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Facial Recognition common standard being adopted world over: Jayant Sinha

Press Conference on DigiYatra

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu on 4th October 2018 released the policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports called “Digi Yatra” at a press-conference. Addressing the media, he said that the Ministry has taken the initiative to develop standards for digital processing of passengers at airport to ensure uniform implementation and passenger experience ...

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UN lauds International Solar Alliance; confers Champions of the Earth on Emmanuel Macron and Narendra Modi

The Champions of the Earth Awards, the UN’s highest environmental honour was conferred on to Emmanuel Macron, President of France and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India for 
International Solar Alliance.
ISA  is an initiative jointly launched by the Prime Minister of India and President of France. In File picture both the dignitaries are seen realising their ambitious policy endeavour in form of ISA's inception.

The annual Champions of the Earth prize is awarded to outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment. Since being founded thirteen years ago, the awards have recognized 84 laureates – ranging from leaders of nations to grassroots activists – in the categories of policy, science, business and ...

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India puts out draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) @World Ozone Day2018

Theme of 24th World Ozone Day

 Stressing upon the need to strengthen active collaboration between the government, industries, industry associations and all stakeholders, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan has said that the World Ozone Day offers an opportunity to focus global attention and action on the vital environmental issue of protection of the ozone Layer.  Vardhan added that this is a ...

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UNWTO: Qatar among 10 Most Open Visa Countries in the World; most open country in the Middle East

Tourism = UNWTO visa openness ranking

In a volatile world order, where Oil may not remain as the mainstay of Middle East Countries in times to come- Tourism it seems is the only bankable asset class! Wishing the said region, the one that had recently been pushed to a corner- Qatar for sure has made Tourism as its national priority. As a result, Qatar- has become the ...

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India’s first biofuel powered flight with SpiceJet’s Q400, CSIR’s Biofuel technology to be a game changer in Aviation

India to use biofuel in aviation

A historic flight powered by indigenously produced aviation biofuel based on patented technology of CSIR-IIP Dehradun was flagged off on 27 August 2018 from Dehradun airport by Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. The Spicejet flight, featuring a latest generation Q400 aircraft was received at Delhi airport by Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Harsh Vardhan, Dharmendra Pradhan, Suresh Prabhu and Union Minister of State ...

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Internet cannot be a monopoly of few, India to emerge as a profound digital power: Ravi Shankar Prasad @ G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Salta

Digital World+ Digital India

At the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Salta, in the north-west of Argentina, G20 ministers and senior officials issued a declaration that reflects the G20’s commitment towards promoting “policies and actions that catalyse digital transformations. The Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting, held on 23-24 August, was attended by 33 heads of delegation- Ministers, senior officials and representatives from invited countries ...

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Need to Address Root Cause Behind Man-Animal Conflict: Suresh Prabhu

World Elephant Day 2018

Strongly emphasising the need to address the root cause behind the man-animal conflict, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu pointed out that the man-animal conflict is an existential crisis not for the animals, but for human beings. Addressing a gathering to celebrate World Elephant Day on 12 August 2018 at Indira Gandhi Centre for National Arts – Prabhu said that ...

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UNWTO: Laying out a Sustainable Future for Urban Tourism

Global Summit on Urban Tourism @ SEOUL

Urban tourism and its potential for more sustainable and inclusive cities will be the major focus of the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism (16-19 September 2018) in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The Summit aims to set out a vision looking to 2030 for this rapidly-growing tourism segment. The Summit, the first of its kind in North-East Asia, is ...

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UNICEF-WHO report reiterates importance of breastfeeding in the first hour of life and need to regulate breast milk substitutes

Breastfeed Child in first hour of life

An estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO report released on 31 July 2018. Most of these babies are born in low- and middle-income countries. The report ...

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‘The Walled City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India” is the next proposed site for UNESCO World Heritage recognition’

UNESCO World Heritage recognition to Jaipur?

The site namely “The Walled City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India” has been proposed for World Heritage. As per Operation Guidelines 2017, only one site can be nominated by the state party each year. The recognition of World Heritage is a matter of great pride. It impacts the local economy by giving a boost to domestic and international tourism leading to ...

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Vietnam, new growth centre of South East Asia: Suresh Prabhu

India and Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies among the ASEAN countries said Union Minister of Commerce& Industry and Civil Aviation in New Delhi on 25 July 2018. He was speaking at an international conference on India-Vietnam economic ties. The Minister said that India values the cultural and religious similarities between the two countries but it is the “Act East ...

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UNWTO calls out Digital technologies led innovation in tourism as heart of World Tourism Day 2018 celebrations @ Budapest, Hungary

WTD 2018

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary on 27 September 2018. World Tourism Day is celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism’s actual and potential contribution to ...

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