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The RBS Earth Awards were announced by the RBS India, the innovations and operations hub of Royal bank of Scotland. The awards were given away to persons who have played significant role in combating the menace of climate change over the planet. This was the 9th year of the awards. REHA are an attempt to recognize the grit and determination of individuals and institutions that work exceptionally hard as well as went beyond their call of duty with an aim to preserve and protect the critical eco-systems and environment.
10th Asian Conference of Emergency Medicine Held in New Delhi
The 10th Asian Conference of Emergency Medicine was inaugurated by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi. This is the first time that the biennial event is being organized in India. The conference intends to aim at lectures, discussions and talks on affordable emergency care for all sections of the society, bridging gaps in the healthcare and creating a positive impact over the society. It is organized by Asian Society for Emergency Medicine (ASEM) and Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI) in support of other organizations to build strategies for emergency care across Asia.
The Government of India has made it mandatory for all medical college hospitals to have full-fledged Emergency Departments by 2022 with an aim to improve trauma care.
India Continues To Be the Third Largest Startup Hub in the World
According to the NASSCOM Report on the Indian Tech Startup Ecosystem, India continues to the third largest startup ecosystem in the world, rallying behind only China and USA. As far as 2019 is concerned, India has added more than 1300 startups this year with a predicted growth of about 4-5 times by 2025. In 2019, the startups created 60,000 direct jobs as compared to 40,000 in 2018.
Seven new unicorns were added in 2019. This takes the total number of unicorns in the country to 24 which is the third highest number of unicorns in a single country in the world. Unicorn refers to tech startup that reaches $1 Billion market value. 71% of these unicorns are B2B focused.
Joint Military Exercise ‘Tiger-Trump’ To Be Conducted Between India and USA
The first ever tri-services amphibious exercise i.e. ‘TIGER-TRUMP’ is to be jointly conducted by the India and USA military at Vishakhapatnam and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh). It includes field training and events that stimulate humanitarian assistance in the times of disaster. The vent will also hold simulations in moving disaster relief forces from ship to shore. More than 1200 Indian sailors, airmen, soldiers and around US marines, airmen and sailors will participate in the exercise.
India-Indonesian Joint Military Exercise
The Indian and Indonesian Naval Forces are holding bilateral naval exercise called ‘Samudra Shakti’ in the Bay of Bengal. This is the second edition of the exercise. The exercise is aimed to strengthen bilateral relations, expand maritime cooperation and exchange best practices between the Navies of India and Indonesia. As part of exercise INS Kamorta, India’s anti-submarine warfare corvette, is jointly exercising with Indonesian warship KRI Usman Harun, a multi-role corvette. The joint exercise also include- weapon firing drills, maneuvers, air defense exercises, surface warfare exercises, helicopter operations and boarding operations.
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