4 – July – 2021 – Daily Current Affairs [ India & International ]
Vaccine Testing Laboratory will set up in Hyderabad
The Union Government has sanctioned establishment of new Vaccine Testing Laboratory in Hyderabad. The funds have been sanctioned for the laboratory from PM-Cares Fund. It will be set up at National Institute of Animal Biotechnology in Hyderabad and will be under Department of Biotechnology.
INS Sarvekshak survey the site of ill-fated MV X-Press Pearl
Indian Navy’s Hydrographic Survey Ship INS Sarvekshak successfully completed survey action around the site of ill-fated MV X-Press Pearl and handed over the survey data to the Sri Lankan authorities. The ship equipped with the state of the art survey equipment including the Side Scan Sonar was deployed on June 25th at the request of the Government of Sri Lanka. The X-Press Pearl reported an onboard acid leak and caught fire just as it was due to enter the Colombo harbour on May 20. The fire was put out only after 13 days. INS Sarvekshak is based at Southern Naval Command at Kochi and is fitted with state-of-the-art survey equipment like Deep Sea Multi beam echo sounder system, Side Scan Sonar, Sound Velocity Profilers, and a fully automated digital surveying and processing system.