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Foundation Stone Laid for Development of Parshuram Kund

On 23 September 2021, the foundation stone was laid for the development of Parshuram Kund located at Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh.

Teesta-V Power Station, Sikkim conferred with ‘Blue Planet Prize’

NHPC’s 510 MW Teesta-V Power Station located in the Himalayan State of Sikkim has been conferred with the prestigious Blue Planet Prize by International Hydropower Association (IHA), a London based non-profit membership association operating in 120 countries.

2021 Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards

The Goalkeepers Global Goals Award Winners are an annual recognition of remarkable individuals taking action to help achieve the Global Goals by 2030.

GeM wins CIPS Award 2021

India’s Government e Marketplace (GeM) has won the CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards 2021 (CIPS Awards) in the "Best Use of Digital Technology" category.

Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor YS Dadwal Passes Away

Former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and Commissioner of Delhi Police, Yudhvir Singh Dadwal, has passed away on 23 September 2021.

Air Marshal V R Chaudhari to be the next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari will take charge as the chief of the Indian Air Force after the incumbent, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, retires on September 30.

10th Anniversary of ‘World Rhino Day’

World Rhino Day is celebrated on September 22 to spread awareness about the work being done to save them.

  • This year (2021) marks its 10th Anniversary of World Rhino Day.
  • This year, the theme of World Rhino Day is "Keep the Five Alive." The theme was set keeping an eye on its vulnerable population.

21 September: International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.

  • The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’

Indian Navy and Indonesian Navy will carry out the third edition of bilateral exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ from 20 Sep to 22 Sep 21.

  • In pursuance of India’s Act East Policy, Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ was conceived in 2018 as a bilateral IN-IDN exercise.
  • Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt are participating in this exercise near Sunda Strait.

‘Y’ Chromosome regulates Genes on other Chromosomes: CCMB

A recent study by a team of geneticists from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad has revealed that the ‘Y chromosome’ has some other functions as well other than sex determination.

  • The research suggests that beyond determining the gender of a person, the Y chromosome also regulates genes on other chromosomes involved in male reproduction.

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