Telangana secured 5th place in NITI Aayog India Innovation Index. Karnataka retained its leadership position in the major States category in the second edition of India Innovation Index released by NITI Aayog. It was followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu in 2nd and 3rd place.Other States in the top 10 are Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Bihar scored the lowest on the index, which put them at the bottom in the “major States” category.
The government think-tank NITI Aayog said. “Karnataka’s rank is attributable to its substantive number of venture capital deals, registered Geographical Indications and information and communications technology exports. Its high Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow has also enhanced the innovation capabilities of the State”.
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) under the Ministry of Defence and Thales have signed a ‘Teaming Agreement’ to work in partnership on the ‘STARStreak Air Defence system' with the support of both the governments of India and the United Kingdom.The system is to be developed under the ‘Make in India’ programmes.
About STARStreak Missile System
The ‘STARStreak Missile System’ is in service in the British Army and has been procured by defence forces worldwide. It is touted to be the fastest missile in its category and the missile system is unique due to its three laser-guided darts, which cannot be jammed by any known countermeasure. The system also has the capability to defeat any air target – even armoured helicopters – as the last line of defence, said an official spokesman.
The agreement between BDL and Thales also presents an opportunity for industrial cooperation between both countries to facilitate closer collaboration and co-development between industries on either side.
The government's ‘Make in India’ programme, ‘ease of doing business’ and recent ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives have created a congenial ecosystem for foreign original equipment manufacturers to tie up with Indian companies like BDL to establish the production facility.
The first-ever non-stop service of Air India between Hyderabad and Chicago commenced with the maiden flight arriving at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) on 15 january 202.The Air India flight will operate with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft with a seating capacity of 238. Total flight time on this route will be approximate 16 hours 45 minutes from Hyderabad to Chicago and approximate 15 hrs 40 minutes from Chicago to Hyderabad.
Air Force Academy (AFA), Dundigal, will celebrate its golden jubilee on 16 January 2021.The celebrations will end on January 19 with a training workshop and the release of Indian Postal Department special cover by Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, chief of the Air Staff.
The foundation stone of the AFA was laid by Zakir Hussain, the then President of India on October 11, 1967. On January 16, 1971, Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, inaugurated the Academy.During its 50 glorious years, Air Force Academy, the ‘alma mater of all officers’ of IAF has evolved progressively to become a world-class academy to train Air Force officers.
The Governament of Telangana has launched Palle Pragati program im 2019 to improve the quality of life in the rural areas. To monitor the activities and works under the Palle Pragati Program, Government have constituted 50 Flying Squads (FSO) consisting of Senior Officers of the State Government.
A majority of the State population was residing in villages. Plans for the all-round development of the villages with facilities like tractors, dump yards, nurseries and other facilities in addition to supply of safe drinking water to each household.