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Daily News Digest:10 January 2019

Recombinant ELISA kits released for Equine Infectious Anaemia

Union Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, released the recombinant ELISA kits - one for Glanders and other for Equine Infectious Anaemia, developed by ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar on 9th Jan 2019.

Both the diseases are notifiable diseases in India and require special diagnosis to control and eradicate the Anaemia in the country.

First Swadesh Darshan project in Meghalaya inaugurated

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on 9 January inaugurated the ‘Development of North East Circuit: Umiam - U Lum Sohpetbneng- Mawdiangdiang - Orchid Lake Resort’, which is the first project in the state implemented under the Centre’s Swadesh Darshan Scheme.

As part of the project, facilities such as a traditional healing centre, a tribal rejuvenation centre, tourism information centre, multipurpose hall, souvenir shops, trekking routes, etc have been developed.

Centre launches “Web- Wonder Women” Campaign

Women and Child Development Ministry has launched Web- Wonder Women Campaign to celebrate the exceptional achievements of women who have influenced and impacted society through social media. 

The Campaign aims to recognize the fortitude of Indian women stalwarts from across the globe who have used the power of social media to run positive campaigns to steer a change in society. 

India to become world's third largest consumer market by 2030: WEF

According to a World Economic Forum report; India is set to become the world's third largest consumer market behind only USA and China by 2030. 

Consumer spending in India is expected to grow from 1.5 trillion US dollar at present to six trillion US dollar by 2030. 

The report titled 'Future of Consumption in Fast-Growth Consumer Market - India' was published on 9 Jan.

RBI forms committee to boost digital payments

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 08 Jan constituted a high-level committee headed by former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Nandan Nilekani to set up a robust digital payments ecosystem in the country.

The committee has been asked to review the existing status of digitization of payments, identify gaps in the ecosystem and suggest ways to plug them.

The committee is expected to submit its report in 90 days.

Hockey India removed Harendra Singh as coach of India Men's Team

Hockey India removed Harendra Singh as the coach of Indian senior men’s team on 09 Jan.

The decision was taken after a meeting of Hockey India High Performance and Development Committee.

Egypt to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced.

Original host nation Cameroon was stripped of staging duties in November because of slow preparations.

Egypt has just five months to prepare for the expanded 24-team finals, which kick off in June.

Delhi government unveil first policy on animal welfare

 Delhi government has unveiled Animal Health and Welfare Policy 2018 which envisions a PG Hostel for disowned cows and also a hospital for each ward.

According to the draft, Delhi’s Animal Husbandry department will be renamed as Animal Health and Welfare Department.

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