Current Affairs Questions Answers for May 2015-One liners

One liners for the month of May 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams.

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One liners for the month of May 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams.

• City whose Municipal Corporation on 30 April 2015 banned production, storage, transportation and usage of low quality plastic cups, bags, pan-masala packing wrappers across the city - Ahmedabad

• North and South America became the first regions of the world to eradicate rubella, also known as - German measles

• Argentine parliament passed a law to compensate the victims of an attack on - AMIA Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aires

• The first meeting of the Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) held on 30 April 2015 at NITI Aayog in New Delhi was chaired by - Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu

• The legendary Russian ballerinas who died on 2 May 2015 in Munich, Germany at the age of 89 - Maya Plisetskaya

• Unified World Welterweight title termed as Fight of the Century held at iconic MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada was won by - American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

• Team that won the 5th Senior Women’s National Hockey championship 2015 on 3 May 2015 - Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB)

• The 47th Science Museum of India was opened by Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Dr. Mahesh Sharma at - Puducherry

• Third India-Tunisia Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) was held in Tunis from 29 April to 2 May 2015 after a gap of - 12 years

• The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 May 2015 approved the 119th Constitutional Amendment Bill on - Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between India and Bangladesh.

• Haryana government on 4 May 2015 notified 163 services with a view to provide time bound and hassle-free services to the citizens under - Haryana Right to Service Act, 2014

• World Asthma Day was absorbed globally on 5 May 2015, the first Tuesday of May 2015 with theme - You Can Control Your Asthma

• Rajasthan Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Health Mission (NHM), UNICEF and GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) in Jaipur to - tackle the severe problem of malnourishment of the state.

• The Chinese diplomat who oversaw Hong Kong’s transition from British to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, died in Beijing on 3 May 2015 - Lu Ping

• The French Parliament on 5 May 2015 approved a surveillance law that strengthens the intelligence services of the country aimed to - prevent terrorist attacks.

• United States on 5 May 2015 authorised setting up of commercial ferries run between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than - 50 years.

• Bollywood actor Salman Khan was in news was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Mumbai Sessions Court for his - 28 September 2002 hit and run case

• Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on 6 May 2015 launched the state level - ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme’ in Panaji

• The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that designed the rocket that took US astronauts to the Moon died in Alabama on 5 May 2015 - Oscar Holderer

• The Canadian House of Commons on 6 May 2015 approved the Bill C-51, Anti-Terror Act, 2015 that empowers - the country’s spy agency

• India and Iran on 6 May 2015 signed an inter-Governmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the strategically important - Chabahar Port in Iran.

• The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 May 2015 approved amendments in - the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011.

• High Court of Gujarat on 6 May 2015 ordered shutting down of 67 sand mining units in - the Gir Forest Sanctuary, the only adobe of Asiatic lions

• The former Chief Secretary of Gujarat, who on 7 May 2015 was appointed as the Election Commissioner of India - Achal Kumar Jyoti

• State Bank of India on 7 May 2015 launched State Bank RuPay Platinum debit card in association with - National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI).

• Underwater explorers in Madagascar on 7 May 2015 said that they have discovered treasure belonging to the notorious 17th Century Scottish pirate - Captain William Kidd

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 May 2015 released a commemorative coin to mark the birth centenary of - Swami Chinmayananda in New Delhi

• National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 8 May 2015 ordered that every household in Delhi will have to pay a monthly environmental compensation - To clean up Yamuna River

• State Government of Haryana on 9 May 2015 included Deaflympics in its Sports Policy to enable Deaflympian medalists to get - cash rewards, jobs and other benefits.

• To add attractions to its tourism portfolio, State Government of Goa on 9 May 2015 launched - hot air balloon and amphibious vehicles in the picturesque state of beaches

• Book titled Unbelievable – Delhi to Islamabad that was released on 8 May 2015 by Vice President M Hamid Ansari in New Delhi is authored by - senior Advocate Prof. Bhim Singh

• Novak Djokovic of Serbia on 17 May 2015 won his fourth Rome Masters Tennis title by defeating - Roger Federer of Switzerland 6-4, 6-3.

• The Australian wicketkeeper batsman on 17 May 2015 retired from One Day International (ODI) cricket - Brad Haddin

• The Union Government on 17 May 2015 allocated 5000 crore rupees for the growth of Department of AYUSH, which comprises - Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy

• Theme for the 10th World Hindi Conference will be - Hindi Jagat: Vistar avm sambhavnai

• The nurse of KEM Hospital, Mumbai whose story became a cornerstone for euthanasia debate in India, who died on 18 May 2015 after being in vegetative state for 42 years - Aruna Shanbaug

• An Indian-American policeman in third week of May 2015 won the prestigious Top Civilian Supervisor of the Year - Harkeert Singh Saini

• Himachal Pradesh will host the Paragliding World Cup from 23 October to 31 October 2015 at -Bir Billing in Kangra valley

• President Barack Obama on 18 May 2105 banned the US government from giving certain kinds of military-style equipment to - local police forces

• The professional cricketers of England on 18 May 2015 were named as England men’s and women’s cricketers of the year 2014-15 - Joe Root and Charlotte Edwards, respectively

• Nepal Government on 18 May 2015 imposed a two-month ban on the construction work of new building projects, the ban would remain in effect until - 16 July 2015.

• To promote sports for all age groups in the national capital, the state government of Delhi on 19 May 2015 decided to launch a Scheme at the designated stadiums or sports complexes - Pay & Play

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 May 2015 returned to India after completing his tour to three nations namely - China, Mongolia and South Korea.

• The European Union (EU) on 18 May 2015 approved a plan that empowers naval force to combat smugglers operating from - Libya and tackle illegal migration in its territory.

• The United Nations (UN) on 19 May 2015 released an update that highlighted that world economy continues to grow at a modest pace is - Mid-2015 World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) update.

• Hungarian writer who on 19 May 2015 won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for 2015 - Laszlo Krasznahorkai

• To allow women employees to work in night shifts, State Government of Maharashtra on 20 May 2015 decided to amend - Section 66(1)(c) of the Factories Act, 1948

• Person who on 20 May 2015 was sworn in as 15th Governor of Meghalaya at the Raj Bhawan in Shillong - V Shanmuganthan

• Temple of Mumbai that on 20 May 2015 received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001-2008 certification for best quality practices - Siddhivinayak temple

• Anti-Terrorism Day was observed across India on 21 May 2015 to mark the death anniversary of seventh Prime Minister - Rajiv Gandhi

• The ancient Syrian city that was captured by the ISIS militant groups on 21 May 2015 - Palmyra

• Researchers from the Konkan Cetacean Population Study (CPS) team between March and May 2015 spotted two Blue Whales (mother-calf pair) and four Bryde’s whales near Kunkeshwar - off the Sindhudurg coast in Maharashtra.

• Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam resigned on 21 May 2015 by tendering his resignation to - the Governor Konijeti Rosaiah.

• Eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was won by - Mumbai Indians (MI)

• Indian film that won the Promizing Future Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2015 held on 24 May 2015 - Masaan

• The mathematician who shared 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory, who died on 23 May 2015 in New Jersey - John Forbes Nash Jr.

• Country that on 23 May 2015 voted to make it the first country to legalise gay (same-sex) marriage through a referendum - Ireland

• Expert committee on Health Insurance of IRDA chaired by M Ramaprasad in its report has suggested changing the wordings of disclaimer in advertisements of insurance companies to - Before buying, know the conditions and exclusions, to make a well-informed decision

• First bank to launch Voice Recognition Service (VRS), which authenticates customers based on their speech patterns in India - ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank

• Bangladesh Government on 25 May 2015 banned an Islamist militant outfit for its militant and anti-state activities under the country’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 2013 - Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT)

• Author of the boo k The Complete Story of Indian Reforms: 2G, Power & Private Enterprise: A Practitioner's Diary - Pradip Baijal, the Former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman

• Person who was appointed as the head coach of England cricket team on 26 May 2015 - Trevor Bayliss

• State that has set up the satellite tracking system to check the forest fire incidents during summer season - Himachal Pradesh

• NATO on 26 May 2015 launched the Arctic Challenge Exercise based in - the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland

• Forum for Human Rights and Justice (FHRJ) on 27 May 2015 organised a run for protecting unborn girl in Himachal Pradesh was named as - Ajanmi Beti Ke liye Daud

• State that on 27 May 2015 decided to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 from the remaining areas of the state with immediate effect - Tripura

• The US state that on 27 May 2015 abolished death penalty after a veto override was passed through the its legislature - Nebraska

• Person who was appointed as the Director General of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 28 May 2015 - Dr. S Christopher

• Person who was appointed as the Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar - Dr. GS Reddy

• Fourth Indian shooter who on 28 May 2015 won a berth for 2016 Rio Olympic in men’s air rifle event - India's only individual Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra

• Event that will be celebrated in more than 100 US cities on 21 June 2015, the first International Yoga Day to spread the awareness about Yoga - Yogathon

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