1. Trump becomes the first foreign leader to meet new Japanese emperor
US President Donald Trump got the red carpet treatment at Japan’s Imperial Palace where he made history, becoming the first world leader to meet with the new emperor of Japan.Emperor Naruhito ascended to the throne on May 1, opening what is called the era of “Reiwa,” or “beautiful harmony.”The US President is on a four-day state visit to Japan.
2. Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill resigns
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill resigned from his post after weeks of unrest in the government.The announcement came after high-profile defections from his Government to the opposition.O’Neill has handed over leadership to Sir Julius Chan, who will become prime minister for the third time.Earlier this month, Mr O’Neill staved off an attack on his leadership by adjourning the country’s Parliament for three weeks ahead of a planned vote of no confidence in him.
3. Anton Aditya Subowo re-elected as President of Badminton Asia
Indonesia’s Anton Aditya Subowo was re-elected as the President of Badminton Asia on.As a result, he will continue as the President for another four years.There were seven other people who were selected as the vice-presidents of Badminton Asia.The Badminton Association of India’s president Himanta Biswa Sarma has also been elected as the vice-president.Badminton Asia also got in a new Secretary-General in Moosa Nashid from the Maldives.
4. Artist Nalini Malani wins Joan Miró prize
Artist Nalini Malani has won the seventh edition of the Joan Miró Prize.Miro international award is considered one of the most prestigious art awards in the world.The recipient gets prize money of 70,000-Euro ($78,000) cash prize.Malani (born in Karachi in 1946) is a film, photography, installation, video art and performance artist.
5. Acharya Balkrishna receives ‘UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award’
Acharya Balkrishna, the managing director and chief executive officer of Patanjali Ayurveda, was felicitated with ‘UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award’ at UN Headquarters in Geneva.The United Nations had chosen Acharya Balkrishna, among the 10 most influential people in healthcare.He has been invited to Geneva on May 25 to deliver a talk among other speakers from UNICEF and WHO.For the first time, UNSDG felicitated renowned people from across the world in the health sector.Patanjali Ayurved is a company producing range Ayurvedic medicinal and personal care products, among other consumer items.Popular yoga guru Baba Ramdev co-founded the company along with Balkshrina.
6. Apurvi Chandela bags gold medal in 10m Air Rifle in ISSF World Cup
Indians had a good day at the year’s third International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle and Pistol tournament in Munich, Germany.Apurvi Chandela grabbed a gold, winning the women’s 10m Air Rifle competition after a closely-fought contest.She shot a score of 251 in the final to outshine Wang Luyao of China, who shot 250.8. This was Apurvi’s second ISSF World Cup gold of the year followed by a world record score in New Delhi in February.This was also her career’s fourth ISSF medal.
7. India’s Mahesh Mangaonkar wins Sekisui Open
In squash, India’s Mahesh Mangaonkar triumphed for the second time in the Sekisui Open in Kriens, Switerzland.Sekisui Open is a Challenger tour event of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), the world body which governs the sports.Top-seeded Mahesh beat third seed Bernat Jaume of Spain in four games 11-9, 3-11, 11-5, 11-5 to win his 8th PSA title.
8. China beat Japan to win the 2019 Sudirman Cup
China won the badminton world mixed-team championship, Sudirman Cup 2019 in Nanning, China.They beat Japan in men’s doubles, women’s singles and men’s singles to clinch the title for the 11th time.In the latest Men’ singles match, Shi Yuqi stunned world champion Kento Momota 15-21, 21-5,21-11.Japan have never won the Sudirman Cup.