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ISRO launches RISAT-2BR1, India news update - 15 December 2020

India news update – 15 December 2020

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India news update – 15 December 2020

ISRO to launch communication satellite CMS-01 on 17 December

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch a new communication satellite, CMS-01, on 17 December. CMS-01 will be launched on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C50) rocket from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The launch was supposed to be on 7 December but was postponed.

CMS-01 is the 42nd communication satellite that India is launching. It will be used for telecom services and will replace the old GSAT-12 satellite.

India news update

Republic Day 2021

British prime minister Boris Johnson will be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade on 26 January 2021.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) nurses on strike

Around 3,000 – 5,000 nurses working at AIIMS hospital in Delhi launched a strike on Monday. They are asking for a number of demands to be met, including those related to their pay.

Due to the strike, there will be a shortage of staff for emergency services, outpatient departments (OPD) and operation theatres (OT) at AIIMS.

India news update

COVID-19 update

Uttarakhand will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to more than 93 thousand health workers in the state.

The government has confirmed that there will be no Winter Session of Parliament this year in view of the COVID-19 crisis. The Winter Session usually starts by the end of the third week of November and is held for about 3 weeks.

Indian Navy’s Vice Admiral Srikant has passed away due to COVID-19 related complications in New Delhi.


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