Skye Air launches India’s 1st traffic management system for drones.

  • Skye Air launched a drone-based traffic management system named Skye UTM in India.
  • It was unveiled by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari.
  • Skye UTM is a Cloud-based aerial traffic management system.
  • It integrated unmanned air traffic with manned aviation airspace.
  • The software will allow drone operators to plan routes, make flight plans and assess risks before running drone-based operations in the country.

Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launches "Digital Payments Utsav".

  • Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology and Communications, Ashwini Vaishnaw launched the Digital Payments Utsav in New Delhi on February 9, 2023.
  • Aim: To promote Digital Payments across the nation.
  • This campaign particularly focuses on G-20 Digital Economy Working Group event cities - Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune, and Bengaluru.
  • It also witnesses the flagging off of the Digital Payment Sandesh Yatra.

MobiKwik becomes India's first app to support credit cards on UPI.

  • India’s leading fintech, MobiKwik has become the first fintech application to support RuPay Credit Cards on UPI.
  • The RuPay Credit Cards are now linked directly to UPI IDs.
  • MobiKwik’s customers can easily make payments to merchants by scanning the UPI QR code and using UPI PIN for payment authentication.
  • Aim: To make financial services accessible and lead the way to financial inclusion.
  • The integration of RuPay Credit Cards with UPI is in line with the NPCI.

MRF Chairman K.M. Mammen receives the ATMA Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Chairman and MD of MRF, K.M. Mammen was honoured with the ATMA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA) Annual Conclave 2023 in New Delhi.
  • Reason: For his leadership qualities, an invaluable contribution to the Indian tyre industry.
  • Maruti Suzuki India MD & CEO Hisashi Takeuchi presented the award.
  • He also leads the industry from the front for over 20 years.
  • ATMA Headquarters: New Delhi

Defence ministry, Larsen & Toubro sign contract for modular bridges.

  • The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for the procurement of 41 sets of Modular Bridges at an estimated cost of ₹2,585 crore for the Corps of Engineers, Indian Army.
  • Designed and developed: DRDO
  • It shall be produced by L&T as a DRDO-nominated production agency.
  • Each set of bridges shall consist of seven carrier vehicles based on 8x8 heavy mobility vehicles and two launcher vehicles based on 10x10 heavy mobility vehicles.

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