Current Affairs Questions Answers for May 2014-One liners

One liners for the month of May 2014 covers all the important events which have the potential to be asked in various competitive exams.

Created On: Jun 1, 2014 16:48 ISTModified On: Jun 2, 2014 16:56 IST

One liners for the month of May 2014 covers all the important events which have the potential to be asked in various competitive exams. The students will find these one liners of immense help during their course of preparation.

• SC appointed 3rd arbitrator to resolve dispute of Centre and Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on KG basin - Hudson McHugh

• SC re-constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to monitor the probe into the black money case under the chairmanship of - retired judge MB Shah.

• NBA banned Los Angeles Clippers owner for life and fined him 2.5 million dollars over an alleged racist remark in the stand - Donald Sterling

• 3400 India-made Electronic Voting Machines purchased for use in Presidential Election of a country which is scheduled in November 2014 - Government of Namibia

• US Senate confirmed the name of an Indian-American for Federal Judge in Illinois - Manish Shah

• Granary with walls of mud-bricks discovered by archaeologists during excavation at - Rakhigarhi village a Harappan civilisation site, in Haryana

• South African city agreed to allow construction of a place of worship in form of a full-fledged Gurudwara - Johannesburg

• Tunisian lawmakers adopted a sweeping new electoral law that paves the way for general elections later this year requiring party lists for legislative elections to be - half women and half men

• SIT formed in Assam to investigate and look into the conspiracy and mastermind behind the killings of civilians in - Kokrajhar and Baksa districts

• The Obama administration gave approval for the Syrian opposition to open a - formal diplomatic mission in the US

• Former British No 1 tennis player died of liver cancer at the age of 30 - Elena Baltacha

• SC upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act and said that the Act will not apply to - unaided minority institutions

• Constitution Bench of Supreme Court of India on 6 May 2014 upheld the Constitutional validity of the Right to Education (RTE) Act provided in – Articles 15(5) and 21-A in the Constitution of India

• Kuwait has renewed two crude oil supply contracts with India’s - BPCL and BORL

• Constitutional Court of Thailand ruled that the Prime Minister must step down over abuse of her power - Yingluck Shinawartra

• A book entitled A Stamp is Born was released by Vice President of India, M Hamid Ansari is authored by - C. R. Pakrashi

• Constitutional Bench of Supreme Court quashed law is Kerala Irrigation and Water Conservation (Amendment) Act, 2006 and said - water level of the dam can be raised to 142 feet

• SC banned use of bulls for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races across the country terming that - rights guaranteed to the bulls under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act 1960 could not be taken away

• Scientists claimed that increased level of CO2 emissions will affect the nutrient content in some of the world’s staple food items like - Wheat and Rice

• WHO claimed that quality of air in most cities worldwide that monitor outdoor (ambient) air pollution failed to meet - WHO guidelines for safe levels

• Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed the former fast bowler of Pakistan as the national coach of the national team of Pakistan - Waqar Younis

• India has been honoured with New Frontiers Award at the Arabian travel mart in Dubai for its outstanding contribution to - tourism development in the face of overwhelming adversity in Uttarakhand

• Rat-hole mining and transportation of coal was banned following the ex-parte interim order of NGT in – Meghalaya

• Coal pit collapsed after an explosion on 14 May 2014 in which about 274 miners were killed - at Soma of Western Turkey

• Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI) on 14 May 2014 was chosen for the Special Commendation at the - Golden Peacock National Training Awards 2014

• Qatar announced that sponsorship system for foreign workers will be replaced by - new system of employment contracts, as part of a package of labour reforms

• Justice BS Chauhan appointed as the Chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal as a successor of - Justice NP Singh

• Sistema Shyam Teleservices launched a messaging app for low-end CDMA devices called - mBuddy

• Ashwin B. Pandya on 15 May 2014 was appointed as the Chairman of the - Central Water Commission

• BJP emerged as the winner in the 16th Lok Sabha election by securing - 282 seats of 543

• Chief Minister of Bihar who tendered his resignation to the Governor taking responsibility of debacle of the party in 16th Lok Sabha election - Nitish Kumar

• Padma Bhusan awardee and management guru who headed Tata Steel died in South Kolkata - Russi Mody

• Bhasha Shahid Diwas or Language Martyrs Day was observed in Barak Valley of Assam on 19 May in remembrance of - martyrs of language of the state

• Three-time F1 world champion the only driver, who won a title by a car bearing his name died - Sir Jack Brabham at the age of 88

• Google has launched a service for Europeans in which they can request it to remove links related to them, the service is named - Right to be forgotten

• Brazil released two postage stamps to pay tribute to the 100 years of Indian cinema designed by Indian graphic designer – Satya Raj

• Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) upheld a penalty of 630 crore rupees imposed on real estate firm - DLF slapped by CCI

• Martial law has been imposed in Thailand by its Army to - restore law and order in the country

• Governor DY Patil administered his oath of the office and secrecy to the new Chief Minister of Bihar - Jitan Ram Manjhi

• Government of India has extended the ban imposed on LTTE for five years under the provisions of the - Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act 1967)

• Sundaram BNP Paribas Fund Services for maintaining high quality operating model and having effective control systems received - ISAE Type II certification

• AIBA Executive Committee approved Boxing India as a provisional new - AIBA member to represent India

• SC constituted a new bench to hear the case of the Sahara Chief in chit fund scam after Justice Khehar requested the CJI to - recuse him from the case

• Former Zimbabwe batsman named as the batting coach of Pakistan cricket team for two years - Grant Flower

• A 13-years and 11-month old girl of Andhra Pradesh on 25 May 2014 became the youngest woman to climb the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest - Malavath Poorna

• TR Zeliang appointed as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland as the successor of - Neiphiu Rio

• ONGC has started drilling its first-ever well in - Palar basin at Chinnapuliyur village near Chennai

• Book entitled Anticipating India - The best of national interest was released on 24 May 2014 is authored by - Shekhar Gupta

• To carry rodents to ISS, NASA has developed high-tech cages that will help them to study long-term effect of - microgravity on mammalian physiology

• Narendra Modi on 26 May 2014 was sworn-in as the - 15th Prime Minister of India

• SDMC signed a MoU with GeoSpatial Delhi to grant an Unique ID to properties in the civic body’s jurisdiction to easier the process of property tax collection named - Unique Property Identification Code (UPIC)

• General Prayuth Chan-ocha led Royal Thai Army conducted a coup and imposed a military rule in Thailand after imposition of - martial law in Thailand

• IAF MIG-21 crashed at Marhama Sangam in Bijbehara of Anantnag district in South Kashmir in which pilot squadron leader - Raghu Banshi died on board

• Prime Minister of Libiya, Ahmed Maitiq and his cabinet was sworn-in, which has been challenged by other politicians by terming it - non-legitimate

• Dalia Grybauskaite won election for second term as the - President of Lithuania

• Union Cabinet headed by PM Narendra Modi on 27 May 2014 constituted Special Investigating Team (SIT) on Black Money with - Justice (retd.) MB Shah to head it as its Chairman

• Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as the goodwill ambassador of - 35th National Games, Kerala

• To investigate the poachers of Rhino and prosecute them, the Assam government will use – RhODIS, a DNA-based forensic tool Rhino Indexing System

• Maharashtra Government has included chapter on the name of master blaster Sachin in -Marathi and English subject syllabus of class IV.

• Football named as Brazuca to be used in FIFA World Cup Brazil will have six in-built HD cameras to capture - 360 degree view of the on-field action.

• Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi - Nripendra Misra  

• 14th Attorney-General of India appointed to succeed Gulam Vahanvati is - Mukul Rohatgi

• American poet and author, Maya Angelou died in North Carolina is known for her first book - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

• CCI approved proposal of purchase of 50% stake of Tata Group firm, Trent Hypermarket by - British retail major, Tesco

• To boost food processing Chief Minister of Punjab gave in-principle approval to set-up a 150 crore rupees mega - Food Park at Ladowal in Ludhiana

• Union Government and the World Bank signed a loan agreement for World Bank (IDA) assistance of 1006.20 million US dollar for - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan III

• Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed a treaty in Kazakh capital of Astana to form the - Eurasian Economic Union

• National Security Adviser of India is - Ajit Doval

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