Important day

In India, Commonwealth day – 24 May.

World Thyroid Day – 25 May.

International Missing Children’s Day – 25 May.

Vesak Day (“Vesak” means the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May) – 26 May 2021.

International

The 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) will be held in __ from 29 July to 2 August 2022 – Montréal, Canada.

National

___ and Council of Architecture (COA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to mainstream bamboo in building sector – Bamboo Society of India (BSI).

The Union Cabinet has approved the opening of a new Consulate General of India in Addu City in – Maldives.

In order to address the issue of air pollution due to farm stubble burning, Ministry of Power has decided to set up a __ in coal based thermal power plants – “National Mission on use of biomass in thermal power plants”.

Recipient of the National Award 2021 from Technology Development Board (TDB) for developing a commercial solution for conversion of CO2 to chemicals and fuels – Bangalore based Breathe Applied Sciences.

Person in News

First Indian doctor who won the prestigious V Schindler Award constituted by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – Dr D Nageshwar Reddy.

New Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court with effect from 01st June 2021 – Shri Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra.

Sports

First woman ever who landed a Yurchenko double pike (in gymnastics) in competition – Simone Biles (American artistic gymnast).

State Current Affairs

Palash Home Delivery App is run by the – Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society.

Science & Technology

The ___ announced that it will design a new Earth System Observatory in partnership with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) that will be dedicated to study climate change and mitigate its effects – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

___ has developed SatGuard an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered system for operating and managing observation and communication satellites – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

General Knowledge

Conference on Disarmament (CD) – Formation: 1984; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland; Membership: 65.

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – Formation: 29 April 1997; Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands; Membership: 193.

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies – Established: 12 July 1996; Secretariat: Vienna, Austria.

Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was founded in response to the Indian nuclear test in – May 1974.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT) – Signed: 1 July 1968; Effective: 5 March 1970; Parties: 190.

Australia Group – Established: 1985; Parties: 43.

Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) – Established: 1987; Parties: 35.

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