May, 2013 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE


May, 2013 

19th May:

  • Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visits India on a three day tour.
  • India’s first National Defence University will be set up in Gurgaon. The foundation stone of INDU will be laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on May 23.
  • Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka 6-1 6-3 to win Rome title.

18th May:

  • Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expands cabinet ministry with 28 ministers.
  • According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index report, Bill Gates retakes World’s richest title from Carlos Slim.
  • Atletico Madrid win Copa del Rey Cup after defeating Real Madrid 2-1 in the final.

17th May:

  • Nirbhay Sharma appointed as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The department of pharmaceuticals notified the Drug Price Control Order 2013 which will lower drug prices up to 80% of 348 essential medicines including life saving drugs.

16th May:

  • S. Sreesanth and two other Rajasthan Royals’ players arrested for spot-fixing in IPL 6 tournament by the Delhi Police.
  • Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt surrendered before TADA court in Mumbai to serve his three-and-a-half year sentence in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast case.
  • Amitabh Bachchan gives Cannes opening ceremony address in Hindi.
  • David Beckham announces his retirement from football at the end of this season. The former England captain made 115 appearances for his country.

15th May:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today filed his nomination papers in the Assam Assembly to be re-elected as a Rajya Sabha member from the state.
  • Mittu Chandilya appointed as the first CEO of AirAsia India.
  • Yusf Pathan become first IPL batsman to get out ‘obstructing the field’ in a match against Pune warrior.
  • Chelsea win Europa League.
  • The 66th Cannes Film Festival start.
  • England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement from international soccer.

14th May:

  • Government of India formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) under finance minister P Chidambaram to draft a law to insulate the CBI from external influence. The other members include Salman Khurshid, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tewari and V Narayanasamy as members.
  • Manchester City sacked manager Roberto Mancini.

13th May:

  • Congress leader Siddaramaiah sworn in as the 22nd chief minister of Karnataka.
  • NSE launched country’s first dedicated debt trading platform.
  • The stability certificates of all the nine stands of M.A. Chidambaram Cricket Stadium, Chepauk cancelled by the Tamil Nadu Government.

12th May:

  • Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) emerged as the largest party in parliament election and Nawaz Sharif set for 3rd term as Pak PM.
  • Mother’s day celebrated in India.
  • Fernando Alonso win Spanish Grand Prix for the second time.
  • Russell Domingo will replace Gary Kirsten as Soth African Cricket Team coach after his retirement.
  • Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in Madrid Open final and winning her 50th single title.
  • Barcelona wins La Liga Championship for 22nd time.

11th May:

  • Minister of Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal gets additional charge of Law Ministry.
  • CP Joshi is appointed as Railway Minister.
  • National Technology Day observed in India.
  • National Assembly election held for 272 seats in Pakistan for the first transition between civilian governments in the nation’s 66-year history.

10th May:

  • Law MinisterAshwani Kumar and Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal resign from their post.
  • Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj appointed Siddaramaiah as Karnataka Chief Minister. Siddaramaiah will be the 28th CM of Karnataka.

9th May:

  • Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay passed away while being treated for injuring sustained in a scuffle.
  • Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son Ali Haider Gilani was kidnapped in Pakistan’s Punjab province by unidentified gunmen during election rally.
  • Tamil Nadu imposed a ban on sale, storage and production of gutka and pan masala.

8th May:

  • Congress win Karnataka State Assembly election with 121 seats while ruling party BJP gets only 40 seats.
  • The Premier League champions confirmed that Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season after more than 26 years in charge.
  • The Supreme Court slammed Attorney govt, CBI, A-G for sharing CBI’s coal probe report with the political executive.

7th May:

  • Churchill Brothers of Goa win the I-League football title for 2013.
  • Najib Razak sworn in as Malaysia’s Prime Minister for a second term.

6th May:

  • According to TRAI Survey, Uttar Pradesh accounted for the largest number of mobile subscribers in India.
  • Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, the former India leg spinner, has elected as a players’ representative on the ICC cricket committee.

5th May:

  • India and China both sides agree to withdrawing their troops to previously agreed positions from Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector near the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. Chinese troops set up camp in Ladakh’s Depsang Valley on April 15.
  • Karnataka records 65 per cent vote in state assembly election today for 223 seats.

4th May:

  • Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh were dropped from ODI squad of 15-member for next month’s Champions Trophy.
  • P.V. Sindhu of India win the Malaysian Open Grand Prix in badminton Gold 2013 in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Railway Minister P K Bansal’s nephew arrested for accepting Rs 90 lakh bribe by CBI.

3rd May:

  • Indian Cinema complete 100 years. The first film “Raja Harishchandra” was made in India 100 years ago on 3 May 1913 by Dada Saheb Phalke.
  • Gulf state Qatar has bought a 5 percent stake in Bharti Airtel Ltd for $1.26 billion.

2nd May:

  • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) launched an Islamic equity index especially for Islamic investors.
  • Sarabjit Singh died in Lahore hospital six days after being brutally attacked by a group of inmates in jail.
  • Champions League final match will be played between Bayern Munich and Dortmund at Wembley after defeting Barcelona and Real Madrid in Semifinals respectively.

1st May:

  • May Day celebrated.
  • Petrol price cut by Rs 3 a liter and Price of non-subsidized cooking gas cut by Rs 54 per cylinder.
  • Indian population reaches 121 cores as per the census of March, 2011.

Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

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