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Daily Current Affairs 29th May 2024, Important News Headlines (Daily GK Update)

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International News

Massive Landslide in Papua New Guinea Buries Entire Village

A devastating landslide in the remote village of Yambali in the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea has buried an entire village, resulting in a catastrophic loss of life. According to the United Nations agency International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 670 people have died, and over 2000 are feared trapped under the soil. The death toll is likely to rise as rescue efforts are hampered by the region’s inaccessibility and remoteness.

Awards News

Indian Peacekeeper Receives UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award

Indian Peacekeeper Receives UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award

Major Radhika Sen, an Indian military peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), has been awarded the prestigious 2023 United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award. This award recognizes her dedication and efforts in promoting the principles of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security.

Sports News

ICC Players of the Month for April 2024 Announced

ICC Players of the Month for April 2024 Announced

Hayley Matthews, the West Indies captain, has been named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for her exceptional all-round performances that spearheaded the West Indies’ success in Pakistan across both ODI and T20I series. Muhammad Waseem, the UAE captain and opener, has been named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for his notable run-scoring feats as the UAE triumphed in the ACC Premier Cup.

Important Days

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2024 Celebrated Annually on May 29th

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2024 Celebrated Annually on May 29th

On the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, celebrated annually on May 29th, we honour the extraordinary contributions of peacekeepers towards international peace and security. Since the establishment of the first UN peacekeeping mission in 1948, more than two million peacekeepers have served in 71 missions, helping countries navigate from war to peace. This year, the United Nations commemorates the International Day of Peacekeepers under the theme, “Fit for the Future: Building Better Together.”

Celebrating International Day of Action for Women’s Health 2024

Celebrating International Day of Action for Women's Health 2024

The International Day of Action for Women’s Health in 2024 holds immense significance as it serves as a powerful platform to advocate for gender equality, women’s rights, and ensuring a healthy and fulfilling life for all women worldwide.

World Hunger Day 2024, A Call to End Global Hunger

World Hunger Day 2024, A Call to End Global Hunger

On May 28th, the world unites for World Hunger Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the urgent issue of global hunger. It’s time to acknowledge the millions suffering from malnutrition and the need for sustainable solutions to end hunger for good. The theme for 2024 is “Mobilising in Critical Times of Threats and Opportunities,” which emphasizes empowering women to make decisions independently, free from coercion and discrimination.

Sports News

Legendary Disney Songwriter Richard M. Sherman Passes Away at 95

Legendary Disney Songwriter Richard M. Sherman Passes Away at 95

Richard M. Sherman, one half of the renowned Sherman Brothers duo, who crafted some of Disney’s most iconic and memorable songs, has passed away at the age of 95. Sherman, along with his late brother Robert, left an indelible mark on millions of childhoods through their award-winning compositions for films like “Mary Poppins,” “The Jungle Book,” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”

Miscellaneous News

Indian Mountaineer Satyadeep Gupta Achieves Historic Double Dual Ascent

Indian Mountaineer Satyadeep Gupta Achieves Historic Double Dual Ascent

In a remarkable feat, Indian mountaineer Satyadeep Gupta has etched his name in history by becoming the first person to scale Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse twice in a single season. Additionally, he is the first Indian to traverse the two peaks in an astonishing 11 hours and 15 minutes.

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