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May 2010 Science & Technology


The first indigenously built Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), designed and developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), made its inaugural flight in Bangalore. 



Japan successfully launched the H—IIA rocket, a Venus probe from the Tanegashima space centre in southern Japan. 



The team of scientists from Spain cloned a fighting bull named Got for the first time.



U.S. geneticist Craig Venter and his team have built the genome of a bacterium and incorporated it into a cell to make what they call the world's first synthetic life form in an experiment that paves the way for designer organisms that are built rather than evolved.



According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of America, the year 2010 is turning out to be the warmest ever in recorded history and April was the warmest individual month ever.



Agni-II surface-to-surface ballistic missile was successfully flight-tested from the Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast. The intermediate range missile can carry nuclear weapons and has a range of more than 2000 km.



The 3rd inshore patrol vessel of the five series of vessels being built by Hindustan Shipyard Ltd was launched in Vizag. The vessel was named as Rani Durgavati



The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has set up a committee headed by K. Kasturirangan to study the capability of the National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) to build civil aircraft.



Microsoft Corporation launched its latest software Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 for business customers, unified productivity experience across computers, web and mobile.



The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) submitted a proposal to the Union government to set up an Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research that will primarily focus on research on areas that are not taught in regular academic universities.



According to the Asiatic Lion census-2010, the population of Asiatic Lions in the Gir forest in Gujarat's Saurashtra region, the only abode of the animals in the world, has grown by 13 percent to 411. The last count, taken in 2005, was 359. 



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