World Tuna Day 2023 observed on 2nd May

World Tuna Day 2023: World Tuna Day is observed on May 2nd every year to raise awareness about the importance of tuna fish and promote sustainable fishing practices. Tuna is a popular fish species that is widely consumed around the world, and it plays a crucial role in the marine ecosystem. This date represents the accomplishment of fishing communities, scientists, and environmentalists who collaborated to safeguard tuna schools around the globe and develop a model for sustainable fishing.

The theme for World Tuna Day 2023 is yet not been decided. Although, Guidely an online media platform states that the theme of World Tuna Day 2023 is “The global Tuna Industry: Trailblazing through tough times”.

World Asthma Day 2023 observed on 2nd May

World Asthma Day is a yearly event that takes place on the first Tuesday of May. Its aim is to increase awareness and encourage better management and care of asthma on a global scale. The day is coordinated by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) in partnership with healthcare providers, patient groups, and public health agencies. In 2023, World Asthma Day observed on May 2.

World Asthma Day 2023: Theme

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) has designated “Asthma Care for All” as the theme for the 2023 World Asthma Day. The majority of asthma-related illnesses and deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. GINA urges healthcare providers to ensure that all patients have access to effective, high-quality medications to reduce this burden. The Asthma Care for All campaign aims to promote the development and implementation of effective asthma management plans in all countries with sufficient resources.

World Press Freedom Day 2023 observed on 3rd May

Every year on May 3, we observe World Press Freedom Day to increase understanding about the significance of a press that is free and not influenced by external forces. The occasion emphasizes the importance of unrestricted journalism and advocates for the fundamental right of freedom of speech.

World Press Freedom Day 2023- Theme

This year’s World Press Freedom Day focuses on the theme of “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as a Driver for All Other Human Rights,” which emphasizes the critical role of freedom of expression in safeguarding and promoting other human rights.

Abhilash Tomy completes the Golden Globe Race, finishing second

Indian sailor Commander Abhilash Tomy (retd.) will finally set foot on land, 236 days after setting sail in the Golden Globe Race (GGR), a solo non-stop yacht race around the world. The retired Naval Commander, who is also a recipient of the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, had on March 22, 2022, declared his participation in the Golden Globe Race 2022, one of the most dangerous and craziest of endeavours. The GGR began on September 4, 2022.

Justice TS Sivagnanam appointed as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court

The Indian government has officially announced the appointment of Justice TS Sivagnanam as the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court. Justice Sivagnanam, who has been the senior-most judge at the court, had been serving as the Acting Chief Justice since March 31, 2023. The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended his appointment as the Chief Justice in February of the same year. Justice TS Sivagnanam was born on September 16, 1963, and began his legal practice in September 1986. He was appointed as an additional judge of the Madras High Court on March 31, 2009, and became a permanent judge on March 29, 2011.

ASEAN India Maritime Exercise, AIME-2023

Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Delhi on May 1st, 2023, led by RAdm Gurcharan Singh, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, arrived in Singapore to participate in the inaugural ASEAN India Maritime Exercise (AIME-2023). The exercise is scheduled to take place from May 2nd to May 8th, 2023.

Meera Syal to receive a BAFTA fellowship in London

Meera Syal, a renowned actor and writer of Indian origin based in the UK, is set to receive the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship, the highest honour awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The award recognizes Syal’s exceptional contributions to film and television and is the latest recognition of her achievements in the arts, which include being made an MBE and then a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II.

Sharad Pawar steps down as NCP chief

Veteran Maharashtra politician and former Union minister Sharad Pawar has decided to step down as the president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). In recognition of the need for a new generation to lead the party and set its course, Sharad Pawar proposed the establishment of a committee comprising Praful Patel, Ajit Pawar, and Supriya Sule to oversee the selection of his successor as the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) chief.

Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan AVSM, VM Takes Over As 17th Commander-In-Chief, A&N Command.

Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan took charge as the Commander-in-Chief of the strategically vital Andaman and Nicobar Command, which is India’s only tri-services command. Air Marshal Balakrishnan is the 17th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN). He succeeds Lt Gen Ajai Singh.

Three imprisoned Iranian female journalists win top UN prize

On May 3, UNESCO marked World Press Freedom Day by awarding its annual World Press Freedom Prize to three imprisoned Iranian female journalists. The winners, Niloufar Hamedi, Elaheh Mohammadi, and Narges Mohammadi, were recognized for their work in reporting on human rights abuses in Iran and their commitment to truth and accountability.

Luca Brecel wins snooker World Championship title.

Luca Brecel, the 28-year-old Belgian snooker player, has claimed his first world title after defeating Mark Selby in a thrilling final at the Crucible in Sheffield. The match went down to the wire, with Selby putting up a strong fightback to push Brecel to the brink. However, Brecel held his nerve and eventually prevailed with an 18-15 victory.

Russian poet Maria Stepanova wins Leipzig Book Prize 2023

Maria Stepanova, a renowned Russian writer currently residing in Berlin, has been awarded the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding in 2023. Her novel, In Memory of Memory, which delves into the themes of Stalinism and the collapse of the Soviet Union, earned her a nomination for the Booker Prize in 2021. However, it was her volume of poetry, Girls Without Clothes, that earned her the prestigious Leipzig Book Prize. This collection of poetry sensitively explores the often concealed violence against women and the power dynamics that fuel this oppression in a highly poetic manner.

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