India's accreditation system ranked 5th globally.

  • According to the recent Global Quality Infrastructure Index (GQII) 2021, the national accreditation system of India under the Quality Council of India (QCI) has been ranked 5th in the world.
  • The GQII ranks the 184 economies in the world on the basis of quality infrastructure (QI).
  • India’s overall QI system ranking continues to be in the Top 10 at the 10th position (the standardization system (under BIS) at 9th and the metrology system (under NPL-CSIR) at 21st).

Geological Survey of India finds Lithium and Gold Deposits.

  • The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has found Lithium inferred resources (G3) of 5.9 million tonnes in the Salal-Haimana area of the Reasi District of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The ministry has handed over the 51 mineral blocks, including Lithium and Gold to the state governments.
  • Out of these 51 mineral blocks, 5 blocks pertain to gold, and other blocks pertain to commodities like potash, molybdenum, base metals, etc.
  • Lithium is a Non-ferrous metal.

Gender Balance Forum and Women in Govt Forum to be held in Dubai.

  • The Gender Balance Forum and the Women in Government Forum will be organized at the World Government Summit in Dubai from 13-15 February 2023.
  • Theme:
    • Women in Government Forum: Ready for Leadership: Shaping the Agenda for the Future
    • World Government Summit 2023: Shaping Future Governments
  • Aim: To bring together thoughts of leaders from around the region and the world.
  • The leaders will also discuss new ways to advance gender equality and women's participation.

PM Modi inaugurate Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023.

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the three-day-long Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023 in Lucknow on 10th February 2023.
  • He has also inaugurated Global Trade Show and launched Invest UP 2.0.
  • It is the flagship investment summit of the Uttar Pradesh Government.
  • Aim: To bring together policymakers, industry leaders, academia, think tanks, and leaders from across the world to collectively explore business opportunities and forge partnerships.

IISc and Samsung Semiconductor India Research join hands.

  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Samsung Semiconductor India Research (SSIR) have joined hands to promote research and development in the field of on-chip electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection.
  • This partnership seeks to build cutting-edge ESD device solutions to protect ultra-high-speed serial interfaces in advanced integrated circuits and system-on-chip products.
  • Solutions arising from this research will be used in Samsung’s advanced process nodes.

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