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Daily News Digest:25 November 2020

LAND-ATTACK VERSION OF BRAHMOS SUPERSONIC CRUISE MISSILE

India successfully test-fired the land-attack version of Brahmos supersonic missile in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on November 24, 2020. The range of the new land-attack version of the missile has been increased from 290 km to 400 km. Its speed has been maintained at almost 3 times the speed of sound. 

NOVEMBER 25: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The International Day for Elimination of violence against women is marked by the United Nations on November 25 annually. The day is celebrated to create awareness about the safety of women and the fact that women around the world are subjected to domestic violence, rape and other forms of violence.

The theme for 2020: “Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect”.

EXPLAINED: NATIONAL PORTAL FOR TRANSGENDER PERSONS

Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot launched a ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’. This portal will help people from the community to come forward and get Transgender Certificate and Identity Cards as per their self-perceived identity which is important under The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.

He also launched ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ virtually in Vadodara.

WHAT IS LACHIT DIWAS?

Lachit Diwas is observed on 24th November every year to mark the birth anniversary of an outstanding leader and strategist Lachit Borphukan who played a pivotal role in protecting the unique culture of Assam.

“ABHAYAM APP”- FOR SAFETY OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Andhra Pradesh state government has launched Abhayam app, a one-of-its-kind initiative aimed at ensuring the safety of women and children while travelling in public transport, particularly auto rickshaws to raise an alarm in case of any emergency.

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