Politics


1. Barbados Elects Mia Mottley as 1st Female Prime Minister

 

The Caribbean island of Barbados has elected Mia Mottley as its first female Prime Minister since gaining independence from the UK in 1966. Mottley's Barbados Labour Party won all 30 seats in the country's Parliament, coming to power for the first time in a decade.

Barbados Capital- Bridgetown, Currency- Barbadian dollar.

 

2. India to be Host Country For Celebrations of World Environment Day 2018

India will be the host country for celebrations of World Environment Day 2018. The announcement in this regard was made by the Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The theme for this year is 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. The government has launched green deeds campaign to raise awareness about protection of the environment. The World Environment Day will be celebrated on 5th of June.

 

3. PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone of Projects Worth Rs27,000 crore in Jharkhand

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of various projects of the Government of India and Government of Jharkhand, at an event in Sindri.

The total cost of these projects is Rs. 27,000 crore. These include:

The revival of Sindri Fertilizer Project of Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd.

Ranchi City Gas Distribution Project by GAIL,

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Deoghar,

Development of Deoghar Airport,

Patratu Super Thermal Power Project.

Jharkhand CM- Raghubar Das, Governor- Draupadi Murmu.

 

4. PMs of India and Bangladesh Inaugurate Bangla Bhavan in Shantiniketan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurate Bangladesh Bhawan at Shanti Niketan in West Bengal. The two leaders then paid floral tributes to Rabindra Nath Tagore. This is the first time in Indian history, that two prime ministers attended a convocation ceremony.

Bangladesh PM- Sheikh Hasina, Capital- Dhaka, Currency- Bangladeshi Taka.

 

5. 9th Edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ Inaugurated in Uttarakhand

 

Ministry of Culture has organized 3-Day long diversified cultural festival ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ festival which was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Near Tehri Lake, Uttrakhand. It is the ninth edition of this festival.

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was conceived by the Ministry of Culture in the year 2015 when the Ministry decided to organize it with an intent to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Country in all its rich and varied dimensions.

Uttarakhand CM- Trivendra Singh Rawat, Governor- Dr. Krishan Kant Paul.

 

6. I&B Minister Launches 6-Day ASEAN India Film Festival

I&B Minister Col. Rajyavardhana Rathore launches six-day ASEAN India Film Festival in New Delhi. India and ASEAN share historical and cultural links. The Union Minister also stated that the Information and Broadcasting ministry is taking measures to create and promote film festivals with ASEAN, BRICS, and European nations.

ASEAN stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

 

7. President Appoints New Governors In Odisha and Mizoram

BJP leaders Ganeshi Lal and Kummanam Rajasekharan were appointed as Governors of Odisha and Mizoram, respectively. According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, Prof. Ganeshi Lal will take over as the new governor of Odisha. He has replaced S C Jamir.

Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik had been given additional charge of Odisha. The President appointed Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan as the Governor of Mizoram. He will be replacing Lt. General (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma.-

Odisha CM- Naveen Patnaik, Mizoram CM- Lal Thanhawla.


Sports


1. Archery World Cup Stage II 2018 Starts in Turkey

The second stage of Archery World Cup 2018 has been started in Antalya, Turkey. India opened its account with a silver and a bronze medal in the compound section. India’s women compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar, and Divya Dhayal recovered from a poor start to lose to their Chinese Taipei opponents by three points to settle for a silver.

Turkey Capital- Ankara, Currency- Turkish lira.