National Youth Festival:The 26th National Youth Festival is being organized at Hubballi- Dharwad, Karnataka by Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports in collaboration with Government of Karnataka.
Theme of the festival this year is ‘Viksit Yuva Viksit Bharat’.The festival aims to step up the role of youth in nation building during Amrit Kaal.Youth Festival is being celebrated as green festival using only biodegradable materials. The focus will be on Prime Minister’s Mission LiFE and Green Energy.
Nano Crystalline Coating: Nano-crystalline coatings can cater to the need for the replacement of environmental hazardous chrome coatings.It is a new method of deposition of Nickel alloy coatings on high-performance materials in engineering applications.It can replace environmentally toxic chrome coatings. The coatings obtained are also highly corrosion-resistant and useful for the plastic ware industry.
In contrast to conventional, direct current used for chrome plating, the research group have used electric current in the form of pulses for electroplating purpose.
Defence Acquisition Council: The Defence Acquisition Council is the highest decision-making body in the Defence Ministry for deciding on new policies and capital acquisitions for the three services (Army, Navy and Air Force) and the Indian Coast Guard.
The Minister of Defence is the Chairman of the Council.
It was formed, after the Group of Ministers recommendations on ‘Reforming the National Security System’, in 2001, post Kargil War (1999).
Prithvi-ll Missile: Prithvi-II is an indigenously developed Surface-to-Surface Missile Short-Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM), which has a range of around 250 km-350km and can carry a one tonne payload.
Prithvi II class is a single-stage liquid-fueled missile that has warhead mounting capability of 500 kg-1000kg.
The missile is a proven system and is capable of striking targets with a very high degree of precision.The state-of-the-art missile uses an advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target.
World Spice Congress 2023: The WSC is organized by the Spices Board with active participation of Spice Trade Associations in India like the Indian Spice & Foodstuff Exporters’ Association.
The 14th edition of the World Spice Congress (WSC), is to be held in Mumbai from in February 2023.The theme of the WSC 2023 is VISION 2030: S-P-I-C-E-S (Sustainability, Productivity, Innovation, Collaboration, Excellence and Safety).
Maharashtra is a one of the leading states producing spices. It is the largest producer of turmeric in India.India is known as the ‘Spice Bowl’ of the world.