The Supreme Court of India on 19 May 2013 held that the two-finger test on a rape victim violates her right to privacy.
With the implementation of the Drug Price Control Order 2013 the prices of the 348 essential medicines listed in NLEM 2011 will go down by up to 80%.
The Union government on 16 May 2013 slashed the import tariff value of gold and silver to 466 Dollars per ten grams and 761 Dollars per kg, respectively.
OBC creamy layer criteria on 16 May 2013 was raised to 6 lakh rupees from previous 4.5 lakh rupees by Union Cabinet of India.
The government on 13 May 2013 approved new guidelines for the Indira Awas Yojna Scheme for rural poor.
Government decided to launch DBTL scheme in 20 high Aadhaar coverage districts from 1 June 2013.
Union Government on 15 May 2013 had set up an expert Committee to evolve a composite index to measure backwardness of states.
Indigenously developed Rotavirus Vaccine named Rotavac was unveiled by India. DCGI approval for commercial production of the vaccine is awaited.
The Union Government on 14 May 2013 decided to publicise best practices on implementation of RTI Act by public authorities all over the country.
Monetary assistance under under the Indira Awas Yojana has been hiked by 25000 rupees by the Union Government following the agreement signed in Agra.
The decision to declare the year 2013 as Water Conservation Year 2013 was approved by the Union Cabinet of India
Amendments in the Parl. (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959 was approved by introducing Parl. (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2013.
The Cabinet Committee on Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on 9 May 2013 approved the cost estimates of Phase IV of the UID Scheme.
The Union Government of India on 9 May 2013 approved the policy development of aviation hubs in India.
The Minister for Women & Child Development, Krishna Tirath on 9 May 2013 launched the World Bank assisted ISSNIP.
Ministry for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution introduced amendments in the National Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha
The Supreme Court on 8 May 2013 dismissed a PIL challenging 8.5 billion US Dollars Cairn-Vedanta deal and its validity.
Tribal Forest Dwellers Empowerment Scheme was launched on 8 May 2013 by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs & Panchayati Raj.
National Cyber Security Policy was approved by the Union Government on 8 May 2013. This will help in creation of Secured Computing environment in India.
The Union Government of India decided to redevelop the Juhu Airport of Mumbai by extending runway 650 metres into sea.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Commission for Women (NCW) and HUDCO on 7 May 2013 in New Delhi.
Government has constituted an inter-ministerial group to suggest ways to tackle fraudulent money pooling activities by Ponzi Schemes.
The Union Cabinet of India on 1May 2013 approved major changes to the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)
Union Cabinet had cleared important changes to the NRLM in a major boost to the roll out of the women’s self help group model across the country.
The Supreme Court of India directed that the Kudankulam nuclear plant situated in Tamil Nadu could start its operations now.
Union government envisages investment of 12.1 billion dollars in the Aviation sector in the 12th plan period.
The Union Government on 2 May 2013 had launched its four-week special immunisation programme in high-risk areas across the country.
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved 11000 crore Rupees project on 1 May 2013 for modernisation of central paramilitary forces.
The Union Cabinet of India on 1 May 2013 approved the launch of the National Urban Health Mission
The Union government had set up a six-member inter-ministerial committee to suggest measures for enhancing MSME exports.