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Daily News Digest:16 January 2021

WORLD’S OLDEST CAVE ART DISCOVERED

Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave art, recently. It is a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was painted at least 45,500 years ago. It was found in the Leang Tedongnge cave on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.

THIRUVALLUVAR DAY -15TH JANUARY 2021

The Prime Minister remembered Thiruvalluvar on the occasion of Thiruvalluvar Day (15th January 2021). 

Thiruvalluvar, also called Valluvar, was a Tamil poet-saint. His primary work Thirukkural (contribution to Tamil Literature) contains 1330 couplets (kurals).

MASS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ‘SAKSHAM’ TO SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT ‘GREEN AND CLEAN ENERGY’ LAUNCHED

Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas launched a month-long campaign called Saksham. ‘SAKSHAM’s idea is to convince consumers to switch to cleaner fuels and bring in behavioral change to use fossil fuel intelligently.

WORLD'S LARGEST COVID-19 VACCINATION DRIVE LAUNCHED

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches World's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country. Phase one of vaccination starts  from 16th January-July 2021. 700-750 mn would have to be vaccinated, which would require around 1.5 bn doses if each needs 2 shots. 

INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT (IMD) CELEBRATES ITS 146TH FOUNDATION DAY

India Meteorological Department celebrated its 146th Foundation day on 15th January 2021.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology. The India Meteorology Department was established in 1875. It is headquartered in Delhi.

PRARAMBH’ – STARTUP INDIA INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT LAUNCHED

‘Prarambh: Startup India International Summit’ organized from 15-16th January 2021. It is organized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It marks the fifth anniversary of the Startup India initiative, launched on 16 January 2016.

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MASS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ‘SAKSHAM’ TO SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT ‘GREEN AND CLEAN ENERGY’ LAUNCHED

MASS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ‘SAKSHAM’ TO SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT ‘GREEN AND CLEAN ENERGY’ LAUNCHED Context Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Ministry of Petroleu ...

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THIRUVALLUVAR DAY -15TH JANUARY 2021 Context The Prime Minister remembered Thiruvalluvar on the occasion of Thiruvalluvar Day (15th January 2021). Details Thiruvalluvar Day was first celebrated on ...

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