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Daily News Digest:06 November 2019

6th Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit of the G20 Countries

An Indian parliamentary delegation which is led by the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is taking part in the 6th Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit of the G20 countries, which is being held in Tokyo, Japan from 3-5 November 2019. This summit is being attended by Presiding Officers of Parliaments of the G20 countries.

It was jointly hosted and organised by Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), an international organisation (headquartered in Geneva) and the House of Councillors of National Diet of Japan.

Aditya Mishra appointed as the chairman of the Land Ports Authority of India

Senior IPS officer Aditya Mishra appointed as the chairman of the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI). The appointment of Mishra was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) as the chairman of the LPAI on the recommendations of a search-cum-selection panel. It was announced by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Wastelands Atlas 2019

Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union Minister for Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, and Panchayati Raj released the Wastelands Atlas 2019. The Atlas aims to show the importance of the availability of a reliable database on the wastelands of the country. 

The Wastelands Atlas 2019 provides district and state-wise distribution of different categories of wastelands area. This would include mapping of about 12.08 Mha (Million-hectare meter) so far, in the unmapped area of Jammu & Kashmir.

India refused to join RCEPs agreement

India has denied joining the mega Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement as RCEP failed to address the negotiations raised by India. India raised concerns which include the threat of circumvention of Rules of Origin due to tariff differential. It failed to address the issues of trade deficits and the opening of services. 

Defence Research Development Organization Igniter Complex was inaugurated at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune

A Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) Igniter Complex was inaugurated at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune. The primary purpose of the laboratory is to design, process, evaluate ignition systems for any DRDO projects.

It develops rocket, pyrotechnic devices, gun propellants, high-explosive systems. Ignition is a crucial phenomenon in all these systems. HEMRL had developed ignition system for Prithvi, Agni, Nag, Akash, Pinaka, etc.

The first day of India International Science Festival 2019 created the Guinness World Records for the largest astrophysics lesson

The first day of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019 created the Guinness World Records for the largest astrophysics lesson, with a time duration of 45 minutes, and assembly of spectroscopes with the participation of over 1,598 students. The Inter-University Centre organised a session for Astronomy and Astrophysics. A memento was presented to the organisers on behalf of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Centre, IBM to launch the Skills Build platform

The centre is to launch the Skills Build platform in collaboration with IBM. This was announced by the Directorate General of Training (DGT), which functions under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

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