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Uttarakhand govt portal eSwasthya Dham integrates with Ayushman Bharat Digital M.

The Uttarakhand Government’s Department of Health and Family Welfare has launched a portal called eSwasthya Dham. eSwasthya Dham portal helps in monitoring the Char Dham Yatra pilgrim’s health parameters. It ensures the smooth journey of pilgrims visiting Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath together called as the Char Dham Yatra.

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Uttarakhand govt portal eSwasthya Dham integrates with Ayushman Bharat Digital M.

Union Health Ministry said in a release that the eSwasthya Dham portal provides a range of benefits to the pilgrims and one of them is the generation of ABHA. Pilgrims can easily create their ABHA 14-digit number at the eSwasthya Dham portal in a couple of minutes.

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Uttarakhand govt portal eSwasthya Dham integrates with Ayushman Bharat Digital M.

Till date, over 65 crore ABHA have already been created. ABHA comes with several benefits for citizens including storing and managing their health records safely. It also allows them to share their health records securely with a doctor anytime and anywhere with their consent.

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Uttarakhand govt portal eSwasthya Dham integrates with Ayushman Bharat Digital M.

Through ABHA citizens can avail several digital health benefits from avoiding the long queues at healthcare facilities for registration to facilitating doctor appointments.

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IAF contingent arrives at Royal Australian Air Force base, to participate in Ex Pitch Black 2024.

An Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent landed at the Royal Australian Air Force RAAF) base Darwin, Australia for participating in Exercise Pitch Black 2024. The exercise is scheduled to be conducted from July 12 to August 2, 2024, and is a biennial, multi-national exercise hosted by the RAAF.

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IAF contingent arrives at Royal Australian Air Force base, to participate in Ex Pitch Black 2024.

The name 'Pitch Black' was derived from the emphasis on night time flying over large un-populated areas. This edition is slated to be the largest in the 43 year long history of Ex Pitch Black, which includes participation by 20 countries, with over 140 aircraft and 4,400 military personnel of various air forces.

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IAF contingent arrives at Royal Australian Air Force base, to participate in Ex Pitch Black 2024.

The exercise will be focusing on Large Force Employment warfare aimed at strengthening international cooperation and shall facilitate experience with the IAF Su-30 MKI operating alongside the F-35, F-22, F-18, F-15, Gripen, and Typhoon fighter aircraft. The IAF has previously participated in the 2018 and 2022 editions of this exercise.

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Robert Ravi to replace PK Purwar as BSNL CMD.

The government has appointed Robert Jerard Ravi as the new BSNL chairman and managing director (CMD) for a period of six months. Ravi is currently appointed as deputy director general, standards, research, and innovation at the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). He will hold additional charges as CMD BSNL, CMD MTNL, and CMD BBNL effective July 15, according to DOT.

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Robert Ravi to replace PK Purwar as BSNL CMD.

Ravi will replace PK Purwar, whose tenure is expiring on July 14. Purwar assumed charge as BSNL CMD in July 2019. During the period of holding additional charge, Ravi will not be entitled to any additional remuneration.

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World Youth Skills Day | 15 July

India has joined the rest of the nations to observe World Youth Skills Day 2024 – A United Nations initiative launched in 2014 that celebrates the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship.

The theme of World Youth Skills Day 2024 is ‘Youth Skills for Peace and Development’.

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Report of India’s G20 Task Force on Digital Public Infrastructure released.

The final ‘Report of India’s G20 Task Force on Digital Public Infrastructure’ by ‘India’s G20 Task Force on Digital Public Infrastructure for Economic Transformation, Financial Inclusion and Development’ was released in New Delhi. The Task Force was led by the Co-Chairs, Shri Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa of India, and Shri Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Chairman of Infosys.

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Report of India’s G20 Task Force on Digital Public Infrastructure released.

The work of this Task Force had led to the acceptance of the definition and framework of the Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) during India’s G20 Presidency and will be taken forward for implementation during the Brazilian and South African Presidencies.

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Report of India’s G20 Task Force on Digital Public Infrastructure released.

After a very successful G20 Presidency and upon the culmination of its tenure, the Report of the Task Force is aimed at strengthening the foundations of DPI worldwide. The Report encompasses three essential parts that collectively unravel the approach for global DPI advancement and adoption.

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Report of India’s G20 Task Force on Digital Public Infrastructure released.

In Part 1, the DPI Approach emerges as a transformative paradigm that effectively addresses global challenges through innovative technological solutions. Part 2 of the Report delves into how India has steered its DPI agenda, especially during its G20 Presidency in 2023 under its various working groups,

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Report of India’s G20 Task Force on Digital Public Infrastructure released.

including the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) of Finance Track and Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) of Sherpa Track. In Part 3 of the Report, a forward-looking perspective is presented, outlining a strategic blueprint for elevating DPI across various sectors, as well as on a global scale through a range of its policy recommendations.

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Report of India’s G20 Task Force on Digital Public Infrastructure released.

The task force was established in January 2023 to oversee and facilitate achieving India's G20 Presidency agenda and priorities on Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) and Financial Inclusion. The Task Force looked at ways G20 member countries can boost productivity by adopting digital technology and DPI across sectors as well as help the government's digital economy policy.

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Indian Council of Agricultural Research will celebrate its 95th Foundation and Technology Day from 16th - 18thJuly.

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying will inaugurate the 95th Foundation and Technology Day on 16th July.

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Indian Council of Agricultural Research will celebrate its 95th Foundation and Technology Day from 16th - 18thJuly.

Union Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Kailash Choudhary and Sushree Shobha Karandlaje. To encourage innovations in agriculture, forty selected technologies will also be released and the developers will also get recognition. The event will be organised from 16 – 18 July 2023 at Dr. C. Subramaniam Auditorium, NASC Complex.

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Indian Council of Agricultural Research will celebrate its 95th Foundation and Technology Day from 16th - 18thJuly.

ICAR celebrates its Foundation Day on 16thJuly, every year. From this year it has been decided to observe it as the ‘Foundation and Technology Day’. During the exhibition, various kinds of technologies/products developed by ICAR Institutes with potential for commercialization will be displayed.

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Indian Council of Agricultural Research will celebrate its 95th Foundation and Technology Day from 16th - 18thJuly.

In this event, more than 100 Industry Partners are expected to participate to get exposure to different types of technologies/ products developed by ICAR Institutes vis-a-vis prospects for the PPP Model of interactions between ICAR and Industries. more than 500 farmers as well as 1000 students from the neighbouring states will also participate in the ICAR Foundation Day.

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Indian Council of Agricultural Research will celebrate its 95th Foundation and Technology Day from 16th - 18thJuly.

ICAR, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India is engaged in coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries, and animal sciences. 113 ICAR institutes and 74 agricultural universities spread across the country are engaged in doing cutting edge research.

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Camlin founder Subhash Dandekar dies.

Subhash Dandekar the founder of stationery brand Camlin, died. Dandekar was aged 86.

After selling the popular artwork brand to Japan's Kokuyo, Dandekar was serving as the chairman emeritus of Kokuyo Camlin. Dandekar was well-known for his contributions to social awareness art and entrepreneurship. He received several awards, including Game Changers of Maharashtra award.

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He gets lifetime achievement award from The Colours Society.

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Vikram Misri, who has served in US and China, takes charge as Foreign Secretary.

Veteran diplomat Vikram Misri, India’s former envoy to Beijing and an expert on China, took over as the foreign secretary after Vinay Kwatra completed his tenure. Misri, an officer of the 1989 batch of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) who has the rare distinction of serving as private secretary to three prime ministers, last held the post of deputy national security adviser

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Spike in food prices pushes WPI inflation to 16-month high in June.

India’s Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation rose for the fourth consecutive month in June to a 16-month high of 3.36 percent from 2.61 percent in May, primarily on the back of an adverse base effect and a sharp spike in food prices. Inflation in food prices stood at 10.87 percent during the month, according to data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

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Spike in food prices pushes WPI inflation to 16-month high in June.

In June 2023, wholesale inflation had stood at -4.18 percent. Within food articles, pressure on the factory gate prices majorly built up on account of acceleration in the prices of onion (93.35 percent), potato (66.37 percent), vegetables (38.76 percent), cereals (9.27 percent), fruits (10.14 percent) and wheat (6.25 percent).

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Spike in food prices pushes WPI inflation to 16-month high in June.

Meanwhile, even as the prices of pulses (21.64 percent) decelerated during the month, they remained quite elevated. On the other hand, prices of protein-rich items like eggs & meat (-3.06 percent) and milk (3.37 percent) provided some relief during the month.

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