Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV-D2): SSLV-D2 vehicle successfully launched three satellites(EOS-07, Janus-1 and AzaadiSAT-2) into their intended circular orbit.
SSLV is capable of launching mini, micro or nano satellites (10 to 500 kg mass) in to 500 km orbit (low-earth orbit).It is a three stage vehicle with all solid propulsion stages and liquid propulsion based Velocity Trimming Module (VTM) as terminal stage.
Janus-1: Built by United States based Antaris and its Indian partner XDLinks and Ananth Technologies. Is a technology demonstrator, smart satellite mission.
AzaadiSat-2:Built by Space Kidz India. Aims to demonstrate LoRa and Amateur Radio Communication capabilities, measure radiation levels in space etc. About 750 girls students were guided to develop the payloads.
AMRITPEX 2023: AMRITPEX 2023, National Philatelic Exhibition organised by the Department of Posts under the Ministry of Communications will showcase India’s rich culture, heritage and history through stamps. As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, AMRITPEX 2023 is one of the largest initiatives to comprehensively document and display the Story of India from various facets. It will be an exciting and engaging feast of Indian culture, art, freedom movement, and rich heritage.It is an exhibition on the Transformative Journey of India.
Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX): The iDEX initiative was launched by the Prime Minister in April 2018.iDEX is a user driven initiative.
It aims to achieve self – reliance and foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace by engaging Industries including Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes and academia.
iDEX is funded and managed by the Defence Innovation Organisation(DIO), and functions as the executive arm of DIO.
DIO is a ‘not for profit’ company registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013.
Its two founding members are Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) & Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) – Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs). It will provide the engaging industries with funding and other support to carry out Research & Development.
Initiativea at India Energy Week 2023: Summary of all the initiatives launched in the event:
- Global International Biofuel Alliance (GIBA): This was launched by India to create a favourable ecosystem for promoting biofuels with key stakeholders including the US, Brazil, EU, IEA etc. as a clean mobility alternative under India’s G20 Presidency.
- ‘Unbottled’ initiative of Indian Oil: Sustainable garments made of recycled PET bottles. IndianOil has adopted uniforms for retail customer attendants and LPG delivery personnel made from recycled polyester (rPET) & cotton.
- Net-Zero target: Budget 2023-24 has provided Rs 35,000 crore to the petroleum and natural gas ministry for achieving the net-zero target.
- Launch of 20% ethanol blend petrol, E20
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