After an official animal, bird, flower and fish, Kerala now has its official fruit. The government of Kerala officially declared the jackfruit as its official fruit. Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit known for its distinctive taste and aroma. Kerala has been producing around 30 to 60 crore jackfruits every year.
India successfully flight-tested its precision strike BrahMos weapon, which is called the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile from Pokhran test range, Rajasthan. The missile flies almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8 and has a range of 290 km. The BrahMos missile has been jointly developed with. . . . .
The World Water Day is observed on 22 March every year, to raise awareness about the importance of water. The day was first celebrated on 22 March 1993 and aims to focus on the importance of water and need to preserve it. The theme this year is, ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring. . . . .
Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the launch of a new Centrally Sponsored Ayushman Bharat. The scheme has the benefits cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year. The target beneficiaries of the proposed scheme will be more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population. . . . .