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Daily News Digest:03 August 2020

ENGINES FOR WORLD’S FASTEST PASSENGER AIRCRAFT TO BE BUILT BY ROLLS-ROYCE

Rolls-Royce will build engines for World’s fastest aircraft-Overture. It is working with Boom Supersonic to develop a propulsion system for the world’s fastest civil aircraft Overture. World’s fastest civil aircraft will take its first flight in 2021. It is a Mach 2.2, 55-passenger supersonic transport with 8,300 km of range, which is proposed to be introduced in 2025–2027 by Boom Technology.

SIMPLE ECONOMICAL NONSURGICAL PREVENTION OF CATARACT INST DEVELOPED BY SCIENTISTS

Institute of Nano Science & Technology has developed nanorods from the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Aspirin to prevent cataract. Cataract is an opacification of the lens of the eye which leads to a decrease in vision.

SKOCH GOLD AWARD FOR MINISTRY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS

Recently, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has received SKOCH Gold Award for its “Empowerment of Tribals through IT enabled Scholarship Schemes'. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has integrated all 5 Scholarship Schemes with DBT Portal under the guidance of DBT Mission.

WORLD SANSKRIT DAY 2020

Every year, World Sanskrit Day is celebrated on Raksha Bandhan. World Sanskrit Day or  Sanskrit Diwas is celebrated on the Poornima of the Shravana month in Hindu calendar. It is celebrated to focus on the ancient Indian language to promote its revival and maintenance.

NEW SCHEME TO MAKE INDIA AATMANIRBHAR IN AGARBATTI PRODUCTION

A new unique employment generation program proposed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to make India Aatmanirbhar in Agarbatti production. It is named as “Khadi Agarbatti Aatmanirbhar Mission ''. It aims to create employment for unemployed and migrant workers in different parts of the country while increasing domestic Agarbatti production substantially.

Under this scheme, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will provide Automatic Agarbatti making machines and powder mixing machines to the artisans which are locally made machines through PPP mode.

NGT STAY ON FELLING OF COCONUT TREES IN AGATTI ISLAND

The Southern bench National Green Tribunal has granted an interim stay on cutting of coconut trees in Agatti Island in Lakshadweep. Applicant Agatti Island Kera Karshaka Sanghom, alleged the cutting down coconut trees to form a beach road was against the Integrated Island Management Plan of Lakshadweep. As per the applicant of the case, with large scale cutting of the coconut trees for the project, the local residents lost their income.

'VIDYARTHI VIGYAN MANTHAN 2020-21 LAUNCHED

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched 'Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, 2020-21. It is a national programme for popularizing science among school students of Class 6th to 11th. It is an initiative of Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar which is an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

MSME SAKSHAM FOR MSME ENTREPRENEURS

Recently, MSME Saksham, a portal was launched for MSME Entrepreneurs. It is launched by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in association with TransUnion CIBIL (Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited or TransUnion CIBIL Ltd). It is a comprehensive financial education and knowledge platform for MSMEs. It will guide MSMEs to seek seamless and quick access to finance.

‘E-RAKSHA BANDHAN’, ONLINE TRAINING ON CYBER CRIMES

Andhra Pradesh launched ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’. It aims to create awareness among the public on Cyber Crimes across the State, through a video link. About 1 lakh women, girls and the general public would be trained through ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’ up to August 31.

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