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  • 20 Jun 2023
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Ex Khaan Quest 2023

The multinational peacekeeping joint exercise called "Ex Khaan Quest 2023" has begun in Mongolia with the participation of military contingents and observers from over 20 countries.

The 14-day exercise is aimed at enhancing the interoperability of the participating nations, sharing experience and training uniformed personnel for the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO). The exercise will prepare participants for future UN Peacekeeping missions, develop peace operations capabilities and enhance military readiness.

Mongolia is in Asia between Russia to the north and China to the south. It has a parliamentary form of government. The capital of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar. Languages that are spoken in Mongolia include Khalkha Mongol (official), Turkic, and Russian. The major mountain ranges are Altai, Khangai and Khentii. The major river is the Orkhon.

Read More: Ex Khaan Quest, India-Mongolia Relations

National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) marks its 20th Foundation Day, reaffirming its strong commitment to the development of India's internet infrastructure.

NIXI is a not-for-profit organisation (section 8 of the Companies Act 2013) working since 2003 for spreading the internet infrastructure to the citizens of India through services like Internet Exchanges through which the internet data is exchanged amongst Internet Service Providers (ISP’s), Data Centers and Content Delivery Network (CDNs), .IN Registry, managing and operation of .IN country code domain and .BHARAT IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) domain for India, Indian Registry for Internet Names and Numbers (IRINN), managing and operating Internet Protocol (IPv4/IPv6).

Pv6 Expert Panel (IP Guru) is a group to extend support to all the Indian entities that are finding it technically challenging to migrate and adopt IPv6.

Read More: National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

DAKSHTA: Empowering Young Professionals in Government Administration

The recently launched curated collection, DAKSHTA (Development of Attitude, Knowledge, Skill for Holistic Transformation in Administration) For Young Professionals, on the iGOT Karmayogi Platform aims to equip young professionals and consultants in government with the necessary competencies to effectively discharge their duties and responsibilities.

Consisting of 18 courses, the collection covers a wide range of subjects crucial to their roles, including data-driven decision making, code of conduct, communication skills, public policy research, stress management, and more.

The iGOT Karmayogi Platform, an online portal established under the Mission Karmayogi, offers a comprehensive resource for capacity building, career management, and networking for government officials.

Read more: iGOT Karmayogi Platform, Mission Karmayogi.

NewSpace India to Enhance Maritime Communication with MSS Terminals

NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL), the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has embarked on a project to improve communication with vessels at sea and enhance the monitoring of Indian waters.

The company plans to install mobile satellite service (MSS) terminals on approximately one lakh motorised and fishing boats across 13 coastal states. The MSS terminals will enable efficient monitoring, control, and surveillance of marine fishing vessels. The system will be powered by India’s own navigation satellite system, Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC).

This ambitious initiative aims to strengthen emergency communication capabilities and asset tracking in the maritime domain, fostering safer and more secure operations along India's coastline.

Read more: Indian Space Research Organisation

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