India on April 1 will launch an advanced electronic intelligence satellite - EMISAT, along with 28 other international satellites. India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 47th mission (PSLV-C45), will launch EMISAT. The satellite is slated for liftoff at 0930 Hrs on April 1. EMISAT is a primary satellite jointly by developed ISRO and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and weighs around 436 kilograms. It will measure the electromagnetic spectrum in space. The 28 international customer satellites are from four countries - Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.
The national capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has now become the world's 12th busiest airport, moving up four places from the 16th spot in 2017. The preliminary world airport traffic rankings for 2018 has been released by the Airports Council International (ACI). The ACI report said the IGI airport saw 6.9 crore domestic and international flyers in 2018, which is 10.2% points higher than the combined passengers of 2017. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US was named the busiest airport in the world.
India has moved up two places to rank 76th on a global energy transition index. The index has ranked 115 economies on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability. Sweden remains on the top on this annual list compiled by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). Sweden is followed by Switzerland and Norway in the top three. It said India is amongst the countries with high pollution levels and has a relatively high CO2 intensity in its energy system.
Online pharmacy Netmeds has acquired KiViHealth, a clinic management platform providing cloud-based, AI-powered tools for effective doctor-patient interaction, for $10 million in a cash and stock deal. The acquisition helps Netmeds to transform into a complete healthcare product and service company. KiViHealth is built around its unique "digital prescription pad" tool which allows doctors to generate digital prescriptions. Creating a prescription digitally not only rules out any possible misinterpretation of the medication or dosage but also creates an electronic historical health records storage for the benefit of the patient as well as the physician.
The 64th Vimal Filmfare Awards 2019 kicked off at the Jio Garden in BKC, Mumbai. Here’s a list of important winners across several categories: Best Actor: Ranbir Kapoor for Sanju Best Actress: Alia Bhatt for Raazi Best Film: Raazi Best Director: Meghna Gulzar for Raazi Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for Ae Watan - Raazi Best Playback Singer (Female): Shreya Ghoshal for Ghoomar - Padmaavat Best Music Album: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat
Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has been appointed the head coach of the Malta national cricket team for an ICC qualifying tournament. There is a three-nation divisional tournament of the ICC from March 29 to 31 in Spain. Malta, Estonia and hosts Spain will take part in the tournament. He is a cricket coach and a former Ranji Trophy player and a Dronacharya award winner.
Former Chief Election Commissioner of India Navin Chawla’s book ‘Every Vote Counts’ was launched by former Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari in New Delhi. This book is about how the electoral machinery works in India. The book explains about India is on the cusp of change, and with its parliamentary elections coming up.