Global life expectancy to increase by almost five years by 2050.

  • Life expectancy is expected to rise by 4.9 years for men and 4.2 years for women globally by 2050, as per a new study published in The Lancet.
  • A study conducted by the Global Burden of Disease Study (2021), the research considers factors like income, education, and health risks across 204 countries and territories.
  • The main reason for this increase is because of improving health facilities.

Southern sates in India will conduct Joint Elephant Census.

  • A synchronized elephant census will be conducted from May 23-25 in the border areas of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh.
  • The census aims to understand conflict areas and enhance inter-state coordination for future planning and policy-making.
  • Since 1986, the Asian elephant has been listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Elon Musk launches Starlink service in Indonesia.

  • Elon Musk inaugurated Starlink in Denpasar, Bali, aiming to provide reliable internet to Indonesia's remote areas, benefiting millions in the archipelago.
  • Pilot-tested in health facilities, Starlink is set to support 10,000 clinics and will trial services in Indonesia's new capital, Nusantara.
  • Starlink is already available in Southeast Asia Malaysia and the Philippines.

Swiggy partners with "SHIELD" for enhanced fraud prevention.

  • Swiggy collaborates with SHIELD to bolster its fraud prevention capabilities using SHIELD’s device-first risk AI platform.
  • The partnership aims to minimize promo abuse and fraudulent activities within Swiggy’s Delivery Partner ecosystem.
  • Enhanced fraud detection allows Swiggy to concentrate resources on genuine users, improving overall platform integrity.

Floating baby corals can help save damaged reefs - new study.

  • Coral larvae float and disperse over long distances before settling to form new coral colonies.
  • Importance: Crucial for maintaining the genetic diversity and resilience of coral reefs.
  • Environmental Requirements: Warm, stable water temperatures; healthy, diverse marine ecosystems with algae and fish.
  • Threats: Climate change, ocean acidification, and pollution.

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