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Daily News Digest:19 October 2020

BANGLADESH INVITES PM MODI TO JOIN CELEBRATIONS OF 50 YEARS OF COUNTRY’S INDEPENDENCE

Bangladesh has invited Prime Minister of India to join the celebrations of the 50 years of the country’s independence on March 26, 2021.

Bangladesh War of Independence or Liberation War in Bangladesh, was a revolution and armed conflict sparked by the rise of the Bengali nationalist and self-determination movement in what was then East Pakistan during the 1971 Bangladesh genocide, which resulted in the independence of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

INDIAN NAVY – SRI LANKA NAVY MARITIME EXERCISE SLINEX-20

Eighth Edition of annual Indian Navy (IN) – Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 scheduled from 19 to 21 October 2020. Indigenously built ASW corvettes Kamorta and Kiltanunder will represent the Indian Navy.

ZSI LISTS 62 SPECIES OF SLINKS IN INDIA

As per Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), India is home to 62 species of skinks and about 57% of all the skinks found in India (33 species) are endemic. It gives a phylogenetic and bio-geographical analysis of distribution of these species in all the 11 bio-geographic zones of India. The Western Ghats are home to 24 species of which 18 are endemic to the region. The Deccan Peninsular region is home to 19 species of which 13 are endemic. There are records of 14 skink species from the northeast of which two species are endemic.

EXPLAINED : AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR SCHEME

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme. National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) with the Ayushman Sahakar Scheme, is to contain co-operatives in creating healthcare infrastructure.will provide loans totaling Rs.10,000 crore to the potential cooperatives to arrange healthcare amenities.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was born on 19th October 1910 in Lahore, Pakistan. He was the nephew of C.V Raman.

He developed the theory of white dwarf stars, which showed that a star of mass greater than 1.45 times the mass of the sun could not become a white dwarf and this theory is now known as the Chandrasekhar limit. In 1983, He was awarded Nobel prize for Physics for his theoretical work on the physical processes of importance to the structure of stars and their evolution.

FIRST-EVER SCO STARTUP FORUM TO BE LAUNCHED ON 27TH OCTOBER

The first-ever SCO Startup Forum will be launched on 27th October 2020 ahead of the SCO trade ministers meeting on 28th October. It will lay the foundation for multilateral cooperation and engagement among the SCO Member States to develop and hone their startup ecosystems, collectively. Innovation and Startups will be the key focus area of SCO Heads of Government meeting on 30th November 2020 to be hosted by India.

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