million don't have electricity.
  • Report by: IEA, International Renewable Energy Agency, U.N. Statistics Division, World Bank, and WHO.
  • The report also highlighted that 1.9 billion won't have clean cooking opportunities by 2030.
  • The global access to electricity increased from 84% in 2010 to 91% (2021), but the pace of growth slowed in 2019-2021.

Kerala topped the 5th State Food Safety Index among the large states.

  • Union Minister for Health, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya has unveiled the 5th State Food Safety Index on the occasion of World Food Safety Day 2023.
  • Among the larger states, Kerala secured the top ranking, followed by Punjab and Tamil Nadu.
  • Smaller states: Goa, Manipur and Sikkim
  • UTs: J&K, Delhi and Chandigarh
  • The index has evaluated the performance of states and UTs across six different aspects of food safety.
  • He has also unveiled Rapid Food Testing Kit (RAFT) portal.

AIIMS Nagpur Becomes Country's First AIIMS to Receive NABH Accreditation.

  • The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur has become the country's first AIIMS to receive the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation.
  • NABH's recognition for the hospital makes it at par with the world’s leading hospital standards and is proof of the hospital’s commitment to providing high-quality patient care and safety.
  • NABH is globally recognized for healthcare grade and service.
  • Hospitals are assessed on over 600 parameters with the standards divided between patient-centered facilities and organization-centered standards, and to comply with these elements, the hospital needs to have a process-driven approach.

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