Mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa broke her own world record, climbed Mount Everest for the 29th time.


1 Mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa broke her own world record, climbed Mount Everest for the 29th time.

Nepal  ‘s famous mountaineer  Kami Rita Sherpa  has   broken her own world record for climbing Mount Everest  the  most number of times. This 54-year-old mountaineer   reached this 8,849 meter high peak for the  29th  time on Sunday morning. Twenty climbers were involved in this mountaineering expedition organized by Seven Summit Tracks.

2 Ban on construction of four proposed dams inside Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary

Recently  the Supreme Court  stayed  the construction of four proposed dams inside  the Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary  in Haryana  ‘s  Yamunanagar  district   as the construction would not only have a negative impact on the wildlife and the local community but   would also damage the ecosystem . It was established  in 1988  to protect the local wildlife and biodiversity and   was declared a national park on 8 December 2003 . It is located in the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas and is adjacent to Rajaji National Park ( Uttarakhand ) and Simbalbara National Park ( Himachal Pradesh ). Spread over 13,209 acres, it is rich in biodiversity, with dense sal and khair forests and grasslands that support diverse plant and animal life. It is home to many species of animals, including leopard, sambar deer, barking deer, hyena, jackal, Indian porcupine, Indian pangolin and langur and many species of birds.

3. Ambassador of Japan inaugurates Kohima Peace Memorial and Eco Park with Nagaland Chief Minister

Ambassador of Japan  to India in  Nagaland Hiroshi Suzuki  and  Chief Minister  of  Nagaland Neifu Ryo  jointly   inaugurated the Kohima Peace Memorial and  laid the foundation stone of  Eco Park Kohima . The Kohima Peace Memorial and Eco Park holds special significance as it celebrates the collaborative effort between the Government of Japan and the Japanese International Corporation Agency along with the Government of Nagaland. It not only represents historical significance but also serves as a symbol of peace, reconciliation and holds deep educational value. Noting that the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Kohima is being observed this year, the Chief Minister said, the state government has planned several programs which will involve participation of all sectors including related countries like UK and US. Rio expressed hope that Japanese friends would also be part of the events as both would collectively work to spread peace and unity. Mr Suzuki also visited Kohima Cathedral and the World War II Museum at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.

4 Renewable energy accounts for 71 percent of India’s new electricity generation in FY24

A recent  Council on Energy, Environment and Water and Center for Energy Finance  (CEEW-CEF)  Market Handbook  found that  the share of coal in India’s total installed power capacity is expected to exceed 50% for the first time in history during the period 2023-24. Decreased  . The report said  renewable energy sources account for 71% of the 26 gigawatt (GW) power generation capacity added in India  . India’s total installed power capacity increased to 442GW, of which renewables contributed 144GW (33%) and hydro contributed 47 GW (11%). Solar power accounts for 81% of renewable energy, with wind capacity reaching approximately 3.3 GW and nuclear capacity increasing by 1.4 GW. Renewable energy auctions reach record 41 GW in FY2024, with innovative formats like wind-solar hybrids and RE-plus-storage gaining prominence. RE-plus-storage refers to renewable energy systems, such as solar or wind power, combined with energy storage solutions, usually in the form of batteries. India updated its climate change commitments in 2022, aiming to reduce GDP emissions intensity by 45% below 2005 levels by 2030 and to have 50% of its electricity capacity from non-fossil sources by the same year. Is.

5 India highlights forest conservation and sustainable forest management initiatives at the 19th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

India  participated in the 19th session  of  the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)  held at  the United Nations (UN) Headquarters  in   New York from May 6 to May 10, 2024. During the session, India  highlighted the country’s significant progress in  forest conservation and sustainable forest management . India said that due to this there  has been a continuous increase in forest area in the last 15 years . Globally, India ranked third in terms of net increase in average annual forest area between 2010 and  2020  . India has given high priority to biodiversity and wildlife conservation. This has led to the network of protected areas expanding to  more than 1,000 wildlife sanctuaries,  national parkstiger reserves , biosphere reserves and other wildlife habitats.  The recent celebrations of 50 years of Project Tiger  and  30 years of Project Elephant underline India’s commitment to species conservation and habitat protection. India also highlighted the formation of the International Big Cat Alliance, another important initiative aimed at protecting and conserving the seven big cat species across the world through collaborative international efforts. India also shared the launch of the ‘Green Credit Programme’, which is designed to incentivize institutions for tree plantation and restoration of degraded forest land. It aims to further strengthen climate action initiatives. UNFF-19 concluded with a declaration to take immediate and rapid action to stop deforestation and forest degradation and land erosion. These include the implementation of the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests and the achievement of global forest targets. The Indian delegation to UNFF-19 was led by Shri Jitendra Kumar, Special Secretary and Director General of Forests, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.

6 Yes Bank and EBANX announce strategic partnership to empower cross-border trade in India

Yes Bank  and  EBANX  announced  a strategic partnership for payment processing in India for  the global digital economy . This collaboration represents a significant milestone in the digital payments landscape, which aims to streamline cross-border payment processing and enhance global commerce opportunities for global merchants in India and Indian customers. The partnership will leverage Yes Bank’s digital capabilities, as well as EBANX’s extensive global experience and proficiency in cross-border payments, to provide global merchants seamless access to a set of scalable payments solutions, backed by an innovative trade architecture. Designed within the framework and aligned with the latest regulatory guidelines.

7 Bharti Enterprises sells ICICI Lombard shares for Rs 663 crore

Sunil Mittal  -led  Bharti Enterprises  sold  shares of  ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company for Rs 663 crore  through an open market transaction  . According to data available on bulk deals on BSE, Bharti Enterprises Ltd sold 38.50 lakh shares of ICICI Lombard through nine separate deals. This is equivalent to 0.8 percent stake in the insurance company.

8 Thomas Cook India launches TCPay

Thomas Cook India  has   revolutionized international money transfers with the launch of TCPay,  a user-friendly digital service designed to simplify and enhance the  remittance process . Traditionally, sending money abroad was associated with tedious paperwork and limited tenure. With TCPay, customers can now enjoy 24×7 remittances with ease and efficiency. TCPay offers a simple and intuitive digital interface across Thomas Cook’s digital platforms, including FXNOW (B2C app), portal, and call center for support. This ensures a hassle-free experience for customers.

9 Baitylips chandrayani

 Researchers at  Cochin University of Science and Technology  have named   the newly discovered marine  tardigrade species  from the south-eastern coast of  Tamil Nadu as Batillipes chandrayaani  in honor of  the Chandrayaan-3 moon mission . It was found in the sandy area between high and low tide marks in Mandapam, Tamil Nadu. This tardigrade is the 39th type of tardigrade classified under the name Batylips. It has a head that looks like a trapezoid and four pairs of legs with sharp spines for sensing things.

10 Mother’s Day: 12 May 2024

Mother’s Day  was celebrated  across the world on  12 May 2024 . This day   is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of the month of May . On this day, people of all age groups express their love and respect towards mothers by giving flowers, cards, chocolates or gifts and express gratitude to God.

11 World Migratory Bird Day 2024

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)  is an annual global campaign that aims to raise awareness about the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. This year, WMBD   will be observed on  two dates : Saturday, 11 May 2024 and Saturday, 12 October 2024 , to align with the cyclical patterns of bird migration in different hemispheres. The theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2024 is “ Insects ”. WMBD  is celebrated annually on the second Saturday in May and October to accommodate varying migration patterns in different regions  . Each year, a new theme is chosen to emphasize the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats.