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that every year 2,70,000 pedestrains are died in road accidents. In case of pedestrains protection is ignored by goverments.So,every week 5 thousands of pedestrains are died. Maryland became the First southern US state to Abolish Death Penalty Maryland, the U.S. state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, on 2 May 2013 became the first southern US state to abolish the death penalty.The measure on it was signed by Democratic Governor Martin O‘Malley on 2 May 2013.The person who was attended was former Maryland death row inmate Kirk Bloodsworth.He will be the first person in the country freed from death penalty because of DNA evidence after being convicted in a death penalty case.On the global level, Maryland is the 18th state to abolish the death penalty. UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Released Somalia Famine Conditions Report On 3 May According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) study report, nearly 260,000 people died during the famine that hit Somalia from 2010 to 2012.Half of them were children under the age of five.The number of deaths was higher than the estimated 220,000 people who died during the 1992 famine.An estimated 4.6% of the total population and 10% of children under five died in southern and central Somalia.In Lower Shabelle, 18% of children under five died and in Mogadishu 17%.Somalia was worst hit by the extreme drought in 2011 that affected more than 13 million people across the Horn of Africa.Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in search of food. Japan – UAE signed Nuclear Agreement On 3 May Japan and the United Arab Emirates signed on the transfer of nuclear cooperation agreement .It was the first bilateral nuclear agreement signed by Japan since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis triggered by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.The agreements was signed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Amazonian Countries Signed Strengthen Regional Cooperation Agreement On 4 May The representatives of the member countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) agreed to widen and strengthen regional cooperation to promote the integral development of those territories.Foreign ministers and representatives of Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam and Ecuador signed the Coca Declaration, by which they agreed to support initiatives as that presented by Ecuador and the establishment of the Regional Observatory for the Amazon.The countries that signed the document also intend to facilitate the coordination between OTCA, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), the Andean Community (CAN), the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Malaysia‟s Barisan Nasional wins parliamentary election The National Front coalition or Barisan Nasional (BN) led by Prime Minister Najib Razak triumphed in Malaysia‘s general parliamentary election on 05 May 2013. The BN won 133 seats in the 222 -seat parliament, taking 60% of the votes, while the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) party secured 89 s eats.80% of Malaysia‘s 13.3 million voters cast their ballots in what is being called the closest race ever in Malaysia. Russia and U.S. Agreed on Syria Peace Process On 7 May Russia and the United States agreed to work together to bring the warring sides in Syria to the negotiating table raising hopes for an end to carnage in the war-torn country and a thaw in frosty relations
Nawaz Sharif Re-elected for Third term as Pakistan PM On 14 May Two time former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif re-elected as Pakistan Prime Minister for the third time after won the general elections with a thumping majority. followed by the Pakistan Peoples Party with 31 seats. Afghanistan Parliament Approved new Election Law On 22 May The Lower House of the Afghan Parliament approved two new Election laws .According to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez it aims at democratizing the judiciary.The Sharif. belongs to Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (N) party. Argentine Passed Judicial Reform Bill On 8 May Argentina‘s Senate passed a Judicial Reform Law. The new constitution was approved overwhelmingly in a referendum in March 2013. Argentina Signed Agreement To Build Nuclear Reactors On 8 May Brazil and Argentina have agreed to extend their nuclear cooperation by jointly commission will jointly build two research reactors.The youth unemployment rate in South Asia decreased in 2011 by 0. The first runner up is Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with 37 seats and the last is Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) with 31 seats.2 per cent. when more than two million more youths would likely be out of work Brazil. Secretary of State John Kerry met Russian President Vladimir Putin and bid to narrow the differences between Moscow and Washington on the conflict.S. Sharif is the President of Pakistan Muslim League-N.The situation is particularly grim in the European Union.between Moscow and Washington. It makes France the ninth in Europe and 14th in the world to do so.73.The constitution cut short the powers of the president. more than 73 million young people are unemployed around the world . 73 Million Youth Will Be Unemployed By 2013 On 8 May According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) ‗Global Unemployment Trends 2007 -13 ‗ report . that will take effect in the elections next spring.The Election Commission of Pakistan announced results of 272 National Assembly seats.5 million since 2007. one of Pakistan‘s largest political parties. but increased to 9. b y 38 votes in favor to 30.6% was expected to keep swelling to 12.The current jobless rate for the young of 12.U. The law contains 79 articles and 16 chapters. Zimbabwe‟s President Signed New Constitution Into Law On 22 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe signed Zimbabwe‘s new constitution into law. limits presidential tenures to two five-year terms and does away with the post of prime minister.4 million people aged between 15 and 24 would be out of work at the end of the year an increase of 3. signed by the Brazilian National Commission for Nuclear Energy (CNEN) and the National Commission of Atomic Energy (CNEA). West Asia and North Africa. Pakistan Muslim League-N attained an overpowering lead with 130 seats.3 per cent in 2012.4 percentage points to reach 9. France‘s President Francois Hollande on 17 May 2013 signed into law a controversial bill to legalise gay marriage. EU Lifted Arms Embargo on Syrian Rebels . with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz heading the count with 126 seats. is centred on the construction of two reactors.Nawaz Sharif previously having been Pakistan‘s 12th and 14th Prime Minister for two non-consecutive terms from November 1990 to July 1993 and from February 1997 to October 1999.The agreement. France became the 14th Country in the World to legalise Gay Marriage In France now onwards allow same-sex couples to marry.8% by 2018.
Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran and by Salman Khurshid.800. and Democratic Republic of Congo (48.India is followed on this grim list by Nigeria (89. Ali Akbar Salehi. which ranks the world‘s most developed economies on jobs. India and Japan hold trilateral cooperation talks On May 2 .Both countries agreed to study the prospects of joint investment in both countries. Finland has topped the list of countries where mothers enjoy the best conditions in the world. the United States and Japan held their fourth trilateral dialogue at the State Department in Washington.B.600. as there is a fear that the entire sanctions regime could fall over a failure to agree on the arms issue. or 5 percent).The top ten countries attained very high scores for mothers‘ and children‘s health. educational.India tops the list of babies that die on the day they are born. while India ranks a low 142nd. economic and political status.The two sides discussed bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest.400.The US places 30th this year while Pakistan was 139th on the list.So. the highest for any country..India. Finland was ranked the best country for being mothers followed by Sweden. and cooperation in multilateral fora.The two sides also signed on MOU between the Government of India and the Government of Iran on cooperation in the field of water resources management. exchanging views on a wide range of regional and global issues of mutual interest.India has the dubious distinction of recording the most first-day deaths of children. showing the conditions of mothers in 176 countries . INDIA & WORLD US. Canada. paving the way for individual EU member states to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels.After long and continuous hour of talk EU governments failed to agree on extending the arms embargo.The Session was cochaired by Dr.The group agreed to meet again in autumn in Tokyo to continue their deliberations. or 6 percent).These discussions focused on the prospect of greater Indo-Pacific commercial connectivity and regional and maritime security. Finland Top Ranked in World To Be a Mother On 8 May According to the annual report called ‗State of World‘s Mothers 2013′ was issued by an international NGO ―Save the Children‖ . Pakistan (59. China ranked at the 68th place. below China and Pakistan. Iceland while Democratic Republic of Congo was considered to be the toughest place.09. Norway .Australia got the first place in Better Life Index. which effectively ends the EU‘s ban on supplying arms to the rebels.Some other restrictive measures against Syria .Sweden. or 9 percent).United States. Norway.Among the reviewed countries.700 deaths. . It accounts for 29% of all the first-day deaths globally.Every year. China (50. Denmark. India Tops „Born to Die same Day‟ List On 7 May According to the humanitarian organization Save the Children charity in an annual report entitled ―State of the World‘s Mothers .The Indian delegation was headed by External Affairs Ministry joint secretaries D. Australia the world‟s happiest nation: OECD The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released its Better Life Index. External Affairs Minister of India. 2013.In Australia 84 percent of the people accepted that their life is happy. The Netherland Iceland and United Kingdom were also in the top ten. Switzerland. or 5 percent). 17th India-Iran Joint Commission Meeting The 17th Session of the India-Iran Joint Commission was held in Tehran on May 4. travel bans and asset freezes is also supposed to be extended for a year. 3.On 27 May European foreign ministers have lifted an arms embargo on Syria. Venkatesh Varma and Vikram Doraiswami.The report was featured by a ranking list of Mothers‘ index. income environment and health. Australia got first place for the third consecutive year.000 children die on the day they are born in India. which include financing restrictions.
Indonesia and Thailand also showing high death incidence.Pakistan voted in favour of the resolution.Russia was fiercely opposed to the resolution.Google India Private Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government to train engineering students of Jawahar Knowledge Centres (JKC) in latest technologies like mobile and cloud computing. but its final status remained unresolved pending resolution of a dispute with Canada over trade in seal products. Japan.171.The MoU was signed between the IT minister and Nelson Mattos.000 women dying every year. Russia. Norway. Netherlands UN General Assembly Approved Syria Resolution On 15 May The U. Pakistan. Bangladesh. technology.000 women every year .4 per cent of all women dying of cervical cancer globally. and economic relations and sees Israel benefiting from Karnataka‘s human resources and the Indian state benefitting from Israel‘s innovations. Minister for Urban Development & Parliamentary Affairs. India now tops the world in cervical cancer deaths . Google signs MoU to train engineering students in Andhra Pradesh On May 14.This membership will give India chances of navigation and oil and gas exploration. India Tops Cervical Cancer Deaths On 10 May According to the Cervical Cancer Global Crisis Card report released by the Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition. A majority of 107 states voted to adopt the resolution. Britain launched super priority same-day visa service for urgent travellers from India.The European Union also applied as an observer. services and training material free of cost. South Korea and Singapore at a meeting in Kiruna.Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) report in 2009 the number of cervical cancer cases were 101938 which has increased to 107690 in 2012. . Google will also train the trainers/mentors of AP Society for Knowledge Networks (APSFKNW) and provide required software. The agreement aims to further bilateral business. General Assembly approved an Arab-backed resolution calling for a political transition in Syria and condemning President Bashar al-Assad Government for its increasing use of heavy weapons.N. India Granted Observer Status in Arctic Council On 15 May India granted observer status in the Arctic Council was successful along with that of five other countries. and Ms Melanie Schultz van Haegen.India represents 26. Britain launched this kind of service first time for India only . and Mobility Management . with China. respectively. Sweden and the United States. Sweden.757 and 115. Denmark. China. The super priority visa service was announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to India in February 2013.The council is made up of the eight Arctic nations are Canada.The agreement was signed by Kamal Nath.The resolution was drafted by Arab states who have supported the rebels. Iceland.Karnataka. Israel Signed Bilateral Agreement On 8 May Israel and the Indian state of Karnataka have signed an R&D cooperation agreement. Britain launched Super Priority Visa Service for Travellers from India On 12 May 2013. Google Hyderabad. with nearly 73.It is being estimated that the number of cervical cancer cases and deaths are estimated to increase by 2025 to 203. termed it as unbalanced and inadequate to address adequately atrocities allegedly committed by rebel groups. India and Netherlands Signed MoU on Urban Planning On 14 May India and Netherlands signed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Technical Cooperation in the field of Spatial Planning. Finland.The cervical cancer kills an estimated 275. Water Management. Minister for Infrastructure and Environment. This is the firstever such agreement between Israel and an Indian state. There were 12 votes against and 59 abstentions. vice president (Europe & Emerging Markets). Italy.India abstained from voting on the non-binding resolution on Syria.
Visitors from 11 countries will be eligible to get a VoA from May 31 at RGIA. culture and water resources. (vi) MoU between the external affairs ministry and China‘s State Administration of Press.807). Publication.The Centre had introduced an Indian tourist VoA scheme on January 1. Indians Largest Foreign Born Group in London On 20 May According to the Oxford University‘s Migration Observatory latest study report . which represents 8. Subsequently. include those born in Ireland (129. a .Migration Observatory. 262. The agreements were finalised after delegation-level talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese counterpart Le Keqiang. 2010 at certain airports which was initiated for citizens of five countries. Film and Television (SAPPRFT) on cooperation in mutual translation and publication of works. The list of eight agreements/memoranda of undrstanding (MoUs):(i) Protocol between India‘s external affairs ministry and China‘s foreign affairs ministry on Indian Offici al Pilgrimage (the Kailash Mansoarovar Yatra) to the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Jeremy Richard Hunt.457) and Bangladesh (109. with more than 100. Radio. UK Signed Agreement on Health Sector On 19 May India and Britain have signed an agreement for cooperation in the health sector with specific focus on strengthening primary health care and technological development.Other important foreign-born groups in London. (ii) Work Programmes of the Three Working Groups under Joint Economic Group (JEG) between India‘s commerce and industry ministry and China‘s commerce ministry.247 persons born in India were living in London in 2011. (vii) MoU between the water resources ministries of both countries for provision of hydrological information by China to india on the Yaluzangbu/Brahmaputra River during the flood season. Visa on Arrival facility to passengers travelling through RGIA The central government has extended Visa-On-Arrival facility to international passengers travelling through Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad managed by the GMR Group. India – China Signed 8 Agreements On 20 May India and Chine signed eight important agreements covering a wide range of issues like trade. (viii) MoU between the foreign ministries of both countries to promote cooperation and linkages between the cities and states/provinces of the two countries. (v) MoU between India‘s water resources ministry and NDRC on cooperation in water -efficient irrigation. both classic and contemporary. UK. (iii) MoU on Buffalo meat.India. Ghulam Nabi Azad and Secretary of State for Health. Nigeria (114.The agreement was signed by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare India.8 per cent of all foreign-born residents in London.718). (iv) MoU between India‘s urban development ministry and China‘s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on cooperation in sewage treatment. Indians have become the largest foreign-born group in London.000 residents. fishery products and Agreement on feed and feed ingredients between Indis‘s Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority and The Marine Products Export Development Authority and Export Inspection Council and China ‘s General Administration of Quality Supervision. Pakistan (112. Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).8 per cent of all residents that had been born in India resident in England and Wales in 2011.This accounts for 37.948). followed by residents born in Poland and Ireland.
UNESCO recognizes them under the programme to promote sustainable development based on local community efforts and sound science.The MoU was signed by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and Thai Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul. they directed their officials to accelerate the negotiations of an Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy towards an early conclusion India and Thailand sign extradition treaty On 30 May 2013. Vietnam. Myanmar and Indonesia. New Zealand.The bill. investigation of persons suspected of money laundering and criminal activity related to money laundering and terrorism financing.financial intelligence mapping . Cambodia. US and India Pledge To Collaborate on Combating Terrorism On 22 May The US has pledged to collaborate with India on developing global approach to combat increasing terror threats and asked international community to take effective steps to eliminate sanctuaries and infrastructure that support terrorism. including those involved in terrorism. will need 60 votes to pass the 100-seat Senate.The treaty was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra. while recognising that nuclear safety is a priority for both governments.The legislation was passed by a vote of 13 to 5 with three Republicans joining 10 Democrats to approve it. which requires major advances in border security and expansion of a comprehensive e-verify system for employers before any undocumented worker is allowed to pursue citizenship.in a major boost to bilateral security cooperation.S.After talks between Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.year later.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Japanese counterpart. Shinzo Abe decided to speed up talks on a civil nuclear deal to allow Japan to export nuclear reactors to India and to bolster maritime security cooperation at a time when China‘s postures in the seas of the regional have caused concerns.The two countries totally signed on seven pacts. Japan. transnational crimes and economic offences among others. India. Laos. a joint communique said the two countries also agreed to enhance bilateral co-operation to combat terror financing and currency counterfeiting. India and Thailand signed the much awaited extradition treaty after 20 years of negotiations.Member countries establish such reserves. UNESCO Declares Nicobar Islands as World Biosphere Reserve On 31 May The United Nations Educational. the facility was extended to a total of 11 countries viz Finland. education.Great Nicobar now 9th Indian reserve in Unesco world network.The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO‘s Man and the Biosphere Programme added the Nicobar Islan ds to the list of eleven other sites which are designated as world biosphere reserves. Singapore. Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has declared and designated the Nicobar Islands in India as a world biosphere reserve . NATIONAL National Urban Health Mission Approved By Cabinet .A joint statement issued at the end of exhaustive talks between Singh and Abe said the two Prime Ministers reaffirmed the importance of civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries. Luxembourg. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a massive immigration reform bill that grants 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country an earned path to citizenship.In this context. They are extradition. US Senate Committee Approves Immigration Reform Bill On 22 May The U. Japan to speed up talks on civil nuclear deal On 29 May 2013. Philippines. geospatial technology applications .The treaty provides the legal framework for seeking extradition of fugitive offenders.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant got Approval for Operations by the Supreme Court of India On 06 May. data from telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed.73 million followed by Andhra Pradesh and Bihar at 64. the central government has set up the 39 special courts to take up terror-related cases.57 lakh hectares of forest land is under encroachment in various parts of the country.Madhya Pradesh tops the list with 4. had a total of 861. established by Life Mission Trust of Gujarat. its management and deployment.The mission will be implemented in 779 cities and towns each with the population of more than 50. Govt Sets Up 39 Special NIA Courts Across The Country On 7 May Minister of State for Home R P N Singh announced in the Parliament that under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act. according to the TRAI data.57 lakh ha) and Maharashtra (1. A bench of Justice K. Cabinet Approved Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission On 16 May The Union Cabinet approved the establishment of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission with the objective of conserving and restoring the heritage sites associated with ‗Father of the Nation‘. the Supreme Court of India directed that the Kudankulam nuclear plant situated in Tamil Nadu could start its operations now. Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. accounts for the largest number of mobile subscribers in the country followed by Tamil Nadu. maternal mortality and for universal access to reproductive health care.66 million mobile connections as on February 2013.On 1 May The Union Cabinet approved the launch of the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) to reduce rates of infant mortality.57 lakh Hectares of Forest Land Encroached On 1 May According to the latest figures compiled by the Ministry of Environment and Forests reveal that unchecked encroachment on forest land is on the rise. STATES Congress Won in Karnataka Assembly Elections . Maharashtra.12 million and 60. Tamil Nadu The country‘s most populous state.India. respectively.Maharashtra is at the third position.81 million subscribers.000 has expected to cover about 7. Followed by Assam (3.60 million mobile phone connections. is claimed to be the first ever such private sector self-financed institution in the country.Uttar Pradesh has a total of 121. Mobile subscribers largest in Uttar Pradesh. India‟s First Yoga University in Gujarat On 23 May Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country‘s first yoga university in Ahmedabad.Lakulish Yoga University. Andhra Pradesh (2.87 lakh hectares under encroachment.The cost of the National Urban Health Mission for 5 years is 22507 crore rupees and the Central government will share 16955 crore rupees.83 lakh ha). Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra issued the directions to the government on safety as well as security of the plant.Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission will be assigned with the identification. which together account for almost half of the total wireless connections. over 19. Uttar Pradesh.73 million.S. with a subscriber base of 67.According to the figures. which is the world‘s second largest mobile phone market in terms of subscribers.30 lakh ha). Tamil Nadu has 71. collation and assessment of the information on Gandhi Heritage material.The Cabinet also gave its nod to a bill which provides for confiscating property illegally acquired by corrupt public servants. while. 19.75 crore people. along with its operations.
through a Public-Private-Partnership mode. Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi Awarded with „ Judy Wilkenfeld „ On 2 May An Indian doctor of Mumbai‘s Tata Memorial Hospital has been awarded with the prestigious Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence for his innovative efforts in reducing tobacco consumption in India. Nellore district. possession. The ruling BJP and the JD-S won 40 seats each. As per the proposal. The tropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh are an abode to five hornbill species.‘ after the Centre announced the Food Safety and Standards Act. held in Delhi.Tamilnadu Government had constituted a separate department ‗Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Medical Administration.He received the award by the ‗Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids‘ on at a function in Washington. Chidambaram and ADB member board of directors and related financial institutions were attended the meeting. daughter of Queen Elizabeth. Indian Police Unit in Congo Gets UN medal On 17 May An Indian police unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo has received the United Nations Peacekeeping Medal. distribution and sale of tobacco products such as pan masala and gutka in the state. CONFERENCES ADB‟s 46th Annual Meeting Held in New Delhi 46th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors. AWARDS & HONOURS Indian Wildlife Biologist Aparajita Datta Honoured with the Whitley Award 2013 On 2 May An Indian wildlife biologist Dr. Yeddyurappa bagged a mere six seats.On 8 May Congress has won 121 seats of the 223 seats on which polls were contested in Karnataka Assembly Elections . also known as Green Oscar. from 2 to 5 May 2013. the elections were held on 5 May 2013.The ports will come up in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh each. The election took place for 223 seats. one port will be developed at Dugarajapatnam. India.Aparajita Datta is the head of the program for conservation of the hornbills in dense tropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh. Finance Minister P. Tamil Nadu Bans Gutka Products On 8 May The Tamil Nadu government banned the production.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh . in Andhra Pradesh and second port will come up at Sagar Island in West Bengal. at the Royal Geographical Society in London for her efforts in order to save the endangered hornbills in Eastern Himalayas. Aparajita Datta. in London . Aparajita Datta was honoured with the Whitley award. Cabinet Approved 2 Major Ports in West Bengal. at Nature Conservation Foundation.The 135 Indian Formed Police Unit-2 (FPU) was honoured with the medal as an appreciation for their service in Goma/North Kivu.The Karnataka Janata Party led by former Chief Minister B.Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it is going to provide about 6 billion dollars loan to India over the next three years which was decided at the concluding day of the 46th annual meeting of the funding agency. . the Indian wildlife biologist was conferred with the award by Princess Anne.The assembly has 224 elected and one nominated members. Andhra Pradesh On 9 May the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal of the Ministry of Shipping for setting up of two major ports.S.
The President of America. the prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language. Biological clock scientists share Shaw Prize On 28 May . where the project holds significance. the Gershwin Prize that is given as a lifetime achievement in popular music.Biological rhythms govern behaviour in plants. . has been selected for the prestigious Global Leadership Award this year.The Man Booker International Prize recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.In the final. animals and humans. She is al so an accomplished translator. a non-profit organization and is dedicated to the creation of spacefaring civilization. who was shot at last year by the Taliban for advocating education of girls.Malala will receive the award for her role as a global activist in advocating for educating and empowering girls worldwide.Malala Yousufzai Selected For Prestigious Global Leadership Award On 20 May Teenager Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai.000 from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. SPORTS & GAMES PV Sindhu won Malaysian Badminton Grand Prix Title On 4 May.This was the fifth Man Booker International Prize.This is the first Grand Prix title in her Career. Carole King Became the First Woman to Receive Gershwin Prize US singer-songwriter Carole King became the first woman to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Barack Obama conferred upon her. American Writer Lydia Davis won ” 2013 Man Booker International Prize “ On 22 May American writer Lydia Davis won 2013 Man Booker International Prize for her innovative and influential writing. Michael Rosbash and Michael Young received the award ―for their discovery of molecular mechanisms underlying circadian rhythms‖. It was instituted by NSS.US scientists Jeffrey Hall.The super-fast charging device has been dubbed a supercapacitor by 18-year-old Esha Khare. The California teen has attracted the attention of tech giants Google for her potentially revolutionary invention which charges a phone in 20 seconds flat.three scientists whose groundbreaking studies using fruit flies helped to uncover the workings of the human biological clock were named the winners of the $1 million Shaw Prize . to sleep patterns and the effect of jet lag.Lydia Davis is a professor of creative writing at the University of Albany. from flowers opening during the day and closing at night. top seed Sindhu defeated lower seed.Worth 60000 ponds. Indian-American Girl Won America‟s Top Young Scientist Award On 20 May An Indian-American girl has invented a super-capacitor device that could potentially charge a cellphone in less than 20 seconds. Gu Juan of Singapore.India‘s shuttler PV Sindhu won Malaysian Badminton Grand Prix title after winning Malaysia Open women‘s final match. of Saratoga – as she took home $50. Her works include ‗The End of the Story‘ and ‗Varieties of Disturbance‘. APJ Abdul Kalam Received “Wernher Von Braun” Memorial Award On 24 May United States based National Space Society‘s (NSS) has conferred ―Wrenher von Braun‖ Memorial Award upon former president APJ Abdul Kalam in San Diego .The award was conferred upon Kalam at International Space Development Conference.She was targeted for her outspoken views and advocacy on behalf of girls‘ education.The honour is given to recognize excellence in management and leadership in a space-related project.
who finished second. Aamir Atlas Khan won the Asian Squash individual championship for the first time in 14 years after he defeated Kuwait`s Abdullah Al Mezayan in straight sets in Islamabad. 12 clear of Cristiano Ronaldo.Pakistan had last won the Asian individual title in 1998.In the final She defeated Russian Maria Sharapova and got the title . Men‘s Doubles : Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won their fifth Mutua Madrid Open doubles title . Ronnie O‟Sullivan Won World Snooker Championship On 7 May Ronnie O‘Sullivan claimed his fifth World Snooker Championship crown after defeated Barry Hawkins at the Crucible in Sheffield. Barcelona Won Spanish League Title On 12 May Barcelona won the Spanish league title (football) for the 22nd time after closest rivals Real Madrid could only manage a 1-1 draw with Espanyol. Felipe Massa secured third position. It was their 87th career trophy and fifth crown of the 2013 ATP World Tour season.Mo Zhang (Canada) won the Women‘s Singles title after defeated Yu Mengyu (Singapore) in the final.Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi finished the Spanish League as the top-scorer. Rome Masters Tennis Tournament 2013 Winners .On 12 May Serena Williams of the United States bagged her 50th career Singles title.the first coming in 2006 and his seventh career podium on the Circuit de Catalunya. Alonso Won Spanish Grand Prix Title On 12 May Fernando Alonso of Spain won the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona . 2004.He has already 46 goals. Men‘s Singles :. 2008 and 2012 to move within one of Steve Davis and Ray Reardon and two behind Stephen Hendry in the all-time list.It was Alonso‘s second win in Barcelona . The last team other than Barcelona or Madrid to win the title was Valencia in 2004. Madrid Open Tennis Tournament 2013 Winners Women‘s Singles :.Zhan Jian (Singapore) won the title after defeated Li Hu from Singapore in the final at New Delhi Women‘s Singles :. but since then has only been able to win the Asian team title in the last Asiad. Women‘s Doubles:-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova .Aamir Won Asian Squash Championship Title On 5 May Pakistan`s top seeded player. India Bagged 2 Silver and 7 Bronze Medals in Commonwealth Championship India on 10 May 2013 finished their candidature in the tournament with a record haul of 2 Silver and 7 Bronze in the 19th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships that concluded in New Delhi.The title is Barca‘s fourth in five seasons and the 22nd of their history.Lucie Safarova won the Women‘s Doubles title.O‘Sullivan is now a five -time Crucible champion after his wins in 2001. Men‘s Singles :-Rafael Nadal from Spain won the Men‘s Singles title after defeated Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the final.Kimi Raikkonen second.
On 19 May Serena Williams (USA) won her fourth consecutive title of the year after defeated Victoria Azarenka from Belarus in the Rome Masters final.5 percent to 7. after defeated South Korea.In men‘s doubles Chinese Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan defeated South Korean players Ko Sung Hyun and Lee Yong Dae. from New Zealand Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team badminton championship which takes place every two years. ECONOMY RBI Cuts Repo Rate By 25 Basis Points On 3 May The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points. The RBI took this step to boost flagging economic growth.Huser Ayla. Men‘s Singles :.The reverse repo rate under the LAF also stands adjusted to 6. Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide about 6 billion dollars loan to India . 1 Xu Chen and Ma Jin defeated t heir South Korean opponents Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na in straight games in the mixed doubles. before this Serena won the Rome title 11 years ago in 2002. after defeated Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final at Eden Gardens. China‘s Chen Long defeated South Korean Lee Dong Keun .Rosberg‘s team -mate Lewis Hamilton dropped from second to fourth after losing out through the safety car.This is the second Rome Open title won by Serena. of Switzerland won the Women‘s Singles after defeated Rankin Anna.In men‘s singles.Force India‘s Adrian Sutil took fifth from McLaren‘s Jenson Button.25 per cent with immediate effect as part of its annual monetary policy statement 2013-14.Rafael Nadal from spain claimed his seventh Rome Masters title after defeated Roger Federar (Switzerland ) in the final Mumbai Indians Won 2013 IPL Title On 26 May Mumbai Indians won the Indian Premier League title for the first time .The cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks has however been retained at 4 per cent of their net demand and time liabilities. China Won Sudirman Cup In Badminton On 26 May China won their fifth consecutive Sudirman Cup and ninth overall. from 7.25 per cent. * Man-of-the-Match – Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians) * Most Valuable Player – Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals) * Orange Cap ( (Highest Run Getters) – Michael Hussey (Chennai) : 733 Runs * Purple Cap (Highest Wicket Takers) – Dwayne Bravo (Chennai) : 32 Wickets * Best Youngest Player – Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals) * Fair Play Award – Chennai Super Kings * Best catch of the season – Gurkeerat Mann Singh (Kings Eleven Punjab) Rosberg Won Monaco Grand Prix Title On 26 May The Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix title.At the Putra Stadium China‘s World No.Women‘s Singles :.
Keeping into view Kiran Mazumdar‘s work on improving cancer care and her pledge to give away 75 per cent of wealth she was listed as one of the major Philanthropist. Government Raises OBC Creamy Layer Income Limit to Rs 6 Lakh On 16 May The Union Cabinet gave its approval for increase in the present income criterion of Rs.Delhi has been ranked as the most creative state in India with the greatest potential for success in today‘s creative economy. Creamy layer is the income limit beyond which OBCs are not eligible for quotas Gujarat Tops in Port Development Projects On 24 May According to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assoch am) ―‖Ports Development in India ―‖ report .772 crore.000 crore are under construction. energy.1 billion.7 billion people. trade and finance. It has wrapped up 12 projects valued at Rs 12.Gujarat gets first place . Kerala.3 per cent respectively in the completed projects. Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.453 crore. Delhi Tops in the Creative Index Report 2013 On 6 May According to the Creative Index Report 2013 report .Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 5 May 2013 announced that it is going to provide about 6 billion dollars loan to India over the next three years which was decided at the concluding day of the 46th annual meeting of the funding agency. Hong Kong and Indonesia. 4.7 subscriptions for every person. while Maharashtra finished five projects worth Rs 3. This would enable more people to take an advantage of reservation benefits that are extended to OBCs. The Commonwealth of Independent States.Mobile phone subscriptions will pass a whopping seven billion early in 2014.5 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country. almost 40 per cent of the world‘s population.14. Mobile Phones To Out Number Human Population By 2014 On 12 May According to the International Telecoms Union‘s (ITU) report . Mizoram.169 crore getting completed. Goa. The bank is working on partnership strategy and is planning to maintain the level of lending to India.While 21 PPP projects in the port sector worth over Rs.Currently.43. there are 6. Biocon Chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw in Forbes Philanthropy List On 30 May According to the Forbes Asia magazine‘s list of As ia-Pacific‘s most remarkable ―‖givers‖" . accounting for more than 50 per cent of the port projects completed in India during the last Plan.Chandigarh.000 crore are under bidding. is believed to have the highest mobile penetration with 1. and Maharashtra round out the top nine. industry. new technology. This class is of individuals are often engaged in either complex problem solving or in the generation of new ideas. .Africa has the least.8 billion mobile phone subscriptions while the world‘s population is 7.Andhra Pradesh (4th place) and Tamil Nadu (5th place) each with three projects under operation have garnered a share between 5-6 percent followed by Kerala (2.The report also found that 2. Vineet Nayar and Ronnie Screwvala named in 2013 year list of Asia-Pacific‘s most remarkable givers. eight projects worth about Rs. to avail benefits of reservations in government jobs and admissions to central educational institutions. More than a third of the global population are online. with 63 subscriptions per 100 people. the ITU World in 2013 report also found.Odisha saw two projects worth Rs 4. are online. which account for a share of 16.The decision came up in a view to increase the income limits in tune with the increase of the consumer price index. Singapore. Punjab.4 billion dollars loan to India in 2012 across sectors like transport.8 percent). Andaman & Nicobar Islands.Gujarat is followed by Odisha (2nd place) and Maharashtra (3rd place ).The annual list of Heroes of Philanthropy is compiled by Forbes Asia magazine. consolidating its presence in the Indian maritime map. It features a total of 48 persons from the Asia-Pacific region which includes countries like China.It is important here to note that India is the biggest borrower of ADB and ADB had extended a 2. Puducherry. and new creative content. the alliance of countries formerly in the Soviet Union.9 per cent and 15. The ranking is based on the population of creative class. commerce. P N C Menon.The number of mobile phone subscriptions are set to outnumber the world‘s population by the end of 2014.
S. The satellite was launched into its present orbit from Long March-3B rocket. The new Navy patrol ship Rani Avantibayi Indian Coast Guard Ship ‗Rani Avantibai‘. is the Indian Naval variant of the P-8A Poseidon of the US Navy. U. Bush (CVN 77) controlled X47B. The squadron initially comprising 16 aircraft would be known as IANS 303.All 16 parts of the controversial gun. the second Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) built by the Hindustan Shipyard Ltd for the Coast Guard. Arakkonam. coastal conservation. heat-resistant plastic used in products such as musical instruments. kitchen appliances and vehicle bumper bars. This was commissioned into Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam on 9 May 2013 by Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh in the presence of Director-General of Indian Coast Guard ViceAdmiral Anurag G. are made from a tough.This is used in Tracking thieves.The commissioning was held at INS Hansa which would be the base for Black Panther squadron along with other fighter aircraft squadrons of Indian Navy.This is the first in the series of five inshore patrol vessels (IPV) built by the Hindustan Shipyard Limited for the Coast Guard. Scientists Converted Human Skin Cells Into Embryonic Stem Cells . The aircraft is equipped with both foreign as well as indigenous sensors for Maritime Reconnaissance. marine disaster relief efforts.The anti-gun campaigners criticised this project. ‖Viranari Rani Avantibayi‖ is the inshore patrol vessels (IPV ) in Madhya Pradesh for Ramgadh Coast Guard.W.SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY China Launched Zhongxing-11 Satellite On 2 May China successfully launched a communications satellite called Zhongxing-11 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest Sichuan province. Launched First Unmanned Aircraft From Carrier Flight Deck The United States Navy launched an unmanned aircraft from a modern carrier flight deck for the first time ever on 14 May. while the law enforcement of Europe is monitoring the developments of this project. and its firstever launch from a modern aircraft carrier represents how manned and unmanned aircraft on carrier flight decks will be merged in the future.The Government of India‘s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Bharat Biotech announced positive results from a Phase III clinical trial of a rotavirus vaccine.A mission operator aboard the USS George H. Tamil Nadu on 15 May 13. MiG-29K fighter planes commissions into Navy On May 11. Anti Submarine operations and for Electronic Intelligence missions. based on the Boeing 737-800(NG) airframe. The P-8I aircraft. called the Liberator. First Boeing P-8I Aircraft joins Indian Navy Indian Naval Aviation received a major fillip with the arrival of the first of eight Boeing P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance and Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft at Naval Air Station Rajali. World‟s First 3D Printed Gun Successfully Fired On 4 May The world‘s first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US. It landed back at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.Defence Minister AK Antony commissioned warfare aircraft MiG-29K Black Panther squadron into the Indian Navy.The unmanned aircraft was the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator. showing off how well it works within a carrier environment. Rotavirus Vaccine Developed in India India developed a Rotavac Vaccine to eradicate the Rotavirus diarrhoea in infants.
PC 7 Mk II aircraft was formally inducted into the IAF by Jitendra Singh MoS. Najib sworn in Malaysia‟s PM Najib Razak was sworn in as Malaysia‘s Prime Minister for a second term on 06 May 2013 after his Barisan Nasional (BN. researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have for the first time ever successfully converted human skin cells into embryonic stem cells . first in 1996 when JH Patel became Chief Minister and again in 2004 when JDS formed a coalition government with Dharam Singh. BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Successfully Test Fired On 22 May India successfully test fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Russian-built INS Tarkash off the coast of Goa.The induction of PC-7Mk II as Basic Trainer Aircraft in Indian Air Force is a very important landmark in our nation‘s quest to modernise its Armed Forces.Najib Razak became the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia in year 2009.On 15 May In a major medical breakthrough. which is an advanced Talwar Class frigate. PERSONS IN NEWS A) APPOINTMENTS Sheikh Salman is New AFC President On 2 May Bahrain‘s Sheikh Salman Ebrahim Al -Khalifa was elected as the new president of Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Siddaramaiah Sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka On 13 May Congress leader Siddaramaiah was sworn in as the 22nd chief minister of Karnataka by the Governor H R Bharadwaj. containing an individual‘s DNA.INS Tarkash. He was appointed as Member of .In Year 1994 became the Minister for Finance in the Janata Dal government headed by Deve Gowda. Indian Air Force Inducted Trainer AirCraft Pilatus PC-7 On 31 May Pilatus. National Front) coalition won 133 of the 222 Parliament seats in 2013 election.Scientists for the first time converted human skin cells into embryonic stem cells. He replaced disgraced ex-leader Mohamed Hammam. Roberto Azevedo Appointed as WTO new Director General On 8 May Brazil‘s Roberto Azevedo has been named as the new Director General of the World Trade Organisation.He served as a Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka twice. the first Latin American to hold the post.In year 1992 Siddaramaiah was appointed as Secretary General of Janata Dal.These embryonic stem cells are capable of transforming into any other cell type in the human body. was commissioned on 9th November. into an egg cell that has had its genetic material removed. via a technique called nuclear transfer.This technique involves transplanting the nucleus of one cell.This marked the first formal flight of the Basic Trainer Aircraft over the skies at the Air Force Academy in Hyderabad.He will take charge of his office from Pascal Lamy of France in the Geneva-based Body in September 2013. Nirbhay Sharma Appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh On 16 May Lieutenant General (retd) Nirbhay Sharma has been appointed as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh as the term of present incumbent Gen (retd) J J Singh ended in January 2013. Hyderabad.The launch was carried out by the Navy as part of Acceptance Test Firing (ATF) of the ship. Defence at IAF‘s premier Academy located at Dundigal.The BrahMos missile jointly developed by India and Russia. last year.
. the self regulatory initiative of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA).He succeeds justice (Retd.He succeeds Shashikant Sharma who has taken over as Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). Justice Raveendran is new NBSA Chief On 25 May Former Supreme Court judge Justice R V Raveendran has been appointed as the new Chairman of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) . Ashwani Kumar the Union Law Minister submitted his resignation after being into attack by the opposition and the CBI affidavit submitted to Supreme Court for vetting up the CBI report in the Coal Block allocation scam.NBSA is an independent redressal body set up by the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) and has leading TV news channels as its members. while the second Congress candidate bagged 45 votes and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)‘s Aminul Islam.It is the highest judicial appointment to an Indian -American .He is the Principle Deputy Solicitor General and defends the policies of US President Barack Obama before the Supreme Court Radha Krishna Mathur is new Defence Secretary On 25 May Senior IAS officer Radha Krishna Mathur has been appointed as new Defence Secretary. Kushal Singh has been appointed as the Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). A 1977-batch IAS officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre. Shashi Kant Sharma is the new CAG On 21 May Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma was appointed as the new Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) . who passed away on 2013 April.Mrs. with a promise of promotion.She was the Chief Secretary.) J. Kushal Singh Appointed as the Chairperson of NCPCR On 27 May Mrs. Government of Rajasthan. the first Indian Army Unit to enter Dacca (Dhaka) during 1971 war. Verma. Srinivasan has become the first Indian-American to be appointed to the court. who polled 18 votes. PM Manmohan Singh elected to Rajya Sabha On 30 May 2013 .Sharma. B)RESIGNS Union Railway Minister and Law Minister of India Resigned On 10 May Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Union Law Minister of India Ashwani Kumar resigned from their posts. whichever is earlier.S.Dr Singh got 49 first preference votes.replaced outgoing Vinod Rai.The CAG is appointed for a term of six years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years.He was also a part of the Airborne Assault Group. by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. an IAS officer from 1976 batch of Bihar cadre.Railway Minister PK Bansal resigned from his office since his nephew Vijay Singla was arrested for his alleged involvement of bribery of 90 lakh rupees from the Railway Board Member.UPSC in May 2008 and after completion of his five year stint .Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam for fifth consecutive term. Indian Origin Srinivasan Appointed as Top US Court Judge On 23 May The United States Senate voted 97-0 to appoint Srikanth Srinivasan as a Judge of the prestigious US Court of Appeals. chairperson of the NBSA. has earlier assumed various important offices during his tenure as Secretary in the Department of Financial Services and has spent over 10 years in the Defence Ministry in various capacities. lost in the 126-member state Assembly. Mathur was serving as Secretary (Defence Production) in the Defence Ministry. Kushal Singh has held several high level posts in the Government of Rajasthan and the Central Government.
Ghosh directed 18 films in that 12 films got national awards. The USA International Student Assembly and the USA Indian Student Assembly honoured him with Distinguished Service Award in 1987. ―Antarmahal‖. Islamic scholar Asghar Ali Engineer Died On May 14. During the visit he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed India-China border issues .The Chinese have also agreed to provide greater facilitation to Indian pilgrims on the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. author and activist Asghar Ali Engineer.Leading Islamic scholar.Phil in 1962. ―Chokher Bali‖. bilateral. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Visited India Hamid Karzai . He shot to fame after his next film ―Unishe April‖ (―19 April‖) won the national award in 1995.Award-winning Indian film director Rituparno Ghosh was died from a heart attack in the city of Calcutta. Dr Vina Mazumdar. He was born in 1940 and completed his BSc in civil engineering from Vikram University. ―Bariwali‖. he edited the journal named the Islamic Perspective and during 1980s he published a series of books on Islam and communal violence in India.Giulio Andreott(94) was dies in Rome. which won him an immediate reco gnition.His other award winning films include ―Dahan‖.C)DEATHS ATP chairman Brad Drewett died Brad Drewett(54).From 1980. Giulio Andreotti. the situation in the region in the backdrop of Afghanistan‘s keenness to enhance defence cooperation with India and get supply of lethal and non-lethal weapons. before going to Oxford in 1947. regional and global issues of common interest. He helped in increasing the prize money at Grand Slam tournaments. the former Italian Prime Minister .He met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at New Delhi and discussed on various key bilateral and regional issues .Noted academic and a leading figure of India‘s women‘s movement.He was one of the most powerful figures in the politics of the country after World War II. E)MISCELLANEOUS . ―Chitrangada‖ and Amitabh Bachchan starrer ―The Last Lear‖. ―Abohoman‖. 2013. Academic Vina Mazumdar Dead On 30 May 2013. President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan visited India from 20-22 May.During the visit Hamid Karzai was on 20 May conferred an honorary doctorate degree by President Pranab Mukherjee at a professional university in Phagwara. ―Asukh‖.Born in 1927 in a middle-class Bengali household in Kolkata.Ghosh began his remarkable journey by directing a children‘s film ―Hirer Angti‖ (―Diamond Ring‖) in 1994. the former Italian Prime Minister died On 6th May. 74. died in New Delhi. the former tour player who led the ATP as executive chairman and president since January 2012 died on 3 May 2013 . she did her schooling in the city and studied in Banaras Hindu University and Calcutta University. She went back to Oxford University later and received her D. His books were based on his investigations in the post-independent India. soon after independence. died at his Santacruz home in Mumbai. Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dead On 30 May 2013. D)VISITORS China Prime Minister Li Keqiang Visited India China‘s new Prime Minister Li Keqiang‘s visited India on his first foreign trip to India from 19th to 21st May 2013 since taking his office in March 2013.After the both countries signed on 8 agreements. ―Noukadubi‖. ―Raincoat‖.
Sinha reached the 8. In 1979 she escaped with the help of the Black Army Liberation and has been on the run ever since.848 meters. She was part of a group that included the first Qatari man and the first Palestinian man to reach the summit. Berkeley. has been named as the University Medalist. the 80-year old mountaineer from Japan reached Mount Everest‘s summit on 23 May 2013. Indian Sisters First Twins To Climb Mount Everest On 19 May Two Indian girls have scripted history by becoming the first twins ever to climb Mount Everest together.US. and the first ever from the Department of Bioengineering. Sreesanth.Tashi and Nancy Malik from Dehra Dun achieved this feat by successfully reaching the world‘s highest mountain peak at 8. created history by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest.Further he is the first student from the College of Chemistry in 58 years.The U. a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh. correctly named Chimborazo as the mountain in Ecuador that represents the farthest point from the Earth‘s center. Arunima Becomes First Indian Amputee To Scale Mt Everest On 21 May Arunima Sinha. Ritankar Das is Century‟s Youngest California University Topper On 10 May An 18-year-old Indian-American has become the youngest graduate topper of the prestigious University of California in more than a century.has been named as one of the FBI‘s most wanted terrorists. a former national level volleyball player who had lost one of her legs after being thrown off a moving train by.S. but her ultimate goal was to climb Mount Everest.Sinha. First Saudi Woman Ever Climbs Mount Everest On 18 May Raha Moharrak has become the first Saudi Arabian woman to climb Mount Everest. mountain ranges in Asia and port cities in England. a 12-year-old Indian-American boy.850-meter peak (29.Arunima successfully scaled the 6.Karnik took home the spoils of the Bee . Yuichiro Miura.848 metre-high summit of the world‘s highest peak as a member of the Eco Everest Expedition from the Tata Group. Moharrak also became the youngest Arab to reach the 8.To clinch the title. Justice Department announced a doubling of the reward for her capture to $2 million. the prize which is given to the year‘s top graduating senior.622-metre-high Mount Chhamser Kangri of Ladakh last year.035 feet). Indian-origin Boy Won National Geographic Bee Contest On 23 May Sathwik Karnik. 12.Chesimard was convicted for killing Foerster and sentenced to life in prison.Das has taken just three years to complete his studies with a double major in bioengineering and chemical biology and a minor in creative writing from the University of California.The duo were among other record-makers including the first women from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan who climbed the Everest on 18 May. he became the oldest man to climb the highest mountain peak of the world. a member of the Black Liberation Army who killed a New Jersey state trooper 40 years ago and has since fled to Cuba.Kolkata-born Ritankar Das.Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by the Delhi police on charges of spot fixing in the ongoing Indian Premier League.First Woman Named To FBI‟s Most Wanted Terrorist List On 3 May Joanne Chesimard (also known as Assata Shakur). Became Oldest Man to Climb Mount Everest Yuichiro Miura. With this. Yuichiro Miura climbed the Everest at the age of 70 and 75 as well. Karnik. has won the prestigious National Geographic Bee 2013 after gruelling rounds testing his geographic knowledge about lions in Botswana. making her the first woman ever to make the list.
Gerontolgy Research Group at University of California.National Commission of Atomic Energy IPV ———– Inshore Patrol Vessel BWF ———. a 13-year old Indian-American won the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest. from New York.The system is now located in the west-central bay and is likely to intensify further.Jiroemon Kimura was born on 19 April 1897. she became the first Indian woman mountaineer to step on the highest peak of North America. overcoming his fear of German-derived words during his past four appearances at the contest.More than 48 persons were killed as inflated waters coupled with gusts started ravaging parts of Patuakhali alongside the other areas adjacent to the Bay of Bengal in the region.This is the sixth consecutive year that an Indian-American has won the contest.Arvind. there are in all 21 women born before 1 January 1901 and they are still alive. PLACES IN NEWS Cyclonic Storm „Mahasen‟ Hits Bangladesh On 16 May The cyclonic storm ‗Mahasen‘ hit Bangladesh‘s southern Patuakhali coast with wind speed up to 90 kilometers per hour. won the contest by correctly spelling the German word ‗knaidel‘ which means a small mass of leavened dough.With this. and a lifetime membership to the National Geographic Society.prize that include a USD 25. Jiroemon Kimura Becomes „Last Living Man Born in 19th Century‟ The oldest person in the world. move in northeast direction and cross the Bangladesh coast close to Chittagong. which was watched live by millions of people in the United States. Japanese Jiroemon Kimura. Jiroemon Kimura is the only alive person of 19th century.000 college scholarship. as children from the community scripted history by dominating the prestigious competition for the sixth year in a row. grabbing top three slots this year. ABBREVIATIONS NESAC ——. Arvind Mahankali Won National Spelling Bee 2013 On 31 May Arvind Mahankali. Premlata becomes the first Indian woman to complete seven summits Asian woman mountaineer Premlata Agrawal has become the first Indian woman mountaineer to scale the seven continental peaks after climbing Alaska‘s McKinley Peak.Badminton World Federation .116 years Japanese man became the last male of the 19th century in the world.North Eastern Space Applications Centre ACTO ——– Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization ILO ——– International Labour Organization CNEN ——— National Commission for Nuclear Energy CNEA ———. Jiroemon Kimura was given the title of last male alive to be born in the 19th century after the death of Barbados in the month of May 2013 at the age of 113 years and 90 days. an all-expenses paid trip to the Galapagos Islands. Los Angeles found out that as far as female were concerned.But amongst the male.
RBI. a history professor with the South China Normal University. Eminent Thinker released the book at School of Social Sciences (SSS.Prof Shang Quanyu. written by former Indian diplomat -turned-Gandhian Pascal Alan Nazareth.BOOKS IN NEWS Understanding Bhagat Singh ” by Prof. Padmanabhan. Executive Director. was released at the Peking University‘s Centre. translated the book into Madarin.The book Understanding Bhagat Singh has tried to explain the soul or spirit of Bhagat Singh like his principle of achieving objectives with dignity. . Gandhi‟s Outstanding Leadership‟ Book Released On 27 May ―Gandhi‘s Outstanding Leadership ―.The committee chaired by G. including foreign banks. JNU in New Delhi. COMMITTEES G Padmanabhan Committee on Services for the Exporters On 6 May A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee recommended setting up of the Indian Bill Payment System (IBPS) in the country.The committee also recommended that export credit be allowed to be a part of priority sector lending (PSL) for all commercial banks.Professor Randhir Singh. This day is also celebrated to honour technological innovations and their successful commercialization which makes fruits of research reach people at large. Society and Industry.I) Auditorium. Chamanlal was released in the on 3 May 2013. IMPORTANT DAYS AND DATES National Technology Day was Observed on 11 May 2013 National Technology Day was celebrated on 11 May 2013 as a symbol of quest for scientific inquiry. honesty and fearlessness. for a period of three to five years. Chamanlal released Understanding Bhagat Singh a book by Prof. technological creativity and the translation of that quest in the integration of Science. has recommended a cap on interest margins charged by banks lending to exporters.
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