International Museum Day 2023 Observed on 18th May
International Museum Day, observed on Thursday, May 18, 2023, serves the purpose of increasing recognition for the vital role that museums play in fostering cultural exchange, enhancing diverse cultures, and fostering mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace among different communities. This day, as stated by the International Council of Museums, aims to raise awareness about the significance of museums as valuable platforms for promoting global harmony and development.
Theme for 2023 International Museum Day
The theme for the 2023 International Museum Day is “Museums, Sustainability, and Well-being.” This theme emphasizes the crucial role that museums can assume in advancing the concepts of well-being and sustainability. Museums contribute to these goals by gathering, conserving, and showcasing artifacts that narrate the history of our planet and its diverse life forms.
World Hypertension Day 2023 observed on 17th May
World Hypertension Day 2023: World Hypertension Day in 2023 was observed on May 17th. This annual event aims to raise awareness about hypertension, its causes, and the importance of prevention and management. It serves as a platform to educate the public about the risks associated with high blood pressure and to promote healthy lifestyle choices, regular physical activity, and proper medical care to prevent and control hypertension.
Theme of World Hypertension Day 2023
World Hypertension Day focuses on a distinct theme associated with hypertension prevention, treatment, or awareness every year. The emphasis on early detection, good lifestyle choices, and adherence to medical treatments is a common theme. This year’s theme is ‘Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer.’
Tropical Cyclone Fabien Moves Southeast of Diego Garcia
Tropical Cyclone Fabien moved southeast of Diego Garcia on Wednesday morning, 17th April 2023. At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, the center of Tropical Cyclone Fabien was located at latitude 9.0°S and longitude 73.6°E, approximately 145 miles (235 km) southeast of Diego Garcia. Fabien was moving toward the southwest at a speed of 6 mph (10 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 110 mph (175 km/h), with wind gusts reaching 130 mph (210 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was recorded at 959 mb.
UN General Assembly Declares November 26 as World Sustainable Transport Day
The United Nations General Assembly took a significant step towards promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation by adopting a resolution to designate November 26 as World Sustainable Transport Day. This global initiative aims to raise awareness, educate the public, and foster international cooperation in addressing pressing issues related to transport sustainability. The resolution encourages member states, UN organizations, international and regional entities, and civil society to commemorate this day through educational activities and events focused on enhancing knowledge about sustainable transport.
AK Jain appoints as new PNGRB Chairman by Government
The chairman position of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has finally been filled. A K Jain, the former Coal Secretary, has been appointed by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet to take on this role for a period of five years. The position has been vacant since December 2020. The government order announcing the appointment stipulated that he would hold the position until either the age of 65, until further notice, or until the date he assumed charge of the post.
Nepali Climber Makes Record, Climbs Mount Everest For 27th Time
Nepali climber Kami Rita Sherpa reached the top of Mount Everest for the 27th time, reclaiming the record for the most summits of the world’s highest mountain. The 53-year-old had held the title since 2018, when he ascended Everest for the 22nd time, passing the previous mark he shared with two other Sherpa climbers, both of whom have since retired.
Cannes Film festival 2023: Date, Schedule, Winners and Location
The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will showcase a dazzling array of films. Scheduled to occur from May 16 to 27, 2023. Accomplished Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund has been chosen to preside over the jury for the occasion. The festival’s official poster, which pays tribute to actress Catherine Deneuve for her impactful contributions to the world of cinema, was created by Lionel Avignon and Stefan de Vivies at Hartland Villa using a photograph taken by Jack Garofalo during the filming of La Chamade (1968). The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes in Cannes is hosting the 76th Cannes Festival from May 16 to May 27, with Ruben Östlund as the appointed jury president. In the previous year, India held the position of the official Country of Honour during the Marché du Film, which took place concurrently with the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Indian-Origin Cop Is Highest-Ranking South Asian Woman In New York
Indian-origin Captain Pratima Bhullar Maldonado has become the highest-ranking South Asian woman in the New York Police Department (NYPD). She was promoted to the rank of Captain last month. Maldonado, 45, was born in Punjab, India, and moved to the United States with her family when she was 9 years old. She joined the NYPD in 1999 and has served in a variety of roles, including patrol officer, detective, and sergeant.
Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran Conferred With France’s Highest Civilian Award
Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran has been given France’s highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur for his contributions to strengthen the trade relationship between India and France. French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna gave the award to Chandrasekaran on behalf of the French President.
Govt shuffles cabinet: Kiren Rijiju exited as Union Law Minister
Kiren Rijiju has exited as Union Law Minister and will now take up the portfolio of Ministry of Earth Sciences. Arjun Ram Meghwal has been assigned the independent charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice in addition to his existing portfolios. Rijiju took over as the Law and Justice Minister on July 8, 2021. Prior to this, he served as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Youth Affairs and Sports from May 2019 to July 2021. Union Minister Jitendra Singh was holding charge of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.