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Daily News Digest:05 August 2020

COVID-19 BIOREPOSITORIES

Five dedicated bio-repositories for clinical and viral samples linked to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have been set up. Department of biotechnology has supported to set up bio-repositories at the NCR-Biotech Science Cluster-Translational Health Science And Technology Institute, Faridabad; Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi; National Centre for Cell Science, Pune; InStem, Bangalore; and Institute of Life Sciences Bhubaneswar.

ASSAM GETS OWN 24/7 DOORDARSHAN CHANNEL

Ministry of  Information and Broadcasting S launched Doordarshan Assam,which is a 24-hour dedicated channel. It will boost the growth of Assam in all spheres of human activities.

UNIVERSALIZATION OF ISA

International Solar Alliance  amends framework agreement to enable UN member states to join grouping. Recently as per the amendment of the ISA framework, all the Member States of the United Nations will now be able to join the International Solar Alliance, which includes countries which are beyond the Tropics. It lets all the 192 member countries to the United Nations to apply for membership to the alliance.

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE & FARMERS LAUNCHED SAHAKAR COOPTUBE NCDC CHANNEL

The Ministry of Agriculture launched the Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel, a new initiative by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). It aims to involve youth in the cooperative movement and to simplify the process of the formation of cooperatives across several states of the country.

PARIVAR PEHCHAN PATRA LAUNCHED BY HARYANA

Haryana launched a unique identity card called Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP). It aims to monitor each of the approximately 54 lakh families living across the state. Under this, each family will be considered a single unit and allotted a 8-digit unique identification number.

SPACEX WITH NASA CREW IS BACK HOME

NASA astronauts splash down after their journey home aboard SpaceX capsule. U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who went to space in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, came back in the capsule in the Gulf of Mexico. The successful splashdown was a final key test of whether SpaceX spacecraft can transport astronauts to and from orbit.

REPORT ON ERADICATING MODERN SLAVERY: AN ASSESSMENT OF COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT PROGRESS”

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) report on “Eradicating Modern Slavery: An assessment of Commonwealth government progress”. It assessed the progress made by Commonwealth countries on the promises made in 2018 to end modern slavery by 2030 and achieve the SDG 8.7 of ending forced labour, human trafficking and child labour.

One-third of the Commonwealth countries had criminalised forced marriage, while 23 had not criminalised commercial sexual exploitation of children. None of the Asian countries in the group had implemented laws against forced labour in supply chains. India accounted for one-third of all child brides in the world.

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