International Day of Family 2024 observed on May 15

• Every year, 15 May is observed as the International Day of Family.

• The theme for the 2024 International Day of Family chosen by the United Nations is Families and Climate Change.

• The 2024 International Year of Family is the 30th edition of the International Day of Family.

• The day emphasises and underlines the importance of family, which is the basic unit of society.

• It also underscores the need to provide the widest possible protection and assistance to families so that they may fully assume their responsibilities within the community.


AmanSehrawat Becomes First Indian Male Wrestler To Qualify For 2024 Paris Olympics

• AmanSehrawat has made history as the first Indian male wrestler to secure a quota place for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

• Sehrawat, the Asian champion, clinched a Paris quota in the men’s 57kg freestyle category at the World Wrestling Olympic Qualifiers held in Istanbul, Turkey.

• In the semi-final, Sehrawat defeated Chongsong Han of Korea with a score of 12-2, securing India’s sixth quota in wrestling for the 2024 Olympics.

• It's worth noting that all five previous quotas were obtained by Indian women wrestlers.

• The Istanbul meet served as the final opportunity for wrestlers to obtain a quota for the upcoming Summer Games.


India Skills 2024 Inaugurated

• The four-day nation's largest skill competition, IndiaSkills 2024, kicked off in New Delhi on May 15, 2024.

• The opening ceremony took place at Yashobhoomi, Dwarka, New Delhi.

• The four day IndiaSkills Competition 2024 has been organised by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

• NSDC is an apex skill development agency under the Union Ministry of SkillDevelopment and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

• This skill competition aims to evaluate students' abilities across India in 61 categories from May 15th to May 18th, 2024.

• It provides young people with a platform to showcase their talents nationally and internationally.


Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) Receives Prestigious 'PSU Samarpan Award

• Cmde Hemant Khatri, the Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), was honored with the prestigious ‘PSU Samarpan Award’ by Gov Connect on May 14th, 2024.

• The award ceremony took place in New Delhi.

• The 'PSU Samarpan Award' acknowledges the significant contributions of Public Sector Undertakings to the country's progress.

• CMD, HSL, received the award in the 'Other PSU' category, alongside other CPSEs such as Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and IRCON International Ltd in the Navratna category.


World Women’s singles rankings

• ManikaBatra becomes the first Indian woman paddler to break into the top 25 world ranking, now at No. 24.

• India’s ace women’s table tennis player, ManikaBatra, has made history by becoming the first Indian woman to enter the top 25 in the world women’s singles rankings.

• She achieved a career-best ranking of 24 following her success in the Saudi Smash.

• This accomplishment also equals G. Sathiyan’s five-year-old record for the highest rank achieved by an Indian in singles table tennis.