World Turtle Day 2023 celebrates on 23rd May

World Turtle Day is an annual observance held every May 23rd. It began in 2000 and is sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue. The day was created as a yearly observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats, as well as to encourage human action to help them survive and thrive. The event was first celebrated in 2000, making 2023 the 24th anniversary of the observance. Turtles are vital to the marine environment. They control the population of jellyfish, and sponges, and maintain the length of the seagrass, which provides oxygen to the ocean. Their eggshells help enrich coastal vegetation.

THEME: This year’s theme for World Turtle Day is ‘I love Turtles.’ So, as habitats dwindle and their future hangs in the balance, the urgency to safeguard turtles and tortoises becomes even more important now.

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2023 observed on 23 May

On May 23, is the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal that can develop when a woman experiences prolonged, obstructed labor without medical intervention. It is a devastating childbirth injury that can cause lifelong physical and social problems for women. The International Day to End Obstetric Fistula aims to raise awareness about this preventable and treatable condition and to mobilize support for affected women. The day provides an opportunity to advocate for increased investment in maternal healthcare, access to quality obstetric care, and the eradication of obstetric fistula.

THEME: The theme for the international day this year is “20 years on – progress but not enough! Act now to end fistula by 2030!”

Narendra Modi conferred with Papua New Guinea and Fiji’s highest honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the highest honours of Papua New Guinea and Fiji, an unprecedented acknowledgement of a non-resident in the two Pacific island nations. During his maiden visit to Papua New Guinea, Modi hosted a significant summit between India and 14 Pacific island countries to bolster bilateral ties. Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Bob Dadae, awarded Modi with the Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL), which is the country’s highest civilian award.

SpaceX Sends First Saudi Arabian Astronauts to the International Space Station

In a groundbreaking moment for Saudi Arabia, the country’s first astronauts in decades have embarked on a journey to the International Space Station (ISS). Sponsored by the Saudi Arabian government, a female stem cell researcher named Rayyanah Barnawi and a Royal Saudi Air Force fighter pilot named Ali al-Qarni joined a crew led by a retired NASA astronaut from Kennedy Space Center. The mission was organized by Axiom Space, a Houston-based company, and executed by SpaceX. This article explores this historic event, highlighting the significance of the mission and its participants.

Neeraj Chopra becomes World No.1 in men’s javelin rankings

Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has claimed number one ranking in men’s javelin for the first time. Neeraj Chopra has topped the charts with 1455 points, 22 ahead of Grenada’s Anderson Peters. On 30 August, 2022, the Indian javelin throw ace rose to World No. 2, but was stuck behind Peters, the reigning world champion, since then. In 2022, Neeraj won the Diamond League 2022 finals in Zurich in September, which made him the first Indian athlete to do so. However, he was sidelined with an injury following his victory in Zurich.

World’s Largest Car Exporter Title Shifts from Japan to China

According to data from China’s General Administration of Customs, in the first quarter of this year, China exported 1.07 million vehicles, a 58% increase compared to the same period in 2022, becoming the world’s largest exporter of cars, surpassing Japan. In contrast, Japan exported 954,185 vehicles, an increase of 6% from the previous year. In 2022, China exported 3.2 million cars, more than Germany’s 2.6 million vehicle exports, and this number was boosted by increased demand for electric vehicles and sales to Russia.

Adidas named new India cricket team kit sponsor

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Adidas will be the new kit sponsor of the Indian team. Adidas will replace Kewal Kiran Clothing Ltd, maker of Killer Jeans, which came in as interim sponsor after the then-sponsor Mobile Premier League Sports (MPL Sports) pulled out of the deal midway. Adidas is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures athletic shoes, apparel, and equipment. The company is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, and is the largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. Adidas has been involved in cricket for many years, and is the current kit sponsor for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA).

Garuda Aerospace and Naini Aerospace Collaborate to Manufacture Make in India Drones

Garuda Aerospace, a leading drone manufacturer, has joined hands with Naini Aerospace, a subsidiary of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence, to establish a joint development partnership. This collaboration aims to enable Garuda Aerospace to manufacture Advanced Precision Drones within India for various applications. The partnership signifies a significant step towards achieving the Indian government’s vision of producing 1 lakh Made in India drones by 2024.

2025 to be observed as ‘special tourism year’ in Nepal

The decade of the 2080s of Bikram Samvat will be marked as ‘the Visit Nepal decade’ and the year 2025 as the special year for tourism. This was announced by the President of Nepal Ram Chandra Paudel while presenting the policies and programmes for the fiscal year, 2080/81 at the joint meeting of the federal parliament. Nearly one lakh tourists have been visiting Nepal monthly since the beginning of 2023. As per the latest statistics maintained by Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal recorded the arrival of over 3.26 lakh foreign tourists in the first four months of 2023.

Elena Rybakina clinches Italian open women’s Singles title

In Italian Open Tennis, Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan won the title defeating Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina by 6-4, 1-0. This was Rybakina’s second title of the year. With this, Rybakina won the fifth singles title of her career. The men’s singles final of the tournament will be played between Denmark’s Holger Rune and Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in Rome.

Shaili Singh clinched bronze medal at the Golden Grand Prix 2023

Indian athlete Shaili Singh clinched a bronze medal at the Golden Grand Prix 2023 athletics meet in the women’s long jump event in Yokohama, Japan. Shaili Singh attempted a jump of 6.65 meter, which provided her third place on the podium at the Yokohama meet, a World Athletics Continental Tour gold label event. Germany’s Maryse Luzolo won the gold medal with an effort of 6.79 meter while Australia’s Brooke Buschkuehl bagged the silver medal with a 6.77 meter leap. Shaili Singh had won a silver medal win at the World Athletics UNDER-20 Championships in Nairobi.

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