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Current Affairs of May 2024

The country which has won the 2024 Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament defeating Pakistan in the finals at Ipoh, MalaysiaJapan
The former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and Rajya Sabha MP from Bihar who passed away on 13 May 2024Sushil Kumar Modi
The city in which the World Hydrogen Summit 2024 was held from 13 to 15 May 2024Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Defence PSU on whose completion of 250 years of establishment (1774) a commemorative coin has been released by the Govt of IndiaMazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd
The 7th edition of India-France Joint Military Exercise conducted from 13 to 26 May 2024 at Umroi in Meghalayais namedExercise Shakti
The mountaineer from Nepal who has broken his own record of climbing Mt. Everest for the most number of times by doing it for the 29th timeKami Rita Sherpa
The Indian bowler whoc has become the first Indian cricketer to take 350 wickets in T20 matches (International and IPL matches included)Yuzvendra Chahal
The team which has won both the 2024 Thomas Cup and Uber Cup badminton championships defeating Indonesia in both the finals in Chengdu, ChinaChina
The Palestinian journalists covering Gaza who have been chosen to be awarded the 2023 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom PrizeNiloofar Hamedi, Elaheh Mohammadi and Narges Mohammadi
The Lok Sabha constituency in which Union Ministry of Home Affairs has given its approval to the Uttar Pradesh government's rename 8 railway stationsAmethi
The West Indies cricketer who has been banned by ICC for five years for violating anti-corruption codesDevon Thomas
The State which has suspended licenses of 14 medicines of Patanjali Ayurveda LtdUttarakhand
The Captain of the Indian squad announced for the 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup to be held in June 2024Rohit Sharma

New GI Tags

  1. Kutch Ajrakh (hand block painting) of Ajrakhpur, a village in Kutch, Gujarat

First Pig Kidney Transplant

The first man to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant died on 11 May 2024, two months after the operation. Richard Slayman, 62, underwent the surgery in March 2024.

The operation was carried out at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston (USA). The kidney from the pig had undergone 69 genome edits to make it suitable for use in humans.

Important Days of May 2024

World Asthma Day: 02 May 2024 (1st Tuesday of May)

Theme: Asthma Education Empowers

Designated by: Global Initiative for Asthma

First Observed in: 1998

World Press Freedom Day: 03 May 2024

Theme: A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the face of the environmental crisis

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1994

World Red Cross and Crescent Day: 08 May 2024

Theme: Keeping Humanity Alive

Designated by: International Committee of the Red Cross

First Observed in: 1948

World Migratory Bird Day: 11 May 2024

Theme: Insects

Designated by: AEWA Secretariat

First Observed in: 2006

International Nurses Day: 12 May 2024

Theme: Our Nurses, Our Future

Designated by: International Council of Nurses

First Observed in:1974

International Day of Families: 15 May 2024

Theme: Families and Climate Change

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1994

Books in News

Night Watch, by Jayne Anne Phillips (Knopf) (the book has been awarded 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction