- Sahitya Akademi Award: Recently, Tamil author Rajasekaran (Devibharathi), Telugu writer T. Patanjali Sastry and Malayalam litterateur E.V. Ramakrishnan were among those named for the Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2023. It is awarded for the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognised by the Akademi. Akademi gives 24 awards annually to literary works in the languages it has recognized and an equal number of awards to literary translations from and into the languages of India. Besides the 22 languages enumerated in the Constitution of India, the Sahitya Akademi has recognised English and Rajasthani as languages in which its programme may be implemented. The award, in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and 1,00,000 rupees will be presented.
- RAMP Programme: The Raising & Accelerating MSME Performance (RAMP) programme is assisted by the World Bank. It aims to improve the performance of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in India. It was launched in 2022.
- Improving access to market and credit for MSMEs
- Strengthening institutions and governance at the central and state levels
- Improving centre-state linkages and partnerships
- Addressing issues of delayed payments
The National MSME Council has been set up by the Ministry to work as an administrative and functional body of the RAMP Programme.
- Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award: Named after the hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand (1905–79), an Indian legendary field hockey player, the “Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award” (erstwhile Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Award) is the highest sporting honour in India. Instituted in 1991–1992, the award is conferred annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports and games at the international level, i.e. Olympic/Asian/Commonwealth/World Games/Championships/World Cup and equivalently recognized international tournaments, by a sportsperson over a period of four years immediately preceding the year during which the award is to be given. During the years when Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games are held, the achievements of the sportspersons in these Games and other abovementioned tournaments up to the conclusion of the Olympic Games/Commonwealth/Asian Games, as the case may be, will also be considered. Sportspersons who have been penalised or against whom an enquiry is pending or ongoing for the use of drugs/substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not be eligible for the award. No award will be made for a second time to the same person. There will be only one award every year to be given to an individual sportsperson. This condition will be relaxed only in exceptional circumstances. The award may be given posthumously if such an occasion arises. The Government of India may cancel or annul the award for any recipient for specific reasons, including doping. The award will consist of the following: A cash amount of ₹25,00,000, which is exempt from income tax and wealth tax. A Certificate of honour to each sportsperson. One medal to each sportsperson.