Prostate cancer cases likely to double by 2040, finds Lancet study.

  • Prostate cancer cases are set to double by 2040, reaching 2.9 million annually.
  • Risk factors include age, family history, and ethnicity, with lifestyle choices impacting early symptoms.
  • Regular screening tests are vital for early detection and effective treatment.
  • It is a big concern right now because prostate cancer accounts for about 15% of the total cases of cancer seen in men.

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument made largest 3D map of universe.

  • 5,000 tiny robots in a telescope helped Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) map the cosmos, viewing light from up to 11 billion years ago.
  • DESI's 3D cosmic map, the largest ever, aided in understanding dark energy and the universe's rapid expansion.
  • First-year data revealed the universe's evolution with unprecedented precision.

SJVN honored at 15th Vishwakarma Awards 2024.

  • Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited has won two CIDC Vishwakarma Awards for excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • The event was instituted by the Construction Industry Development Council.
  • SJVN has invested over Rs. 450 crores in a variety of CSR activities through the SJVN Foundation.
  • It is an Indian public sector undertaking involved in hydroelectric power generation and transmission.


Bilquis Mir became India’s First Female Jury Member at Paris Olympics.

  • Bilquis Mir from J&K has made history as the first Indian woman jury member at the Paris Olympics.
  • She has been nominated by the Indian Olympic Association.
  • She has served as a jury member in the Asian Games; started her canoeing career in 1998.
  • 2020 Summer Olympics host - Tokyo.
  • 2028 host - Los Angeles.
  • International Olympic Committee President: Thomas Bach.
  • Hq: Lausanne, Switzerland.

Global Life Expectancy rises up 6.2 years despite COVID-19: Lancet.

  • Life expectancy worldwide has increased by 6.2 years since 1990, with significant contributions from reductions in key diseases.
  • COVID-19 pandemic disrupted this positive trend, altering death cause rankings and setting back health progress.
  • In South Asia, Bhutan saw the biggest gains in life expectancy (13.6 years), followed by Bangladesh (13.3), Nepal (10.4), and Pakistan (2.5 years).

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