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Welcome to our daily Morning Updates series! In this article, we bring you the most important Updates and updates from around the world that occurred during the morning hours of 15th May 2023.
Top Morning Updates :15th May 2023 | In Shorts
1. Rajnath Singh Emphasizes Border Security and Counterterrorism Efforts: Highlights India’s Defense Growth and Cultural Heritage
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh emphasized that securing borders, ensuring people’s safety, and safeguarding India’s unity, integrity, and sovereignty are the government’s top priorities. He stated that talks with Pakistan will not happen if it continues to support terrorism. The Armed Forces are ready to respond to any threat and have taken effective action against terrorism. The defense sector is growing through self-reliance, with increased defense exports. India’s economy is strengthening, and the goal is to become one of the top three economies by 2027. The Prime Minister aims to build a strong, self-reliant ‘New India’ while preserving cultural heritage. The Raksha Mantri encouraged understanding of India’s cultural heritage and recognized national heroes like Chhatrapati Shivaji, Chhatrapati Sambhaji, and Maharana Pratap. The country is experiencing a cultural revival under the Prime Minister’s leadership.
2. G20 Culture Group Meeting in Odisha: Collaborative Initiatives and Cultural Exchange
Delegates arrive for the 2nd G20 Culture Group Meeting in Odisha. Discussions focus on collaborative initiatives, cultural exchange programs, and joint heritage conservation projects. The ministers emphasize the importance of linking cultural sites with economic activities and tourism. A sand art exhibit on the theme of ‘Culture Unites All’ is inaugurated by notable ministers. The meeting aims to address critical cultural issues and generate recommendations. Cultural performances and exhibitions showcasing traditional art forms are held. Future meetings are planned in Hampi and Varanasi.
3. National Technology Week: Celebrating India’s Innovation and Technological Advancement |15th May 2023
National Technology Week, held in New Delhi, celebrated India’s technological advancement and innovation. The event featured the participation of school students, exhibitors, startups, and visitors, showcasing their innovations and products. Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the importance of nurturing young talent and supporting them in implementing their ideas. The event also highlighted government initiatives that fostered a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country. The focus was on Atal Innovation Mission programs and promoting the journey from school to startup.
4. India-Indonesia Bilateral Exercise Samudra Shakti-23: Enhancing Naval Cooperation and Interoperability
INS Kavaratti, an Indian Navy ASW Corvette, has arrived in Batam, Indonesia for the India-Indonesia Bilateral exercise Samudra Shakti-23. The exercise aims to enhance cooperation and interoperability between the two navies, with activities including cross deck visits, professional interactions, weapon firing, helicopter operations, and boarding exercises. The exercise showcases the commitment to peace and stability in the region.
5. National Technology Week 2023 Concludes: Dr. Jitendra Singh Graces Valedictory Ceremony; National Technology Awards Presented | 15th May 2023
National Technology Week 2023 concluded in Delhi with the presence of Dr. Jitendra Singh at the valedictory ceremony. The event showcased various innovations and technologies, including devices utilizing artificial intelligence for road safety and assistance for specially-abled individuals. The expo also featured underwater wireless optical communication, a novel blood bank, and an indigenous linear accelerator. The event aimed to promote innovation and entrepreneurship and created awareness about government schemes and initiatives. The National Technology Awards were presented to industries, entrepreneurs, and scientists in different categories for their contributions to indigenous technology.
6. Low-Cost Finance for Emerging Energy Technologies: G20 Event by MNRE
MNRE will host the ‘Low-Cost Finance for New and Emerging Energy Technologies’ event alongside the G20 3rd Energy Transition Working Group. The event aims to discuss cost-effective financing for energy transition, focusing on hydrogen, offshore wind, energy storage, and carbon capture. It will unveil a report on low-cost finance for energy transition and feature panel discussions on technology outlook and the role of financial institutions in mobilizing investments. IREDA and IRENA are key partners in the event.
7. Transforming India’s Electricity Markets: Comprehensive Reforms for Renewable Energy Integration and Energy Security
India’s electricity markets are undergoing significant changes to integrate renewable energy and ensure energy security. The Ministry of Power has formed a group to address key issues and propose comprehensive solutions. The proposed reforms aim to create an efficient market framework, increase the share of renewables, and encourage market participation. The group has outlined recommendations for the redesign of the electricity market, including monitoring supply adequacy, enhancing market mechanisms, implementing 5-minute metering, and strengthening market monitoring. These changes will enable better grid integration of renewables and support India’s energy transition. The group also emphasizes the need for India to find its own solutions and highlights the importance of long-term power purchase agreements. The Ministry’s initiatives, along with the group’s interventions, will transform India’s electricity markets and help achieve sustainable energy goals.
8. G7 Health Ministerial Meeting: Embracing Digital Health for Universal Coverage
Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya addressed the G7 Health Ministerial Meeting on Health Innovation, emphasizing the use of technology and digital health tools to strengthen healthcare delivery and achieve universal health coverage. He highlighted India’s achievements in digital health, such as the Co-WIN vaccine delivery platform and eSanjeevani telemedicine platform. He also stressed the importance of embracing new tools like artificial intelligence and big data analytics. India has taken a policy decision to provide these digital tools free of cost as digital public goods and has proposed a global initiative on digital health under the G20 Presidency.
9. Indian Delegation Led by Minister Dr L. Murugan to Cannes Film Festival | Indian Films Showcased, Interactive Sessions at India Pavilion
Minister of State Dr L. Murugan will lead an Indian delegation to the Cannes Film Festival. Indian films and a restored Manipuri film will be showcased, and the India Pavilion is designed by the National Institute of Design. Various interactive sessions will take place at the festival, focusing on filmmaking, distribution collaboration, women in cinema, and nurturing young film talents. The success of Indian films at the Oscars demonstrates the growing reach of Indian stories.
10. Coal Ministry Seminar on Just Transition Roadmap: Global Experts to Discuss Sustainable Energy Sources
Coal Ministry and Coal India Limited are organizing a seminar on the Just Transition Roadmap as a side event of the 3rd ETWG meeting under the G20 Presidency of India. The seminar aims to discuss sustainable energy sources and strategies for a smooth transition from coal-dependent economies. The event will include panel discussions, presentations from the World Bank and CMPDI, and the release of study reports and booklets. Experts, officials, and industry leaders will attend, and the seminar can be attended virtually via a YouTube link.
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