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Daily News Digest:05 December 2020

PASSEX CONDUCTED BY INDIAN NAVY AND RUSSIAN NAVY

Indian Navy (IN) is undertaking a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The exercise involves the participation of RuFN guided-missile cruiser Varyag, large anti-submarine ship AdmiralPanteleyev and medium ocean tanker Pechenga.

WORLD SOIL DAY 2020

Every year December 5 is celebrated as World Soil Day to bring people’s focus and attention on the importance of healthy soil as well as stress on the importance of sustainable management of soil resources. Theme of World Soil day 2020 is “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity”.

TELESCOPE IN AUSTRALIA IS CREATING A ‘GOOGLE MAP’ OF THE UNIVERSE

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), a powerful telescope developed and operated by Australia’s science agency CSIRO, has mapped over three million galaxies in a record 300 hours during its first all-sky survey. ASKAP surveys are designed to map the structure and evolution of the Universe, which it does by observing galaxies and the hydrogen gas that they contain.

UN REMOVES CANNABIS FROM ‘MOST DANGEROUS DRUG’ CATEGORY

United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) voted to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. According to the WHO, cannabis is a generic term used to denote the several psychoactive preparations of the plant Cannabis sativa.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Sikkim is a state in northeastern India. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west, and West Bengal in the south. In 1950, a treaty was signed between Maharaja Tashi Namgyal and India’s then Political Officer in Sikkim Harishwar Dayal.

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