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Daily News Digest:23 October 2021

DRDO SUCCESSFULLY FLIGHT-TESTED AERIAL TARGET ABHYAS

On October 22, 2021, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the high-speed expendable aerial target (HEAT) called ABHYAS from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Odisha.

ABHYAS is designed and developed by DRDO's Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bengaluru. The vehicle can be used as an aerial target for the evaluation of various missile systems.

SOUTH KOREA’S FIRST-EVER SPACE ROCKET “NURI”: EXPLAINED

South Korea has launched its first-ever space rocket “Nuri” on October 21, 2021. It is the first rocket completely developed and built in South Korea. But the rocket failed to successfully deploy a test satellite into orbit.

It is also known as KSLV-II (Korean Space Launch Vehicle-II). It is a 47-meter rocket.

KITTUR RANI CHENNAMMA JAYANTHI CELEBRATED IN KARNATAKA

On October 23, 2021, Karnataka is celebrating “Kittur Rani Chennamma Jayanthi”. On this special occasion, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai garlanded the statue of Queen in Hubbali in Dharwad district.

Kittur Chennamma was born on October 23, 1778, and belonged to the Lingayat community. When she was 15, she married Raja Mallasarja from the Desai family.

OFFSHORE SAILING RACE FROM GOA TO KOCHI BY INDIAN NAVY

To celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Indian Navy is conducting an Offshore Sailing Regatta from Kochi to Goa under the aegis of the Indian Naval Sailing Association (INSA). It is being conducted with the aim of fostering the spirit of adventure and ocean sailing for participating crew.

INDIA AND 10 OTHER COUNTRIES CATEGORISED AS ‘COUNTRY OF CONCERN’ IN NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE ON CLIMATE REPORT

The United States has categorised 11 countries namely, India, Afghanistan, Haiti, Colombia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Iraq, North Korea, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua as a ‘country of concern’ on climate in the assessment of the American Intelligence Community in its report called “National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on climate”. These countries will face the brunt of global warming such as intensifying & more frequent heatwaves & droughts and water & power scarcity.

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