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Daily News Digest:12 May 2021

INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY OBSERVED

International Nurses and Midwives Day is celebrated every year on May 12. It is also marked as the anniversary of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing. 

Theme of 2021 International Nurses Day is ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare’.

GREEN URJA AWARD 2021

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA) has been conferred with “Green Urja Award”. The award is conferred by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

‘TOGETHER FOR INDIA’ INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

WHO has launched an initiative 'Together for India' to raise funds in order to support India’s fight against pandemic. The initiative aims at raising funds for India to support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic unfolding in the country.

PADMAKUMAR NAIR APPOINTED AS CEO OF NATIONAL ASSET RECONSTRUCTION COMPANY

Padmakumar M Nair has been appointed as the CEO of the proposed National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd.

National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd is a partnership of public and private sector banks. It will manage and dispose of the assets to alternate investment funds and other potential investors for eventual value realisation.

INDIAN AND INDONESIAN NAVIES CONDUCTED PASSAGE EXERCISE (PASSEX)

Indian and Indonesian Navies conducted Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the southern Arabian Sea. It is aimed to  improve interoperability and understanding between both the friendly navies.

OXYGEN PARK IN TAMIL NADU

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has designed an ‘oxygen park’ with Beema Bamboo.

Beema or Bheema Bamboo is a superior clone, selected from Bambusa balcooa, a higher biomass yielding bamboo species. It is said to be the best ‘carbon sink’ to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. It may generate over 300 kilograms of oxygen annually which may be sufficient for one person for one year.

NASA’S OSIRIS-REX MISSION DEPARTED

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx — Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer, spacecraft departs from asteroid Bennu. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is meant to collect samples of dust and pebbles and deliver them back to Earth in 2023.

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