Himachal Pradesh has became first Indian state to launch a single emergency number “112“. This will connect to police, fire, health and other helplines through an Emergency Response Centre in the state.
Under this project, an Emergency Response Centre (ERC) has been established in Shimla along with 12 district command centres (DCCs), covering the entire state. Union Home Ministry statement stated that Ensuring safety of women, ‘SHOUT‘ feature has been introduced in ‘112 India’ mobile app to seek immediate assistance from registered volunteers.
Source: The Business Standard
Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:
- Himachal Pradesh CM : Jai Ram Thakur, Governor: Acharya Devvrat.