SATHI Portal:Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister launched the SATHI Portal and Mobile App. The Seed Traceability, Authentication and Holistic Inventory (SATHI) portal is a Centralized Online System designed to deal with the challenges of seed production, quality seed identification and seed certification.It has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on the theme of ‘Uttam Beej – Samriddh Kisan.There will be a QR code under this system, through which the seeds can be traced.It will ensure a quality assurance system, and identify the source of seed in the seed production chain.
The system will consist of integrated 7 verticals of the seed chain – Research Organisation, Seed Certification, Seed Licensing, Seed Catalogue, Dealer to Farmer Sales, Farmer Registration and Seed DBT.Seeds with valid certification can only be sold by valid licensed dealers to centrally registered farmers who will receive a subsidy through DBT directly into their pre-validated bank accounts.
India Steel 2023: The conference and international exhibition was inaugurated at the Mumbai Exhibition Centre in Goregaon, Mumbai, with Union Minister of Steel presiding over the event. The Ministry in collaboration with the Department of Commerce and FICCI organised the event.The primary objective of the event is to provide a forum for industry leaders, policymakers, and experts to discuss the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in the steel sector.This biennial event offers a unique opportunity for participants to interact with industry leaders, gain insights into future growth prospects, and explore collaboration opportunities in the Indian steel industry.
India’s finished steel production has increased by over 6%, whereas globally steel production declined by 4.2% in calendar year 2022”.
Abhilekh Patal Portal: The Prime Minister of India praised “Abhilekh Patal” a portal with over 1 Crore Pages of Historical Records of the National Archives. It is a full-featured web portal to access the National Archives of India’s reference media and its digitized collections through the Internet.Abhilekh is a Sanskrit term used in India for records since ancient times and Patalis a Sanskrit word meaning a board, platform, or surface.A combination of both these words has been adopted as an acronym for Portal for Access to Archives and Learning.
National Archives of India: It was established on 11 March 1891 at Calcutta (Kolkata) as the Imperial Record Department, it is the biggest archival repository in South Asia.It is the repository of the non-current records of the Government of India and is holding them in trust for the use of record creators and general users.It has a vast corpus of records viz., public records, private papers, oriental records, cartographic records and microfilms, which constitute an invaluable source of information for scholars-administrators and users of archives.It is Located at the heart of New Delhi
It has one Regional Office in Bhopal and three Records Centres at Bhubaneswar, Jaipur and Puducherry. Nodal Ministry: It is an Attached Office of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.