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Daily News Digest:29 September 2021

CENTRE DISSOLVED ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD FROM OCTOBER 1

In line with the decision of the Union Cabinet, the Ordinance Factory Board (OFB) will be suspended from 1 October and its assets, personnel and management will be transferred to seven newly established defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs).

The seven PSU names for protection are Munition India Limited, Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited, Troop Comforts Limited, Yantra India Limited, Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited, India Optel Limited and Gliders India Limited.

STUDY ON HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL AFFECT THE CHILD BORN IN 2021

In a study published in the journal Science, researchers found that babies born today were more likely to be affected by adverse weather events than today's adults.

During its lifetime, a child born in 2021 is likely to experience double wildfires, double to triple droughts, nearly three times as many river floods and crop failures and about seven times as many as a person, he says, is 60 years old today.

INCOME LIMIT OF DISABLED DEPENDENTS FOR FAMILY PENSION

Ministry of Defence, Government of India has decided to improve access to enhance the income criteria for grant of family pension to children/siblings suffering from mental or physical disabilities.

Currently, a disabled child/sibling is entitled to a family pension if the monthly income of a child/relative with a disability from sources other than the family pension does not exceed Rs. 9,000 / - along with dearness relief thereon.

NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR DOG MEDIATED RABIES ELIMINATION (NAPRE)

At the World Rabies Day celebrations, the Union Minister for Health and Union Minister of Animal Husbandry unveiled the National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination by 2030 (NAPRE).

Rabies is usually transmitted through an animal bite, for example, from stray dogs.

SHANTI SWARUP BHATNAGAR PRIZE FELICITATED

On September 26, 2021, 11 scientists have been felicitated with the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. These awards were announced during the 80th foundation day of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

COTTON CORPORATION OF INDIA DISTRIBUTED 5543 KAPAS PLUCKER MACHINES

Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has so far distributed 5543 kapas plucker machines valued at Rs. 4 crores went to 5543 marginal and small farmers in all growing cotton regions (including demanding districts) under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

AKASH PRIME SUCCESSFULLY TESTED BY DRDO

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested a new version of the Akash missile from the integrated test range at Chandipur in Odisha. The missile -- 'Akash Prime' -- intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial target mimicking an enemy aircraft in its maiden flight test.

SWACHH SURVEKSHAN (SS) 2022 LAUNCHED

Recently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched the 7th consecutive edition of Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2022. It is the world’s largest urban cleanliness survey conducted by Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U).

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