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Daily News Digest:17 January 2021

PM ANNOUNCES STARTUP INDIA SEED FUND SCHEME OF RS 1000 CR FOR STARTUPS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of Rs 1,000-crore 'Startup India Seed Fund'. It aims to support startups and help budding entrepreneurs pursue innovative ideas.

India is the world's third largest startup ecosystem. There are over 41,000 startups in the country.

PRIME MINISTER MODI FLAGS OFF 8 TRAINS TO BOOST CONNECTIVITY TO STATUE OF UNITY

The Prime Minister of India flagged off 8 trains connecting different parts of the country to Kevadiya in order to facilitate smooth and easier connectivity to the Statue of Unity in Gujarat. The 8 trains will connect different parts of the country to Kevadiya in order to facilitate smooth and easier connectivity to the Statue of Unity in Gujarat. Kevadiya Station in Gujarat is also the first railway station of India with a Green Build Certification.

ADAPTATION GAP REPORT 2020: UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the fifth edition of Adaptation Gap Report. As per the report, It is estimated the annual cost of adaptation to the effects of climate change for developing countries to at least quadruple by 2050.

The current cost for these countries is in the range of USD 70 billion (Rs 5.1 lakh crore) and may rise to USD 140-300 billion in 2030 and USD 280-500 billion in 2050.

NAGI-NAKTI BIRD SANCTUARIES

Bihar’s first state-level bird festival ‘Kalrav’ started at the Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuaries in the Jamui district, Bihar. 

NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY MONTH WILL BE INAUGURATED ON 18TH JANUARY 2021

The Ministry of Transport and Highways, the ministry has decided to observe Road Safety Month from 18 January to 17 February 2021 instead of National Road Safety Week. It aims at making the roads and streets in India safer.

During the Road Safety Week, police forces working for street safety make people aware of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 and Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill of 2019. This is done through various seminars, workshops, events and meetings.

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PRIME MINISTER MODI FLAGS OFF 8 TRAINS TO BOOST CONNECTIVITY TO STATUE OF UNITY

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