China launched the Long March 5B carrier rocket with the main module (Tianhe, or "Harmony of the Heavens") for its future orbital station at the end of April.
Despite anticipating vaccination rates to drop off in rural communities and among younger people hesitant about the jabs, state and federal officials were reported to have been caught off guard by a sharp decline in demand for vaccinations in certain “pockets of the US”.
Negotiations over the possible reinstatement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) began in Vienna in April, prompting concerns and opposition from Israel, with Tel Aviv claiming that Tehran poses a threat to the Jewish state and seeks to create nuclear weapons.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk was picked as a guest host for ‘Saturday Night Live’ show on 8 May to get the programme rolling alongside pop singer Miley Cyrus. While Musk’s appearance was hailed by some starring cast members, including Pete Davidson, many haven’t been at ease, recalling the entrepreneur’s controversial statements during the pandemic.
The fight between the YouTuber-turned-professional-boxer, Logan Paul, and boxing icon Floyd Mayweather is scheduled for 6 June and will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
Karolinska University Hospital listed a plethora of side effects, including infertility, cancer and thrombosis, and emphasised the low evidence of the hormone treatment achieving the desired effect amid doubts about long-term safety.
Nepal has eased quarantine rules in a bid to give a boost to its COVID-hit tourism industry and has issued Everest climbing permits to some 400 people. However, reports suggest that over 30 climbers have tested positive for coronavirus and have allegedly been evacuated from the foot of Mount Everest, raising fears of a serious outbreak.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 3.2 million and over 155 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.