Every year on June 27, the world celebrates Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) Day. This important observance highlights the crucial role these businesses play in our economies and communities.

The 2024 theme focuses on “Leveraging Power and Resilience of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) to Accelerate Sustainable Development and Eradicate Poverty in Times of Multiple Crises“. This theme recognizes the potential of MSMEs to drive progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Ltd. has been honoured with the “Sustainable Governance Champion Award” at the Outlook Planet Sustainability Summit & Awards 2024. This recognition highlights GRSE’s unwavering commitment to sustainable practices and governance excellence.

India’s first artificial intelligence university, Universal AI University (UAIU), has appointed international strategist and multiple award-winning professor Simon Mak as its vice-chancellor. Mak is the first non-Indian to hold the position of founding vice chancellor of an Indian institution.

Doon School Srinagar was honored with the “Award for Transformative Education Excellence” at the Indo-Norway International Education Summit, held at Stortinget, Norway on June 5, 2024. This summit, organized by Mind Mingle since 2014, celebrates global educational innovation and features prominent speakers including Himanshu Gulati (MP, Norway), Ole Jacob Johansen (Minister of State for Akershus), and Dr. Acquino Vimal (Indian Ambassador to Norway).

Uttar Pradesh has started building the world’s first center for protecting and raising the Asian king vulture, also called the red-headed vulture, in Maharajganj. The species has been on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List since 2007 because it is in grave danger. This project aimed to save it.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India inaugurated the ‘Chadwick House: Navigating Audit Heritage’ Museum at Shimla on June 24. A significant milestone in the preservation and celebration of the institution’s rich heritage and contributions to the nation’s governance.

India is ranked 129th out of 146 countries in the 2024 Global Gender Gap Index. This is the same spot it has held in the bottom 20 for the past few years. This shows that fixing the gender gap has been hard for a long time in many areas, even though there has been some progress in some areas. Iceland retained its top position in the rankings list.

China’s Chang’e 6 spacecraft has successfully brought samples from the far side of the moon back to Earth, marking the first-ever return of materials from this scarcely seen lunar region. The historic feat signals not only China’s soaring ambitions as a rising space-exploration superpower but also the next phase of a new space race with the U.S. and its allies to establish outposts at the strategically valuable lunar south pole.

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