1. India’s arms imports fell by a third between 2011-15 and 2016-20

  • India remains the second highest importer, only behind Saudi Arabia.
  • The top five global arms exporters were the US, Russia, France, Germany and China in 2016-2020.
  • Russia was the most affected supplier, although India’s imports of US arms also fell, by 46 per cent

2. World’s largest floating solar farms being built in Singapore

  • Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world. But it is also among the biggest per capita carbon dioxide emitters in Asia.
  • In a bid to tackle climate change, the country is building one of the world’s largest floating solar farms.
  • It has resorted to setting up these energy plants off its coasts and on reservoirs

3. New Delhi is world’s most polluted capital for third straight year: IQAir study

  • India emerged as the world’s third most polluted country after Bangladesh and Pakistan."Air pollution in India is still dangerously high"
  • World most polluted cities, Hotan of china followed by India's Ghaziabad (U.P.) & Bulandshahr (U.P.)

4. India to host Asian Boxing Championships 2021 from May 21 to 31: AIBA

5. KRAS rolls out first MRSAM batch for Indian airforce and army

  • Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) has rolled out the first Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) batch from the KRAS facility located near Hyderabad International Airport.
  • KRAS is a joint venture (JV) between Indian firm Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
  • A major step towards India’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative

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