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May 2013 Current Affairs

IAF Inducted Basic Trainer Aircraft Pilatus PC 7 MKII

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 138 people agreed

The IAF’s premier Academy located at Dundigal, Hyderabad on 31 May 2013 inducted basic trainer aircraft Pilatus PC 7 MKII

HRD Ministry Constituted National Testing Agency (NTA)

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

The HRD Ministry on 31 May 2013 decided to set up a seven member Task Force NTA under the Chairmanship of Sanjay Dhande.

India,Thailand signed Extradition Treaty nearly after Two Decades of Negotiations

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 80 people agreed

India and Thailand signed a treaty for the extradition of runaways wanted for terrorism, transnational crimes, economic offences and other serious crimes.

TVS Logistics Services Ltd. Acquired US-Based Wainwright Industries

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

TVS Logistics Services Ltd. acquired second company in US called Wainwright Industries, the end-to-end supply chain provider.

Integrated Action Plan (IAP) extended for Four More Years

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

The Union government  on 30 May 2013 decided to extend the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for four more years

Fossilised Skeleton of Flying Dinosaur that Resembled Chicken, Discovered in China

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Researchers at Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels discovered new fossilised skeleton of flying dinosaur called Aurornis xui in China.

BSNL Got Clearance to Roll out Mobile Network in the Naxal-Affected Areas

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

The Union Cabinet of India gave clearance to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to roll out its mobile network in the Naxal-affected areas.

Cochin Shipyard Limited Launched Its Third Fast Patrol Vessel for Indian Coast Guard

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) on 28 May 2013 launched its third Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) which is built for the Indian Coast Guard.

CSO:Economic Growth declined to a low of 5 Percent for the 2012-13 Fiscal

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 67 people agreed

As per CSO DATA released on 31 May 2013, economic growth fell to a decade's low of 5 per cent for the entire 2012-13 fiscal

UNESCO declared Nicobar Islands as World Biosphere Reserve

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 221 people agreed

UNESCO in the Month of May 2013 had declared India's Nicobar Islands as a world biosphere reserve under its Man and the Biosphere Programme.

Hindi Journalism Day Celebrated In India to Mark 187 Years of Hindi Journalism

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 58 people agreed

30 May is celebrated as the Hindi Journalism Day in India’s journalism every year. On this day first Hindi newspaper, Udant Martand was brought out.

PM Manmohan Singh re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam for the Fifth Time

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 30 May 2013 was elected to the Rajya Sabha for the fifth time from Assam.

Anti-Tobacco Day Observed across the World

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

According to World Health Organisation, World No-Tobacco day is observed every year on 31 May 2013.

IndiGo Launched Seven New Flights to its Domestic System

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

IndiGo, the budget passenger carrier launched seven new flights to its domestic system on 30 May 2013.

13 Year-old Indian-American Arvind Mahankali won National Spelling Bee

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Indian-American Arvind Mahankali, after years of close calls, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on 30 May 2013.

Tata Housing and National Safety Council of India (NSC) Signed Mou for EHS in Realty

Published on: 31-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

MoU was signed between Tata Housing and NSC on 29 May 2013 for creating awareness for environment, health and safety in realty.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Three Other Indians Figured in Forbes Philanthropy List

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 65 people agreed

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, N C Menon, Vineet Nayar and Ronnie Screwvala figured in 2013 year list of Asia-Pacific's most remarkable givers.

Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla visited India

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

The Foreign Minister of Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla paid an official visit to India from 25 May 2013 to 27 May 2013.

Ang Dami Sherpa, Pregnant runner won women’s Everest Marathon

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

44 Years old Ang Dami Sherpa from Nepal won the Everest Marathon on 29 May 2013 in women’s category of Year 2013.

Seventh Edition of the Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas was held in Sydney

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 61 people agreed

The seventh edition of the annual Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Sydney in November 2013.

TCS bagged a Six Year contract from DoP worth over 1100 crore Rupees

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on 29 may 2013 bagged a six-year contract from the Department of Posts (DoP)

Astronomers Revealed That Earth Was In Direct Line of Fatal Gamma-Ray Burst

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Astronomers revealed the recent potential risk of Earth being hit by fatal gamma-ray burst from the star called Wolf-Rayet star WR 104.

Department of Telecom (DoT) Decided to Levy 650 Crore Rupees Penalty on Airtel

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The Department of Telecom (DoT) decided to levy 650 crore Rupees penalty on Airtel for violating licence conditions.

Peter Higgs, Francois Englert received Award for God Particle Discovery

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

 Physicist Peter Higgs and Francois Englert won the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award

Akshay B. Gaikwad Won Three Gold Medals in 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Akshay B. Gaikwad won three gold medals on second day of 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships in Doha.

A Group of Ministers Approved the Coal Regulatory Authority Bill

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

A Group of Ministers on 29 May 2013 approved the Coal Regulatory Authority Bill which seeks to set up independent regulatory authority for the coal sector.

SEBI made Registration Compulsory for Investment Advisors

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

SEBI made it compulsory for investment advisorsto first obtain a certificate of registration for the same.

Rituparno Ghosh, National Award Winning Filmmaker died at the age of 49

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Rituparno Ghosh, the renowned Bengali film maker died on 30 May 2013 of cardiac arrest at his south Kolkata residence.

Tripura Plan for 2013-14 Finalised at 2500 Crore Rupees

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The Annual Plan for the year 2013-14 for Tripura was finalised on 29 May 2013. The size of the plan was agreed upon at 2500 crore Rupees.

Maharashtra Government approved Grant for Minority Welfare Schemes

Published on: 30-MAY-2013
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The Maharashtra government on 29 May 2013 approved release of grant for various schemes of minorities' development.

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