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Daily News Digest:22 November 2020

2ND EDITION OF SITMEX-20 UNDERWAY IN ANDAMAN SEA

Indian Navy ships, including indigenously built ASW corvette Kamorta and missile corvette Karmuk, are participating in the 2nd edition of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX-20. The 2020 edition of the exercise is being hosted by the Republic of Singapore Navy which is being represented by the ‘Formidable’ Class frigate ‘Intrepid’ and ‘Endurance’ Class Landing Ship Tank ‘Endeavour’.

EXPLAINED: WHAT IS THE SENTINEL-6 SATELLITE AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

The Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, designed to monitor oceans, was launched. It is a part of the next mission dedicated to measuring changes in the global sea level.

The mission, called the Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS) mission, is designed to measure the height of the ocean, which is a key component in understanding how the Earth’s climate is changing. It has been developed jointly by the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA.

UNION EDUCATION MINISTER SHRI RAMESH POKHRIYAL ‘NISHANK’ CONFERRED WITH VATAYAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ was conferred with the Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award. The Vatayan award has been given to Pokhriyal for his excellent contribution to the literary works of India.

The Vatayan International Awards are presented by the Vatayan-UK organization in London to honor poets, writers, and artists for their works in the respective fields.

NCC CELEBRATES 72ND ANNIVERSARY

National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world, will be celebrating its 72nd Raising Day.

National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organisation, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Wing, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The NCC in India has formed the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948.

PLACES IN NEWS

Andaman Sea is a marginal sea of northeastern Indian Ocean bounded by the coastlines of Myanmar and Thailand along the Gulf of Martaban and west side of the Malay Peninsula, and separated from the Bay of Bengal to its west by the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Robert Clive was appointed as Clerk in the service of the East India Company in 1743. During his tenure, British East India Company won battle of Plassey, Battle of Chinsura and Battle of Buxar. These battles paved the way for British conquest of Northern India. Robert Clive passed away on 22 November 1773 at the age of 48.

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Indus Valley Civilization (2900 – 1700 BC) is also known as’ Bronze Age’ / ‘Saraswathi sindhu’ / ‘Harappan civilization’.

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