1.Narendra Singh Tomar Inaugurates Webinar On Enhancing Water Use Efficiency:
Government set target of covering 100 lakh hectares in 5 years under micro-irrigation. Dedicated Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF) of 5000 crores with NABARD was created to facilitate states in mobilizing resources for expanding coverage of Micro Irrigation.
2.Delhi CM Launches Online Portal For Filing Of Consumer Complaints:
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the government’s online portal for e-filing of consumers’ complaints. It has been developed by National Informatic Centre (NIC) in coordination with SBI which is providing payment gateway for payment of fees digitally.
3.Karnataka CM Launches India’s First Integrated Air Ambulance Service With ICATT:
Karnataka CM S. Yediyurappa unveiled India’s first integrated air ambulance service jointly launched by the International Critical Air Transfer Team (ICATT) and the Kyathi in the city. The ambulance is equipped with state-of-the-art German Isolation Pod.
4.Mumbai International Airport Put In Place QR Code-Enabled Check-In Mechanism:
Mumbai International airport has put in place a QR code-enabled contactless check-in mechanism for the passengers. Mumbai International Airport Limited stated that the touch less technology solution is a vital step in reducing passenger contact with kiosk surfaces and is in full compliance with the civil aviation ministry’s passenger processing guidelines.
5.Nagaland Launches Naga Telehealth Aiming At Providing Affordable Healthcare Services:
Naga Telehealth is an initiative of the government of Nagaland in partnership with USAID, NISHTHA and Jhpiego. Telehealth is a method wherein communication technologies like computers and mobile phones are used to delivery healthcare, public health and health education services.
6.Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami Launched Portal For Eye Donation:
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami launched the website tn.gov.in/eye-donor designed by the National Health Mission Tamil Nadu to help donors. He has pledged to donate his eyes during National Eye Donation Fortnight in Tamil Nadu.He has initiated the state-led portal for eye donation enabling people who are willing to pledge to donate their eyes.
7.Apple’s First ‘Floating’ Store To Be Launched In Singapore:
Technology giant Apple Inc. has announced that it is going to open it’s first ever “Floating” store, in Singapore. The floating Apple Store will be located at Singapore’s posh Marina Bay Sands resort. It will be the third retail store of Apple in Singapore.
8.Mastercard launches CBDC testing platform for central banks
Mastercard has built a virtual testing platform to help central banks assess and explore national digital currencies.Central banks around the world are warming to the concept of creating their own digital currencies.A recent survey from the Bank for International Settlements found that 80% are working in some way on CBDCs, while 40% have moved beyond conceptual research to experimentation.The payments giant is inviting central banks, as well as commercial banks and tech and advisory firms, to assess CBDC tech designs, validate use cases and evaluate interoperability with existing payment rails.