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Krithi Karanth becomes 1st Indian woman to get "Wild Innovator Award 2021".

  • Dr Krithi K Karanth is a Chief Conservation Scientist at Bengaluru-based Centre for Wildlife Studies.
  • This award given by the WILD ELEMENTS Foundation.
  • It brings together a coalition of innovators, advocates and partners to "disrupt the status quo and identify solutions to global sustainability and conservation.

ICICI Bank launches ‘Merchant Stack’, contactless digital banking platform.

  • The tailormade platform enables merchants to meet their banking requirements seamlessly ensuring smooth functioning amid the pandemic.
  • Merchants can avail these facilities instantly using the bank’s mobile banking application for businesses called 'InstaBIZ'.

China launches 1st section of its massive space station.

  • The module, named Tianhe, or Harmony of the Heavens, was launched on the Long March 5B, China's largest carrier rocket.
  • It is launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on the southern island of Hainan.
  • Tianhe is an important pilot project in the building of a powerful nation in both technology and in space.

T V somanathan has been appointed as the finance Secretary of India.

  • The senior-most officer among all secretaries in the Finance Ministry is designated as the Finance Secretary.

DRDO conducts maiden trial of Python-5 air to air missile.

  • India's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, has added the Python-5 (AAM) in its air-to-air weapons capability.
  • Derby and Python missile achieved direct hit on a high-speed maneuvering aerial target.

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