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May 2018 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of May 2019 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of May 2019 are given below. Hope you like it.


Who is the new Defence Minister of India? Rajnath Singh
Who is the new Home Minister of India Amit Shah
Who is the new Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman
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Which legendary cricketer of India has made his debut as a commentator in the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019? Sachin Tendulkar
What is the position of India in the latest ICC ODI Team Rankings? Second
Which Indian state celebrated its statehood on May 30? Goa
Which group of countries were invited by India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 30, 2019? BIMSTEC
Which surface to air missile was successfully test fired from Interim Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odhisa by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)? AKASH-MK-1S
Which Indian Insititution launched a competition for its logo and mottoo on May 28, 2019? Lokpal
Who took oath as the new Chief Minister of Sikkim? Prem Singh Golay
Who will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh? Pema Khandu
Name the YSR Congress Chief who will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on May 30? Jagan Mohan Reddy
To which Asian country India has recently delivered a pair of Mi-24 attack helicopters? Afghanistan
Who is the youngest BJP candidate to win in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 from Bangalore South seat? Tejaswi Surya (Age - 28 years)
On which date the 28th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was observed across India? 21st May
Name the Indian spinner who recently started lifestyle brand CheQmate? Yuzvendra Chahal
Which Bollywood actor has been appointed by UPI payments app BharatPe as its Brand Ambassador? Salman Khan
In how many constituencies the voting for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections was held? 542
In which state 26 reservoirs have reached "zero storage" according to statistics put out by the Water Conservation department of state government? Maharashtra
Aiming at a 'cash-lite' society, which institution released a vision document for ensuring a safe, secure, convenient, quick and affordable e-payment system as it expects the number of digital transactions to increase more than four times to 8,707 crore in December 2021? Reserve Bank of India
Which team defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in a last-ball thriller to become the 1st team to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the 4th time? Mumbai Indians
Which player became the Player of the Series in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019? Andre Russell
Which player won the Purple Cap in IPL season 2019 for taking highest number of wickets? Imran Tahir
Which player won the Orange Cap in IPL season 2019 for scoring highest number of runs? David Warner
Former Congress leader Kadavoor Sivadasan passed away on May 17. He was a five-time MLA from which Indian state? Kerala
On which day the National Dengue Day is observed every year in India? 16th May
Which state has 35 percent of the country's Graphite deposits as per the Geological Survey of India (GSI)? Arunachal Pradesh
Which department launched MANAV : Human Atlas Initiative on May 10, towards improving knowledge on human physiology? Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
What is the name of famous folk singer, also known as 'Birha Samrat', who passed away recently? Hiralal Yadav
What is the name of Kerala's largest temple festival which began on May 12? Thrissur Pooram
What is the theme of Indian Army in 2019 to reach out to the next of kin of battle casualties, ex-servicemen and serving soldiers? Year of Next of Kin
Name the retired Supreme Court judge who has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji? Madan Bhimrao Lokur
Which US-based magazine recently released its cover featuring image of PM Narendra Modi with headline 'India's Divider in Chief'? TIME
India recently was re-elected as Observer to which international forum? Arctic Council
158th Birth Anniversary of which Nobel laureate was celebrated in India recently? Rabindranath Tagore
Which Indian has been re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board for a five-year term beginning on March 2, 2020 and expiring on March 1, 2025? Jagjit Pavadia
Which Indian Navy Ship, a Rajput class destroyer, was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam after having served for 36 years? INS Ranjit
The Indian Navy launched which Scorpene-class submarine, the fourth of six underwater warships being built in India with French collaboration, with an aim to boost Indian capability to defend and secure the strategic sea lanes? INS Vela
Name the Indian shooter who attained the world number one position in the women's 10m air rifle event recently? Apurvi Chandela
RBI announced to issue Rs 20 banknotes of greenish-yellow colour. The new Rs 20 banknotes will bear which heritage site? Ellora Caves
Name the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) drone which was successfully tested from Interim Test Range (ITR) in Odisha’s Chandipur? Abhyas
Name the All India Football Federation president who has become the first Indian to be elected as the member of FIFA Executive Council for a period of 4 years? Praful Patel
Which country has conferred its highest civilian honour named Zayed Medal upon the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi? UAE
From which country India is procuring Kamov-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control helicopters for the Indian Navy Russia
Name the former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who has been conferred France's highest civilian award Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour? Dr. AS Kiran Kumar

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On which day World No Tobacco Day is observed across the world? 31st May
Which country removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners after certain developments and steps were taken by India to avert concerns surrounding foreign exchange irregularities?
On which day International Day of UN Peacekeepers is observed across the world? 29th May
Which country is hosting the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup from 30 May to 14 July 2019? England and Wales
How many teams are participating in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup? 10 teams
Which activity has been officially labelled by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an addictive disorder? Excessive gaming
On which day Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019 is observed? 28th May
The ICC World Cup 2019 will begin in England and Wales on? 30th May
Name the Chinese technology giant against which the US-based company Google Inc has announced suspension of its services? Huawei
Who has been recently re-elected as the President of South Africa? Cyril Ramaphosa
Name the 41 year old Omani author who won the Man Booker International Prize 2019 for her novel - Celestial Bodies? Jokha Alharthi
What is the name of farthest place in universe where NASA’s spacecraft has recently found evidence of water? Ultima Thule
On which day World Metrology Day is observed every year? 20th May
Who was elected as the President of Indonesia for the second term? Joko Widodo
Which tennis sportsperson received the Knighthood by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales in recognition of his services to tennis? Sir Andy Murray
On which day the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed every year? 17th May
Which country has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage? Taiwan
Which country’s President has declared a national emergency to protect its computer networks from espionage? United States of America (USA)
Which country will host the 2023 Asian Football Cup? China
Which country recently blocked all editions of Wikipedia? China
Who sworn in as the prime minister of Australia recently? Scott Morrison
Which treaty was amended recently by around 180 countries to include Plastic Waste? Basel Convention
Which country has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a bailout package under which the cash-strapped country will receive $ 6 billion over three years? Pakistan
During which period the Global Road Safety Week was celebrated across the world? May 6 to May 12
What was the theme of United Nations Global Road Safety Week which was observed from May 6 to May 12? Leadership for Road Safety
Which sportsperson was awarded with the highest US civilian honour? Tiger Woods
On which day the World Press Freedom Day 2019 was observed across the world? May 3
Name the Nepalese Sherpa climber who has scaled Mount Everest for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak? Kami Rita
Which US-based software company has unveiled the World's 1st Election Software named ElectionGuard that lets the voter track his vote till the end? Microsoft
Name the Sri Lankan cricketer who has become the first non-British person to be appointed the President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for a period of one year from 1st Oct 2019? Kumar Sangakkara
Who is the author of the book - Game Changer? Shahid Afridi
What was the theme of the International Labour Day observed on May 1? Sustainable Pension for All: The Role of Social Partners
Which country has become the first in the world to declare an environment and climate emergency in its Parliament? United Kingdom

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