Norway To Support India’s "Hunger Project" In Uttarakhand.

  • Norway will help fund India’s Hunger Project and help strengthen women leaders to protect the environment and promote food security in Uttarakhand.
  • Aim: To strengthen elected women’s leadership in gram panchayats so that they can play a pivotal role in conserving forests and natural resources and adopt strategies.
  • Objective: To promote sustainable living, and food security and collaborate with members of van panchayats and the local community, especially women.

Nita Ambani Receives USISPF Global Leadership Award.

  • The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) felicitated Nita Ambani, with the 2023 Global Leadership Award for Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • She is a businesswoman, has impacted millions of lives in India through Reliance Foundation’s initiatives in education, arts, sports, and healthcare.
  • She champions women’s and children’s causes, contributing significantly to bridging the gender divide and enhancing women’s roles in India’s economy.

BigBasket tops Fairwork index 2023 for gig workers.

  • Tata-owned Big Basket scored the overall highest score of 6 out of 10 points according to research firm Fairwork India 2023.
  • Big Basket, BluSmart, Zomato, Urban Company, and Swiggy scored the highest points in the Fairwork India Report 2023.
  • Fairwork assessed platforms against five principles: fair pay, fair conditions, fair contracts, fair management, and fair representation.
  • Ride-hailing majors Uber and Ola, along with Porter, are the worst platforms for gig workers.

IndusInd Bank announces strategic collaboration with Viamericas.

  • IndusInd Bank announced a strategic collaboration with Viamericas Corporation to offer digital inward remittance services to NRIs in the USA through IndusInd Bank Indus Fast Remit, a remittance service platform.
  • Aim: To enable NRIs to benefit from highly competitive exchange rates for digital inward remittances to India.
  • Objective: To allow NRIs to book remittance transactions through auto debit payment mode as well as transfer funds through the overseas Bank account.

Indian Navy Launches 25T Bollard Pull Tug "MAHABALI" In Gujarat.

  • Mahabali will play a vital role in towing, berthing, and salvage operations, enhancing the Navy’s operational efficiency.
  • This addition underscores the Indian Navy’s commitment to modernization and its role in securing the nation’s maritime interests.
  • Navy continues to invest in advanced technology to maintain its superiority in the Indian Ocean Region.

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