Day May 3, 2021

Xylophis deepaki

• Herpetologist Deepak Veerappan has a snake named after him. About: • In the first four months of 2021, the Western Ghats presented new butterflies, frogs, fruit flies, and even a freshwater crab. • Joining the list is a tiny…

Vorukh

• Kyrgyzstan said at least 31 people have been killed in heavy clashes at its disputed border with Tajikistan, as officials from the two ex-Soviet countries met in a bid to defuse tensions. About: • More than a third of…

P-8I patrol aircraft

• The U.S. State Department on Friday approved the proposed sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft and related equipment to India, a deal estimated to cost $2.42 billion. About: • In November 2019, the Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Defence…

Guru Tegh Bahadur

• Prime Minister Modi has bowed to Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji on his 400th Parkash Purab. About: • Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621 – 1675) was the ninth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion. • Name: He was born…