Tourism Ministry to organize 1st Global Tourism Investors Summit.

  • The Ministry of Tourism will organize the first Global Tourism Investors Summit from 10th to 12th April 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • Aim: To bring together global policymakers and business leaders to understand and explore Tourism Business opportunities in India.
  • In this regard, Tourism Ministry has organized a Roadshow for the Northern region, Chandigarh.
  • Focus: Promoting India as an investment destination for travel, tourism, and hospitality.

"Naanera" bags "Golden Kailasha" award in Ajanta-Ellora film festival.

  • Naanera, a Rajasthani film has bagged the Golden Kailasha award for the best movie at the 8th Ajanta-Ellora film festival, organised in Aurangabad from January 11 to 15.
  • It was directed by Deepankar Prakash.
  • It has also bagged awards for best director, best screenplay, and best editor.
  • Best Actress: Akshatha Pandavapura.
  • Best Actor: Jeetu Kamal (Bengali film: Aparajito).
  • As many as 55 films were screened in this five day film festival.

PM Modi inaugurated projects in Karnataka, Maharashtra.

  • PM Modi has laid the foundation stone and inaugurated several projects in the northern districts of Yadgiri, and Kalaburagi (Karnataka), and Maharashtra.
  • Developmental projects in Yadgiri district: Related to irrigation, drinking water, and NH development project.
  • Kalaburagi district: Distribution of title deeds to the eligible beneficiaries of newly declared revenue villages.
  • Maharashtra: Inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of projects worth around ₹38,800 crores.

NASA awards 425 million to Boeing for fuel-efficient airliner research.

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded $ 425 million to Boeing for the agency's sustainable flight demonstrator project.
  • Boeing and NASA will work together to build, test, and fly a full-scale demonstrator aircraft.
  • They will also validate technologies, that aimed to lower emissions.
  • NASA will invest $425 million and the remaining amount of the agreement funding (estimated at 725 million dollars) will be contributed by the Boeing and its partners.

Adani, Ashok Leyland to develop Asia's first hydrogen-mining truck.

  • Adani Enterprises, Ashok Leyland, and Ballard Power have signed a deal to develop Asia's first hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck (FCET) for mining logistics and transportation.
  • The FCET is scheduled to be launched in India in 2023.
  • The demonstration project will be led by Adani Enterprises Limited.
  • Ballard will supply the FCmoveTM fuel cell engine for the hydrogen truck.
  • Ashok Leyland will provide the vehicle platform and technical support.

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