Operation Dost: It is an ongoing search and rescue mission initiated by the Government of India to help Syria and Turkey, after they witnessed a massive earthquake that left thousands dead, injured and trapped under the rubble.
Under operation dost, India has sent search and rescue teams, mainly teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), materials, medicines, medical equipment and consumables to Turkey and Syria..
TAPAS UAV: TAPAS-BH, which expands into Tactical Aerial Platform for Advanced Surveillance – Beyond Horizon, is an indigenous medium altitude long endurance class unmanned aerial vehicle. During the Aero India air show and aviation display, it made its flying debut. It will demonstrate its powers and cover both static and aerial shows. TAPAS is DRDO’s response to the ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, Tracking, and Reconnaissance) requirements of the tri-services. It is being developed in India by Aeronautical Development Establishment. The UAV has a range of more than 18 hours and can operate at altitudes of up to 28,000 feet. TAPAS can fly autonomously or be remotely controlled, depending on pre-programmed flight plans, and it can operate in both daylight and darkness.
Market Access Initiative scheme: Recently the first edition of “Upnext India 2023” (Reverse Buyer Seller) meet was inaugurated under the the Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme.
MAI: It is an Export Promotion Scheme. The scheme aims to act as a catalyst to promote India’s exports on a sustained basis. The scheme is formulated on the basis of the product and country focus approach. It will evolve specific markets and specific products through market studies/surveys.
Reverse Buyer Seller Meet:Reverse Buyer Seller Meet is to provide an opportunity for prospective importers (Buyers) to interact with their Indian counterparts (sellers) about the requirements, instead of sellers going to buyers to sell their products.
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati:PM inaugrated the celebration of 200th birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati. He was an Indian philosopher, social leader and founder of the Arya Samaj. He was the first to give the call for Swaraj as “India for Indian”.
He subscribed to the Vedic notion of chaturvarna system in which a person was not born in any caste but was identified as a brahmin, kshatriya, vaishya or shudra according to the occupation the person followed. His vision of India included a classless and casteless society, a united India (religiously, socially and nationally), and an India free from foreign rule, with Aryan religion being the common religion of all.He took inspiration from the Vedas and considered them to be ‘India’s Rock of Ages’,. He gave the slogan “Back to the Vedas”.
Former President of India, S. Radhakrishnan, called him one of the “makers of Modern India”, as did Sri Aurobindo.
Contribution to the Education System: The DAV (Dayanand Anglo Vedic) schools came into existence in 1886 to realize the vision of Swami Dayanand Saraswati. He was one of the first reformed to advocate for Girls education in India. Dayananda’s views were published in his famous work, Satyarth Prakash (The True Exposition).
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