India’s first gold ATM launched in Hyderabad.

  • India’s first Gold ATM and world's first real-time Gold ATM has been launched at the Begumpet, Hyderabad.
  • The ATM was set up by the Goldsikka in collaboration with Opencube Technologies (Technology support).
  • In this ATM, people can insert their debit or credit cards into the Goldsikka and buy gold coins.
  • The ATM has a capacity of storing 5kgs of gold.
  • There are 8 available options for the quantity of gold starting from 0.5 grams to 100 grams.

India ranked 48th in Global Aviation Safety Rankings 2022.

  • According to the DGCA officials, India has been ranked at 48th position in the 2022 global aviation safety ranking, published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
  • In 2018, India was ranked at the 102nd position.
  • In the ranking (2022), Singapore has topped the list, followed by the UAE and South Korea at the second and third positions, respectively.
  • China is at the 49th place.
  • ICAO Headquarters: Montreal, Canada; Founded: 7 December 1944

Airtel partners with Meta for high-speed internet.

  • Bharti Airtel has signed an agreement with the Facebook parent Meta to develop undersea cable infrastructure.
  • Aim: To support high-speed internet in the country and boost data-carrying capacities between geographies.
  • The two companies (Airtel and Meta), along with Saudi Telecommunication Company, will bring the world’s longest subsea cable system 2Africa Pearls to India, at Airtel’s landing station in Mumbai.

Technotex to be held in Mumbai February 2023.

  • India's premier show on Technical Textiles, Technotex 2023 will be held in Mumbai from 22nd to 24th February 2023.
  • Focus: To provide access and networking opportunities to meet top CEOs, manufacturers, industry peers, purchase managers and suppliers from India and around the globe.
  • The event will be organized by the Ministry of Textiles in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Industry, under National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM).

NDDB, Amul to provide tech support to boost milk production in Sri Lanka.

  • India will provide technical support to Sri Lanka to enhance its dairy industry and milk output with an aim to reduce the dependence on imported milk products.
  • NDDB and the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation have taken steps to provide necessary technical support for the production of milk in Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Lankan President, Ranil Wickremesinghe has also appointed a panel to prepare a short, medium and long-term plan to increase local milk production.

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