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Daily News Digest:25 March 2019

NITI Aayog to organise FinTech Conclave 2019

NITI Aayog organized a day-long FinTech Conclave at Dr. Ambedkar International Center, New Delhi on 25th March, 2019.

Objective: To shape India’s continued ascendancy in FinTech, build the narrative for future strategy and policy efforts, and to deliberate steps for comprehensive financial inclusion.

Lalit Kala Akademi announces 60th National Academy Award winners

The Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) on March 22 announced 15 winners of the 60th Annual Academy Awards.

All the awardees will be honoured with a plaque, a shawl and prize money of Rs 1 lakh at the 60th National Exhibition of Art, scheduled from March 25 to April 8 at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and Sir JJ School of Art.

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IND-INDO Corpat 2019

The 33rd edition of the India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (Ind-Indo Corpat) began on March 19, 2019. The patrol will be held at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands from March 19 till April 4, 2019. 
Objective:

The coordinated patrol aims to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly maritime neighbours, in order to ensure good order in the maritime domain, consolidate interoperability and strengthen the existing bonds of friendship between India and Indonesia.

American mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck awarded with Abel Prize


American mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck won the Abel Prize, one of the top international honours in the subject.

It is important not only as recognition of her work but also as a statement in a field traditionally been associated with men.

Her Work: Minimal Surfaces

India’s first forest-certification scheme gets global recognition

The council of Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a Geneva-based non-profit, has decided to endorse the Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) developed by Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), an Indian non-profit.

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