India's space economy to be reach $13 bn by 2025.

  • As per the report, 'Developing the Space Ecosystem in India: Focusing on Inclusive Growth', India's space economy is expected to touch $12.8 billion by 2025.
  • The report was released by the Indian Space Association (ISpA) and Ernst and Young.
  • Reason: Increasing private participation, increased demand for small satellites.
  • It was also noted that, India has of over 100 space tech start-ups with investments in the segment touching $68 million in 2021..

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches "Football for All".

  • Odisha CM, Naveen Patnaik has launched an initiative called Football for All with an aim to promote football among school children.
  • The programme has been initiated by FIFA in partnership with the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS).
  • 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup host:
    • Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Margao, Goa
    • DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

Nitin Gadkari launches Toyota pilot project on Flex-Fuel Strong Hybrid EV.

  • Nitin Gadkari (Road Transport and Highways Minister) has launched first of its kind pilot project of Toyota on Flex-Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles in India.
  • The Toyota Corolla Altis FFV-SHEV, which was imported from Toyota Brazil for the pilot project, was unveiled.
  • Flex-fuel:
    • It is compatible cars, run on more than one type of fuel and also a mixture.
    • These vehicles will run on 100% petrol as well as 20 to 100% blended ethanol and electric power.

PM Modi addressed UN World Geospatial International Congress.

  • Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has addressed the 2nd United Nations World Geospatial International Congress (UNWGIC), which being held in Hyderabad.
  • The theme of UNWGIC 2022 is Geo-Enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind.
  • Geospatial technology is used to create intelligent maps and models which help to collect geographically referenced data.
  • It was hosted by the ministry of science and technology of the government of India.

Dhoni launches made-in-India "Droni" drone.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni has launched a made-in-India camera drone named Droni with advanced features.
  • This drone was manufactured by Garuda Aerospace.
  • The new drone is useful for surveillance and will be available for purchase towards the end of 2022.
  • During the event, it was also announced the launch of Kisan Drone, a battery-powered device, aimed at farmers who want to spray pesticides.
  • Garuda Aerospace founder: Agnishwar Jayaprakash

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