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Daily News Digest:20 July 2021

NASA’S NEA SCOUT

NEA Scout, powered by the Sun, will look for answers as it will begin its excursion as Artemis-I takes to the skies as part of the 1st uncrewed launch to the Moon. It is a small spacecraft generally the size of a large shoebox. It is a planned mission by NASA to foster a controllable low-cost CubeSat solar sail spacecraft that can encounter near-Earth asteroids (NEA). It will show the ability of an extremely small spacecraft, propelled by a solar sail, to perform reconnaissance of an asteroid at a low cost.

IAF SARANG HELICOPTER PERFORMS AIR SHOW IN RUSSIA

IAF Sarang display team performed at the MAKS 2021 Air Show in Moscow. MAKS 2021 is just the 2nd flying occasion to be organized after the pandemic. The Sarang Helicopter Display Team of the IAF performed for the 1st time at the MAKS International Air Show held at Zhukovsky International Airport, Russia.

MOON WOBBLE

According to NASA, US coastlines will confront expanding flooding during the 2030s because of Moon Wobble. The authors of the study, published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Nature Climate Change, meant to unravel those factors with an end goal to further develop forecasts about the fate of floods.

According to NASA, Moon wobble isn't a new phenomenon. It is a cyclical shift in the moon's orbit every 18.6 years which has been recorded since 1728. As per the NASA study, each wobble cycle has the power to amplify and suppress the tides on Earth.

SECTION 9 OF THE HINDU MARRIAGE ACT, 1955

The Supreme Court is expected to start hearing a fresh challenge to the provision permitting restitution of conjugal rights under Hindu personal laws. Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 offers restitution of conjugal rights,  the right to consortium and secures it by permitting a spouse to move court to uphold the right.

Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 reads: When either the husband or the wife has, without reasonable excuse, withdrawn from the society of the other, the aggrieved party may apply, by petition to the district court.

TIPU SULTAN - GARDEN CONTROVERSY

Mysore King Tipu Sultan is at the centre of controversy in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, over attempts to name a garden after him in Govandi, a suburb in Eastern Mumbai.

Tipu Sultan was born in November 1750. He was Haidar Ali’s son and a great warrior, also known as the Tiger of Mysore.

DRDO HAS INDIGENOUSLY DEVELOPED HIGH STRENGTH BETA TITANIUM ALLOY

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a High Strength Metastable Beta Titanium Alloy containing Iron, Vanadium, and Aluminium, Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al on industrial scale for applications in aerospace structural forgings. It has been developed by Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), a Hyderabad based laboratory of DRDO.

NATIONAL LOGISTICS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

So as to turn the focus on the logistics sector, the Government of India announced the launch of National Logistics Excellence Awards on 19th July 2021. On 31 October 2021, the winners will be announced. All case studies by finalists in the National Jury round will be exhibited in the Logistics Excellence Gallery.

STARTUP INDIA SHOWCASE PLATFORM

104 startups from different sectors have presently on boarded on the Startup India Showcase Platform. It is an online discovery platform for the most promising startups of the country. These innovations span across various cutting-edge sectors such as EntrepriseTech, EdTech, Fintech, Social Impact, HealthTech, among others. These startups are solving critical problems and have shown extraordinary innovation in their respective sectors.

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