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Friday, 2 August 2013

Current Affairs - May 2013, Kerala, India, World

REGIONAL
  • United Nation’s Public Service Award won by : Oommen Chandy
NATIONAL
  • The person who won 3 Gold Medals in the 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championship held in Doha : Akshay B Gaikwad
  • NTR Literary Award presented on 28th May 2013 to : Mohan Das, noted Oriya writer
  • Chairperson of NCPCR (National Commission for Protection of Child Rights) : Kushal Singh
  • IPL Season 6 Trophy 2013 winners : Mumbai Indians, defeated Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs at Eden Gardens
  • Vyas Samman 2011 honoured to :  Ramdarash Mishra (89), for his collection of poem Aam Ke Patte
  • Vyas Samman 2012 honoured to : Dr. Narendra Kohli (73), for his historic novel Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati
  • 47th Jnanapith for the year 2011 (conferred by Pranab Mukherjee on 22nd May 2013) : Prathibha Ray
  • 2013 Senior National Women’s Boxing Championship winner : Preeti Beniwal
  • New Comptroller and Auditor General of India (appointed on 21 May 2013 ) : Shashi Kant Sharma
  • The first Amputee from India who conquered Mount Everest (on 21st May 2013) : Arunima Sinha
  • Lata Mangeshkar Alankaran 2013 conferred to : Singer Hariharan
  • Anti – Terrorism observed across the country on : 21st May (the day is observed as the anniversary of martyrdom of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Samadhi – Veer bhumi)
  • Governor of Arunachal Pradesh : Nirbhay Sharma
  • The new species of Dragon fly discovered in Goa : Idionyx Gomentakensis (scientific name), Parag Rangnekar and Rohan Naik (researchers), spotted at Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanchuary at Collem in south Goa
  • Asom Ratna Award 2012 presented to : Indira Goswami (on 13th May 2013)
  • Srimanta Shankardeva Award 2008 presented to : Sharmila Tagore (on 13th May 2013)
  • The person who sworn in as 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka : Siddaramaiah
  • Water Conservation Year, decision declared approved by Union Cabinet of India : 2013
  • Largest Producer and Consumer of Chickpeas in World : India
  • New Guinness Record holder, created largest group to sing National Anthem at one place : Sahara India Pariwar, 121653 staffs and workers sang Indian National Anthem Jana Gana Mana in union at Lucknow on 6th May 2013
  • Indian woman in badminton who won her maiden Grand Pix Gold title winning Malaysia Open Women’s final : PV Sindhu
  • ISRO Young Scientist Award 2013 winner : Jenita Mary Nongkynrih, Mekhalaya 
INTERNATIONAL
  • Anti-Tobacco day, according to WHO (World Health Organization) : 31st May
  • Who won the Everest Marathon on 29 May 2013 : Ang Dami Sherpa, 44yrs, Nepal
  • The only alive person from 19th Century : Jiroemon Kimura, 116 yrs, Japan
  • Indian girl who claimed a bronze medal in World School Chess Championship held in Haldikki, Greece : Ananya Gupta
  • World Hunger Day : 28th May
  • In 66th Cannes Film Festival, which film won the Prestigious Palme d’Or award : Blue is the warmest color, directed by French-Tunisian filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche
  • Which country ranked the World’s Happiest Developed Nation as per the Better Life Index compiled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development : Australia (Swedan, Canada, Norway and Switzerland ranked 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th position)
  • First woman to receive Library of Congress, Gershwin Price for popular song : Carole King
  • The only satellite of Equador, recently collided with the Russian rocket Debris which was launched 30 yrs ago : Pegaso
  • The oldest man who climbed Mount Everest : Yuichiro Miura (80), Japan, on 23rd May 2013
  • 2013 Man Booker Prize winner : Lydia Davis, USA
  • Scientist from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York made the finding about tuberculosis : Vitamin C kills Tuberculosis bacteria
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development : 21st May
  • The Pakistani activist, selected for UNA-USA’s Global Leadership Award called Champion for Global Change Award 2013 : Malala Yousafzai (15)
  • International Day for Biological Diversity : 22nd May
  • World’s largest Exporter of Unmanned Aired Vehicles (UAVs) : Israel
  • 2013 Italian Open (women’s title) winner : Serena Williams (defeated Victoria Azarenka)
  • 2013 Italian Open (men’s title) winner : Rafel Nadal (defeated Roger Federer)
  • The Democratic of Congo on 19th May 2013 declared that it will start the work on world’s biggest hydroelectric project : Inga Dam on  Congo River
  • First twins conquered Mount Everest : Nunshi and Tashi Malik, Dehradun (19th May 2013)
  • First Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest : Samina Baig, 22yrs
  • Only mother in world who scale the Mount Everest twice in 10 days : Anshu Jampshepna, Arunachal Pradesh (she scaled the peak on the 3rd time on 18th May 2013)
  • First Arab woman reached in the Everest Summit : Raha Moharrak, Saudi, 25yrs
  • Smallest drops of liquid ever made in lab by : European Laboratory for Nuclear and Particle Physics (CERN) in Switzerland
  • World’s lightest substance Carbon Aerogel recently created by : Zhejiang University, China (it has the density of .16 milligram per cubic centimetres, lead Scientist – Prof. Gao Chao)
  • England’s Cricketer of the year 2012-’13 : Matt Prior
  • The person who appointed as Head of World Trade Organization : Roberto Azevedo, Brazil
  • The new species of Dinosaur recently discovered by Researchers of University of Torondo, according to them the oldest in North America : Acrotholos (bone headed, dog sized herbivorous dinosaur species which had a skull shaped dome)
  • Polar Music Prize 2013 winners : Youssou Ndour (Senagalese singer), Kaija Saariaho (Finnish composer)
  • Prime Minister of Malayasia : Najib Razak
  • World Asthma Day 2013 observed with the theme : You can control your Asthma
  • World’s smallest flying Robo created by US Scientist at Harward University : Robo-Fly

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