18 Indian Airports including Chennai, Goa &Mangaluru Airport were named for 2021 ‘Voice of the Customer’ award by ACI

  • Airports Council International (ACI), an international organization for policy development in the Aviation sector, has awarded 18 Indian Airports with the ‘Voice of the Customer’ award for 2021.
  • ACI is also known as the trade association of the world’s airports.

Atal Tunnel officially recognised as ‘Longest Highway Tunnel above 10,000 feet’ by World Book of Records

  • The World Book (WB) of Records United Kingdom (UK) has officially certified Atal Tunnel as the World’s Longest Highway Tunnel above 10,000 Feet (~3048 Meters) from the Mean Sea Level (MSL).
  • This recognition was given during a ceremony in New Delhi. The award for the same was received by Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhry, Director General of Border Roads (DGBR).
  • Constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) connecting Manali, Himachal Pradesh (HP) to the Lahaul-Spiti Valley in HP, this 02 kilometer long tunnel worth Rs 3300 crores.

19 yr old Zara Rutherford Becomes Youngest Woman to Fly Solo Around the World

  • Zara Rutherford, a 19-year-old Belgian-British pilot, has set the world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world and she has also become the first woman to circumnavigate the world in a microlight aircraft.
  • She is also the first Belgian to circumnavigate the world solo in a single-engine aircraft.
  • She completed her ~52,000-kilometre journey covering 41 countries in a bespoke Shark ultralight aircraft(Shark UL plane).

NitinGadkari Receives Late MadhavraoLimaye Award Under Efficient MP Category

  • Nashik Public Library, SarvajanikVachanalayannounced that the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways NitinGadkarifrom Nashik, Maharashtra will be facilitated for the first time with the 18th late MadhavraoLimaye award in the category of KaryakramKhaasdar (Efficient Member of Parliament) for the year 2020-21.

Bloomberg Billionaires Index – GautamAdani overtakes MukeshAmbani as Asia’s Richest Person

  • In accordance with the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, GautamAdani net worth reached $88.5 billion overtaking MukeshAmbani’s$87.9 billion becoming Asia’s richest person as on 8th February, 2022.
  • Globally the Elon Musk was named as the world’s richest person with total net worth of $235 Billion.

Karnataka Bank awarded with DX 2021 Award from CII for Digital Transformation

  • Karnataka Bank was awarded with the Digital Transformation Award (DX 2021 Awards), in recognition of the “innovative” best practice ‘KBL VIKAAS’, by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)for Best Practice in Digital Transformation.
  • The Centre is hosting the 3rdEdition of its flagship event the ‘DX Summit & Awards 2021’.