EXERCISE BRIGHT STAR-23: It is a biennial multilateral tri-service exercise. This multinational exercise was launched in 1980 as part of the US-brokered peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. This is the first time that IAF is participating in Ex BRIGHT STAR-23.
Participating countries: United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Greece and Qatar.The Indian Air Force contingent will consist of five MiG-29, two IL-78, two C-130 and two C-17 aircraft.
Objective: To practice planning and execution of joint operations. Besides leading to the formation of bonding across borders, such interactions also provide a means to further strategic relations between participating nations.
C-DOT’s TRINETRA: Recently, the Minister of State for Communications,launched the TRINETRA Security system at the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) campus in New Delhi.It is a combination of multiple Security systems like Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Security Orchestration and Automated Response (SOAR), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), User Entity and Behaviour Analytics (UEBA), Multi-Source Threat Intelligence and others.The solution provides 24×7 near real-time actionable cyber-security status and detection and resolution of cyber-threats (Virus, Malware, Ransomware, Spyware, etc.).It also performs security evaluation of the organisation’s IT assets by protecting endpoints, including PCs, laptops, Servers and VMs, by detection, analyses and mitigation of vulnerabilities and giving AI-enabled automated responses to cyber threats, ensuring the protection of sensitive data.
XRISM Mission: The X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) is a joint mission of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), involving contributions from the European Space Agency (ESA) and Canadian Space Agency as well. The mission aims to observe X-rays coming from deep space and to identify their wavelengths with unprecedented precision. It will use state-of-the-art spectroscopy to measure changes in the brightness of celestial objects at different wavelengths. It detects X-rays with energies ranging from 400 to 12,000 electron volts. (For comparison, the energy of visible light is 2 to 3 electron volts.).This range will provide astrophysicists with new information about some of the universe’s hottest regions, largest structures, and objects with the strongest gravity. Instruments onboard: The mission has two instruments, Resolve and Xtend.
UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL): India and Iran have agreed to pursue arbitration under rules framed by the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and will not go for commercial arbitration in foreign courts.
It is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly, established in 1966.
Mandate: To further the progressive harmonisation and unification of the law of international trade. The Commission is composed of 60 member States elected by the General Assembly.The 60 member States include 14 African States, 14 Asian States, 8 Eastern European States, 10 Latin American and Caribbean States and 14 Western European and other States. The General Assembly elects members for terms of six years; every three years, the terms of half of the members expire.
India is a founding member of this organisation