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Daily News Digest:15 May 2021

RAMESH POWAR APPOINTED HEAD COACH OF INDIAN WOMEN’S CRICKET TEAM

Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the appointment of Ramesh Powar as the Head Coach of Team India (Senior Women).

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the governing body for cricket in India and is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.

FORTUNE’S WORLD’S 50 GREATEST LEADERS 2021

World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list for 2021, released by Fortune Magazine. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden topped Fortune's list of the world's 50 greatest leaders. Adar Poonawala, CEO of the Serum Institute (SII) is the only Indian to be in the top-50.

CHINA'S FIRST MARS ROVER, ZHU RONG SUCCESSFULLY LANDED ON MARS

China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars. It is the second country after the US to send a rover to the surface of the Red Planet.

China National Space Administration (CNSA) lander from the Tianwen-1 was carrying the Zhurong rover, which will explore the surface near the landing site.

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System.

2021 WHITLEY AWARD

Nuklu Phom, popularly known as the “Amur Falcon Man of Nagaland” has been conferred with the Whitley Award 2021. He was awarded for his contribution towards creating “Biodiversity Peace Corridors”.

The Whitley Awards are awarded by the Whitley Fund for Nature every year and give recognition to conservation leaders at the grass-root level.

KP SHARMA OLI RE-APPOINTED AS PRIME MINISTER OF NEPAL

In Nepal, KP Sharma Oli was re-appointed as the Prime Minister of the country by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari. He was administered the oath of office by the President on May 14, 2021.

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