Khanan Prahari-Coal Mine Surveillance and Management System (CMSMS):The Government of India has launched one mobile app namely “KhananPrahari” and one web app Coal Mine Surveillance and Management System. It is a Mobile App of Ministry of Coal for Reporting Illegal Coal Mining and a tool for reporting any illegal coal mining incident through geo-tagged photographs as well as textual information by any citizen from the place of incidence.
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: It is a US-led initiative that aims to strengthen economic partnership among participating countries to enhance resilience, sustainability, inclusiveness, economic growth, fairness, and competitiveness in the Indo-Pacific region.
The IPEF was launched in 2021 with a dozen initial partners who together represent 40% of the world GDP.The IPEF is not a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) but allows members to negotiate the parts they want to. The negotiations will be along four main “pillars”:Supply-chain resilience,Clean energy, Taxation & anti-corruption,Fair & resilient trade.
Currently, India and 13 countries located in the Pacific Ocean are its members,Australia, Brunei, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam.
Sainik Schools: The Sainik Schools are a system of schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence (MoD). They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, to rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst the Officer cadre of the Indian Military, and to prepare students mentally and physically for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy (INA). MoD run Sainik Schools as joint venture with the respective state governments. MoD provides annual funding, and serving officers in the key roles such as Principal.Sainik Schools follow the “CBSE Plus” by using CBSE curriculum while additionally aiming to prepare children for entry into NDA and INA. Admission to Sainik Schools is granted from 6th class. The reservation policy caters for SC/ST, wards of Armed Forces employees and ex-servicemen.
Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY):It is a central sector scheme for sustainable management of groundwater with community participation.It envisages people’s participation through the formation of ‘Water User Associations’, preparation & implementation of Gram-panchayat-wise water security plans, etc.It is being implemented by the Ministry of Jal Shakti.The scheme is being funded by the GoI and the World Bank on 50:50 basis.The identified states for the scheme:Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.
Operation Eastern Gateway: DRI seizes 24.4 kg gold smuggled from Bangladesh in Operation Eastern Gateway.A syndicate based in Bangladesh, Tripura, Assam and West Bengal in India was smuggling huge quantities of gold from the neighbouring country to India through Indo-Bangla border in the state of Tripura. Therefore, The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) launched an operation codenamed ‘Operation Eastern Gateway’, which involved developing the intelligence over a substantial period of time to bust the smuggling modus operandi.