As Kerala state amphibian Purple Frog to be named
- Purple Frog is to be named as Kerala’s state amphibian.
- The species is endemic to the Western Ghats.
- The title would help in protecting species fragile habitat.
- It is believed that the species should be rightly called a living fossil.
- It almost 70 million years ago.
On 7th May Basava Jayanti 2019 was observed
- Basava Jayanti 2019 was observed on May 7, 2019.
- For the 12th century, Basava Jayanthi is the birthday of Basavanna.
- Traditionally observed by the Lingayats.
- Basava Jayanti 2019 will witness various celebratory events.
- In Karnataka, it is a government holiday.
In India, Mastercard Announced $1 Billion Investment
- Global card payments brand Mastercard declared its plan.
- Over a period of next 5 years, they investing $1 billion in India.
- About $350 million of the total amount.
- It would be invested in setting up a local payment.
- Bank of India’s mandate to store all payments data locally.
Microsoft released its own Blockchain-based Service
- Microsoft released its own fully managed Azure Blockchain Service.
- This will help in simplifying the formation.
- It is the governance of the businesses.
- Businesses can develop their applications.
- It is an enterprise-focused version of the open-sourced platform.
- It will be the first ledger available in Azure Blockchain Service.
On 8th May World Red Cross Day is observed
- On May 8th World Red Cross Day is observed.
- The day is also the birthday of Henry Dunant.
- In 1863 it generated the Red Cross Committee of the International.
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