1.Science and Technology

Google+ rebranded as Google Currents

Google has officially rebranded Google+ as Google Currents

The new platform is tailored more towards businesses

Google+ was a social network platform which was closed in April 2019 due to low usage and data leaks.

Quick Fact: Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google

 

2.Science and Technology

World’s first reusable PPE kits launched in India

These kits has been created by Indian manufacturing company, Loyal Textile Mills

It has been developed in collaboration with Reliance Industries Limited and Switzerland based textile innovation company- HeiQ Materials AG.

The kit has Triple Viral Shield Technology and can be washed and reused up to ten times

 

3.India and the World

Nepal bans broadcasting of Indian News Channels

Nepal based Multi-System Operators have issued a broadcast ban on all Indian news channels except doordarshan

The decision has been taken upon the allegation of Indian news channels broadcasting defamatory and untrue information about Nepal’s Prime Minister

 

4.Art and Culture

Ministry of Culture published reprinted version of Mongolian Kanjur Manuscripts

Union Ministry of Culture is reprinting all the 108 volumes of Mongolian Kanjur Manuscripts under the National Mission for Manuscripts

Professor Raghuvira brought the manuscripts to India around 1956 

The books are important Buddhist canonical text and are the most important religious books in Mongolia

Quick Fact: Kanjur means ‘Concise Orders’ in Mongolian language

 

5.Science and Technology

ISRO will launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite

Amazonia-1 is the first earth observation satellite to be entirely developed by Brazil

It will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

The partnership is as per the MoU signed by both countries on cooperation in the field of outer space 

Quick Fact: Brazil’s space programs are handled by Brazilian Space Agency, AEB, as it is called Agência Espacial Brasileira in Portuguese