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May, 2020 - - Part 2_4.1

Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passes away

Renowned astrologer, Bejan Daruwalla passed away. His name figured among the 100 great astrologers of the last 1,000 years in ‘The Millennium Book of Prophecy’, published by Harper Collins. His astrological predictions were keenly followed by millions of people in the country. He used to predict political developments, cricket, film industry and film stars. Among …

May, 2020 - - Part 2_6.1

World Digestive Health Day: 29th May

World Digestive Health Day is observed globally on 29th May every year. It is organised by the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) in collaboration with the WGO Foundation (WGOF). The theme for the World Digestive Health Day 2020 campaign is “Gut Microbiome: A Global Perspective.” Each year the day focuses upon a particular digestive disease and/or …

May, 2020 - - Part 2_10.1

CIPET renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology

The name of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) has been changed to Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET). CIPET is a premier national institution which comes under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. The new name of the institute has been registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies …

May, 2020 - - Part 2_11.1

Finance Minister rolls out facility of Instant Allotment of PAN

The facility for instant allotment of Permanent Account N​umber (PAN) has been formally launched by the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman. This facility has been rolled out on near to real time basis. The PAN applicants who has a valid Aadhaar number and have a mobile number registered with Aadhaar will …

May, 2020 - - Part 2_12.1

South Africa’s Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins Christophe Merieux Prize

South African HIV researcher, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, who found that a topical gel could stop many women catching the virus has been awarded Christophe Merieux Prize.  Christophe Merieux Prize is one of France’s top science prizes. She won the half a million-euro ($551,000) Prize for her work for the Durban-based Centre for the AIDS Programme of …