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Daily News Digest:19 February 2021

GO ELECTRIC CAMPAIGN" LAUNCHED TO GIVE A BOOST TO ELECTRIC MOBILITY AND USE OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES ACROSS COUNTRY

Centre launched the Go Electric campaign. It aims to boost the adoption of electric mobility vehicles and electric cooking appliances to ensure energy security in the country.

PM MODI TO CHAIR 6TH MEETING OF GOVERNING COUNCIL OF NITI AAYOG VIRTUALLY ON 20TH OF FEBRUARY

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog virtually on 20th of this month. The sixth meeting will witness the entry of Ladakh for the first time in addition to the participation of Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory.

HYDERABAD EMERGED AS ONE OF THE ‘TREE CITIES OF THE WORLD’

Hyderabad, the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana has won a green contest among cities in India and emerged as one of the ‘Tree Cities of the World’. Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has given this title.

QUADRILATERAL SECURITY DIALOGUE (QUAD) 3RD MINISTERIAL MEETING HELD

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) held its 3rd ministerial meeting on February 18, 2021.

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) is the informal strategic dialogue between India, USA, Japan and Australia with a shared objective to ensure and support a “free, open and prosperous” Indo-Pacific region.

INTENSIFIED MISSION INDRADHAUSH 3.0 TO EXPAND IMMUNIZATION COVERAGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY BEGINS ON MONDAY

Health Minister Dr.Harsh Vardhan launched the  intensified Mission Indradhaush 3.0 immunization programme. The new programme will begin on 22nd of February for 15 days and another phase from the 22nd of next month.

It seeks to drive towards 90% full immunisation coverage of India and sustain the same by year 2020.

NASA'S MARS 2020 MISSION

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA’s) Perseverance Rover has landed on Mars. Perseverance is the most advanced, most expensive and most sophisticated mobile laboratory sent to Mars.

ANTI-TANK MISSILES HELINA, DHRUVASTRA SUCCESSFULLY TESTED

Joint User Trials for Helina (Army Version) and Dhruvastra (Air Force Version) Missile Systems designed and developed by DRDO were carried out from Advanced Light Helicopter  platform in desert ranges.

HELINA is a third-generation, lock-on before launch  fire and forget Anti-Tank Guided Missile that can engage targets both direct hit mode as well as top attack mode.

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INTENSIFIED MISSION INDRADHAUSH 3.0 TO EXPAND IMMUNIZATION COVERAGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY BEGINS ON MONDAY

INTENSIFIED MISSION INDRADHAUSH 3.0 TO EXPAND IMMUNIZATION COVERAGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY BEGINS ON MONDAY Context Health Minister Dr.Harsh Vardhan launched the  intensified Mission Indradhaush 3.0 ...

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QUADRILATERAL SECURITY DIALOGUE (QUAD) 3RD MINISTERIAL MEETING HELD

QUADRILATERAL SECURITY DIALOGUE (QUAD) 3RD MINISTERIAL MEETING HELD Context The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) held its 3rd ministerial meeting on February 18, 2021. Details This meeting i ...

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HYDERABAD EMERGED AS ONE OF THE ‘TREE CITIES OF THE WORLD’

HYDERABAD EMERGED AS ONE OF THE ‘TREE CITIES OF THE WORLD’ Context Hyderabad, the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana has won a green contest among cities in India ...

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PM MODI TO CHAIR 6TH MEETING OF GOVERNING COUNCIL OF NITI AAYOG VIRTUALLY ON 20TH OF FEBRUARY

PM MODI TO CHAIR 6TH MEETING OF GOVERNING COUNCIL OF NITI AAYOG VIRTUALLY ON 20TH OF FEBRUARY Context Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog v ...

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