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Daily News Digest:29 December 2021

FOURTH STATE HEALTH INDEX

On December 27, 2021, NITI Aayog released its fourth State Health Index for 2019-20. Kerala emerged as the best performing healthcare state for the fourth year in a row.

NASA’S PSYCHE MISSION

The NASA Psyche mission will be launched in August 2022. It will be the first launch to test the giant asteroid known as the Psyche in the giant asteroid belt.

97TH EDITION OF WORLD SANGEET TANSEN FESTIVAL

On 25 December 2021, the 97th edition of the World Sangeet Tansen Festival was launched in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. It will be organised till 30 December 2021 in Gwalior. 

PREDICTIONS OF CENTRE FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS RESEARCH (CEBR)

On 26 December 2021, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has predicted that regain its sixth position from France next year and become the third-largest economy by 2031. The London-based think tank has said that, in the next 15 years, India will see the development of its status at the World Economic League Table (WELT). WELT also predicted that China will overtake the US in 2030, two years later than forecast a year ago. India will rise from 7th place by 2021 to become the third-largest economy in the world by 2036.

GOLAN HEIGHTS

On 27 December 2021, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the country aims to double the number of settlers living in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights through a multi-billion dollar plan aimed at consolidating Israel’s hold on the territory.

Golan Heights refers to the lowlands surrounded by the Yarmouk River in the south, Anti-Lebanon and Mount Hermon in the north, the Sea of ​​Galilee and the Hula Valley in the west and Wadi Raqqad in the east.

PRIME MINISTER MODI INAUGURATED PROJECTS IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Mandi, Himachal Pradesh on December 27, 2021. He laid the foundation stone for hydropower projects costing more than Rs 11,000 crore. The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the Renukaji Dam project. 

It is a 40 MW project.

NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON “TRANSFORMING HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT - NEP-2020

The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) has organized the National Symposium on "Transforming Human Resource Development in the context of NEP-2020" scheduled for 28-29 December 2021. It is being organised at Convention Centre, North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (NEDFI), Guwahati, Assam.

EXTREME COLD WEATHER CLOTHING SYSTEM (ECWS)

On 27 December 2021, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over technology for indigenous Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWS) to 05 Indian companies in New Delhi.

24 NATIONAL BRIDGES AND THREE ROADS BY BORDER ROADS ORGANIZATION (BRO)

On 28 December 2021, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh dedicated 24 National Bridges and Three Roads, built by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) in four states and two Union Territories.

MULTIPRODUCT PIPELINE FROM BINA REFINERY (MP) TO POL TERMINAL IN PANKI (UP)

On 28 December 2021, the Multiproduct Pipeline from Bina Refinery (MP) to POL Terminal in Panki, Kanpur (UP) was handed over to the nation by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. It is a 356 Km long project.

ZIYUAN-1 02E

On December 27, 2021, China launched an Earth observation satellite named “Ziyuan-1 02E” into space.

KANPUR METRO RAIL PROJECT

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project on 28 December 2021. Improving urban mobility has been one of the Government's focus areas. The launch of the completed phase of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project is yet another step in this direction.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) PILOT PROJECT

On December 28, 2021, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship digitally launched a project under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), a component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The project is for upskilling the cane and bamboo artisans of Nagaland.

PRODUCTION LINKED INCENTIVE (PLI) SCHEME FOR TEXTILES

On 28 December 2021, the government of India has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles, with a financial assistance of Rs. 10683 crore over a five-year period. It has been done to promote the production of MMF Fabric, MMF Apparel and Products of Technical Textiles in the country.  

VEHICLE-MOUNTED DRAIN CLEANING SYSTEM

On 28 December 2021, CSIR-CMERI gave the Non-Exclusive rights for Technology Know-How of the ‘Vehicle mounted Drain Cleaning System’ to MANIAR & CO., Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 

CONSUMER PROTECTION (DIRECT SELLING) RULES, 2021

The Central Government through the powers conferred on it by subsection (zg) of subsection (2) of section 101 read with section 94 of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 has introduced the Consumer Protection (Direct Sales) Act, 2021. These Rules will apply to all goods and services purchased or sold through direct selling, all types of direct selling, all direct selling organizations providing goods and services to Indian buyers.

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