Science and Technology
China launches Astronaut crew on a 6-month mission
China has launched a three-person crew for a mission of six-month on board the ‘Shenzou-13’ spaceship to its space station.
The crew is planned to set up a new record for the time spent in space by the Chinese astronauts.
The mission launched by a Long March-2F rocket is expected to complete docking with the Tianhe module within six hours.
PM Narendra Modi dedicates 7 new Defense PSUs to the nation
PM Narendra Modi has dedicated seven new PSUs carved out of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to the nation.
The 7 new companies have been formed following the dissolution of the 200-year-old OFB which comprised 41 factories and 9 ancillary bodies.
The seven new defense PSUs include- Munition India Ltd., Armoured Vehicles Nigam Ltd. Troop Comforts Ltd., India Optel, etc.
Quick Facts: Ordnance Factory Board was headquartered in Kolkata, India.
Varanasi to become the first Indian city to use ropweay services for public
Varanasi (UP) will become the first city of India to use ropeway services in public transportation.
Varanasi will be the third city in the world after Bolivia and Mexico City to use a ropeway for public transportation.
The project worth 424 crores will cover a total distance of 4.2 km in just 15 minutes.
Quick Facts: Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh.
BPCL launches automated fuelling technology ‘UFill’
The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has launched an automated fuelling technology called ‘UFill’.
The technology will provide a swift, secure and smart experience to customers at outlets through the provision of controlling the process of fuelling.
The UFill functionality can be used with any payment app like GPay, PayTM, PhonePe and obviates the need to look at zero or final reading.
Quick Facts: Arun Kumar Singh is the CMD of BPCL.
Microsoft team wins 2021 CK Prahlad Award
Indian American Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has won the prestigious CK Prahlad award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership for the year 2021.
Apart from Naella, Microsoft’s President and Vice-Chair Brad Smith, CFO Amy Hood and Cheif Environment officer Lucas Joppa have shared the award.
They have received the award for their collaborative leadership to transform Microsoft into a carbon-negative company by 2030.
Summits and Conferences
Ministry of Food Processing Industries organizes Food Tech Summit 2021
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries under the PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme organized a Food tech SUmmit 2021 recently.
The Food Tech Summit 2021 aimed at setting up the stage for all food-tech stakeholders to impart, discuss and acquaint micro enterprises on new emerging trends in food processing and tech innovation.
The PMFME Scheme has been launched under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
Quick Facts: Pashupati Kumar Paras is the Minister of MoFPI.
Reliance top Indian firms in Forbes World’s top 100 best employers list
Reliance Industries Ltd. has topped the World’s Best Employers ratings 2021 published by Forbes among all Indian firms.
RIL was placed at the 52nd position in the overall ranking of 750 global corporates.
The top place in the Forbes rankings has been occupied by Samsung Electronics followed by IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon.
Quick Facts: Steve Forbes founded the American Business Magazine ‘Forbes’ on January 1, 1917.