Current Affairs May 2023

30th May, Current Affairs:

  • China launched a spacecraft carrying three astronauts, including its first civilian, to its Tiangong space station. This is the country’s fifth manned mission to a fully functional space station since 2021.
  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clinched their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title. They secured a five-wicket victory over the Gujarat Titans (GT).
  • Gujarat Titans opener Shubman Gill won the Orange Cap in IPL 2023 with 890 runs in 17 matches. Gujarat Titans Mohammad Shami won the Purple Cap in IPL 2023.
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged as the winner in Turkey’s Presidential election, securing his rule until 2028.

29th May, Current Affairs:

  • ISRO’s GSLV f 12 rocket with NVS – 01 satellite was successfully launched from Sriharikota today. The satellite weighing 2232 kilograms is the first of the second-generation satellites envisaged for the Navigation with Indian Constellation series.
  • India’s ace shuttler HS Prannoy has clinched the Malaysia Masters badminton title. He defeated Weng Hong Yang of China 21-19, 13-21, 21-18 in the men’s singles final in Kuala Lumpur.

28th May, Current Affairs:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated the newly constructed Parliament building to the Nation. The new Parliament building has a built-up area of 65 thousand square meters. The Lok Sabha hall has 888 seats and it is based on the peacock theme, the National Bird. The Rajya Sabha will have a capacity of 384 seats and it is based on a lotus theme, the National Flower. The Lok Sabha hall will be able to accommodate 1,272 seats for joint sessions.
  • Hrithik Roshan wins IIFA 2023 ‘Best Actor’ award for ‘Vikram Vedha’. Alia Bhatt won Best Actor in a Leading Role (female) at IIFA 2023 for Gangubai Kathiawadi.

27th May, Current Affairs:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 27 chaired the eighth Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog.
  • Georgi Gospodinov’s Time Shelter, translated by Angela Rodel, has become the first Bulgarian novel to win the International Booker Prize in 2023.
  • In IPL Cricket, Gujarat Titans will face Chennai Super Kings in the summit clash at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
  • Legendary American musician Tina Turner, one of the most successful recording artists of all time, passed away at the age of 83.
  • India’s AI supercomputer AIRAWAT has been ranked 75th in the Top 500 Global Supercomputing List. The rankings were announced at the 61st edition of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) held in Germany.

25th May, Current Affairs:

  • India is striving to eliminate Tuberculosis from the country by 2025, five years ahead of the global Sustainable Development Goal. This was stated by Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya.
  • Former Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood took charge as the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

24th May, Current Affairs:

  • India and Australia signed the Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement today. The agreement was exchanged during a joint press briefing addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese in Sydney today.
  • India for the first time won two senior individual medals in women’s skeet at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Ganemat Sekhon won silver, which was her second-ever individual World Cup medal. In her first appearance at the senior level, Darshna Rathore won bronze making it her first-ever.
  • The Third Khelo India University games started with the Kabaddi event today evening in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

23rd May, Current Affairs:

  • Delhi University alumnus Ishita Kishore topped the latest edition of the civil services examination as women secured the top four ranks. As many as 933 candidates – 613 men and 320 women – have qualified for the civil services examination 2022.
  • The 3rd G20 Tourism Working Group meeting was formally inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • In the Italian Open final, Daniil Medvedev clinched his maiden claycourt title after beating Holger Rune. In the men’s singles final, the Russian beat the Danish player 7-5, 7-5.
  • Neeraj Chopra became World Number One in men’s javelin throw rankings. Chopra was leading the ranking with 1455 points, 22 ahead of Grenada’s Anderson Peters.

20th May, Current Affairs:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the G7 Summit venue to attend the Summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Congress Legislative Party leader Siddaramaiah was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka for the second term today, along with the Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar as the Deputy Chief Minister.

19th May, Current Affairs:

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that ₹2,000 currency notes are being withdrawn from circulation. It asked people to exchange them at banks by September 30.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan to attend the G7 summit in Hiroshima from May 19-21.

18th May, Current Affairs:

  • Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal was assigned the independent charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice in addition to his existing portfolios. Mr. Meghwal replaced Union Minister Kiren Rijiju. Mr. Rijiju, who was serving as Law and Justice Minister, will now hold the portfolio of Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • Prof. S.P. Singh Baghel was assigned as Minister of State in the Health and Family Welfare Ministry. Prof. Baghel was serving as Minister of State in the Law and Justice Ministry.
  • Congress leader Siddaramaiah became the next Chief Minister of Karnataka. Karnataka Congress President D K Shivakumar served as the only Deputy Chief Minister of the state.

17th May, Current Affairs:

  • World Telecom Day and World Hypertension Day were observed today.
  • Chairman of Hinduja Group Srichand Parmanand Hinduja, the eldest of the four Hinduja brothers, died in London. He was 87.

16th May, Current Affairs:

  • Lieutenant General Devendra Sharma took over as the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army’s Western Command.
  • Sikkim celebrated its 48th State Day today. It was on 16 May 1975 that the erstwhile kingdom became part of India as its 22nd state.

14th May, Current Affairs:

  • Karnataka police chief Praveen Sood was chosen as the next CBI director, succeeding Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, whose term ends on May 25.
  • Indian shooters Hriday Hazarika and Nancy Mandhotra won silver medals in the men’s and women’s 10-meter air rifle events at the ongoing ISSF World Cup 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • The government of Bangladesh evacuated over four lakh people as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Mocha approached the coast.

13th May, Current Affairs:

  • Congress won the Karnataka Assembly Elections with 125 seats out of 224 Assembly seats and leads in 11 constituencies, as per the latest data from the Election Commission of India.
  • Indian American Geeta Rao Gupta was confirmed by the US Senate as Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues in the State Department.
  • Indian boxers Mohammad Hussamudin, Deepak Kumar, and Nishant Dev settle for bronze medals at the IBA Men’s World Boxing Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

12th May, Current Affairs:

  • International Nurses Day is observed globally with the theme “Our Nurses. Our Future.”
  • India’s Rhythm Sangwan won the bronze medal in the women’s 10-meter air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • CBSE announces class 12th and class 10th board exam results, with an overall pass percentage of 87.33% in class 12th.

11th May, Current Affairs:

  • National Technology Day is observed in India.
  • Indian boxers secure three medals at the World Boxing Championships for the first time as they advance to the semifinals in Tashkent. India creates history with victories in their respective quarterfinal bouts.

10th May, Current Affairs:

  • Lithium reserves were discovered on Revant Hill in Degana, Rajasthan’s Nagaur district during a survey conducted by the Geological Survey of India (GSI), believed to meet 80% of the country’s demand.
  • Over 65% voter turnout was recorded until 5 PM in Karnataka Assembly elections, where the fate of 2615 candidates for 224 assembly constituencies hangs in the balance. Over five crore thirty lakh 85 thousand voters are eligible to cast their vote in the state.

8th May, Current Affairs:

  • World Red Cross Day 2023 is observed.
  • India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the country’s first Indian Air Force Heritage Centre in Chandigarh.

7th May, Current Affairs:

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the posting of Women Officers of the Territorial Army along the Line of Control.
  • In the Asian Weightlifting Championship, India’s weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga won a silver in snatch at Jinju, Korea.
  • World Athletics Day 2023 is celebrated.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) declares that Covid-19 no longer represents a “global health emergency.”

6th May, Current Affairs:

  • Charles was crowned King of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey in London in a solemn religious ceremony.
  • At least 52 people have died in Manipur since violent clashes between the Meitei and Kuki communities broke out in the state.
  • Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra begins his Diamond League title defense with a comfortable win in the season-opening leg in Doha, securing victory with an 88.67 m throw at Doha Diamond League 2023.

5th May, Current Affairs:

  • Buddha Purnima is celebrated.
  • The foreign ministers of eight-member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet in Goa.

3rd May, Current Affairs:

  • World Press Freedom Day observed.
  • India’s ranking in the 2023 World Press Freedom Index slips to 161 out of 180 countries, according to the latest report released by global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Norway, Ireland, and Denmark occupy the top three positions in press freedom, while Vietnam, China, and North Korea constitute the bottom three.
  • India regains the number one position in the ICC men’s Test team rankings, surpassing Australia, following the annual update.

2nd May, Current Affairs:

  • India becomes Europe’s largest supplier of refined fuels this month while simultaneously buying record amounts of Russian crude, according to data from analytics firm Kpler.
  • Ding Liren became the 17th world chess champion, the first from China, after defeating Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi in a tie-breaker.

1st May, Current Affairs:

  • International Labour Day is celebrated worldwide.
  • India’s gross GST revenues hit a record high in April at ₹1,87,035 crore, 12% higher than last year, which had clocked the previous highest tax tally of ₹1.67 lakh crore.

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