Latest Current Affairs of May 2019

The new Chief of Staffs Committee who has taken over from Admiral Sunil Lamba, Chief of Naval StaffAir Chief Marshall BS Dhanoa
The new Chief of Naval Staff to replace Admiral Sunil Lamba who retired on 31 May 2019Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC
The stunt and action choreographer of bollywood who passed away on 27 May 2019Veeru Devgan
The team which has won the 2019 Sudirman Cup badminton tournament defeating Japan in the finals in Nanning, ChinaChina
The Russian made aircraft of the Indian Air Force which was formally fleet certified to fly on blended aviation fuel containing up to 10% of indigenous bio-jet fuel by CEMILAC (Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification)AN-32
The Omani writer and academic who has been chosen for the Man Booker International Prize 2019 for her book Celestial BodiesJokha al-Harthi
The venue of 2-day meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation held from May 21 to 22 and attended by India's external affairs minister Ms. Sushma SwarajBishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
The Asian country which has become the first in the continent to legalise same-sex marriageTaiwan
The Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise being held from 16 to 22 May 2019 at SingaporeSIMBEX 2019
The retired Judge of Supreme Court of India who has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji as a judge of its non-resident panelJustice Madan B. Lokur
The tri-services joint military exercise conducted by the armed forces of India in Teressa Island in the Andamans was namedBull Strike
The Nepali climber who has beaten his own record of conquering Mt. Everest by doing it for the 23rd time and again by doing it for the 24th time in May 2019Kami Rita Sherpa
The High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) drone which was successfully tested from Interim Test Range (ITR) in Odisha’s Chandipur Abhyas
The state which has for the first time inducted women commandos named Danteshwari Ladake in its front-line anti-Maoist forceChhattisgarh
The type of helicopter, the first of which was handed over to the Indian Air Force at Boeing's production facility in Mesa, Arizona, USA Apache Guardian AH-64E(I)
The institute which has developed a microprocessor named AJIT, conceptualised, designed, developed and manufactured in India.IIT, Mumbai
The theme of United Nations Global Road Safety Week being observed from 06 to 12 May 2019Leadership for Road Safety
The international software company which has unveiled the World's 1st Election Software named ElectionGuard that lets the voter track his vote till the endMicrosoft
The Indian Army General known for his role in Pakistan's surrender who has been honoured by Israel with a plaque on the Wall of Honour at Ammunition Hill in JerusalemLt Gen JFR Jacob
The well-known American golfer who has been awarded America's highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom by the US President Donald TrumpTiger Woods
The All India Football Federation president who has become the first Indian to be elected as the member of FIFA Executive Council for a period of 4 yearsPraful Patel
The country which has conferred its highest civilian honour named Zayed Medal upon the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi UAE
The Rajput class destroyer of the Indian Navy which was decommissioned at a grand ceremony in Naval Dockyard VisakhapatnamINS Ranjit
The country from which India is procuring Kamov-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control helicopters for the Indian NavyRussia
The Sri Lankan cricketer who has become the first non-British person to be appointed the President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for a period of 1 year from 01 Oct 2019 Kumar Sangakkara
The country which has become the first in the world to declare an environment and climate emergency in its ParliamentUnited Kingdom
The former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation who has been conferred France's highest civilian award Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of HonourDr. AS Kiran Kumar
The new imperial era announced by Japan with Emperor Naruhito taking over the throne from his father Emperor Akihito with effect from 01 May 2019Reiwa
The theme of the International Labour Day observed on 01 May 2019Sustainable Pension for All: The Role of Social Partners
The first part of Indo-French bilateral naval exercise conducted from 01 to 10 May off the coast of Goa was named (2nd part is scheduled at the end of May in Djibouti)Varuna 19.1

Launch of RISAT-2B

Launch date: 22 May 2019

Launch station: SHAR, Sriharikota

Launch vehicle: PSLV-C46

RISAT-2B is a radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 615 kg. The satellite is intended to provide services in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Disaster Management.



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Important Days of May

World Press Freedom Day: 03 May 2019

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1994

Theme: Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in the Times of Disinformation

World Asthma Day: 07 May 2019 (1st Tuesday of May)

Designated by: Global Initiative for Asthma

Theme: STOP for Asthma

First observed in: 1998

World Red Cross and Crescent Day: 08 May 2019

Designated by: International Committee of the Red Cross

First Observed in: 1948

Theme: #Love

World Migratory Bird Day: 11 May 2019

Designated by: AEWA Secretariat

First Observed in: 2006

Theme: Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution

Note: International Migratory Bird Day started in 1993 is observed in Canada, Mexico, US and Central America.

International Nurses Day: 12 May 2019

Designated by: International Council of Nurses

Theme: Nurses: A voice to lead - Health for all

International Day of Families: 15 May 2019

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13

First Observed in: 1994

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day: 17 May 2019

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Bridging the Standardization Gap

First Observed in: 2007

International Day of Vesak: 17 May 2019 (Full Moon day of May every year)

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2000

International Day for Biological Diversity: 22 May 2019

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health

First Observed in: 2001

International Day for UN Peacekeepers: 29 May 2019

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2003

Theme: Protecting Civlians Protecting Peace

World No Tobacco Day: 31 May 2019

Designated by: World Health Organisation

First Observed in: 1987

Theme: Tobacco and Lung Health


Indian Premier League 2019

Held from: 23 March to 12 May 2019

Winners: Mumbai Indians

Runners-up: Chennai Super Kings

Player of the series (Most Valuable Player) : Andre Russel (KKR)

Leading run scorer (Orange Cap) : David Warner (SRH)

Leading wicket taker (Purple Cap) : Imran Tahir (CSK)

Emerging Player of the tournament : Shubman Gill (KKR)

IPL Fairplay Award : Sunrisers Hyderabad

Final match played at : Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Number of times Mumbai Indians has won the trophy : 4 times (2013, 2013, 2017 and 2019)


CEAT Cricket Awards 2019

CEAT International Cricketer of the Year : Virat Kohli

CEAT International Batsman of the Year : Virat Kohli

CEAT International Bowler of the Year : Jasprit Bumrah

CEAT International Test Cricketer of the Year : Cheteshwar Pujara

CEAT International ODI Cricketer of the Year : Rohit Sharma

CEAT International T20 Player of the Year : Aaron Finch

CEAT Outstanding Performance of the Year : Kuldeep Yadav

CEAT T20 Bowler of the Year : Rashid Khan

CEAT Domestic Player of The Year : Ashutosh Aman

International Woman Cricketer of the Year : Smriti Mandhana

Junior Cricketer of the Year : Yashasvi Jaiswal

CEAT Lifetime Achievement Award : Mohinder Amarnath


New Chief Ministers

Sikkim : Prem Singh Golay

Andhra Pradesh : Jagan Mohan Reddy

Odisha : Naveenn Patnaik (5th consecutive term)

Arunachal Pradesh : Pema Khandu


2019 Cannes Film Festival

Held from: 14 to 25 May 2019

Awards

Palme d'Or: Parasite by Bong Joon-ho (South Korea)

Best Director: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for Young Ahmed

Best Actress: Emily Beecham for Little Joe

Best Actor: Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory




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