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India’s Digital Vaccine Achievement and Innovative Telemedicine Startup: A Game-Changer for Healthcare Accessibility
India administered 220 crore vaccine doses through a digital platform called COWIN. Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated a free telemedicine startup mobile camp called “Doctor on Wheels” in Billawar. The telemedicine service provides check-ups, consultations with super specialty doctors, and prescriptions. It aims to address accessibility, availability, and affordability issues. The services are on par with global standards, and future plans include advanced robotic surgeries. The initiative aligns with PM Narendra Modi’s focus on service, empowerment, and startups, benefiting people with low socio-economic backgrounds.
May 2023 Secretariat Reforms Report: Public Grievances, e-Receipts, Cleanliness Campaigns, and Best Practices Highlighted
The 6th edition of the ‘Secretariat Reforms’ report was released in May 2023. It highlights the disposal of public grievances, review of physical files, implementation of e-Receipts, cleanliness campaigns, and revenue earned from scrap disposal. The report also mentions the implementation of delayering, modified orders of delegation, and the adoption of e-Office and e-Receipts by various ministries/departments. Best practices of different departments are showcased, including the development of attendance monitoring systems and online portals for tracking missions and serving the Indian diaspora. The report focuses on citizen-centric initiatives and the cleanliness efforts of the Department of Post.
NHPC and KSEB Join Forces to Accelerate Hydro Potential in Kerala: Consultancy Services Agreement Signed
NHPC Limited and Kerala State Electricity Board Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for NHPC to provide consultancy services to KSEB. NHPC will act as the Owner’s Engineer, vetting the design of KSEB’s ongoing and future hydroelectric projects in Kerala. The collaboration aims to accelerate the development of Kerala’s hydroelectric potential and support the transition to clean energy. The MoU was signed on June 16, 2023, with positive remarks from KSEB’s CMD about NHPC’s technical expertise.
NTPC Barauni Secures First Rank at 4th National Water Awards in Best Industry Category: Ministry of Jal Shakti Recognition
NTPC Barauni secures first rank at the 4th National Water Awards in the Best Industry Category. The Ministry of Jal Shakti recognized NTPC’s commitment and efforts in water resource conservation. NTPC’s sustainable practices and innovative initiatives have led to water savings and reduced environmental impact. The award was presented by the Vice President of India and encourages NTPC to continue preserving and managing water resources while promoting growth and environmental stewardship.
National Working Plan Code-2023: Guiding Sustainable Forest Management in India
The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released the “National Working Plan Code-2023” for scientific forest management in India. The code provides guidelines for sustainable management, including biodiversity conservation, soil and water resource management, and social and economic benefits. It also emphasizes continuous data collection and the use of the Indian Forest Management Standard to measure management effectiveness.
Cyclone Biparjoy Weakens: Heavy Rainfall Expected in Rajasthan and Gujarat
Cyclone Biparjoy weakened into a depression after making landfall in Gujarat. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is predicted in some places in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The cyclonic effects were prepared for in Gujarat, with no reported casualties and large-scale evacuations. Restoration efforts for electricity and ongoing heavy rains are underway in affected areas. Rajasthan is also experiencing heavy rainfall and alerts have been issued for certain districts.
Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy to Face World Champions in Indonesia Open Badminton Finals
Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will face Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik in the men’s doubles final of the Indonesia Open Badminton tournament in Jakarta. The Indian pair reached the final after defeating Kang Minhyuk and Seo Seungjae of South Korea in a close match. They previously stunned the world’s top-ranked pair in the quarter-finals. In the men’s singles semi-finals, HS Prannoy lost to Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen.
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