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 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 metres. 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 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.
• Former Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood took charge at the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
24th May, Current Affairs:
• India and Australia sign 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 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 a first-ever.
• Third Khelo India University games started with the Kabaddi event today evening in 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 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 becomes World Number one in men's javelin throw rankings. Chopra was leading the ranking with 1455 points, 22 ahead of Grena'a's Anderson Peters.
20th May, Current Affairs:
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived
at G7 Summit venue to attend the Summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
• Congress Legislative Party leader Siddaramaiah will be 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) today
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 has 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 has been assigned the independent
charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice in addition
to his existing portfolios. Mr Meghwal will replace 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 has been 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 will be the next Chief Minister of Karnataka. Karnataka Congress President D K Shivakumar will serve as the only deputy Chief Minister of the state.
17th May, Current Affairs:
• World Telecom Day and World Hypertension
Day is 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 today
took over as the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army’s Western Command.
• Sikkim celebrates its 48th State Day today. It was on 16th May, 1975 that the erstwhile kingdom became part of India as its 22nd state.
14th May, Current Affairs:
• Karnataka police chief Praveen Sood has
been chosen as the next director of the Central Bureau of Investigation
(CBI). He will succeed current director Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, whose term
ends on May 25.
• Indian shooters Hriday Hazarika and Nancy Mandhotra have bagged 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 has evacuated more than four lakh people as the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Mocha approached the coast of Bangladesh.
13th May, Current Affairs:
• Congress has won Karnataka Assembly
Elections. As per the latest data from Election Commission of India,
Congress has won 125 seats out of a total 224 Assembly seats, and is leading
in 11 constituencies.
• Indian American Geeta Rao Gupta has been confirmed by the US Senate as the Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues in the State Department.
• Indian boxers Mohammad Hussamudin, Deepak Kumar, and Nishant Dev had to settle for bronze medal at the IBA Men’s World Boxing Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
12th May, Current Affairs:
• International Nurses Day is being
observed across the globe today. This year the theme for International
Nurses Day is "Our Nurses. Our Future."
• India’s Rhythm Sangwan has won the bronze medal in the women’s 10-metre air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup 2023 for rifle and pistol shooters in Baku, Azerbaijan.
• CBSE has announced the class 12th and class 10th board exam results. The overall pass percentage stands at 87.33 per cent in class 12th.
11th May, Current Affairs:
• National Technology Day is observed today
• Indian boxers have ensured three medals at the World Boxing Championships for the first time as they advanced to the semifinals in Tashkent. India created history when Deepak Bhoria at 51kg, Mohammed Hussamuddin at 57kg, and Nishant Dev at 71kg emerged victorious in their respective quarterfinal bouts.
10th May, Current Affairs:
• Lithium reserves were discovered on
Revant hill in Degana in Rajasthan's Nagaur district during a survey
conducted by the Geological Survey of India (GSI). It is believed that these
reserves can meet 80% of the country's demand.
• Over 65 percent voter turnout was recorded till 5 PM in Karnataka Assembly elections. The fate of 2615 candidates for 224 assembly constituencies are at the stake. 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 observed today.
• 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 has
approved posting of Women Officers of the Territorial Army along the Line of
• n the Asian Weightlifting Championship, India’s weight lifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga won a silver in snatch at Jinju, Korea.
• World Athletics Day 2023 is being celebrated today.
• The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that Covid-19 no longer represents a "global health emergency".
6th May, Current Affairs:
• Charles has been crowned the King of the
United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey in London in a solemn religious
• At least 52 have died in Manipur since violent clashes between the Meitei and Kuki communities broke out in the state.
• Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra began his Diamond League title defence with a comfortable win in the season-opening leg in Doha. He secured victory with 88.67 m throw at Doha Diamond League 2023.
5th May, Current Affairs:
• Buddha Purnima is being celebrated today.
• The foreign ministers of eight-member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) are meeting in Goa.
3rd May, Current Affairs:
• World Press Freedom Day is observed today.
• India’s ranking in the 2023 World Press Freedom Index has slipped to 161 out of 180 countries, according to the latest report released by global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Norway, Ireland and Denmark occupied the top three positions in press freedom, while Vietnam, China and North Korea constituted the bottom three.
• India have overtaken Australia to regain the number one position in the ICC men's Test team rankings following the annual update.
2nd May, Current Affairs:
• India has become 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 has become 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 being
celebrated across the world today.
• India’s gross GST revenues hit a record high in April at ₹ 1,87,035 crore, 12% higher than the same month last year which had clocked the previous highest tax tally of ₹1.67 lakh crore.