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July 15, 2023 Daily Current Affairs
India’s Successful Launch of Chandrayaan-3: A Milestone in Space Exploration
India successfully launches Chandrayaan-3, a significant milestone in the country’s space exploration. The mission aims to study the moon’s surface, enhance scientific knowledge, and gather crucial information for future space missions. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, highlights the mission’s importance and expresses pride in India’s scientific advancements. Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2 have already contributed to groundbreaking discoveries about the moon’s composition and potential habitability. Chandrayaan-3 consists of a lander and a rover, and it will travel in an elliptical path to the moon’s surface. The mission carries the hopes and dreams of the nation.
Supreme Court Welcomes Two New Judges: Oaths Administered
Two new judges, Justice Ujjwal Bhuiyan and Justice S Venkatanarayan Bhatti, took oaths at the Supreme Court, increasing the total number of judges to 32. President Draupadi Murmu appointed them on July 12 based on the recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium. Two vacancies for judges still remain in the Supreme Court.
PM-STIAC Meeting Highlights: Biomanufacturing, ETG, and NRF Discussed for Science and Technology Advancements in India
The 23rd Prime Minister Science, Technology & Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) meeting in India discussed high-performance Biomanufacturing, the Empowered Technology Group (ETG), and the National Research Foundation (NRF) Bill. The meeting aimed to find science and technology-based solutions for national priorities. Presentations were given on Biotechnology for Economy, Environment, and Employment (BioE3) policy, the role of ETG in technology policy and governance, and the proposed features of the NRF Bill. Collaboration and innovative approaches were emphasized for sustainable development.
Seminar on Sushruta Jayanti: Live Surgeries & Advancements in Surgery at AIIA
The All-India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) organized a three-day seminar called “Shalyacon” on the occasion of Sushruta Jayanti-2023. The seminar included live surgical demonstrations, scientific sessions, and cultural programs. The National Seminar on Shalya Tantra and Sangyaharan aimed to promote the wisdom of Sushruta and discuss advancements in surgery. Dignitaries like Dr. Deopujari Jayant, Dr. Dilip Puranik, and Dr. Mukul Patel attended the event.
Enhancing Pensioners’ Welfare: Government’s Commitment and Initiatives Highlighted at Indian Ex-Services League Meeting
The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) in India is committed to improving pensioners’ welfare and resolving their grievances effectively. They have implemented digitization and awareness programs to reach out to pensioners and provide them with the necessary benefits. Recently, the Secretary (P&PW) addressed the Indian Ex-Services League, a registered Pensioners’ Association, to discuss the department’s initiatives, including nationwide campaigns and awards. The Association expressed their support and participation in these initiatives.
Enhancing Mountainous Road Infrastructure in India: Guidelines Developed by MoRTH and JICA for Sustainable Growth
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have developed guidelines to improve mountainous road infrastructure in India. These guidelines aim to enhance road networks and promote economic growth in hilly regions. They cover topics such as planning hilly roads, slope protection, tunnels, mountain bridges, and operation/maintenance of mountainous highways. The guidelines were released during the 225th Mid Term Council Meeting and provide technical specifications for road construction. MoRTH and JICA have been working together on the “Capacity Development Project on Highways in Mountainous Regions” since 2016.
India Pavilion Shines at Arab Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo 2023, Showcasing Cutting-Edge Pharma Industry
The ‘India Pavilion’ at the Arab Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo 2023 highlighted India’s thriving pharmaceutical industry. The exhibition featured over 100 Indian companies showcasing advanced technologies and manufacturing processes. It facilitated networking opportunities and strengthened trade relations between India and Jordan. India’s reputation as an innovative player in the global pharmaceutical sector was further solidified through the event.
Reviewing Progress of Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region: Phase-III Workshop Highlights
The Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) held a two-day Stakeholder Workshop Meeting to review the progress of Phase-III. The scheme aims to develop organic value chains in the North Eastern States. The meeting discussed the liquidation of Phase III liabilities and the implementation roadmap for Phase IV.
States were asked to suggest activities and plans based on the available funds. The meeting emphasized the importance of service providers, market linkages, and brand value. Since its launch, the scheme has brought a significant area under organic farming, formed FPOs/FPCs, and developed brands. Convergence opportunities with other schemes were also explored during the workshop. State representatives shared their progress, success stories, and challenges under the scheme. The session concluded with a vision for the scheme and a call for convergence.
Reviving Namda Art of Kashmir: Skill India Project Empowers Artisans and Preserves Traditional Craft
The Namda craft of Kashmir is being successfully revived under a Skill India’s Pilot Project, with nearly 2,200 candidates trained in the dying art form. The project exemplifies a successful public-private partnership in skill development. It has trained individuals across six districts of Kashmir and received support from local industry partners. The project aligns with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Skill India. The Namda craft is a rug made of sheep wool, and this project aims to preserve and revive the traditional craft while improving artisans’ employability.
Bangladesh’s Forex Reserves Drop to $23.56 Billion: IMF Manual Reveals
Bangladesh’s forex reserves dropped to $23.56 billion according to the IMF manual. The country’s conventional value of foreign exchange reserves was $29.97 billion on the same day. The reserves are equal to four months’ import bills. To meet IMF conditions, Bangladesh needs to maintain a net reserve above $24 billion. The weakening Bangladesh Taka against the US dollar is due to a dollar shortage. Bangladesh Bank is releasing dollars from its foreign reserves to stabilize the Taka but the rate remains volatile.
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