Current Affairs, May 2024

23rd May-2024, Current Affairs:

• Buddha Purnima, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, is being celebrated in different parts of the country today.
• In Para Athletics, India’s Sachin Sarjerao Khilari clinched the gold medal in the men’s shot put at the World Para Athletics Championship in Kobe, Japan.
• Atalanta Bergamo are the winners of the 2023/24 UEFA Europa League after defeating Leverkusen by 3-0.

20th May-2024, Current Affairs:

• Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister died when their helicopter crashed as it was crossing mountain terrain in heavy fog. Mohammad Mokhber, Iran's First Vice President is appointed as interim president following the death of Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.
• Fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections held today. Forty-nine Parliamentary Constituencies spread over six States and two Union Territories are being covered in this phase.
• French Open 2024 tennis tournament will begin today at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. India’s star player Sumit Nagal secured his place in the main draw of the men’s singles. He is the first Indian male player to qualify for the French Open main draw since Prajnesh Gunneswaran in 2019.
• Taiwan's Lai Ching-te was sworn in as president of the democratic island.

15th May-2024, Current Affairs:

• Singapore’s deputy leader Lawrence Wong is set to be sworn in as the nation’s fourth Prime Minister today.
• The first set of citizenship certificates after notification of Citizenship (Amendment) Rules 2024 were issued today. Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla handed over citizenship certificates to 14 applicants in New Delhi.
• Meryl Streep received an honorary Palme d’Or at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. Also Greta Gerwig becomes the first American female filmmaker to serve as president of the Cannes jury, which will decide the festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or.

14th May-2024, Current Affairs:

• The 77th Cannes Film Festival will begin today at Cannes in France.
• India and Iran signed the long-term contract for the operation of the Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar.
• India’s headline retail inflation stayed largely unchanged at 4.83 percent in April, according to data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation today.

13th May-2024, Current Affairs:

• The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the results for CBSE 12 board examinations. A total of 87.98 per cent of students have cleared the CBSE Class 12 board exams, registering a pass percentage increase of 0.65 since last year.
• Voters in 96 constituencies across nine states and one Union Territory voted in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election today. About 62.31% voter turnout was recorded as of 5 p.m. across the 96 constituencies in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI). Andhra Pradesh and Odisha will also pick their next governments in simultaneous election.

11th May-2024, Current Affairs:

• The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed R. Lakshmi Kanth Rao as Executive Director, effective from May 10, 2024.
• Russian President Vladimir Putin has reappointed Mikhail Mishustin as the Prime Minister of Russia.
• World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is observed today.
• India’s star javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra sealed a second-place finish in the Doha Diamond League 2024.

9th May-2024, Current Affairs:

• President Droupadi Murmu will present the Padma Awards at the second civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi today.
• The Indian Council of Medical Research-ICMR has released an upgraded ‘Dietary Guidelines for Indians to suit the modern eating habits of 2024.
• In Wrestling, India began their campaign with a win at the World Wrestling Olympic Qualifiers in Istanbul, Türkiye.

7th May-2024, Current Affairs:

• Polling concluded today for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in ninety three Parliamentary Constituencies spread over ten States and one Union Territory. Over 60 percent voter turn out was recorded in the this phase till 5 PM.
• Vladimir Putin was sworn in for a new six-year term as Russia’s President today at a ceremony inside the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

5th May-2024, Current Affairs:

• Campaigning for the third phase of Lok Sabha Elections end today. Voting in this phase will be held in 93 Constituencies on 7th May spread over 10 states and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.
• Seventy-five international visitors from Election Management Bodies of twenty-three countries have arrived in India to witness the Lok Sabha elections.

3rd May-2024, Current Affairs:

• The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced that India will host the prestigious 2025 BWF World Junior Championships at the National Centre of Excellence in Guwahati.
• The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) tested a next-generation torpedo release system aimed at boosting the Navy’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities.

1st May-2024, Current Affairs:

• British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has acknowledged in court documents submitted to the High Court in London that its COVID-19 vaccine, developed in collaboration with the University of Oxford, can cause Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) in very rare cases.
• Researchers have discovered the world’s deepest known blue hole, the Taam Ja’ Blue Hole (TJBH), located in Chetumal Bay off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
• Indian forest activist Alok Shukla awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize 2024. Alok Shukla led a successful community campaign that saved 445,000 acres of biodiversity-rich forests from 21 planned coal mines in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
• India's inaugural multi-purpose green hydrogen pilot project at Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station signifies a leap in renewable energy.
• Zimbabwe has launched a new currency called the ZiG (short for Zimbabwe Gold) in an attempt to address the country's long-running currency crisis.

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