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India to receive $100 billion in remittances, says World Bank
The World Bank Report has stated that India, the third largest economy of Asia, is set to become the first country to receive $100 billion in remittances from migrant workers abroad. Notably, India had received $89.4 billion in remittances in 2021, according to the World Bank report, which then made India the top recipient globally.
- Other top recipient countries for remittances include Mexico, China, Egypt and the Philippines.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath launches ‘One District One Sport’ scheme
In his mission to promote sports and sportspersons of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched One District One Sport (ODOS) on the lines of the highly successful One District One Product (ODOP) scheme of the government.
- The scheme serves the two interrelated objectives of the government, including promoting sports culture and keeping the younger generation healthy in the state and providing a platform for sportspersons to nurture their talents and skills in order to take part in prestigious national and international championships and win medals.
Ladakh to soon have India’s first Dark Night Sky Reserve with 18 telescopes installed for stargazing
Ladakh is all set to have India’s first Dark Night Sky Reserve at Hanle village in Changthang region. In about eighteen locations in Hanley, powerful telescopes will be installed for stargazing.
- At an elevation of 4,500 meters, Hanley is home for the second-highest optical telescope in the world, established in 2001 by Indian Institute of Astrophysics.
India jumps to 48th place in ICAO aviation safety ranking
India has jumped to the 48th position in the global aviation safety ranking by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), according to DGCA officials.
- In the ranking, Singapore is at the top, followed by the UAE and South Korea at the second and third positions, respectively. China is at the 49th place.
India ranks 8th among Countries at Highest Risk for Mass Killing: US Research Org’s Report
India is ranked eighth among the countries that are at the highest risk for mass killing in 2022 and 2023, a US-based research organisation has said. India has seen a drop in rank from second position in the earlier year.
- While Pakistan topped the list this year, Yemen ranked second, Myanmar third, Ethiopia fifth, Nigeria sixth and Afghanistan seventh, among all 162 countries, the 2022-23 report said.
India, Germany ink migration and mobility partnership agreement
India and Germany inked an agreement on a Comprehensive Migration and Mobility Partnership, which will help the citizens of both the nations to study, do research and work in each other’s country.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
NDDB, Amul to provide tech support to boost milk production in Sri Lanka
India will provide technical support to Sri Lanka to enhance its dairy industry and milk output, a move aimed at reducing the cash-strapped country’s dependence on imported milk products.
- Officials of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets milk under the Amul brand, have taken steps to provide necessary technical support for the production of milk in Sri Lanka.
Bharti Airtel, Meta join hands to accelerate India’s digital ecosystem
Airtel, the telecom major announced that it has collaborated with Meta Platforms, Inc. (Meta) to support the growth of India’s digital ecosystem.
- Airtel and Meta will jointly invest in global connectivity infrastructure and Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) based new-age digital solutions to support the emerging requirements of customers and enterprises in India.
Rohit Sharma becomes sixth-highest run scorer for India in ODIs
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma surpassed former batter Mohammed Azharuddin to become the sixth-highest run-getter for his country in ODI cricket.
- The batter accomplished this record during India’s first ODI against Bangladesh at Dhaka.
City of Joy author Dominique Lapierre passes away aged 91
Freedom at Midnight author Dominique Lapierre has died at the age of 91. He died of old age.
- Even though Lapierre was from France, he was passionate about India, something that was reflected in his 1985-work City of Joy — based on the hardships of a rickshaw puller in Kolkata — that turned out to be a massive success.