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Daily News Digest:13 May 2021

MONKEY CENSUS AS PART OF THE ‘WILDLIFE CENSUS

Recently, the state of Haryana carried out a ‘Monkey Census’ as part of the “Wildlife Census of Haryana-2021”. It is conducted under the ‘2021 Wildlife Census of India’. It was conducted by the Wildlife Institute of India.

OXYGEN SOLIDARITY BRIDGE INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

The initiative of ‘Oxygen Solidarity Bridge’ is being facilitated by the French Mission. The initiative is part of the ongoing COVID relief Operation ‘Samudra Setu II’ undertaken by the Indian Navy, INS Trikand.

WORLD’S FIRST UNMANNED VESSEL TO NAVIGATE ACROSS ATLANTIC

World’s First Unmanned Vessel named “Mayflower 400” to Navigate Across the Atlantic. It is built by the marine research organization ProMare in collaboration with IBM. It is a 15-m-long trimaran that weighs 9 tons. It is powered by Artificial Intelligence and via solar panels.

‘COVI VAN’ FOR SENIOR CITIZENS LAUNCHED

Delhi Police has launched COVI Van initiative for senior citizens. South District Police of New Delhi has launched a COVI Van Helpline (012- 26241077).

CABINET APPROVES PLI SCHEME FOR ADVANCED CHEMISTRY CELL (ACC) BATTERY STORAGE

Recently, the Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Department of Heavy Industry for implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme ‘National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage’. It is to achieve a manufacturing capacity of 50 GigaWatt Hour of ACC and five Giga Watt Hour of Niche ACC with an outlay of 18,100 crore.

CARE RATINGS PROJECTS INDIA’S GDP FORECAST TO 9.2% FOR FY22

The domestic rating agency, Care Ratings, has revised the GDP growth forecast of India for the current fiscal year 2021-2022 (FY22) to 9.2 percent.

AGREEMENT WITH THE NASA FOR THE FIRST PRIVATE ASTRONAUT MISSION

Axiom Space has signed an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the first Private Astronaut Mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) will be carried out in 2022 and will be launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission aims to commercialise the travel to low-Earth orbit and expand access to serious, non-traditional users.

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