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National News

India is scheduled to host the 44th edition of ISO -COPOLCO.

India hosts the 44th edition of the International Organization (ISO) Committee on Consumer Policy (COPOLCO) between May 23 to 26th May 2023. The theme is consumer protection and legal frameworks, challenges for consumer engagement and empowering consumers for a sustainable future.

International News

An Indian-origin Sikh becomes the First turbaned Lord Mayor of England.

British Sikh councillor Jaswant Singh Birdie of Coventry, England, has created history by being the “First Turbaned Lord Mayor ” of central England. He was born in Punjab and moved to Coventry 60 years ago.

“Rayyanah Barnawi” gets the honour of being the first person to go into space in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s First Lady Rayyanah Barnawi travelled to the International Space Station (ISS) along with Saudi Ali Alqarni, US Commander Peggy Whitson and pilot John Shoffner. A Falcon-9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft lifts off from NASA’s Launch Complex 39A.

State News

Union Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated a women’s labour convention in Kerala.

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani inaugurated the “women labourers convention” conducted by BMS Kerala Branch in Thiruvananthapuram. 13% of supervisor posts in the 33,000 Anganwadis across the state will be appointed and the Anganwadis in Kerala will be further modernized with the help of technology.

Madhya Pradesh becomes the first state in the country to Offer Free Air Travel to Pilgrims.

Madhya Pradesh becomes the first state in the country to offer free air travel to pilgrims under the Mukhyamantri Tirth-Darshan Yojana. the first batch of 32 senior citizens was flown from Madhya Pradesh to Prayagraj under this scheme.

Award News

Papua Guinea’s highest Civilian award was given to Prime Minister Modi.

Papua Guinea's highest Civilian award

Prime Minister Modi was awarded Papua Guinea’s highest civilian award, the “Grand Companion of the Order of Lokohuwai” for his leadership in global South issues and for his struggle for the unity of Pacific Island nations. Sir Bob Dadae, Governor General of Papua New Guinea presented the award to Prime Minister Modi.

The President of Palau awarded Prime Minister Modi with the “Ebakl” award.

President of Palau awarded

The President of Palau presented the Ebakl Award to Prime Minister Modi on May 22nd, 2023 during the India-Pacific Islands Cooperation Summit.

Osaka Tamil International Film Festival 2023

The awards for Tamil films released in 2021 were announced at the Osaka Tamil International Film Festival which was held in Japan. Here is the list of recipients of awards at the ceremony.

CategoryWinner NameMovie Name
Best ActorVijayMaster
Best Film Sarpatta Parambarai
Best ActressKangana RanautThalaivi
Best Music DirectorYuvan Shankar RajaManadu
Best Director Pa RanjithSarpatta Parambarai

Defence News

Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2023 joint naval exercise starts.

The Joint naval exercise “Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2023” was started on May 21 to enhance the growing defence cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia. This exercise is the 2nd edition of which the first edition was successfully conducted in 2021.

Bangladesh-US Joint Naval Exercise

The Bangladesh – US joint naval exercise ‘Tiger Shark 40’ started on May 21 in Chattogram, Bangladesh, aimed at increasing the two countries’ strategic capabilities and enhancing mutual technology sharing and practical cooperation.

Sports News

Indian athlete “Shaili Singh” won bronze in women’s long jump at the “Golden Grand Prix” athletics

Indian athlete “Shaili Singh” won bronze in the women’s long jump at the “Golden Grand Prix” athletics event held in Yokohama, Japan in 2023. Shaili Singh jumped 6.65m in his third attempt to win this medal.

Daniil Medvedev won his First Masters title at the Italian Open

“Daniil Medvedev” won his first clay-court Masters title by beating Holger Rune at the Italian Open 2023 in Rome. Daniil Medvedev conquered Holger Rune 7-5, 7-5 in the Italian Open final.

Important Days

National Anti-Terrorism Day 2023

Every year, Indian citizens observe National Anti-Terrorism Day on May 21 to commemorate the death of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who was assassinated on this day in 1991. The day aims to raise awareness about the dangers of terrorism and reaffirm India’s commitment to fighting terrorism.

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