Cochin International Airport wins 2022 Airport Service Quality Award.

  • Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has received the Airport Service Quality award-2022 for its meticulous implementation of a programme ‘Mission Safeguarding’ in 2021-22.
  • This programme has ensured seamless traffic and reinforced passenger satisfaction in the aftermath of the pandemic.
  • Category: 5-15 million passenger category of airports operating in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The award was instituted by Airport Council International (ACI).

Vitamin Angels India partners with UNICEF for Poshan Maah 2022.

  • Vitamin Angels India has partnered with the UNICEF India for Poshan Maah 2022.
  • Aim: To implement a comprehensive, unified outreach and awareness programme to enhance nutritional content, delivery, outreach, and immunity to disease and undernutrition.
  • This partnership also includes the launch of the Poshan Innovation Platform (PIP) in January 2023.
  • A phase-wise approach will be followed to assemble the PIP between September 2022 and December 2026.

India to receive its first 100% ethanol and electric car.

  • India will receive its first flex-fuel vehicle that run on ethanol blended petrol and battery in October 2022.
  • The Flex Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles (FFV-SHEV) will be imported from Brazil to use as a pilot.
  • Aim: To assess its performance in terms of reduced carbon emissions.
  • The road transport ministry has notified the guidelines regarding FFV and FFV-SHEV.
  • The automobile manufacturers are advised to manufacture vehicles complying with BS- 6 standards.

Govt launches Indian Sign Language mobile app "Sign Learn".

  • The government of India has launched an Indian Sign Language (ISL) dictionary mobile application named Sign Learn which contains 10,000 words.
  • The app was launched by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Pratima Bhoumik.
  • This mobile app is based on the Indian sign language dictionary of the Indian Sign Language Research And Training Centre (ISLRTC).
  • All the words in the ISL dictionary can be searched through Hindi or English medium.

Israeli Navy test fires Gabriel V anti-ship missile from Sa’ar 6 Corvette.

  • The Israeli Navy has completed a complex test of the Gabriel V anti-ship missile system.
  • This was the first anti-ship missile test from the new Sa’ar 6 corvette of the Israeli Navy.
  • The missile was manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries, IAI.
  • Range: over 200 km
  • Seeker: Active radar seeker with advanced anti-jam features, all-weather capability, wide search range, and good discrimination resolution.
  • Length: 5.5 m; Weight: 1250 kg.

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