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Telangana: TSRTC, Nalsoft ink pact for ERP implementation
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nalsoft for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation.
- TSRTC is the first among all the State Road Transport Corporation undertakings in the country to commission and implement it.
- In order to integrate all the departments and front office systems, Sajjanar said, TSRTC has decided to implement the Oracle ERP project and Nalsoft will be the implementation partner.
Jai Jai Maharashtra Maza to be Maharashtra’s state song
The Maharashtra cabinet designated ‘Jai jai Maharashtra majha’ as the state song. The composition, which is traditionally sung by students at school cultural events on May 1, will now be played at official functions, enjoying a status second to the national anthem.
- It will gain the formal position on February 19, the birth anniversary of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji.The song was written by poet Raja Badhe, who worked for All India Radio between 1956-’62, and was set to music by Shrinivas Khale.
- Presently, 12 other states have an official state song — Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Odisha, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand.
Indian military holds joint training exercise Trishakti Prahar in north Bengal
The Indian military concluded exercise Trishakti Prahar, a joint training exercise which held in North Bengal.
- As per defence sources, the aim of the exercise was to practice battle preparedness of the security forces, using latest weapons and equipment in a networked, integrated environment, involving the Army, the Indian Air Force and CAPFs.
- As a part of the exercise, swift mobilisation and deployment practices were carried out in various locations across north Bengal.
ICET: India and US unveil ambitious roadmap for defence and tech partnership
India and the U.S.,, launched a program to enhance their strategic partnership with delegations led by the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and his American counterpart, Jake Sullivan, meeting in Washington for the inaugural dialogue of the Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET).
- The two sides announced a set of programs whose aim is to increase the depth and scope of bilateral cooperation in cutting edge technology, including in the defence sector.
- The iCET seeks to build supply chains which increase co-production and co-development between the countries and increase linkages between the countries’ start-up ecosystems, both governments said in their statements describing the dialogue.
India to be theme country at 2025 Madrid International Book Fair: Envoy
India will be invited as the focal country at the Madrid International Book Fair in 2025, the Ambassador of Spain to the country Jose Maria Ridao.
- Spain is the theme country at the 46th International Kolkata Book Fair here, which began recently.
- The envoy also said editions of the prestigious Jaipur Literary Festival will be held in Madrid and another Spanish town later this year.
Bangladesh: Prime Minister Hasina inaugurates ‘Ekushey Boi Mela’
The biggest book fair of Bangladesh ‘Ekushey Boi Mela’ was inaugurated in Dhaka by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. It is for the first time after three years that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the book-fair in person at the Bangla Academy venue.
- The theme of this year’s book fair is ‘Poro Boi, Goro Desh: Bangbandhur Bangladesh’– Read books, build the country, a country of Bangabandhu’s dream.
- The month-long book fair is being organised on the grounds of the historic Suhrawardy Udyan and the Bangla Academy. More than 900 stalls have been allotted to 601 organisations on both the venues. A total of 38- pavilions have also been allocated this year.
India, US agrees to promote ties with initiatives on Critical and Emerging Technologies
The US has supported the development of a fabrication ecosystem in India in the field of semiconductors and encouraged joint ventures and partnerships for mature technology nodes and advanced packaging.
- Both nations have agreed to constitute a task force involving India’s Semiconductor Mission, India Electronics Semiconductor Association and the US Semiconductor Industry Association.
- The aim is to develop a readiness assessment to identify near-term opportunities and facilitate longer-term development of semiconductor ecosystems.
Equatorial Guinea appoints Manuela Roka Botey as first female PM
Equatorial Guinea has appointed Manuela Roka Botey as prime minister. She became the first woman in the country to hold the position. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has ruled the country since 1979, made the announcement in a decree read on state television.
- Ms Rotey was previously the education minister and joined the government in 2020. She replaces former premier Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, who has been in the position since 2016.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Drone Start-up Eminent Air showcases India’s first ever one-of-its-kind Drone with Parachute Integrated System
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are expected to play a significant role in changing the logistics industry in India, providing a fast and efficient way to deliver packages. Eminent Air, a drone start-up, that was founded with an aim to leverage drone technology to transform and revolutionize the logistics industry, added its first drone to its fleet.
- The company showcased its first-ever, one-of-its-kind drone, with a parachute integrated system as part of an event to mark its inaugural flight.
- The inaugural flight was part of a live demonstration that was conducted to highlight the capability and features of the drone.
DRDO develops unfurlable antenna for space radar
In a key development, Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), a Bengaluru lab of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has developed a major subsystem for a space radar, which holds significant potential not only for the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), but also for the military.
- LRDE has been involved in the development of space-borne imaging radar for installation on satellites and has completed the development of an UnFurlable Reflector Antenna (UFRA).