Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Nov 02, 2023

Current Affair 1:
Global Programme Enhancing Readmission and Legal Identity Capacities (RELICA)



About a billion people globally don’t have a legal identity, according to the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM). A Legal Identity and Rights-Based Return Management Conference was organised by IOM at the UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 30-31, 2023 to promote dialogue between countries of origin and destination for such people without legal identities.

In respect to above news, we will see RELICA:

RELICA was launched by United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM).

What it does?

It supports states’ legal identity capacities through a phased approach depending on the varied needs and context of individual states.

Current Affair 2:
International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards



Jointly organized by the Quality Council of India and the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS),

the 3rd International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards aims to bring together experts and practitioners to discuss innovative ideas, best practices, policies and underlying themes for highlighting the pivotal role played by sustainability standards as an enabler for sustainable development.

This event will foster discussions on the drivers that will help in improving sustainability and effectively integrating Indian businesses in global value chains.

About UNFSS:

The United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) is a forum of 6 UN agencies- ITC, FAO, UNEP, UNIDO, UNCTAD, and UNECE, with UNCTAD as the secretariat.

The United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) helps producers, traders, consumers, standard-setters, certification-bodies, trade diplomats, non-governmental organizations and researchers to talk to each other, find out more about Voluntary Sustainability Standards and influence decision makers at the intergovernmental level.

Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) are special rules that guarantee that the products you buy don’t hurt the environment and the people that make them.


The number of these standards has grown recently and they can now help build a new, greener economy. Voluntary Sustainability Standards may be developed by single businesses, business associations, environmental or social non-governmental organizations, or governments.

Current Affair 3:
Quality Council of India



Why it was set up?

Current Affair 4:
Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX)


Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) is the operational framework of the Defence Innovation Organization (DIO), a special purpose vehicle under the aegis of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence.

The iDEX framework was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2018 to support innovation for Indian Defence, and create pathways for adoption of technologies in the Indian armed services, as well as seeding India’s future Defence enterprises.

iDEX aims at creation of an ecosystem to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes & academia.

And provide them grants/funding and other support to carry out R&D which has good potential for future adoption for Indian defence and aerospace needs.

iDEX will be funded and managed by a ‘Defence Innovation Organization (DIO)’ which has been formed as a ‘not for profit’ company as per Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013 for this purpose, by the two founder members i.e., Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) - HAL & BEL.

iDEX will function as the executive arm of DIO, carrying out all the required activities while DIO will provide high level policy guidance to iDEX.

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