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Daily News Digest:24 September 2021

MoD SIGNS CONTRACT WITH AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE, SPAIN

On September 24, 2021, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with M/s Airbus Defence and Space, Spain for the acquisition of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force. It is a transport aircraft of 5-10 tonne capacity.

NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS) AWARD 2019-20

On 24 September 2021, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for the year 2019-20 through videoconferencing from Rashtrapati Bhawan. The 2019-20 NSS Award will be awarded to 42 awardees in 3 different categories which are: University/(+2) Councils, NSS Units and their Programme Officers, NSS Volunteers.

‘BLUE PLANET PRIZE’ AWARDED TO NHPC’S 510 MW TEESTA-V POWER STATION, SIKKIM

NHPC’s 510 MW Teesta-V Power Station, Sikkim has been conferred with the Blue Planet Prize by International Hydropower Association (IHA). The award had been given to Teesta-V Power Station based on its sustainability assessment undertaken by a team of accredited lead assessors of IHA in 2019 using the Operation Stage tool of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP) of IHA.

MoD ORDERS 118 MAIN BATTLE TANKS ARJUN Mk-1A FOR INDIAN ARMY

Recently, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed a supply order for 118 Main Battle Tanks Arjun Mk-1A for Indian Army.

The state-of-the-art MBT Mk-1A is a new variant of the Arjun tank designed to enhance firepower, survivability and mobility. It was designed and developed by the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), with the assistance of other laboratories of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

IAU NAMES LUNAR CRATER AFTER MATTHEW HENSON

Recently, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named a Lunar crater at the south pole of the moon after the Arctic explorer Matthew Henson. Proposal to name the crater after Henson was given by Jordan Bretzfelder, an Exploration Science summer intern with Lunar & Planetary Institute, in Houston.

Matthew Henson was one of the 1st people who stand at the very top of the world, in 1909. He was born in 1866 in Maryland. He was an experienced explorer and a skilled carpenter.

FIRST INDIA-AUSTRALIA JOINT WORKING GROUP (JWG) ON “COAL AND MINES”

As a precursor to the upcoming India-Australia Energy Dialogue scheduled to be held on 13th October 2021, the first Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting on “Coal and Mines” between India and Australia was held here on 24th Sep 2021 through Video conferencing.

GOVERNMENT e-MARKETPLACE RECEIVES CIPS AWARDS

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) emerged as the winner in the "Best Use of Digital Technology" category at the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Excellence in Procurement Awards 2021 (CIPS Awards).

Awards are conducted under the aegis of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), London.

INDIAN ARMY WILL ORGANISE “BIJOYA SANSKRITIK MAHOTSAV” FROM 26 TO 29 SEPTEMBER 2021

16 December 2021 will complete 50 years of the liberation of Bangladesh and India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 Indo-Pak War. To celebrate this landmark event in India's history, a cultural event titled “Bijoya Sanskritik Mahotsav” aimed at showcasing the cultural linkages between India and Bangladesh during the war is being organised by the Eastern Command of the Indian Army at Kolkata from 26 to 29 September 2021.

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