96 countries recognise India’s COVID-19 vaccination certificate
According to Union Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, about 96 countries have agreed to mutually recognize India’s COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
The recognition will provide certain relaxation for people traveling from these countries.
The international travel vaccination certificate can be downloaded from the CoWIN portal.
Quick Facts: CoWIN stands for Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network.
Russia reveals new Forest Plan
Russia has revealed its new Forest Plan in an effort to deal with climate change.
Russian authorities have set an ambitious goal to make the Sakhalin Island carbon neutral by 2025.
The new Forest Plan was unveiled as tree growth will absorb much of the planet-warming carbon dioxide that half-million residents of the Island and its businesses produce.
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Wang Yaping becomes the first Chinese woman astronaut to walk in space
Wang Yaping became the first Chinese woman astronaut to walk in space.
China had launched the Shenzhou-13 spaceship on October 16 sending three astronauts on a six-month-long mission to the under-construction space station.
Wang Yaping moved out with her male colleague Zhai Zhigang from the core module called Tianhe and spent 6.5 hours of the spacewalk.
Quick Facts: China invented Kites in 5 BC.
RBI launches the 1st Global Hackathon named HARBRINGER 2021
The Reserve Bank of India has launched its first global hackathon named ‘HARBRINGER 2021- Innovation for Transformation’.
The theme of HARBRINGER 2021 is ‘Smarter Digital Payments’.
The Hackathon invites participants to identify and develop solutions that have the potential to make digital payments accessible to the under-served.
Rohit Sharma becomes the 3rd cricketer to score 3000 runs in men’s T20Is
Indian batter Rohit Sharma has completed 3000 T20I runs and became the third cricketer in the world to achieve this.
Tajamul defeated Argentina’s Salina in the final.
Tajamul was born in Tarkpora (Kashmir) and is also a brand ambassador of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme.
Union Minister launches Mentorship Programme for Young Innovators
Union Minister Jitendra Singh has launched the first-ever Mentorship Programme for Young Innovators to mark the 75th year of India’s Independence.
The program is a pan-India scheme that envisages Star College in every district of India supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
The plan envisages organizing workshops, meetings per month, handhold at colleges, particularly in rural areas.
Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar to be the next Chief of Naval Staff
Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar has been appointed as the next Chief of Naval Staff with effect from 30th November 2021.
Kumar is presently the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command.
Kumar has succeeded Admiral Karambir Singh who will retire from the service on 30th November 2021.