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On a recent mission to space, called the Crew Demo-2 mission, two American astronauts were sent to the International Space Station on 31st may, 2020. The International Space Station is the only laboratory stationed in space. The event can be regarded as a milestone in the history of space science. This is the first ever human space flight performed by collaborating with a private company SpaceX. The two American astronauts are Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley . The duo flew to the ISS onboard a spaceship called Crew Dragon built by SpaceX.
GOI launches “National AI Portal” and “Responsible AI for Youth Programme”
The National Artificial Intelligence(AI) Portal is developed jointly by the National e-Governance Division of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(Meity) and the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom). The aim of launching the portal is to make it work as a “one stop digital platform” for all AI related developments in the country.
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, also announced the Responsible AI for Youth Programme. It aims at imparting education and skills in AI to students in government schools. This will help to bring the AI education and skills at the school level.
Gaganyaan Mission Cosmonauts restarted their training
The four Gagayaan cosmonauts have restarted their training in Russia. Their training was on halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gaganyaan is India’s first manned space mission. Gaganyaan is an Indian crewed orbital spacecraft designed for Indian Human Spaceflight Programme by ISRO.
India’s first automated Covid-19 testing machine
The Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicated India’s first automated Covid-19 testing machine, the Cobas 6800, to the nation on May 14, 2020. The Cobas 6800 is a completely automated machine that performs high end RT-PCR tests. The machine is capable of providing test results of 1,200 samples in 24 hours. It is placed at National Centre for disease Control, Delhi.
Newzealand scientists discovers “Super Earth”
The scientists of Newzealand discovers a planet larger than the earth. The “Super Earth” potentially holds the conditions to sustain human life. The host star of the “Super Earth” is 10% of the mass of the sun. According to the scientists water may not exist in liquid form in the planet as it is much smaller than the sun. However there is possibility that the planet may have water in the form of ice ,
A New parasitic fungus discovered
A new species “Troglomyces twitteri” was discovered by a Denmark biologist Sofia Rebleira of University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The species is a parasitic fungus that belongs to the order called Laboulbeniales. These fungus attacks millepedes and insects and look like larvae.
Moderna Covid-19 vaccine shows positive response
The US based firm Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine has become the first vaccine to show positive response. It is the first organisation that produced a vaccine to generate antibodies against the Covid-19 virus successfully. The LNP-encapsulated mRNA-1273 funtions on the concept of mRNA. Messenger Ribo Nucleic acid(mRNA) is injected in the blood of covid patients in order to generate immunity against the virus.
Nepal approved a new polititical map on May 19, 2020 by including the territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura. This has sparked a new Indo-Nepal border dispute as the included areas have been claimed by India as well. It can be noted that in October, 2019 India issued a new political map showing Lipulekh and Kalapani within it’s border.
Kerela to implement K-FON project by december
The Kerela government on May 30, 2020 announced that the K-FON project will be implemented by December, 2020. The K-FON(Kerela Fibre Optic Network) project is an ambitious project of the Kerela Government. Under this project the government wants to link all the houses and offices in the state with optical fibre network. The project will manage to provide internet connectivity to all families at affordable rates. The Government has alloted Rs 1548 crore for the project. The project is to be implemented by the state IT Infrastructure and State Electricity Board of Kerela.
DST launches “Indian National Super Model”
The Department of Science and Technology under the Ministry of Science and Technology launched the Indian National Super Model to help monitor transmission of Covid-19 infections. The programme will be managed by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research(JNCASR) and Indian Institute of Science(IISc). The model will help in predicting the possible impact of the spread of the disease.
The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology(CIPET) has been renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals, Engineering and Technology. The CIPET is an institute whose main aim is to contribute towards the growth of plastic. The institute also focuses on research and education programmes.
Indian major Suman Gawani to be awarded United Nation’s Military Gender Advocate of the year award
India’s major Suman Gawani and Brazilian Naval officer Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo are to be presented with the United Nation’s Military Gender Advocate of the year 2019 award. It is for the first time the award is being shared by two officers. The award was created in 2016. Major Suman Gawani becomes the first Indian to receive this award.
New fresh water fish discovered
“Punitus Sanctus” a new fresh water fish has been discovered in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu. The genus punitus belong to the family of Cyprindae. The fish is silver in colour and has an extended mouth. It can grow upto a length of 7 cm. The new fish is now deposited in the Zoological Survey Of India.
Mizoram Government provides industrial status to sports
The State Government of Mizoram has recently provided industrial status to sports to attract investment in the Sports Industry. The Government is framing new industrial policy under which the sports have been included as a category.
Manipur’s KHUDOL declared one of the Top 10 Global Initiatives to fight Covid-19
The United Nations has listed Manipur’s KHUDOL initiative as one of the top 10 global initiatives to fight Covid-19. KHUDOL, a crowd funded initiative by an Imphal based NGO Ya_all has been lauded by the UN for its inclusive fight against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Under KHUDOL initiative the NGO ensures food, health and hygiene of the LGBTQ community, daily wage earners, HIV infected people, adolescents and children.
India Becomes the Second Largest Manufacturer of PPE kits in the world
India became the second largest producer of PPE(Personal Protective Equipment) next to China. This is the result of Ministry of Textile’s continuous endeavour to take several steps regarding mass production and to maintain the quality of PPE at par with global standards.
Russia constructs its first Stealth Bomber
Russia has constructed it’s first Stealth Bomber under the Perspective Aviation Complex for Long Range Aviation(PAKDA) Programme. The Stealth Bomber is a second-generation combat aircraft after Sukhoi Su-57 supersonic fighter jet. The Stealth technology will make the Russian Bomber invisible to the enemies. The first test flight of the bomber will be conducted in 2021-2022.
Dr Harsh Vardhan takes charge of WHO Executive Board
Union Health Minister of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan took charge of the 34-member Executive Board of WHO as Chairman. The 147th Executive Board meeting of World Health Organisation(WHO) held on May 22, 2020.
JNCASR developed Injectable Silk-Fibrion based Hydrogel
The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research(JNCASR), has developed injectable silk-fibrion based hydrogel. It will help to deliver sustained insulin to diabetic patients. The hydrogel was developed using biocompatible additives
India becomes sixth country in the world to produce high horse power locomotive
India has become the sixth country in the world to produce high horse power locomotive. The Indian Railways operationalized the first 12,000 HP electric locomotive on May 19, 2020. The locomotive was built at the Madhepura Electric Locomotive, Bihar under the Make in India initiative by the French Alstom Company. The engine is capable of hauling 6000 tonnes at a top speed of 120 km/hr.