United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to hold its 2020 high-level conference early June in Portugal's Lisbon. The conference aims to support t he sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources. The UNGA decides that the theme of the conference shall be ‘scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions.’
A nine-member central team reached Odisha to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Fani that ravaged the state's coastal districts on May 3 and left 64 dead. The inter-ministerial team is being led by Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Vivek Bharadwaj. Before beginning the on-the-spot assessment in the affected areas, the team members will be briefed by Special Relief Commissioner B P Sethi. The team will be split into two groups. They will visit Puri and Khurda districts, the worst affected by the cyclone, on May 13 and 14.
The 2019 edition of the Thrissur Pooram is an extravagant temple festival in Kerala. It is held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur every year on the Pooram day - the day when the moon rises with the Pooram star. A 54-year-old elephant ‘Thechikottukavu Ramachandran’ also participated in the festival. It was banned after it killed two people earlier this year. Ramachandran, the tallest elephant of the state, pushed open the southern entrance of the shrine amid thunderous cheers of the people gathered on the temple ground.
Mumbai Indians became IPL champions for the fourth time after defeating Chennai Super Kings by one run in a thrilling final in Hyderabad. Last ball dismissal of Shardul Thakur by paceman Lasith Malinga registered a final win for Mumbai over Chennai. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the most successful wicket-keeper in the history of IPL by taking his dismissals tally to 132, surpassing his India teammate Dinesh Karthik. Orange cap: David Warner Purple cap: Imran Tahir
Top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Madrid Open title. Djokovic lifted the title in Madrid after progressing through the week without losing a set and has now won 33 Masters titles - the same number as Rafael Nadal and five more than Roger Federer. Djokovic and Nadal will now attempt to claim a 34th Masters title in Rome this week.
Padma Shri awardee Bhojpuri folk singer Hiralal Yadav died at the age of 93. The veteran musician passed away after a prolonged illness. Yadav was famously known as 'Birha Samrat'. Yadav was felicitated with Padma Shri award this year in January 2019 and was also honoured with Yash Bharti award by the Uttar Pradesh government in 2015.