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Researchers at Durgapur-based CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) have indigenously developed a ventilator to provide help and support to the COVID-19 patients. The ventilator was developed by CSIR-CMERI, in coordination with critical care experts of the Health care professionals
Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order worth Rs.1,094 to Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). The aim is to boost to Make in India initiative. It was approved by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The supply includes 156 BMP 2/2k Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICV) with upgraded features for use of the Mechanised Forces of the Indian Army.
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) launched The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP), an Internship Program with Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across the country. It was jointly launched by the Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and MoS (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep. S. Puri.
World Environment Day is observed on 5 June. The day aims to create awareness and action for the protection of the environment. The theme for the 2020 World Environment Day is ‘Biodiversity’. The theme focuses on a concern that is both urgent and existential.
The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has approved support for the research and study done by the National Centre for Veterinary Type Cultures (NCVTC), ICAR-NRC from Hisar in Haryana. The researchers will screen the library of 94 small molecule chemical inhibitors for antivirals against coronaviruses.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder and Chairperson & Managing Director of Biocon, has been named EY World Entrepreneur fo the year 2020. The award is to recognize her contribution to improving universal access to affordable life-saving medicine and thus transforming the world. She became only the third Indian to receive this prestigious award after Uday Kotak and Narayana Murthy.
Government announced the implementation of the Nagar van scheme to develop 200 Urban Forests across the country in the next 5 years. The announcement was made on the occasion of World Environment Day (WED). The move is in line with WED 2020’s focus on ‘Biodiversity’. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change released a brochure on the best practices on Urban Forests and announcing the Nagar Van scheme.
India is to host the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup. The hosting rights have been awarded to India by the Asian Football Confederation. This is the second time India will be hosting the event. India hosted the event for the first time in 1979. The information was passed by the All India Football Federation.