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Daily News Digest:16 May 2021

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES 2021 OBSERVED

International Day of Families or IDF is observed annually on May 15. It is celebrated to highlight the importance of families and filial bonds by the international community.

The theme of IDF 2021 is ‘Families and new technologies’.

INDIAN CORONAVIRUS VARIANT CLASSIFIED AS A “GLOBAL VARIANT OF CONCERN”

Recently,  the World Health Organization has classified a coronavirus variant found in India as a global “variant of concern”. It has already spread to more than 17 countries. The B.1.617 variant of SARS-CoV-2 carries two mutations, E484Q and L452R.

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GURU BASAVESHWARA

Recently, the Birth Anniversary of Jagadguru Basaveshwara was celebrated. He was born in Karnataka in 1131 CE. He was Lingayat saint in the Shiva-focussed Bhakti movement, and Hindu Shaivite social reformer during the reign of the Kalyani Chalukya/Kalachuri dynasty. He is also known as Bhakti Bhandari , or Basaveswara (Lord Basava). He spread social awareness through his poetry known as Vachanaas.

TROPICAL CYCLONE TAUKTAE

Tropical Cyclone developed in the Arabian Sea known as “Tauktae". It has been named by Myanmar.

SIKKIM CELEBRATES ITS STATEHOOD DAY

Sikkim celebrates its statehood day on 16th May. Sikkim became the 22nd state of India on 16th May 1975. The official languages of the state are English, Nepali, Sikkimese and Lepcha.

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