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Local roundup is an accumulation of some important news and more such short local relevant stories for you that take place in India. Check what major did you miss the past few days here.
1. Indian Army gets new combat uniform
The Indian Army has come up with a new combat uniform after examining the combat uniforms of armies of various countries. The new uniform is climate-friendly and has a digital disruptive pattern designed with computer aid. The shirts are not to be tucked in the trousers, unlike old uniforms. The uniform also has a mix of colours which includes olive and earthen, designed taking into consideration the climatic conditions in which the personnels are deployed.
2. Kochi becomes the first Indian city to have a water metro
Kochi, Kerala has become the first city in the country to have a water metro after the launch of ‘Muziris’, the first boat powered with 23 electric powerboats. The boat was launched in December 2021, which will be called water metro. Operated by Kochi Water Metro Ltd (KWML), this is a part of the 747-crore project.
3. Aadhar card mandatory for buying self-test kits in Mumbai
The Mayor of Mumbai, Kishori Pednekar, has announced that it will be mandatory for people to provide their Aadhar cards to the chemists while purchasing self-test kits. This will help the government to maintain a record. She also said that if anyone is “positive”, they must inform authorities and update them online.
4. World’s largest national flag unveiled in Jaisalmer
Marking the occasion of 74th Army Day, the world’s largest khadi national flag was unveiled in Jaisalmer. The flag, which is 225 feet long in length and 150 feet wide in width, was displayed on the highest hill near Jaisalmer military station. The flag has been manufactured by Khadi Dyers and Printers, it is a “befitting tribute to the Indian heritage” as it is made by 100% Khadi.
5. Six airbags are mandatory in cars carrying 8 passengers
The Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has made it compulsory for car manufacturers to provide 6 airbags in vehicles that have a seating capacity of 8 people. The move has been taken to enhance the safety of passengers and it is to be applied from October this year.
6. Navdeep Kaur wins Best National Costume Award at Mrs World 2022
India’s Navdeep Kaur has won the best National Costume Award at Mrs. World 2022, held in Las Vegas, US. Navdeep wore a gold Avant Garde outfit inspired by the Kundalini Chakra. The look was designed by Eggie Jasmin. The outfit of Navdeep symbolized the movement of energy in Chakras of the body, from the base through the spine up to the crown.
7. National Start-up Day to be celebrated on January 16
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that January 16 will be celebrated as National Start-up Day in India. He announced this while interacting with 150 startups on Saturday as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. He also said that this decade is being called the “techade” of India.
8. MP to set up milk banks for lactating mothers
A ‘Mother Milk Bank’ will be set up in Rani Durgawati Hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur. The construction of the milk bank will be completed in the next six months. The major motive of the bank is to store the milk of lactating mothers so that it can be useful for those mothers who can’t produce milk in sufficient quantity. The facility will be open to all and not just for the patients of the hospital.
9. Kerala gets India’s first sanitary napkin-free village
A small village called Kumbalangi, situated in the Ernakulam district of Kerala has been declared India’s first sanitary napkin-free village. To make the possible, more than 5,000 menstrual cups have been distributed among menstruators, and they have been given training about its usage for three months under the campaign ‘Avalkayi’ meaning ‘for her’.
10. Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away at 83
The legendry Kathak dancer, Pandit Birju Maharaj, passed away on January 17 at the age of 83, after suffering a heart attack. Pandit Ji, as known by his disciples, was a recipient of the second-highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan. According to the reports, he was playing with his grandson late at night in Delhi’s house when his health deteriorated.