Author: Athira Sethu

In the first quarter of 2024, the UAE will host the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) next ministerial meeting, which will hasten progress on the organisation’s reforms and major trade-related concerns. Once every two years, 164 members of the international trade organisation meet in a public setting to debate the topics that may affect trade in the near future. The 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13), regarded as one of the most significant in the WTO’s recent history, will serve as a catalyst to introduce significant reform and usher in a new wave of policies that will safeguard the organisation’s future as a…

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India will eventually have a significant export economy, according to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. The Google CEO stated that getting the balance between openness and connectivity in the internet ecosystem just right will be crucial for India during the Google for India event. Pichai also disclosed that his organisation will make significant investments in startups in India. A quarter of the $300 million allocated for startups, according to him, will go toward businesses with female executives. According to him, the technology is impacting people’s lives on a global scale, necessitating the creation of…

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https://youtu.be/CjXPmZcnVOM The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has finally come to an end with Argentina becoming the winner. The stunning performances of Argentina’s Lionel Messi and France’s Kylian Mbappe spruced up the final game, giving thrills to the audience. The tournament, which is an outcome of years of effort and investments by FIFA, earned close to $7.5 billion through commercials. According to reports, it is $1 billion higher than the revenue generated in the Russia World Cup 2018. For FIFA, the World Cup is the main source of income. FIFA’s estimated revenue budget for the World Cup 2022 was about $4.7…

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https://youtu.be/UGbLljwzXKs It was a historic moment for India too when the World Cup trophy was unveiled at the Lucille Stadium at the FIFA World Cup final in Qatar. Deepika Padukone has become the first Indian to unveil the FIFA trophy, making the country proud. Deepika unveiled the trophy with former Spanish footballer, Iker Casillas Fernandez. The unveiling of the trophy, made of 18 carat gold and weighing 6.175 kg, is a very important part of the pre-match ceremonies. In a white shirt, brown overcoat, black belt and a hundred watt smile, Deepika dazzled millions of cameras flashing around the stadium.…

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As the first boy in India to receive a Master’s degree at such a young age, Hyderabad, Telangana native Agastya Jaiswal has written history by completing his post-graduation at the age of just 16. He recently received a first-division sociology degree from Osmania University. The teenager expressed his admiration for his extraordinary achievement and thanked his parents and teachers for supporting him and helping him find his own path. He also discussed his efforts to overcome challenges in order to show that nothing is impossible. The 16-year-old is considered a “child prodigy” who has excelled in sports, music, and academics.…

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Bumble Bee Flights, a Bengaluru-based Startup, is considering building autonomous air taxis. The startup’s recently-raised funding of Rs 300 cr from the UK-based technology conglomerate SRAM & MRAM Technologies and Resources Limited will be used for the purpose. Bumble Bee Flights plans to establish an assembly plant in Odisha for manufacturing air taxis under the brand ‘Bee Flights’. The first prototype is expected to be unveiled by April 2023. Serial Entrepreneur Arjun Das started Bumble Bee Flights in 2022. It claims to have designed and developed India’s first autonomous air mobility solution capable of transporting humans. To design and manufacture…

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An EV yatra portal and smartphone application that enables in-vehicle navigation to the closest public EV charger are set to launch by President Droupadi Murmu. At a ceremony honouring National Energy Conservation Day, the President will also present awards to the recipients of the National Energy Efficiency Innovation Awards and National Energy Conservation Awards, the Power Ministry announced in a release on Tuesday. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has created a website to disseminate information on various federal and state-level programmes to encourage e-mobility in the nation, as well as a mobile application to help in-vehicle navigation to the…

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https://youtu.be/DdPbxIjD2KA India plans to implement a camera-aided new toll system on Highways. The new system is called the Automatic Number Plate Reader (ANPR) camera. ANPR will scan the number plate of a vehicle. Then, the toll will be deducted from the owner’s associated bank account. The entry and exit points will have ANPR cameras. The government believes that the ANPR system will be a solution to the long queues on toll plazas. However, it is not a foolproof idea. The camera won’t detect vehicles sold before 2019. It will also be challenging to read the number plates of vehicles like…

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Dev Joshi, a television actor, revealed that he will be travelling around the moon for a week in 2023 as a member of the “dearMoon CREW.” The ‘dearMoon’ project, which is the first civilian voyage to the Moon, was initially introduced in 2017. According to the project website, Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese millionaire who bought all of the seats on the rocket in 2018, disclosed the names of the eight persons who will be travelling to the moon with him. Dev Joshi is well known for his part in the superhero TV series “Baal Veer.” His official website states that…

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https://youtu.be/L64JVj3KbaU The Supreme Court launches ‘Supreme Court Mobile App 2.0. On the app, all law officers can have real-time access to cases. Government departments can use it to check the pendency of their cases. Currently, it is available for Android users. One can download it from the Google Store. Within a week, the app will be available for iOS users as well.

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