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Daily News Digest:22 September 2021

TELECOM REFORMS AND SIMPLIFIED KYC PROCESSES INTRODUCED

In a major move to achieve this goal, the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India issued a series of orders simplifying KYC processes and thus initiating the telecom reforms announced by Cabinet on 15.09.2021.

The Aadhaar-based e-KYC process has been re-launched with the release of new mobile communications. Telecom Service Providers will be charged Rs. 1 / - with customer confirmation by UIDAI.

RESEARCH ON PLANET NINE

In an ongoing study of the nine planets in our Solar System, Michael Brown, a CalTech astronomer who led Pluto's descent into the dwarf planet in 2006, co-authored a new that claims to have narrowed the region the potential new planet could be located.

The study suggests that the "Nine Planet" exists across Neptune and is six times the mass of Earth, according to reports. Planet Nine may be a cold gas like Neptune, the most famous planet in the Solar System from the Sun.

FIRST ADVANCE ESTIMATES OF PRODUCTION OF MAJOR KHARIF CROPS FOR 2021-22

First Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2021-22 issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. According to First Advance Estimates of 2021-22 (Kharif Only), the total grain production in the country is estimated at 150.50 million tons by 12.71 million tons more than the grain production produced in the last 5 years (2015-16 to 2019).

NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE

Recently, the Ministry of Education has formed the National Steering Committee for the development of National Curriculum Frameworks. It will be chaired by former ISRO Chairman Dr K Kasturirangan.

Under the NEP 2020, the Committee will develop 4 National Curriculum Frameworks - the National Curriculum Framework for School Education, National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education, National Curriculum Framework for Adult Education and National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education.

WORLD ALZHEIMER’S DAY: 21 SEPTEMBER

Every year, on September 21, World Alzheimer's Day is celebrated to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. 

This year's theme will focus on the symptoms of dementia. It will encourage people to seek information, advice and support in informing people about signs and symptoms.

PROJECT FULWARI BY NCL

Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL), a company under the Ministry of Coal, is all set to start 75 “Fulwari Centers” in the Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh. The goal is to alleviate malnutrition and related physical and mental development issues in infants.

HILSA FISH TO BE EXPORTED FROM BANGLADESH TO INDIA

On the occasion of the Durga Puja, the Bangladesh government has permitted 52 trading organisations to export Hilsa fish to India. The Ministry of Commerce in a circular issued, allowed each organisation to export a maximum of 40 tonnes of Hilsa to India. The permission will remain effective till October 10.

The ilish, also known as the ilisha, hilsa, hilsa herring or hilsa shad, is a national fish of Bangladesh.

HAVANA SYNDROME

A member of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William J. Burns’ team experienced symptoms of ‘Havana syndrome’ during the team’s visit to India earlier this month. 

Havana Syndrome is a mysterious neurological illness, which refers to a set of mental health symptoms. It is speculated to be caused by microwave strikes, which may result in dizziness, headaches, hearing and memory loss, among other symptoms.

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