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Daily News Digest:06 February 2019

ISRO launches GSAT-31 from French Guiana

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider- Arianespace rocket from French Guiana on 05 Feb.

It was launched from Ariane Launch Complex at Kourou, a French territory located in northeastern coast of South America.

UP govt forms SIT on Sikh riots of Kanpur in 1984

Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the circumstances that led to riots in Kanpur in 1984 following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. 

Government to conduct survey of all agricultural households in country

To assess the plight of farmers, the central government will conduct a pan-India survey to ascertain their income and indebtedness among other issues for the current crop year (July-June).

The last such survey was conducted for the reference year 2012-13 (crop year). Thereafter, the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) has not conducted any such survey.

President Kovind to confer Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2017

President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 6 Feb.

Forty-two artists from the fields of Music, Dance and Theatre will be awarded. 

Emission levels rising faster in Indian cities than in China

According to peer reviewed journal called Environmental Research Letters; urbanization is accelerating greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles in India at a faster rate than China.

The study was conducted to analyse the link between population density and emissions from transport.

PM Narendra Modi to dedicate National War Memorial to country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the National War Memorial to the country on February 25.

The country’s first war memorial near the India Gate complex (New Delhi) will pay homage to over 26,000 soldiers who have sacrificed their lives since 1947.

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