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Daily News Digest:01 August 2021

G20 CULTURE MINISTERS MEETING IN ROME

On July 29 and 30, 2021, the 1st G20 Culture Ministers Meeting was held in Rome. This was a major 2-day event that took place during the Italian G20 presidency. The Colosseum and Palazzo Barberini hosted the G20 Summit on July 29 and 30, 2021 respectively.

NASA-ISRO SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR (NISAR) TO BE LAUNCHED IN EARLY 2023

The ISRO-NASA Joint Mission NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite is scheduled to be launched in early 2023. On 29 January 2023, the satellite will be launched from India aboard a GSLV Mk II. The orbit will be Sun-synchronous.

NISAR aims to measure changes in the earth’s surface globally using advanced radar images. It is used for global observation of the earth including the polar cryosphere and the Indian Ocean region (IOR). It will be the 1st radar imaging satellite to use dual frequencies.

COMMISSION FOR AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION AND ADJOINING AREAS BILL 2021 IN LOK SABHA

Recently, the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change introduced the Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill 2021 was in the Lok Sabha.

The bill aims at constituting a commission for better research, identification, coordination, and resolution of problems related to air quality in the NCR and adjoining areas (Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan).

LOK SABHA PASSED THE AIRPORT ECONOMIC REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF INDIA (AERA) BILL, 2021

The Lok Sabha passed the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) Amendment Bill, 2021. The bill seeks to amend the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008.

The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008 established the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA). AERA manages tariffs and other charges (such as airport development fees) for aeronautical services extended at major airports in India.

INDIA TAKES OVER THE PRESIDENCY OF UNSC

On August 1, 2021, India took over the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). India will be hosting various high-level events in the 3 main areas of counter-terrorism, maritime security and peacekeeping.

UNSC is one of the 6 main organs of the United Nations (UN). It works for ensuring international peace and security, ratifying any changes to the UN Charter and suggesting the admission of new UN members to the General Assembly.

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