17 May -World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Dr K Kasturirangan has been awarded the prestigious BasavaShree award for 2020.

  • Dr K Kasturirangan, who served as chairman of ISRO and Space Commission, has been credited with launching various satellites.
  • He was instrumental in making India a major space power.
  • And the Classical musician Pandit Rajeev Taranath will receive the prestigious Basavashree award for 2019.

Punjab become the 1st state in the country to join the Global covax Alliance.

  • State govt Joining the global COVAX alliance for sourcing the immunisation shots at the best price.

IIT Ropar designed an environmentally friendly mobile crematorium system.

  • Equipped with stainless steel insulation to ensure low wood consumption.
  • The cart has been developed in collaboration with the company Cheema Boilers Limited.
  • It works on temperature above 1000°C that ensures complete sterilization.

Pablo Picasso's painting "woman sitting near a window" has recently been sold for Rs 754 crores.

  • The painting was completed in 1932.
  • This is the Spanish painter's fifth painting to cross the USD 100 million mark.
  • Picasso, who was born in 1881 and died in 1973.
  • The same painting was acquired in London sales only eight years ago for £ 28.6 million.

Airtel Payments Bank launches 'DigiGold' platform for customers to invest in gold.

  • DigiGold has been launched in partnership with SafeGold, a provider of digital gold.

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