🔘 Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that single-use plastics will be banned in the country from 2021. He declared it a global challenge to phase out the plastic bags, straws and cutlery clogging the world’s oceans.
🔘 Mohammed Safi of Mookkuthala has been selected for Kerala Lalithakala Akademi’s photography award this year. His photo ‘Deadly Lines’ won him the award. K.K. Subhash of Chengalam won the cartoon award. His cartoon ‘Viswasam Rakshathi’ was selected for the award.
🔘 India has received an invitation from France to attend the outreach Session at the G-7 Summit to be held in France in August 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation from French President to attend the outreach session of the G7 Summit in Biarritz as a special invitee.
🔘 According to global market research agency Kantar in its 2019’s ‘100 Top BrandZ Report’, US retail giant Amazon has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand.
🔘 Portugal became the first team to win UEFA’s Nations League tournament. Portugal beat Netherlands 1-0 in the final. Goncalo Guedes hit the single goal for Portugal team.