1. AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for fifth time. She is the 18th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and succeeded O Panneerselvam who resigned on 21 May 2015 following her acquittal on 11 May 2015 in the disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court. The court overruled the Bangalore’s special court judgment which found Jayalalithaa guilty.
2. David Cameron’s Conservative Party on 8 May 2015 won the UK General election 2015 by securing 331 seats in a Parliament of 650. With this win, the incumbent Prime Minister David Cameroon will continue to be in the office.
3. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet gave its nod for appointing G Mohan Kumar as the Secretary of the Ministry of Defence.
4. Akhil Amar, an Indian-American professor from Yale University, was appointed as a member of the prestigious National Council on Humanities of United States.