|World Turtle Day 2017 observed globally||24 May 2017|
|Controversial godman Chandraswami passes away||24 May 2017|
|Seventieth World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva||23 May 2017|
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Kerala’s popular hill station, Munnar won the award for best romantic destination at the 2017 Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Travel Awards.
Amul Thapar has become the second Indian-American to be appointed to a key judicial position in the US Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Department of Telecommunications has sent a revised proposal to the Committee of Secretaries that will enable on-board Wi-Fi services.
Tripathy, an IRPS Officer, will serve the post for a period of five years.
Deep Kalra, Chairman and Group CEO of MakeMyTrip, was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the IAMAI.
Mumbai and Kota have been named in the world’s most crowded cities list. While Mumbai was placed second, Kota was ranked seventh.
Mitra succeeds G Mohan Kumar. Mitra is a 1982 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre.
Two Indian peacekeepers have been awarded the esteemed Dag Hammarskjold Medal for their courageous service in the UN’s peacekeeping operations.
He was elected as the 39th prime minister of Nepal on 3 August 2016 after forging an alliance with the Nepali Congress.
The Union government has appointed five members to fill the vacant seats in the National Commission for Minorities.
Former James Bond star Roger Moore passed away at the age of 89 after a short but brave battle with cancer.
The Day aims to protect the turtles and tortoises and their rapidly disappearing habitats across the world.
He is also said to have dispensed spiritual advice to the Sultan of Brunei, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain, actress Elizabeth Taylor, British PM Margaret Thatcher, arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, crime Lord Dawood Ibrahim and 'Tiny' Rowland.
The book, touted as world’s first philosophical novel on God, is penned by IAS officer Haulianlal Guite.
Exhibition titled ‘Return of the three stone Sculptures from Australia to India’ was inaugurated in Delhi’s National museum to mark the safe return of the stolen artefacts.
Prior to being elected as WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012.
The World Health Assembly is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).
The United Nations has released the first draft of its nuclear ban treaty amidst opposition from all the known nuclear-armed states including the United States and India.
The recommendations were made during meeting of the Hindi Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, held under the Chairmanship of Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, in New Delhi.
As per the data, the top producer of the steel of the world in the year 2016 is China.
The Start-up India summit was convened in UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi to provide a common platform for the Start up eco system in both India and UAE to come together for greater collaborations and interactions.
Post blast, PM Theresa May suspended her General Election campaign in the wake of the apparent terror attack.
The wildlife and environment cartoonist was announced as one of the two winners of the award, alongside Indonesian environmental youth champion, Adeline Tiffanie Suwana.
While, writer Jeffrey Archer was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to various charity organisations over the years.
Astronomers have created the first largest map of the universe, solely using the positions of quasars that are incredibly bright and distant points of light.
Prashant's innovation for fighting against pesticide and getting rid of its side effects through biodegradable use could be of great help for Indian farmers.
The International day for Biological Diversity was observed across the world with theme ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ to highlight the contribution of sustainable tourism to economic growth and conservation of biodiversity.
In December 2002, the UN General Assembly in its resolution declared 21 May as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
The manual, 'Living conditions in Institutions for Children in conflict with Law', was issued by the ministry after the Supreme Court in February asked it to develop a list of do’s and don'ts for juveniles in government care.
Chitale Committee has recommended that a technical institute may be entrusted with the conduct of the sediment budget, morphological and flood routeing studies that would examine and confirm the necessity of the de-silting.