15-21 August 2022: Top 5 Newsmakers of Happy India

Top newsmaker of Happy India

“Happy India” is an initiative from solveyourpuzzles.com where we share with you 5 positive news which happened in India during the week.

So here goes the top 5 newsmakers of Happy India for the week of 15 to 21 August 2022:

Independence Day celebrations on 15th Aug: With immense enthusiasm and pride India celebrated its 76th Independence Day on 15th August. On this occasion Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the nation and set out a 25-year goal for the world’s largest democracy. He prescribed five vows (“Paanch Pran”) for India that included: an aim for a developed India, removal of any trace of colonial mindset, taking pride in our roots, unity, and sense of duty among the citizens.

India’s first electric double decker bus launched in Mumbai: Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari launched India’s first electric double decker bus in Mumbai. The launch took place on 18th Aug. This bus is manufactured by Switch Mobility Ltd. Switch India has already received an order of 200 electric double decker buses in Mumbai. Overall, this will be a great boost and push towards adoption of electric vehicles in India.

Krishna Janmashtami celebrations on 19th Aug: Krishna Janmashtami is a festival celebrated by Hindus to mark the birth of Lord Krishna. Celebrations were witnessed on a grand scale across the country. Dahi Handi, which is part of Krishna Janmashtami festival, was also organized at numerous places.

India develops its first indigenous RT-PCR kit for testing Monkeypox: Transasia Bio-Medicals in India has developed and launched its RT-PCR kit for testing Monkeypox. Earlier WHO had declared Monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. Hence this indigenous development of kit is a significant achievement for the healthcare industry.

Zoya Agarwal gets place in US Museum for flight over north pole: Zoya Agarwal, a senior Air India pilot, is the only human to have found a place as a pilot in the San Francisco Aviation Museum in US. In 2021, Zoya Agarwal had led an all-women pilot team of Air India which covered the world’s longest air route from San Francisco in US to Bengaluru in India.

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