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Raha Moharrak, a Saudi woman made history by reaching the Everest summit- the world's highest mountain.
The Department of Yoga Therapy and Training of MDNIY was designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre in Traditional Medicine.
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was celebrated on 17 May 2013.
The Union Cabinet of India, on 16 May 2013 gave approval for setting up Rashtriya Smriti at the Samadhis Complex near Ekta Sthal in New Delhi.
Indian initiatives namely Mass Contact Programme (MCP), Swavalamban and Graamin Haat won United Nations Public Service Award for year 2013.
Nirbhay Sharma on 16 May 2013 appointed as governor of Arunachal Pradesh as the term of present incumbent Gen (retd) J J Singh ended in January 2013.
Union Cabinet approved the establishment of Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission for conserving and restoring the heritage sites associated with Mahatma Gandhi
Steven Miller, the acting director of IRS had resigned amid the criticism over the tax agency's handling of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
To promote India as a filming destination, a delegation from I&B and Tourism Ministry participated in the Cannes Film Festival.
Uttanur Rajamma identified with the Bandaya Literary Movement and the Bandaya writer died in Chickballapur district.
The Union Cabinet of India on 14 May 2013 approved constitution of a Group of Ministers (GoM) to consider autonomy of CBI
The GEMS (Global Enteric Multicentre Study) showed that diarrhoeal disease has the highest rate of incidence in India
I&B Ministry unveiled a multi-media initiative Glimpses of the India Story to project 9 years journey of UPA government and its commitment to Development.
The cyclonic storm MAHASEN formed over Bay of Bengal in the second week of May 2013
The renowned Islamic Scholar and recipient of National Communal Harmony Award in 1997, Asghar Ali Engineer died on 14 May 2013.
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the Asom Ratna Award for the year 2012 to Indira Goswami (posthumously)
Deputy Speaker of Madhya Pradesh State Assembly, Harvansh Singh died due to cardiac arrest. He was a senior leader of Congress Party.
FIA has barred Raja Parvez Ashraf from leaving the country on charges of corruption in the Rental Power Projects.
The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented National Florence Nightingale Award 2013 to 35 nursing professionals
A leading NRI in United Kingdom, Sunil Chopra was elected as the Deputy Mayor of a London Borough.
Siddaramaiah, the leader of the Indian National Congress on 11 May 2013 was sworn in as the 22nd chief minister of the state of Karnataka.
External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid, paid an official visit to the People’s Republic of China on 09-10 May 2013.
National Technology Day was celebrated on 11 May 2013 as a symbol of quest for scientific inquiry and technological creativity
Ministry for Women & Child Development launched ISSNIP project in New Delhi on 9 May 2013.
The Union Cabinet of India on 9 May 2013 gave its approval for constituting an autonomous body called NSDA
The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award for life time achievement was presented to Pran on 10 May 2013
Former military ruler of Guatemala, Rios Montt sentenced for 80 years of imprisonment after being found guilty of genocide.
Union Ministers of Railway and Law, PK Bansal and Ashwani Kumar submitted their resignation to the Prime Minster on 10 May 2013.
Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (1932-2013), the dhrupad vocalist passed away on 8 May 2013 following brief illness at his Gurukul near Panvel.
The painting by Fernand Leger, which was owned by Madonna sell for 7.2 million US dollar in New York on 7 May 2013 at the Sotheby's auction house.