PM MITRA Sites: The GoI announced the sites for setting up of 7 PM Mega Integrated Textile Regions and Apparel (PM MITRA) Parks for the Textile industry. The Parks will come up in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Inspired by the 5F vision (i.e. Farm to Fibre to Factory to Fashion to Foreign), the Parks are a major step forward in realising the Government’s vision of making India a global hub for textile manufacturing and exports. The Ministry of Textiles will oversee the execution of these projects. An SPV owned by Centre and State Government will be set up for each park which will oversee the implementation of the project.Nearly Rs. 70,000 crores investment and 20 lakhs employment generation is envisaged through these parks.
Zojila Pass: Also known as ‘The Mountain Pass of Blizzards’, is a strategic pass that connects Kashmir Valley to Ladakh.It is located on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh highway (NH-1) at a height of 11,650 feet.The pass remains closed for almost half of the year due to heavy snowfall. It was the site of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1947-48.
Zojila Tunnel:It is an under-construction tunnel situated on the Srinagar-Leh Highway in Jammu and Kashmir.The tunnel would provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar and Leh on NH-1.Total Length: 14.15 km.It will be India’s longest road tunnel, and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel.It would be in the shape of a horseshoe.
H3N2 influenza: Influenza A H3N2 is a seasonal virus and the occurrence of influenza infections normally peaks during season changes.It can spread from person to person.The method of testing for H3N2 is also similar to COVID-19 testing – RTPCR.There is a vaccine for seasonal flu.
Seasonal influenza:According to WHO, seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses.There are 4 types of seasonal influenza viruses, types – A, B, C and D. In which Influenza viruses A, B, and C can infect humans.Influenza A viruses are further classified into subtypes according to the combinations of the hemagglutinin (HA) and the neuraminidase (NA), the proteins on the surface of the virus. Influenza B is of two subtypes: Victoria and Yamagata.
herSTART’ Initiative: It is the initiative of Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council aims at supporting women-led startups.Through this platform, free resources and training modules free will be provided to aspiring women entrepreneurs. It will build a digital community and also a digital publication to spread their success stories.At least 36 unicorns and potential unicorns in India has at least one woman founder or a co-founder.
Kudumbashree and Unnathi Programme: Recently, the President inaugurated the silver jubilee celebration of ‘Kudumbashree’ – one of the largest women’s self-help networks in the world and launched ‘Unnathi’ – an umbrella programme to create opportunities for employment and self-employment, among the youth belonging to SC and ST communities.
Kudumbashree was launched in Kerala in 1998 as a joint programme of the Government of Kerala and NABARD to wipe out absolute poverty through community action. It is the largest women empowering project in the country. It has three components i.e., microcredit, entrepreneurship and empowerment.