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Daily News Digest:27 February 2021

CITY INNOVATION EXCHANGE (CIX) PLATFORM LAUNCHED

The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) platform has been launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) will connect cities to innovators across the national ecosystem to design innovative solutions for their pressing challenges.

MEDIUM-SIZED WILDCAT CLASSIFIED AS CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

The National Board for Wildlife and Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has classified the medium-sized wildcat, found in parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan as critically endangered.

MINISTERY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT INAUGURATED SARAS AAJEEVIKA MELA 2021

The Union Minister for Rural Development inaugurated Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 at Noida Haat. It is a programme to transform rural India in general and the lives of rural women in particular.

It is an initiative by the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) under the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) organised by the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART).

FIRST-EVER EPIGRAPHICAL REFERENCE TO THE DATE OF DEATH OF KRISHNADEVARAYA

The first-ever epigraphical reference to the date of death of Krishnadevaraya who was the emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire. The date of death has been inferred to be 17 October 1529.

The discovery was made at Honnenahalli in Tumkur district. The inscription is engraved on a slab and is written in the Kannada language.

BHAKTI MOVEMENT SAINT GURU RAVIDAS JAYANTI BEING OBSERVED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Guru Ravidas Jayanti is being celebrated all across the country. Guru Ravidas was a 14th century saint and reformer of the Bhakti movement in North India. It is believed that he was born in Varanasi in a cobbler’s family.

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