IIT-Kanpur Launches Cybersecurity Skilling Program
With funding from the Department of Science and Technology’s NM-ICPS Mission, IIT Kanpur, in partnership with its incubated start-ups Threat Guardians Pvt Ltd and Worker Union Support, has launched the Cybersecurity Skilling Program. Read the complete article here
Alessandra Korap From Amazon Wins Goldman Environment Prize
The winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize 2023 were declared on April 24, 2023, at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, USA.
The six winners are Alessandra Korap Munduruku from Brazil, Chilekwa Mumba from Zambia, Delima Silalahi from Indonesia, Diane Wilson from the USA, Tero Mustonen from Finland, and Zafer Kızılkaya from Turkey. Read the complete article here
Union Cabinet Accepts National Medical Devices Policy
The Indian Government has initiated the National Medical Devices Policy to implement the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for medical devices and establish four Medical Devices Parks in Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
Under the scheme, 26 projects have been approved with an investment of Rs 714 crore realised, out of the total of Rs 1206 crore. Read the complete article here
Cummins, Tata Motors Signs Deal To Produce Clean Tech Products In India
Tata Motors, India’s largest automaker, and Cummins, a global leader in diesel and alternative fuel engines, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop and sell high-performance, low-emission engines and emission after-treatment systems in India. The partnership aims to leverage each company’s strengths to meet India’s growing demand for clean technology products. Read the complete article here
Goa Heritage Festival 2023 Starts From April 28
The ‘Heritage Festival 2023’ will be held in Saligao village in North Goa from April 28 to 30, organised by the Goa government’s tourism department with the goal of showcasing the state’s customs, culture, and arts to encourage cultural tourism. Read the complete article here
The Mahila Samman Savings Certificate Scheme: Encouraging Women’s Investments
To encourage women’s involvement in the realm of investing and advance financial inclusion, the Mahila Samman Savings Certificate is a specific investment program. It is necessary to investigate this plan in further detail. Read the complete article here
India & UK Jointly Introduced Ajeya Warrior 2023
India and the United Kingdom have begun the 7th edition of the ‘Ajeya Warrior’ bilateral training exercise for 2023. The exercise will be held from April 27 to May 11, 2023, at Salisbury Plains, UK. Read the complete article here
NITI Aayog Releases Report Titled “Promoting Millets in Diets: Best Practices across States/UTs”
A report titled Promoting Millets in Diets: Best Practises across States and Union Territories of India was published by NITI Aayog. In the presence of Member (Health) Dr. V.K. Paul, Member (Agriculture) Dr. Ramesh Chand, and CEO B. V. R. Subrahmanyam, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Suman K.
Bery released the report. In various facets of the millet value chain, particularly in production, processing, and consumption, the report presents a collection of good and innovative practises adopted by state governments and organisations. The paper will act as a reference point for reintroducing and mainstreaming millets into our diets.
Finance Ministry approves Navratna status to Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
The promotion of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) to Navratna Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) was approved by the Finance Ministry on Wednesday. The 13th Navratna among CPSEs will be RVNL, a public sector organisation under the Ministry of Railways.
As of right now, RVNL is classified as a Miniratna Central Public Sector Enterprise. Since its incorporation in 2003, RVNL has been working on projects to build new railway infrastructure. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the Railways recently awarded RVNL several orders, which prompted the start of the discussions about the upgrade to Navratna status.
Amit Shah launches IFFCO’s nano DAP fertilizer
Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched IFFCO’s liquid nano Di-Ammonia Phosphate (DAP) on Wednesday.
Addressing a gathering on the occasion, Shah said, “The launch of IFFCO’s liquid DAP nano is an important beginning towards making India self-reliant in the field of fertilizers.”
The first Nano DAP (Liquid) has been launched in the world today, Shah said. This revolutionary step will not only take Indian agriculture forward in food-grain production but it will also make India self-reliant in fertilizer production also, he added.
MoSJE Signs MoU With The Art Of Living To Promote Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan
The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, India’s focal ministry for reducing the country’s drug demand, has partnered with The Art of Living to advance the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan initiative. To achieve the goal of a drug-free India, the MoSJE has signed an MoU with The Art Of Living.