Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has announced that it was quitting its alliance with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and joined hands with the Congress-led coalition ahead of the upcoming Assam assembly election.
The BJP had earlier said it will not have any alliance with its existing ally BPF in the assembly polls.
The relations turned sour during the recent Bodoland Territorial Council elections, with the saffron party dumping the BPF and forming the council government in alliance with the UPPL and GSP.
Russia launched its space satellite Arktika-M on a mission to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic.
The Arctic has warmed more than twice as fast as the global average over the last three decades and Moscow is seeking to develop the energy-rich region, investing in the Northern Sea Route for shipping across its long northern flank as ice melts.
The satellite successfully reached its intended orbit after being launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome by a Soyuz rocket.
Russia plans to send up a second satellite in 2023 and, combined, the two will offer round-the-clock, all-weather monitoring of the Arctic Ocean and the surface of the Earth.
February 28 is observed as National Science Day to mark the anniversary of India’s greatest discovery- ‘Raman effect’ and to recognise the contributions of scientists towards the development of the nation.
On this day in 1928, India’s prominent scientist CV Raman invented the ‘Raman Effect,’ for which he won the Nobel prize in 1930. The objective of this day is to motivate the students to participate in the field of science.
The government of India felicitates scientists whose contribution played an eminent role in the field of science and innovation.
The theme for National Science Day 2021 is “Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills, and Work”. The theme has been chosen for the purpose of raising public appreciation of the scientific issues involved and the impacts science has on education, skill and work.