Latest GK and Current Affairs May 2nd Week 2016 – General Knowledge



Latest GK and Current Affairs May 2nd Week 2016 – General Knowledge. Latest General Knowledge and Current Affairs for 2nd Week of May 2016 . Important Days May 2016 , Sports GK, International Affairs.

Important days
10 May 2016:
World Migratory Bird Day
May 11:
National Technology Day
Government news
Parliament Passes Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2016
Parliament passes bill on potable alcohol
Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill, 2016
President Pranab Mukherjee approves names of four new judges of Supreme Court
Recommended names are Justice
A M Khanwilkar: He is Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.
Justice D Y Chandrachud: He is Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court
. Justice Ashok Bhushan: He is Chief Justice of Kerala High Court
. L Nageswara Rao: He is senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General.
Shashank Manohar elected unopposed as ICC’s first independent Chairman
President presents National Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 nursing personnel
Union Cabinet approves for MoU between SEBI and FSRA Abu Dhabi
US President appoints Indian-American Manjit Singh to key administration post
India, Mauritius signs Protocol to Amend Taxation Methods
MP Tourism wins Lonely Planet’s Best Indian Destination for Wildlife Award
Rodrigo Duterte wins 2016 Philippines Presidential Election
US President honours Indian-American elementary teacher Revathi Balakrishnan
Sports
Anil Kumble re-appointed ICC Cricket Committee chairman
Fatma Samoura named first female secretary general of FIFA Council
India women wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics
Novak Djokovic wins 2016 Mutua Madrid Open
Miscellaneous
Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation launched in Jharkhand
Indian Railways launches Bharat Darshan Tourist train for pilgrims
Justice Naveen Sinha sworn-in as Chief Justice of Rajasthan HC
US activates land-based missile defence station in Romania
SC upholds constitutional validity of penal laws on defamation
Union Cabinet gives nod India, UAE Renewable Energy Cooperation Agreement
Singaporean, Hong Kong terms added to Oxford Dictionary
Indian Navy launches underwater Harbour Defence Systems in Visakhapatnam
Shashank Manohar steps down as BCCI President
Scientist develops World’s first holographic flexible phone
Indian Navy decommissions fighter planes Sea Harriers
RBI to issue Rs 1000 banknotes with inset letter R
Reliance Jio launches JioMoney Wallet service
UP Government approves ‘bicycle highway’ between Taj and lion safari
Delhi no longer most polluted city in the world
Railways to constitute Mobility Directorate, Non-Fare Revenue Directorate]
ICICI Bank launches country’s 1st contactless credit card for SMEs
NITI Aayog to replace 5-year plans with 15-year vision document
Union Cabinet approves country’s first National Intellectual Property Rights Policy
India inks Project Collaboration Agreement with WHO to promote traditional medicine
2016 Red Flag Aerial combat exercises conclude in US
PM Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan President release Simhastha Declaration
Karnataka Government decides to set up Asia’s first Rice Technology Park in Gangavati
Atomic oxygen detected in Mar’s atmosphere by Scientists
Gujarat Government accords minority status to Jain community
Single emergency number ‘112’ to be operational throughout India from January 1, 2017
Union Government releases commemorative coin on Maharana Pratap
Senior advocate Atma Ram Nadkarni appointed as Additional Solicitor General
4th SAIEVAC Ministerial Meeting begins in New Delhi
UK’s first baby born using Next-Generation DNA sequencing method
Indian Army conducts ‘Chakravyuh-II’ training exercise in Rajasthan

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