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Daily News Digest:06 October 2021

AUGUST 2021 WAS THE 6TH HOTTEST MONTH ON EARTH: NOAA

According to NOAA's National Center for Environmental Information analysis, August 2021 was the sixth hottest month on Earth, however, Central Texas passed through a much colder month than normal. August 2021 was the 6th warmest month in 142 years.

PFIZER/BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE APPROVED BY EMA

On October 4, 2021, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the dosage of the Pfizer / BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people 18 years of age and older.

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED FOR REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS 2022

To mark the Republic Day 2022 celebrations, which will be the 75th anniversary of Amrit Mahotsav's Independence-Azadi, the Ministry of Defence has launched a new website: www.indianrdc.mod.gov.in. The Website will be a one-stop official source for all content related to Republic Day celebrations.

SEYCHELLES ‘TAX INSPECTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (TIWB) PROGRAMME LAUNCHED IN COLLABORATION WITH INDIA

On October 4, 2021, Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB), a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), launched its programme in the Seychelles. India was elected as a Partner Administration and provided the Tax Experts for this programme.

CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME FOR SUBORDINATE DEBT (CGSSD) EXTENDED UPTO 31/03/2022

In order to keep the avenues of assistance to stressed MSME Units open, the Government had previously decided to extend the program for six months from 31.03.2021 to 30.09.2021. Based on the requests received from the scheme's participants, the Government has decided to continue the extension for a period of six months over 30.09.2021. The scheme will now remain operational until 31.03.2022.

It will be operationalised through the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for MSEs (CGTMSE).

WORLD HABITAT DAY: OCTOBER 4

Every year on October 4, 2021, World Habitat Day is observed. This day is celebrated with the aim to promote the basic right of adequate shelter and housing for everyone across the world which is densely populated and has been affected due to rapid urbanisation.

The World Habitat Day 2021 theme “Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world”.

NASA’S PSYCHE MISSION TO BE LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2022

NASA will send its Psyche Mission in the August 2022 launch. It is a mission of the American Space Agency, NASA. Asteroid called Psyche could be the frozen remains of the molten core of a bygone world.

This is the 1st mission to explore an asteroid with a surface consisting of substantial amounts of metal rather than rock or ice.

KUTTIATTOOR MANGO AND EDAYUR CHILLI OF KERALA GET GI TAG

The GI Registry in Chennai has awarded the Kuttiattoor mango and Edayur chilli of Kerala a Geographical Indication tag. The Kerala Agricultural University's Intellectual Property Cell helped in the registration procedure.

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WORLD HABITAT DAY: OCTOBER 4

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CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME FOR SUBORDINATE DEBT (CGSSD) EXTENDED UPTO 31/03/2022

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SEYCHELLES ‘TAX INSPECTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (TIWB) PROGRAMME LAUNCHED IN COLLABORATION WITH INDIA

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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED FOR REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS 2022

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