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Daily News Digest:19 October 2021

MILAD-UN-NABI: EXPLAINED

Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad is being celebrated all over India from 18th Oct 2021 to 19th Oct 2021. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of the Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Mohammad Saheb.

It is also known as Un-Nabi by the name of E-Milad, Nabi Day, Mohammad's birthday or the Prophet's birthday. 

MoU SIGNED BETWEEN DUBAI AND J&K

Jammu and Kashmir administration signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Dubai for real estate development, industrial parks, multipurpose towers, logistics, medical college, IT towers, super speciality hospital and more.

GEOSPATIAL ENERGY MAP OF INDIA LAUNCHED BY NITI AAYOG

On 18 October 2021, the Geospatial Energy Map of India was launched by Dr Rajiv Kumar (Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog), Dr V K Saraswat (Member, NITI Aayog), and Shri Amitabh Kant (CEO, NITI Aayog). 

NITI Aayog in partnership with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has made a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) Energy Map of India with the help of Energy Ministries of Government of India.

A WORKING GROUP SET UP FOR PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA (PMFBY)

For Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), a working group has been set up comprising of officials from the Centre, top executives of public sector insurance companies and key crop-producing states. The Central Government has set up a working group to roll out Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) from Kharif season 2022.

‘MOUNT HARRIET’ TO ‘MOUNT MANIPUR’

After Manipur, the Centre renamed the Andaman and Nicobar Islands' 'Mount Harriet', where Manipur's Maharaja Kulchandra Dhwaj Singh and 22 other freedom fighters were imprisoned, as 'Mount Manipur' in their honour. The 'Mount Harriet National Park' has been renamed as the 'Mount Manipur National Park'.

Mount Harriet (383 metres), which is part of the park, is the 3rd-highest peak in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago next to Saddle Peak (732 metres) in North Andaman and Mount Thullier (568 metres) in Great Nicobar.

CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM FOR IDES OFFICERS AND TECHNICAL STAFF OF DGDE

On 18th October 2021, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar launched a training program on the latest survey technologies and mapping of defence land boundaries using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) for officers of Indian Defence Estates Services (IDES) and Technical Staff of Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE).

ONION, POTATO AND TOMATO PRICES CHEAPER THAN LAST YEAR

The Department of Consumer Affairs has begun issuing limited and targeted onions in the First-in-First-Out (FIFO) principle that started from last week of August 2021 guided by the twin objectives of moderating prices and ensuring minimal storage loss.

G20 INNOVATION LEAGUE

The Italian Presidency of the G20 has launched the "G20 Innovation League", with the aim of building a sustainable future. The G20 Innovation event was held in Sorrento, Italy. It is a unique project designed to advance new projects, which will also help build a sustainable future.

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