May 21

First International Tea Day
The United Nations General Assembly decided to designate 21 May as International Tea Day. It is being celebrated for the first time around the world today.
* On the first International Tea Day, the planters in Assam have appealed to the Tea Board of India for generic promotion of Assam Tea as an 'Immunity Booster'.

May 17

World Telecommunication Day and Information Society Day (WTSID)
World Telecommunication Day' is celebrated every year on 17th May to commemorate the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on 17 May 1865.
* The UN General Assembly in 2005 passed a resolution to rename World Telecommunication Day as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTSID). On the occasion of WTSID, Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association of India (TEMA) Chairman, Prof NK Goyal expressed his greetings to the nation.
* The main objective of the day is to raise global awareness of social changes brought about by the Internet and new technologies.
* The theme of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is: “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.