India Current Affairs : May 2016

Our section of India Current Affairs is a section provided by TET Success Key to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the month May 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.







1 May 2016
• Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 came into force
• Supreme Court banned all diesel cabs in NCR-Delhi from May 1
2 May 2016
• CAIPEEX a process to understand Rain Formation in Clouds & impact of Randomized Cloud Seeding
• India’s GDP to grow at 7.5% for 2016-17
• Rajya Sabha passed Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015
• Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha-panel to reform Medical Council of India
• Indian Railways signed MoU with Haryana & Punjab to plant trees alongside Railway Track
3 May 2016
• Agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh wins WSIS 2016 prize
• Lok Sabha passed the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015
• Union Commerce Ministry launched EXIM Analytics Dashboard for export, import data
• President Pranab Mukherjee conferred 63rd National Film Awards
• NRDC signed agreements for commercialization of Ghar Sodhon
• BHEL commissioned 600 MW Thermal Power Plant in Madhya Pradesh
• Kishore Biyani appointed as Managing Director of Bharti Retail
• Sameer Chadha appointed as Partner and CEO of KPMG India
• Railway Ministry launched e-enabled application, PMIS to monitor Railway projects
4 May 2016
• Union Cabinet approved to adopt United Nations fundamental principles of official statistics
• SC Collegium recommended 4 names for elevation to apex court
• Portal for Contract Labour Payment Management System launched
• Union Cabinet approved signing of MoC between Ministry of Women & Child Development and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Indian Railways creates Non-Fare Revenue Directorate to explore advertising in train coaches
• CCEA approved two laning with formation of four lane of Shimla Bypass on NH-22
• Radha Binod Barman took over as part-time Chairperson of National Statistical Commission
• SC Collegium recommended transfer of Uttarakhand Chief Justice to Andhra Pradesh
• President Pranab Mukherjee confers Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu Awards
5 May 2016
• Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched Wi-Fi hotspot at Vijayawada, Kachiguda and Raipur
• Lok Sabha passes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016
• Offshore patrol vessel ICGS Shaurya launched
• H R Nagendra Committee on Yoga Education in Universities submitted its recommendations
• Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba appointed as Chief of the Naval Staff
• Kumar Rajesh Chandra appointed Chief of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
• NASSCOM inks MoU with Facebook to develop a product design initiative
• RBI released draft guidelines for licensing of Universal Banks in Private Sector
6 May 2016
• ICICI Bank signs MoU with New Development Bank of BRICS
• Bombay HC decriminalises beef possession, upholds ban on slaughter of bulls, bullocks in Maharashtra
• 100% FDI through Automatic Route permitted in Asset Reconstruction Companies
• Shashi Kapoor - the Householder, the Star authored by Aseem Chhabra released
7 May 2016
• India ranks Ninth in Crony-Capitalism Index
• Asia's first Rice Technology Park to be established in Gangavati, Karnataka
• Gujarat government accords minority status to Jain community
8 May 2016
• Dial 112 for any Emergency throughout India from 1 January 2017
9 May 2016
• Commemorative Coin of 100 rupees & Circulation Coin of 10 rupees on Maharana Pratap released
• NITI Aayog to prepare 15-year vision documents by replacing 5-year plans
• RBI to issue 1000 Rupees Banknotes with inset letter 'R'
• MP Tourism wins Best Indian Destination for Wildlife Award
• India vs Pakistan: Why Can’t we just be Friends? by Husain Haqqani
• Indian Patent Office approves patent for Gilead's hepatitis C drug Solvadi
• Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2014 passed in Lok Sabha
• Google launches Free Public Wi-Fi Service at 5 Railway Stations as part of Railwire
• Senior advocate Atma Ram Nadkarni appointed Additional Solicitor General
• Indian boxers won 4 medals at 7th Asian Youth Championship
• Uma Bharti launched Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand
• Ministry of Environment & Forests launches web-based application on Integrated Waste Management System
• Dial 112 for any Emergency throughout India from 1 January 2017
10 May 2016
• Renewable energy country attractiveness index 2016 released: India Placed at 3rd Position
• Supreme Court asked Delhi Government not to register New Diesel Cars
• RBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of four NBFCs
• Shashank Manohar resigns as BCCI president
11 May 2016
• National Technology Day observed on May 11
• President approves name of Four Judges for Supreme Court
• NPPA fixes ceiling price of 54 drug formulations
• Rajya Sabha passes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016
• Committee on Estimates recommends PM-headed authority on Ganga Rejuvenation
• Praveen Rashtrapal, Congress member of Rajya Sabha, dies
• Two Harbour Defence Systems commissioned at Vizag to enhance Navy's surveillance capability
• Hockey India recommended Ritu Rani and VR Raghunath for Arjuna Award
• UP government approves bicycle highway between Taj and lion safari
• Uday Kotak, only Indian in Forbes Most Powerful People in the Financial World list
• Supreme Court struck down TRAI’s regulation on telecom companies over call drops
• Indian Navy decommissions fighter planes Sea Harriers
• Uttarakhand Floor Test: Harish Rawat wins the Test with 33 votes in favour
12 May 2016
• Union Cabinet approves National Intellectual Property Rights Policy
• Union Cabinet approved to sign inter-governmental agreement between India and Mauritius
• Union Cabinet approves for MoU between SEBI and FSRA Abu Dhabi
• President Pranab Mukherjee confers Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 Nurses
• Delhi no longer most polluted in the world; Iran’s Zabol most polluted: WHO
• Maharashtra declares drought in 29000 villages
• Shashank Manohar unanimously elected as Independent ICC Chairman
13 May 2016
• India, WHO signed agreement for Global promotion of Traditional Systems of Medicine
• Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardena appointed to ICC Cricket Committee
• Supreme Court upholds validity of Criminal Defamation Law
• Parkash Singh panel submits report on Jat quota Agitation
• Nirankari Spiritual leader Baba Hardev Singh dies in Canada road accident
• Haryana Backward Classes Act 2016 notified
14 May 2016
• UR Rao becomes first Indian to be given IAF Hall of Fame Award
• Justice Navin Sinha sworn in as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court
• Modi, Maithripala Sirisena released 'Simhastha Declaration' in Ujjain
15 May 2016
• Union Government urged CMs of drought effected states to prepare weekly action plans on drought
• Indian short film ‘Beti’ to be screened at Seattle International Film Festival
• India successfully test fires indigenous Advanced Air Defence interceptor missile, Ashwin
16 May 2016
• NTPC tied-up with Coal India Limited to foray into Fertilizer Sector
• IIT student Nandini Bhandaru wins Young Scientist Award of European Material Science Research Society
• Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei sworn in as acting Chief Justice of Tripura High Court
• Women Archers Deepika, Bombayla, Laxmirani named for 2016 Rio Olympics
• Justice Deepak Gupta sworn-in as Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court
• Union Government launches ePACE, INFRACON and up-Scaled INAM PRO for Road Transport Sector
• Deepak Shodhan, India’s oldest living Test cricketer died
17 May 2016
• Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourer Scheme – 2016 to be Made Central Sector Scheme
• IT department launches e-nivaran platform to fast track taxpayer grievances
• Odisha to launch Green Passage Scheme for orphan students
• Five Indian car models fail crash tests conducted by NCAP
• Union Government opened Tatkal Window to expedite examination of patent applications
• Draft National Policy for Women, 2016 unveiled
• SBI to merge 5 subsidiaries, Bharatiya Mahila Bank with itself
• NK Singh committee formed to review and give recommendations on FRBM roadmap
18 May 2016
• Indian Women's 4 x 100m Relay Team breaks national record at IAAF World Challenge
• Delhi Statehood Bill, 2016 draft released
• DMRC conducts trial run of India's first ever Driverless Metro train
• World’s largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant inaugurated in Amritsar
• Ola signs MoU with Union Government to benefit Safai Karamcharis
• Nokia, HMD signs 10-year licensing deal to market Nokia-branded phones and tablets
• Barco appoints Rajiv Bhalla as Managing Director for India
• Apple announces iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru
• India successfully test fires indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile
19 May 2016
• Assembly Election 2016: Jayalalitha, Mamta retain power; BJP in Assam and Kerala goes Left
• Election Commission declares By-Election 2016 results
• President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Intelligent Operations Centre and launches Mobile App Monitor
• India lauded for Medicines with the Red Line campaign on antibiotics
• JP Nadda launches Centre for Environmental Health to assess environmental impact on health
• Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016 Results: Jayalalithaa back to power for second consecutive time
• West Bengal Assembly Election 2016 Results: TMC garnered two-third majority
• Assam Assembly Election 2016 Results: BJP creates history by winning absolute majority with its allies
• Rakesh Kumar Mishra appointed Director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
20 May 2016
• Union Cabinet approved ordinance to keep States out of NEET for one year
• Ratan P Watal appointed as Principal Adviser for Social Sector in NITI Aayog
• Kayakalp Fortnight initiative launched at AIIMS New Delhi by JP Nadda
• Cyclonic storm ROANU to strike Andhra Pradesh coast: IMD
• Qora, indigenous faecal incontinence management device, launched
• SEBI tightens P-Notes norms to check money laundering
21 May 2016
• Mohun Bagan beats Aizawl FC 5-0 to lift 14th Federation Cup title
• Himachal Pradesh begins artificial propagation programme of Golden Mahseer fish for conservation
22 May 2016
• Himachal Pradesh launched PEHAL programme for Shimla district
• Kiran Bedi appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
• Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president
23 May 2016
• India's first reusable space shuttle, RLV-TD launched from Sriharikota
• AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for sixth term
• INS Tarmugli commissioned into Indian Navy
• S K Sharma appointed CMD of Nuclear Power Corporation of India
• NGT bans over 10-year-old light, heavy diesel vehicles in six Kerala cities
• Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 promulgated
24 May 2016
• Union Government announced 2nd batch of 13 Smart Cities
• Sarbananda Sonowal sworn-in as Assam Chief Minister
• India, World Bank signs US$ 100 Million agreement for Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization
• BJP forms NEDA to boost development agenda in North-East India
• Mizoram, JICA signed MoU on Capacity Enhancement on Sustainable Agriculture and Irrigation Development
• CAG report can’t be sole basis for any liability or prosecution: Karnataka HC
• Book titled A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve: Mother Teresa to be released
• Telangana Government, Eclat Health Solutions signed MoU to invest $15 million
25 May 2016
• Indus Valley Civilization is 8000 years old: IIT Kharagpur Research
• Union Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to Amendments in Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950
• Union Cabinet approved National Capital Goods Policy 2016
• Pinarayi Vijayan sworn-in as Chief Minister of Kerala
• Union Cabinet gives nod for incorporation of Six new IITs; Upgrades Indian School of Mines to IIT Veteran Communist leader KC Mathew died
• Draft Model Rules 2016 under Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 released
• Union HRD Minister launches Bharatavani Portal at Lucknow
• Union Road Transport Minister Gadkari launches safety feature-rich Nirbhaya buses
• Union Cabinet approves takeover of Hindustan Steel Works Construction Limited by NBCC
• India emerges as 5th largest producer of e-waste in world: ASSOCHAM-KPMG study
• Union Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to MoU between India and Maldives for cooperation in field of tourism
• World Bank approved $250 million loan to Support Electricity Distribution Sector Reforms in Rajasthan
26 May 2016
• Health Minister JP Nadda launched Rotavirus vaccine as part of Universal Immunization Programme
• Hockey India Second Annual Awards 2015 conferred
• NBCC to launch Ganga cleaning project in Bihar
27 May 2016
• Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography authored by Bharathi S Pradhan
• Mint can help fight cancer: CIMAP Researchers
• Gujarat government decided to set up first organic farming university of India
• Himachal Pradesh government released Sixth Economic Census report
• President’s Rule imposed in Uttarakhand
28 May 2016
• 63rd National Film Awards announced
• President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma awards 2016 on 56 awardees
• Haryana cabinet approved draft bill on reservation to Jats and four other castes
• Manohar Parrikar inaugurates second submarine assembly workshop in Mazgaon
• 42nd G7 Summit concluded in Japan
29 May 2016
• Trial run of High-Speed Spanish Talgo Train conducted in India
• President Pranab Mukherjee presented Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskar 2016
• Discus thrower Seema Punia qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympics
• SRH defeated RCB to win maiden Indian Premier League title
• Veteran TV and film actor Suresh Chatwal passes away
• The Unseen Indira Gandhi authored by Dr KP Mathur released
30 May 2016
• Alastair Cook becomes youngest cricketer to score 10000 Test runs
• Philippine parliament declared Rodrigo Digong Duterte to be president-elect
• Indian banker Raghavan Seetharaman awarded Green Economy Visionary Award
• NASA Scientists finds 39 unreported human-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions
31 May 2016
• World No Tobacco Day 2016 observed across the world
• India and World Bank sign agreement to improve efficiency and attractiveness of City Bus Services
• Asia’s largest technology trade show COMPUTEX started in Taipei
• India and Morocco launch Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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