23 May -World Turtle Day 2021

Doordarshan plans to launch "DD International" to present "India story".

  • To project India’s point of view globally on contemporary issues of both global and domestic significance.
  • To tell the India Story to a global audience.
  • It also intends DD International to be the "authoritative global media source on India through credible, exhaustive and accurate global news service".

India ranks 3rd in "Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index".

  • The observations are as per the 57th EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) released by EY globally.
  • US and China are in the first and the second spot, respectively.

  • Maharashtra govt launches "Mission Oxygen Self-Reliance".

    • Scheme to meet the state's oxygen needs.
    • Special incentives will be given to oxygen producing industries under this scheme.
    • At present the state's oxygen generation capacity is 1300 MT per day.
    • Target is to produce 3000 metric tons of oxygen per day.

    DRDO lab develops antibody detection-based kit "Dipcovan".

    • The kit can be used for sero-surveillance for detecting the presence of Covid antibodies amongst the population.
    • Sero surveillance is conducted to ascertain the spread of Covid-19 in an area.
    • Kit can detect both spike as well as nucleocapsid (S&N) proteins of SARS-CoV-2 virus with a high sensitivity of 97% and specificity of 99%.

    India and Oman renew MoUs on military cooperation, maritime issues.

    • Along with its annexure as well as on maritime issues, informed the Defence Ministry.

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