Soul of Steel endurance challenge

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the Soul of Steel alpine challenge at Dehradun
    • The expedition will test one’s high-altitude endurance
  • It is an initiative to promote tourism in border areas


  • A website for volunteers is launched to sign up for various adventure activities
  • It is a joint initiative of the Indian Army and CLAW Global, a veteran’s organisation

Rajasthan to implement a blindness control policy

  • Rajasthan has become the first State to implement a policy to control blindness
  • Objective: To ensure the “Right to Sight”
  • Features:
  • A drive will be undertaken in the State to reduce the rate of blindness
  • The policy aims to bring down the prevalence rate of blindness in the State, from 1.1% in 2020 to 0.3%.
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