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Current Affairs May 2020- The list of National and International happenings in a nutshell available for competitive exam preparation

Current Affairs May 2020

Current Affairs May 2020: With government uplifting the lockdown slowly and several organisations releasing their exam dates in the upcoming days, government job aspirants are gearing up. The candidates have been keeping a track on the exam dates, exam process and the have been taking mock tests. With so much happening this year, we certainly have a need to focus on the general awareness / current affairs part too to be fully prepared for the exams to come.

A fine grasp on the current affairs has been proven to increase the success rate during examination.

General Awareness/ Current Affairs makes up a crucial part of almost all the government exams, from SSC to Bank, Railways, Teacher tests, PSUs and UPSC. It is important candidates are thorough with the current affairs.

In this article, we bring you the current affairs from the month of May 2020. Let’s run through what went on last month in a jist:


The World celebrated “World Press freedom on this day 3rd May
The country that banned the export of alcohol-based sanitizers India
The nation that re-opened its mosques for public prayers Bangladesh
2021 Commonwealth Games have been postponed to which year 2023
A commemorative stamp was release on 9th May by the WHO and UN Postal Agency to mark the 40th Anniversary of the eradication of which disease Small Pox
World Thalassemia Day was observed on which day 8th May
The Chief of WTO (World Trade Organisation) who decided to step down a year before his term expires Roberto Azevedo
Amazon founder and CEO, who is seen as potentially the world’s first trillionaire by 2026 Jeff Bezos
This nation’s exclusion from World Health Assembly was condemned in a statement by The United States Taiwan
International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated on this day 22nd May
The four times Grand Slams champion singles who passed away at the age of 83, recently Ashley Cooper
Post COVID-19, world’s first major football league, Bundesliga, resumed its season in this country Germany
The country that disagreed with WHO on its decision of temporary suspending the clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients India
International Day of UN Peacekeepers is observed on this day 29th May
NASA’s next generation space telescope-Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), named after the space agency’s first chief astronomer Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Who is the author of the book, “The Ickabog” J.K. Rowling
The legendary footballer and recipient of Padma Shri, Arjuna Award, Banga Bibhushan, passed away recently Chuni Goswami
The operation launched by the Indian Navy as a pert of National effort to repatriate Indian citizens from other countries Operation Samdura Setu
The city in which leakage of styrene gas from LPG Polymers chemical plant, killed 13 people and affected more than a 1000 people Visakhapatnam
The Indian mission, under which food items, COVID related medicines including HCQ tablets, special Ayurvedic medicines have been dispatched to Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros & Madagascar Mission SAGAR
Who has been named the new Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj
The last date for filling annual GST return for the fiscal year 2018-19 30th September
For how many months has the PSA detention period for Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, extended 3 months
Telangana has imposed a fine for how many rupees, for not wearing masks in public places Rs. 1000
India’s first indigenous antibody detention kit for COVID-19 has been developed in which institute National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune
The state that has banned Pan Masala containing Magnesium Carbonate, for 1 year Jharkhand
Which state government has launched the “Pravasi Rahat Mitra” app for the migrant workers Uttar Pradesh
Under India’s “COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project”, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIM), has approved a funds equivalent to USD 500 million
On which day, the birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap was celebrated. He was the 13th King of Mewar kingdom 9th May
Regular Passenger trains have been cancelled by Railways, till when 30th June
The state that launched “Atmanirbhar Sahay Yojna” to help lower-middle income group Gujarat
The state that became the first in the country to regulate cultivation of crops Telangana
To respond the COVID-19 crisis, the US Centers of Control and Prevention (CDC), is providing the financial support of how much to India USD 3.6 million
The innovative scheme of “FIR Apke Dwar Yojna” is launched by which state Madhya Pradesh
An emergence liquidity of how much has been announced by the Government for the power distribution firms Rs 90000 crores
Under Aatmanirbhar Economic Package, how much special credit facility for the street vendors has been announced by the Union Government Rs 5000 crore
Under PM-CARES Fund, how much fund is allocated to the development of COVID-19 vaccine Rs 100 crore
Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of CBSE Manoj Ahuja
The name of cyclone that hit Odisha and West Bengal on 20th May Amphan
With the fear if its extinction, rare palm of Andaman “Pinagna andamanensis” has been replanted in which state Kerala
Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister’s Death Anniversary was observed on which date 21st May
Oil India Limited has received Environmental Clearance for its exploration project beneath which National Park Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
The recent dispute of Nepal’s inclusion of which disputed territories in its new map Kalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura
To pick up a sake of 1.34%, General Atlantic will invest how much in Reliance Jio Rs 6600 crore

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