1. India’s leading discus thrower Krishna Poonia, created a new national record by winning the silver medal at the Altius Track Crew Throwdown meet in Maui Island, Hawaii. Krishna hurled the discuss to 64.76 meters and broke the existing national record of Seema Antil who had hurled 64.64 meters.
2. India, according to a report published by the Brussels-based Security and Defence Agenda (SDA) and McAfee, ranked fifth in the list of countries affected of cyber crime. The report named, ‘Cyber Security: The Vexed Question of Global Rules’, rated the Internet privacy in the country as low.
3. Vladimir Putin the former Russian Prime Minister and the president of the United Russia Party took the oath as the President of Russia on 7 May 2012.
4. Yesteryear actress Sushma Seth and Miss India World Vinya Mishra were awarded with Kalpana Chawla excellence award, at Mavlankar Auditorium, New Delhi.
5. The Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande defeated the Union for a Popular Movement leader and incumbent president Nicholas Sarkozy to become the 24th French President.
6. Bollywood actor Mithun Chakravarti received the PC Chandra lifetime achievement award in Kolkata on 29 April 2102.
7. Bangalore artist Sheela Gowda, who uses unconventional materials like cow dung, ash and hair to make sculptures was shortlisted for UK’s biggest contemporary art prize, the 40000 pounds Artes Mundi.