Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia launches Digi Yatra for three Airports in the country

Ministry of Civil Aviation:

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia today launched Digi Yatra from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi for three airports in the country, namely New Delhi, Varanasi and Bengaluru.

Digi Yatra is conceived to achieve contactless, seamless processing of passengers at airports based on Facial Recognition Technology (FRT).

Speaking about the Digi Yatra project conceived by Digi Yatra Foundation under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Minister said that the project envisages a traveller today pass through various check points at the airports through a paperless and contactless processing using facial features to establish her identity which could be linked to the boarding pass.

To use this facility, one-time registration on Digi Yatra app is required using Aadhar based validation and a self-image capture.

The project has tremendous advantages of improving passenger convenience and ease of travel.

About the privacy features of the project, the Minister said that keeping in mind the privacy, there is no central storage of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). 

Passenger’s ID and travel credentials are stored in a secure wallet in the passenger’s smartphone itself.

The uploaded data will utilise blockchain technology and all the data will be purged from the servers within 24 hours of use.

With Digi Yatra, India will now stand in the ranks of world class airports like Heathrow in London and Atlanta in United States of America.

Elucidating on the benefits of Digi Yatra, the Minister stated the example of Dubai Airport where passenger time upto 40 percent was saved due to this technology.

A similar technology saved nine minutes per aircraft time at the Atlanta Airport.

The Minister also said that compared to other ports of call, the Indian system has been made far more seamless from entry to exit and therefore will be one of the most efficient systems from across the world.

Digi Yatra in the first phase, will be launched at 7 airports. However, it has been initially launched at 3 airports i.e., Delhi, Bengaluru and Varanasi today, to be followed by 4 airports namely Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, and Vijayawada by March 2023.

Later it would be implemented across various airports in the country. The service is presently being launched for domestic flights passengers only.

Digi Yatra App is available on both IoS and Android. It is voluntary is nature.

With Digi Yatra, India is setting a new global benchmark for a seamless, hassle free and health risk free process at airports.

G20 India kickstarts with an action packed University Connect session: Amitabh Kant

Amitabh Kant – India’s G20 Sherpa:

G20 India kickstarts with an action packed University Connect session.

An interactive session with over 1500 students from 75 universities across India was organised.

No better way to begin India’s G20 Presidency with enthusiastic, bright, young minds & with a youth connect !

Today, as India begins its G-20 Presidency, penned a few thoughts… : PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

Today, as India begins its G-20 Presidency, penned a few thoughts on how we want to work in the coming year based on an inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive agenda to further global good

Gone is the time to remain trapped in the the same old zero-sum mindset, which has led to both scarcity and conflict.

It is time to get inspired by our spiritual traditions which advocate oneness and work together to solve global challenges.

India’s G-20 Presidency will work to further promote oneness, inspired by the theme of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’

The greatest challenges we face such as terror, climate change, pandemic can be best fought together.

India looks forward to working on encouraging sustainable lifestyles, depoliticising the global supply of food, fertilizers and medical products, among other subjects.

I would like to acknowledge the previous G-20 presidencies for delivering significant results.

I firmly believe now is the best time to go further still and catalyse a fundamental mindset shift, to benefit humanity as a whole.

Best wishes to the people of Nagaland on their Statehood Day: PM Modi

Best wishes to the people of Nagaland on their Statehood Day. India takes great pride in the culture of Nagaland, which emphasises on courage, hardwork and living in harmony with nature. I pray for the continuous success of Nagaland in the years to come.

Boosting infrastructural development in Vidarbha… : Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari – Union Minister:

Boosting infrastructural development in Vidarbha, the 45 Km section from Shelad in Akola District to Nandura in Buldhana District of NH-53 in Maharashtra has been completed.

The project caters to major traffic from Nagpur, Amravati, Akola to Gujarat & is crucial for overall development of Vidarbha region. The stretch also provides better connectivity to Kolkata-Surat economic corridor.

Happy to announce that Telangana CM KCR Garu will be laying the foundation for Airport Express Metro on 9th December: KTR

KTR, Minister Telangana Govt.:

Hyderabad is Forging Ahead

Happy to announce that Telangana CM KCR Garu will be laying the foundation for Airport Express Metro on 9th December

This project starting at Mindspace junction to Shamshabad Airport will be 31 KM long & will be costing approximately ₹6,250 Cr

This Airport Express Metro is a Telangana State Govt funded project & will be completed in 3 years

We have submitted DPR & are in discussions with Govt of India for additional 31 KM city Metro expansion; BHEL to Lakdikapul -26 KM & Nagole to LB Nagar – 5 KM

PM Narendra Modi spoke about the popularity of Indian music and culture in Greece, Guyana and Fiji in today’s Mann Ki Baat

PM Narendra Modi:

During today’s Mann Ki Baat, spoke about the following aspects of Indian music:

Rise in exports of musical instruments.

India’s rich musical history.

Popularity of Indian music and culture in Greece, Guyana and Fiji.

Unnecessary sanctions imposed by the Union Govt. on fast progressing Telangana State has resulted in the reduction of more than ₹40,000 Cr income in the FY 2022-2023: Telangana CMO

Telangana CMO:

Unnecessary sanctions imposed by the Union Govt. on fast progressing Telangana State has resulted in the reduction of more than ₹40,000 Cr income in the FY 2022-2023.

By such measures, the Union Govt. is obstructing Telangana from moving ahead in the path of development.

In view of this, CM Sri KCR has decided to convene State Legislative Assembly session for a week in December to apprise the people in detail about the issue.

Directed Finance Minister Sri Harish Rao and Legislative Affairs Minister Sri Vemula Prashanth Reddy to take steps in this direction.

Had it not been for the legendary Veer Lachit Barphukan during those times, the Northeast would not have been a part of India: Amit Shah

Amit Shah – Union Home Minister:

Had it not been for the legendary Veer Lachit Barphukan during those times, the Northeast would not have been a part of India.

He not only protected Northeast India but the entire South east Asia.

Will be opening yet another Infrastructure project improving connectivity to ORR & decongesting Gachibowli junction tomorrow: KTR

KTR – Minister, Telangana Govt.:

Will be opening yet another Infrastructure project improving connectivity to ORR & decongesting Gachibowli junction tomorrow

This is the 33rd SRDP project & 17th Flyover completed under the SRDP (Strategic Road Development Program) by GHMC in last 6 years

1) Flyovers completed:*17 Nos*
2) Cable Bridge: 1
3) Other SRDP works (RUB, ROB, Under passes): 15
4) Works in progress: 14

Verify Aadhaar before accepting it as a proof of identity: UIDAI

Ministry of Electronics & IT:

Before accepting an Aadhaar either in physical or electronic form for establishing identity of an individual, entities should verify the Aadhaar.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) maintains that verification of Aadhaar number following the consent of the Aadhaar holder is the right step to establish genuineness of any form of Aadhaar (Aadhaar letter, e-Aadhaar, Aadhaar PVC card, and m-Aadhaar) presented by an individual.

It prohibits unscrupulous elements, and anti-social elements from indulging in any possible misuse. It also promotes usage hygiene, and reasserts UIDAI’s stand that any 12-digit number is not an Aadhaar. Tampering of Aadhaar documents can be detected by offline verification, and tampering is a punishable offence and liable for penalties under Section 35 of the Aadhaar Act.

UIDAI has requested the state governments by emphasizing the need for verification before usage, and has urged the states to give necessary direction so that whenever Aadhaar is submitted as a proof of identity – authentication/verification of the resident is performed by the concerned entity using Aadhaar as an identity document.

UIDAI has also issued circulars addressing requesting entities, authorized to do authentication/verification, and other entities emphasizing the necessity of verification, and specifying the protocol to be followed.

Any Aadhaar can be verified using the QR code available on all forms of Aadhaar (Aadhaar letter, e-Aadhaar, Aadhaar PVC card, and m-Aadhaar) using mAadhaar App, or Aadhaar QR code Scanner. The QR code scanner is freely available for both Android and iOS based mobile phones, as well as window-based applications.

Residents may voluntarily use the Aadhaar number to establish their identity by presenting their Aadhaar either paper or electronic form. UIDAI has already issued dos and don’ts for residents, and residents can use their Aadhaar confidently.

Landing in Madurai and being welcomed by the beautiful Yanaimalai (elephant hill) rock: Supriya Sahu IAS

Landing in Madurai and being welcomed by the beautiful Yanaimalai (elephant hill) rock.

Truly majestic and steeped in history

Supriya Sahu IAS – Addl CS GOTN

On his jayanti, celebrated as Lachit Divas, I bow my head in tribute to The Mahabir: CM, Himanta Biswa

Himanta Biswa – CM, Assam:

A fearless warrior, statesman & valiant son of our motherland, Lachit Barphukan became an icon for the people of Assam with his heroic exploits against the Mughals.

On his jayanti, celebrated as Lachit Divas, I bow my head in tribute to the Mahabir.

Vadodara has a very special relation with BJP: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi :

Vadodara has a very special relation with BJP.

In this city of culture, learning and education, spoke about how Gujarat has witnessed all round transformation across sectors.

Highlighted how Gujarat, which was once known only for trade has made a mark in manufacturing too.

It is truly pathetic that several TV channels did debates today on Assam CM’s obnoxious & totally unacceptable comments on Rahul Gandhi’s beard: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, Gen Sec., Congress:

It is truly pathetic that several TV channels did debates today on Assam CM’s obnoxious & totally unacceptable comments on Rahul Gandhi’s beard.

This trivialises the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

These channels must do some serious self-introspection on what they have reduced themselves to.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra will go through 7 districts of MP over the next 11 days: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, Gen Sec., Congress:

Today is the 77th day of Bharat Jodo Yatra as it resumes from near Burhanpur in southwestern MP.

Burhanpur has a long history & became an important place during Mughal rule especially during Shah Jahan’s reign.

The Yatra will go through 7 districts of MP over the next 11 days.

One-sixth of Burhanpur district’s cultivated area is covered with bananas and it’s also one of the centres of the powerloom industry.

Rahul Gandhi will be interacting with banana growers and powerloom workers today afternoon.