National Memorial Day is observed every year on last Monday of the month of May. This year, National Memorial Day falls on May 27. National Memorial Day is dedicated to the lives and glory of those military personnel who lost their lives in protecting the country. During the Civil War, women began the pattern of decorating the graves of the fallen warriors. Three years after the war finished, on May 5, 1868, the leader of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR); a group of Union veterans declared that annually, a day must be dedicated to the fallen fighters.

The Indian gymnast, Dipa Karmakar, has scripted history by becoming the first-ever Indian to secure a gold medal in any Asian Championships. Hailing from Tripura, Dipa achieved this remarkable feat in the women’s vault individual final at the Asian Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2024, held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on May 26, 2024.

Charles Leclerc, the Ferrari driver, has achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first Monegasque driver to win the Monaco Grand Prix since Louis Chiron in 1931, ending a drought of 92 years. Leclerc’s victory, his first since the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix, came after a chaotic race marred by two standing starts and several first-lap collisions.

Chad, a north-central African nation, has witnessed a significant transition in leadership as Mahamat Idriss Deby was sworn in as the country’s new president. Deby’s ascension to power marks the end of three years of military rule in the oil-rich but impoverished nation.

In a resounding victory, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has clinched a second term, triumphing over Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė. With preliminary results indicating Nausėda’s commanding lead with 74.5% of the votes, his reelection underscores broad support for his moderate conservative stance and unwavering advocacy for Ukraine.

Saudi Arabia’s appointment of Faisal bin Saud Al-Mejfel as its ambassador to Syria signifies a significant shift in bilateral relations, marking the first such appointment in over a decade. This move comes amidst a period of thawing relations between the two nations following years of estrangement sparked by the Syrian civil war.

Vice Admiral Gurcharan Singh assumed the appointment of Commandant, National Defence Academy from Vice Admiral Ajay Kocchar in Pune. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy (Khadakwasla), he was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 1st July 1990. Vice Admiral Gurcharan Singh has held several appointments, both afloat and ashore.

Shehra BJP MLA Jetha Ahir, who has previously served as the deputy speaker of the Gujarat Assembly, has been elected uncontested as the chairman of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED). Senior leaders revealed that Ahir secured the support of the sitting Rajkot MP Mohan Kundariya to become the NAFED chairman in the election held in Delhi on Tuesday.

GAIL (India) Ltd., the nation’s leading natural gas transmission and distribution company, has achieved a significant milestone with the commissioning of its first green hydrogen plant. Located in Vijaipur, Madhya Pradesh, this plant marks GAIL’s foray into the realm of new and alternative energy sources.

Nepalese climber Purnima Shrestha has achieved the extraordinary accomplishment of climbing Mount Everest three times during the current season. Shrestha, who works as a photojournalist, successfully summited the world’s highest peak on May 12, May 19, and May 25.

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