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CURRENT AFFAIRS REFRESHERS JANUARY 2016 -MAY 2016

January 2016 Current Affairs
1] Indian-origin cancer researcher Harpal Singh Kumar knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
2] DAVA project of Department of Commerce won eASIA Award 2015.
3] Sanjay Subrahmanyam conferred with 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award.
4] Javed Ahmed appointed as Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh.
5] Terrorist attacked IAF Airbase at Pathankot.
6] Telangana launched e-Vahan Bima Scheme - Telangana became the first state in the country to issue motor insurance policy in digital form.
7] Pranav Dhanawade became first ever to score 1000 runs in a cricket innings.
8] Kate Atkinson won 2015 Costa Novel Prize for A God in Ruins.
9] ONGC won 26th Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey tournament.
10] Amitabh Kant appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog.
11] Raghuram Rajan conferred Central Banker of the Year Award.
12] Achyuta Samanta elected as General President of 105th Indian Science Congress.
13] Kunal Shah appointed as Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India.
14] Apurvi Chandela broke world record to win gold at Swedish Cup Grand Prix 2016.
15] World's largest blue star sapphire discovered in Sri Lanka.
16] World Hindi Day observed on 10 January.
17] Maria Teresa de Filippis, first female Formula One driver, died.
18] Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Brisbane Tennis trophy.
19] Devender Kumar Sikri appointed as Chairman of Competition Commission of India.
20] China tests first Tibetan language search engine “Cloud Tibet”.
21] Balkrishna Garg conferred with Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award 2015.
22] Milos Raonic won Brisbane International Tennis men’s singles trophy 2016.
23] President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the three day long 88th annual conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
24] Book titled MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT authoured by Jain Acharya Maharaj released.
25] The book "Jawaharlal Nehru and The Indian Polity in Perspective" edited by Prof Alexander.
26] USIBC appointed Edward Monser, Punit Renjen as Vice Chairs of Council Board.
27] 20th National Youth Festival inaugurated in Naya Raipur.
28] National Youth Day observed on 12 January.
29] Telangana became first State to make gender education compulsory at graduate level.
30] CIRB became world’s third and India’s second institute to produce cloned buffalo.
31] Lionel Messi won Ballon d'Or award 2015.
32] Writer Ankita Anand won the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for work on Khap panchayats.
33] Sate of Bank of India launched India’s first start-up focused bank branch SBI InCube.
34] DRDO successfully test-fired anti-tank missile Nag in Rajasthan.
35] UNICEF presented David Beckham with Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award.
36] Kerala became first State to achieve 100% primary education.
37] Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis won 2016 WTA Apia International Sydney Title.
38] 68th Army Day celebrated on 15 January.
39] Dr Jancy James selected for Prof MV Pylee Award for the Distinguished Academician of India.
40] Lagaan actor Rajesh Vivek Upadhyay died.
41] 1st infected case of mosquito-borne Zinka virus recorded in the US.
42] Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen as first female President.
43] India's Dinesh Sharma elected to Board of Directors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
44] NASA launched SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket with Jason-3 Ocean-monitoring satellite.
45] NITI Aayog collaborated with IDFC for Enterprise Survey of Manufacturing Firms.
46] Anuradha Roy won 2016 DSC Prize for Sleeping on Jupiter.
47] Bihar Cabinet approved 35 percent reservation for women in government jobs.
48] PSLV-C31 Successfully Launches India's 5th Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1E.
49] Indian driver Jehan Daruvala won Lady Wigram Trophy motor race.
50] Ministry of Shipping initiated Project Green Port to make Indian ports cleaner and greener.
51] Sikkim declared first organic farming state of India.
52] Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace gets 'best hotel award' of 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for hotels.
53] PM Narendra Modi released book titled The Z Factor written by Subhash Chandra.
54] Uttar Pradesh won 2014-2015 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
55] India’s largest flag with tallest flagpole hoisted at Ranchi.
56] Rahul Thakkar won an Oscar Award for technical achievement.
57] Kerala dentist Sajeev Koshy honoured with Order of Australia.
58] International Customs Day observed on 26 January.
57] 6th National Voters’ Day observed with theme Inclusive and Qualitative Participation.
58] National Girl Child Day observed on 24 January.
59] Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa won Presidential Election of Portugal.
60] PV Sindhu won Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton 2016 title.
61] Indian activist Henri Tiphagne selected for Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016.
62] Australian batsman David Warner won Allan Border Medal 2016.
63] The captain of the champion Indian basketball team in the first Asian Games in 1951, Ranbir Chopra, died in Kapurthala on January 25.
64] Rekha honoured with 3rd National Yash Chopra Memorial Award.
65] Ashok Chakra awarded posthumously to Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami.
66] Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis won Australian Open 2016 women's doubles tennis title.
67] International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust observed on 27 January.
68] Ishika Shah won 12th Sub-Junior National Snooker championship title.
69] List of Padma Vibhushan Awardees-Yamini Krishnamurthi,Rajinikanth,Girija Devi,Ramoji Rao,Viswanathan Shanta,Shri Shri Ravi Shankar,Jagmohan,Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre,Avinash Dixit (Foreigner),Late Shri Dhiru Bhai Ambani (Posthumous)
70] Female IPS officer Aparna Kumar became India's first civil servant to scale Mount Vinson Massif.
71] Japan unveiled first stealth fighter aircraft X-2.
72] Anti-Leprosy Day observed on 30 January.
73] Book titled Nathuram Godse - The Story of an Assassin authored by Anup Ashok Sardesai.

February 2016 Current Affairs
1] Kamlesh Kumar Pandey appointed as Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities.
2] India exports first batch of 'Made in India' metro coaches to Australia.
3] Datta Padsalgikar appointed as Commissioner of Police of Mumbai.
4] Novak Djokovic won the 2016 Australian Open Men's Singles Title.
5] Naresh Bedi honoured with V Shantaram Award Life Time Achievement Award.
6] Angelique Kerber won the 2016 Australian Open Men's Singles Title.
7] Pietro Fittipaldi won 2015-16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000.
8] Kerala won 61st National School Athletics championship.
9] Saroj Kumar Jha appointed Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group at World Bank.
10] Archana Ramasundram became first woman to head paramilitary force.
11] Aditya Mehta won 83rd Senior National Snooker Championship.
12] Virender Sehwag appointed as mentor for Kings XI Punjab for IPL season 2016.
13] Kidambi Srikanth won Men's Singles title of Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2016.
14] Bihar CM Nitish Kumar selected for K Veeramani Award for Social Justice.
15] Geetu Mohandas won Global Filmmaking award 2016 for script of Insha Allah.
16] Bharat Biotech unveiled first vaccine candidate Zikavac for Zika Virus.
17] World Cancer Day 2016 observed with theme We can. I can.
18] DJ Pandian appointed Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
19] TCS became world's most powerful IT Services brand.
20] India's 1st Ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug, BGR-34, launched by CSIR.
21] Aruna Sethi appointed as 1st women head of Indian Cost Accounting Service.
22] Sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan selected for Bhimsen Joshi Award.
23] Titli became 1st Indian film to win Best First Foreign Film award by FSCC.
24] Alphabet Inc. became world’s most valuable company.
25] 12th South Asian Games inaugurated in Guwahati.
26] ICC appointed Rahul Dravid as member of newly constituted Anti-Corruption Unit Oversight Group.
27] Former Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala died
28] North Korea launched Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite.
29] Vishal Mehta appointed as President of International Grown Diamond Association.
30] France became 1st country in the world to ban supermarket food waste.
31] World’s largest concentrated solar plant opened in Morocco.
32] National Deworming Day observed on 10 February.
33] Rajendra K Pachauri appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of TERI.
34] Brij Bhushan Singh appointed as President of South Asian Wrestling Federation.
35] 4th World Government Summit concluded in Dubai.
36] India ranked 37 in USSC’s 2016 Intellectual Property Index.
37] Karnataka Mobile One project won 2016 Best m-Government Service Award at World Government Summit.
38] YES Bank partnered with Smartbox to help reduce delivery returns for e-commerce firms.
39] World Radio Day observed (13 February) with theme Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster.
40] First Mega Food Park in Madhya Pradesh inaugurated at Panwa.
41] First Mega Food Park of Jharkhand inaugurated at Getalsud.
42] Ashok Chawla appointed as Chairman of TERI.
43] West Indies won maiden ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup.
44] PM Modi Modi inaugurated Make in India Week in Mumbai.
45] Govt approved nomination of NITI Aayog CEO as part-time member of Telecom Commission.
46] David Shulman won Israel Prize for Religious Studies for Research on India.
47] Amazon launched Tatkal initiative for small businesses.
48] South Asian Games concluded; India finished at top with 308 medals.
49] Indian Railways won 36th National Chess Team Championship.
50] Results of Swachh Survekshan 2016 - Mysuru declared cleanest city in India.
51] Indian-British Asif Kapadia won 2016 Grammy Award for Best Music Film.
52] Christine Lagarde appointed as MD of IMF for 2nd term.
53] Kalikho Pul sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
54] Sameer Anjaan entered Guinness Book of Records for writing 3524 songs.
55] Japan launched astronomy satellite ASTRO-H.
56] Long jumper Prem Kumar won silver in Asian Indoor Athletics Championships.
57] Indian-origin Sikh officer Amar Singh appointed Kuala Lumpur's Commissioner of Police.
58] World Day of Social Justice observed - 20 February.
59] Justice Vineet Saran appointed as the new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.
60] Cricketer Brendon McCullum scored fastest test century in 54 balls.
61] International Mother Language Day observed - February 21.
62] Malayalam film Ottal named best children's film at Berlin International Film Festival.
63] Punjab Warriors win 2016 Hockey India League.
64] Tamil film Kanavu Variyam to be honoured with Remi Award.
65] Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee sworn-in as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court.
66] US court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 72 million dollars for cancer death.
67] Justice Dinesh Maheshwari sworn-in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya HC
68] H.L Dattu selected as Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission.
69] Sagar Sarhadi to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at International Film Festival of Prayag, Allahabad.
70] Parliament of Pakistan became first in world to run entirely on solar power.
71] Actor Ranveer Singh selected for Dinanath Mangeshkar award.
72] Mumbai won Ranji Trophy for the 41st time.
73] YES Bank won Green Bond Pioneer Award.
74] Rajendra Singh became first non-navy officer to head Indian Coast Guard.
75] Dinesh Sharma elected as Chairperson of Governing Council of IFAD.
76] National Science Day observed with theme Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation (28 FEB).
77] Alok Kumar Verma took charge as Delhi Police Commissioner.
78] Rozle Prezelj elected Chairman of IAAF Athletes’ Commission.

 March 2016 Current Affairs
1] Zero Discrimination Day observed with theme Standout - 1 March.
2] Vedanta Ltd won first ever auction of an Indian gold mine.
3] Kerala declared 1st digital state of India by President Pranab Mukherjee.
4] Jitu Rai won gold in 50m pistol event at ISSF World Cup.
5] Manoj Kumar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015.
6] Flipkart launched its own digital wallet Flipkart Money.
7] 4 March: National Safety Day
8] Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma died.
9] PM Modi launched Setu Bharatam project to make National Highways free of Railway crossings.
10] Mumbai U-23 team clinched CK Nayudu Trophy 2015-16.
11] Mrugank Paranjape appointed as MD and CEO of MCX.
12] Delhi became 1st state to launch HPV vaccine as public health programme in schools.
13] World Wildlife Day observed with theme The future of wildlife is in our hands - 3 March.
14] Indian team won Asia Cricket Cup for record Sixth time.
15] Sirshendu De selected for Innovation Award 2016 for developing laterite based arsenic water filter.
16] ICICI Bank launched iWork@Home programme for its women employees.
17] Mahindra Group CMD Anand Mahindra conferred France’s Knight of the Legion of Honour.
18] Capital Local Area Bank Ltd became first to get Small Finance Bank license from RBI.
19] Climate change could kill more than 500000 adults in 2050 worldwide: Study.
20] Government announced to withdraw tax proposal on Employee Provident Fund
21] Patna Pirates won 2016 Pro Kabaddi League title.
22] 8 March International Women's Day observed with campaign theme #PledgeForParity.
23] Maria Sharapova provisionally suspended after failing drug test at Australian Open.
24] Tapan Kumar Chand elected President of Aluminium Association of India.
25] India Indonesia joint training exercise Garuda Shakti IV began at Magelang.
26] Myanmar parliament elects Htin Kyaw as first civilian president in 53 years.
27] YES Bank inked MoU with India Brazil Chamber for strategic cooperation.
28] India Inc became 1st in world to formally adopt UN's sustainable goals.
29] Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub won 2016 Global Teacher Prize.
30] Kerala Tourism campaign won Golden City Gate Award.
31] India’s 1st education focused accelerator programme Edugild started at MIT, Pune.
32] Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar won Chameli Devi Jain Award.
33] “Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography” authored by Pramod Kapoor.
34] ICICI Bank launched NFC-based mobile payment solution Touch & Pay.
35] 15 March - World Consumer Rights Day 2016 observed with theme Antibiotics off the Menu.
36] 10 March - World Kidney Day 2016 observed with theme Kidney Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent It!.
37] India-based software engineer Abdulqadir Rashik won First Prize in UN
#LinksSDGs Data Visualization Challenge.
38] India Post selected Deloitte as consultant for payments bank.
39] Fazle Kabir appointed Governor of Bangladesh Bank.
40] India became second biggest investor in London.
41] 20 March - International Day of Happiness 2016 observed.
42] Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on Venkaiah Naidu.
43] International Day of Forests observed with theme Forest and Water – 21 March
44] PM Modi launched Kisan Suvidha mobile app.
45] The tenth edition of the Earth Hour was observed globally on 19 March 2016 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time.
46] HS Prannoy won 2016 Swiss Open men's singles title.
47] SSP Chawrasia won 2016 Hero Indian Open title of Golf.
48] Gurmeet Singh became first Indian to win Gold Medal in Asian 20 Kilometer Race Walk.
49] 21 March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
50] 20 March: World Sparrow Day.
51] Union Government launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana.
52] Justice H L Dattu appointed as member of International Coordinating Committee Bureau.
53] 23 March: World Meteorological Day 2016 observed with the theme Hotter, Drier, Wetter. Face the Future.
54] 8th BRICS Summit to be held in Goa.
55] 21 March-World Poetry Day.
56] 22 March: World Water Day.
57] 22 March 2016 World Water Day 2016 observed with the theme Water and Jobs.
58] Fortune released 2016 World's Greatest Leaders list Key leaders figured in the list
Leader (Rank)                              Position
Jeff Bezos(1)                              CEO, Amazon
Angela Merkel (2)                      Chancellor, Germany
Aung Saan Suu Kyi (3)               Leader, National League for Democracy
Pope Francis Pontiff (4)              Roman Catholic Church
Tim Cook (5)                             CEO, Apple
59] International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations observed - 24 March.
60] ISRO established GIRI Radar System at Tirupati.
61] Australia’s Shane Watson announced retirement from international cricket.
62] World Tuberculosis Day 2016 observed with theme Unite to End TB.
63] 9th International Abilympics started in France.
64] 24 March - World Tuberculosis Day 2016 observed with theme Unite to End TB.
65] UNICEF launched animated film series ‘Unfairy Tales’ on refugee and migrant children.
66] Sergey Karjakin won 2016 World Chess Candidates Tournament.
67] 27 March - World Theatre Day 2016 observed globally.
68] 63rd National Film Awards 2015 Announced
Award                                                                                                    Winner
Best Feature Film                                                                      Baahubali: The Beginning
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film Of A Director      Neeraj Ghaywan for Masaan
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment              Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Best Children's Film                                                                  Duronto
Best Direction                                                          Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration-Nanak Shah Fakir
Best Film on Environment / Conservation / Preservation             Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal
Best Film on Social Issue                                                           Niranayakam
Best Actor                                                                                Amitabh Bachchan for Piku
Best Actress                                                          Kangana Ranaut for Tanu Weds Manu Returns
69] Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography authored by Bharathi S Pradhan.
70] Indian-American Nandita Bakhshi named President, CEO of Bank of the West.
71] Asia's biggest telescope ARIES launched at Devasthal in Uttarakhand.
72] Manohar Parrikar flagged off India’s first indigenous Sonar Dome.
73] RBI signed Special Currency Swap Agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka

April 2016 Current Affairs
1] Shiva Thapa won Silver at Asian/Oceania Qualifying event in China.
2] World Autism Awareness Day 2016 celebrated across the world - 2 April.
3] Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launched Phase I of Green Delhi initiative.
4] Kachabali village became 1st liquor-free village in Rajasthan.
5] International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action observed on 4 April 2016 across the world. The theme of the year 2016 is Mine Action is Humanitarian Action.
6] West Indies won Women's title of ICC World T20 2016.
7] West Indies won Men's title of ICC World T20 2016.
8] World's 1st White Tiger Safari inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh.
9] Kallol Roy appointed CMD of Bhartiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam.
10] PM Modi conferred the King Abdulaziz Sash honour by Saudi Arabia. It is the highest civilian honour of the country.
11] PM Modi launched Stand Up India Scheme.
12] India’s fastest train Gatimaan Express flagged off.
13] India's 1st Aadhaar enabled ATM launched by DCB Bank.
14] World’s 1st mass dengue vaccination programme launched in Philippines
15] Indian Manish Sharma appointed to Panasonic’s Global Executive Council.
16] Vietnam Police Chief Tran Dai Quang sworn in as President.
17] Mehbooba Mufti took oath as first woman Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir.
18] NASSCOM appointed CP Gurnani as Chairman for 2016-2017.
19] 7 April - World Health Day 2016 observed globally with the theme Halt the Rise: Beat Diabetes.
20] International Conference on Zero held in Paris.
21] April 6: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
22] Mother Teresa conferred with Founders Award posthumously in UK.
23] International Roma Day celebrated on April 8.
24] Maharaja Ranjit Singh's statue to be installed in France.
25] Vietnam Parliament approved Nguyen Xuan Phuc as Prime Minister.
26] Union Government approved country’s first Metrino Pod Taxi project for Gurgaon.
27] Global Tiger population grew by 22% in a Century: WWF and GTF.
28] Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won Global Indian of the Year 2016 award.
29] Sachin Tendulkar will endorse I Support Skill India campaign
31] World Homoeopathy Day was observed on 10 April.
32] Ex-Army Chief General JJ Singh conferred highest French civilian honour Officier de l Ordre national de la Legion d Honneur (Officer of the Legion of Honour).
33] Anthony Joshua won International Boxing Federation title.
34] Priyadarshini Chatterjee crowned FBB Miss India World 2016.
35] New Zealand’s Kane Williamson named the Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2015.
36] Golden Tobacco Ltd became first company in India to implement 85% pictorial health warnings.
37] Author and poet Padma Sachdev selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for 2015 for her autobiography titled Chitt-Chete, written in Dogri language.
38] International Day of Human Space Flight was observed on 12 April.
39] Meeran Borwankar appointed Director General of Bureau of Police Research & Development.
40] 18 April - International Day for Monuments and Sites observed with theme The Heritage of Sport.
41] Hero Group co-founder Satyanand Munjal passed away.
42] 17 April - World Haemophilia Day observed globally with theme Treatment for all is the vision of all.
43] Australia won 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
44] Geeta Johri appointed as 1st woman DGP of Gujarat.
45] Google, RailTel launched free WiFi service at Bhubaneswar Railway station.
46] Susmita Pande appointed as chairperson of National Monument Authority.
47] PM Modi launched Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan on Dr. Ambedkar's birth anniversary.
48] Durga Thakur promoted as International Umpire by International Hockey Federation.
49] Indian-American Geeta Pasi nominated as US envoy to Chad by Obama.
50] Dipa Karmakar became first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics.
51] 22 April: International Mother Earth Day.
52] PM Narendra Modi on 21 April 2016 inaugurated the 10th Civil Services Day in New Delhi.
53] Europe became world’s first region to end malaria: WHO.
54] ISRO Scientists made world’s lightest material ‘Silica Aerogel’ to keep soldiers warm in Siachen.
55] RBL Bank became first private sector bank to open dedicated branch for Start-ups in India.
56] Justice PK Mishra appointed as Lokayukta of Goa.
57] BCCI appointed Rahul Johri as its CEO.
58] India ranked 133rd in 2016 World Press Freedom Index.
59] Mahindra & Mahindra became first Indian company to join EP100 campaign.
60] Japan successfully tested its first stealth fighter X-2 jet.
61] 23 April - World Book and Copyright Day observed across the world.
62] India to host 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships.
63] The World Intellectual Property Day was on 26 April observed across the world with the theme Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined.
64] Government launched Sahapedia, India's 1st online interactive portal.
65] World Malaria Day (WMD) observed globally on 25 April 2016. The theme for 2016 is End Malaria For Good.
66] The World Book and Copyright Day was celebrated on 23 April 2016 across the world.
67] Bryan Brothers won Barcelona Open Men's Doubles title.
68] Rafael Nadal won Barcelona Open Men's singles title.
69] 28 April: World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
70] Heart of Asia conference began in New Delhi.
71] Nandu Natekar became 1st non-cricketer to become a member of CCI's Legend Club.
72] Riyad Mahrez became first African footballer to win PFA Player of the Year.
73] Swat activist Tabassum Adnan won Nelson Mandela Award 2016.
74] 30 April: International Jazz Day.
75] Iraq Thomas made fastest ever century in cricket history.
76] China developed world's first graphene electronic paper.
77] China successfully launched Kunpeng-1B Sounding Rocket.

May 2016 Current Affairs
1] Kishore Biyani appointed as Managing Director of Bharti Retail.
2] Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha-panel to reform Medical Council of India.
3] The World Press Freedom Day was on 3 May 2016 observed across the world with the theme Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms - This Is Your Right!
4] IISc professor Sriram Ramaswamy became Royal Society Fellow.
5] Prime Minister Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia.
6] International Labour Day was celebrated on 1 May 2016. The theme of the Day of 2016 is Celebrating the international labour movement.
7] Parashar Kulkarni wins 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia Region.
8] Offshore patrol vessel ICGS Shaurya launched.
9] Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba appointed as Chief of the Naval Staff.
10] Kumar Rajesh Chandra appointed Chief of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
11] China bug Chan's Megastick declared world's longest insect.
12] Asia's first Rice Technology Park to be established in Gangavati, Karnataka
13] Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London.
14] Shashi Kapoor - the Householder, the Star authored by Aseem Chhabra released.
15] Indian scientist Manvendra K Singh bags a grant of SGD 3 million by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF).
16] Dial '112' for emergency; single number from Jan 1 next year.
17] National Technology Day observed on May 11.
18] 10 May - World Migratory Bird Day observed with theme Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds.
19] Fatma Samoura named first female secretary general of FIFA (International Federation of Association Football).
20] Indian-American, Manjit Singh, appointed as member of President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based.
21] World's oldest ground-edge stone axe found in Australia.
22] Shashank Manohar unanimously elected as Independent ICC Chairman.
23] 17 May 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed with theme ICT entrepreneurship for social impact.
24] IIT student Nandini Bhandaru wins Young Scientist Award of European Material Science Research Society.
25] South Korean author Han Kang wins Man Booker International Prize 2016 for 'The Vegetarian'.
26] 15 May 2016 International Day of Families observed with theme Families, healthy lives and sustainable future.
27] Deepak Shodhan, India’s oldest living Test cricketer died.
28] Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardena appointed to ICC Cricket Committee.
29] Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won 2016 Italian Open title.
30] World’s largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant inaugurated in Amritsar.
31] Indian artist Anjali Chandrashekar wins award at UN Poster for Peace Contest.
32] FC Barcelona wins La Liga Champions Parade 2016.
33] HDFC Bank launches SmartUp for start-ups.
34] SBI to merge 5 subsidiaries, Bharatiya Mahila Bank with itself.
35] 17 May: World Hypertension Day.
36] Tsai Ing-wen sworn-in as 1st women President of Taiwan.
37] Indian-American Rakesh K Jain received US National Medal of Science 2015 from Barack Obama.
38] Indian-American Rupa Iyer awarded with Highest Teaching Award in US.
39] S K Sharma appointed CMD of Nuclear Power Corporation of India.
40] Mukesh Ambani awarded with Othmer Gold Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
41] India and Iran sign 12 Bilateral Agreements in v42] Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for sixth term.
43] ‘My Favourite Nature Stories’ authored by Ruskin Bond released.
44] 23 May: International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.
45] India's 1st reusable space shuttle, RLV-TD launched from Sriharikota.
46] Kiran Bedi appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
47] Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president.
48] 22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity.
49] Ratan P Watal appointed as Principal Adviser for Social Sector in NITI Aayog.
50] Pinarayi Vijayan sworn-in as Chief Minister of Kerala.
51] Islamic Development Bank announced to open its first branch in India at Ahmedabad.
52] Pankaj Advani wins Asian 6-Red snooker title 2016.
53] Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh bagged India Biodiversity Award 2016.
54] Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal Chief Minister for a second term.
55] Book Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up authored by Rana Ayyub released.
56] US engineer Frances Arnold becomes first woman to win Millennium Technology Prize.arious areas including Chabahar Port Development.
 57] Indian author Aditi Krishnakumar wins 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award.
58] Sonia Lather won silver in Women’s World Boxing Championships.
59] AR Rahman conferred with Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016.
60] Admiral Sunil Lanba takes charge as 21st Navy Chief.
61] Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian to play in Tippeligaen.
62] Alastair Cook becomes youngest cricketer to score 10000 Test runs.

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