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News in Short - 02-March-2021

Bodo People’s Front quits NDA

Date: 02 March 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • 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.

Jal Shakti ministry to launch Catch the rain campaign

Date: 02 March 2021 Tags: Environment
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre’s Jal Shakti Ministry is about to launch a 100-day campaign called ‘Catch the Rain’ to promote water conservation in the country.
  • The Prime Minister made the statement while addressing this year’s second ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme.
  • He said that there is a need to get existing rainwater harvesting systems repaired, clean up lakes and ponds in villages, remove impediments in the way of water flowing into water sources.

Russia launches satellite to monitor Arctic climate

Date: 02 March 2021 Tags: Space
  • 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.

National Science Day

Date: 02 March 2021 Tags: Days & Dates
  • 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.

India launches satellites using PSLV C51

Date: 02 March 2021 Tags: Space
  • ISRO has launched a group of 18 satellites on-board its PSLV C51 launch vehicle from Sriharikota spaceport
  • PSLV-C51 rocket launched the Amazonia-1 of Brazil as primary satellite and 18 co-passenger payloads from the first launch pad.
  • One of these satellites also carried an e-copy of the Bhagavad Gita, saved on an SD-card, as well as a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi engraved on its panel.
  • Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
  • This satellite will provide remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.
  • The 18 co-passenger satellites included four from IN-SPACe and 14 commercial satellites from NSIL (one from India and 13 from the US).