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Daily News Digest:16 September 2021

SOUTH KOREA’S SUBMARINE-LAUNCHED BALLISTIC MISSILE (SLBM)

On September 15, 2021, South Korea tested an indigenously developed submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). South Korea is the 1st country without nuclear weapons to develop such a missile system.

TEETH OF NEW SPECIES OF HYBODONTSHARK OF JURASSIC AGE REPORTED

The teeth of a new species of hybodontshark of Jurassic age were 1st reported by Jaisalmer by a team of officers from the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Western Region, Jaipur. Significantly, the newly acquired dental implants from Jaisalmer represent a new type identified by the research team as Strophodus jaisalmerensis.

Hybodont sharks have been reported for the 1st time on the Jurassic rocks (approximately, between 160 and 168 million years old) of the Jaisalmer region of Rajasthan.

PLI SCHEME FOR DRONE INDUSTRY

The Union Cabinet cleared a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme to make India a drone hub by 2030. The amount allocated for the PLI scheme for drones and drone components is INR 120 crore spread over 3 financial years. Manufacturers will get an incentive of up to 20% on the value addition made by them.

The UNESCO KING SEJONG LITERACY PRIZE 2021

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), a board of education under the Union Government of India, has won the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021.

Prize gives significance to the creation, development and dissemination of mother-tongue languages in developing countries.

REFORMS IN THE TELECOM SECTOR INTRODUCED

The Union Cabinet has welcomed many changes to the infrastructure and systems in the Telecom sector. Cabinet approved 9 structural reforms and 5 reforms to the telecommunications sector.

Adjusted gross revenue (AGR) definition has been adjusted to exclude future phone revenue and a 4-year suspension of telephone payments was also approved. To encourage investment, 100% of foreign direct investment (FDI) under the automatic route is allowed in the telecommunications sector.

INDIA JOINED EXERCISE PEACEFUL MISSION - 2021

The Indian military contingent comprising of an all arms combined force of 200 personnel is participating in the Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION -2021.

Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION -2021 is a Joint Counter Terrorism Exercise between Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states. It is being hosted by Russia in the Orenburg Region of South-West Russia from September 13 to 25, 2021.

PLI SCHEME FOR AUTO INDUSTRY

Union Cabinet approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile Industry. The PLI Scheme for the auto sector is open to existing automotive companies and new investors currently out of the automobile or auto component manufacturing business.

TAMIL NADU ASSEMBLY HAS PASSED A BILL AGAINST NEET

The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) Bill. The bill will allow for admission to medical studies in accordance with Class 12 marks "ensuring social justice".

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is a qualifying test for MBBS and BDS programs in Indian medical and dental colleges. It is done by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

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