12th May 2019 Current Affairs

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National (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • India to Attend G-7 Meet In France
  • Israel honours 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War Hero Lt. Gen JFR Jacob
  • Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries buys Global Toy Retailer Hamleys
  • SC Collegium recommends names of Justices Gavai, Surya Kant for elevation as apex court judges

International (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • King Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned Rama X of Thailand
  • Nepali girl dances for 126 hours straight to set new World Record
  • Mali President named new government
  • Ireland declares climate emergency
  • Konkan Railways signs contract agreement with Nepal to supply two 1600 HP DEMU train sets
  • Australian flight Carrier Qantas operates the ‘world’s first’ zero waste flight
  • Laurentino Cortizo wins Presidential elections of Panama
  • Stevo Pendarovski elected new President of North Macedonia
  • Singapore passes new law to police fake news
  • Peruvian Climber died on Nepal Peak

Economy and Business (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • Foreign exchange reserves rise by 4.3 Billion
  • Bharatpe Launches India’s 1st UPI Bahi Khata For Merchants
  • Facebook Chooses London as Base for WhatsApp Payments
  • India Ratings Downgrades Yes Bank with Negative Outlook
  • Yes Bank acquired shares of CG Power
  • Piramal, Canadian fund set up renewable trust
  • SBI Card raises Rs. 700 crores from banks

Sports (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • Saurav Ghoshal & Joshna Chinappa Win Asian Individual Squash Championship Titles
  • Dragan Mihailovic Appointed As Coach of Indian Volleyball Team
  • Esha and Akull won silver in the Shooting
  • Amul to sponsor Afghanistan in 2019 World Cup

Awards (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • G D ‘Robert’ Govender Conferred With V K Krishna Menon Award
  • Trump awards highest US civilian honour to Tiger Woods

Appointments (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • Myntra appoints Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma as its first brand ambassadors
  • Gates Foundation Appoints Sanjay Ubale As India Policy Head
  • Dia Mirza appointed as SDG Advocates of UN
  • Deborah appointed CEO of Recording Academy
  • India’s Jagjit Pavadia re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board
  • Rakesh Sharma elected as IMMA Vice-President

Important Days (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • World Asthma Day being observed on 07th May 2019
  • National Technology Day being celebrated in India
  • World Red Cross Day being observed on 08th May 2019
  • 158th birth anniversary of Tagore being celebrated on 09th May 2019

Science and Tech (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket
  • Japanese private firm sends the first rocket into space
  • Chandrayaan-2 to be launched in July this year
  • NASA to crash spacecraft into an asteroid in 2022
  • NDDB developed 1st genome assembly of buffalo
  • IIT-B researchers develop ‘Made in India’ microprocessor

Defence (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • Indian Navy Launches 4th Scorpene Class Submarine INS Vela
  • INS Ranjit decommissioned at Visakhapatnam
  • IAF gets first Apache Guardian attack helicopter
  • Indian Army to Commemorate 2019 As ‘Year of next of kin’
  • USAF Successfully tests Laser System ‘SHiELD’ to shoot down missiles

Obituaries (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • Noted Writer, Academician Maramraju Satyanarayana Rao Passes Away
  • Acting Guru Roshan Taneja passes away
  • ITC’s Non-Executive Chairman YC Deveshwar Passes Away
  • Tamil Novelist and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Thoppil Mohamed Meeran Passes Away
  • Renowned economist Baidyanath Mishra passes away
  • Former billiards player Derek Sippy passes away
  • NR Madhava Menon passes away
  • The first Chronicler of Partition Prof. Kirpal Singh passes away

States (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • Justice Ravindra Bhat becomes CJ of Rajasthan High Court
  • Gujarat Assembly Passes Act to Allow Shops & Businesses Remain Open 24X7
  • BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta to be new Maharashtra chief secretary
  • Chhattisgarh Deploys 1st Anti-Naxal Women Commando Unit

Miscellaneous (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • Shahid Afridi Released His Autobiography, Titled ‘Game Changer’
  • Last captive white tiger Bajirao dies at 18
  • India’s newest pit viper found in Arunachal

Agreements (06th May 2019 – 11th May 2019)

  • TAFE inked pact with PCRA on energy use
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