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Daily News Digest:10 May 2021

3RD ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL (ASM3)

Recently, India participated in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM). It was jointly organised by Iceland and Japan. It serves as a platform to carry out discussions associated with research and cooperation in the Arctic region.

The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth.

HIMANTA BISWA SARMA CHOSEN ASSAM’S NEW CHIEF MINISTER

Himanta Biswa Sarma has been appointed as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE : 160TH JAYANTI

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on 160th Jayanti on 7th May, 2021. He was a short story writer, poet, playwright, essayist and painter.

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MAHARANA PRATAP

Recently, the Prime Minister of India paid tribute to Maharana Pratap on his 481st  birth anniversary. Maharana Pratap was born on May 9th 1540 in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan.

MUCORMYCOSIS FOUND IN COVID -19 PATIENTS

Many COVID-19 patients are being detected with a serious fungal infection known as Mucormycosis also called black fungus.

It is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes. It mainly affects people who are on medication for health problems that reduces their ability to fight environmental pathogens.

NATIONAL TASK FORCE FOR OXYGEN ALLOCATION CONSTITUTED

Recently, the Supreme Court set up a 12-member National Task Force (NTF). The tenure of the task force is 6 months and will be convened by the Cabinet Secretary to the Union Government. Based on scientific and specialised domain knowledge, it will facilitate public health response to COVID-19, including streamlining of oxygen distribution in the country.

2021 LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS

Naomi Osaka of Japan has been named “Sportswoman of the Year” at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards. Rafael Nadal of Spain won the 2021 “Laureus Sportsman of the Year” title.

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2021 LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS Context Recently, Laureus World Sports Awards 2021 were constituted. Details Naomi Osaka of Japan has been named “Sportswoman of the Year” at the 2021 L ...

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NATIONAL TASK FORCE FOR OXYGEN ALLOCATION CONSTITUTED

NATIONAL TASK FORCE FOR OXYGEN ALLOCATION CONSTITUTED Context Recently, the Supreme Court set up a 12-member National Task Force (NTF). Details Based on scientific and specialised domain knowledge, ...

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MUCORMYCOSIS FOUND IN COVID -19 PATIENTS

MUCORMYCOSIS FOUND IN COVID -19 PATIENTS Context Many COVID-19 patients are being detected with a serious fungal infection known as Mucormycosis also called black fungus. Details It is a serious bu ...

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BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MAHARANA PRATAP

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MAHARANA PRATAP Context Recently, the Prime Minister of India paid tribute to Maharana Pratap on his 481st  birth anniversary. Details Born on May 9th 1540 in Kumbhalgarh, ...

a month ago

RABINDRANATH TAGORE : 160TH JAYANTI

RABINDRANATH TAGORE :  160TH JAYANTI Context Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on 160th Jayanti on 7th May, 2021. Details He was a short story writer, poet, playwright, essayist and painter. Born : ...

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HIMANTA BISWA SARMA CHOSEN ASSAM’S NEW CHIEF MINISTER

HIMANTA BISWA SARMA CHOSEN ASSAM’S NEW CHIEF MINISTER Context Himanta Biswa Sarma has been appointed as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam. Details He will replace Sarbananda Sonowal. How is t ...

a month ago

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