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Daily News Digest:14 September 2021

SWARNIM VIJAY VARSH MASHAAL ARRIVED IN DUHANG (ARUNACHAL PRADESH)

On September 12, 2021, Swarnim Vijay Varsh Mashaal or victory flame arrived in Dahung in Arunachal Pradesh after touring the country. The flame of victory was taken throughout the country to the 50 years of victory over Pakistan during the 1971 Indo-Pak War.

IMD’S COLOUR CODES

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has four codes- Green, yellow, orange and red. These are used in weather warnings to indicate the expected weather difficulties according to IMD. These warnings are universal and are issued even during floods, depending on the amount of water rising above the ground/river due to heavy rainfall.

ASSAM GOVERNMENT EXTENDS ‘DISTURBED AREA’ STATUS FOR NEXT SIX MONTHS

The Assam government has declared the entire state as a "Disturbed Area" for another six months using the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 with effect from 28-08-2021 unless withdrawn earlier.

INDIA-US CLIMATE ACTION AND FINANCE MOBILISATION DIALOGUE

On September 13, 2021, Bhupender Yadav, the Environment Minister of India, and United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry launched India-US Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue. This partnership will give both countries the opportunity to renew their cooperation in climate change and address financial issues.

124TH ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE OF SARAGARHI

The Indian Army's 4th battalion of the Sikh Regiment celebrates the battle every year on the 12th of September, as Saragarhi Day.

BIR SHIKARGAH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY and ORIENTAL WHITE BACKED VULTURES

In October 2020, 8 critically endangered Oriental white-backed vultures had been launched into the wild for the primary time in India from the Jatayu Conservation and Breeding Centre (JCBC) located on the Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary.

Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Panchkula district of Haryana. It is spread over an area of 767.30 hectares and also houses the Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre, Pinjore.

BANAS DAIRY

Banas Dairy, one of the dairies set up under “Operation Flood” 4 decades ago, has announced the 3rd unit in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi. It is also known as Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Federation, Palanpur. 

It is a statutory corporation under the ownership of the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of Gujarat based in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat.

UNITED NATIONS SEEKS $606 MILLION FOR AFGHANISTAN

On September 13, 2021, United Nations is hosting a high-level donors conference seeking Afghanistan's emergency funding following the Taliban's takeover. 

The Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, was leading a UN summit and demanded more than $ 600 million in a “flash appeal” for Afghans.

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