The vision of Amrit Kaal, which would represent an empowered and inclusive economy, was detailed in the Union Budget 2023–24 that was delivered to the Parliament on February 1, 2023 by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs. She stated, “We envision a prosperous and inclusive India, in which the fruits of development reach all regions and citizens, especially our youth, women, farmers, OBCs, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes”.
2023 is being celebrated as the International Year of Millets. As the celebrations reach almost the middle of the year, India leads the way in promoting millets across the world. This article tries to understand the significance of millets for international issues, India’s role in the declaration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, its diplomatic efforts to situate millets as a soft power tool of its foreign policy, the challenges ahead of potential millet revolution and possible solutions.
As of 2023, the Indian textile and apparel industry makes significant contributions to various aspects of the economy. It contributes 4% to global trade in textiles and apparel, making it a crucial player in the international market. In terms of GDP, it accounts for approximately 2%, which amounts to around $70 billion. Additionally, the industry's output represents 7% of the total industry value.
The picturesque state of Himachal Pradesh in India is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, snow-capped mountains, and diverse flora and fauna. However, the rapid growth of tourism in recent years has placed an increasing burden on its fragile ecosystem. The Himachal Pradesh Green Star Rating Initiative for Hotels (Him-GRIH) was established to address this challenge. This paper aims to explore the objectives, aims, and significance of the Him-GRIH scheme in light of the mounting pressure on Himachal Pradesh's mountains and the threat to its delicate ecosystem.
With both government-run and commercial facilities offering medical services to the nation's population of more than 1.3 billion, India's healthcare system is intricate and multifaceted. The healthcare system still faces an array of problems- such as inadequate budget, a scarcity of healthcare staff and inadequate infrastructure, despite substantial advancements in recent years.
India's space policy has witnessed significant developments in recent years, reflecting the nation's growing aspirations and accomplishments in space exploration. With a rich history of space missions and notable achievements, India has emerged as a prominent player in the global space arena. The year 2023 marks a crucial milestone as India unveils its latest space policy, outlining its strategic objectives, technological advancements, and plans for international collaborations.
The India-Australia Economic Cooperation Trade Agreement comes at a very tricky time from a geopolitical and economic scenario. The Agreement sought to increase trade between the two countries by almost $45-50 Billion in the next five years while increasing the number of work opportunities available in both countries.