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- China successfully landed its rover Zhurong on Mars.
- With the commissioning of Wifi at Hazaribagh Railway Station in Jharkhand, Indian Railways commissioned Wifi at 6,000 railway stations.
- 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.
- SpaceX will launch a satellite to the Moon next year funded entirely with the cryptocurrency Dogecoin.
Appointments and awards
- 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.
- Indian-American policy expert Neera Tandon was appointed as a Senior Advisor to US President Joe Biden.
- Rafael Nadal won the men’s singles title of Italian open by defeating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.
Days to remember
- May 16- National Dengue Day
- May 16- International Day of living together in peace
- 6th United Nations Global Road Safety Week is being celebrated from 17 to 23 May 2021.
- “Sikkim: A History of Intrigue and Alliance” by Preet Muskan Singh Malik. Released on Sikkim day on May 16.
- Financial Express Managing Editor Sunil Jain passed away.
- Former India badminton coach S.Balachandran Nair passed away.
- Distinguished mathematician Padma Bhushan Professor M.S. Narasimhan passed away.