Current Affairs 5th May 2015: Oscar Winning Writer Michael Blake Passed Away

Current Affairs 5th May 2015: Oscar Winning Writer Michael Blake Passed Away

Chinese Diplomat Lu Ping is No More

05.05.2015: Li Ping, Chinese Diplomat passed away at the age of 87. He oversaw Hong Kong’s transition from British to Chinese.  He also played an important role in drafting the mini constitution of Hong Kong. He served as Director of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office from 1990 to 1997.  Lu Pig was born in Shanghai and completed his studied from St. John’s University, Shanghai

Oscar Winning Writer Michael Blake Passed Away

05.05.02015: Michael Blake, the writer of Dances with Wolves novel passed away in Arizona at the age of 69.  He was suffering from cancer since many days.  His novel Dances with Wolves was adapted and made into a movie in 1990.  He earned an Oscar award for screenplay of this movie.  His novel was translated in to around 15 languages.

England Batsman Jonathan Trott Retired from International Cricket

05.05.2015: England batsman Jonathan Trott retired from international cricket. He announced his retirement after his disappointing performance in West Indies tour.  Trott was back into the team after a long gap due to his illness but could not perform well in the series. He scored just 72 runs in the series with a very low average in the three test series.

Army Wins 19th Federation Cup National Senior Athletic Championships

05.05.2015: Indian Army Team is the winners of 19th Federation Cup National Senior Athletic Championships.  Indian Army team scored 123.5 points and Tamil Nadu team is in the second position by securing 114 points.  The overall championship in women’s category was won by Kerala with 86 points and Karnataka is in the second position with 68 points.

World Asthma Day Observed

05.05.2015: World asthma day is observed this day and the theme of this year’s Asthma Day is You Can Control Your Asthma.  More than 300 million people are suffering from Asthma across the world and around 60,000 are dying of asthma in India every year.  The exact cause of asthma is not yet discovered but in most cases it is found to be hereditary and environmental factors are also causing it.