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Daily News Digest:10 October 2021

HUNAR HAAT TO BE ORGANISED IN RAMPUR, UTTAR PRADESH

As a part of series of 75 "Hunar Haat", the next "Hunar Haat" will be organised in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, from 16thto 25th October 2021. Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan will inaugurate the 29th"HunarHaat" in Rampur on 16th October 2021.

TWO LONG HAUL FREIGHT TRAINS ‘TRISHUL’ AND ‘GARUDA’ OPERATED OVER SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY FOR THE FIRST TIME

Indian Railways has successfully operated two long haul freight trains “Trishul" and “Garuda" for the 1st time over South Central Railway(SCR). It is SCR’s first long haul comprising of three freight trains, i.e., 177 wagons. It was started on 07.10.2021 from Kondapalli station of Vijayawada division to Khurda division of East Coast Railway.

NATIONAL MINERAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD. (NMDC) HAS WON AWARDS

The country’s largest iron ore producer, National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. (NMDC), a CPSE under the Ministry of Steel has won Gold Award in the Environmental Sustainability category and Kumaraswamy Iron Ore Mine bagged Platinum Award in the Environment Management category.

PALK BAY SCHEME: EXPLAINED

The Government of India is considering increasing the unit cost of deep-sea fishing vessels under the Palk Bay scheme to make it attractive to fisherfolk.

It was launched in July 2017 under the Blue Revolution programme. The funding pattern of the scheme is State 20%, Centre 50%, Institutional funding 10% and Beneficiary 20%. It is limited to vessels costing up to Rs. 80 Lakh. It is aimed at providing 2,000 vessels in 3 years to fishermen of the State and motivating them to abandon bottom trawling.

GREENFIELD SINDHUDURG AIRPORT INAUGURATED IN MAHARASHTRA

Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, virtually inaugurated the greenfield Sindhudurg airport in Maharashtra recently. The airport is inaugurated under the RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) scheme of the Government of India.

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