28 May -International Day of Action for Women's Health 2021

"Dr D Nageshwar Reddy" becomes first Indian to receive "Rudolf V Schindler Award".

  • Rudolf V Schindler Award is named after Dr Schindler who is considered as “the father of gastroscopy.
  • It is the highest category award in the Crystal Awards of ASGE.
  • Dr Reddy is the Chairman and founder of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG), Hyderabad.
  • It is the largest gastroenterology hospital in the world.
  • He has been honored with the Padma Shri in 2002 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016.

U.N. Bodies Set up "One Health" Panel to Advise on Animal Disease Risks.

  • The World Health Organization and three other international bodies have formed a team of experts.
  • To help develop a global plan to prevent the spread of diseases from animals to humans.
  • The WHO says three quarters of all emerging infectious diseases originate in animals.

"Aashritha V Olety" has become the first female flight test engineer of India.

  • Olety, a native of Karnataka, has graduated as part of the 43rd Flight Test Course.
  • She is the first woman in the IAF, a flight test engineer.
  • She will be responsible for evaluating aircraft and airborne systems before their induction into the armed forces.

Assam Cabinet approves separate welfare department for "Bodoland Territorial Region".

  • For speedy implementation of various schemes in an autonomous region.
  • Comprising Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri districts of the state.
  • Earlier, affairs of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) were under the Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes Department.

"Kerala" government has launched "Smart Kitchen scheme".

  • Smart Kitchen Scheme will be launched by July 10, 2021.
  • Under the scheme, women of state will be given loan to refurbish their kitchen.
  • Loan will be provided with a low-interest rate in instalment schemes.
  • Scheme seeks to reduce workload of women’s domestic labour.

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