World Metrology Day 2023 is celebrates on 20 May

To commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875, Metrology Day is celebrated on 20 May each year. Metre Convention was an international treaty signed in Paris which established the basis for international agreement on units of measurement. The World Metrology Day project is an idea jointly by the BIPM and the OIML.

Theme for World Metrology Day 2023

The theme for World Metrology Day 2023 is Measurements supporting the global food system. This theme was chosen because of the increasing challenges of climate change, and global distribution of food in a world whose population reached 8 billion at the end of 2022.

International Tea Day 2023 celebrates on 21st May

International Tea Day is an annual observance on May 21st to celebrate the long history and cultural significance of tea around the world. The day also aims to raise awareness of the importance of tea in fighting hunger and poverty, as well as the sustainable production and consumption of tea. Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with over 2 billion cups consumed every day. It is grown in over 50 countries, and the tea industry employs millions of people worldwide. Tea is also a major source of income for many developing countries. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed May 21st as International Tea Day in 2019. The day is an opportunity to celebrate the many benefits of tea, and to raise awareness of the challenges facing the tea industry.

International Tea Day 2023 theme is “Bee engaged in pollinator-friendly agricultural production”

India observes the National Anti-Terrorism Day on May 21

India observes the National Anti-Terrorism Day on May 21 every year. The day is observed to commemorate the death of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated on this day in 1991. The day is also observed to spread awareness about the dangers of terrorism and to reaffirm India’s commitment to combating terrorism.

Theme: spreading awareness about the importance of combating terrorism and promoting unity and peace in the country.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2023

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, also known as Diversity Day, is an annual celebration held on May 21st. Its purpose is to recognize and value the cultural diversities that exist among countries, regions, and individuals worldwide. This day carries significant importance due to the fact that a considerable portion of the world’s major conflicts stem from cultural differences. It highlights the urgent need for the United Nations and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to address these conflicts and work towards achieving their primary objective of promoting global peace.

International Day for Biological Diversity 2023 observed on 22 May

Every year on May 22, the world marks the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and encourage the preservation of the Earth’s diverse ecosystems. This significant day serves as a reminder of the crucial role biodiversity plays and emphasizes the urgency to safeguard and revive it. In 2023, particular attention is given to moving beyond mere pledges and translating them into tangible measures that actively restore and conserve biodiversity.

Theme for International Day for Biological Diversity 2023

The theme for International Day for Biological Diversity 2023 is “From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity.” This theme reflects the urgent need to move beyond commitments and translate them into tangible actions to restore and protect biodiversity.

Nepal designates 2025 as a ‘Special tourism year’

During the joint meeting of the federal parliament, President Ram Chandra Paudel announced that the decade of the 2080s in the Bikram Samvat calendar would be recognized as ‘the Visit Nepal decade’ and that the year 2025 will be designated as a special year for tourism. These declarations were presented as part of the policies and programmes for the 2080/81 fiscal year.

Italian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev Triumphs

Daniil Medvedev defeated Holger Rune 7-5, 7-5 in the final of the 2023 Italian Open. Medvedev, the world No. 2, won his first clay-court title and sixth ATP Masters 1000 crown. Rune, the world No. 10, was playing in his first Masters 1000 final. In women’s Singles, Elena Rybakina defeated Anhelina Kalinina 6-4, 1-0 (retired) in the final of the 2023 Italian Open . The match was delayed by rain for over four hours, and Kalinina was forced to retire after sustaining a left thigh injury while trailing 6-4, 1-0.

Blackstone acquires International Gemological Institute

International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest certification player for lab grown diamonds and the second largest certification player for natural diamonds, has been fully acquired by global private equity firm Blackstone. The $535m deal sees Blackstone taking over the 80% stake held by China-based investment firm Fosun, as well as the 20% stake held by Roland Lorie, a member of the founding family.

India begins “Operation Karuna” to assist Myanmar

India has taken an initiative to aid those affected by Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar by launching “Operation Karuna.” On May 18th, three ships, namely Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, Kamorta, and Savitri, arrived in Yangon with emergency relief material such as food supplies, tents, essential medicines, water pumps, portable generators, clothes, and hygiene items.

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