1. Turkish Parliamentary Constitution Committee is getting prepared to write the new constitution of the country.
2. U.S.-based Delta Airlines will soon be the world’s first air carrier to produce its own jet fuel. Delta is buying a struggling oil refinery near Philadelphia from the Phillips 66 oil company for $150 million.
3. One new World Trade Center,formally called as “Freedom Towers“, being built at the site of the fallen twin towers, surpassed the Empire State Building, as the tallest building in New York. It is 541 meters tall and 104 storeyed high.
4. Hungarian lawmakers, confirmed the appointment of European Parliament deputy, Janos Ader, a career politician and ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and leader of the parliamentary group of the governing Fidesz party, as the country’s new president.
5. Sri Lanka’s largest business chamber, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has entered into a deal with an organization representing Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) to increase trade ties.The CCC has signed a co-operation agreement with the Chamber for Promotion and Economic Development of the BRICS Countries called “BRICS-PED” recently and the initiative “CCC -BRICS-PED Business Co-operation Project” was implemented on May 1st. The project was facilitated by Dr. Mahinda Balasooriya Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Brazil.
6. The government proposed National Mission on Food Processing in cooperation with state governments during next fiscal to provide much needed thrust to the sector. Under the mission, the state governments will set up food processing units on a large scale, while the centre will provide them technological and logistical support, Rakesh Kacker, Secretary, Food Processing Industries.
7. A project titled “Kaushal Vikas Yojana” has been taken up to set up 1500 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) & 5000 Skill Development Centres (SDCs) in Public Private Partnership (PPP).
8. American star Floyd Mayweather is the world’s richest boxer with an estimated fortune of 100 million pounds.