The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority and the Lunglei Fire Station in Mizoram have been selected for a central award for their excellent work in disaster management in the institutional category.
About Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar:
The award recognises and honours the invaluable contribution and selfless service rendered by individuals and organisations in India in the field of disaster management.
The award is announced every year on January 23 on the birth anniversary of the freedom fighter.
The award carries a cash prize of Rs 51 lakh and a certificate in case of an institution and Rs 5 lakh and a certificate in case of an individual.
For 2023, the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) and the Lunglei Fire Station (LFS) in Mizoram have been selected for the award in the institutional category.
Fifth Scorpene-class submarine INS Vagir commissioned into the Indian Navy.
About INS Vagir:
INS Vagir, the fifth submarine of the Kalvari Class submarines, is a lethal platform with a formidable weapon package.
Built by: Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited
Technology transfer from: France
Type of mission: anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance etc.
The submarine is designed to operate in all theatres of operation.
These submarines have a state of the art SONAR and sensor suite permitting outstanding operational capabilities. They also have an advanced Permanent Magnetic Synchronous motor (PERMASYN) as its propulsion motor.
Vagir was launched in 2020, under Project 75 (P75).
Four Submarines of the ongoing Project-75 Scorpene programme at MDL, Along with Vagir, Kalvari, Khanderi, Karanj and Vela have been commissioned into the Indian Navy.
Whilst the sixth and last submarine 'Vagsheer' will also undergo sea trials after launching.
Norovirus has been conformed in Ernakulam district of Kerala.
What is norovirus?
Noro is a group of viruses that causes illness related to stomach.
Type: highly contagious virus
Symptoms: severe vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, headache and body aches
Although norovirus is usually mild in healthy people, it can be serious if it infects young children, elderly, and people with other medical conditions.
Spread: The disease spreads through sewage, food and contact with infected people.