- Exercise Samudra Shakti: It is the 4th edition of India-Indonesia Bilateral exercise.It is aimed at enhancing interoperability, jointness and mutual cooperation between both the navies.
The Harbour phase will comprise Cross deck visits, professional Interactions, Subject Matter Expert Exchanges, and sports fixtures.
During the Sea Phase, weapon firing, Helicopter Operations, Anti-submarine warfare & air defence exercises and boarding operations are planned.The Indonesian Navy will be represented by KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda, CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft and AS565 Panther Helicopter.
- One Station One Product’ (OSOP) scheme: Ministry of Railways launched this scheme in March, 2022.The objective is to promote ‘Vocal for Local’ vision of the government, providing a market for local or indigenous products and create additional income opportunities for the marginalized sections of society.Under the scheme, OSOP outlets at railway stations are allotted for showcasing, selling and giving high visibility to indigenous or local products.These OSOP stalls are designed through National Design Institute for uniformity.
- India-EU Trade and Technology Council: The first Ministerial meeting of the India-EU Trade and Technology Council was be held in Brussels.The meeting will be co-chaired on the Indian side by the Ministers for External Affairs, Commerce and Industry, and Communications, Electronics, and Information Technology.
Trade and Technology Council was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. Both sides established three Working Groups under the Council.These are Working Group on Strategic Technologies, Digital Governance, and Digital Connectivity, Working Group on Green and Clean Energy Technologies, and Working Group on Trade, Investment and Resilient Value Chains.
Meetings of the three Working Groups have also taken place leading to the Ministerial meeting in Brussels.
- INS Hansa: INS Hansa in Goa has become the very first Joint-User International Aerodrome in the South-Asia Pacific region to be augmented with the Required Navigation Performance (RNP) approach. The RNP approach will reduce dependency for navigation on ground-based equipment such as Very-High Frequency Omni Directional Radio (VOR) and Instrument Landing System (ILS).This RNP approach will provide near Category-I ILS accuracies, thereby aiding unhindered flying operations even when the aforementioned equipment is unserviceable or under maintenance.It is an Indian naval air station located near Dabolim in Goa.It is India’s biggest naval airbase and is home to the Indian Navy’s premier air squadrons. The base has a civil enclave that operates as Dabolim Airport.This naval air station has grown to become a full-fledged airfield that handles domestic and international flights around the clock.INS Hansa was commissioned in 1961 at Sulur near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.Post the liberation of Goa, the Navy took over Dabolim airfield in April 1962, and the INS Hansa was moved to Dabolim in June 1964.