The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 22 May 2017 proposed expanding the scope of oversight committees and a larger role for credit rating agencies as it draws up an action plan to deal with the Indian banking system’s Rs7.7 trillion bad loan problem.

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A U.N. conference on eliminating nuclear weapons published its first draft text on 22 May 2017 , in the face of strong opposition from the United States and and other nuclear armed states.

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The Ministry of Science and Technology has initiated a three-year national programme on scientific validation and research on ‘panchgavya’, a concoction of cow products, including cow dung and cow urine.

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The International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) 2017 was celebrated all over the country on 22 May 2017, by different States and various organisations.

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology and Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, assumed charge at the IP Bhavan, following the sudden and untimely demise of former Minister of State (Independent Charge) Shri Anil Madhav Dave.

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Researchers have discovered a new giant planet orbiting an extremely bright star 320 light years from Earth that has the density of styrofoam. This “puffy planet” outside our solar system may hold opportunities for testing atmospheres that will be useful when assessing future planets for signs of life.

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