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Go Electric campaign launched to ensure energy security in the country

Centre launched the Go Electric campaign to boost the adoption of electric mobility vehicles & electric cooking appliances to ensure energy security in India. It aims to reduce import dependence and is being promoted as a step towards a greener future.

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Fossil fuels have an import bill of โ‚น8 lakh crore.

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25 cities selected for Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge

MoHUA announced names of 25 cities selected for the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge in collaboration with the Bernard van Leer Foundation under Smart Cities Mission. The cities would carry out projects for making early childhood-friendly neighbourhoods

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The Challenge is a 3-year initiative.

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Intensified Mission Indra Dhanush 3.0 launched to expand immunization coverage across country

Health and Family Welfare Minister launched Intensified Mission Indra Dhanush 3.0, (IMI 3.0) to expand immunization coverage across India. It will have 2 rounds and will be conducted in pre-identified 250 districts and urban areas across 29 States and UTs

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Immunization Coverage: 22nd of February โ€“ 22nd of March.

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PM launches key power and urban sector projects in Kerala

PM dedicated the Pugalur - Thrissur Power Transmission Project. He dedicated the 50 MW Kasaragod Solar Power Project developed under the National Solar Energy Mission. He laid the foundation stone for the Integrated Command and Control Centre at Trivandrum

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Kerala Capital: Trivandrum
CM: Pinarayi Vijayan

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Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio announces two new grants

Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio announced two new grants, namely, the Chief Minister's Grant for Journalism and the Chief Minister's Research Grant. Journalism grant will support the strengthening of democracy. Research grant will support advancement of science.

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Nagaland Capital: Kohima
Governor: R N Ravi.

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Assam CM inaugurates Centre for Perishable Cargo at LGBI Airport

Centre for Perishable Cargo at International Cargo Terminal, LGBI Airport Guwahati was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal. It was developed by AIDC acting as a nodal agency for export of perishable cargo through air transport.

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Assam Industrial Development Corporation Ltd โ€“ AIDC.

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World famous Khajuraho Dance Festival held in Madhya Pradesh

In Madhya Pradesh, the 7-day 47th Khajuraho Dance Festival was organized from 20th to 26th of February at the world-famous tourist destination Khajuraho. Significantly, this ceremony will be held once again in the temple complex after a gap of 44 years.

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It is organised by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad.

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Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram Statehood Day: February 20

Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged state on February 20, 1987. It came into being as the 24th state of India. Similarly, Mizoram became the 23rd state of India on February 20, 1987, with the Fifty-Third Amendment of the Indian Constitution, 1986.

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Mizoram โ€“ Highest concentration of tribal people in India.

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World Day of Social Justice 2021: February 20

World Day of Social Justice is dedicated to the advantages & issues that are tackled by Social Justice. It talks about giving equal opportunities in all aspects, especially to those who were denied basic rights and discriminated against on various accounts

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2021 Theme: A call for social justice in the Digital Economy.

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Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurates Atal Paryavaran Bhavan

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the Atal Paryavaran Bhavan at Lakshadweep. Under this, the Lakshadweep will undergo a comprehensive development, without compromising its commitment to nature.

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Lakshadweep Capital: Kavaratti.

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11th India-EU Macroeconomic dialogue held through video conferencing. Hopes to forge host of bilateral cooperation arrangements

In the 11th India-EU Macroeconomic dialogue, India & European Union expressed hope to forge a host of bilateral co-op. arrangements with a view to boost bilateral trade. EU is one of India's largest trading partners, one of the largest investors in India.

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The Indian side was led by Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Baja

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar launches BRICS 2021 Website

EAM S Jaishankar launched a website for five-nation grouping BRICS. India assumed chairmanship of BRICS this year when the bloc is celebrating its 15th anniversary. BRICS bloc represents over 3.6 billion people and has a combined GDP of $16.6 billion.

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BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa.

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Home Minister releases book 'Rashtra Pratham - 82 varshon ki Swarnim Gatha' chronicling CRPF's history

Home Minister released a book Rashtra Pratham - 82 varshon ki Swarnim Gatha (Nation First - The Golden Story of 82 Years) chronicling the history of CRPF since its raising in 1939. It hopes to become a source of inspiration for personnel joining the force.

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CRPF HQ: New Delhi.
Director General: A P Maheswari.

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Japan Olympics Minister Hashimoto to accept role as head of Tokyo 2020

Japan's Seiko Hashimoto has been appointed the next Tokyo 2020 president, after her predecessor quit over sexist comments he made. The former Olympics Minister is a seven time Olympian herself, having competed as a cyclist and a speed skater.

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Previous leader Yoshiro Mori quit due to sexist remarks.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CSIR sign MoU to promote health research

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & CSIR signed an MoU to support the development, conduct and promotion of health research in India. The organisations will work together to identify opportunities to initiate scientific & technological collaborations.

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CSIR India comprises of 37 research laboratories.