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  1. For the Indian women’s cricket team, our Former Test opener Shiv Sunder Das has been named the batting coach only for the upcoming seven-match tour of England. The tour comprises a one-off Test, three One-day Internationals, and three T20 Internationals in June-July 2021. 

  1. Google has declared the launch of its global product called News Showcase in India. Launched in October 2020, News Showcase may be a global vehicle to pay news publishers for their content online

  1. In Karnataka, a study by the Indian Institute of Science has identified a group of molecular biomarkers which can help detect and predict viral or bacterial infections with high probability. it had been discovered that a ten-gene RNA signature produced within the patient’s blood supported the number of viral and bacterial infections

  1. World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed on 17 May every year. The day is observed to boost awareness about the utilization of the web because it can bridge the gap between society and economies and therefore the digital divide

  1. Within the women’s section, Italian Open champion Polish teenager Iga Swiatek jumped six places on the WTA Tour rankings to enter the highest 10. The player is now ninth, behind American legend Serena Williams, winner of 23 Grand Slams

  1. In tennis, despite a three-set victory over Novak Djokovic within the Italian Open final, Spaniard Rafael Nadal continues to be at the third spot on the ATP rankings, released on May 18, 2021

  1. The Cowin platform is being made available in Hindi and 14 regional languages by the 4th week of May 2021. The Cowin platform is employed for registration for the COVID-19 Vaccination

  1. World AIDS Vaccine Day or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed annually on May 18. The main aim is to promote the continued and urgent need for a vaccine to stop HIV infection and AIDS. The concept of World AIDS Day came from former US President Bill Clinton's commencement speech at the Morgan State University on May 18, 1997

  1. Wholesale Price Inflation (WPI) climbed to an all-time high of 10.49 percent in April 2021 on a YoY (year on year) basis. It rose primarily thanks to an increase in prices of crude petroleum, mineral oils, the commerce ministry data showed (What is WPI? - The Wholesale price level (WPI) reflects changes within the average prices of products at the wholesale level — that's, commodities sold in bulk and traded between businesses or entities instead of goods bought by consumers)

  1. Shilpa Medicare has entered into a affect Dr. Reddy's Laboratories for the assembly supply of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V. the three yr definitive agreement will make sure that Shilpa Medicare is liable for the manufacturing of the vaccine