15th May, 2021 – Daily News

Topics covered – Mount Pumori, world’s first private digital court, Vaidya Aapke Dwar scheme, ‘AYUSH Ghar Dwar’, Goa Maritime Symposium, Microsoft for digital transformation, Wildlife Fund for Nature report, World AIDS Vaccine Day, International Museum Day.

Bulletins

  1. The mountaineers, Baljeet Kaur (Solan district of Himachal) and Gunbala Sharma (Rajasthan) to become the first Indian women to summit Mount Pumori (7,161 metres) in Nepal.

  2. Chandigarh-based startup Jupitice Justice Technologies has developed the world’s first private digital court under the Private Justice System (Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR Mechanism) which brings India at the forefront of innovation in legal technology.

  3. Department of AYUSH has launched ‘Vaidya Aapke Dwar’ scheme in Madhya Pradesh to provide free medical consultation through video call.

  4. AYUSH Department has launched ‘AYUSH Ghar Dwar’ in Himachal Pradesh for COVID-19 patients.

  5. Indian Navy hosted the Goa Maritime Symposium (GMS) – 2021 on the theme of “Maritime Security and Emerging Non-Traditional Threats: A Case for Proactive Role for IOR Navies”.

  6. Ministry of Tribal Affairs has signed an MoU with Microsoft for digital transformation of Tribal Schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools and Ashram Schools.

  7. “Over 100 Years of Snow Leopard Research — A spatially explicit review of the state of knowledge in the snow leopard range” report has been released by Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).

  8. Bhutan was the first country to conduct the world’s first national snow leopard survey in 2016.

  9. World AIDS Vaccine Day or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed annually on May 18

  10. International Museum Day is observed on May 18 by International Council on Museums (HQ- Paris, France).

Table of Content

National News

  1. The mountaineers, Baljeet Kaur (Solan district of Himachal) and Gunbala Sharma (Rajasthan) to become the first Indian women to summit Mount Pumori (7,161 metres) in Nepal.
      • They were a part of the 12-member team that will attempt to conquer all four peaks that are part of the Everest Massif.
      • Four peaks — Mt Nuptse (7,862 metres), Mt Pumori (7,161m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m) along with the tallest mountain on earth, Mt Everest (8,848.86m) — make up the Everest Massif.
      • Two sherpas — Nuri Sherpa and Gelu Sherpa — accompanied the two mountaineers to the peak respectively.

State News

  1. Chandigarh-based startup Jupitice Justice Technologies has developed the world’s first private digital court under the Private Justice System (Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR Mechanism) which brings India at the forefront of innovation in legal technology.
      • Jupitice’s Private Digital Court is a combination of the world’s first end-to-end digital justice delivery platform that facilitates all the participants involved in the dispute to perform tasks (case filing to awards & settlement) online and on a single platform.
  2. Department of AYUSH has launched ‘Vaidya Aapke Dwar’ scheme in Madhya Pradesh to provide free medical consultation through video call.
      • Citizens can take advantage of this facility by downloading the AyushQure App from the Google Play store on Android phones.
Department of AYUSH has launched 'Vaidya Aapke Dwar'
  1. AYUSH Department has launched ‘AYUSH Ghar Dwar’ in Himachal Pradesh for COVID-19 patients.
      • The initiative aims to provide a Holistic Healthcare Approach through AYUSH to ensure not only physical but also mental, social and spiritual wellbeing to COVID patients through AYUSH.
      • The initiative is being launched by AYUSH Vibhag Himachal Pradesh in collaboration with the Art of Living Organization.

Defence News

  1. Indian Navy hosted the Goa Maritime Symposium (GMS) – 2021 on the theme of “Maritime Security and Emerging Non-Traditional Threats: A Case for Proactive Role for IOR Navies”.
      • 13 Indian Ocean Littoral countries, which included India, Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand participated in the symposium.

Memorandum of Understanding

  1. Ministry of Tribal Affairs has signed an MoU with Microsoft for digital transformation of Tribal Schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools and Ashram Schools.
      • The collaboration seeks to skill educators and students in next-generation digital technologies including Artificial Intelligence.
      • Under the program, 250 Eklavya Model Residential school (EMRS) have been adopted by Microsoft, out of which 50 EMRS schools will be given intensive training.
      • In the first phase, 500 master trainers will be trained.

Reports & Indices

  1. “Over 100 Years of Snow Leopard Research — A spatially explicit review of the state of knowledge in the snow leopard range” report has been released by Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).
      • More than 70% habitat of the snow leopard, over 12 Asian countries, remains unresearched.
      • Nepal, India and China had conducted the most snow leopard research, followed by Mongolia and Pakistan.
      • Snow leopard habitat is expected to decline by 8-23% by 2070 due to climate impacts.
      • Only 14-19% of snow leopard range is protected, with 40% of those protected areas being smaller than a single adults home range.
      • Bhutan was the first country to conduct the world’s first national snow leopard survey in 2016

Impotant Days

  1. World AIDS Vaccine Day or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed annually on May 18
      • Theme – Global Solidarity
World AIDS Vaccine Day on May 18
  1. International Museum Day is observed on May 18 by International Council on Museums (HQ- Paris, France).
      • Theme – The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine.
      • National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, has launched its first-ever audio-visual guide app.

Start Quiz of 15th May 2021

Q.1) With which company has Ministry of Tribal Affairs signed an MoU for digital transformation of Tribal Schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools and Ashram Schools?
 Q.2) Who among the following has become the first Indian woman to summit Mount Pumori?
Q.3) Which company has launched world’s first private digital court?
 Q.4) In which state is 'Vaidya Aapke Dwar' scheme launched by Department of AYUSH to provide free medical consultation through video call?
 Q.5) In which state has AYUSH Department launched 'AYUSH Ghar Dwar' for COVID-19 patients?
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