Nepal becomes first country in South-East Asia to eliminate Trachoma: WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) on May 21, 2018 declared Nepal as free from Trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.

With this, Nepal becomes first country in WHO’s South-East Asia Region to eliminate Trachoma.< More..





US disinvites China from major military exercise
The United States on May 23, 2018 uninvited China from one of the world's largest international maritime warfare exercises.

An official statement from Pentagon read that “China's behaviour is inconsistent w More..





UAE launches 10-year residency visa programme for exceptional talents
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on May 20, 2018 adopted a new system of entry visas, as per which it would be issuing long-term residency visas for up to 10 years to international investors and ‘exceptional talents’ including professionals and student More..





India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of healthcare access: Lancet Study
As per Lancet’s Global Burden of Disease study, India ranked 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index (HAQ Index).

However, despite such low rankings, Indi More..





Venezuela expels US diplomats in response to Trump’s sanctions
The newly re-elected President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro on May 22, 2018 ordered the expulsion of two top US diplomats in Caracas in retaliation to the new round of US sanctions imposed over Venezuela’s widely-condemne More..





WHO releases REPLACE guide to eliminate trans-fatty acids from food by 2023
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 15, 2018 released REPLACE, a guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply by 2023.

As per WHO, every year, tran More..





WHO publishes its first Essential Diagnostics List
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 15, 2018 published its first 'Essential Diagnostics List', which is a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions along with a number of global priority diseases.

The lis More..





US opens new embassy in Jerusalem
The United States of America on May 14, 2018 officially relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, upholding the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995.

US President Donald Trump did not attend the ceremony in Jerusalem however More..





India, Nepal flag-off Janakpur-Ayodhya bus service under Ramayan Circuit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli on May 11, 2018 jointly flagged-off a direct bus service between the two sacred cities Janakpur and Ayodhya, as part of the ‘Ramayan Circuit’.
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China’s first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials
On 13th May 2018, China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier began sea trials.

China's first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials:

i. The aircraft carrier has n More..





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