16 May -International Day of Light 2021

The AIBA Men's World Boxing Championship is scheduled to be held in "Belgrade".

  • The championship will take place in Belgrade, Serbia this year from 26 October to 6 November.
  • The event was to be held in India originally.
  • But the country lost the hosting rights after failing to pay the hosting fee last year.

"Bhavani Devi" becomes 1st ever Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics.

  • She will compete in the sabre category in Tokyo 2021.
  • In 30 seconds, she secured a spot in the school's fencing classes, among 40 other girls.

RBI has canceled the license of "United Co-operative Bank" based in "West Bengal".

  • Bank does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.

Union Cabinet has approved the transfer of land for the construction of "aerial passenger ropeway" system in "Uttarakhand".

  • For this project 1,500 square meters of land belonging to ITBP in Mussoorie was transferred to Uttarakhand Govt.
  • Estimated cost of the project is Rs 285 crore.
  • With a carrying capacity of 1,000 persons per hour per direction.
  • A 5,580 meter long mono-cable ropeway under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced "Malerkotla" as the state's new district.

  • Malerkotla will be the 23rd district of the state.
  • Malerkotla, a Muslim majority town, was till now part of Sangrur district.
  • It is located nearly 35 km from the district headquarters in Sangrur.

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