DigiYatra facility at Delhi, Varanasi, Bengaluru airports.

DigiYatra facility at Delhi, Varanasi, Bengaluru airports.

  • Under the DigiYatra initiative, passengers can use their face as a boarding pass from December 1 in the airports of Delhi, Varanasi and Bengaluru.
  • The facial recognition can be used to access the security check area and pass the boarding gate.
  • Providing Aadhaar details is mandatory for travelers to avail themselves of this service.

About DigiYatra

  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched the ‘DigiYatra’ initiative to provide a digital experience for Air Travellers through DigiYatra Platform.
  • The ‘DigiYatra’ is an industry-led initiative coordinated by the Ministry in line with the contry’s Digital India’s vision to transform the nation into a digitally empowered society.
  • Digi Yatra platform will be built on 4 key pillars, like Connected Passengers, Connected Airports, Connected Flying and Connected Systems.

India took over G-20 Presidency

  • India formally took over the G20 presidency for one year from December 2022 to November 30, 2023.
  • Hundred centrally-protected monuments, including UNESCO world heritage sites spread across the country, will be lit up for a week from December 1 to December 7.
  • All illuminated heritage structures shall “highlight the G-20 logo over the monument”.
  • In Tamil Nadu, Brihadeeswara Temple was lit with the G-20 logo. It is officially called Rajarajeshwaram and known locally as Thanjai Periya Kovil and Peruvudaiyar Kovil, is a Shaivite Hindu temple built in a Chola architectural style located on the south bank of the Cauvery river in Thanjavur

About G-20 Logo

  • The logo draws inspiration from the vibrant colours of India’s national flag – saffron, white and green, and blue.
  • It juxtaposes planet Earth with the lotus, India’s national flower that reflects growth amid challenges.
  • The Earth reflects India’s pro-planet approach to life, one in perfect harmony with nature.
  • Below the G20 logo is Bharat, written in the Devanagari script.

G – 20 Theme

  • Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam or One Earth One Family One Future.
  • The theme affirms the value of all life – human, animal, plant, and microorganisms and their interconnectedness on the planet Earth and in the wider universe.
  • During the course of its Presidency, India will be holding about 200 meetings in 32 different sectors in multiple locations across the country.
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