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5102
Margherita Hack

Margherita Hack Knight Grand Cross OMRI was an Italian astrophysicist and scientific disseminator. The asteroid 8558 Hack, discovered in 1995, was named in her honour (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 13 Jun, 2021

5101
Content delivery network (CDN)

A content delivery network, or content distribution network (CDN), is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers. The goal is to provide high availability and performance by distributing the service spatially relative to end users (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 13 Jun, 2021

5100
Operation Pangea XIV

More than 1.10 lakh web links have been taken down in an operation involving the police, customs and health regulatory authorities of 92 countries against the sale of fake and illicit medicines and medical products. Code-named “Operation Pangea XIV”, the exercise was coordinated by Interpol. (Source: The Hindu)

Sun, 13 Jun, 2021

5099
Dehing Patkai and Raimona

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Two new national parks, Dehing Patkai and Raimona, notified in Assam Assam now is the state with the second highest number of national parks in the country, after Madhya Pradesh's 11. The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar has nine national parks (Source: The Indian Express)

Sun, 13 Jun, 2021

5098
Dingko Singh

Ngangom Dingko Singh (1 January 1979 – 10 June 2021) was an Indian boxer who won the gold medal at 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. He was from the North-eastern Indian state of Manipur. He was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 2013 (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 13 Jun, 2021

5093
Alaska: Arctic drilling leases suspended

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US President Joe Biden's administration will suspend oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge pending an environmental review. The giant Alaskan wilderness is home to many important species, including polar bears, caribou and wolves. (Source: bbc.com)

Sun, 06 Jun, 2021

5092
World's First Floating Transparent Swimming Pool

The Embassy Garden, London opens up the first transparent swimming pool in the world, claims that it will offer the feeling of floating and flying all together. The suspended pool between two buildings gives the actual feeling of swimming in the air, the pool is stretched between the 10th floors of two buildings (Source: The Republic World)

Sun, 06 Jun, 2021

5091
China ending a two-child policy

China says it will allow couples to have three children, up from two - Births in China have fallen for four consecutive years, including in 2020, when the number of babies born dropped to the lowest since the Mao era. (Source: The Indian Express)

Sun, 06 Jun, 2021

5089
MV X-Press Pearl

The sinking of cargo ship MV X-Press Pearl carrying chemicals near Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. was on its way from the UAE via Qatar, India and Sri Lanka en route to Singapore and had reported a nitric acid leak before reaching Sri Lanka on May 19. (Source: The Economics Times)

Sun, 06 Jun, 2021