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Subject: Daily Updates For this Month, Current Affairs For the Month of May 2015

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30/05/2015 & 31/05/2015: 
  • George Yeo is Nalanda Varsity Chancellor. 
  • Maharashtra Govt Launched Swachhata Saptapadi Scheme. 
  • Gurpreet Singh Qualified For 2016 Rio Olympics. 
  • China Sets Up Largest Gold Fund. 
  • U.S.Removes Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List. 
  • Two Indian American Students Become Spelling Bee Co-winners. 
  • 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan
  • Finance Minister inaugurated New Bank Note Paper Line unit in Hoshangabad, MP
  • India Outpaces China as GDP Rises by 7.5% in Q4
  • RBI issues draft norms for mass transport pre-paid cards
  • Niti Aayog gets two new advisers Alok Kumar and Jitendra Kumar ; 10 new JS appointed
  • Service Tax Rate @ 14% applicable from 1st June
  • Sepp Blatter Withstands Scandal and Criticism to Secure a Fifth Term
29/05/2015:
  • Pradeep Kumar Sinha Appointed as New Cabinet Secretary. 
  • Veena Jain Appointed as DD News DG. 
  • SBI launches Online Application To Apply For Loans. 
  • Oxford University To Appoint First Female Vice-Chancellor. 
  • India tops in World Hunger List with 194 Million People: UN Report
  • PK Sinha appointed cabinet secretary by Narendra Modi
  • Renowned scientist Selvin Christopher appointed as DG of DRDO
  • Researchers Create First Single-Molecule Diode
  • 90 Percent Of Global Chemical Weapons Stockpile 'Destroyed'
  • 23-year-old US-educated Yaduveer crowned ‘Maharaja of Mysuru’
  • Bharti Airtel surges 6% after Vodafone stake sale 
28/05/2015:
  • S Christopher is new DRDO chief .
  • PM Modi, Shiekh Hasina to inaugurate Kamalasagar border 'haat'
  • Mega Food Park Inaugurated at Nalbari, Assam
  • TaxiForSure Ties up With Paytm , Launches Faster App
  • Tripura government decides to withdraw AFSPA from state
  • Now, a satellite tracking system to tackle forest fires in Himachal
  • Abhinav Bindra qualifies for Rio Games 2016 through Olympic quota.
27/05/2015:
  • Indian-origin Teacher Gurnimrat ‘Nimmy’ Sidhu Won Oxford University Award. 
  • World’s First Artificial Molecular Pump Developed. 
  • Union Government Constitutes Committee Headed By Vijay Kelkar To Revisit PPP Infra Model. 
  • Australia New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) to open 2 India branches by early 2016
  • India gets its first transgender college principal
  • NASSCOM launches Cyber Security Task Force
  • Nirbhay Sharma sworn-in as governor of Mizoram
  • FM Arun Jaitley announces setting up of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).
  • Forbes World's 100 most powerful women:
  • Four India Women's List
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya: First woman (and youngest) Chairperson of State Bank of India (SBI) was placed at 30th position.
  • Chanda Kochhar: Managing Director (MD) and CEO of India’s largest private sector lender ICICI Bank was placed at 35th position.
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: Founder, Chairman and MD of Biocon Limited was placed at 85th position.
  • Shobhana Bhartia: Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group was placed at 93rd position. It should be noted she has appeared on the list for the first time.
  • Top 10 Forbe's Powerful Women's List: 
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel (1st), 
  • Hillary Clinton (2nd), 
  • Melinda Gates (3rd), 
  • US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (3th), 
  • GM CEO Mary Barra (5th), 
  • IMF Chief Christine Lagarde (6th), 
  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (7th), 
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (8th), 
  •  YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (9th),
  • US First Lady Michelle Obama (10th).
  •  CEAT International Cricket Awards 2014 - 2015:
  •     International Lifetime Achievement Award - Kapil Dev
  •     International Cricketer of the Year – Kumar Sangakkara
  •     Indian Cricketer of the Year –Ajinkya Rahane
  •     International Batsman of the Year – Hashim Amla
  •     International Bowler of the Year – Rangana Herath
  •     T20 Player of the Year – Dwayne Bravo
  •     Popular Choice Award – Kieron Pollard
  •     Special Performance of the Year Award – Rohit Sharma
  •     Domestic Cricketer of the Year – R Vinay Kumar
  •     Young Player of the Year – Deepak Hooda.
26/05/2015: 
  • Sunil D’Souza Appointed as Whirlpool India MD
  • Manoj Mishra Appointed as CMD of National Fertilizers Ltd. 
  • Tamil Nadu CM announced Welfare Schemes Worth 1800 crore rupees. 
  • Union Government Approves 21 FDI Proposals worth Rs 281 crore. 
  • ICICI Bank Launched “Voice Password” Phone Banking Facility For The Users. 
  • PM Modi launches 'Kisan TV' for farmers
  • MUDRA banks partners with 19 regional coordinators to reach small entrepreneurs
  • Mandeep Kaur wins two gold medals at World Junior Championship
25/05/2015: 
  • China sets up "largest" gold fund for nations along Silk Road
  • Government Clears 21 FDI Proposals Worth Rs 281 Crore
  • Facebook’s Internet.org attracts 8 lakh users in India
  • Nobel Awardee mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. died
  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won Monaco Grand Prix of Formula One
  • IPL:
  • Mumbai Indians saunter to second title win
  • Man of the Match:  Rohit Sharma.
  • Captains of the two teams Mumbai Indains: Rohit Sharma.
  • Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
  • Looking at the Other highlights of IPL 2015:
  • Player of the Tournament: Andre Russell (KKR).
  • Orange Cap awarded to: David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad).
  • Purple Cap awarded to: Dwayne Bravo (CSK).
  • Emerging Player of the Season: Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Daredevils).
  • Most Valuable Player: Andre Russell (KKR).
24/05/2015:
  • French Film Dheepan Honoured with Palme d’Or Award at 68th Cannes Film Festival. 
  • India-Singapore bilateral naval exercise SIMBEX-15 commences in Singapore
  • Indian film Masaan wins critics prize at 68th Cannes film festival
  • Tanishq Abraham 11-year old Indian-American creates record by graduating from California College
  • Indians posthumously chosen for UN's prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Medal
23/05/2015: 
  • New Species of Fish Pethia Striata found by ecologists in Tunga river of Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka. 
  • ISRO announced To Launch ASTROSAT In October 2015. 
  • ‘ Blast-proof ‘ Wallpaper Developed By US Army. 
  • Jayalalithaa sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM for fifth time
  • BSE drops Tata Power from Sensex; Lupin to come in
  • SAIL, ArcelorMittal ink MoU to set up steel plant in India
  • Bank of India ties up with MasterCard to launch three cards
  • UN observed International Day for Biological Diversity on 22/05
  • Parvinder Singh Batth, becomes first Sikh mayor in United Kingdom’s Wokingham Borough Council
22/05/2015: 
  • Pawan Goenka Appointed as Honorary Ambassador For Korea. 
  • Akhil Reed Amar appointed as Member of the National Council on Humanities of US. 
  • Parvinder Singh Batth Becomes Mayor of Britain’s Wokingham Borough Council. 
  • International Day For Biological Diversity 2015 Observed Across The World. 
  • TN CM O Panneerselvam resigns, makes way for Jayalalithaa to take over
  • Akhil Amar, an Indian American professor at Yale University, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the National Council on the Humanities, a key administration post.
  • Finance Ministry sanctions Rs 5,223-crore fuel subsidy for IOC, BPCL
  • IAF's Mirage-2000 lands on Yamuna eway in successful runway trial
  • Gujarat government signs pact with ZTEsoft for smartcity projects
  • IRCTC Partners With MyDala To Offer Deals To Ticket Buyers
21/05/2015: 
  • India Ranks 24th In Environmental Democracy Index. 
  • Union Cabinet Approved Continuation of PSLV Programme. 
  • Anti-Terrorism Day Observed Across India On 21 May. 
  • SBI partners with PayPal.
  • India continues to lead in global confidence index
  • SEBI sets new norms for mutual funds managing offshore assets
  • Infosys is first Indian company to join RE100 global renewable energy campaign
20/05/2015:
  • Eminent Economist Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri Died. 
  • Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker Prize
  • Centre to launch agri-training programme in 593 Sansad Adarsh Grams
  • Government to award road projects worth Rs 3 lakh crore
  • India's economic growth to surpass China's in 2015-16: UN report
19/05/2015:
  • ‘Biryani’, ‘Selfie’ Enter French Dictionary For First Time. 
  • Joe Root and Charlotte Edwards Named England Cricketers of the Year. 
  • Google help for NGOs working on child safety
  • Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first woman Governor of Jharkhand
  • India Meteorological Department signed MoU with POSOCO Ltd
  • Indian-American Harkeert Singh Saini won Prestigious Police Award in Texas
  • Reliance Jio inks pact with Huawei for sourcing 4G devices
  • Indian Navy's latest anti-submarine warfare class stealth corvette, the INS Kavaratti was launched
18/05/2015:
  • Narendra Modi reaches South Korea, economic and trade cooperation high on agenda
  • 6th National Conference on Nuclear Energy held in New Delhi
  • Centre allocates Rs 5,000 crore for development of AYUSH
  • HDFC Bank launches medical benefits prepaid card
  • India to assume Presidency of the 68th World Health Assembly
  • World's oldest comatose patient Aruna Shanbaug dead
  • Brad Haddin: Australia wicketkeeper quits one-day game
17/05/2015:
  • India and Mongolia Signed 13 Agreements
  • Vikas Gowda Won Bronze Medal In Shanghai IAAF Diamond League
  • Pope Francis Canonises Two Palestinian Nuns
  • PM's social security schemes: Canara Bank rolls out awareness campaigns across Delhi
  • CII welcomes biz outcomes of Modi’s China visit
  • Govt contains fiscal deficit at 4% of GDP; beats its own target
  • India grants $1 bn credit to Mongolia; deepens defence ties
  • Infosys to open first overseas campus in China.
  • Rome Masters 2015: Winners
  • Women's Singles - Maria Sharapova
  • Men's Singles - N. Djokovic
  • Women's Doubles - Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic
  • Men's Doubles - P. Cuevas  and D. Marrero
16/05/2015:
  • PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates ICICI Bank’s First Branch In China
  • Egypt’s Former President Mohamed Morsi Sentenced To Death
  • M.J. Joseph Appointed as Controller General of Accounts
  • Scientists Discovered New State of Matter
  • “Global Statistics on Addictive Behaviours: 2014 Status Report” Released
  • Airtel clinches $2.5 billion Chinese financing deals
  • Arun Shrivastava assumes charge as Syndicate Bank MD and CEO
  • Modi inaugurates ICICI Bank's first branch in China
  • PM Modi extends e-visa for Chinese nationals
  • Shakuntala Gamlin takes charge as Delhi chief secretary despite CM Arvind Kejriwal's directive
  • Gagan Narang wins World Cup bronze, earns India quota for Rio Olympics
15/05/2015:
  • Arun Shrivastava Takes Over as MD&CEO of Syndicate Bank
  • India and China Signed 24 Agreements
  • Union Government Launched Kayakalp Award Scheme
  • Modi's Visit to China
  • Rajyavardhan Rathore inaugurates India Pavilion at 68th Cannes Film Festival
  • Google in talks with Arunachal govt for Chromebook laptops in schools
  • SBI Launches NFC-Enabled Contactless Debit and Credit Cards
  • RBI allows transactions upto Rs 2000 without second factor authentication
  • MHRD Gave Nod For Setting Up IIIT in Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • Tejaswini Sagar wins gold at Under-15 World School Chess Championship
14/05/2015:
  • President Pranab Mukherjee Presents Presidential Awards For Classical Tamil
  • Tejaswini Won Gold at Under-15 World School Chess Championships
  • Harbhajan Kaur Dheer Becomes First Asian Elected Mayor In UK
  • Karan Menon Won National Geographic Bee Championship
  • Punjab becomes first state to issue Soil Health Cards to farmers
  • Disinvestment: Cabinet nod for IOC, NTPC stake sale may fetch Rs 13,600 crore
  • Lok Sabha passes Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill
  • RBI plans IT wing as financial crimes rise in cyber space
  • India way behind on WHO health targets
  • WPI inflation dips to record (-)2.65 per
13/05/2015:
  • Union Cabinet Approved Amendments To Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012
  • Achal Kumar Jyoti Takes Over as new Election Commissioner
  • Union Govt. Approved Rs.20,000-crore Budget For ‘Namami Gange’ Scheme
  • Union Cabinet Approved Benami Transactions (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill, 2015
  • Centre okays Rs. 20,000-crore budget for Namami Gange scheme
  • Houses nominate members for Joint Committee on land bill
  • Reliance Jio to raise $750 million from Korean company
  • BRICS Cup from next year, first one to be held in India
President Pranab Mukherjee appoints new Governors in six states
  • Jharkhand: Former Odisha Minister Droupadi Murmu was appointed as Governor of Jharkhand. She will replace Dr Syed Ahmed.
  • Manipur: Dr Syed Ahmed sworn as Governor For Manipur state.
  • Arunachal Pradesh: J P Rajkhowa was appointed as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. He will replace Lt. General (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma.
  • Mizoram: Lt. General (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of his term.
  • Tripura: Tathagata Roy will be the Governor of Tripura.
12/05/2015: 
  • Indian American Prof. Sivanadane Mandjiny Won UNC’s 2015 Award For Teaching Excellence. 
  • Govt Launches Dedicated E-Commerce Centre In New Delhi. 
  • Writer Neel Mukherjee Won Encore Award 2015LS passes Black Money Bill with Opposition support
  • Justice Cyriac Joseph appointed NHRC acting chief
  • MIDC inks MoU with SIDBI to raise Rs 200-crore fund for MSMEs
  • India-born Nikesh Arora named Japan's SoftBank Corp president
  • Canara Bank has launched a mega CASA (current account, savings account) campaign in Bengaluru
  • Hyderabad to host global pharma summit
  • Indian-origin Priti Patel gets British cabinet rank
11/05/2015:
  • Vanitha Narayanan Is First Woman Chairperson of AMCHAM India
  • Lok Sabha Passed Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill 2015
  • K Satish Reddy Appointed as new Chairman of National Safety Council
  • KV Kamath appointed BRICS bank president
  • President Mukherjee inaugurates `Namaste Russia` festival in Moscow
  • Jayaram Jayalalitha cleared of corruption charges
  • China becomes world's top crude buyer
  • Rosberg wins Spanish GP
  • May 11: National Technology Day
  • Andy Murray beats Rafael Nadal to win Madrid Masters final.
10/05/2015:
  • Goa Govt Launched Hot Air Balloon & Amphibious Vehicles. 
  • Haryana Government Includes Deaflympics In Its Sports Policy. 
  • Rohan Bopanna – Florin Mergea Won Men’s Doubles Title of Madrid Tennis Open. 
  • Shashi Kapoor has been conferred with prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2014
  • WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free.
  • Haryana Government has decided to include Deaflympics in its Sports Policy.
  • Navneet Rajan Wasan appointed as DG of Police Research & Development Bureau
  • Book titled Unbelievable – Delhi to Islamabad written by Prof Bhim Singh released
09/05/2015:
  • Smita Purushottam Appointed India’s Ambassador To Switzerland. 
  • Arvind Saxena Appointed as UPSC Member. 
  • North Korea Successfully Test Fired Underwater Ballistic Missile. 
  • NS Sardar Patel — was commissioned in Porbandar.
  • Russia celebrates victory day on 09/05
  • Modi to inaugurate first Gandhian studies centre in China
  • MoUs worth Rs 24,000 cr signed during PM Narendra Modi's visit to Chattisgarh
  • India Posts's e-commerce centre set to start operations
  • Whatsapp transfers money through Ping Pay would happen via NPCI's Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) and currently the transaction limit is at Rs 50,000 per day.
  • Sakshi, Lalita win bronze in Asian Wrestling Championship.
  • PM Modi to unveil 3 social security schemes in Kolkata
  1. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) - Accident Insurance
  2. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) - Life Insurance
  3. Atal Pension Yojana (APY) - Pension Scheme
08/05/2015: 
  • PM Narendra Modi Released Commemorative Coin On Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati. 
  • SBI launches RuPay Platinum Debit Card. 
  • Mhairi Black Becomes The Youngest Member of Parliament  of Britain. 
  • David Cameron’s Conservative Party Won 2015 General Election. 
  • Navneet Rajan Wasan Appointed as DG of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D).
  • RBI puts in place new mechanism for banks to check loan fraud
  • Govt gets SC notice on PSB chief criteria
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi announces new party as Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM)
  • Pakistan helicopter crash kills foreign envoys
  • Achal Kumar Jyoti, appointed as Election Commissioner
  • Jitu Rai wins 'Sportsperson of the Year' Award at TOISA (Times of India Sports Awards).
  • Prime Minister releases commemorative coin on Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati
07/05/2015:
  • West Bengal’s Nadia District gets United Nations Public Service Award. 
  • Noted Assamese Historian Dr Amalendu Guha Died.
  • Lok Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Bill to 18-16 Years.
  • Indian Cabinet Approves Amendments to Whistleblowers Act
  • Rajya Sabha unanimously passes Bangladesh land deal
  • India home to 56 of the world’s 2000 powerful companies
  • Cabinet gives nod to revise DTAA with South Korea
  • Geeta Phogat wins bronze in Asian championship Women's Freestyle 58kg
06/05/2015:
  • Lok Sabha approves Goods and Services Tax Bill.
  • Government declared 11 pacts that signed between India, Germany at Hannover fair
  • Narendra Modi set to revive Vajpayee government's FIIA project
  • Real estate bill sent to select committee of Rajya Sabha
  • World Asthma Day 2015 observed 05/05/2015
  • Bhel commissions GVK's hydro-power project in Uttrakhand
05/05/2015: 
  • World Asthma Day was Observed Across The World 05/05/2015. 
  • PM Narendra Modi Joined Chinese Social Media Platform Weibo. 
  • The Union Cabinet approved the 119th Constitutional Amendment Bill on Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between India and Bangladesh.
  • Surface-to-air short range Akash missile system inducted into Indian Army
  • Microsoft’s Edu-Cloud to make learning ‘fun’
  • MoneyGram Ready to Handle Electronic-Mode Remittances in India
  • Offering whole internet for free not sustainable: Mark Zuckerberg
  •  India to tie up with Iran for Port Chabahar in Oman
04/05/2015:
  • Direct tax collection falls short by 14% in 2014-15
  • Gold imports jump 19.5% at $34.32 billion in FY15
  • Future Group's Retail Business to Merge With Bharti Retail
  • BHEL commissioned 195 MW Thermal Unit of Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited (KBUNL) In Bihar. 
  • Oscar-winning ‘Dances With Wolves’ Writer Michael Blake Died. 
  • India’s Shooters Won 3 Gold, 2 Bronze Medals at International Shooting Competition.
  • Madhya Pradesh To Host World’s Biggest Solar Photovoltaic Plant.
  • Tennis player Rafael Nadal received Golden Medal for Merit in Work of Spain
  • Indian Railway Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) girls clinch 5th National Hockey women Championship title vs Jharkhand 12-2 goals.
03/05/2015:
  • Mazen Darwish Honoured with UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2015.
  • Former Union Minister Baleshwar Ram Died. 
  • World Press Freedom Day observed globally on May 03.
  • CNR Rao conferred with Japan's highest civilian award
  • A Book titled China – Confucius in the Shadows written by Poonam Surie released
  • Surender Singh took over as Director General of CISF
  • Rajasthan government allocates 12 crore rupees for Project Great Indian Bustard
  • Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been adjudged the world’s best airport for the year 2014.
  • Tennis player Rafael Nadal received Golden Medal for Merit in Work of Spain
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Manny Pacquiao to win World Welterweight Title of Boxing
02/05/2015:
  • Renowned Crime Writer Ruth Rendell Died. 
  • Indo-French Naval Exercise VARUNA 2015 Concluded. 
  • Legendary Russian Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya Died. 
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Sri Lanka
  • Tata Power, L&T to supply mobile artillery system to the Army
  • CRPF to adopt village in earthquake-hit Nepal
  • Buenos Aires is world’s bookstore capital
  • Goldman Sachs invests in Foodpanda
  • Nitin Gadkari Dedicates to the Nation Two Major Highway Projects in the North East
01/05/2015:
  • West Bengal CM Declares Nadia India’s First Open Defecation Free District
  • Bangalore Railway Station To Be Re-named ‘Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna’
  • Canara Bank ties up with Life Insurance Corporation
  • An “extremely simplified” income tax return form will soon replace the controversial 14-page ITR
  • Reform implementation to determine rating upgrade
  • India extends e-tourist visa scheme to 31 more countries
  • Dr. Pramod Patil and Dr. Ananda Kumar won 2015 Whitley Awards for wildlife conservation
  • Seychelles becomes 161st member of World Trade Organisation
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