20 May 2024: PIB Summary for UPSC

20 May 2024 PIB
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1. Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP)
2. Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD)
3. Prelims Facts
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1. Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP)

Syllabus: GS-3, Economy

Prelims: Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP)

Mains: India’s logistics sector – significance, programmes


DPIIT conducted a workshop on ULIP.

What is ULIP?

  • ULIP is a digital gateway that allows industry players to access logistics-related datasets from various government systems through API-based integration. 
  • Currently, the platform integrates with 37 systems from 10 ministries via 118 APIs, covering over 1800 data fields. 
  • Private sector participation in ULIP has been instrumental in amplifying its impact, with over 900 companies registered on the ULIP portal (www.goulip.in). 

Also read: National Logistics Policy

2. Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD)

Syllabus: GS-3, Economy

Prelims: DAHD, UNDP


DAHD and UNDP signed an MoU on the Digitalization of Vaccine Cold Chain Management, Capacity Building, and Communication Planning.


  • This strategic partnership aims to enhance the digitalization of vaccine cold chain management, capacity building, and communication planning in India.


  • Considering the large human population and livestock population in India with 142.86 Crore people, 53.57 Crore farm animals and 85.18 Crore poultry population, catering all the veterinary services to the doorstep of farmers and ensuring the nutritional security of the large population is a challenge.

Features of the collaboration:

  • With the digitalization of the entire vaccine stock management system and providing real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures, the inequities in vaccine supply will be addressed by managing constraints of infrastructure, management information systems, and human resources. 
  • The vaccine cold chain management process will be monitored with the help of new-age technologies and artificial intelligence through the Animal Vaccine Intelligence Network (AVIN) developed by UNDP.
  • UNDP will support the DAHD to manage and deliver vaccines across the country in the right quantity, right quality, at the right time and right temperature with supportive supervision.
  • Through this MoU, technical assistance will be extended to the Centre of Excellence for Animal Husbandry (CEAH) to enhance its capabilities in animal husbandry practices. 
  • The MoU also covers support in the planning and development of an effective and inclusive livestock insurance programme and crafting and implementation of an effective communication plan for the department which will help in ensuring better propagation and outreach of the department’s activities. 

One Health Approach:

  • UNDP and DAHD will jointly work on Strengthening Animal Health with the One Health approach at the centre.
  • This step will contribute to the creation of a digital future via digitalization and remote temperature monitoring of cold chains by UNDP India. 
  • This will ensure that vaccines are stored at an adequate temperature in the prescribed limit of 2-8 degrees Celsius which is important to increase immunization coverage and outreach.

3. Prelims Facts

International Museum Day (IMD)

  • International Museum Day (IMD) aims to raise awareness about museums as vital means of cultural exchange, cultural enrichment, and fostering mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace. 
  • The theme for 2024 is ‘Museums for Education and Research’.
  • Since 2020, International Museum Day has highlighted a set of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This year the IMD 2024 theme connects to Goal 4: Quality education, and Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure.
  • Ever since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organised The International Museum Day on May 18.

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Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Competition Commission of India
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