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  Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma has been acknowledged as the most viewed stand-up comedian in India and abroad by the World Book of Records London. Having started his career as a stand-up comedian, Kapil initially performed on several comedy shows. But it was his separate show Comedy Nights With Kapil which brought him immense fame.
Source- Hindustan Times

 Police Officer Jitender Kumar, an Indian peacekeeper is among the 119 military, police and civilian personnel who will be honoured with a prestigious UN medal 2019 for courage and sacrifice in the line of duty. Police Officer Jitender Kumar made the supreme sacrifice while serving in the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Central African country of Congo. He will be honoured posthumously with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal as the world organisation observes the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. 
Source- News On AIR

 Reliance Industries has toppled state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to become the country’s biggest company by revenue. The Mukesh Ambani-led conglomerate, in the 2018-19 fiscal year that ended March 31, reported a turnover of Rs 6.23 lakh crore. In comparison, IOC posted a turnover of Rs 6.17 lakh crore for the fiscal. It was also the most profitable company in the country with a net profit of more than double that of IOC in FY2019.
Source- The Hindu Business Line

 On 21st May, the UAE celebrated World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development to highlight its efforts in promoting tolerance and cultural diversity. The event coincides with the country’s declaration of 2019 as the Year for Tolerance. The UAE has cultural relations with many countries and is an active member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO. 
Source- DD News

  May 21 is chosen as Anti-terrorism day in India to commemorate the death Anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi died in a terrorist attack. On this day Anti Terrorism pledge is taken in all the government offices and other public institutions. He served as the prime minister from 1984 to 1989.
Source- NDTV News

  The former Formula One driver and three-time world champion Niki Lauda has passed away at the age of 70. He hailed from Austria. Niki Lauda, who won titles in 1975, 1977 and 1984, was hugely admired, respected and liked within F1. He won two titles for Ferrari and one for McLaren. He came back from a horrific accident that left him severely burned and injured in 1976. He competed in 171 races and won 25.
Source- DD News

 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament has started in Guwahati. India will field a strong contingent of 38 men and 37 women in the tournament including Mary Kom in 51-kilogram category. In this 5-day event, 200 players from 16 countries will take part. The competition will be held in a total of 18 categories, 10 in men and 8 in women. The gold medalist will get 2500 US dollar and Silver medalist will earn 1000 US dollar.
Source- DD News

  The 2019 Italian Open was a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts in Rome, Italy. It was the 76th edition of the Italian Open. Rafael Nadal was the winner in Men’s singles category while Karolina Pliskova won the Women’s singles title. 
Here is the complete list of winners of 2019 Italian Open: 
Sl No Event Winner Runner-Up
1. Men’s singles  Rafael Nadal(Spain) Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2. Women’s singles Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) JohannaKonta (United Kingdom)
3. Men’s doubles Juan Sebastián Cabal and Colombia Robert Farah (Colombia) Raven Klaasen (South Africa) and Michael Venus (New Zealand)
4. Women’s doubles Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) and Australia Ashleigh Barty Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Germany) and Demi Schuurs (Netherlands)
Source- The Hindu

  The world body governing Badminton, BFA, has launched two new formats of the game AirBadminton and Triples with new dimensions of the court and an innovative shuttlecock called Airshuttle. Traditional competitive badminton has been an indoor game. AirBadmintion will be outdoor sports. In Triples format, the match will be played between a team of three players each with the presence of at least one female. India’s top shuttlers have endorsed AirBadminton.
Source- News on AIR

  Anil Kapoor was felicitated by Council of European Chambers of Commerce in Indiaand a European Union delegation in Mumbai. He was awarded because of his continuous support in promoting the cause of children’s rights. The event also marked the celebration of EU Day 2019 on 17th May. Anil Kapoor, who has been working in collaboration with Plan India, a child rights organisation, was the guest of honour at the event.
Source- Business Standard


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