India becomes the 13th nation to issue OIML certificates.

  • India has become the 13th Internationally Accepted OIML (International Organization of Legal Metrology) Certificates Issuing Authority.
  • Aim: To create a facility for international manufacturers to get their equipment tested in here and this, in turn, will generate revenue and employment.
  • OIML is an intergovernmental organisation and its certificate is internationally accepted for selling weights & measures anywhere in the world.

IIT Kanpur partners with ICICI Bank to foster startup innovation.

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur signed a MoU with private lender ICICI Bank to support the startup ecosystem in the institute.
  • Aim: To empower startups and innovators at its Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC).
  • SIIC is one of the oldest incubators in the country having been engulfed on its journey in 2000.
  • Objective: To support incubates by improving their understanding of foreign trade policies by conducting several workshops and seminars.

Rail India Technical and Economic Service won Safety Innovation Award 2023.

  • Rail India Technical and Economic Service Limited has been honored with the Safety Innovation Award 2023, under the Construction category, for implementing Innovative Safety Management Systems in its operations.
  • The award was presented to RITES’ officials during the inaugural function of the 20th Safety Convention organized.
  • RITES, having multi-sectoral presence, has consistently embraced best safety practices in its operations.

Najma Akhtar honored with lifetime achievement award in academia 2023.

  • Professor Najma Akhtar, the Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), has been honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award-Academia 2023.
  • The award was presented by Padma Vibhushan awardee Raghunath Anant Mashelkar at the Grand Conference and Award Function titled Making India Employable.
  • The Making India Employable Awards are organized to celebrate individual success, innovation, and real-world impact in the field of education, and employability.

State Health Minister launches "Mission Intensified IndraDhanush" 5.0.

  • Punjab state Health Minister Balbir Singh launched Mission Intensified Indra Dhanush 5.0.
  • Aim: To provide vaccination against 12 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPD) i.e. diphtheria, Whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, meningitis and pneumonia.
  • The main purpose of the launch of this mission is to cover those pregnant women who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated as well as children left out and drop out in the age group of 0-5 years.

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