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May 16 , 2024 30 days 224 0
  • Nepali Sherpa climber Kami Rita has scaled Mt Everest for the 29th time, surpassing his own record of 28 ascents.
    • He now holds the record for the most ascents of the world's tallest peak in its 71-year climbing history.
  • The UK announced the completion of half a million whole-genome sequences, almost 0.7% of its population.
    • Such data-sets are transformative, with far-reaching implications for both immediate and long-term advancements in the biological sciences.
  • The International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) is observed on 12 May to raise awareness about the necessity of protecting plant health in order to prevent hunger, reduce poverty, safeguard biodiversity, and promote economic development.
    • The theme of 2024 is 'Plant Health, Safe Trade, Digital Technology.'

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