- Quality council of India: Quality Council of India was set up in 1997, jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations i.e. Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), with Mr Ratan Tata as its first Chairman.
It is an autonomous body attached to the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister on recommendation of the industry to the government.
- Sugar production: India emerges as the world’s largest producer and consumer of sugar and world’s 2nd largest exporter of sugar.
Sugar is a labour-intensive industry.Sugar production is a seasonal industry with a short crushing season varying normally from 4 to 7 months in a year.Rangarajan committee (2012) was set up to give recommendations on regulation of sugar industry.
- Responsible Oil and Gas Pillar (ii) Power and Energy Efficiency Pillar (iii) Renewable Energy Pillar (iv) Sustainable Growth Pillar (V) Emerging Fuels and technologies.
- US-INDIA strategic clean energy partnership: The revamped USISCEP was launched in accordance with U.S.-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate held in April 2021.
The partnership continues to advance energy security and innovation; scaling up emerging clean energy technologies; and deploying technical solutions through 5 pillars:
- Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yoiana: PMKSY is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (Core Scheme) launched in 2015. Centre- States will be 75:25 per cent. In the case of the north-eastern region and hilly states, it will be 90:10. Its objectives are:
- Convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level.
- To expand the cultivable area under assured irrigation (Har Khet ko pani).
- To improve on-farm water use efficiency.
- To enhance the adoption of precision-irrigation.
- Port Al-Shuwaikh: The ships of First Training Squadron (1TS) comprising INS Tir, Sujata and CGS Sarathi arrived at Port Al-Shuwaikh, Kuwait. The ships are deployed in the Persian Gulf as part of their training deployment.
The ships of 1TS, based at Kochi, are part of the Southern Naval Command, Indian Navy’s Training Command.