Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport rated the best regional airport in India and South Asia.

  • Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport has been named the best regional airport in India and South Asia at the 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards which was held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris.
  • Based in the UK, Skytrax is a global consultancy firm that runs an airline and airport review and ranking site.
  • The awards ceremony was held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris, France.

China launched its 3rd aircraft carrier, "The Fujian".

  • China launched its third aircraft carrier, The Fujian, named after the province opposite self-ruled Taiwan.
  • The aircraft carrier features a full-length flight deck with a catapult launch system.
  • The Fujian will join the Shandong, commissioned in late 2019, and the Liaoning, which China bought second-hand from Ukraine in 1998 and refitted domestically.
  • Only the United States, with 11 aircraft carriers, has more of the vessels.

India's life expectancy rate increased to 69.7 between the periods of 2015-2019.

  • India’s life expectancy at birth has increased up to 69.7 in the 2015-2019 period, data from the sample regist ration system (SRS) shows.
  • The country’s life expectancy at birth, which has inched up after 10 years, is still well below the global average of 72.6.
  • The gap between life expectancy at birth and life expectancy at age one or age five is biggest in states with the highest infant mortality rate (IMR) – Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
  • India has added 20 years to its life expectancy at birth from 49.7 in 1970-75 to 69.7 in 2015-2019.
  • In Madhya Pradesh, which has the highest IMR of 43.

Mongolia’s Khuvsgul Lake added to UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

  • Mongolia’s Khuvsgul Lake National Park has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO.
  • The decision was made during the 34th session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme taking place in Paris, France.
  • Khuvsgul Lake is located in the northern Mongolian province of Khuvsgul near the Russian border, holding nearly 70 per cent of Mongolia’s fresh water, or 0.4 per cent of the world’s total.
  • The lake is 1,645 meters above sea level, 136 km long and 262 meters deep.

India to become the country with the third largest renewable energy potential in 2021 after China and the United States.

  • India added around 15.4 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power capacity in 2021, the third highest after China (136 GW) and the United States (43 GW), according to a global status report released.
  • The REN21’s renewables 2022 global status report noted that with this growth, India is now the third-largest market in the world for new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity.
  • India ranked 4th in the world for total solar energy installations (60.4 GW).

Post a Comment

Please do not add any SPAM links or unrelated text in comments.

Previous Post Next Post