West Bengal's Shantiniketan makes it to UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Shantiniketan has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
  • Santiniketan becomes the 41st UNESCO World Heritage Site in India and the third in West Bengal, after the Sundarbans National Park and the Darjeeling Mountain Railways.
  • The decision to include Santiniketan in the list was taken during the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee in Saudi Arabia.
  • Established in 1901 by Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, located in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

Haryana CM Khattar launches new e-Bhoomi portal.

  • Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar launched a new e-Bhoomi portal that promises to further ease the process of purchasing land for the development of government projects with the consent of landowners.
  • Objective: To extend benefits to landowners whose names are recorded in the revenue estate of villages Kasan, Kukrola and Sahrawan in Manesar tehsil of Gurugram district.
  • Farmers can offer their land independently or through listed aggregators.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Om Birla launch "Skills on Wheels" initiative.

  • Union Minister for Education Dharmendra Pradhan with Lok sabha speaker Om Birla launched the Skills on Wheels initiative with NSDC and IndusInd Bank.
  • Aim: To generate awareness around the government's skill development mission, opportunities and support system available for youths.
  • Objective: To promote digital literacy and digital skills in which India is developing global competency this scheme with the help of NSDC has been launched.

Rahul Mishra awarded Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

  • Rahul Mishra received the French government's Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres honor 2023.
  • This award was previously won by his compatriots Ritu Kumar, Ritu Beri, and Wendell Rodricks.
  • His works that highlight the highest standards and craft of local artisans in India have been shown at prestigious fashion weeks in Paris, Milan, and Mumbai.

Yes Bank partners Juspay to offer merchant in-app UPI payments.

  • Juspay, India's leading payments company, has partnered with Yes Bank to launch HyperUPI, NPCI's plug-in SDK that enables in-app UPI payments in merchant apps.
  • Merchants can now offer simple 1-click UPI experiences in their Android and iOS apps without having to become an official UPI app.
  • Customers will no longer need to depend on another app to make UPI transactions as these payments can now be made on the merchant's app.

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