May 2019

India adopts new standard definition of Kg, kelvin, mole and ampere (May 24 2019)

India joined several nations across the world in implementing the new definition of four of the seven base units - kilogramme, kelvin, mole and ampere. With this, the definition of the base units will change in the national records, including in the textbooks.

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UNESCO includes Kailash Mansarovar in tentative list of world heritage sites (May 23 2019)

If Kailash Mansarovar officially becomes the part of UNESCO world heritage sites permanently then Uttarakhand will benefited the most as communities living along the pilgrimage route will be incorporated in the plan to develop sustainable tourism for the site.

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India to launch radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B (May 22 2019)

RISAT-2B, the satellite due to be launched before dawn on May 22 from Sriharikota, will mark the resumption of a vital ring of Indian all-seeing radar imaging satellites after seven years.

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Lokpal Website inaugurated by Chairperson Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose (May 21 2019)

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, the Chairperson of the Lokpal, inaugurated the website of Lokpal. The Website can be accessed at http://lokpal.gov.in.

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The bird that came back from the dead (May 20 2019)

New research has shown that the last surviving flightless species of bird, a type of rail, in the Indian Ocean had previously gone extinct but rose from the dead thanks to a rare process called 'iterative evolution'.

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India Conducts Successful Flight Test of Abhyas Target Drone (May 18 2019)

India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) had successfully tested the Abhyas High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) drone

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US, France, Japan and Australia hold first combined naval drill in Asia (May 17 2019)

The warships from the United States, France, Japan and Australia conducted their first-ever combined naval exercise in Asia.

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India, Mongolia to ink pact for petrochemical unit (May 16 2019)

India and Mongolia are expected to sign an agreement for the construction of Mongolia's first petrochemical refinery that is expected to cut some of its dependence on Russian fuel.

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Sea phase of ADMM-Plus exercise concludes in Singapore (May 15 2019)

The sea phase of the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise concluded in Singapore.

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IAF receives its first Apache Guardian attack helicopter (May 14 2019)

The Indian Air Force has received the first Apache Guardian helicopter from US aircraft manufacturer, Boeing.

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New Species of Viper with Unique Heat-Sensing Ability Found In Arunachal (May 13 2019)

A team of herpetologists found a new species of venomous pit viper in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.

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SC grants time extension for mediation in Ayodhya case till August 15 (May 11 2019)

The Supreme Court of India extended the time given to the mediation panel to come up with an amicable solution in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case till August 15, 2019.

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Sand and Sustainability: UNEP Report on Sand Mining (May 10 2019)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently a report on sand mining and its consumption.

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India re-elected as Observer to ‘Arctic Council' (May 09 2019)

India re-elected as Observer to the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum. The decision was taken during the 11th Arctic Council ministerial meeting at Rovaniemi, Finland.

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Zero pendency court project by Delhi high court (May 08 2019)

A Delhi High Court's pilot project report on the backlog of cases has said the Capital needed 43 more judges above the current strength of 143 to clear all the pending cases in one year.

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Indian Navy launches submarine ‘INS Vela' (May 07 2019)

The Indian Navy on May 6, 2019 launched the fourth Scorpene class Submarine of Project 75 ‘INS Vela' at the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Limited at Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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Extremely Severe Cyclone Fani reached Odisha Coast (May 06 2019)

Cyclonic Storm ‘Fani’ reached Odisha Coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali around Puri on May 03, 2019 with maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph.

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Former ISRO Chairman awarded France's Highest Civilian Honour (May 04 2019)

Former ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar conferred with France's highest civilian honour, Chevalier de l'Ordre national de la Legion d'Honneur, for his contribution to India-France space cooperation.

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UN designates Masood Azhar as Global Terrorist (May 03 2019)

The 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council on May 1, 2019 designated Pakistan’s Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a Global Terrorist.

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International Labour Day 2019 (May 02 2019)

The Labour Day is celebrated to commemorate the happenings of May 4, 1886, the Haymarket affair (Haymarket Massacre) in the Chicago.

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PepsiCo sues Indian farmers over the FC5 potato row (May 01 2019)

PepsiCo Inc has sued four Indian farmers for cultivating a potato variety that the snack food and drinks maker claims infringes its patent.

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