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  1. Who were sworn in as Supreme Court judges in Andhra Pradesh High Court?
  • Chief Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and senior advocate K.V. Viswanathan.
  1. Who administered the oath of office to the newly appointed Supreme Court judges?
  1. How many judges are there in the apex court after the appointment of two new judges?
  • 34, which is its sanctioned strength.
  1. When were the appointments of the new judges announced?
  • The appointments were announced on Thursday (May 18th) by new Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Twitter.
  1. When will the full strength of the apex court be reduced again?
  • The full strength of the apex court will last only for a brief period as Justices K.M. Joseph, Ajay Rastogi, and V. Ramasubramanian will retire on June 17, June 18, and June 30, respectively.
  1. What is the professional background of Viswanathan?
  • Viswanathan is a distinguished member of the Bar of the Supreme Court.
  1. When was Viswanathan born?
  • Viswanathan was born on May 26, 1966.
  1. Until when will Viswanathan serve as a judge?
  • Viswanathan will serve as a judge until May 25, 2031.
  1. What is the potential future role of Viswanathan in the Indian judiciary?
  • On the retirement of Justice Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala on August 11, 2030, Viswanathan would be in line to assume office as the Chief Justice of India until his retirement.
  1. Which company successfully launched its second mission to the International Space Station (ISS)?
  • Axiom Space.
  1. Who is the first woman from Saudi Arabia to participate in the mission?
  • Rayyanah Barnawi.
  1. When did the Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2) lift off?
  • It lifted off at 5:37 p.m. EDT on Sunday (3:07 a.m. Monday IST).
  1. Where did the launch take place?
  • The launch took place at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  1. What type of rocket was used for the launch?
  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was used for the launch.
  1. What is significant about the Ax-2 mission?
  • It is the first commercial human spaceflight mission to include both private astronauts and astronauts representing foreign governments, as well as the first private mission commanded by a female.
  1. Who is leading the Ax-2 mission?
  • Peggy Whitson, Axiom Space’s Director of Human Spaceflight and former NASA astronaut and ISS commander, will lead the mission.
  1. Who is serving as the pilot for the mission?
  • John Shoffner, an aviator, is serving as the pilot.
  1. Who are the two mission specialists from Saudi Arabia?
  • Ali Alqarni and Rayyanah Barnawi are the two mission specialists from Saudi Arabia.
  1. Which company has opened a new engineering centre in Bengaluru?
  • F5, a global leader in multi-cloud application security and delivery.
  1. What is the size of the development centre?
  • The development centre is 50,000 square feet.
  1. How many employees can the development centre accommodate?
  • The centre has a seating capacity for 250 employees.
  1. What is the focus of the centre?
  • The centre will help drive research, development, and product innovation in multi-cloud application security and delivery solutions.
  1. What did Francois Locoh-Donou, President and CEO of F5, say about India’s technology ecosystem?
  • He mentioned that India has a thriving technology ecosystem and benefits from strong public sector-led innovation through programs like Digital India.

24.What will the engineering centre in Bengaluru enable F5 to do?

  • It will enable F5 to fully tap into local talent to deliver innovative multi-cloud application solutions to its global customer base.

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