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PIB News 09th March 2020

1) The National Archives of India (NAI) is a repository of the non-current records of the Government of India and holds them in trust for the use of administrators and scholars. Originally established as the Imperial Record Department in 1891, in Calcutta, the capital of British India, the NAI is situated at the intersection of Janpath and Rajpath, in Delhi.

It functions as an Attached Office of the Department of Culture under the Ministry of Culture.

2)TIFAC under Ministry of Science and Technology launches Vigyan Jyoti:- On March 8, 2020, TIFAC operating under Ministry of Science and Technology launched Vigyan Jyoti. The scheme was announced to celebrate International Womens day.

The Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) launched Vigyan Jyoti in order to encourage women to take science as their career.

TIFAC was formed as a registered body in 1988 under DST (Department of Science and Technology).

3)Sanitary Napkin Disposal Bags to be made mandatory from 2021:-The sanitary napkin manufacturers have to supply a biodegradable bag along with every napkin from January 2021.

There are high possibilities for the “Swachhta Sevaks” or the women garbage collectors to get infected as they are handling the sanitary napkin wastes directly from the garbage.

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