The Hindu+PIB Current Affairs 21 March 2019

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U.S. human rights report flags curbs on Indian media

US state department has submitted a report on National Human Rights report to the US Congress. In report related to India, they have used the World Press Freedom index to highlight the curbs on Indian Media .

India Post releases special stamp cover on Ice Stupa in Leh

Department of Post (DoP) under Ministry of Communication & Technology has released Special Stamp on Ice Stupa (Artificial Glacier) in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir. This special stamp is aimed at creating awareness about depleting glaciers and its effect on the ecology around the Himalayas.

Karen Uhlenbeck: First woman to win Abel Prize for maths

Renowned American mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck (76) became first women to be awarded prestigious Abel Prize 2019. She was awarded for her fundamental work in geometric analysis and gauge theory, which has dramatically changed mathematical landscape.

Mizoram Assembly passes bill to detect illegal foreigners

The Mizoram Assembly has unanimously passed a bill that seeks to detect foreigners illegally residing in the northeastern state, that shares an over 700-km border with Bangladesh and Myanmar.

SAIL launches Smart Environment-Friendly Garbage bins

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has launched smart environment-friendly garbage bins made of SAIL SALEM stainless steel. The smart garbage bin integrates technology for smart waste management. It can send signal to the collection vehicle about the ”fill-up” position.

Indian Forest Act amendment: Govt ready with first draft.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has confirmed the first draft of the comprehensive amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 (IFA) which provides definitions to important terms that were missing from the law.

33rd Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (Ind-Indo Corpat) Commences at Port Blair

Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin and Maritime Patrol Aircraft CN-235 led by Cmde Dafit Santoso arrived at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India for the Opening Ceremony of the 33rd edition of the India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) to be held from 19 Mar to 04 Apr 2019.

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