Country's first solar city to be inaugurated in Sanchi of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the country's first solar city Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Aim: To reduce Annually about 13 thousand 747 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in Sanchi Solar City.
  • An effort has also been made to attract tourism by reducing environmental pollution through eco-friendly facilities in Sanchi.
  • Battery operated e-rickshaws and garbage vehicles will also run in the city. E-vehicle charging stations have also been installed.

World's tallest Nataraja statue installed at G20 summit venue.

  • The world's tallest Nataraja statue has been installed at Bharat Mandapam, the venue of the G20 summit in Delhi.
  • The 28-foot-tall statue weighing 20 tonnes was made in a record time of seven months by sculptor Radhakrishnan Sthapathy and his team at Swamimalai in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu.
  • The statue was built in Ashtadhatu (8 metals) using the traditional casting method.
  • The statue was transported to the New Delhi in four days.

Satyajit Majumdar honored with Dr V G Patel Memorial Award 2023.

  • Mumbai Professor Satyajit Majumdar, dean of School of Management and Labour Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), received the Dr V G Patel Memorial Award-2023 for his work in promoting and strengthening entrepreneurship in India.
  • He is widely acknowledged as the Father of Entrepreneurship Movement in India.
  • He has mentored more than 350 startups, including 40 in Jammu and Kashmir and group startups in Jhabua, West Bengal.

India extends support to SCO member countries to enhance legal capabilities.

  • The 10th meeting of the Ministers of Law and Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries was held in September 2023.
    • Highlights include
    • To cooperate between Ministries of Law and Justice of SCO Member nations to enhance cooperation in legal and judicial spheres.
    • Continue to work on the implementation of the Co-operation Agreement.
    • Organise conferences, legal cooperation fora etc for better exchange of experience.

TDB partners with Aloe Ecell for ecofriendly primary battery.

  • Technology Development Board (TDB) has joined forces with Aloe Ecell Pvt. Ltd., a Lucknow-based startup, to support the project Commercialization of Eco-friendly 1.5V AA size Aloe Vera-based batteries.
  • It is Valued at Rs. 2.98 crores, TDB’s substantial contribution of Rs. 1.91 crores as a soft loan aims to boost green innovation.
  • Aloe Ecell has already received recognition, including the Natio.

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