Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport to be renamed after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
A proposal to rename Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was passed on Saturday during an airport advisory committee meeting chaired by Haridwar MP and former Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
The suggestion to rename Uttarakhand’s biggest airport came from Rajeev Talwar, an advisory committee member.
Significantly, in 2018, the state cabinet had also passed a resolution to rename Doon airport after the former PM. This came after the Harish Rawat government proposed to rename the airport after Adi Shankaracharya in 2014.
26% of world lacks clean drinking water, 46% sanitation: UN
A new report launched on the eve of the first major U.N. conference on water in over 45 years says 26% of the world’s population doesn’t have access to safe drinking water and 46% lack access to basic sanitation.
The U.N. World Water Development Report 2023 painted a stark picture of the huge gap that needs to be filled to meet U.N. goals to ensure all people have access to clean water and sanitation by 2030.
According to the report, water use has been increasing globally by roughly 1% per year over the last 40 years “and is expected to grow at a similar rate through to 2050, driven by a combination of population growth, socio-economic development and changing consumption patterns.”
Japanese PM Kishida invites PM Modi to G7 Hiroshima summit
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has formally invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the G7 Summit after both had a delegation-level talk at Delhi’s Hyderabad House.
PM Modi said that PM Kishida’s visit will be helpful to maintain a momentum of mutual cooperation between India and Japan. He pointed out the importance of leading two significant summits, G20 and G7, by respective countries.
International IP Index 2023 shows India’s position at 42
US Chambers of Commerce has published the International Intellectual Property Index 2023 and ranked India at 42 among 55 global economies.
While the US topped the report, UK and France come next to the US. The report shows an in-depth assessment of intellectual property rights like patent and copyright policies of each economy across the world.
The senior VC of the US association, Patrick Kilbride proclaimed that India is now fully prepared to head the growing markets as it is transforming itself through IP-driven innovation.
AAHAR 2023: Asia’s biggest International Food and Hospitality Fair begins in Delhi
The objective of Aahar 2023, which was put together with the help of the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries, the Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), and other organizations, is to showcase the hospitality industry’s potential and showcase technologies, goods, and services to both domestic and foreign consumers.
The greatest four-day culinary event in India is called Aahar 2023, where wholesalers, caterers, hoteliers, and restaurant owners gather to source the best food, hospitality, and equipment as well as to assess industry trends.
At the fair’s major event Aahar 2023, Culinary Art India, WACS-certified jury members from India and overseas will also assess the skill of more than 500 cooks.
In Aahar 2023 event, The other chefs will have the chance to showcase their skills and abilities while famous chefs cook up some of their best dishes.
UIDAI Initiates AI-based Fingerprint for Aadhar Card
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched an AI-based Fingerprint Authentication for all Aadhar Card users.
Through this, quick detection of fraudulent attempts can be done and this will also check the liveliness of the fingerprint.
The UIDAI officials have urged all entities to switch over to the newly developed secured facility. Two technologies have been used in creating this provision which is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.