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Daily News Digest:25 September 2020

DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES PROGRAMME FOR CLINICAL TRIAL RESEARCH

India launched a programme to strengthen the capacity of clinical trial research of vaccines in neighbouring countries - Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Afghanistan. The Department of Biotechnology, with the India Centric Epidemic Preparedness (Ind-CEPI) mission for rapid vaccine development and supporting Indian vaccine development which is aligned with the Global Initiative of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), aims to strengthen the development of vaccines and associated competencies/technologies for the diseases of epidemic potential in India.

EXPLAINED : PLASTIC PARKS SCHEME

The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has approved setting up of 10 Plastic Parks in the country. Out of these 10 plastic parks, 6 parks have been given final approval in the States of Assam, Madhya Pradesh (two parks),Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand.

MEGA VIRTUAL SUMMIT ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO BE HELD FROM OCTOBER 5-9

Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), RAISE 2020- ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020,’ will be held from October 5-9, 2020. It will be organized by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog. It is a first of its kind, global meeting of minds on Artificial Intelligence to drive India's vision and roadmap for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment through responsible AI.

EXPLAINED : JNANPITH AWARD

Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri was conferred the 55th edition of the Jnanpith Award. It is an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their "outstanding contribution towards literature".

BIRTH CENTENARY PROGRAMME OF DR VIKRAM SARABHAI

The President of India addressed the birth centenary programme of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai through video conferencing. He pioneered India’s space vision by expanding the Indian Space Research Organization. In 1975, he planned a successful launch of India’s first satellite Aryabhata.

ELECTION COMMISSION ANNOUNCES DATES FOR BIHAR ASSEMBLY POLLS; ELECTIONS TO BE HELD IN THREE PHASES

The Assembly elections in Bihar will be held in three phases starting from 28th of next month and the counting will take place on 10th November.

'NATIONAL MEDICAL COMMISSION' COMES INTO EXISTENCE

The National Medical Commission (NMC) came into existence as the Centre dissolved the six-decade-old Indian Medical Council Act 1956. It is an Indian regulatory body of 33 members which overtakes medical education regulations from Medical Council of India. The NITI Aayog had recommended the replacement of Medical Council of India (MCI) with National Medical Commission (NMC).

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EXPLAINED : PLASTIC PARKS SCHEME

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