Day May 2, 2020

Ayuraksha

• Delhi police Commissioner launched Ayuraksha- ‘Corona se Jung – Delhi Police ke sang’. About: • It is a joint initiative by Delhi Police and All India Institute of Ayurveda, Ministry of AYUSH. • The Ayurveda institute will maintain the…

Shobhana Narasimhan

• Professor Shobhana Narasimhan from the Theoretical Sciences Unit (TSU) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR). About: • It is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology, has been elected as an International…

Year of Awareness on Science and Health

• National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology (DST) has launched a programme on health and risk communication ‘Year of Awareness on Science and Health (YASH)’ with focus on COVID-19. About: • The programme…

Leukemia

• Actor Rishi Kapoor lost his long battle with Leukemia About: • Leukemia is a type of cancer found in your blood and bone marrow and is caused by the rapid production of abnormal white blood cells. These abnormal white…

Mekong River Commission

• A new study highlighting the impact of China’s dams on the Mekong river has raised fresh questions on whether dams being built on other rivers that originate in China, such as the Brahmaputra, may similarly impact countries downstream. About:…

T.S. Tirumurti

• The government has appointed T.S. Tirumurti as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations. • He will take over from Syed Akbaruddin, one of the country’s most prominent diplomats, who is retiring. • His appointment to…

Ludwig van Beethoven

• The year 2020 remembered the 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven. About: • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827), German composer and pianist, is a defining figure in the history of Western music, whose work marks the transition…