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Daily News Digest:03 July 2020

Senior Air Staff Officer’s Conference of IAF held on 2 July 2020

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC inaugurated the Senior Air Staff Officer’s (SASO’s) Conference of the Indian Air Force on 2 July 2020. The conference was held via video conferencing, in the current backdrop of the global pandemic and security environment.

National Highways Authority of India will establish InvIT

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will establish an Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) with the objective of enabling investments in the highway sector. The government will establish a new company as part of the structure that will act as the Investment Manager to the proposed InvIT. The importance of a professional management structure for managing investment is necessary since NHAI InvIT will be the first InvIT that has been financed by any government or semi-government organisation.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways proposes new rules for the promotion of tourism

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has proposed new rules and regulations for the promotion of Tourism and increase the revenue flow from the Tourism sector. MoRTH is planning to offer All India Tourist Authorization or Permit via a digital medium to any operator of the tourist vehicle across the country. The Ministry had published the ‘All India Tourist Vehicles Authorization and Permit Rules, 2020’ on 1 July 2020.

Indigenous Covid-19 vaccine will be launched by 15 August after clinical trials are completed

The Indigenous COVID-19 vaccine will be launched for public use by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) by 15 August after the clinical trials are completed. Bharat Biotech International Limited and ICMR have collaborated for the development of the path-breaking vaccine.

Recently Bharat Biotech India was granted approval by the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), that regulated the Indian Pharmaceuticals and medical devices at the national level for the conduction of clinical trials on humans for the Coronavirus vaccine called ‘Covaxin’.’

Ancient underwater Aboriginal sites discovered by Australian scientists

The scientists of Australia have discovered the first underwater archaeological sites off the west coast, which date back over 7000 years and will enable the understanding of the technological and cultural development of the first people of Australia. Hundreds of stone tools made by the aboriginal people of Australia were discovered by the Archaeologists in Western Australia. The discoveries at the two ancient sites which are submerged under the Dampier Archipelago, took place when the seabed was dry.

Researchers have spotted a surviving core of Jupiter-like planet near a distant star

Researchers have spotted a rocky planet orbiting a distant star at very high speed and is 39 times as massive as the Earth. The astronomers have concluded that it is the surviving core of a planet bigger than Jupiter that was stripped of the Atmosphere. The body discovered is the first planetary core and is the largest rocky planet discovered.

The planet has been named TOI-849b, and it orbits a star a bit cooler and smaller than the sun, the star is located at a distance of 730 light-years from Earth.

The Ministers of HRD and Sports will launch 'Fit India Talks' to encourage school children

A series of interactive sessions will be launched by ‘Fit India’, the flagship program of the government with some of the top sportspersons of India to encourage children. The interactive session titled Fit India Talks will be started from 3 July 2020 in the presence of Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju, HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri and badminton star PV Sindhu.

Record number of freight trains operated by India-Bangladesh in June 2020

A record number of over 100 freight trains were operated by the Indian and Bangladesh Railways in June 2020 which carried essential goods amidst the disruption that was caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Indian railways operated 103 freight trains which carried essentials such as chillies, maize, turmeric, ginger, sugar, finished products, onions and other raw materials to the Bangladesh Railways.

Defence acquisitions worth Rs 38,900 Crore cleared by DAC

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has given its approval for the capital acquisition of various equipment and platforms worth Rs.38900 crore required by the Indian Armed Forces on 3 July 2020. The DAC has approved the proposal for procurement of 21 MIG-29, up-gradation of existing 59 Mig-29 aircraft along with the procurement of 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft to resolve the long-felt necessity of the Indian Air Force to increase its fighter squadrons.

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