Airbus A400M: It is a European-built military transport aircraft. The aircraft is manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space, a division of the European aerospace and defence firm Airbus.
It combines the capability to carry strategic loads with the ability to deliver even into tactical locations with small and unprepared airstrips. It can carry large cargo, vehicles, troops, and paratroopers or be configured for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) missions. A powerful turboprop engine that gives the A400M the ability to operate from short, unimproved airfields. It can carry up to 116 fully equipped troops or 66 stretchers and 25 medical attendants. The cargo hold can take nine standard military pallets. The aircraft is equipped with in-flight refuelling capabilities. The aircraft’s independent navigation system comprises an inertial reference system (IRS) integrated with a global positioning system (GPS). It features an advanced glass cockpit with modern avionics and control systems.
ONDC Academy: It is an initiative of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) initiative to create a facilitative model to help small retailers take advantage of digital commerce. It was launched by ONDC in collaboration with NSE Academy Ltd, a subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange. It is not an application, platform, intermediary, or software but a set of specifications designed to foster open, unbundled, and interoperable open networks. The academy is a repository of educational and informative textual and video content programmes in multiple Indian languages. It will provide a curated learning experience providing guidance and best practices for a successful e-commerce journey. It would also enable certification issued by NSE Academy to individuals completing an assessment developed by the institute.
Aeolus Wind Satellite: Aeolus is a satellite mission launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) to study Earth’s winds and their influence on the planet’s climate and weather patterns. The primary goal of the Aeolus mission is to measure global wind profiles from space. It aims to provide accurate and comprehensive data on wind patterns in the Earth’s atmosphere to improve weather forecasting, understand climate dynamics, and enhance our knowledge of the Earth’s atmospheric circulation. It is the first satellite mission to acquire profiles of Earth’s wind on a global scale. Aeolus is equipped with a single instrument called the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN).ALADIN is a Doppler wind lidar, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, that will measure the winds sweeping around the planet.
Logistics Data Bank Project: This project was launched in 2016 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Mumbai. The project was launched to make India’s logistics sector more efficient through the use of Information Technology. It is being implemented through a Special Purpose Vehicle called Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Logistics Data Services Ltd. (DLDSL) – which is jointly (50:50) owned by the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Trust and Japanese IT services major NEC Corporation. Every container is attached to a Radio Frequency Identification Tag (RFID) tag and then tracked through RFID readers – which aids importers and exporters in tracking their goods in transit. This has, in turn, cut the overall lead time of container movement as well as reduced transaction costs that consignees and shippers incur.
The project covers “the entire movement (of containers) through rail or road till the Inland Container Depot and Container Freight Station.
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Commerce and Industry.