Local roundup: West Bengal tops literacy list, Goa launches ‘Pink Force’ and more such short local relevant stories for you

We have got some important news along with events and more such short local relevant stories for you that took place in India in the Local roundup. Read all of them below!

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1. West Bengal gets top position in ‘Foundational Literacy and Numeracy’ list


According to the ‘Index on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy’ list, which checks the literacy among children below 10 years, released by Economic Advisory Council to the PM, West Bengal has gained the top position. With 58.95, Bengal has topped while Bihar has shown up the last position in the ‘larger states category’. In the ‘smaller states category’, Kerala has topped while Jharkhand came last.

2. Goa launches ‘Pink Force’ to prevent crime against women, children and tourists


The Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, has launched a special ‘Pink Police Service’ to check on the crime against women, children, and tourists. The force constitutes 250 personnel to function round the clock. The force will operate along with the coastal areas and nearly 11 police stations.

3. Drone delivers 300 COVID-19 vaccines to a Maharashtra village


The District administration and the Health Department of Palghar district of Maharashtra have delivered nearly 300 COVID-19 vaccines to a remote village named Zaap. The drone started from Jawahar village, covering a distance of 20 km in less than 9.5 minutes. The drone was operated by a Mumbai-based youth Dhaval Ghelasha.

4. Pune lab launches first hydrogen fuel cell bus


An R&D lab named Sentient Labs has launched the first ‘made in India’ hydrogen fuel bus. The major motive behind this progress is to build technology solutions for sustainable mobility. Further, the fuel cell uses air and hydrogen to generate electricity to give power to the bus. The bus only emits water, making the vehicle even more environmentally friendly.

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