Mumbai dethroned Beijing as Asia's billionaire hotspot: Hurun report.

  • According to the latest Hurun Global Rich List 2024, Mumbai has overtaken Beijing to become Asia's billionaire capital, with 92 billionaires residing in the city.
  • Mumbai is now the fastest-growing billionaire capital in the world, adding 26 in the year and taking it to third in the world and Asia's billionaire capital.
  • New Delhi broke into Top 10 for first time.
  • China witnessed a decline.

Kashmir Valley: Asia’s largest Tulip Garden opened for public.

  • In the Kashmir Valley, Tulip Garden, one of the biggest in Asia, was officially thrown open for the public.
  • This year the garden will bloom with 17 lakh flowers of different varieties with a boast of five new flower varieties this year.
  • It is located on the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range and banks of majestic world-famous Dal Lake.

Federal Bank introduces "Flash Pay" RuPay smart key chain.

  • Flash Pay from Federal Bank is a distinctive RuPay Smart key chain designed for contactless payments, distinguishing itself as the first of its kind with NCMC technology.
  • It omits the need to wait in line to purchase tickets or cards specific to the metro stations.
  • Federal Bank Chairman: A P Hota.
  • CEO: Shyam Srinivasan.
  • It was founded 1931 as the Travancore Federal Bank Limited.


Gujarat govt. launched "Shikha Reform" online learning platform.

  • In a significant move towards modernizing education, Gujarat's Minister of State for Education, Praful Pansheriya, launched the online learning platform, Shiksha Reform.
  • Shikha Reform is a collaborative effort with Microsoft and a leading Finnish university and is poised to deliver high-quality courses.
  • Students can access their courses forever, without any time or other constraints.

Asteroid named after Indian Scientist Professor Jayant Murthy.

  • The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has bestowed a rare honour upon Indian scientist Professor Jayant Murthy by naming an asteroid after him.
  • The IAU is responsible for naming small objects in the Solar System.
  • The asteroid was previously catalogued as 2005 EX296.
  • It was discovered in 2005.
  • It orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter approximately every 3.3 years.

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