Current Affairs Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who recently earned a business management degree crowned during the event at The AXIS theatre at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett.
Ninety-two women from around the world participated in the decades-old competition. This year's edition had the most contestants ever, including the first-ever representatives of Cambodia, Laos and Nepal.
According to Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of electronics and IT, the Government of India will assist Mauritius to develop and set up digital locker services, on the sidelines of Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017.
The government will offer technical support and advisory services to Mauritius.
DigiLocker is a key initiative of the Indian government under its flagship Digital India program. The service is aimed at paperless governance.
The Golden Temple has been awarded the ‘most visited place of the world’ by ‘World Book of Records’ (WBR), a London-based organisation.
General secretary of WBR India chapter, Surbhi Kaul, and president of WBR Punjab chapter, Randeep Singh Kohli, gave this award to Shiromani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief secretary Roop Singh and other senior officials at Teja Singh Samundari Hall, Amritsar.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) for first time formulated clinical guidelines on responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused.
The guidelines are grounded in human rights standards and ethical principles.
They will assist frontline health care providers general practitioners, gynaecologists, nurses and others who may directly receive victim of sexual abuse or may identify sexual abuse during the course.
Indonesia raised its warning for Bali's Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert closed the holiday island's airport and told residents near the summit to immediately evacuate, warning of the “imminent” risk of a larger eruption.
Bali's airport was closed for 24 hours, disrupting 445 flights and some 59,000 passengers, due to the eruption warning and the presence of volcanic ash from Agung.
Punjab State Government notified the ‘Punjab Goods Carriages (Regulation and Prevention of Cartelization Rules), 2017’, banning goods carriage operators from forming cartels in the state.
This notification is aimed at creating a favourable environment for industries and business houses in the state which will encourage industrial and infrastructural investment.
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC) held in New Delhi.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-state relations.
Hyderabad Metro Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate it in this week along with Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao.
The fares have been announced recently.
The metro rail services would begin from 6 AM on November 29 on the 30-kilometre Nagole-Ameerpet-Miyapur section, a day after its inauguration.
The fare starts from a minimum of Rs 10 for a distance of up to two kilometres and the maximum fare is Rs 60 for a distance of more than 26 km.
Among the highlights are road-level ramps for wheelchairs, wide corridors for easy manoeuvrability at stations, extra wide automated fare collection gates, spacious lifts with Braille buttons and a tactile strip till the edge of the platform to help the visually challenged navigate better.
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the International Gita Mahotsav 2017 in Kurukshetra, Haryana.
The main objective behind Mahotsav is to spread the message of Gita to the world.
Mauritius was partner country and Uttar Pradesh was partner state of the event. President Ram Nath Kovind also inaugurated an international seminar on Gita at the Kurukshetra University campus.
Scientists from New Zealand have developed world’s first artificial intelligence politician named SAM.
It was created by Nick Gerritsen, the entrepreneur in New Zealand.
The virtual politician SAM can answer person’s queries regarding local issues such as policies around housing, education and immigration.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar laid the foundation stone of a healthcare centre for children in Mumbai.
The Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre for Child Health Care and Training in Paediatric Heart Care Skill would be operational in a year's time in Kharghar.
People from 35 different countries have come to the place. He also said if someone makes children recovering from the cardiac disease, then we are looking after the future of our country.
China successfully launched remote sensing satellites designed to conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments.
The satellites launched on board of Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern Sichuan province.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch first solar mission Aditya-L1 in 2019. It will be India’s first dedicated scientific mission to Sun.
The mission aims to put 1,500-kg heavy class Aditya-L1 satellite into a halo orbit around Lagrangian point L1, a point between Sun and Earth.
It is a joint venture between ISRO and physicists from various institutes including Indian Institute of Astrophysics (Bengaluru).
Private sector lender Axis Bank launched an instant international payment services using Ripple’s enterprise blockchain technology solution for retail and corporate customers.
Though an international offer, the bank is offering the facility only to its retail customers in the country to receive payments from the UAE-based Rak Bank and for its corporate customers to receive payments from Standard Chartered, Singapore.
India showing up a dominating performance at the World youth women boxing championship which is being held in N.C. Bordoloi Indoor Stadium and clinched five gold medals in their respected final matches.
Haryana quartet of Nitu in the 48kg category, Jyoti Gulia in the 51kg category, Sakshi Chaudhary in the 54kg category and Shashi Chopra in the 57kg category and Assam girl Ankushita Boro in 64kg category won their respected final matches and clinched gold medals.
Before India bagged two gold medals through Sarjubala Devi in the 48kg category and Minu Basumatary in the 64kg category at the inaugural edition in Antalya, Turkey, in 2011.
Gopi Thonakal created history by becoming first Indian man to win Asian Marathon Championship.
He achieved the feat in the 16th edition of the prestigious event in China.
It is a biennial international competition in marathon road running for Asian athletes.
It is organized by the Asian Athletics Association.