State-run telecom research and development organization C-DoT has launched a lab to design and develop a pan-India integrated alert system for disaster management.
The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) launched the lab on the occasion of its 38th Foundation Day.
Day of Social Justice
The birth anniversary of social reformer and Dravidar Kazhagam founder ‘Periyar’ E.V. Ramasamy would be observed as ‘Day of Social Justice’ in Tamil Nadu on September 17 every year
Employees in all State government offices, including those in the Secretariat would on that day undertake a pledge to follow the principles of self-respect, rationalism, brotherhood, equality, humanitarianism, and social justice
Mumbai became the first district in the country to reach the milestone of administering over one crore Covid vaccine doses, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The district has administered 1,00,60,411 vaccines so far, according to the data on CoWIN portal. While 73,05,020 received the first dose, 29,29,128 received both doses
School Children’s Online and Offline Learning (SCHOOL) survey
The SCHOOL survey makes it clear that the reach of online education is very limited: the proportion of school children who were studying online “regularly” was just 24% and 8% in urban and rural areas respectively.
One reason for this is that many sample households (about half in rural areas) have no smartphones
The survey also found that the Dalit and Adivasi children were at a greater disadvantage as a mere 5% of the children from these groups had access to online classes.
Doppler weather radar
India Meteorological Department has installed an X-Band Doppler weather radar at Jammu to provide improved weather services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The technology will help in providing nowcast (very short range forecast up to 3 hours) for all types of severe weather events affecting the region, especially thunderstorms, lightning, squall, heavy rain, etc
KFDC to supply fresh seawater fish
Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation (KFDC) will provide almost fresh seawater fish through 60 of its outlets across the State.
Eight refrigerated and insulated (reefer) vans were procured by KFDC to transport fresh seawater fish to Bengaluru, Mysuru, and districts in north Karnataka.
Vans were procured with funding under National Agriculture Development Mission to supply fresh marine produce to people through the Corporation’s outlets.
A Lunar Science Workshop 2021 was conducted to commemorate the completion of two years of operation of Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft around the lunar orbit.
Chandrayaan-2 data product and science documents were released, along with data from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter payloads.
The eight payloads onboard Chandrayaan-2 are conducting scientific observations of the Moon by remote sensing and in-situ techniques
Qualcomm, the world’s biggest supplier of key semiconductors in mobile phones, has been expanding into vehicles with chips that can power dashboards and infotainment systems.
Qualcomm Inc will supply a key computing chip for the digital dashboard in a new Renault SA electric vehicle.
The Swappable Batteries Motorcycle Consortium (SBMC) aims to broaden the use of light electric vehicles, such as scooters, mopeds, and motorcycles, and support the more sustainable management of their batteries.
Italian scooter maker Piaggio had set up a consortium with Honda Motor Co., KTM AG, and Yamaha Motor Co. to encourage the use of swappable batteries for electric motorcycles and light electric vehicles.
Drug firm Zydus Cadila has received approval from the U.S. health regulator to market Sitagliptin, a medicine indicated to treat diabetes.
The company subsidiary has received tentative approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new drug application for Sitagliptin base 25, 50, and 100 mg tablets.
Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium
IAF chief attends three-day-long Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 in Hawaii
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria attended a three-day-long Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 that finished in Hawaii of the US.
The event themed ”Enduring Cooperation towards Regional Stability” was attended by air chiefs from countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, India’s third-largest fuel retailer unveiled its branded store ‘Happy Shop’, marking its foray into the non-fuel retailing business.
World over, fuel retailers are vigorously pursuing non-fuel retail business to boost overall revenue margins.
India’s Pramod Bhagat won the Men’s Singles SL3 event badminton gold medal match against Great Britain’s Daniell Bethell at the Tokyo Paralympics.
This is India’s first medal in badminton at the Paralympics Games. Manoj Sarkar beat Daisuke Fujihara of Japan and clinched the Bronze medal in the same category.