- India International Science Festival: The 9th edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023 will be held in Faridabad, Haryana in 2024.The mega science fair of India will be organised at the campus of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) and Regional Center for Biotechnology (RCB) of the Department of Biotechnology in Faridabad. The theme of the present edition is ‘Science and Technology Public Outreach in Amrit Kaal’.It is noteworthy that this program dedicated to promoting creativity in science, technology and innovation for the advancement of a prosperous India was launched in collaboration with Vigyan Bharati through collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Since 2015, IISF has organised eight editions across different geographical regions of India and has expanded into a mega science festival. In 2021, the Department of Space and the Department of Atomic Energy became integral parts of IISF.
- Competition Commission of India (CCI): It is a statutory body of the Government of India responsible for enforcing the Competition Act, 2002, it was duly constituted in March 2009. The Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969 (MRTP Act) was repealed and replaced by the Competition Act, 2002, on the recommendations of the Raghavan committee. The Commission consists of one Chairperson and six Members who shall be appointed by the Central Government. The commission is a quasi-judicial body which gives opinions to statutory authorities and also deals with other cases. The Chairperson and other Members shall be whole-time Members. The Chairperson and every other Member shall be a person of ability, integrity and standing and who, has been, or is qualified to be a judge of a High Court, or, has special knowledge of, and professional experience of not less than fifteen years in international trade, economics, business, commerce, law, finance, accountancy, management, industry, public affairs, administration or in any other matter which, in the opinion of the Central Government, may be useful to the Commission.
- Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award:
Arjuna Award: It was instituted in 1961 by the Government of India to recognise outstanding achievement in national sports events. It is given for good performance over a period of previous four years and showing qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh, a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll of honour.
Dronacharya Award: It was instituted in 1985 by the Government of India to recognise excellence in sports coaching. It is given to coaches for doing outstanding and meritorious work on a consistent basis and enabling sportspersons to excel in international events. It carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh, a bronze statue of Dronacharya and a scroll of honour.
- INS Kabra: It is a naval vessel named after an island of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. It belongs to the Car Nicobar class of high-speed offshore patrol vessels are built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) for the Indian Navy. Kabra was eighth in a series of 10 Fast Attack Crafts. The vessels are designed as a cost-effective platform for patrol, anti-piracy and rescue operations in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The class and its
vessels are named for Indian islands. They are the first water jet propelled vessels of the Indian Navy.