Current Affairs - May, 2021

Curiosity rover spots colourful clouds on Mars

Curiosity Rover, developed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has captured images of “shining clouds” on Mars. This will help the scientists know more about MARS (or the Red Planet). Highlights Researchers are now studying clouds which arrived earlier and formed higher than expected. According to NASA, “cloudy days are rare” in thin and ..

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Hubble Captures Striking New Image of NGC 691

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured beautiful photo of spiral galaxy called “NGC 691”. What is NGC 691? It is an unbarred spiral galaxy located about 125 million light-years away in Aries constellation. It was discovered by German-born British astronomer William Herschel in November, 1786. Spiral galaxy is the foremost member of NGC 691 group which ..

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China’s Feat in Maternal and Child Survival Rates

Lancet report along with China’s health research institutions and international colleagues from US, UK and Australia have reported on country’s progress with respect to maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health and nutrition since 1949. Highlights According to Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), in 70 years China had made a significant  transition from “where survival of ..

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World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is being observed on May 31, 2021 under the theme “Commit to Quit”.  It is observed since 1987 after member states of  World Health Organisation created “World No Tobacco Day”  to bring global attention towards  tobacco epidemic and associated preventable death. Why this day is significant? As per lancet study, in ..

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Goa launches solar-based electrification programme

Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, launched solar-based electrification programme for rural households of state, on the occasion of Goa statehood Day (May 30). About Solar-Based Electrification Programme This programme will bring electricity using renewable energy to rural areas in Goa where grid connectivity is not feasible. It was launched with focus on delivering clean, ..

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