- Psyche Mission: It is a NASA mission that will explore a 140-mile-wide (225-kilometer) metallic asteroid called 16 Psyche. The spacecraft will enter the 16 Psyche asteroid’s orbit in 2029 and spend two years mapping the asteroid’s topography, scanning the surface, taking pictures, and more, with the aim of gaining information about its makeup as well as learning how metal core asteroids and planets are formed. The objectives of the mission include determining the age of regions on the asteroid, studying its formation, characterizing its topography, and studying dips in the asteroid’s gravity. Through the mission, scientists also hope to explore an unknown building block of planet formation: iron cores. It will also be the first time that a spacecraft will study a world made not of rocks and ice but of metal. With the Psyche mission, scientists have a chance to study how terrestrial planets were formed without having to carve up the Earth.
- AGNI Initiative: It is to provide a platform for Ayurveda practitioners to report their innovative practises and experiences in various disease conditions, along with promoting the culture of evidence-based practise among Ayurveda practitioners.
Objectives: To promote the culture of reporting evidence-based practise among Ayurveda practitioners.
- To document the reported successful therapeutic regimens for various disease conditions involving single drug/ Formulation/ Procedures for the purpose of education and academics.
- To identify interested Ayurveda practitioners for collaboration in the creation of a database through applications and capacity building through training in research methods and good clinical practises.
- To undertake research for mainstreaming pragmatic practises through scientific validation and evidence-based appraisal.
- Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository: It is created by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).It is a comprehensive resource hub, pooling essential lessons and expertise from G20 members and guest nations. Its primary aim is to bridge the knowledge gap in the choices and methodologies required for the design, construction, deployment, and governance of DPIs. The GDPIR showcases the information in a standardised format from countries and organisations that have developed DPIs at scale, incorporating elements such as maturity scales, source codes (where available), and governance frameworks. Currently, the GDPIR features 54 DPIs from 16 countries. The DPIs from India that have been incorporated in the GDPIR are: Aadhaar, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), DigiLocker, Umang, eSanjeevani, API Setu, Co-WIN, Government e-marketplace, Diksha, E-Hospital, Poshan Tracker and Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).
- Investor Risk Reduction Access Platform: It has been developed to reduce risks faced by investors in the eventuality of technical glitches at the trading member’s end at both the primary site and disaster recovery site. Its purpose is to provide investors with an opportunity to square off/close their open positions and cancel pending orders using the IRRA platform in case of technical glitches or unforeseen outages that render the trading member’s site inaccessible. It has been designed to reduce risks for investors participating in the market. It is not meant for taking fresh positions or orders, but only to cancel the pending orders. This platform will be available to trading members supporting internet-based trading (IBT) and Security Trading through Wireless Technology (STWT) for their investors. However, it will not be accessible for algo trading and institutional clients. It has been jointly developed by all the stock exchanges – BSE, NSE, NCDEX, MCX and Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India (MSE).