1. Bob Dylan is to be awarded with America’s highest civilian honour, the presidential medal of freedom. He was praised by the White House as being among “the most influential American musicians of the 20th century”, as well.
2. The biggest search engine Google has awarded Google Photography Prize 2012 award to Sweden’s Viktor Johansson, earlier the names of the 10 Finalists for the Google Photography Prize 2012 were announced by Google.
3. Acclaimed Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma and “world-class songwriter” Paul Simon, also of the United States, have won this year’s Polar Music prize, the Sweden highest music honour.
4. Irrfan Khan, Indian actor to have seriously broken into Hollywood, plays Dr. Ratha, a pivotal character in “The Amazing Spider-man”, the next film of the highly successful franchise.
5. More households in Gurgaon log on to the InterNet than any district in the country. It has even beaten India’s Silicon Valley, Bangalore, in the household penetration in net.
6. With “Aman ki Asha” brightening up between India and Pakistan, United Nation’s Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is getting a survey done in all districts of the border state of Punjab to find out two suitable districts for setting up clusters of food processing industry.
7. The 66th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy 2012 will be held in Orissa from 11th May to May 28.