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Good News, A Week of Many Firsts

India saw many first this week. So, here are six pieces of good news we collected amid Holi celebrations.


Highlight:

  • India’s first rapid rail gets launched
  • Indian women boxers win a gold medal
  • Manipur’s Khongsang station welcomes train for the first time
  • Scroll for more…

The good vibes of the Holi festival accompany this weekend. As India celebrates Holi, we saw many firsts this week.

Good news: Indian women boxers win a gold medal

Strengthening India’s ability in boxing 5 Indian women boxers bagged the gold medal in the youth competition of Asian youth and Junior Boxing Championship in Amman, Jordan. Tamanna (50kg) and Nivedita (48KG), Shaheen (60 kilograms), Ravina (63kg), and Muskaan (75 kilograms) brought pride to their nation by winning gold.

The Indian junior team completed the list campaign in 2nd position with 21 medals- 8 gold, seven silver, and six bronze medals.

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Good news: Kerala becomes the first state to introduce carbon-neutral farming

Contributing to progressive and environment-friendly farming, Kerala will launch carbon-neutral agricultural practices in selected places, and it is the first state in India to do so.

In the initial stage, carbon-neutral farming will be launched at 13 farms under the agriculture department, and tribal regions and plans are in the pipeline to transform the state seed farm at Aluva into a carbon-neutral form. The state budget has allocated six crores for this in the 2022-23 fiscal year.

Good news: India’s first rapid rail gets launched

 

A piece of excellent news for the people of Delhi as the National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) launched India’s first rapid rail, which will cover a distance of 82km in 55 minutes.

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This train will be running on the Delhi Ghaziabad Meerut corridor. In India, a business or ‘premium’ coach got introduced to a regional gallery for the first time. RRTS trains will be equipped with 2×2 transverse sweating, vast standing space, overhead luggage racks, CCTV cameras, sockets at every seat for laptop or mobile charging, dynamic route maps, auto control ambient lighting system, heating ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and other facilities.

Good news: India’s first hydrogen-based fuel-cell electric car gets unveiled

Union minister Nitin Gadkari unveiled India’s first green hydrogen-based advanced fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), Toyota Mirai. .

The FCEV is one of the best zero-emission solutions, and the car is entirely environment-friendly with no tailpipe emissions other than water. A hydrogen fuel cell battery pack powers Toyota Mirai and can provide a range of up to 600 km in a single charge.

Good news: Manipur’s Khongsang station welcomes train for the first time

 

Rail connectivity in the northeast received a massive push as a passenger train engine in Manipur reached Khongsang railway station. The engine under the Jiribam-Imphal Railway line project is a significant step to enhance the railway facility for the people of the northeastern region.

The first passenger train to Meghalaya from Assam was flagged off in 2014. The first Janshatabdi express train linking the northeastern states of Manipur and Tripura via Assam was also unveiled this year.

Good news: Karnataka launches first-ever digital water data bank

Water management system catches the attention as Karnataka government has launched first-ever digital water databank ‘AQVERIUM”. AquaKraft Group ventures from it.

A digital water data bank is a curated list of water data from all institutions and sources. It will assist in solving some common development challenges. It also gives insights and evidence from research and analytics and makes reliable fundamental information available for addressing the issue of water pollution.

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Happy Weekend!

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