Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD):IBSD was established in the year 2001 in Imphal under the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
IBSD Institute is not only serving the people of Manipur in Northeast but also has three different other entities including its Regional Centre at Gangtok in Sikkim and Research Nodes at Shillong in Meghalaya and at Aizawl in Mizoram.Since inception, IBSD has been engaged in research activities and numerous outreach programmes to fulfil the mission for “Bioresources development and their sustainable use through biotechnological interventions for the socio-economic growth of the North Eastern Region”.
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency: IREDA is planning to establish an office in Gujarat’s GIFT City to finance Renewable Energy projects in foreign currency.The office at GIFT City, Gandhinagar, will be classified as an overseas office, allowing the IREDA to avoid foreign exchange hedging costs.
IREDA is a Public Limited Government Company established as a Non-Banking Financial Institution in 1987.IREDA’s corporate and registered office housed in New Delhi.
It is a Mini Ratna (Category– I) Enterprise under the administrative control of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).It is engaged in promoting, developing and extending financial assistance for setting up projects relating to new and renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency/conservation with the motto: “ENERGY FOR EVER”.
Cyber Surakshit Bharat: It is first public-private partnership initiative of its kind.It will leverage the expertise of the IT industry in cybersecurity.The founding partners include leading IT companies such as Microsoft, Intel, WIPRO, Redhat and Dimension Data.Its knowledge partners include Cert-In, NIC,NASSCOM and FIDO Alliance and premier consultancy firms Deloitte and EY.
It will be operated on three principles of awareness, education and enablement.
Ministry/Department : Ministry of IT and Electronics. Objective: Spread awareness about cybercrime and building capacity for safety measures for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT staff across all government departments.
Banjara Community: Recently, government of India started year-long celebrations to mark the 284th birth anniversary of Santh Sevalal Maharaj, a spiritual and religious leader of the Banjara community.
Banjara is made of various groups found throughout India, having roots in Rajasthan, most of them are found in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states in South India.They are called Lambada or Lambadi in Andhra Pradesh, Lambani in Karnataka; Gwar or Gwaraiya in Rajasthan. They have permanently abandoned their nomadic lifestyle and settled in their settlements called Tandas.
They speak Gor Boli also called Lambadi which belongs to the Indo-Aryan Group of Languages. Lambadi has no script.Banjara people celebrate the festival of Teej during Shravanam (in the month of august). In this festival young unmarried Banjara girls pray for a good groom.Fire dance and Chari are the traditional dance forms of the banjara people.They are listed in various States as SCs, ST, OBC and Vimukta Jati/denotified tribes.
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