Morning Digest: NASA releases first audio from Mars, NRIs press for voting rights ahead of upcoming Assembly polls, and more
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The U.S. house company NASA on Monday launched the first audio from Mars, a faint wind sound captured by the Perseverance rover. NASA additionally launched the first video of the touchdown of the rover on the Red Planet.
As on February 21, the uptake of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for COVID-19 throughout India was about 10%, Health Ministry information present. The reception to the vaccine stands in distinction to Covishield, manufactured by the the Serum Institute of India, which accounts for the remaining 90%. Of the ten.6 million doses administered, 10,37,565 are Covaxin.
As the V. Narayanasamy-led government in Puducherry collapsed on the ground of the Assembly on Monday, Congress leaders lashed out on the BJP for “toppling” elected governments, with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot claiming that the saffron get together had tried it in his State as properly.
The IIT Council has arrange committees to take a look at better autonomy for the elite establishments, consistent with the National Education Policy suggestions, in addition to reform of the tutorial Senate, grooming college to go the IITs, and progressive funding mechanisms.
India and Mauritius signed a $100 million Defence Line of Credit settlement on Monday. It was a component of a number of understandings, together with the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) that was signed between the 2 international locations throughout the ongoing go to by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.
Leader of the Opposition and former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday hit out on the ruling BJP-JJP coalition authorities accusing it of adopting a coverage of rising unemployment, inflation and corruption.
A day after Male and New Delhi signed an settlement to collectively develop the Maldives National Defence Force Coast Guard Harbour, Maldives’s Parliament, ‘the People’s Majlis’, took up an emergency movement, demanding better transparency on the bilateral pact.
The Law Ministry on Monday notified the appointment of new judges to the High Courts of Kerala and Delhi and the elevation of extra judges for the Karnataka High Court as everlasting judges.
Ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, West Bengal and Assam, a gaggle of NRIs met the Election Commission requesting for early decision of the long-standing NRI voting rights situation.
Following situations of cyber assaults throughout the ongoing pandemic throughout its community, the Ministry of Railways has roped within the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to teach its officers on Internet ethics, cyber hygiene and finest practices within the use of IT gear, together with cellphones. This is as half of its National Cyber Security Strategy.
The UN on Monday slammed international locations which might be utilizing the pandemic to justify cracking down on dissent and suppressing criticism.