Nikhat Zareen wins gold at Women’s World Boxing Championships

Nikhat Zareen gave a dazzling performance to beat Thai Olympian Jutamas Jitpong 5-0 and become the fifth Indian woman to win a World title at the Women’s World Championships, Istanbul. Nikhat thus becomes only the fifth Indian women’s boxer after Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha KC to win a gold at the World Championships.

IndiGo appoints Pieter Elbers as CEO

The Board of Directors of InterGlobe Aviation Limited (Indigo) appointed Pieter Elbers as Chief Executive Officer. He will join IndiGo on or before 1 Oct 2022. He succeeds Ronojoy Dutta who has decided to retire on 30 September 2022. Elbers has served as the President and CEO of KLM Royal Dutch since 2014 and is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Air France-KLM Group.

Engine relight test on the HANSA-NG aircraft successful

The HANSA-NG 2 seater flying trainer aircraft, designed and developed by CSIR-NAL, passed an in-flight engine relight test at DRDO‘s Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) facility in Challakere. Wg Cdr K V Prakash and Wg Cdr NDS Reddy, Test Pilots from the Indian Air Force’s Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE), conducted a flight test at an altitude of 7000-8000 feet with a speed range of 60 to 70 knots (IAF).

Kerala To Bring India’s First State-Owned OTT Platform ‘CSpace’

The Kerala government will launch a state-owned over-the-top (OTT) platform on November 1, offering film lovers an array of movies, short films and documentaries of their choice. Kerala will become the first state in India to have a state-owned OTT platform. Kerala Minister for Cultural Affairs Saji Cheriyan revealed the name of the OTT platform as CSPACE.

Madam Tussaud Museum to start in Noida next month

The wax museum Madame Tussauds is returning to India. The museum will be located in a Noida mall. 50 Indian and international luminaries from sports, entertainment, history, and music will be featured at the new venue. Madame Tussauds India will let visitors to get up up and personal with celebrities as well as some of their most iconic moments.

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

On May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia is commemorated, with the goal of coordinating international events to raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and inspire interest in LGBT rights work around the world. There had been commemorations in over 130 countries till now.

PNB MetLife launched India’s 1st dental health insurance plan

PNB MetLife India Insurance Company has launched India’s first dental health insurance plan. This is the first insurance plan in India that covers fixed-benefit outpatient expenses and provides financial assistance with costs related to overall dental health. This launch reinforces PNB MetLife leadership in the industry with this one-of-a-kind, standalone, the dental health insurance plan that covers major dental procedures without the hassles of hospitalisation.

National Endangered Species Day 2022: 20th May

Every year on the third Friday of May, people across the globe observe National Endangered Species Day. This year the day is celebrated on May 20. This year, it marks the 16th National Endangered Species Day. National Endangered Species Day is celebrated with the main emphasis on conserving our planet Earth’s flora and fauna.

Wesley Morgan won William E. Colby award for his book ‘The Hardest Place’

Author and journalist, Wesley Morgan has won the William E. Colby Award 2022 for his military and intelligence writing. He was cited for his book “The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley.” The Colby Award, a $5,000 prize named for the former ambassador and CIA director William E. Colby, is given for “a major contribution to the understanding of military history, intelligence operations or international affairs.” The Colby Award is presented by Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. The Colby award was established in 1999.

World Bee Day 2022 celebrates globally on 20th of May

World Bee Day is observed worldwide on May 20. World Bee Day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators in the ecosystem. Raising awareness of the importance of pollinators in our environment, the threats they face and their important role in sustainability in the ecosystem is the key purpose behind the observance of this day. Also, it highlights how each individual can make a difference to support, restore and enhance the role of pollinators.

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