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International Museum Day

• International Museum Day 2020 was celebrated on May 18 under the theme of “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”. About: • International Museum Day (IMD) is an international day held annually on 18 May to create awareness about the…

Solar Minimum

• The sun is said to have gone into a state called the ‘solar minimum’ and is about to enter the deepest period of ‘sunshine recession’ as sunspots are virtually not visibly at all. Some reports suggest that it has…

World Bee Day 2020

• World Bee Day 2020 is being celebrated on May 20 under the theme “Save the Bees.” About: • To raise awareness of the importance of Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds, the threats they face,…

Troglomyces twitteri

• A new species has just been discovered using a Twitter image and thus has been named as Troglomyces twitteri. About: • Troglomyces twitteri is a type of parasitic fungus. • It belongs to an order called Laboulbeniales — tiny…

National Dengue Day

• On the occasion of National Dengue Day (May 16), Health Ministry has listed a series of simple measures through which Dengue can be prevented. About: • Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection. • The dengue virus (DEN) comprises four…

Short Service Commission

• Chief of the Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said that efforts are on to make the Short Service Commission (SSC) more attractive so as to reduce the mounting pension burden of the Army. About: • Short Service Commission (SSC)…

International Day of Light

• UNESCO is celebrating the International Day of Light on 16 May. About: • The International Day of Light is celebrated on 16 May each year, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist…