​International Current Affairs HighlightsMay 2017

International Current Affairs Highlights

May 2017

White House banned oil, gas drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

Hong Kong withdraws visa-free facility for Indians

Queen Victoria’s last letter to India unveiled

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to step down as patron of 25 charities

US Electoral College formally elects Donald Trump as President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unveiled Charter on Citizen’s Rights

United Nations votes to deploy observers in Aleppo

Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle crowned Miss World

British Library to digitise 4000 Bengali books

UNESCO accorded World Heritage Site Status to Rio de Janeiro

Planet’s least developed countries falling further behind

World Bank declares pause to protect Indus Waters Treaty

EU, Cuba signed Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation

Viola Desmond to appear on new Canadian $10 banknote

Paolo Gentiloni named Italy’s new Prime Minister

World’s longest tunnel opened for commercial service

Bill English elected as New Zealand’s new Prime Minister

Canada reaches carbon agreement with provinces

New Ebola vaccine may be up to 100% effective: WHO

Japan successfully launches solid fuel rocket

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