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Daily News Digest:16 April 2021

INFANT-TODDLER AND CAREGIVER-FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOODS (ITCN) TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME’ LAUNCHED

Recently, the ‘Infant-Toddler and Caregiver-friendly Neighbourhoods (ITCN) Training and Capacity Building Programme’ has been launched by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in partnership with Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF). It will help build capacities of city officials and young professionals for developing young children and family-friendly neighbourhoods within cities in India.

SPECIAL REFINANCE FACILITY LAUNCHED

Recently, the National Housing Bank launched the “Special Refinance Facility” 2021 and Rs 10,000 crores has been designated to this facility. The principal objective of this facility is to give short term refinance support to the housing finance companies and other qualified Primary Lending Institutions.

INITIATIVES OF NATIONAL INTERNET EXCHANGE OF INDIA

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has inaugurated three new initiatives/services of the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI). IP Guru, NIXI Academy, NIXI-IP-INDEX have been launched to facilitate the adoption of IPv6 and create an environment to ensure a smooth transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

FIRST MEETING OF NATIONAL STARTUP ADVISORY COUNCIL CONDUCTED

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal chaired the first meeting of the National Startup Advisory Council.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade had constituted this Council to advise the Government on measures needed to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in the country.

GOVT SIMPLIFIES PROCESS TO RE-ISSUE OCI CARDS

The Union Government has decided to simplify the process to re-issue Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards. The (OCI) cardholders will be required to get their document re-issued only once at the age of 20 instead of multiple times needed currently needed to be done currently.

NATIONAL LEVEL CLIMATE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT REPORT TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW

A national-level climate vulnerability assessment report will be released. The report is titled ‘Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Planning in India Using a Common Framework’. It was jointly supported by the Department of Science & Technology and the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation.

INDIA, FRANCE: SPACE AGREEMENT FOR GAGANYAAN MISSION

Space agencies of India and France signed an agreement for cooperation for India’s 1st human space mission, Gaganyaan. 

The Gaganyaan is India’s first Human Space Flight Mission. Gaganyaan is a mission by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) that will send three astronauts, two men and a woman, to space by 2022.

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