ISRO to test the country’s first human spaceflight mission Gaganyaan.

  • The Indian Space Agency has made the stage ready to test the crucial crew escape system of its rocket Gaganyaan.
  • The demonstration of the TV-D1 mission has been rescheduled to 8.45 am presently.
  • Objective: To test the safe landing at the Bay of Bengal and due to the presence of low pressure, the mission will be undertaken accordingly.
  • Gaganyaan will be launched from the first launch pad of the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre.

World's First Gender Balance Framework held in Dubai.

  • The world's inaugural framework for gender balance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) took center stage at the Gender Balance and 4IR workshop in Dubai.
  • The framework, designed to empower women and drive gender equality within the ever-evolving landscape of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • It is a collaborative partnership between the UAE Gender Balance Council and the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE, an affiliate of the World Economic Forum.

Japan Becomes 1st Nation To Launch An Electromagnetic Railgun.

  • RThe Japanese Ministry of Defense has successfully executed the world's first electromagnetic railgun fire test from a ship.
  • It is conducted in coordination with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and represents a significant step forward in Japan's pursuit of sophisticated defense capabilities.
  • ATLA has accomplished ship-board firing test of railgun first time in the world with the cooperation of the JMSDF, Acquisition.

IRCTC Partners With Zomato For Delivery Of Pre-Booked Meals.

  • Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has partnered with food delivery app Zomato for the delivery of pre-ordered meals.
  • In the first phase, Zomato will supply and deliver preordered meals through IRCTC’s online catering portal at five railway stations – New Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, and Varanasi.
  • Zomato-IRCTC tie-up will give more options to train passengers to choose from a wide variety of food options through its e-catering segment.

Hyderabad To Host Second Edition Of E-Prix In 2024.

  • Hyderabad is set to host the Formula E race for a second edition in February 2024, and the street track around the banks of the Hussain Sagar Lake will undergo modifications for the same.
  • Formula E and the Telangana government had inked a four-year deal to conduct races in the city streets with a vision to promote electric racing.
  • The city which hosted India’s first Formula E did not feature initially in the provisional calendar for the 2023–24 season.

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