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The 10th World Water Forum opens in Indonesia’s Bali

The 10th World Water Forum under the theme of “Water for Shared Prosperity” officially opened on Indonesia’s island of Bali. The 10th World Water Forum focused on four topics, namely water conservation, clean water and sanitation, food and energy security, and mitigation of natural disasters.

The World Water Forum is the largest international gathering in the water sector involving various stakeholders, which has been co-hosted by the World Water Council and a host city. The Forum is held every three years and has been taking place since 1997.

Mission ISHAN, India’s push for ‘one nation, one airspace’

India has initiated the process of consolidating its four airspace regions into a single entity spanning the entire nation, in order to refine and strengthen air traffic management (ATM). The Airports Authority of India has called for expressions of interest to prepare a detailed project report for the Indian Single Sky Harmonized Air Traffic Management (ISHAN) initiative.

Currently, Indian airspace is divided into four flight information regions (FIRs) and a sub-FIR, each managed separately. Unifying these FIRs under a single authority in Nagpur is projected to improve efficiency, safety, and seamlessness in air traffic operations.

India sees its third unicorn of 2024 in the logistics services platform Porter

Homegrown logistics services platform Porter has likely become the third unicorn (with a valuation of $1 billion and above) in India this year after a fresh internal round. Founded in 2014 by Pranav Goel, Uttam Digga, and Vikas Choudhary, Porter launched an on-demand marketplace for trucks, bikes, and packers & movers.

Liminal Custody registers as FIU-IND reporting entity in India

Liminal Custody, a Singapore-based digital asset custody and wallet infrastructure platform, announced the registration of its Indian entity ‘First Answer India Technologies Private Limited’ with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of India. It will operate in India’s established regulatory framework to combat money laundering and terrorist financing activities.

Financial Intelligence Unit – India (FIU-IND) is the central, national agency responsible for receiving, processing, analyzing, and disseminating information relating to suspicious financial transactions to enforcement agencies and foreign FIUs. Liminal Custody also actively manages seized digital assets for the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Kaamya Karthikeyan becomes youngest Indian to scale Mt Everest

Sixteen-year-old Kaamya Karthikeyan has become the youngest Indian mountaineer to scale Mt Everest from the Nepal side. She also becomes the second youngest girl in the world to achieve this feat.

Kaamya has completed six milestones in her mission to summit the highest peak of all seven continents and aims to climb Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica this December to become the youngest girl to accomplish the ‘7summits challenge’.

Scientist Srinivas Kulkarni honored with the 2024 Shaw Prize in astronomy

Shrinivas R Kulkarni, an Indian-origin professor of astronomy from the US will be bestowed the prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his ground-breaking discoveries about millisecond pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and other variable or transient astronomical objects.

The Shaw Prize consists of three annual prizes: Astronomy, Life Science and Medicine, and Mathematical Sciences, each bearing a monetary award of USD 1.2 million. Hong Kong-based film and television personality and philanthropist Run Run Shaw (1907-2014) founded the Shaw Foundation Hong Kong and The Sir Run Run Shaw Charitable Trust.

‘Kairos’ by Jenny Erpenbeck wins the 2024 International Booker Prize

German writer Jenny Erpenbeck and translator Michael Hofmann have won the International Booker Prize. Their novel Kairos follows the destructive love affair between a 19-year-old student and a married man in his 50s who meet on a bus in East Berlin around 1986.

Their relationship comes to embody the German Democratic Republic’s “crushed idealism” and eventual “dissolution of a whole political system”. Last year’s winner, Time Shelter by Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov and translated by Angela Rodel, was also set during and after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

IOCL exports premium fuel to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is about to receive 100 Octane premium petrol, known as XP100 rating fuel, which helps enhance the performance of vehicles, particularly high-end luxury cars and bikes. This will be the first-ever fuel produced with the highest Octane rating to be released to Sri Lanka by the IOC.

It is special that this type of petrol, named XP100, has been developed locally in India. It is reported that the high-octane fuel stock has been shipped to Sri Lanka from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai.

Vietnam Names Security Chief Lam as President

Vietnam’s parliament elected police minister To Lam as the state president, in a move analysts see as a “stepping stone” for Lam to bid later for the position of chief of the ruling Communist Party, the country’s top job. Mr. Lam was confirmed by Vietnam’s National Assembly after his predecessor resigned amid an ongoing anti-corruption campaign.

Oxford Economics’ Global Cities Index: At 350, Delhi is the highest-ranked Indian city

Delhi has scored the 350th rank in the Oxford Economics’ Global Cities Index, which has compared the world’s 1000 largest cities on parameters ranging from economics to human capital. The list of the 1000 largest cities, spread across 163 different countries, also features several other Indian cities, including Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Chennai.

The index contains five categories: Economics, Human Capital, Quality of Life, Environment, and Governance, which are aggregated to create an overall score for each city. New York ranks first on the index, followed by London, San Jose, Tokyo, Paris, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Melbourne and Zurich.

In India, Bengaluru is ranked 411, Mumbai 427, Chennai 472, Kochi 521, Kolkata 528, Pune 534, Thrissur 550, Hyderabad 564 and Kozhikode 580. South Indian cities appear to be ranked higher on the list.

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