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Ebola

• The Democratic Republic of Congo declared the end of an Ebola outbreak that infected 12 people in the eastern province of North Kivu and killed six of them. About: • The outbreak was contained using Merck’s Ebola vaccine, which…

Global immunization strategy

• WHO unveils global immunization strategy to save 50 million lives by 2030. About: • A UN-led global immunization strategy was unveiled to reach more than 50 million children who have missed lifesaving jabs against measles and other diseases because…

Tianhe module

• China launched the core module of its space station, kicking off a series of key launch missions that aim to complete the construction of the station by the end of next year. About: • The Long March-5B Y2 rocket,…

Automated Lane Keeping Systems

• The UK has become the first country to announce regulation of the use of self-driving vehicles at slow speeds on motorways. About: • Britain’s transport ministry said that it was working on specific wording to update the country’s highway…

MACS 1407

• Indian Scientists have developed a high-yielding and pest-resistant variety of soybean. About: • This newly developed variety called MACS 1407 is suitable for cultivation in the states of Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and North-Eastern states and its seeds…

Karen people

• Ethnic Karen guerrillas said they captured a Myanmar army base today near the border with Thailand. About: • The KNU, which controls territory in eastern Myanmar near the Thai border, is a close ally of the resistance movement against…

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga

• The Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga under Ayush Ministry is offering online Yoga training programmes. These online Yoga training programmes are health-promotive and anxiety-relieving. About: • Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) is an autonomous Institution fully…

Ladakh Ignited Minds project

• To provide better educational opportunities for Ladakhi students, the Indian Army has initiated the project Ladakh Ignited Minds: A Centre of Excellence and Wellness. About: • On behalf of Indian Army, Fire and Fury Corps has signed a couple…

Moon-Mars occultation

• Skygazers watched a rare celestial event when the moon came between Earth and Mars. The phenomenon is known as occultation. About: • An occultation is an event that occurs when one object is hidden by another object that passes…

Convention on Migratory Species

• India has undertaken various steps for the conservation of migratory species. About: • In February last year, India hosted the 13th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). • India was able to successfully list Asian…