12-yr-old graduates with 5 college degrees in US

Associate of Arts degrees in History, Social Sciences, Social Behavior and Self-Development, Arts and Human Expression, and Science and Mathematics – these are the five degrees earned by Clovis Hung, who was just nine years old when he enrolled at Fullerton College after being inspired by Jack Rico, who earned four degrees when he was all of 13.

COVID-19 health emergency is over, says WHO

After three years of constant anxiety and the highest level of alert was raised, coronavirus no longer represents a “global health emergency”, according to the World Health Organization. The statement is one step closer to the curtain call of the mayhem that has resulted in “at least seven million” people dying, though the true figure is “likely” closer to 20 million deaths globally.

Mumbai Dabbawalas send Puneri Pagadi to King Charles

The famous Dabbawalas of Mumbai have sent gifts like Puneri Pagadi and the Uparne stole ahead of King Charles’ coronation. The ‘Puneri Pagadi’ is a headgear from Pune, while the ‘Uparne’ is a traditional stole worn by men during ceremonial occasions. In 2003, the then Prince Charles had met the dabbawalas during his visit to India and was in awe of their accuracy, punctuality, and work culture. Two members of the dabbawala association were even invited to the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.

New Year of the Berber people declared as an official holiday

Berbers, also called Amazigh or Imazighen, are an ethnic group indigenous to the Maghreb region of North Africa. The Amazigh language of the Afroasiatic family has between 18 and 30 million speakers. Their activists have long campaigned for state recognition of their own calendar, with the people making up around 40% of the Morocco’s population. Morocco has approved the new year of the Amazigh as an official national holiday. The calendar is said to have began 2972 years ago, when an Amazigh king defeated an Egyptian pharaoh.

On April 30, 2023, India creates history with 456,082 passengers flying on a single day

India’s post-pandemic travel boom has entered record books, with 456,082 passengers flying on a single day, as 2,978 flights took off across the country on April 30. Data says, more than 37.5m passengers were carried by domestic airlines in just the first three months of 2023.

World’s oldest surviving daily newspaper to halt print edition

Wiener Zeitung (meaning Viennese newspaper in English), one of the world’s oldest newspapers, will cease to publish its print edition after a decision made by Austrian Parliament. Founded in 1703, Wiener Zeitung claims to be the oldest surviving daily newspaper in the world. It is the official publication used by the Government of the Republic of Austria.

In a historic first, five women Army officers commissioned into Regiment of Artillery

Lt Mehak Saini, Lt Sakshi Dubey, Lt Aditi Yadav, Lt Pious Mudgil and Lt Akanksha have joined the IndianArmy’s premier artillery units. The first batch successfully completed their training at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai. Three of them have been deployed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.

Former NZ PM to join Harvard University

Jacinda Ardern, the former prime minister of New Zealand has announced she will join Harvard University as a fellow later this year. In 2017, she became the world’s youngest female head of government at age 37. She served as the leader of the Labour Party from 2017 to 2023. Her leadership during the pandemic received worldwide appreciation.