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Daily News Digest:20 January 2021

CENTRE TO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY OF NETAJI SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE AS 'PARAKRAM DIWAS' ON 23RD OF JANUARY EVERY YEAR

The Government of India recently announced that the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is to be celebrated as “Parakram Diwas” on January 23 as he was born on January 23, 1897. Parakram Diwas means Courage Day.

NITI AAYOG RELEASES 2ND EDITION OF INDIA INNOVATION INDEX-2020

NITI Aayog released the second edition of the India Innovation Index-2020. The index demonstrates the government's continued commitment towards transforming the country into an innovation-driven economy. It ranks the states and union territories based on their relative performance of supporting innovation.

MORTH AND DRDO TO COLLABORATE FOR GEO-HAZARD MANAGEMENT

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence signed a framework Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration in the field of technical exchange and co-operation on sustainable geo-hazard management.

The areas of collaboration are as under detailed investigation of the existing critical avalanches/geo hazards such as landslides, slope instability, sinking problems etc.; Planning, designing and formulation of sustainable mitigation measures for geo-hazards for NHs including tunnels.

KERALA GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED ‘ONE SCHOOL ONE IAS’

The Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammad Khan officially launched the ‘One School One IAS’ program. The programme will be implemented by Vedhik Erudite Foundation with the support of sponsors. Under the scheme free coaching will be provided to 10,000 financially weak meritorious students across Kerala for civil services and other competitive examinations.

PM MODI APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF SOMNATH TEMPLE TRUST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was appointed as the new chairman of the Somnath Temple Trust. It manages the world-famous Somnath Temple at Prabhas Patan town in Gujarat’s Gir-Somnath district, becoming the second PM to hold the post.

KHELO INDIA ZANSKAR WINTER SPORT & YOUTH FESTIVAL 2021 BEGINS

In Ladakh, the inaugural edition of the Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sport & Youth Festival 2021 kicked off on 18th January 2021. A series of snow-based activities will be held for the next 13 days to promote tourism and economic activities in the Snowbound, picturesque Zanskar.

POWERGRID SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH STATE GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE TELECOM CONNECTIVITY IN HILLY AREAS OF HIMACHAL PRADESH

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), the PSU under Ministry of Power, has recently signed an agreement with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd. to improve telecom connectivity in hilly areas. This total 850 Kms long telecom network will enable POWERGRID Telecom to reach remote areas of Kangra, Una, Mandi, Kullu, Bilaspur, Sirmour, Palampur, Sundernagar, Banikhet, Amb, Paonta Sahib, Nahan etc.

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