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The first 5G-enabled drone in India with vertical takeoff and landing has been been developed by tech startup company IG Drones. Skyhawk is the name of the drone, which has uses outside of military and medical applications. This type of 5G-enabled drone can be used especially for medical purposes.
According to the Henley Passport Index, which was released on Tuesday, the Indian passport is the 85th most powerful passport in the world with visa-free travel to 59 nations. It was ranked 83rd in 2022 but has dropped two spots since then. Japan's passport remains the strongest in the world, allowing entrance without a visa into 193 different nations. Singapore and South Korea are in second place. Spain and Germany share third place in the ranking.
AC Charania, an Indian-American aerospace scientist, has been named the new Chief Technologist at NASA, the US space agency. Administrator Bill Nelson will have Charania as his primary technology policy and programme advisor. On January 3, fellow Indian-American scientist Bhavya Lal, who had been serving as acting chief technologist, was replaced by AC Charania in his new position at NASA.