# Best of PIB: 15 Feb 2017 for UPSC Exam

International Conference on NexGen Technologies for Mining
and Fuel Industries
• NxGnMiFu-2017 was inaugurated in New Delhi Today

Pre-loaded Sim Card for Tourists arriving in India on E-visa launched
• This initiative will facilitate the foreign tourists in communicating with their acquaintances immediately after their arrival in India
• The initiative has been launched in association with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., (BSNL)
• Sim cards will be pre-loaded with a value of Rs. 50 talk time and 50 MB data and will be activated on immediate basis
• BSNL would distribute pre-loaded SIM Cards to foreign tourists arriving in India on e-Visa.  This facility will be initially available in the Indira Gandhi International Airport (T3 Terminal), New Delhi and later will be expanded to remaining 15 international airports, where e-Visa facility is currently available.
• It should also be noted that earlier, the Ministry of Tourism had also launched a 24 x 7 Tourist Helpline 1800111363 in Twelve foreign languages so that the foreign tourists can get the required information in their own language

PSLV-C37 successfully launches 104 satellites in a single flight
• This is the 39th journey of launch vehicle-PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle)
• Out of 104 satellites
• Cartosat-2 series
• Two ISRO Nano-Satellites (INS-1 & INS-2)
• 96 satellites from USA
• 1 satellite each from Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Kazakhstan and UAE

• The first flight of PSLV was in 1993
• It is a 4 stage launch vehicle
• The maximum number of satellites that it had carried last time was 10 satellites in 2008
• It has broken the records set by Russian Space agency which had sent 37 satellites at a go and NASA which had sent 29 in a go