1.India become world’s second-largest solar manufacturer by 2026
India has been making significant strides toward renewable energy in recent years, with a focus on solar energy. The country has set ambitious targets to increase its solar energy capacity and has been taking various steps to achieve them. In line with this, India is expected to become the world’s second-largest solar manufacturer by 2026.

India: Second-largest solar manufacturing country in the world:
According to a report by the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India is poised to become the second-largest solar manufacturing country in the world by 2026, overtaking Japan and trailing only China. The report states that India’s solar manufacturing capacity is expected to increase from 10 GW in 2020 to 50 GW by 2030. This increase in capacity is expected to create around 3 lakh (300,000) direct jobs and 9 lakh (900,000) indirect jobs.

2.Space System Design Lab

The Space Systems Design Lab of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-S PACe) was inaugurated in Ahmedabad recently. It aims to help space start-ups turn their innovative ideas into implementable models more quickly, and reduce research and development costs. It consists of high-end analysis and simulation software for mission simulation, modelling, visualising, optimising payload and spacecraft.


Kerala tops GI tag list in FY 2022-23
According to data shared by the GI Registry, Kerala has secured the highest number of Geographical Indication (GI) tags for products among all states in India in FY23. Several products from Kerala, including Attappady Aattukombu Avara (beans), Attappady Thuvara (red gram), Onattukara Ellu (sesame), Kanthaloor Vattavada Veluthuli (garlic), and Kodungallur Pottuvellari (snap melon) have been recognized with the GI tag.

In addition to the six products from Kerala, the Geographical Indication (GI) Registry selected Mithila Makhana (aquatic fox nut) from Bihar and Alibag white onion from Maharashtra for the GI recognition tag. Tandur Redgram from Telangana, the local variety of pea, Ladakh Raktsey Karpo Apricot from Ladakh, and Gamosa handicrafts from Assam were also selected for the honour.


Partnership Opportunities in the Lithium Value Chain between India and Chile

Lithium has become an essential component of modern technology, powering everything from smartphones to electric vehicles. As the world seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, the demand for lithium has skyrocketed, with countries vying for a slice of the lucrative market. Chile is currently looking to partner with India to tap into the potential of lithium value chain.

Proposed India-Chile Partnership for Tapping into Lithium Value Chain

Chile is currently considering a partnership with India to tap into the lithium value chain. It is also considering the possibility of sharing its expertise on lithium mining specialists and is open to transfer technology for the exploitation of the metal.


Three New Species of Bush Crickets

The world of insects is vast and diverse, with new species being discovered all the time. Recently, a team of researchers led by Aarini Ghosh and Ranjana Jaiswara discovered three new species of bush crickets in India. These new species are members of the Hexacentrus cricket family, and they are unique in their ability to produce ultrasonic sounds of up to 60 kHz.

Discovery of Three New Hexacentrus Cricket Species

The researchers named the new species Hexacentrus khasiensis, which was discovered in Meghalaya, and Hexacentrus ashoka and Hexacentrus tiddae, which were discovered in Sonepat district, Haryana.

Unique Characteristics of Hexacentrus Cricket Species

The Hexacentrus cricket family is known for its unique ability to produce ultrasonic sounds up to 60 kHz, which is beyond the range of human hearing. Their calling sound is an unusual mechanical buzz that can be heard by other Hexacentrus crickets.


Indian-American physician Dr. Nitya Abraham honoured with young urologist of the year award
An Indian-American physician and professor Dr. Nitya Abraham has been honoured with the Young Urologist of the Year Award conferred by the American Urological Association (AUA). Dr. Abraham is an Associate Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Program Director for the Montefiore Urology residency programme. She is among the honorees of the 2023 Young Urologist of the Year Award. Abraham is among members selected by their colleagues who serve on the Young Urologists Committee and endorsed by their respective Section/Society to receive the special honour for 2023.

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