NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission has been launched in which year
Why in news ?
- NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission will depart from asteroid Bennu and start its two-year-long journey back to Earth.
- OSIRIS-REx stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer.
- The mission was launched in 2016. It was the first U.S. mission to successfully collect a sample from an asteroid.
- Aim: To travel to a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu and bring a small sample back to Earth for study.
- Asteroid Bennu is named after an Egyptian deity. It is as tall as the Empire State Building. It is located about 200 million miles away from the Earth.
- The asteroid was discovered by a team from the NASA-funded Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research team in 1999.
“Nature in a Globalised World: Conflict and Conservation” has been launched by which organization
Why in News ?
- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released a report titled “Nature in a Globalised World: Conflict and Conservation”.
About the Nature in a Globalised World Report:
- The report focuses on complex relationships between nature and armed conflict.
- Objective: To bring nature conservation into the mainstream of economic and political decision-making.
At which part of Indonesia Mount Sinabung is located
Why in News ?
- Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung has erupted releasing a massive column of volcanic ash and smoke up to 3,000 metres (3 km) into the sky.
About Mount Sinabung:
- Mount Sinabung is located in North Sumatra in Indonesia. It is among more than 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia. (Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific’s Ring of Fire).
- The volcano was dormant for 400 years before exploding in 2010. It exploded again in 2014 and 2016.
In 2021, the Laureus World Sports Awards for the best sportsman of the year has been given to
The Laureus World Sports Awards, 2021 was held in Seville. The awards are presented to honour individuals and teams who have achieved in sports throughout the year. It was established in 1999 by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. It is supported by Mitsubishi, Mercedes Benz. The first Laureus World Sports Awards was presented in 2000.
About the awards:
- As of 2020, the awards are presented in eight categories. Roger Federer, a Swiss Tennis player holds the record for the most of the awards. He has won six “Sportsman of the Year” awards and one comeback of the year award.
- The winners are presented with a statue of Laureus. It is created by the Cartier. The Cartier is the French Luxury Goods manufacturer. It manufactures watches, jewellery. It was founded in 1847.
- Laureus means “Laurel”. Laurel is a Greek word.
- In 2020, Sachin Tendulkar won Laureus World Sports Award for Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020.
Laureus World Sports Awards 2021
In 2021, the following Laureus World Sports Awards were presented:
- Naomi Osaka (tennis, Japan) won the Sportswoman of the Year
- Rafael Nadal (tennis, Spain) won the Sportsman of the Year
- Billie Jean King (tennis, USA) won the Lifetime Achievement
- FC Bayern (football, Germany) won the Team of the Year
- Patrick Mahomes (American Football, USA) won the Breakthrough of the Year
- Max Parrot (Snowboarding, Canada) won the World Comeback of the Year
- Kickformore by Kickfair (football, German) won the Sport for Good
- Mo Salah (football, Liverpool & Egypt) won the Sporting Inspiration Award
- Lewis Hamilton (Formula One, Mercedes & UK) won the Athlete Advocate of the Year
This year the Laureus World sports Award for Action Sports person of the year was not awarded
Which Space Agency is planning to launch “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon”:
SpaceX is to launch DOGE-1, a satellite that is completely funded with crypto currency. Days earlier Musk did mention about DOGE crypto currencies in a TV show he was hosting.
- It is the first ever commercial payload to be paid with Dogecoin.
- The satellite weighs 40 kilograms.
- The satellite is to be launched in 2022.
- The DOGE-1 is a payload of Geometric Energy Corporation. The company is to obtain lunar spatial intelligence from cameras and sensors with integrated computational and communication systems.
- DOGE-1 is to be launched in Falcon 9.
Which famous Personality is suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome:
The SpaceX Billionaire Elon Musk recently announced that he had Asperger’s Syndrome. The announcement was made in a TV show Musk was hosting.
What is Asperger’s Syndrome?
- It is a disorder where people have trouble in social relationships. The Asperger Syndrome is named after the German doctor Hans Asperger who first described about the disorder in 1944.
- It is a kind of autism disorder. It severely inhibits the mental and social development of a person.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
- The Asperger’s Syndrome falls into the category of Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, Asperger’s Syndrome is different from other Autism Spectrum Disorders. These persons only face difficulties in social interaction. The causes of Asperger’s syndrome are unknown. It is inherited from parents.
- The Asperger’s syndrome remains in the International Classification of Diseases as of 2019.
The theme for National Technology Day 2021 was Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future. It is celebrated every year on-
Every year, India celebrates National Technology Day on May 11. This year, the National Technology Day is being celebrated under the theme:
Theme: Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future
- The Ministry of Science and Technology organises several events across the country to celebrate the day.
Why is National Technology Day celebrated in India?
The National Technology Day is celebrated in India for two reasons namely:
- To mark the anniversary of Pokhran Nuclear tests that was conducted in 1998.
- To highlight the importance of technological advancements for the country.
What was the theme for International Nurses Day 2021 -
Every year, the International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12. The birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale is celebrated as the International Nurses Day. The day is celebrated to mark the contributions made by the nurses to the society.
- This year, in 2021, the International Nurses Day is celebrated under the following theme:
Theme: Nursing the World to Health
About International Nurses Day
- The International Nurses Day has been celebrated by the International Council of Nurses since 1965. Every year, on International Nurses Day, the International Council of Nurses distributes educational and public information materials to be used by nurses everywhere.