#History

.Berlin, Germany
The ethnological museum of Berlin is located in museum complex in Dahlem. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The Benin bronzes are among the most prized possessions of Berlin's Ethnological Museum
  • Germany announced in April that it would return the bronzes looted during the colonial era
  • The move is one of a series of recent steps towards atoning for crimes committed in the colonial era

As per United Nations there are 258 million widows all across the globe. (Photo Credit-representative image/Unsplash)

  • International Widows Day is celebrated to spread awareness about the problems of widows
  • The Loomba Foundation established the International Widows Day
  • In 2011, the United Nations declared June 23 as International Widows Day

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Studies suggest that music reduces stress and anxiety, and helps in providing better sleep. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • ‘Fete de la Musique’, which means ‘Music Festival’, was first celebrated in Paris in 1982
  • This day is celebrated to offer free music for enthusiasts and an opportunity to showcase their talents
  • Every year in Paris, ‘Fete de la Musique’ is celebrated with jam-packed streets

Devotees observe Ekadashi vrat to attain Moksha from the cycle of birth, life, and death. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @JustPunforfun)

  • Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Bimseni Ekadashi
  • The devotees of Lord Vishnu observe vrat on the eleventh day (Ekadashi Tithi) of the lunar fortnight
  • This year Nirjala Ekadashi is being observed on June 21

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The summer solstice is being observed worldwide and in the US on Sunday, June 20. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representative)

  • The summer solstice is the day when the sun travels the longest through the sky and reaches its highest point
  • The day is observed in many forms around the world
  • Summer solstice occurs between June 20-22 in the Northern Hemisphere

.Brazil
More than 16.8 million people have been infected with coronavirus in Brazil with over 470,000 deaths so far. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Hundreds of cats were abandoned on Ilha Furtada
  • Many cats are left without food and water
  • Over 16.8 million people have been infected with coronavirus in Brazil

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Card Players was one of the most acclaimed paintings. (Photo credit: Twitter/@TripImprover)

  • 'Leonardo da Vinci' was bought by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia 
  • ‘Interchange’ currently is on loan at the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 'NO 6 - Violet Green And Red' was painted in 1951 and was purchased for $ 186 millionin

.Botswana
Mokgweetsi Masisi, the President of Botswana, with a diamond in hand.(Photo Credit- Twitter/@BWGovernment)

  • A 1,098-carat diamond was found on June 1 in Botswana
  • Lynette Armstrong, managing director of Debswana, handed the stone to President Mokgweetsi Masisi
  • World’s largest Cullinan diamond was discovered in 1905 in South Africa

As per report, Yoga was one of the hottest fitness trend in 2019. (Photo Credit- representative image/Unsplash)

  • Every year, Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21
  • Yoga was first introduced in the United States in 1893
  • It was Swami Vivekananda who introduced yoga in the United States.

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Study says that up to 6% of the older population suffer one or more forms of abuse. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed on June 15, every year
  • The day was recognised in 2006 by the WHO and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
  • The UN International Plan of Action has called elder abuse a human rights and public health issue