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Daily News Digest:28 June 2020

Precision safety eyewear for healthcare professionals developed by CSIO develops

A technology for the precision manufacturing of safety goggles has been developed by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) for the healthcare professionals that are involved in the treatment of high viral load patients as the cases of COVID-19 increase in the country. The safety goggles have been designed with a flexible frame in order to provide tighter sealing with the face and will cover the eyes and the areas surrounding it. The googles comprise a lens made out of sturdy polycarbonate and also has an adjustable elastic strap for ease of wearing.

“Statistics Day” to be observed on 29 June 2020

The government of India has been celebrating Statistics Day on 29 June every year to increase awareness regarding the importance of Statistics in everyday life and sensitise the public regarding the benefits of Statistics in shaping and framing policies. The day is observed at the national level on the birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis to recognise his valuable contributions in setting up the National Statistical System.

The theme of the day is “SDG- 3 which is Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages and SDG- 5 which is Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.

Torpedo Decoy System developed indigenously, inducted by Indian Navy

An Indigenously developed Maareech capable Advanced Torpedo Decoy System has been inducted by the Indian Navy on 26th June 2020. It has provided a huge boost to the Indian Navy’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities. The design and development of the Anti-Torpedo Decoy System have taken place at the Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) and Naval Science & Technology Laboratory (NSTL) laboratories of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

“Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (2020-21)”

The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Rattan Lal Kataria, launched the “Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (2020-21) for 272 Most Affected Districts” virtually on the occasion of “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” on 26 June 2020.

“Sankalp Parva” to plant trees to be observed by Ministry of Culture from 28th June to 12 July 2020

The Ministry of Culture has decided to observe Sankalp Parva from 28 June 2020 to 12 July 2020 for planting trees on the call of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The ministry has recommended the plantation of five trees identified by the Prime Minister that represent the herbal heritage of India. The five trees include Ashok, Awla, Bargad, Bel and Pepal. 

A 1,124-megawatt power project to be developed by China to in PoK under CPEC

The People's Republic of China will set up a 1,124-megawatt power project in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) region, despite the objections raised by India, under the multi-billion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The power project has been named Kohala hydropower project and was presented on 22 June 2020 at the 127th meeting of the Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) under the chairmanship of Energy Minister Omar Ayub.

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