Female labour force participation ratio: The participation of women in the workforce in India has dropped from 32% working or looking for work in 2005, to 21% in 2019. India’s female labour force participation (FLFP) rate is the lowest among the BRICS countries and is also lower than some of its neighbours in South Asia such as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Red Cross: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland. The mission of ICRC is to alleviate human suffering, uphold human dignity, protect life and health, especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. ICRC is present in every country and is supported by millions of volunteers. The ICRC acts to help all victims of war and internal violence, attempting to ensure implementation of humanitarian rules restricting armed violence to promote compliance with International humanitarian law. ICRC strives for protecting and assisting the victims of armed conflict and internal violence so as to preserve their physical integrity and their dignity and to enable them to regain their autonomy as quickly as possible.
DIKSHA Platform: DIKSHA is a national platform for school education, is an initiative in the domain of digital learning by the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development – MHRD. It was developed based on the core principles of open architecture, open access, open licensing diversity, choice and autonomy as outlined in the Strategy and Approach Paper for the National Teacher Platform. The motto of DIKSHA is ‘our teachers are our heroes’. National Teachers Platform is built under DIKSHA to host Open Educational Resources (OER) and tools for teachers in schools, teacher educators in Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs) and student teachers in TEIs. The aim of this initiative is to help teachers and the students to continue their studies as usual and ensure holistic learning for both.
HANSA-NG: It is India’s first indigenous aircraft trainer, designed and developed by CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories. It has completed sea level trials, a necessary prelude to it being evaluated by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Key features: composite light weight airframe, a glass cockpit, a bubble canopy with a wide panoramic view, and electrically operated flap. It is an ideal aircraft for Commercial Pilot Licensing due to low cost and low fuel consumption.
Inflation Targeting: It is a central banking policy that revolves around adjusting monetary policy to achieve a specified annual rate of inflation. The principle of inflation targeting is based on the belief that long-term economic growth is best achieved by maintaining price stability, and price stability is achieved by controlling inflation. The Central Government has notified 4 per cent Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation as the target for the period from August 5, 2016, to March 31, 2021, with the upper tolerance limit of 6 per cent and the lower tolerance limit of 2 per cent. Urjit Patel Committee is related to Inflation targeting.