Current Affairs International 07-08-09 May 2019

  1. World Asthma Day is observed on 7th May.
  2. World Red Cross Day is observed on 8th May.
  3. India's Jagjit Pavadia has been re-elected with the highest number of votes by the UN Economic and Social Council to a five-year term on International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).
  4. Tiger Woods, the Eminent golfer has been awarded with US Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  5. GD 'Robert' Govender, an Indian-origin journalist in South Africa has been honoured in the UK with 2019 V K Krishna Menon award for his outstanding contribution as a pioneer of decolonised journalism.
  6. Lt. Gen. (retd) Jack Farj Rafael (JFR) Jacob has been honoured with a plaque on the Wall of Honour at the Ammunition Hill in Israel.
  7. Bandana, a 18-year-old Nepali girl has danced continuously for 126 hours to set a Guinness World Records on 'Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual'.
  8. The G7-s (Group of Seven) Environment Ministers has gathered for a 2-day meeting in Metz, France to discuss on steps required to handle deforestation, plastic pollution, depletion of coral reefs and ways to build pacts between the countries in order to achieve the target.
  9. Former West Indies batsman Seymour Nurse has passed away.