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India Current Affairs May 2019

Current Affairs May

31st May:

  • Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba retired today.
  • South Africa’s Imran Tahir first spinner to bowl first over of a World Cup.
  • James Marape appointed as the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.
  • Suicide bomber targets Afghan military training centre in Kabul.
  • Shri Narendra Modi take oath for the second term of Prime Minister.
  • Additional Attorney General Zahid Embrahim resigns.

30th May:

  • NASA scientist unexpectedly released after almost 3 years in Turkish prison.
  • ICC launches criiio campaign on eve of World Cup.
  • Ali Sadpara is the first Pakistani to climb 7peaks of over 8000 meters in the world.
  • Huawei challenged U.S.s NDDA bill as sanctions fight ramps up.
  • India’s first all woman crew flies Mi – 17 V5 medium lift helicopter.

29th May:

  • Qatar plane lands in Saudi for first time since siege.
  • Marie Gill who was Nobel prize scientist and expert physician Passes away at age of 89 years.
  • International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers Observed today.
  • Pakistan to host Asia Cup T20 in 2020.
  • India Removed From US Currency Monitoring List, China Stays.
  • Mamata Banerjee rejigs Cabinet as MLA, 50 councillors join BJP.

28th May:

  • Qatar invited by Saudi Arabia to talks over Iran tensions.
  • King Salman invites 57 members to 14th OIC summit in Makkah.
  • India’s DRDO Test Fires Akash-1S Surface To Air Defence Missile System.
  • Houthis trying to target Saudi cities with ballistic missiles: Arab coalition.
  • Russia launched the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Ural’.
  • Decomposed bodies of West Bengal minister’s family found at home.

27th May:

  • Local Council elections kick off Cambodia.
  • Four dead seven injured in three explosions in Nepal’s capital.
  • Donald Trump becomes first foreign leader to meet new Japanese emperor.
  • Prof. Bhargava awarded 2019 Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize
  • NSIL, the commercial arm of ISRO, was inaugurated in Bengaluru.
  • Fawad Chaudhry launches Pakistan’s first official moonsighting website.

26th May:

  • BJP only party in Rajasthan to clean sweep LS polls 2nd time in a row.Four new.
  • Supreme Court judges were sworn in making a strength of 31 judges.
  • SpaceX successfully launches, deploys 60 internet satellites.
  • Four new Supreme Court judges were sworn in making a strength of 31 judges.
  • Filmmaker and Film Historian Vijaya Mulay Passed Away.
  • Kalpataru introduces Launch Code Starlight homes in Thane.
  • BJD wins 112 seats in Odisha, Patnaik set to be CM for 5th time in row.

25th May:

  • British PM Theresa May Announces Resignation.
  • Fire in tuition center kills at least 19 students in western India.
  • Pakistan successfully testfired Shaheen-II.
  • At least 25 injured and 3 martyred in mosque explosion in Quetta.
  • Paytm Payments Bank turns profitable in 2nd year with 19cr profit.
  • Dawood Ibrahim’s aide Yunus Ansari arrested in Nepal for possessing fake Indian currency.

24th May:

  • Volodymyr Zelensky sworn in as the 6th President of Ukraine.
  • Department of Biotechnology signed MoU with DAE on cancer research.
  • BJP won with an absolute majority for its second term in the 2019 LS election.
  • Sethu FC Crowned As Indian Womens League Champions.
  • Jagan Mohan Reddy To Be Sworn In As CM of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Microsoft stopped online sale of Huawei laptops after US ban on Chinese tech companies.

23rd May:

  • World Tortoise Day is observed today.
  • Chancy Chitete conferred with the UNs highest peacekeeping award.
  • UAE launched the Gold card visa scheme for expatriates.
  • Shyam Saran will be conferred with Japans second highest national award.
  • Assam Rifles signed the charter of affiliation with the Indian Coast Guard.
  • SBI has joined hands with FMCG Arm of The Art of Living Sri Sri Tattva.

22nd May:

  • International Day for Biological Diversity Celebrated Today.
  • Oman author Jokha Al Harthi wins Booker International Prize
  • ISRO successfully launched earth observation satellite RISAT 2B.
  • World gets new units of measurement of Kilogram, Kelvin, Mole, and Ampere.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) elections will be held Today.
  • Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda passed away at 70 years of age.

21st May:

  • ISRO announced Seven Mega Missions in next 10 years.
  • Anti Terrorism day is observed today in India.
  • 32 killed in riot at Tajikistan prison holding Isis militants.
  • Pakistan Appoints Moin-ul-Haque As High Commissioner to India.
  • Google suspends Huawei’s Android license.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy calls snap election.

20th May:

  • US Judge and Civil Rights Icon Damon J. Keith Passess away at age of 96
  • Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict.
  • Saudi Arabia deposits $250 million into Sudan’s Central Bank: statement.
  • Trump appears to confirm cyber attack against Russian entity during midterms.
  • Kerala became first state to list Masala Bond in overseas market.
  • Australian PM Scott Morrison wins 2019 elections.

19th May:

  • Jeffrey Rosen is appointed as the USs deputy attorney general.
  • Wheelchair T20 Asia Cup: Pakistan win title beating India in final.
  • Scott Morrison declares victory in tight Australia Election.
  • USD 10 million on offer in ICC World Cup, winner to earn 4 million.
  • Saudi government approved Privileged Iqam system.

18th May:

  • Bangalore based Brishti is first Indian female player in Spanish football league.
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank appointed Nitin Chugh as MD and CEO.
  • Kevin Mallory: Ex-CIA agent jailed for spying for China.
  • Gotabya Rajapaksa confirms presidential run in anxious Sri Lanka.
  • Officials: US AirStrike Kills 17 Afghan Policemen in Helmand.
  • India hands over two Mi-24 helicopters to Afghanistan.

17th May:

  • Imam ul Haq breaks 36 year old record of former Indian captain Kapil Dev.
  • Trump declares national emergency over IT threats.
  • Guatemala court rejects anti graft crusader’s presidential bid.
  • US terminates Turkey’s preferential trade agreement.
  • Justice Muhammad Noor takes oath as Chief Justice of Federal Shariat Court Pakistan.
  • Bangladesh appoint Wasim Jaffer as academy batting coach.

16th May:

  • Eoin Morgan England captain banned for next ODI for slow over rate.
  • India signed the Christchurch Call to Action in Paris.
  • Sanjiv Puri appointed as New Chairman of ITC.
  • Lenovo Unveils worlds first Laptop with foldable display.
  • Igor Stimac appointed as the head coach of the Indian football team.
  • Canada invites express entry trades candidates with scores as low as 332.

15th May:

  • RBI appointed R.Gandhi as Additional director of Yes Bank.
  • Japan tests out bullet train with record breaking speed of 249 mph.
  • Pakistan all rounder Shadab Khan declared fit for World Cup.
  • RBI found bad loan divergence in Union Bank.
  • Duterte allies beat opposition in key Philippines midterm vote.
  • Japan raises complaint at WTO about Indias mobile import duties.

14th May:

  • Van Dijk won Premier League Player of the Season award.
  • Former Boxing Judge And Broadcaster Harold Lederman Passes Away.
  • Sri Lanka under nationwide curfew after crowds attack mosques.
  • Imran Tahir becomes highest wicket taker in IPL 2019.
  • 4 policmen martyred several injured in blast near Quetta Mosque.
  • Simon Armitage has been named the U.K.s new Poet Laureate.

13th May:

  • US Sanctions Pakistan refuses to work on gas pipeline project with Iran.
  • Pakistan reaches agreement with IMF to receive $6 billion over 3 years.
  • Greek PM Tsipras wins confidence vote weeks before EU election.
  • Sana Mir becomes most successful women ODI spinner in the World.
  • Turkey accuses Greece for abusing NATO mission.

12th May:

  • South Africa’s ANC wins re election with reduced majority.
  • International Nurses Day is celebrated today.
  • IAF gets first Apache Guardian attack helicopter.
  • TAFE, Petroleum Conservation Research Association Sign MoU.
  • Renowned journalist Mena Mangal shot dead in Kabul.

11th May:

  • National Technology Day Celebrated today.
  • India and China signed protocol for export of Indian Chilli Meal.
  • US President Donald Trump imposes stricter sanctions on Iran’s metal industry.
  • Chris Gayle selected West Indies Vice-Captain for his last World Cup 2019.
  • Golfer Tiger Woods receives US Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • PM rejects draft of Finance Ministry, IMF’s staff-level agreement.

10th May:

  • Libya suspends operations of 40 foreign firms including Total Oil.
  • After disputed election, Thailand expected to keep junta leader as PM.
  • EU rejects Iran Nuclear deal ultimatum regrets US sanctions.
  • South Sudan president Delay unity government formation by a year.
  • Asifa Murtaza appoint deputy secretary of higher education.

9th May:

  • Indian Jagjit Pavadia Re-Elected To International Narcotics Control Board.
  • Desert Storm Rally 2019 Begins In New Delhi.
  • First England-Pakistan ODI abandoned due to rain.
  • India Elected Again As Observer To Arctic Council.
  • Pakistan Data Darbar: Bomber kills nine outside Sufi shrine in Lahore.
  • Asia stocks drop as Trump says China ‘broke trade deal.

8th May:

  • Saudi cleric apologizes for ‘intolerant’ views of Sahwa movement.
  • Turkey says rejects French statement on drilling activities in the East Mediterranean.
  • Ground worker killed in kuwait 777 towing accident.
  • Pompeo Makes Unscheduled Trip to Iraq to Press U.S. Concerns About Iran.
  • One student dead in school shooting in suburban Denver, 8 others injured.
  • Gulf Air to launch Non Stop Bahrain US Flights.

7th May:

  • 850 Indian freed from Saudi Jails on eve of Ramadan.
  • Shahbaz senior resigns as PHF secretary, former Olympian Asif Bajwa to take over.
  • Cyclone Fani kills dozens in India and Bangladesh.
  • FIA arrests Chinese nationals allegedly involved in human trafficking in Lahore
  • China opens Visa Center in Islamabad.
  • Russia’s Khmeimim airbase shelled by DOZENS of rockets, attack repelled – MOD

6th May:

  • Nepal Girl Dances for 126 Hours Straight to set new world record.
  • One off T20: England vs Pakistan, Eng won by 7 wickets.
  • 13 dead in Taliban attack on Police HQ in Northern Afghanistan.
  • 7 Venezuelan Military Officers die in Helicopter Crash.
  • Philippine Peso risks losing best Asian currency title.
  • Russia offering Turkey Su-57 fighters in place of F-35s.

5th May:

  • Jaipur To Host Asian Youth Women Handball Championship.
  • India slips to fifth spot in latest ICC T20I rankings.
  • US Air Force General Tod Wolters sworn in as NATO commander.
  • ISRO planning to send a probe to study sun early next year.
  • World Press Freedom Prize 2019 awarded to Myanmar Journalists.

4th May:

  • International Firefighters Day is observed today.
  • ADB to finance metro rail projects in India.
  • RBI imposed penalty on 5 pre paid payment instrument issuers and Yes Bank.
  • Coal Miners Day is observed on 4th May.
  • Asteroid to fly from 31,000 km in 2029, to be seen with naked eye.

3rd May:

  • India top test raning England No 1 in ODIs.
  • Jayshree Vyas appointed as BSEs first independent woman director.
  • World Press Freedom Day is celebrated today.
  • Lok Sabha Election 2019: 64 percent overall voter tornout recorded in Phase 4.
  • BHEL and ARAI together signed MoU on different projects related to e-mobility.
  • Firt time in 200 years Japan’s Emperor Has Abdicated the Throne.

2nd May:

  • Putin signs a new Internet law to expand Government Control of the Internet.
  • Japan got its new emperor Naruhito.
  • Jaish-e-Mohammad’s Masood Azhar listed as Global Terrorist by UN.
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks for skipping UK Bail.
  • DCIL signed MoU with WAPCOS to jointly identify future projects.

1st May:

  • International Labour Day celebrated today.
  • India ranks 4th in biggest millitary spender.
  • Raheem Sterling named 2019 FWA footballer of the year.
  • Former president of Ethiopia, Negasso Gidada passed away.
  • Syed Masood Hashmi elected President of MAP unopposed.
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