Union Minister Harsh Vardhan Arrives | Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan, who is a guest of honour at the awards arrives. He holds important portfolios like the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In his previous term as an MP, he served as Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Auto Jury | Here are the jury members for the Auto category:
1. Ranojoy Mukerji, Ex-SIAM Deputy Director and auto journalist
2. Jatin Ahuja, Founder & MD, Big Boy Toyz
3. Tutu Dhawan, industry veteran
4. Arun Mahotra, auto industry expert
5. Kunal Kelkar, Automotive photographer, Founder- The Autofocus
The News18 Tech and Auto Awards is India’s first Technology and Automotive Awards, which celebrates the confluence of connectivity and mobility. Over the years, technology has changed our lives and most importantly our mobility. Thus, at News18, we see Technology and Automobile as an extension of one another. After a stupendous first two editions we are back with the third edition of the awards. We aim to grow bigger and better, as we salute the best of Technology and Automotive innovations in 2019.
We live in a time when technology is effectively defining the way we work, the way we communicate and the way we commute. There is perhaps no better time then, to take a look at the success stories of the year, in the domains of technology and mobility, which are closer than ever before. News18.com is hosting the third edition of the Tech & Auto Awards on December 10 in New Delhi to celebrate and honor the products and innovations in the technology space as well as the automobile industry in India. The theme for this year’s awards revolves around two pertinent issues—sustainable mobility and cyber security. Click here to read full article
Keynote Speaker Lt Gen. Hooda to Speak on Cyberspace | Lt. Gen. Deependra Singh Hooda (Retd.),(Former GOC-in-Chief, Northern Command, Indian Army) will be the keynote speaker at the event. He has been awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal twice, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal. Lt Gen Hooda is on the Advisory Board of Cyber Peace Foundation, a NGO dealing cyber protection and training, on the Advisory Board of Cyber Security Research Centre at Punjab Engineering College and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies. Lt Gen Hooda will bring his immense experience to speak on India’s Next Battlefield Would Be Cyberspace: Are We ready.
RK Singh as Guest of Honour | R. K. Singh is currently the Minister of Power (Independent Charge) and Minister of New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge). He is also the Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. Mr. R. K. Singh is a two-time Member of Parliament from Bihar and is a 1975 batch Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service officer and former Home Secretary of India. He is known for playing an important role in improving the condition of roads in Bihar as the principal secretary in the road construction department during the Nitish Kumar government’s first term (2004–2009).