Top Headlines – Current Affairs May 16 and 17, 2021

Top Headlines – Current Affairs May 16 and 17, 2021

Top Events

  1. China successfully landed its rover Zhurong on Mars.
  2. With the commissioning of Wifi at Hazaribagh Railway Station in Jharkhand, Indian Railways commissioned Wifi at 6,000 railway stations.
  3. Asian cities are facing the greatest risks from environmental hazards, including extreme heat, climate change, and natural disasters, according to a new report from Verisk Maplecroft.
  4. SpaceX will launch a satellite to the Moon next year funded entirely with the cryptocurrency Dogecoin.

Appointments and awards

  1. Sir David Attenborough, world-renowned broadcaster and natural historian, named COP 26 People’s Advocate for the U.K’s Presidency of the UN climate change summit at Glasgow.
  2. Indian-American policy expert Neera Tandon was appointed as a Senior Advisor to US President Joe Biden.
  3. Rafael Nadal won the men’s singles title of Italian open by defeating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.

Days to remember

  1. May 16- National Dengue Day
  2. May 16- International Day of living together in peace
  3. 6th United Nations Global Road Safety Week is being celebrated from 17 to 23 May 2021.


  1. “Sikkim: A History of Intrigue and Alliance” by Preet Muskan Singh Malik. Released on Sikkim day on May 16.


  1. Financial Express Managing Editor Sunil Jain passed away.
  2. Former India badminton coach S.Balachandran Nair passed away.
  3. Distinguished mathematician Padma Bhushan Professor M.S. Narasimhan passed away.

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