Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 23 May - 28 May 2016 brings for its readers the current affairs recap of the week covering important events of the national and international importance in bulleted forms which will be immense help for the aspirants of IAS/PCS, Bank, SSC, MBA and other exams.

Created On: May 28, 2016 19:06 ISTModified On: May 28, 2016 19:43 IST brings for its readers the current affairs recap of the week covering important events of the national and international importance in bulleted forms which will be immense help for the aspirants of IAS/PCS, Bank, SSC, MBA and other exams.

 It is with this Arab country India signed 4 MoUs/Agreements on defence cooperation – Oman

  • He was appointed by the Union Government as the head of committee on defence expenditure - Lt Gen DB Shekatkar (retd)
  • This multilateral agency launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility – World Bank
  • Indian awarded with Othmer Gold Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership 2016- Mukesh Ambani
  • International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is celebrated every year on- 23 May
  • Oldest Olympic champion of Hungarian Waterpolo team who died in May 2016- Sandor Tarics
  • The person who was elected as 34th BCCI President at the board’s special general meeting (SGM) in Mumbai - Anurag Thakur
  • The person who was appointed as BCCI Secretary - Ajay Shirke
  • Youngest BCCI President Appointee is /was - Fatehsinghrao Gaekwad
  • BJP leader and former IPS officer who was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Puducherry - Kiran Bedi
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 23 May 2016 successfully launched its maiden indigenous winged Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) from - Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh
  • Country that won the 2016 Thomas Cup badminton tournament after defeating Indonesia 3-2 is - Denmark
  • The football club that won the 2016 Federation Cup title is - Mohun Bagan
  • All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo who was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 23 May 2016 - Jayalalithaa
  • India on 23 May 2016 signed 12 memorandum of understandings (MoUs) and agreements in various areas including building and operating the Chabahar port by India with - Iran
  • 2016 Uber cup was won by - Chinese women badminton team
  • In France, visitors to the Eiffel tower now have a chance to stay for a night in the iconic landmark, something that was never available since its opening in – 1889
  • The state whose governor promulgated Official Language (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 to facilitate use of a language in transaction of official businesses of the Government – Odisha
  • This State Government launched the Smart Villages programme to improve public facilities in rural areas – Gujarat
  • A trilateral transit agreement was signed among these countries to facilitate seamless transport of goods – India, Iran and Afghanistan
  • He was conferred with the Yug Kavi Siddhicharan Prize for his commendable contributions in promoting Nepali literature in India - Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling
  • He won the 2016 Asian 6-Red snooker title in Abu Dhabi – Pankaj Advani
  • Fast Attack Craft ship was commissioned into the Indian Navy in May 2016- INS Tarmugli
  • Cancer-causing chemical found in bread samples tested in Delhi by Centre for Science and Environment- Potassium Bromate
  • Union Government in May 2016 imposed a complete ban on Indian citizens travelling to which war struck country- Libya
  • State that separated the Plus II colleges from the Plus III colleges and made it a part of school education in May 2016- Odisha
  • The state where use of light and heavy diesel vehicles, which are more than 10 years old, was banned in six major cities of which state by National Green Tribunal (NGT) – Kerala
  • US President Barack Obama on 23 May 2016 announced an end to its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to the country that is - Vietnam
  • FIFA acting Secretary General who was dismissed from his position with immediate effect - Markus Kattner
  • Senior BJP leader and former Union minister who was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Assam on 24 May 2016 - Sarbanand Sonowal
  • State government that set a target to dig about 50,000 small ponds in the next two-and-a-half years all over the state - Chhattisgarh
  • The Union Government came out with a new panel of 140 Advocates for representing it in various cases before - the Odisha courts
  • To boost development agenda in North-Eastern states of India, a party formed North East Democratic Alliance is - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • The person who was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Kerala is - Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Union and Karnataka Government on 24 May 2016 signed 100 million US dollar loan and project agreement with World Bank to support - Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization project
  • The Eclat Health Solutions of the USA signed a MoU with this State government to invest 15 million US dollars in Tier II cities – Telangana
  • As per the UGC Regulations 2016, this many years of research existence is needed for an institution to get recognition as a deemed university – 3 years
  • This Nobel Peace Prize winner authored the book titled A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve – Mother Teresa
  • Education Minister of a state who said that laptops would be provided to the top 500 students securing 95 percent or above marks in Matric examinations conducted by state Board of School Education - Haryana
  • Consul General of the Russian Federation in Southern India, who, visited Sri City in Andhra Pradesh is - Sergey L. Kotov
  • The actor who was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, and died at the age 85 is - Burt Kwouk
  • Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will now be known in Hindi as - 'Divyangjan' Sashaktikaran Vibhag
  • US Senate panel approves legislation to block military aid to Pakistan unless it takes concrete steps against - Haqqani network
  • Union Cabinet approved Hindustan Steel Works Construction Limited on 25 May 2016 to – Restructure on Financial Basis
  • National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) got Union Cabinet’s approval to takeover this company on 25 May 2016- Hindustan Steel Works Construction Limited
  • The veteran communist leader who died on 24 May 2016- KC Mathew
  • China signed an agreement with Sudan in May 2016 to build-Nuclear Reactor
  • The country hosting the 21st BXM Cycling World Championship is - Colombia
  • The Hollywood celebrity recently appointed as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics is - Angelina Jolie
  • The Union Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to MoU between India and Maldives for - cooperation in the field of tourism
  • The American engineer who won the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize is - Frances Arnold
  • India’s first ever Passenger Satisfaction Survey was conducted at - the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  • 20 buses of Rajasthan State Transport Corporation fitted with Vehicle Tracking System, CCTV cameras and panic buttons that was released by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is named as - Nirbhaya buses
  • The newly released Draft Model Rules 2016 to repeal the existing rules for effective implementation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 will repeal the existing Model Rules of - 2007
  • The multilingual knowledge portal that was launched by HRD Minster is an online repository of dictionaries of what number of languages from India – 22
  • The Amendment to The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 that was approved by Union Cabinet will help in incorporation of how many new IITs – Six
  • Government enforced the decision of retirement fund body EPFO to almost double the maximum sum assured under its insurance scheme from 3.6 lakh to - 6 lakh rupees
  • The jailed Ukrainian pilot who was released by Russia following a prisoner swap is - Nadiya Savchenko
  • Head of the Commission of Inquiry, probing into the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha that submitted its interim report to the State government was - Justice MM Das
  • Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted interim stay on reservation given to Jats and five other castes in Haryana given via - Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Bill
  • Railways week-long drive to showcase achievements during last two years is named - Rail Humsafar Saptaah
  • Guinea Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz issued a presidential decree naming a person as Prime Minister of the country - Baciro Dja
  • The Union Government approved establishment of third National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) at - Kalinganagar industrial area in Jajpur district of Odisha
  • Book titled Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up that was released in May 2016 is authored by- Rana Ayyub
  • The two cancer causing chemicals that were found in Bread by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) are - Potassium Bromate (KbrO3) and Potassium Iodate (KIO3)
  • Trinamool Congress chairperson who was sworn-in as the chief minister of West Bengal for second successive five-year term on 27 May 2016 - Mamata Banerjee
  • The 4-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) that was constituted by Haryana government Kapoor to speedily and thoroughly investigate the three cases of explosion that have occurred in Kurukshetra on January 16 and May 13, 2016 will be headed by - S S. Kapoor, the Additional Director General of Police, Crime
  • He was appointed as the head coach of Indian Cricket team for Zimbabwe tour on 26 May 2016 - Sanjay Bangar
  • He was a noted Marathi literary critic who died on 27 May 2016 - RG Jadhav
  • The Committee for the evolution of a National Education Policy submitted the report containing its recommendations on 27 May 2016 to – Union Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) that was commissioned into Indian Navy at Kochi in May 2016- ICGS ARUSH
  • Indian American student who won the 28th annual National Geographic Bee held at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington DC- Rishi Nair
  • Country that emerged as the fifth largest producer of e-waste in the world as per ASSOCHAM-KPMG study- India
  • Telangana state Government entered the prestigious Limca Book of Records for its - Intensive Household Survey conducted two years ago
  • The Union Government approved an investment of over 5500 crore rupees for basic urban infrastructure in six states under - Atal Mission
  • It became the first Union Territory (UT) to sign the 24x7 Power for All document which aims to provide each household access to electricity by 2019 on 27 May 2016 - Lakshadweep
  • The number of states that signed the ‘24x7 Power For All’ Documents as on 27 May 2016. -22 States   
  • He was appointed as fielding coach to Indian Cricket team by BCCI on 26 May 2016-Abhay Sharma
  • He was appointed as team manager to team for Zimbabwe tour by BCCI on 26 May 2016- Koka Ramesh
  • The portal that was designed to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in India launched on 27 May 2016.
  • The Tiger Reserve that received the India Biodiversity Award 2016 in Mumbai on 22 May 2016-Pakke Tiger Reserve
  • The category in which Pakke Tiger Reserve won the India Biodiversity Award 2016 on 22 May 2016- Conservation of threatened species
  • The Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve that was awarded India Biodiversity Award 2016 on 22 May 2016- Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme
  • The Land-attack version of the missile that successfully test-fired by Indian Air Force on 27 May 2016 - BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
  • The country with which India signed agreement to develop BrahMos missile in February 1998- Russia
  • He received 2016 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award on 26 May 2016- Sunil Bharti Mittal



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