National Commission for Women: Under the NCW Act, 1990, the NCW was set up as a statutory body in January 1992.The commission consists of a chairperson, a member secretary and five other members. The chairperson of the NCW is nominated by the Central Government.
Mandate and Functions: Its mission is to strive towards enabling women to achieve equality and equal participation through suitable policy formulation, legislative measures, etc.
Functions: Review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women, Recommend remedial legislative measures, Facilitate redressal of grievances.etc.
It can act suo-moto in several cases to provide speedy justice.
XR Startup Program: MeitY Startup Hub ( an initiative of MeitY) and Meta (Parent company of Facebook) shortlist 120 Startups and Innovators for the XR Startup Program
XR Startup Program (started last year) is a collaboration between MSH and Meta to discover, nurture, and accelerate Extended Reality (XR) technology startups and innovators across India. The XR Startup Program includes an Accelerator (for 40 early-age startups) and a Grand Challenge, aimed towards boosting the emerging tech ecosystem in the country
Extended Reality: Extended Reality (XR) is the combination of human & computer-generated graphics interaction, which is in reality as well as the virtual environment. It is an umbrella term that covers all of the various technologies that enhance our senses, whether they’re providing additional information about the actual world or creating totally unreal, simulated worlds for us to experience. In basic terms, Extended Reality is a superset of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) & Mixed Reality (MR).
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C- DAC): The C-DAC is an Indian autonomous scientific society, operating under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. C-DAC provides several courses in the field of advanced computing and software development. It is headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra. The research of C-DAC now includes: High Performance Computing, Grid Computing, Cloud Computing, blockchain, Quantum Computing.
Products and developments: PARAM series of computers; GARUDA, India’s National Grid Computing Initiative; DARPAN, a real time network monitoring tool.
SCO Film Festival: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is to host a film festival in Mumbai. National Film Development Corporation is the Indian representative in organizing the festival. India produces more than 2000 films per year and is the largest film producer in the world followed by the USA and China(third).The festival will build cultural bonding among the SCO countries. Being a Eurasian organization, it is diverse in culture.
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