J&K becomes the 1st Union Territory to be integrated with National Single Window System.

  • Jammu & Kashmir has become the first Union Territory to be integrated with the National Single Window System (NSWS).
  • National Single Window System (NSWS) was launched in September 2021 by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
  • It is a digital platform that serves as a guide for investors to identify and to apply for approvals as per their business requirements.
  • NSWS will eliminate the need for investors to visit multiple platforms/offices to gather information and obtain clearances from different stakeholders.

India tops in terms of digital skills readiness as per Salesforce Global Index.

  • India has scored the highest on digital readiness among the 19 countries that were surveyed as part of the Salesforce Global Index.
  • This index measures global employee sentiments and readiness to acquire the key digital skills needed by businesses today and over the next five years.
  • India had the highest digital readiness score of 63 out of 100, with 72% of respondents saying they were actively learning digital skills to prepare themselves for the future of work.
  • The average global readiness score was 33 out of 100.

Dr S Unnikrishnan Nair has been appointed as director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).

  • Dr S Unnikrishnan Nair has been appointed as the new director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).
  • He will replace S Somanath, who recently took over as the chairman of ISRO.
  • VSSC is a space research center of the Indian Space Research Organisation.

Kerala signed an MoU with Social Alpha to develop clean energy technology.

  • The Government of Kerala has signed an MoU with Social Alpha's Energy Lab – Clean Energy International Incubation Center (CEIIC) to support innovative and clean energy technology programs in Kerala.
  • The Government of Kerala signed this agreement through Kerala Development & Innovation Strategy Council (KDISC) and Energy Management Centre (EMC).

NASA plans to retire the International Space Station by 2031 by dropping it into the Pacific Ocean.

  • NASA has announced its plan that the International Space Station will be kept operated until the end of 2030, after which the ISS would be crashed into a remote part of the Pacific Ocean known as Point Nemo.
  • The report released by NASA said that its budget estimate assumed that the deorbit would happen in January 2031.
  • ISS is the world’s largest habitable artificial satellite in space and was launched in 2000, being managed by five space agencies- NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and CSA (Canada).

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