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Daily News Digest:13 September 2021

INS DHRUV COMMISSIONED

On September 10, 2021, India’s 1st nuclear-missile tracking ship, named INS Dhruv, has been commissioned from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. It is capable of tracking nuclear missiles at a long-range. It provides early warning of attacks by ballistic missiles.

128TH ANNIVERSARY OF SWAMI VIVEKANAND’S HISTORIC CHICAGO ADDRESS

The year 2021, marks the 128th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago historic address. On September 11, 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his famous speech at the 'Parliament of the World's Religions', receiving a full two-minute minute standing ovation and the celebration of the 'Indian monk'.

GOVERNMENT APPOINTS 31 MEMBERS IN TWO TRIBUNALS - 18 MEMBERS IN NCT AND 13 IN ITAT

The government has appointed 31 people as judicial, technical and accountant members at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT).

The NCLT deals with matters related to companies law and insolvency law whereas the ITAT deals with income tax matters.

ENGLAND - FIRST COUNTRY TO MANDATE NEW HOMES TO INSTALL EV CHARGERS

England is the 1st country to mandate new homes to install EV chargers. The British government has announced to introduce legislation in 2021, under which all the newly built homes and offices will be required to feature electric vehicle chargers in England.

CRISPR BASED SYSTEM TO RESTRAIN MOSQUITO VECTORS

Researchers from California have developed a CRISPR-based system to restrain mosquito vectors via sterilization. It is known as the new precision-guided sterile insect technique or pgSIT.

pgSIT is a scalable genetic control system that utilizes a CRISPR-based approach to engineer deployable mosquitoes that can suppress populations. It alters genes linked to male fertility, creating sterile offspring and female flight in Aedes aegypti.

BHUPENDRA PATEL - NEW CM OF GUJARAT

On September 12, 2021, Bhupendra Patel has been chosen as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat at the BJP legislature meeting. He has been appointed after the resignation of Vijay Rupani from the post of CM of Gujarat.

INDIA-AFRICA DEFENCE DIALOGUE WILL BE HELD ALONGSIDE EVERY DefExpo

India-Africa Defence Dialogue will be held alongside every DefExpo. A dialogue to help build existing relations between African countries and India.

It has been decided that Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh will host the Defence Ministers of African Nations in the next India – Africa Defence Dialogue on the sidelines of the DefExpo that is scheduled to be held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat in March 2022.

HAL TEJAS MARK 2 EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED IN 2023

Indigenously-Developed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft-Mk2 will be launched in 2023. 

HAL Tejas Mark 2 is also known as Medium Weight Fighter (MWF). It is an Indian single-engine, canard delta wing Multirole combat aircraft. It is designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in collaboration with the Aircraft Research and Design Centre (ARDC) of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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