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Daily News Digest:17 September 2021

ISRO WORKING ON REUSABLE GSLV Mk-III LAUNCH VEHICLE

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on technologies in order to develop a reusable Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III) to enable the vertical landing of its rockets. According to senior officials, this possibility is being checked primarily about the heavy-lift rocket GSLV Mk3, which is powered by 3 stages of engines - solid-fuel, liquid-fuel, and cryogenic fuel.

MyGov LAUNCHES PLANETARIUM INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), MyGov India has launched the Planetarium Innovation Challenge for Indian start-ups and tech entrepreneurs. The challenge aims to bring together the tech firms and Startups (based out of India) to build an indigenous planetariums system software using the latest technologies including Virtual Reality (V.R.), Augmented Reality (A.R.), and Merged Reality (M.R.).

AUKUS: THE SECURITY PARTNERSHIP

US President Joe Biden administration has declared a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-pacific. Security partnership was done between United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. This security grouping called AUKUS will focus on growing strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific region.

SWACHHATA PAKHWADA 2021 AT COCHIN PORT TRUST

On September 16, 2021, Swachhata Pakhwada 2021 was launched at the Cochin Port Trust and the Swachhata pledge was administered in all departments. On the occasion, shramdaan cleaning activities were also initiated in the Port areas.

NITI AAYOG’S REPORT TITLED ‘REFORMS IN URBAN PLANNING CAPACITY IN INDIA’

On September 16, 2021, NITI Aayog has launched a report titled ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’ which presents measures to ramp up urban planning capacity in India. The report was released, jointly by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar, CEO Shri Amitabh Kant and Special Secretary Dr K. Rajeswara Rao.

RAIL KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA

Indian Railways launched the “Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)” under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)”. It was launched by Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw. It will provide Railways with an entry-level training in industry-relevant skills with the help of 75 Railway training institutes across India.

CABINET APPROVES EKLAVYA MODEL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL

Cabinet has approved the transfer of 15 acres of government land in favour of the Tribal Welfare Department for the construction of Eklavya Model Residential School, in Visakhapatnam district. Eklavya Model Residential School will be built at the Majjivalasa village of Araku Valley Mandal in the Visakhapatnam district.

WORLD OZONE DAY

On September 16, 2021, World Ozone Day or the International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed across the world.

The theme of the day in the year 2021 is “Montreal Protocol – Keeping us, our food, and vaccines cool”.

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