PM Modi flagged off Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express.

  • PM Modi flagged off the Vande Bharat Express train that connects Secunderabad (Telangana) with Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) on 15th January 2023.
  • As per the Railway officials, it will cover a distance of around 700 km in 8 hours and 30 minutes.
  • It is the eighth Vande Bharat Express to be introduced by Indian Railways.
  • The first Vande Bharat train was launched in 2019, between New Delhi and Varanasi.
  • It will enhance the ease of living, and benefit the economy.

Rajasthan becomes first State to implement blindness control policy.

  • Rajasthan has become the first State in India to implement a blindness control policy to ensure the right to sight.
  • This drive aims to reduce the rate of blindness and bring light into the lives of people suffering from visual impairment.
  • The prevalence rate of blindness was 1.1% in 2020, aimed to bring it down to 0.3% through the policy.
  • The State government would mandatorily run keratoplasty centres for cornea transplants and eye banks in medical colleges.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh launched Geospatial Hackathon.

  • Dr. Jitendra Singh (Union Minister for Science and Technology) has launched Geospatial Hackathon to promote Innovation and Start-Ups in India’s Geospatial ecosystem.
  • This hackathon also aims to promote partnerships among the public and private geospatial.
  • It was jointly launched by the Survey of India, the Ministry of Science and Technology, IIIT Hyderabad, and Microsoft India.
  • There will be two sets of challenges - (1) Research Challenge and (2) Start-Up Challenge.

GeM celebrates the success of "Womaniya on Government eMarketplace".

  • The Government eMarketplace (GeM) has organized an event to celebrate the success of Womaniya on GeM in New Delhi.
  • This event was organized in partnership with the Self-Employed Women’s Association, Bharat.
  • Presently, over 1,44,000 Udyam-verified women Micro, Small Enterprises are registered on GeM, known as Womaniya.
  • This initiative was launched in 2019 to encourage women entrepreneurs' participation and SHG from the informal sector on GeM.

EU inaugurated first mainland satellite launch port.

  • European officials and Carl XVI Gustaf (Swedish King) have inaugurated the first mainland orbital launch complex of the European Union at Esrange Space Centre near the city of Kiruna, Sweden.
  • Aim: To bolster the capacity to launch small satellites into space with a new launchpad in Arctic Sweden.
  • The new facility should complement the EU’s current launching capabilities in French Guiana.
  • European Commission President: Ursula Von der Leyen.

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