World Current Affairs : May  2016

Our section of World 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
• Indian American Sikh woman, Harmeet Kaur Dhillon, elected to key Republican position
2 May 2016
• US jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 55 million dollar for causing cancer
• Mark Selby won World Snooker Championship
• US Navy tested world's largest unmanned surface vessel, Sea Hunter
• Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright claimed to be creator of Bitcoin
• Scientists developed world's smallest engine
• Leicester City crowned English Premier League champions for 1st time in 132-year history
• Astronomers discovered 3 Earth like planets using TRAPPIST telescope
3 May 2016
• Indian Parashar Kulkarni wins 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia Region
• Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for scientists detecting Gravitational Wave
• World Press Freedom Day observed across the world
4 May 2016
• Switzerland honours Yash Chopra with Bronze statue
• ECB decided to end production and issuance of 500 euro banknote
• Bangladesh approves Reliance Power proposal to set up 750 MW gas-based power project
5 May 2016
• Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines to conduct joint water patrols to curb kidnappings
• Alberta Wildfire: State of Emergency declared by Canada Government
• China bug Chan's Megastick declared world's longest insect
• Vultures Decline to impact Ecosystem and Human: Utah University
6 May 2016
• SpaceX successfully launches Japanese JCSAT-14 Satellite
• Pakistan won 2016 Asia Kabaddi Championship Cup
• PCB appoints Mickey Arthur as Pakistan's head coach
• Enda Kenny re-elected as Prime Minister of Ireland
• SpaceX successfully launches Japanese JCSAT-14 Satellite
• Urgent action needed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030: UN Report
• Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London
• UN launches Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Zika virus response
7 May 2016
• Romanian Simona Halep wins women singles of Madrid Open of tennis
• Flying Observatory SOFIA detects Atomic Oxygen in Martian Atmosphere
8 May 2016
• Novak Djokovic wins 2016 Mutua Madrid Open
• Famous American actor William Schallert died
9 May 2016
• Obama signs National Bison Legacy Act making Bison the First National Mammal
• Singaporean, Hong Kong terms added to Oxford Dictionary
• Indian-American Revathi Balakrishnan named as 2016 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year
• Social fridges scheme of Europe adopted by Argentina as poverty rises
• Malaria Vaccine PfSPZ study results show protection for more than 1 year: Researchers
• Michel Platini resigns as UEFA President after ban appeal fails
• Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte wins the Philippines Presidential Election
10 May 2016
• Chaos and Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East by Patrick Cockburn
• Stephen Curry named NBA’s Most Valuable Player for second straight year
• Jewish roots of India’s Bene Israel community confirmed: Study
• India and Mauritius signed Protocol to Amend Taxation Methods
• World Migratory Bird Day observed with theme Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds
11 May 2016
• US launched Phase 2 of EPAA missile defence system in Romania
• Italian Parliament approves same-sex civil unions
• Kenya to close Dadaab, world's biggest refugee camp
• World's oldest ground-edge stone axe found in Australia
• Renowned commentator Tony Cozier died
• ICC lifts suspension on Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kusal Perera
• Charlotte Edwards, England women’s cricket captain, retires from international cricket
12 May 2016
• Indian-American, Manjit Singh, appointed as member of President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based
• The Drowned Detective by Neil Jordan
• India, China, four others sign agreement enabling automatic sharing of country-by-country reporting
13 May 2016
• 2016 Red Flag Aerial combat exercises conclude in Alaska
• Fatma Samoura named first female secretary general of FIFA
14 May 2016
• FIFA appoints Justice Mukul Mudgal as Deputy Chairman of its Governance Committee
15 May 2016
• Indian-American Syamantak Payra wins Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award
• Andre Brahic, discoverer of Neptune's rings, dies
• FC Barcelona wins La Liga Champions Parade 2016
• World’s first robot lawyer ROSS hired by US law firm BakerHostetler
• Australian researchers built world’s first scanning helium microscope
• China launches Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite
• 2016 International Day of Families observed with theme Families, healthy lives and sustainable future
• Dutchman Max Verstappen became youngest winner of F1 at Spanish Grand Prix
• Indian women win silver medal at 18th Asian Team squash Championships 2016
• Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win first Italian Open title
• Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis clinch 2016 Italian Open title
16 May 2016
• Brown Bears sighted for the first time in Kargil after 1999 War
• HDFC Bank launches SmartUp for start-ups
• British Royals launched Heads Together campaign to tackle stigma of mental health
• 5 Indians posthumously awarded with Dag Hammarskjold Medal of UN
• South Korean author Han Kang wins 2016 Man Booker International Prize for 'The Vegetarian'
• UNICEF, EU launch #EmergencyLessons campaign on Education in Crisis Zones
• India, US held first Maritime Security Dialogue
17 May 2016
• India and Slovenia sign Protocol amending India-Slovenia Double Taxation Avoidance Convention
• World Hypertension Day observed across the world
• Living Library, a project that helps displaced people and communities to live together
• 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed with theme ICT Entrepreneurship for Social Impact
• Mukesh Ambani awarded with Othmer Gold Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership
18 May 2016
• HIFiRE hypersonic superjet technology successfully tested in Australia
• India, China home to one-third of mentally ill people: Lancet study
• UN Secretary-General appoints Patricia Espinosa Cantellano Executive Secretary of UNFCCC
• Emergency Zika Funding worth $1.1 billion approved by US Senate
• UN-Habitat releases World Cities Report 2016, Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures
19 May 2016
• Sevilla beat Liverpool 3-1 to win third straight Europa League title
• 27th India-Indonesia CORPAT concludes in Belawan
• World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring Health for the SDGs released
• Indian-American Rakesh K Jain received US National Medal of Science 2015 from Barack Obama
• New fund Education Cannot Wait to be launched at UN World Humanitarian Summit
• My Favourite Nature Stories authored by Ruskin Bond released
20 May 2016
• US House of Representatives gave nod to bolster defence ties with India on par with NATO
• Binali Yildirim set to become Prime Minister of Turkey
• Tsai Ing-wen sworn-in as first women President of Taiwan
• UN appoints Mary Robinson and Macharia Kamau Special Envoys on El Nino and Climate
21 May 2016
• 40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UNEP
• World Bank Group launched Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility
• China wins Uber Cup Badminton tournament for 14th time
• Oldest Olympic champion Sandor Tarics dies
22 May 2016
• Denmark wins first Thomas Cup badminton tournament
• India, Oman signed 4 MoUs/Agreements on defence cooperation
• International Day for Biological Diversity 2016 observed across the world
23 May 2016
• International Day to End Obstetric Fistula observed
• India and Iran sign 12 Bilateral Agreements in various areas including Chabahar Port Development
• Scientists discover a new property of Light based on Angular Momentum
• FIFA's acting Secretary General Markus Kattner dismissed over bonus payments
• India, Iran and Afghanistan signed agreement on Trilateral Transit and Transport Corridor
• UK grants asylum to Maldives' ex-president Mohamed Nasheed
• China signed agreements with Sudan to build 600-megawatt atomic reactor
24 May 2016
• United Nations World Humanitarian Summit concluded in Istanbul
• UNODC launches inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report
• Pink Panther star Burt Kwouk passes away
• New charter for Persons with Disabilities endorsed at UN Humanitarian Summit
• US engineer Frances Arnold becomes first woman to win Millennium Technology Prize
• UNEP releases report titled Actions on Air Quality
• Fortune released 2016 World's Greatest Leaders list
• International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations observed
• UNSC extended mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Somalia until March 2017
• Indian-origin professor Surya Deva appointed UN Adviser on Human Rights and Businesses
25 May 2016
• India, Japan MoU on sustainable, stable and low-carbon thermal power development approved
• Pakistan, Iran signed 6 MoUs to strengthen bilateral relations
• UNEP released Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016
• India’s first ever Passenger Satisfaction Survey conducted at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
26 May 2016
• Syrian Army recaptured historic city of Palmyra from Islamic State
27 May 2016
• World Theatre Day 2016 observed globally
• World Bank approved $100 million loan to Jordan for creating jobs for Jordanians, Syrian refugees
• Sonia Lather won silver in Women’s World Boxing Championships
28 May 2016
• Indian author Aditi Krishnakumar wins 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award
• NASA successfully deploys Bigelow Expandable Activity Module
• China to launch first hack proof Quantum Communication Satellite
29 May 2016
• Indian-American scientist Arnab De wins Springer Theses Award
• International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2016 observed with theme Honouring Our Heroes
• Real Madrid wins 2016 European Champions League
• Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian to play in Tippeligaen
• Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 Monaco F1 Grand Prix
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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