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Daily News Digest:16 October 2019

Gujarat, TN top performers under PMJAY health scheme

The Union Government’s flagship health assurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), has crossed the 50-lakh treatment mark in a matter of a year after its launch. Gujarat emerged as the top-performing states under the scheme followed by the state’s Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

Four sites from India have been chosen for the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Conservation Award

The 2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation has awarded 16 projects from 5 countries (India, China, New Zealand, Australia and Bhutan). Among them, 4 projects - Vikram Sarabhai Library, IIM Ahmedabad, India; Our Lady of Glory Church (Mumbai) India; Flora Fountain (Mumbai) India; Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue (Mumbai) - from India bagged the award.

IMF trims growth rate

According to the World Economic report released on 15th October, the downgrading global growth in 2019 was 3%, the slowest since the financial crisis of 2008. The 2019 report states the Global Manufacturing Downturn, Rising Trade Barriers.

ICAR released two kits for the control of Swine and Detection of Antigen

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) along with the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) has released two diagnostic kits - Bluetongue Sandwich ELISA (sELISA); Japanese Encephalitis IgM ELISA kit.

First airline in the world to use a Taxibot on an A-320 aircraft

On 15th October, Air India became the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on an A320 aircraft with passengers on board. Air India will take a giant step towards curbing carbon emission. "TaxiBot" or "Taxiing Robot", is a pilot-controlled semi-robotic tow bar-less aircraft tractor used as alternate taxiing equipment.

 

3rd India Energy Forum by CERAWeek

The 3rd India Energy Forum by CERAWeek was held in New Delhi from October 13 to October 15, 2019. The Agenda of the 3rd India Energy Forum by CERAWeek was “New India’s Energy @75: Balancing Energy Security and Sustainability.” 

2019 Booker prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo are the joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize which was declared on 15th October, after the judges broke their rules by declaring a tie. The Prize recognises work of Canadian writer Atwood's The Testaments, and Londoner Evaristo's novel Girl, Woman, Other.

Conference on ‘One Nation One Tag – FASTag’

Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a conference on 'One Nation One Tag – FASTag' in New Delhi on 14th October 2019, to roll out the process for having a unified electronic system across the country.

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