The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) inaugurated PARAM PORUL, a cutting-edge supercomputer at NIT Tiruchirappalli.
Under Phase 2 of the NSM, the PARAM PORUL supercomputing facility is created. In accordance with the Make in India initiative, the majority of the components were made and assembled in India, as was an indigenous software stack developed by C-DAC.
It urged member countries, employers’ organisations, and labour leaders to implement social protection programmes to reduce barriers that LGBTIQ+ people confront in society.
In order to combat gender and sexual identity discrimination and stigma, the International Labor Organization encouraged governments to collaborate with small and medium-sized industry associations, sectoral unions, and informal economy workers’ associations.
The Supreme Court stated that “recognition of transgenders as a third gender is a human rights problem, not a social or medical matter.”
The Supreme Court (SC) decriminalised homosexuality by striking down portions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that were deemed to violate the LGBTQ Community’s Fundamental Rights.
The notification specifies a wide range of electronic goods, including computers, landline and mobile phones, cameras, recorders, music systems, microwaves, refrigerators, and medical equipment.
Consumer goods firms and electronics manufacturers must collect and recycle at least 60% of their electronic waste by 2023, with aims of increasing to 70% and 80% in 2024 and 2025, respectively.
Businesses will be required to register on an internet portal and establish their annual production and e-waste collection goals.
The laws provide a system of trade in certificates, similar to carbon credits, to allow businesses to temporarily bridge deficits.
The regulations establish a framework for enterprises to get Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) certificates.
These certificates attest to the amount of e-waste collected and recycled by a company in a given year, and a company may sell excess quantities to another company to assist it achieve its obligations.
The new rules prioritise EPR, recycling, and trading.
Cross-border movement of waste equipment into India- 80 percent of E-waste in industrialised countries is shipped to developing countries such as India, China, Ghana, and Nigeria for recycling.
Lack of cooperation among various entities responsible for E-waste management and disposal, including municipal non-involvement.
End-of-life computers frequently include sensitive personal information and bank account details that, if not erased, open the door to fraud.