Japan Win Uber Cup To End 37-Year Drought
Japan’s women clinched the Uber Cup, breezing by surprise finalists Thailand 3-0 in Bangkok to end a 37-year wait to regain the title. With a team stacked with top-ranked players in both the singles and doubles, Japan made light work of the hosts, who entered the finals for the first time after stunning China in the semis.
It ends an Uber Cup drought for Japan that stretches back to 1981 and is a major confidence boost ahead of the Olympics which they will host in two years’ time.
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.
Theme-The ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ is the theme of the World Environment Day 2018 .
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.
Indian Navy Commissions 4th Ship Of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV
The Indian Navy commissioned the IN LCU L54, the fourth ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV, into its fleet at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar.
The ship was commissioned by Vice Admiral GS Pabby, AVSM, VSM and Chief of Materiel. The Commissioning of L-54 is in line with the Union Government’s Make in India initiative.
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.
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.
1. Ranchi City Gas Distribution Project by GAIL,
2. A Revival of Sindri Fertilizer Project of Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd.
3. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Deoghar,
4. Development of Deoghar Airport,
5. Patratu Super Thermal Power Project.
The total cost of these projects is Rs. 27,000 crore.
Barbados Elects Mia Mottley As 1st Female Prime Minister
Barbados’s Caribbean island 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.
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.
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.
Muskan Kirar,Jyothi Surekha Vennam, and Divya Dhayal’s women compound team of india recovered from poor start to lose to their Chinese Taipei opponents by three points to settle for a silver.