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May 2012 Current Affairs

Rangarajan Committee formed to Review Existing Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs)

Published on: 01-JUN-2012
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Economy Current Affairs 2012. Union government formed the Rangarajan Committee to review the existing production sharing contracts (PSCs)

Nepal SC issued Show Cause Notice to Government over Dissolution of Constituent Assembly

Published on: 31-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. Nepal’s Supreme Court issued a show cause notice to the government over the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly and the announcement of fresh elections

Bihar prohibited Sale and Manufacturing of All Tobacco Products for Next One Year

Published on: 31-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Bihar Government on 30 May 2012 prohibited the sale and manufacturing of all the tobacco products for next one year

General Bikram Singh took over the Reins of Indian Army

Published on: 31-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. General Bikram Singh, a veteran infantry officer, assumed the charge as the 25th Chief of the Indian Army

Chinese Computer Major Lenovo appointed Ranbir Kapoor as its Brand Ambassador

Published on: 31-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Corporate Current Affairs 2012. Chinese computer major Lenovo on 29 May 2012 roped in Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor as the brand ambassador for its range of products in India

India’s Economic Growth Rate plunged to 5.3 Per Cent in the January-March Quarter of 2011-12

Published on: 31-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Economy Current Affairs 2012. India’s economic growth rate plunged to 5.3 per cent in the January-March quarter of 2011-12. The figure is lowest in the past 9 years

Defending Champion Vishwanathan Anand beat Boris Gelfand to clinch FIDE World Chess Title

Published on: 31-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012. India’s ace chess player Vishwanathan Anand on 30 May 2012 claimed the FIDE ( Federation Internationale des Echec) World Chess Title for the record fifth time

Mark Webber of Red Bull raced ahead to win the Monaco Grand Prix

Published on: 31-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012. Mark Webber of Red Bull raced ahead to emerge victorious in the Monaco Grand Prix on 27 May 2012

Pakistan successfully test-fired Nuclear Capable Hatf 9 Missile

Published on: 30-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. Pakistan on 29 May 2012 successfully test-fired a short-range Hatf 9 (Nasr) missile. The missile which has a range of 60 kilometers

Delhi High Court provides Devas Multimedia Protection from Coercive Action

Published on: 30-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Corporate Current Affairs 2012. The Delhi High Court on 29 May 2012 ruled that the authorities can’t opt for any coercive measure against Devas Multimedia

Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav removed Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai

Published on: 30-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav on 29 May 2012 removed Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai from his post, but asked him to keep the charge until an alternative arrangement is put into place

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Proposals worth Rs.2973.40 crore received Government Nod

Published on: 30-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Union Government decided to streamline 35000 Crore Rupees Debt for Textile Industry

Published on: 30-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Economy Current Affairs 2012. The Union Government of India on 29 May 2012 decided to streamline debt worth 35000 crore rupees to rescue cash-strapped textile industry

Army Chief General VK Singh ratified Lt. Gen. Avadesh Prakash's Dissmissal

Published on: 30-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

National Current Affairs 2012. Chief of Army Staff General VK Singh on 21 May 2012 ratified a court martial’s decision to dismiss former military secretary Lt. Gen. Avadesh Prakash from service

Rahul Bhattacharya won the Prestigious Ondaatje Prize 2012

Published on: 30-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. Rahul Bhattacharya, the Delhi-based author, on 29 May 2012 won the prestigious Ondaatje Prize 2012 for his book  The Sly Company of People Who Care

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake jolted North-Eastern Italy, 16 People killed

Published on: 30-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. A powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake jolted northeastern Italy, killing at least 16 people and injuring 350 on 30 May 2012

Shakeel Afridi who helped track Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden got 33-year Imprisonment

Published on: 29-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. Shakeel Afridi, the man behind the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abottabad in Pakistan on 2 May 2011 sentenced to 33 years imprisonment

Axis Bank tied up with Bahrain Bank for remitting Money from Bahrain

Published on: 29-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Corporate Current Affairs 2012. India’s third largest private sector lender Axis Bank on 28 May 2012 signed an agreement with Ahli United Bank B.S.C., Bahrain for remitting money from Bahrain to any person in India

Study revealed Harappan Civilization collapsed due to Climate Change

Published on: 29-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. A recent study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that the Harappan civilization

Delhi Chief Minister Sheela Dikshit presented the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13

Published on: 29-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Delhi Chief Minister Sheela Dikshit on 28 May 2012 presented the financial budget in the Delhi assembly for the fiscal year 2012-13

Tripura slated for the Fifth Software Technology Park in North-East India

Published on: 29-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC) on 28 May 2012 announced to set up North-East India’s fifth Software Technology Park in Tripura

Andhra Pradesh High Court set aside 4.5 Per Cent Sub-Quota for Minorities

Published on: 29-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. The Andhra Pradesh High Court on 28 May 2012 invalidated the 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities carved out of the 27 per cent

Cyrus Mistry and Mallika Srinivasan appointed on the Board of Tata Steel

Published on: 29-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Corporate Current Affairs 2012. Cyrus Mistry, the Chairman-designate of Tata groups was appointed as an additional director on the board of Tata Steel on 21 May 2012

16-year-old Indian-origin student cracked 350-year old Mathematics Problem

Published on: 28-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Shouryya Ray a 16-year-old Indian-origin student from Germany cracked a 350-year old mathematics puzzle on 26 May 2012

Sahara Signed Agreement to build Notun Dhaka in Bangladesh

Published on: 28-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Sahara India Pariwar signed an agreement with the Bangladesh government to design and develop a new city Notun Dhaka (New Dhaka) on 28 May 2012

International Institute for Species Exploration unveiled the Top Ten New Species

Published on: 28-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2012. The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University on 23 May 2012 unveiled a list of the 10 best newly discovered species of 2011

Praveen Rana clinched the 66kg Title at First Hari Ram Indian Grand Prix Wrestling Championship

Published on: 28-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012. Praveen Rana, the young Indian wrestler, clinched the 66kg freestyle title on the final day of the first Hari Ram Indian Grand Prix wrestling championship

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings to win Indian Premier League Season 5

Published on: 28-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated the defending champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to win their maiden Indian Premier League

Navis acquired the Full Ownership of Indian Fastfood Chain Nirula's

Published on: 25-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Corporate Current Affairs 2012. Malaysian private equity company Navis Capital Partners acquired the stake of Samir Kuckreja the co-owner of Nirula’s to gain complete control over homegrown fast food chain

India Successfully test-fired Akash missile from Odisha

Published on: 25-MAY-2012
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. India successfully test-fired the indigenously built Akash missile

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