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Daily News Digest:27 July 2021

SPACEX SELECTED BY NASA FOR EUROPA CLIPPER MISSION

NASA has selected California-based SpaceX to provide launch services for Europa Clipper Mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter’s moon Europa. It is an interplanetary mission in development by NASA. It is planned for launch in October 2024.

24/7 HELPLINE LAUNCHED FOR WOMEN AFFECTED BY VIOLENCE

On 27 July 2021, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the National Commission for Women’s 24/7 helpline number - 7827170170. This helpline service has been developed in collaboration with Digital India Corporation, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

PASEO DEL PRADO AND RETIRO PARK OF MADRID GRANTED STATUS OF UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

On July 25, 2021, the historic Paseo del Prado boulevard and Retiro Park of Madrid, in Spain were granted the status of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The wide tree-lined Paseo del Prado, in the centre of the Spanish capital, is home to prominent buildings such as the Prado Museum.

KANDLA SEZ AWARDED IGBC PLATINUM RATING

On 26th July 2021, Kandla SEZ (KASEZ) was awarded IGBC Platinum Rating. KASEZ is the 1st Green SEZ to receive the IGBC Green Cities Platinum Rating for Existing Cities.

It has been awarded for ‘Green master planning, policy initiatives and implementation of green infrastructure’ by CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

PARLIAMENT PASSED THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP MANAGEMENT BILL 2021

On 26th July 2021, Parliament passed the National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021.

Two educational institutes, Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology(IIFPT) Thanjabur (Tamil Nadu) and National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) Kundali (Haryana) under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries became Institutions of National Importance (INI).

Under the Bill, these institutes will have curricular provisions related to food processing areas e.g. cold chain technology, food bio nanotechnology which can help in filling the technological gap.

CRPF OBSERVED ITS 83RD RAISING DAY

On 27 July 2021, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) observed its 83rd Raising Day.

CRPF is India’s largest Central Armed Police Force, under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). It came into existence as the Crown Representative’s Police on 27 July 1939.

TWO ADDITIONAL FACILITIES UNDER STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVES PROGRAMME

Recently, the government has given approval for establishing two additional facilities under the Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) programme. It was in 2020, India filled its strategic petroleum reserves in view of the slump in crude prices.

The new facilities will be commercial-cum-strategic facilities with a total storage capacity of 6.5 MMT (Million Metric Ton) underground storage in Chandikhol (4 MMT) and Padur (2.5 MMT).

EXERCISE CUTLASS EXPRESS 2021

Indian Naval Ship Talwar is taking part in Exercise Cutlass Express 2021. It is being conducted from 26 July 2021 to 06 August 2021 along the East Coast of Africa.

Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 is an annual maritime exercise conducted to promote national and regional maritime security in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean.

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