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Daily News Digest:14 April 2021

NEW YEAR FESTIVALS

‘Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Cheti Chand, Vaisakhi, Vishu, Puthandu, and Bohag Bihu’ is celebrated. Chaitra Sukladi marks the beginning of the new year of the Vikram Samvat also known as the Vedic [Hindu] calendar, which is based on the day when the emperor Vikramaditya defeated Sakas, invaded Ujjain and called for a new era.

AMBEDKAR JAYANTI 2021

Ambedkar Jayanti is an annual festival observed on 14 April. It marks the birthday of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Father of the Constitution of India and civil rights activist, who was born on April 14, 1891.

DGFT ‘TRADE FACILITATION’ MOBILE APP

Union Commerce & Industry Minister launched DGFT ‘Trade Facilitation’ Mobile App for promoting ease of doing business and giving speedy access to information to importers/ exporters. As per the directions of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), It has been developed by the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

INDIA ENERGY DASHBOARDS VERSION 2.0 LAUNCHED

Recently, the government think tank NITI Aayog has launched India Energy Dashboards (IED) Version 2.0. India Energy Dashboards (IED) is an endeavour to provide single-window access to the energy data for the country.

PM MODI INAUGURATES 6TH RAISINA DIALOGUE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 2021 “Raisina Dialogue”. The conference is being hosted by the think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in partnership with the MEA. The theme for the 2021 conference is “#ViralWorld: Outbreaks, Outliers and Out of Control”. 

NHAI DECIDES TO DEPLOY NSV TO ENHANCE QUALITY OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to deploy Network Survey Vehicle. It will be deployed to enhance the quality of the National Highways in the country. Carrying out a road condition survey using NSV on the National Highways has been made mandatory at the time of certifying completion of the project and every six months thereafter.

WORLD CHAGAS DISEASE DAY : 14 APRIL

World Chagas Disease Day is celebrated on April 14 to raise awareness around chagas disease.

NITI AAYOG LAUNCHES ‘POSHAN GYAN’, A DIGITAL REPOSITORY ON HEALTH, NUTRITION

Recently, NITI Aayog, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Centre for Social and Behaviour Change, Ashoka University launched Poshan Gyan, a national digital repository on health and nutrition.

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