The World Biodiversity Day (WBD), a United Nations established observance to promote biodiversity issues, was held on May 22. The day commemorates the convention on biodiversity, held on May 22, 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit. For the WBD observance, this year's theme is 'Water and Biodiversity.'
The UNICEF-supported adolescent empowerment project 'Taiyari' was launched in Ajmer on May 22. The two-year project to be implemented in Tonk and Ajmer districts by Bal Sansar Sanstha (BSS) NGO aims at planned transition of rural children from adolescence to adulthood by following the partnership project mode by involving the rural community actively.
Most religions have an emblem and a flag. Buddhism did not have a flag for a long time. It was in 1952 that World Buddhist Congress accepted a flag as its symbol, which was jointly designed by J.R. de Silva and Colonel Henry S. Olcott to mark the revival of Buddhism in 1880 in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka.
Bollywood actor Vindoo, 49, son of late wrestler-actor Dara Singh, has been arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal. He is being questioned since the key accused revealed Vindoo was in contact with the bookies.