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Daily News Digest:12 October 2021

MINISTRY OF POWER ISSUES DIRECTIONS TO NTPC AND DVC

In view of the Declared Capacity (DC) power allocated to DISCOMs in Delhi over the past 10 days, the Ministry of Power has issued directives on 10.10.2021 to NTPC and DVC as below for power supply in Delhi. This will ensure that the Delhi distribution companies will receive as much power as their request as per their demand.

NTPC and DVC can provide declared power (DC) to Delhi DISCOMS according to their allocation under PPAs, from their coal-based power stations. Both NTPC and DVC are committed to providing as much electricity to Delhi as required by DISCOMs in Delhi.

APEDA SIGNS MoU WITH ICAR-CENTRAL CITRUS RESEARCH INSTITUTE NAGPUR

To increase the export of oranges and their value-added products, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute (ICAR-CCRI), Nagpur.

BATHUKAMMA FLORAL FESTIVAL

The famous Bathukamma floral festival celebration has started in the state of Telangana and some parts of Andhra Pradesh. It starts on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya and the 9-day festivities culminate on "Saddula Bathukamma" on Ashwayuja Navami, popularly known as Durgashtami which is 2 days before Dussehra.

V.O. CHIDAMBARANAR PORT TO ESTABLISH A MULTIMODAL LOGISTICS PARK

V.O. Chidambaranar Port, the economic engine of South Tamilnadu, has proposed the establishment of Multimodal Logistics Park due to its benefits such as good Rail-road connectivity, proximity to the Main Sea Route, all weather conditions, and geographical location to connect East Coast to West Coast. The current landscape of manufacturing hubs is found mainly in the secondary hinterland i.e., Coimbatore, Karur, Rajapalayam, Tiruppur, Salem, Erode, Pollachi, Madurai etc.

BANKING DAY CELEBRATED BY INDIA POST

The Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications, celebrated Banking Day as part of the National Post Week Celebration with Azadika Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM). Banking Day is celebrated on 11 October 2021.

The department celebrates National Post Week in October, which starts on International Post Day on 9 October.

CLEAN INDIA PROGRAMME INITIATED

Sri M.N. Nataraj, State Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Karnataka informed that from 1 October 2021 to 31 October 2021 Clean India programme has been launched to clean and collect waste especially the single-use plastic nationwide in all 744 districts, 2.5 lakh district with the presence of NYKS youth clubs.

2021 NOBEL MEMORIAL PRIZE IN ECONOMIC SCIENCES

USA economists Joshua Angrist, David Card, and Guido Imbens Wins 2021 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The award is officially known as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences.

WORLD ARTHRITIS DAY: OCTOBER 12

Every year on October 12, World Arthritis Day is observed to raise awareness about arthritis. On this day campaigns are conducted around arthritis and awareness is created on the timely diagnosis and management strategies.

The World Arthritis Day theme 2021: Don’t Delay, Connect Today: Time2Work.

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