TRAI releases recommendations on “Encouraging Innovative Technologies, Services, Use Cases and Business Models through Regulatory Sandbox in Digital Communication Sector”

The recommended Regulatory Sandbox framework is expected to give the Digital Communication industry’s startup ecosystem access to real network environments and other data of telecom network to help test the reliability of new applications before bringing them to market. The framework provides for using cross-sector cooperation in carrying out RS testing with the help of other ministries and agencies.

Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in Ladakh: A Time of Joy and Togetherness

The Union Territory Administration of Ladakh has announced a change in the observance of the holiday for Eid-ul-Fitr. Instead of the initially planned date of 11th April, 2024 (Thursday), the holiday will now be celebrated on 10th April, 2024 (Wednesday). This adjustment aligns the celebration with the lunar calendar, which is used to determine the end of Ramadan based on the sighting of the moon.

Enhancing Government Service Delivery Through Aadhaar Authentication in Lakshadweep

In Lakshadweep, the Department of Social Welfare & Tribal Affairs has implemented a pivotal measure to improve the efficiency and transparency of service delivery by requiring Aadhaar authentication for recipients of various state schemes. The official notification issued by the Hon’ble Administrator underscores the pivotal role of Aadhaar in simplifying procedures, guaranteeing direct entitlements for beneficiaries, and enhancing the effectiveness of benefit distribution. Aligned with the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits, and Services) Act, 2016, the Department’s objective is to enhance resource allocation efficiency and facilitate the seamless provision of entitled benefits to eligible individuals.

CPCB Grants Recognition To Labs for Environmental Testing

The CPCB has published a table listing the newly recognized laboratories and their designated Government Analysts. These analysts are authorized to analyze air, water, and other environmental samples for specific groups of parameters.

Government Emphasizes Awareness and Collaboration For Management of Heatwaves

The Ministry informed that advisories emphasizing state compliance with the National Action Plan on Heat Related Illnesses were recently issued to Chief Secretaries. These plans detail essential medicine stockpiling, intravenous fluids, ice packs, ORS solutions, and public awareness campaigns. Additionally, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has prepared a guide on recommended practices for both the general public and vulnerable individuals during summer months.

Plant Quarantine Requirements For Common Ash and Butcher’s-Broom Revised

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has issued two Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Orders. The Orders bring Fraxinus excelsior, commonly known as Common Ash or European Ash and rhizomes for propagation of Ruscus aculeatus, commonly called butcher’s broom, within its ambit.

UGC Invitation to promote participation in international Telecommunication Union (ITU) Kaleidoscope 2024

The DoT has proposed to call for papers for Kaleidoscope 2024 from Higher Education Institutions (HEls). Call for Papers document floated by ITU having details of themes and topics is attached. The last date for submission of papers is 29.4.2024. The Higher Educational Institutions are requested to widely publicize the Call for papers for Kaleidoscope 2024 and encourage, support and promote participation of the students and faculty members.