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Daily News Digest:24 November 2020

CHINA’S CHANGE’E-5 LUNAR MISSION

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar mission became the 1st probe in over 4 decades to attempt to bring back samples of lunar rock from a previously unexplored portion of the Moon on November 24. The spacecraft will return to Earth around December 15.

NATIONAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (NCMC)

Rajiv Gauba, Union Cabinet Secretary, chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to review the status of the forthcoming Cyclone with the Chief Secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry. It is a committee set up by the GOI to deal with natural calamity for coordination and implementation of relief measures and operations.

AVIATION SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK 2020

The Aviation Safety Awareness Week 2020 from 23 November to 27 November 2020 is being observed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The celebration is being observed at ANS locations and all airports managed by AAI across India.

MARTYRDOM DAY OF NINTH SIKH GURU-GURU TEGH BAHADUR

The Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur was observed all over India On November 24, 2020. The day marks the sacrifice of Guru Tegh Bahadur to protect his human values, religion, ideals and principles. It is also celebrated as Shaheedi Divas every year.

PANGDA- THE NEW DISPUTED VILLAGE

The media of China claimed that a new border village built by China near Bhutan was on Chinese territory. But the images released by Chinese Media show its location on territory quarrelled by the 2 countries. Bhutan’s officials denied the village being in their territory saying that there is no Chinese territory inside Bhutan.

PILIBHIT TIGER RESERVE RECEIVES FIRST TX2 INTERNATIONAL AWARD

The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve and the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department won the first international award TX2. The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is situated in the Pilibhit district and Shahjahanpur District of Uttar Pradesh.

TX2 International Award is presented in partnership with WWF, UNDP, Global Tiger Forum (GTF), The Lion’s Share, IUCN-Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) and Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS).

INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF UMANG APPLICATION

The Union Information Technology Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the International version of the UMANG - Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance application on November 23, 2020. It was launched only in the selected countries namely the UK, Canada, US, Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, UAE, Australia and Singapore. It will help Indian international students, Indian tourists abroad and NRIs to use Government of India services.

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