Central Water Commission launched the mobile app "Floodwatch".

  • Central Water Commission Chairman Kushvendra Vohra launched the mobile app Floodwatch.
  • It will help in providing information related to the flood situation and forecasts for up to 7 days on a real-time basis.
  • This user-friendly app has readable and audio broadcast and information is available in two languages i.e. Hindi and English.
  • The app uses real-time river flow data from various sources. It also provides flood forecasts at the nearest location.
  • Forecast with Interactive Map is one of the key features of the App.
  • Users can check the CWC Flood Forecast (up to 24 hours) or Flood Advisory (up to 7 days) either by directly selecting the station from the map or can also search for the name of the station in the search box.

Dutee Chand gets four-year ban for failing dope test.

  • Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, renowned as India’s fastest female athlete and holder of the national 100m record, has been handed a significant blow with a four-year ban following her failure in an out-of-competition dope test.
  • The test revealed the presence of selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), leading to the decision to suspend her from competitive sports.

Andhra Pradesh emerged as the top-performing State in capex spending in the first quarter of FY 23-24.

  • Andhra Pradesh has spent ₹12,669 crore as capital expenditure in the April-June period.
  • It accounts for 41 per cent of the State’s capex budget of ₹31,061 crore for FY24.
  • Andhra Pradesh had spent only ₹6,917 crore or 23 per cent of its budgeted capex in FY23. It was the worst performer in FY 23.

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