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PIB News Synopsis 12-13th February, 2020

Waterway

1. World Radio Day being observed with theme ‘Radio & Diversity’- 13th February

  • The day is observed every year on this date to raise greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio and to encourage decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio.
  • Ever since its inception in 1936, All India Radio has grown manyfold.

2. South Korean film ‘Parasite’ makes history by winning Best Film Oscar

  • The 92nd Oscar awards have been announced and for the first time in the history of awards, a non-english film ‘Parasite’ managed to win not one but four prizes.
  • Bong Joon Ho’s satire on class divides in South Korea took Hollywood’s top prize along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay.
  • In other categories, Joaquin Phoenix won the best actor for “Joker” and Renee Zellweger bagged the best actress for “Judy”.

3. Opening Ceremony Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR-2020

  • The fifth edition of Exercise AJEYA WARRIOR-2020 between India and United Kingdom Army commenced today at Salisbury Plains, United Kingdom

4. “Arth-Ganga”

  • It will channelize economic activity along the banks of Ganga River
  • Inland Waterways is one of the most important pillars of “Arth-Ganga”project, which will result into inclusive growth and play a key role in generation of enormous employment opportunities in the National Waterways stretch.
  • Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is deploying small floating jetties and ten (10) Ro-Ro vessels for easier and cost-effective transportation of goods/cargo as shown below:

Waterway

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