- Codex Alimentarius Commission: It is an international food safety and quality standard-setting body. It was created by the World Health Organisation and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in May 1963. The objective is to Protect consumer’s health and ensuring fair practices in food trade. It consists of 189 member countries. Membership of the Commission is open to all Member Nations and Associate Members of FAO and WHO which are interested in international food standards. The Commission meets in regular sessions once a year, alternating between Geneva and Rome. The programme of work of the Commission is funded through the regular budgets of WHO and FAO, with all work subject to the approval of the two governing bodies of the parent organisations. The Commission works in the six official languages of the UN. Currently, it has standards for sorghum and pearl millet.
- Iyothee Thass Pandithar: Recently, the Tamil Nadu government installed a statue of Dalit rights and anti-caste activist Iyothee Thass Pandithar at Gandhi Mandapam in Chennai. He was born on 20 May 1845 in Madras presidency.He was a prominent anti-caste activist and a practitioner of Siddha medicine. Association with tribal people: In the 1870s, Iyothee Thass organised the Todas and other tribes of the Nilgiri Hills into a formidable force for the freedom movement. In 1876, Thass established the Advaidananda Sabha and launched a magazine called Dravida Pandian in collaboration with Rev. John Rathina. He established the “Dravida Mahajana Sabha ” in 1891 along with Rettamalai Srinivasan. He established the Sakya Buddhist Society in Madras, with branches all over South India. The Sakya Buddhist Society, also known as the Indian Buddhist Association, was established in 1898.To manage and coordinate the functioning of society, he began a weekly magazine, Tamizhan, in 1907.
- Project Kuiper: It is Amazon’s project to build a network of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit to provide high-speed internet access anywhere in the world. Its mission is to bring fast, affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities around the world.
Project Kuiper has three main parts:
- Ground infrastructure: It includes gateway antennas that securely send and receive customer data to and from satellites, along with telemetry, tracking, and control (TT&C) antennas that keep the satellites properly operating.Global networking connects those gateway antennas to the internet, public cloud, or private networks.
- Satellites: They operate in low Earth orbit (LEO) and relay data traffic to and from gateway antennas and customers.
- Customer terminals: These are the technologies that Project Kuiper customers use to receive broadband service. The terminals combine antennas and processors into a single, compact system to deliver connectivity.