10 May -International Day of Argania

China's "Long March 5B" rocket debris crashes into Indian Ocean near Maldives.

  • Most of the debris was burnt into the atmosphere and the rest landed at coordinates near the Maldives.
  • The Long March 5B — comprising one core stage and four boosters — lifted off from China's Hainan island on April 29.
  • It is one of the largest pieces of space debris to return to Earth, with experts estimating its dry mass to be around 18 to 22 tonnes.

"First batch" of 'women military police' inducted into 'Indian Army'.

  • The first batch of 83 women soldiers were inducted by the Military Police Center and School (CMP C&S) at the Dronacharya Parade Ground in Bengaluru.
  • The government plans to have 1,700 female soldiers by 2036, in batches of 100 recruits per year.
  • Soldiers went through "61 weeks of intensive training" on aspects related to basic military training.

Nepali climber "Kami Rita Sherpa" set a world record by climbing Mount Everest for the 25th time.

  • Kami Rita first summitted Mount Everest in 1994.
  • His father was one of the first Sherpas to help climbers up the world's highest peak.
  • Mr Rita's latest climb was to fix ropes at the top of the mountain for the upcoming climbing season.

'INTERPOL' launched the "ID-Art" mobile app to protect cultural heritage assets.

  • It will help identify stolen cultural property, reduce illicit trafficking, and increase the chances of recovering stolen works and artefacts.
  • It also enables users to record the geographical location, a detailed description and images in order to capture the condition of a site.
  • It is a major milestone in the international fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural property.

CBSE launches"Dost For Life" app for psychosocial well-being of students.

  • The app will focus on the psychological social welfare of students of classes 9 to 12 during the covid-19 epidemic.
  • It has fearures like counselling sessions, time slot to connect with expert, suggestive course guide after 10+2, mental health and well being tips, corona guide, rap songs.

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