Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the national space agency under the Department of Space, Govt. of India. The prime objective of ISRO is to develop space technology and its application to accelerate national development. ISRO has put two major national satellite systems, namely INSAT and IRS, in place. The INSAT system provides a robust infrastructure in space for telecom, broadcasting and meteorological observations. IRS system provides high quality data from space to support natural resources management and their development tasks. ISRO's developments in launch vehicles such as PSLV and GSLV provide reliable space transportation services for satellites in various orbits. ISRO promotes extensive international cooperationís and industrial spin offs from its space activities, having successfully launched its mars and lunar crafts (Mangalyaan and Chandrayan series).
Antrix Corporation Limited was incorporated in September, 1992 as the commercial arm of the Department of Space, Govt. of India with an objective of commercialising the immense expertise and experience that Indian Space programme had garnered. To the domestic and global space users, Antrix offers a wide range of space based products and services, including state of the art spacecraft system, launch, services, connectivity services and Information derived from space. Antrix has already accomplished the prestigious 'Miniratna' status from the Govt. of India through a steady and significant progress over the years in pursuit of its charter.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has around 9000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from around 265 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.
Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.
As a developmental institution working towards Indiaís overall growth with a special focus on India@75 in 2022, the CII theme for 2018-19, India RISE : Responsible. Inclusive. Sustainable. Entrepreneurial emphasizes Industry's role in partnering Government to accelerate India's growth and development. The focus will be on key enablers such as job creation; skill development; financing growth; promoting next gen manufacturing; sustainability; corporate social responsibility and governance and transparency.
With 65 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 11 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, Singapore, South Africa, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 355 counterpart organizations in 126 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
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