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Daily News Digest:21 November 2020

PRIME MINISTER TO ATTEND G20 SUMMIT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 15th G20 Summit. The two-day Summit will be chaired by Saudi Arabia and the theme is "Realising the Opportunities of the 21st Century for All”. The meeting will be held in a virtual format. The summit is the second G20 Leaders’ meeting this year. The focus of the G20 Summit will be on an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19.

MISSION SAGAR II: INDIAN NAVAL SHIP AIRAVAT ARRIVES AT PORT OF MOMBASA, KENYA

With ongoing humanitarian mission ‘Sagar-II’, Indian Naval Ship Airavat today arrived at Port of Mombasa, Kenya. The Government of India is providing assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries to overcome natural calamities and COVID-19 pandemic.

NATIONAL NEWBORN WEEK 2020

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to chaired an event to mark the National Newborn Week 2020, being observed from 15th to 21st November. It is observed to reinforce the importance of newborn health as a key priority area of the health sector and to reiterate the commitment at the highest level. This year, the theme of National Newborn Week is ‘Quality, Equity, Dignity for every newborn at every health facility and everywhere.

VIRTUAL COURT AND E-CHALLANPROJECT LAUNCHED IN ASSAM; MAHARASHTRA GOT IT’S 2NDVIRTUAL COURT RECENTLY

The Virtual Court (traffic) and e-Challan project have been recently inaugurated in Assam. Maharashtra's 2nd virtual court called “NyayKaushal” was recently inaugurated.

E-challan solution is an initiative of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) whereas the software has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

Virtual Court is an online court being managed by Virtual Judge (which is not a person but an algorithm) whose jurisdiction can be extended to the entire state and working hours may be 24X7.

INDIA’S IRNSS IS NOW PART OF WORLDWIDE RADIO NAVIGATION SYSTEM

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) has been accepted as a component of the World Wide Radio Navigation System (WWRNS) for operation in the Indian Ocean Region by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It will enable merchant vessels to use IRNSS for obtaining position information which is similar to GPS and GLONASS to assist in the navigation of ships in ocean waters within the area covered by 50°N latitude, 55°E longitude, 5°S latitude and 110°E longitude, that is approximately up to 1500 km from Indian boundary.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

In December 1996 the United Nations proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996.

On 21 November 1517, Ibrahim Lodi (1517-26) succeeded the throne of Delhi, after the death of his father Sikandar Lodi. He was the last ruler of the Lodi dynasty.

TOPIC OF THE DAY

The environment is defined as ‘the sum total of living, non-living components; influences and events, surrounding an organism. All organisms (from virus to man) are obligatorily dependent on the other organism and environment for food, energy, water, oxygen, shelter and for other needs.

The term ecosystem was coined by Sir Aithur Tansley in 1935. According to Fitzpatrick, a group of organisms interacting among themselves and with the environment is known as Ecosystem.

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