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Daily News Digest:12 January 2021

NASA WILL LAUNCH THE MOST POWERFUL ROCKET IN THE WORLD- THE “SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM”

NASA is to launch the most powerful rocket in the world on January 17, 2021, named as the Space Launch System. It is 98 metres tall and has the capacity to carry more than twenty-seven tonnes. It will be hauled into the Lower Earth Orbit.

CENTRE LAUNCHES STATE-OF-THE-ART VESSEL ‘SAGAR AVNESHIKA’

Sagar Anveshika is a Coastal Research Vessel recently launched by the Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched at Chennai Port Trust in Chennai. It will enable scientists to launch a deep ocean mission for ocean exploration. It can board about 15-20 scientists for research purposes and has advanced navigation systems.

158TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA BEING OBSERVED-12TH JANUARY

Swami Vivekananda’s 158th Birth Anniversary is being observed on 12 January. The day is also observed as National Youth Day. The theme of National Youth Day 2021 is "YUVAAH – Utsah Naye Bharat Ka".

CENTRE TO LAUNCH INNOVATIVE, ECO-FRIENDLY, NON-TOXIC WALL PAINT

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways & MSME to launch an innovative new paint developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission. The eco-friendly, non-toxic paint, called“Khadi Prakritik Paint” is a first-of-its-kind product, with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties.

INDIAN NAVY TO COORDINATE SECOND EDITION OF LARGEST COASTAL DEFENCE EXERCISE – SEA VIGIL 21

Sea Vigil 2021, a biennial exercise that began in January 2019, “will be undertaken along the entire 7516 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India and will involve all the 13 coastal states and Union Territories along with other maritime stakeholders, including the fishing and coastal communities. The 2021 exercise is being undertaken along the entire 7516 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India.

NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY MONTH 2021 OBSERVED

Road Safety Week is observed from January 11th to January 17th every year. Ministry of Transport and Highways, the ministry has decided to observe Road Safety Month from 18 January to 17 February 2021 instead of National Road Safety Week. It aims at making the roads and streets in India safer.

ISRO TO ADOPT 100 ATAL TINKERING LABS ACROSS COUNTRY TO PROMOTE EDUCATION

Indian Space Research Organisation will adopt one hundred Atal Tinkering Labs across the country. It will adopt to promote education in the field of Space Education and Space Technology related innovations for school students.

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