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Daily News Digest:27 October 2020

NORTHERN COMMAND CELEBRATES 74TH INFANTRY DAY

74th Infantry Day was celebrated by Northern Command. Northern Command is a Command of the Indian Army. It was originally formed as a formation of the British Indian Army in 1895, scrapped upon India's independence in 1947 and later reformed in 1972.

INDIA POSTS RELEASES 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF UN COMMEMORATIVE STAMP

Department of Posts (DOP), Ministry of Communications released a commemorative postage stamp on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Organisations. The timely initiative of Department of Posts to propose the UN@75 Commemorative Postage Stamp on the eve of the founding of the United Nations has been widely acclaimed.

DISCOVERY OF WATER ON MOON’S SUNLIT SURFACE

NASA has announced that its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope has confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit side of the Moon for the first time. SOFIA has detected these water molecules in one of the largest craters on the Moon located in its southern hemisphere, which is visible from the Earth, called Clavius.

GOVERNMENT DECLARES 18 MORE INDIVIDUALS AS DESIGNATED TERRORISTS UNDER UAPA

The Government of India has declared eighteen more individuals as designated terrorists under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967.

PLACES IN NEWS

Goa is set to be home to the country’s first sand dune park under a project funded by The World Bank which has accepted the proposal of the Biodiversity Board of the state and has sanctioned a sum of 3 crores for the project.

The sand dune project in Goa will build bridges made of eco-sensitive materials which will protect the sand dune vegetation from being trampled upon by tourists.

A dune is a landform, and is a large mass of wind-blown sand.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Mughal Emperor Akbar was the son of Humayun and Hamida Banu Begam, born at Amarkot in c.1542 CE. When Humayun fled to Iran, young Akbar was captured by his uncle Kamran, but he treated him well. Akbar was re-united with his parents after the capture of Qandahar. When Humayun died, Akbar was at Kalanaur in the Punjab, commanding operations against the Afghan rebels there. He was thus crowned at Kalanaur (Punjab) in c.1556 CE. In c.1605 CE, Akbar died of dysentery and was buried at Sikandra.

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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PLACES IN NEWS

Sand Dune Park Goa is set to be home to the country’s first sand dune park under a project funded by The World Bank which has accepted the proposal of the Biodiversity Board of the state and ha ...

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GOVERNMENT DECLARES 18 MORE INDIVIDUALS AS DESIGNATED TERRORISTS UNDER UAPA

GOVERNMENT DECLARES 18 MORE INDIVIDUALS AS DESIGNATED TERRORISTS UNDER UAPA Context 18 more individuals have been declared as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Details The G ...

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DISCOVERY OF WATER ON MOON’S SUNLIT SURFACE

DISCOVERY OF WATER ON MOON’S SUNLIT SURFACE Context Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope has confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit side of the Moon Detail ...

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INDIA POSTS RELEASES 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF UN COMMEMORATIVE STAMP

INDIA POSTS RELEASES 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF UN COMMEMORATIVE STAMP Context Department of Posts (DOP), Ministry of Communications released a commemorative postage stamp on the 75th anniversary of the Uni ...

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NORTHERN COMMAND CELEBRATES 74TH INFANTRY DAY

NORTHERN COMMAND CELEBRATES 74TH INFANTRY DAY Context 74th Infantry Day was celebrated by Northern Command. About Northern Command It is a Command of the Indian Army. It was originally formed as a f ...

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