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India News Roundup: Maritime Workforce, UNICEF Initiatives, Aerospace Ventures, AI Market Surge, and IPL Excitement


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Stay informed with India’s latest headlines. Here we bring to you what transpired that has significance to the nation and its people. Read on to update yourself.


Joe Biden Praises Indian Crew For Quick Response 
The quick response of the Indian crew aboard the Dali averted a potential disaster after the ship collided with a bridge in Baltimore, USA. President Joe Biden praised their actions, emphasizing the importance of their role. India, the third-largest provider of seafarers globally, contributes nearly 10% to the maritime workforce. With a significant increase in shipboard jobs for Indian sailors from 2013 to 2017, the total count has likely surpassed 250,000. India’s adherence to maritime regulations enhances the appeal of its seafarers. Experts project Indian seafarers to constitute 20% of the global shipping industry, driven by quality training and increasing demand.


UNICEF India Teams Up with IIHMR New Delhi and IIT Bombay for Digital Health Course

UNICEF India, in partnership with IIHMR New Delhi and IIT Bombay, unveiled a 10-week digital course to empower healthcare professionals in driving India’s healthcare sector’s digital transformation. Aimed at diverse stakeholders, including doctors, nurses, policymakers, and IT professionals, the ‘Digital Health Enterprise Planning Course’ starts on April 17. Cynthia McCaffrey, UNICEF India Representative, highlighted its role in advancing digital innovation in healthcare. Professor Sutapa B Neogi from IIHMR New Delhi emphasized its significance in enhancing healthcare delivery systems. The course curriculum, developed in consultation with experts, covers digital health interventions, telemedicine, health informatics, and cybersecurity, contributing to India’s digital health ecosystem.


Israel Aerospace Industries Indian Subsidiary ASI in New Delhi

Israel Aerospace Industries(IAI) has inaugurated its Indian subsidiary, AeroSpace Services India (ASI), in New Delhi, aligning with India’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives. The move underscores IAI’s commitment to bolstering the partnership with India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for advanced systems for the Indian armed forces. ASI serves as the exclusive OEM’s Technical Representative for the Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) system. With 97% Indian nationals among its 50-strong workforce, IAI’s strategic presence across India signifies its dedication to nationwide service and customer satisfaction, marking a significant step towards self-reliance in defense.

India’s AI Market Set to Surge to $17 Billion by 2027

India’s AI market is poised for substantial growth, projected to reach $17 billion (approximately Rs. 1,41,640 crore) by 2027. QX Lab AI, a GenAI firm co-founded by Indian technopreneurs, asserts that India is emerging as a key hotspot for AI activities, rivaling the US. With a larger and tech-savvy population, India offers immense potential for AI deployment. The company’s GenAI platform, AskQX, neurologically trained and set for demonstration at the Gen AI Summit 2024 in Bengaluru, signifies India’s prowess in AI innovation. However, ethical issues in AI development persist, underscoring the need for robust solutions.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Stun Mumbai Indians, Claim First Victory with 31-Run Win

Sunrisers Hyderabad secured their first win of the IPL 2024 season, defeating Mumbai Indians by 31 runs. Despite a strong start from MI’s openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, SRH’s bowlers restricted them to 246/5. Tilak Varma’s 64 was notable. SRH posted a formidable 277/3 earlier, with Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma setting the tone. Heinrich Klaasen’s explosive 80* propelled them to their highest IPL total. SRH’s Abhishek Sharma was named player of the match. A total of 38 sixes were hit in the match. It was both teams’ highest individual score in IPL history. Hardik Pandya’s MI chose to bowl first.

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