Vande Bharat Express: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the Vande Bharat Express, connecting Howrah to New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. In the Union Budget for 2022-2023, the Finance Minister has proposed the development and manufacture of 400 new Vande Bharat trains in the next three years.
It is an indigenously designed and manufactured semi high speed, self-propelled train. The first Vande Bharat was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, as part of the ‘Make in India’ programme. The Vande Bharat was India’s first attempt at adaptation of the train set technology.
CPI for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW): It tries to measure the alterations over a time period on the prices of a fixed basket of goods and services utilised by Industrial Workers.
The target group would be an average working-class family from any of these seven sectors of the economy ranging from factories, mines, plantation, motor transport, port, railways to electricity generation and distribution. It is Compiled by the Labour Bureau, an attached office of the Ministry Labour and Employment, has been compiling CPI-IW every month on the basis of retail prices collected from 317 markets spread over 88 industrially important centres in the country.
Employees’ State Insurance Scheme: Employees’ state Insurance Corporation of India is a multidimensional social system which provides socio-economic protection to the worker population and immediate dependent or family covered under the ESI scheme.
The Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESI) is an integrated measure of social Insurance embodied in the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948.The ESI Scheme applies to factories and other establishment’s viz. Road Transport, Hotels, Restaurants, Cinemas, Newspaper, Shops, and Educational/Medical Institutions wherein 10 or more persons are employed.
Employees of the aforesaid categories of factories and establishments, drawing wages upto Rs. 15,000/- a month, are entitled to social security cover under the ESI Act.
Prajjwala Challenge: With an aim to invite ideas, solutions and actions that can transform rural economy, the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) has launched the Prajjwala Challenge. It is one of the platforms where ideas are invited from individuals, Social Enterprises, Start up, Private Sector, Civil Society, Community Based Organization, Academic Institution, Start-ups, Incubation centres, Investors etc having potential to transform the rural economy.
The Mission is looking for ideas and solutions around Innovative Technology Solution, Inclusive Growth etc.
Indian Council Of Medical Research: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is India’ supreme body to formulate, coordinate and promote biomedical research. It was formed in 1911 when it was known as Indian Research Fund Association. The Government of India funds ICMR.It comes under the Department of Health Services (DHS), Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare (MoH&FW).The headquarters of ICMR is in New Delhi. It is neither a statutory body nor a regulatory body.