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Daily News Digest:17 May 2021

WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY: 17 MAY

World Hypertension Day (WHD) is celebrated on 17 May. The theme of World Hypertension Day 2021 is "Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer”, aims to combat low awareness rates, mostly in poorer countries.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT CELEBRATED ON 16 MAY

The International Day of Light is celebrated annually on May 16. It marks the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman. 

The theme of 2021 International Day of Light is “Trust Science”.

WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY: 17 MAY

Every year, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is observed on 17 May. The theme of 2021 is “Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times​”​.

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS ‘PEOPLE’S ADVOCATE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

Sir David Attenborough was appointed as the People’s Advocate of the COP26 for the UN Climate Change summit. Sir David Attenborough is a nature documentary film-maker, broadcaster, writer, naturalist.

The UN Climate Change summit to be held in Glasgow in November 2021.

RAMESH POKHRIYAL NISHANK RECEIVES ‘INTERNATIONAL INVINCIBLE GOLD MEDAL’

The Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has been awarded the International Invincible Gold Medal.

WINCHCOMBE METEORITE FOUND

The National History Museum, London will display a piece of the meteorite that touched down the town of Winchcombe in Gloucestershire in the UK. It is 103 grams in weight. The meteorite is 4.5 billion years old therefore it is believed to give clues about the beginning of the solar system.

FIRST BATCH OF DRDO'S ANTI- COVID DRUG 2-DEOXY-D-GLUCOSE RELEASED

Anti-COVID drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) comes in powder form in a sachet, which is taken orally by dissolving it in water. It is developed in collaboration with Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Hyderabad with DRDO for emergency use.

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