VIRAASAT Festival: The second phase of the Sari Festival, Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of India will begin soon in January 2023.
The event is organised by the Ministry of Textiles.The event is likely to bring renewed focus on the age-old tradition of Sari weaving and thereby improve earnings of the handloom community.Handloom sector is a symbol of our country’s rich and varied cultural heritage, besides being one of the key sectors providing employment to a large number of people, especially women.
Indian Science Congress: The Prime Minister will inaugurate the 108th Indian Science Congress.
Indian Science Congress is a major focal point for scientists, researchers and academicians interested in various aspects of scientific discoveries and technologies.The theme of the event this year is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment.”
The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) owes its origin to the foresight and initiative of two British Chemists, namely, Professor J. L. Simonsen and Professor P.S. MacMahon.The first meeting of the Congress was held from January 15-17, 1914 at the premises of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
Draft Amendments to IT Rules: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology today released draft amendments to the IT intermediary rules 2021, pertaining to Online Gaming. The Ministry has also been designated as the nodal ministry for online gaming recently. The draft rules have strict provisions against betting and wagering. The draft furthers the online gaming ecosystem to expand & grow and be an important catalyst to India’s One trillion dollar Digital economy goal by 2025-26. The draft has proposed a self-regulatory mechanism which may ensure that the games do not have violent, addictive or sexual content.
Around 40 to 45 percent of the gamers in India are women, and therefore it is all more important to keep the gaming ecosystem safe.
SMART Programe:The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) and the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), the two prominent institutions under the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India for regulating medical education and conducting scientific research respectively, have launched ‘SMART’ (Scope for Mainstreaming Ayurveda Research in Teaching Professionals) program aimed to boost scientific research in priority healthcare research areas through Ayurveda colleges and hospitals..This program has the potential to transform clinical research in Ayurveda.
Defence Research and Development Organisation:The DRDO marked the 65th Foundation Day of the Organisation, which is celebrated on 1st January every year.
The DRDO is the premier agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence charged with the military’s research and development, headquartered in Delhi, India. It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production of the Indian Ordnance Factories with the Defence Science Organisation. DRDO is India’s largest and most diverse research organisation.