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Daily News Digest:02 March 2021

RUSSIA LAUNCHED THE FIRST ARCTIC SATELLITE

Russia has launched the first Arctic Satellite to monitor Arctic Climate and the environment. The “Arktika-M” satellite was launched by the Russian space corporation Roscosmos aboard a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

“GHAROKI PECHAN, CHELIK NAAM” LAUNCHED

The state government of Uttarakhand has launched the “Gharoki Pechan, Chelik Naam” (daughter's name is a home's identity) scheme. The total outlay of the scheme in Nainital is Rs 42 crore.

FIELD ASSESSMENT OF SWACHH SURVEKSHAN 2021 LAUNCHED

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the Field Assessment of Swachh Survekshan 2021. The event is the 6th edition of the cleanliness survey conducted every year. Initially, only 73 cities with a million-plus population were part of the survey. At present 4,242 cities are part of the cleanliness survey.

LIGIA NORONHA APPOINTED AS THE NEW ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME

Ligia Noronha, an Indian Economist has been appointed as the new Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York office of the United Nations Environment Programme, by the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres. She will take over the role from Satya Tripathi.

WORLD CIVIL DEFENCE DAY 2021 OBSERVED

The theme of ‘World Civil Defence Day 2021’ is ‘Strong Civil Protection to Preserve the National Economy’ and is observed on 1st March annually.

‘World Civil Defence Day 2021’ marks the 90th year of the establishment of the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO).

RAJYA SABHA TV AND LOK SABHA TV MERGES, NOW TO BE KNOWN AS SANSAD TV

The Central Government has merged the Television Channels of the two houses of parliament, i.e. Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV into Sansad TV. Sansad TV will telecast live proceedings of both the Upper and Lower Houses on two different channels during the simultaneous sitting of the Houses.

PM INAUGURATES MARITIME INDIA SUMMIT 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Maritime India Summit 2021' via video conference. The Maritime India Summit 2021 is being organised by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways on a virtual platform from March 2-4.

Prime Minister released e-book of ‘ Maritime India Vision-2030’. Maritime India Vision 2030 is aiming to make the Indian Maritime Industry at par with top global benchmarks in next 10 years.

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