National Science Day:Union Minister of Science and Technology unveils the theme for National Science Day 2023, titled ” Global Science for Global Wellbeing”. As India enters 2023, the theme indicates India’s emerging global role and rising visibility in the international arena.
National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’. Theme of “Global Science for Global Wellbeing” is perfectly in sync with India assuming the Presidency of G-20, where she will become the voice of the Global South, comprising of developing countries of Asia, Africa and South America.
Value-based service under PM-JAY: With an objective to shift the focus of measuring performance of hospitals from volume of services provided to the value of healthcare services, National Health Authority (NHA) is introducing a new system to measure and grade hospital performance under the flagship scheme Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). The performance of AB PM-JAY empanelled hospitals will be measured based on five performance indicators such as: 1. Beneficiary Satisfaction; 2. Hospital Readmission Rate; 3. The extent of Out-of-Pocket Expenditure; 4. Confirmed Grievances and 5. Improvement in-patient’s Health-Related Quality of Life.
Jai Hind Show: The new Light and Sound Show at Red Fort by ASI is titled as ‘Jai Hind’.
The Light and Sound Show ‘Jai Hind’ at Red Fort will be showcased in Hindi and English Languages. It will be a dramatic presentation of the bravery and the history of India from the 17th century to the present day. The show is a one-of-its-kind visual and cultural treat highlighting the India’s rich history and heritage to newer generations through interactive techniques.
Bureau of Indian Standards: BIS is the National Standard Body of India for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods. BIS has been providing traceability and tangibility benefits to the national economy in a number of ways by:
Providing safe reliable quality goods,
Minimizing health hazards to consumers,
Promoting exports and imports substitute,
Control over proliferation of varieties etc through standardization, certification and testing.
MV Ganga Vilas Cruise: The launch of world’s longest river cruise with MV Ganga Vilas by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 13 January, 2023 in Varanasi will herald a new age of river cruise tourism for India.The luxury cruise will cover a distance of more than 3,200 kms across 27 river systems in 5 states in India and Bangladesh. The MV Ganga Vilas cruise is a first-of-its-kind cruise service. The global River cruise market has grown at 5% over the last few years and is expected to constitute 37% of cruise market by 2027.MV Ganga Vilas will India in the river cruise map of the world.