India finishes Special Olympics 2023 campaign with 202 medals.

  • India has finished its Special Olympics World Games 2023 campaign by winning 202 medals (76 gold, 75 silver, and 51 bronze).
  • Indian athletes notched six medals from the track events (2 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze).
  • Aanchal Goyal (400m, Level B Female) and Ravimathi Arumugam (400m, Level C Female) blew away their competition to take the top of the podium.
  • Saket Kundu, who grabbed a silver medal in the mini javelin Level B, also won a bronze in the Level B 400m.

8th edition of the World’s Largest Urban Cleanliness Survey begins.

  • The 8th edition of the world’s largest urban swachhata survey, Swachh Survekshan 2023 – Mera Shehar, Meri Pehchan has been started.
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the Field Assessment for Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2023.
  • Swachh Survekshan 2023 indicators focus on parameters pertaining to segregated door-to-door waste collection, zero waste events, Divyang-friendly toilets, improved plastic waste management, and cleaning backlanes.

Minister Parshottam Rupala to launch the "Report Fish Disease" App.

  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala has launched the Report Fish Disease App.
  • The app has been developed by ICAR-NBFGR under the National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD).
  • It is funded under Pradhan Mantri Matsya SampadaYojana.
  • This app will help the farmers to report the incidences of diseases in finfish and shrimps on their farms with field-level officers and fish health experts.

IIT Bombay ranks 149th in the QS world ranking 2023.

  • According to the 20th QS World University Rankings 2023, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has climbed 23 positions to secure the 149th rank globally.
  • While in the overall ranking, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States topped the rankings for the twelfth consecutive year.
  • UK’s Cambridge University ranked second followed by Oxford University.
  • India is the seventh most represented country globally, with 45 universities ranked.

UP launches "Operation Conviction" for cow slaughter, child abuse cases.

  • The Uttar Pradesh Police Department launched Operation Conviction to combat criminals and mafias in the state.
  • The initiative will expedite the prosecution of cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, cow slaughter, religious conversion, and murder.
  • It ensures the immediate arrest of criminals, the collection of strong evidence against them, quality investigation, and effective representation of cases in courts.

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