- Sun has entered into deepest period of Sunshine Recession
The cycle of the sun lasts for 11 years. This is called Solar Cycle. Solar minimum does not mean that sun becomes dull or its activity reduces. It simply means that the sun is changing forms. The sun spots fade away every 11 years.
- Important days (15th May to 21 May)
May 21: International Tea Day
May 20: World Bee Day
- Pinanga andamanensis
A rare palm from South Andaman Island has found its second home in Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) Kerala. The species has been brought to the Indian mainland to prevent its extinction.
- First 12,000 HP Electric Loco
On May 19, 2020, the Indian Railways operationalized the first 12,000 HP electric locomotive. The locomotive was built by the French Alstom Company under the Make in India initiative.The locomotive was manufactured at the Madhepura Electric Locomotive in Bihar. It is capable of hauling 6000 tonnes at a top speed of 120 km/hr.
- Nepal approves new Map: Includes Kalapani
Lipuleh and Limpiyadhura. However, the territories have been claimed by India as well. In October 2019, India issued a new political map that included Lipulekh and Kalapani on its side of border.
- Quote of the week
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. – Desmond Mpilo Tutu OMSG CH GCStJ is a South African Anglican cleric and theologian known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist.
- Practice KCET 2020 Mock Exams –