India’s Export Data: Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has lauded the people of India for achieving over $750 Billion in exports in the 75th year of India’s independence.
India’s goods and services exports touched an all-time high of $422 billion and $254 billion respectively in 2021-22.
India exports maximum to USA (18% share)> UAE (6%)> China (5%)> Bangladesh
India’s target: $ 2 trillion export by 2030.
Search And Rescue (SAR) Exercise: Indian Coast Guard recently conducted Regional Search and Rescue exercise at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
Exercise Vayu Prahar: It is a joint Multi Domain Air-Land Exercise of the Indian Army and Air force
Project Akashteer: Indigenously developed Automated Air Defence Control & Reporting System will enable monitoring of low-level airspace over the battle areas of the Indian Army and effectively control the Ground Based Air Defence Weapon Systems.
Sarang systems: Indigenously developed, Sarang is an advanced Electronic Support Measure system for helicopters of the Indian Navy.
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY): The Ministry of Rural Development has launched a new initiative called “Captive Employment” under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) program.
Captive employers:Any Employer or Industry that provides employment to candidates in their own organization or one of its subsidiaries and has suitable in-house training facilities.
Launched: 2014 as part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)
Objective: Demand-led skill training aimed at rural poor youth between 15 and 35 years of age. Mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups (SC/ST 50%; Minority 15%; Women 33%). The emphasis is on Career Progression rather than just training.
Universal Acceptance day: March 28 is celebrated as Universal acceptance day. It is a day to encourage policies towards inclusive and multi-lateral internet.
Organized by: Collaborative effort of Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG), and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). With over 900 million internet users, India was the second largest online market in the world, behind China.
Use: The adoption of Universal Acceptance in India can add another 500 million broadband users to add value to the digital economy, promote startup ecosystems, and generate employment opportunities.
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC):It is a member-based trade association that represents the entire wind energy sector.Established in 2005 the members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, and finance and insurance companies.Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.Mission: To promote the development and deployment of wind power as a sustainable and cost-effective source of energy.The GWEC conducts research, provides market intelligence. Reports published: Global Wind Report