Day December 22, 2020

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar mission

• China’s Chang’e 5 lunar mission returned to Earth carrying around 2 kilograms of the first fresh rock samples from the moon in 44 years. The spacecraft landed in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. About: • The…

Shigella

• Health officials in Kozhikode district of Kerala kicked in preventive measures last week after six cases of shigella infection and nearly two dozen suspected cases were detected. About: • Shigellosis, or shigella infection, is a contagious intestinal infection caused…

8th producing Basin of India

• Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas dedicated the Bengal Basin, the 8th producing basin of India, to the nation. About: • ONGC took a major step by commencing oil production from the well Asokenagar-1, Bengal Basin in 24…

Lasting solution for monkey menace

• The first rescue and rehabilitation centre for monkeys in Telangana was inaugurated at Gandi Ramanna Haritavanam near Chincholi village in Nirmal district. About: • Monkeys that venture into human habitations would be caught in a phased manner, brought to…