CURRENT AFFAIRS MATCH POINT MAY 2016

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CURRENT
AFFAIRS MATCH MOINT MAY 2016
1st
May, 2016
·        
From
May 1 which Act came into force – Real Estate Act
·        
Reliance
Defence signed agreements with – 3 Ukranian companies
·        
Which state High Court terms reservation
in promotions in the State as unconstitutional – Madhya Pradesh
·        
SIDBI
inks MoU with – SAARC Development Fund
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South
India’s first underground metro services flagged off in – Bengaluru
·        
On
30 April 2016 which day is observed globally – International Jazz Day
2nd
May, 2016
·        
Indian
team won one silver, two bronze in – Archery World Cup
·        
On
1 May 2016 which day is celebrated globally – International Labour Day
·        
Who
became Royal Society Fellow – IISc professor Sriram Ramaswamy
·        
Union
Government launches – Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
·        
Which
two countries inked Air Services Agreement – India, New Zealand
·        
2016
Russian Grand Prix won by – Nico Rosberg
3rd
May, 2016
·        
World
Press Freedom Day was observed across the globe on – 3rd May
·        
Who
was named as FWA Footballer of the Year 2016 – Jamie Vardy of Leicester City
·        
Name of the panel appointed by Supreme
Court to reform Medical Council of India – RM Lodha-panel
·        
3
Earth like planets were discovered by Astronomers by using – TRAPPIST telescope
·        
Name
of application launched by Railway Ministry to monitor Railway projects – PMIS
4th
May, 2016
·        
Which actor of bollywood won Top Honours
at 63rd National Film Awards – Big B & Kangana
·        
World’s
smallest engine developed by – Scientists
·        
Who
passes Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015 – Lok Sabha
·        
India’s
GDP to grow at 7.5% for – 2016-17
·        
Australian
entrepreneur Craig Wright claims to be – Bitcoin Creator
·        
Which
player won the World Snooker Championship – Mark Selby


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5th
May, 2016
·        
Who creates Non-Fare Revenue Directorate
to explore advertising in train coaches – Indian Railways
·        
Union Cabinet approves to allow
flexibility in using domestic coal to reduce – Power Generation Cost
·        
Who took over as part-time Chairperson
of National Statistical Commission – Radha Binod Barman
·        
What is the name of a process to
understand Rain Formation in Clouds & impact of Randomized Cloud Seeding –
CAIPEEX
·        
Agriculture
project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh wins – WSIS 2016 Prize
·        
34
satellites are operational in India – Government
6th May, 2016
·        
The
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016 passed by – Lok Sabha
·        
Who
is appointed as Chief of the Naval Staff – Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba
·        
Alberta
Wildfire: State of Emergency declared by – Canada Government
·        
2016
Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia Region won by – Parashar Kulkarni
·        
NASSCOM
inks MoU with whom to develop a product design initiative – Facebook
·        
Wi-Fi hotspot at Vijayawada, Kachiguda
and Raipur launched by – Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu
7th
May, 2016
·        
2016
Asia Kabaddi Championship Cup won by – Pakistan
·        
Who decriminalises beef possession,
upholds ban on slaughter of bulls, bullocks in Maharashtra – Bombay HC
·        
Who
is re-elected as Prime Minister of Ireland – Enda Kenny
·        
What is the name of Shashi Kapoor’s
Biography that released recently – ‘Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star’
·        
Which
bank signs MoU with BRICS’s New Development Bank – ICICI Bank
·        
PCB
appoints whom as Pakistan’s head coach – Mickey Arthur
·        
SpaceX
successfully launches – Japanese JCSAT-14 Satellite


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8th
May, 2016
·        
Scientists
discovered Atomic oxygen at which planet – Mars
·        
Jain
community was given minority status by – Gujrat Govt
·        
Which state govt decided to set up
Asia’s first Rice Technology Park in Gangavati – Karnataka Govt
9th
May, 2016
·        
From 1 January 2017 you have to dial
which number for any Emergency throughout India – 112
·        
NASA
unveils first global topographic model of – Mercury
·        
Who
is elected to Singapore Parliament – Murali Pillai
·        
Which
tennis player won the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open – Novak Djokovic
·        
Flying
Observatory SOFIA detects what in Martian Atmosphere – Atomic Oxygen
·        
China
bug Chan’s Megastick declared – World’s Longest Insect
10th
May, 2016
·        
Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga
Rejuvenation in Jharkhand is launched by – Uma Bharti
·        
World
Migratory Bird Day is observed on – 10 May 2016
·        
Scientist
developed which phone – First Holographic Flexible Phone
·        
Anti-Hijacking
Bill, 2016 passed by – Parliament
·        
Indian
boxers won 4 medals at – 7th Asian Youth Championship
·        
Indian
scientist bags SGD 3 million grant from – Singapore’s NRF
11th
May, 2016
·        
Registration
of four NBFCs was cancelled by – RBI
· 
RBI to issue notes of which denomination with inset letter ‘R’ –  1000 Rupees
·        
National
Technology Day observed was observed on – May 11
·        
India
signed Protocol to Amend Taxation Methods with which country – Mauritius
·        
Which
fighter plane was decommissioned by Indian Navy – Sea Harriers
·        
Name
of world’s first holographic flexible smartphone – HoloFlex
·        
TRAI regulation on telecom companies
over call drops was struck down by – Supreme Court


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12th
May, 2016
·        
Charlotte
Edwards, England women’s cricket captain, retires from – International Cricket
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UP
government approves what between Taj and Lion Safari – Bicycle Highway
·        
Insolvency
and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016 passed by – Rajya Sabha
·        
President presents which awards to 35
nursing personnel – National Florence Nightingale Awards
·        
Who
elected unopposed as ICC’s first independent Chairman – Shashank Manohar
·        
Who
launches JioMoney Wallet service – Reliance Jio
13th
May, 2016
·        
According
to WHO which state is no longer most polluted in the world – Delhi
·        
SC
upholds constitutional validity of penal laws on – Defamation
·        
Which
bank launches country’s 1st contactless credit card for SMEs – ICICI Bank
·        
India,
China and four others courtiers sign pact on – Tax Info Sharing
·        
Railways
to constitute Mobility Directorate and – Non-Fare Revenue Directorate
·        
Which
country is about to close Dadaab, world’s biggest refugee camp – Kenya
14th
May, 2016
·        
India inks Project Collaboration
Agreement with whom to promote traditional medicine – WHO
·        
Fatma
Samoura named first female secretary general of – FIFA Council
·        
Justice
Naveen Sinha sworn-in as Chief Justice of – Rajasthan HC
·        
National
Intellectual Property Rights Policy approved by – Union Cabinet
·        
Haryana
Government notified – Backward Classes Act 2016
15th
May, 2016
·        
PM
Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan President Release – Simhastha Declaration
·        
2016
Red Flag Aerial combat exercises concludes in – US
·        
Supreme
Court upholds validity of – Criminal Defamation Law
·        
Parkash
Singh panel submits report on – Jat Quota Agitation
·        
In
Canada road accident which Nirankari Spiritual Leader died – Baba Hardev Singh
16th
May, 2016
·        
India successfully test fires indigenous
Advanced Air Defence interceptor missile – Ashwin


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Which
country launches Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite – China
·        
Who
becomes first Indian to be awarded IAF’s ‘Hall of Fame’ Award – UR Rao
·        
To
win first Italian Open Title Andy Murray beats which player – Novak Djokovic
·        
Sania
Mirza and Martina Hingis clinch – 2016 Italian Open Title
·        
Which Aayog to prepare 15-year vision
documents by replacing 5-year plans – NITI Aayog
·        
Rahul
Dravid and Mahela Jayawardena appointed to – ICC Cricket Committee
17th
May, 2016
·        
Justice
Deepak Gupta sworn-in as Chief Justice of – Chhattisgarh High Court
·        
India,
US held first – Maritime Security Dialogue
·        
5
Indians posthumously awarded with – UN’s Dag Hammarskjold Medal
·        
NTPC
tied-up with which company to foray into Fertilizer Sector – Coal India Limited
·        
UNICEF,   EU  
launches   which   campaign  
on   Education   in  
Crisis   Zones   –
#EmergencyLessons Campaign
18th
May, 2016
·        
Nuclear
Capable which missile test fired from Odisha – Prithvi-II
·        
Union
Government opens what to speed up patent grant process – Tatkal like window
·        
UTMB
scientists genetically engineered world’s first which virus infectious cDNA
clone

Zika Virus
·        
What
is the name of world’s first robot lawyer hired by US law firm – ROSS
·        
Who
wins La Liga Champions Parade 2016 – FC Barcelona
19th
May, 2016
·        
Assembly Election 2016 results
·        
Where
was world’s largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant inaugurated – Amritsar
·        
Which
IT Major opened a development office in Hyderabad – Apple
·        
India’s
first Driverless Metro train test was conducted by – DMRC
·        
E-nivaran
platform to fast track taxpayer grievances was launched by – IT Department
·        
US
Senate approved emergency Zika funding worth – $1.1 billion
·        
Rajiv
Bhalla was appointed as Managing Director for India by – Barco


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20th
May, 2016
·        
What is the name of Indian journalist
who is elected as Deputy Mayor in United Kingdom – Philip Abraham
·        
Who
received US National Medal of Science 2015 from Barack Obama – Rakesh K Jain
·        
Who launches Centre for Environmental
Health to assess environmental impact on health – JP Nadda
·        
President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates
Intelligent Operations Centre and launches – Mobile App Monitor
·        
Which two countries amend DTAA to bring
information exchange under ambit – India, Slovenia
21st
May, 2016
· 
Australian researchers develop world’s first Scanning –  Helium Microscope
·        
UN appoints whom as special envoys for
El Nino, Climate – Mary Robinson, Macharia Kamau
·        
Who
will become Prime Minister of Turkey – Binali Yildirim
·        
27th
India-Indonesia CORPAT concludes in – Belawan
·        
US House of Representatives gave nod to
bolster defence ties with India on par with – NATO
22nd
May, 2016
·        
India
lauded for Medicines with the Red Line campaign on – Antibiotics
·        
Which
panel of Union Government to relook Defence Spend – 11 Member Panel
·        
On
May 21 which day is celebrated – Anti-Terrorism Day
23rd
May, 2016
·        
J
Jayalalithaa takes oath as – Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
·        
Which
two countries sign 12 bilateral agreements in various areas – India, Iran
·        
Which
country wins Uber Cup Badminton tournament for 14th time – China
·        
Which state begins artificial
propagation programme of Golden Mahseer fish for conservation – Himachal
Pradesh
·        
Who
is appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry – Kiran Bedi
·        
Anurag
Thakur unanimously elected – BCCI President


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24th
May 2016
·        
INS
Tarmugli commissioned into – Indian Navy
·        
Union
Government shortlist 13 Cities for which mission – Smart Cities Mission
·        
Which three countries signed agreement
on Trilateral Transit and Transport Corridor – India, Iran and Afghanistan
·        
Sarbananda
Sonowal sworn-in as – Assam Chief Minister
·        
What is the name of a FIFA’s acting
Secretary General who is dismissed over bonus payments – Markus Kattner
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NALCO
signs MoU with which country to set up smelter plant in Chabahar – Iran
25th
May 2016
·        
Union
HRD Ministry to launch which programme for student tracking system – ASMITA
·        
Union
Cabinet approved – National Capital Goods Policy 2016
·        
United
Nations World Humanitarian Summit concluded in – Istanbul
·        
India,
World Bank inked US$ 100 million loan agreement for which state Urban Water
Supply Modernization – Karnataka
·        
Light and heavy diesel vehicles over 10
years in six major cities of Kerala were banned by – NGT
·        
A
Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve by – Mother Teresa
26th
May 2016
·        
Union
Cabinet approves MoU between United Arab Emirates Space Agency and – ISRO
·        
US
engineer Frances Arnold becomes first woman to win – Millennium Technology
Prize
·        
Who
sworned-in as Kerala Chief Minister – Pinarayi Vijayan
·        
Union
Road Transport Minister Gadkari launches safety feature-rich – Nirbhaya Buses
·        
Which
programme releases report titled Actions on Air Quality – UNEP
27th
May 2016
·        
Barack
Obama becomes first US president to visit – Hiroshima Bomb Site
·        
Which Ministry frames Policy guidelines
for Online Central Government Advertisements – Union I&B Ministry
·        
Cancer-causing
chemical, potassium bromated/iodate, found in bread samples from Delhi

CSE
·        
Who
has been awarded with 2016 Harvard Alumni award – Sunil Mittal
·        
Union
Railways Ministry launches – Rail Humsafar Saptaah
·      Which
country sign two agreements with Sudan to build nuclear reactor – China


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28th
May 2016
·        
Name of Para athlete who won Gold in
2016 French Open Athletics Championship – Amit Kumar Saroha
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Name
of Indian coast guard ship which is commissioned – ARUSH
·        
Name
of first Union Territory to sign 24×7 Power for All document – Lakshadweep
29th
May 2016
·        
India’s first integrated web portal has
been launched to promote – Net Zero Energy Buildings
·        
Land-attack version of which missile
successfully test-fired by Indian Air Force – BrahMos
·        
Who
bagged India Biodiversity Award 2016 – Pakke Tiger Reserve
30th
May 2016
·        
Who successfully deploys BEAM, first
inflatable room attached to International Space Station – NASA
·        
Who
won 2016 Indian Premier League title – Sunrisers Hyderabad
·        
Which
country to launch first hack proof Quantum Communication Satellite – China
·        
Vice
Admiral AR Karve takes charge of – Southern Naval Command
·        
Trial
run of High-Speed Spanish Talgo Train conducted in – India
31st
May 2016
·        
Railways,
PEC sign MoU to set up – Kalpana Chawla Chair on Geospatial Technology
·        
Who
took charge as 23rd Navy Chief – Admiral Sunil Lanba
·        
Draft
Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2016
released by – Maneka Gandhi
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In
which country 42nd G7 Summit has been concluded – Japan
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