News that might interest you

12,000 villages in Odisha are child marriage free now.

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras launched the beta version of a robot for cleaning septic tanks called HomeSEP.

The Coalition of Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) will host a conference on disaster resilient infrastructure this week. Best practices in managing extreme weather events like the March-April heatwave in India are likely to be showcased at the conference

The indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) jointly with the private industry crossed a milestone this week by successfully completing the validation trials towards meeting the specifications of the Army. The week-long Preliminary Service Quality Requirements (PSQR) validation retrials were conducted at the Pokhran field firing ranges from April 26 to May 2.

Exciting Data Point

According to the Economic Survey 2021-22 released on 31st January 2022, the Centre and state governments earmarked 8.6% of GDP for social services, spending of Rs. 71.61 lakh crore in the current financial year. This is 9.8 per cent higher than the last financial year where the spending accounted for Rs. 65.24 lakh crore.

An event you might enjoy this week

BOOK DISCUSSION

First Fuel: India’s Efficiency Journey and a Radical Vision for Sustainability

By Padu Padmanabhan (Pan Macmillan India: 2021)

05 May 2022, 06:00 pm

Venue: Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Center