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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 9 May to 14 May 2016

May 14, 2016 15:09 IST

Jagranosh.com 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.

•    The Spiritual leader and chief of Nirankari Mission who died on 13 May 2016 in a road accident in Montreal, Canada was - Baba Hardev Singh
•   The state that on 13 May 2016 notified its Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Act 2016 - Haryana
•   The Union Cabinet on 12 May 2016 approved the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy that will endeavor for - a Creative India; Innovative India: रचनात्मक भारत; अभिनव भारत
•   First female secretary general of FIFA - Fatma Samoura
•   The committee of Haryana that on 13 May 2016 submitted its report on Jat Quota agitation to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal was headed bny - Parkash Singh
•   In Himachal Pradesh, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science under the Union Ministry of AYUSH, have begun the Tribal Health Care Research Project in - Lahaul-Spiti District
•    The famous Indian music composer who agreed to be the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian Olympic contingent is - AR Rahman
•    The city declared as the world’s most polluted in terms of air quality is - Zabol
•    The awards that were given by Union Health Ministry to mark the meritorious services of nursing professionals in India on 12 May 2016 - Florence Nightingale Awards 2016
•    International Nurses Day is celebrated across the world on – 12 May
•    Yesh Subramanian was appointed the Senior Vice President and Head of Digital of - Mphasis
•    The country that granted final parliamentary approval to a bill to legalize same-sex civil unions is – Italy
•    Union Cabinet approved SEBI to sign MoU with this country’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority on 12 May 2016 - Abu Dhabi
•    The country with which India got its Union Cabinet’s approval to sign the inter-governmental agreement on 12 May 2016 – Mauritius
•    He became the interim President of Brazil following the suspension of Dilma Rousseff on 12 May 2016 - Michel Temer
•    Maharashtra government on 12 May 2016 declared drought in over 29000 villages of the state, most of them in - parched Marathwada and Vidarbha regions
•    The Indian-American engineer, who was appointed as the member of President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships by President Barack Obama is - Manjit Singh
•    Six countries that signed a Multilateral Competent Authority agreement for the automatic exchange to boost transparency by multinational enterprises (MNEs) in Beijing on 12 May 2016 are - India, China, Israel, New Zealand, Canada and Iceland
•    Four people who were administered the oath of office by CJI Thakur as Judges of Supreme Court of India are - Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and L Nageshwar Rao
•    The newly nominated member of the Rajya Sabha whose resignation was accepted by Chairman Mohammed Hamid Ansari is - Pranav Pandya
•    The French socialist government on 12 May 2016 survived the no-confidence vote put forward by the opposition in protest over - controversial labour reforms
•    The Supreme Court upheld constitutional validity of penal laws on defamation by saying the right to life under Article 21 includes - the right to reputation
•    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sent red corner notice to Interpol for publication on the name of - Vijay Mallya
•    The author of the novel named The Drowned Detective is - Neil Jordan
•    The only Indian to figure in the Forbes Money Masters: Most Powerful People in the Financial World list is – Uday Kotak, CEO Kotak Mahindra Bank
•    He was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) by the Board on 12 May 2016- Shashank Manohar
•    The two Harbour Defence Systems to enhance the Navy's surveillance capability and response to security threats were commissioned at Vizag on 11 May 2016- IUHDSS & MWDC
•    The law that got President of India’s assent on transfer of captive mines without auction on 8 May 2016- Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016
•    She is the captain of Indian women hockey team and was recommended by Hockey India for Arjuna Award - Ritu Rani
•     He was the member of Indian hockey team that won the gold at 1980 Moscow Olympic Games and was recommended for Major Dhyanchand Lifetime Achievement Award by Hockey India - Sylvanus Dung Dung
•    The Parliamentary Committee that recommended an authority on Ganga Rejuvenation with Prime Minister as its head on 11 May 2016- Estimates Committee of Parliament
•    The community in the western part of India which has the roots of Jewish as per the study from Tel Aviv University that was published on 10 May 2016- Bene Israel
•    A group of scientists unearthed a fragment of the world’s oldest known ground edge axe in - Australia
•    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016 incorporates recommendation of the Joint Parliamentary Committee headed by - Bhupender Yadav
•    The book titled Chaos and Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East is authored by - Patrick Cockburn
•    The International Cricket Council lifted the provisional suspension on this Sri Lankan circketer- Kusal Perera
•    The famous West Indian commentator who died on 11 May 2016 in Barbados is - Tony Cozier
•    He will head the Group of Ministers (GoM) set up to recommend if the Pune-based drug maker, Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd., can be shut down - Arun Jaitley
•    The Uttar Pradesh government on 11 May 2016 gave its nod to develop nearly 200-km long bicycle highway from - Taj Mahal of Agra to the lion safari in Etawah
•    England’s women cricket team captain, who on 11 May 2016 announced her retirement from international cricket - Charlotte Edwards
•    Number of drug formulations on which the ceiling price was fixed by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority on 11 May 2016 - 54
•    Golden State Warriors guard who on 10 May 2016 was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second straight year - Stephen Curry
•    The government of Nagaland and National Stock Exchange on 11 May 2016 launched a program to inculcate financial understanding among - Students of the State
•    A special court in Pakistan on 11 May 2016 declared former president, an absconder in an ongoing treason case - Pervez Musharraf
•    Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on 11 May 2016 inaugurated the Center of Perishable Cargo complex at - Ahmedabad Airport
•    Report of the financial institution says that bribery and corruption cost the world economy asmuch as 2 trillion dollars every year - International Monetary Fund
•    The theme of National Technology Day that was observed across the nation on 11 May 2016 - Technology enablers of Startup India
•    The country with which India signed a protocol to amend the convention for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and capital gains on 10 May 2016 - Mauritius
•    The Supreme Court on 11 May 2016 struck down the order of this regulatory body making it mandatory for telecom companies to compensate subscribers for call drops - Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
•    An Indian-American woman elementary teacher from Texas who was honored by US President Barack Obama for her excellent work in the field of education on 11 May 2016- Revathi Balakrishnan
•    Chief Minister of Uttarakhand who won the composite floor test in the legislative assembly on 11 May 2016 – Harish Rawat
•    Mrugank Paranjape took charge as Managing Director and CEO of this organisation - Multi Commodity Exchange
•    Name of the world's first holographic flexible smartphone developed by the Canadian researchers is – Holoflex
•    This Indian state tourism is the winner of the Best Indian Destination for Wildlife Award - Madhya Pradesh Tourism
•    The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademark granted the patent to Gilead Sciences for its drug named Sovaldi used in the treatment of - Hepatitis C
•    Nickname of the fighter aircrafts Sea Harriers, which was decommissioned by Indian Navy on 11 May 2016 - White Tigers
•    The decommissioned fleet of iconic Sea Harriers of Indian Navy was replaced by - MIG 29 K
•    The inset letter that will be provided on both number panels in the 1000 rupees denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series – 2005 - R
•    Author of the book Who Killed Swami Laxmanananda?‎ was released on 5 May 2016 - Anto Akkara
•    The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice MB Lokur asked the Union Government to create a disaster mitigation fund to tackle - Drought- like situation
•    The scheme of Europe adopted  by Argentina to overcome the increasing specter of inflation and poverty – Social Fridge Scheme
•    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cancelled the registration of this  many non-banking financial companies on 10 May 2016 – Four
•     As per a study of ASSOCHAM the drought in 10 Indian states may lead to this much losses to the Indian economy – 650000 crore rupees
•    Name of the malaria vaccine that according to study done by American researchers can offer protection against malaria for more than a year – PfSPZ vaccine
•    World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was observed across the world on 10 May 2016 with theme - Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds
•    In Philippines, maverick anti-crime candidate who won the Presidential elections, following the withdrawal of his opponents - Rodrigo Duterte
•    He resigned as the President of Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on 10 May 2016 – Shashank Manohar
•    The Union Government on 9 May 2016 released a commemorative coin of hundred rupees and a circulation coin of ten rupees on - Maharana Pratap
•    President Obama on 9 May 2016 signed a National Legacy Act into law officially making an animal as country’s first national mammal - American Bison
•    The Lok Sabha on 9 May 2016 passed the Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2014 that seeks to repeal - The Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982
•    The three member committee constituted by the Union Government to prepare a policy framework for taxi and other transport operators will be headed by - Sanjay Mitra, the Road Transport Secretary
•    The three-member State Food Commission constituted by Odisha Government in May 2016 will be headed by - Ranglal Jamuda, former Union secretary, Food Processing Industries
•    Austrian Chancellor who resigned after losing the support of Social Democratic party colleagues - Werner Faymann
•    The famous American actor best known for his work as Martin Lane on the hit series The Patty Duke Show who died on 8 May 2016 is - William Schallert
•    The senior advocate of Bombay High Court who was appointed as Additional Solicitor General in Supreme Court is - Atma Ram Nadkarni
•    The Indian scientist who won a grant of SGD 3 million by Singapore’s National Research Foundation to pursue research in the field of congenital and adult cardiovascular diseases is - Manvendra K Singh
•    The Ministry of Environment and Forests launched a web-based application on - Integrated Waste Management System
•    The company that announced the launch of its free high-speed public WiFi service at railway stations of Ujjain, Jaipur, Patna, Guwahati, and Allahabad on 9 May 2016- Google
•    An initiative of the RailTel that was in news in the first week of May 2016 as Google launches Free Public Wi-Fi Service at 5 Railway Stations as part of it- Railwire
•    He resigned from the post of president of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on 9 May 2016- Michael Platini
•    The position that India finished in the overall standings of 7th Asian Youth Championships held in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan on 9 May 2016 - Third
•    In Mizoram, the administration of a district on the Mizoram-Bangladesh border issued an order prohibiting import of chicken, bird, duck and eggs from Bangladesh and Tripura – Mamit
•    The company that won the trademark case in China on 9 May 2016 – Facebook
•    India vs Pakistan: Why Can’t we just be Friends is a book written by - Husain Haqqani
•    Who killed Swami Laxmananada is a book written by  - Kuldip Nayar
•    The pharmaceutical company that got the patent for Hepatitis C drug Solvadi – Gilead
•    The meeting of South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC) began on 9 May 2016 in – New Delhi, India
•    This tennis pair won the doubles title of Busan Open Challenger tennis tournament - Leander Paes and Sam Groth
•    The number one seed tennis player who won 2016 Mutua Madrid Open men’s singles title - Novak Djokovic
•    The author of Shashi Kapoor’s biography titled ‘Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star’ - Aseem Chhabra
•    The first Muslim Mayor of London who assumed the office on 9 May 2016 - Sadiq Khan
•    A bug found in China was declared as the world's longest insect in the first week of May 2016 is - Chan's megastick
•    Gujarat Government on 7 May 2016 accorded minority status to this community by issuing a government resolution (GR) to this effect - Jain
•    Biologists of this University on 5 May 2016 released a report titled ‘Why vultures matter – and what we lose if they’re gone’, highlighting ecosystem and human impacts of vulture declines - University of Utah
•    Atomic Oxygen was detected in the upper layers of the Martian atmosphere known as - Mesosphere
•    The instrument that helped NASA in detecting presence of Atomic Oxygen in the upper layers of the Martian atmosphere - Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
•    112, the single emergency number that will help people to reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire department will be operational throughout India from - 1 January 2017
•    To help the budding entrepreneurs to set up their business without any delays, Union Government started the process for issuance of - Unique Business Identification Number (UBIN)
•    The disease for which the United Nations on 6 May 2016 announced the establishment of the UN Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) - Zika
•    India’s rank in crony-capitalism index that was released by the Economist in the first week of May 2016- Ninth
•    The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion allowed 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) into this sector on 6 May 2016 - Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs)
•    The epidemic that needs an urgent action to end within the next five years, as per the new report released by United Nations on 6 May 2016- AIDS
•    The Reserve Bank of India released Draft Guidelines for on tap licensing of Universal Banks on 6 May 2016 in - Private Sector
•    The Reserve Bank of India placed Consultation Paper on 28 April 2016 regarding - Peer to Peer Lending

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