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Current Affairs May 2020

May 2018 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of May 2020 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 2020 are given below. Hope you like it.


Which state has decided to maintain a 'State Health Register' of all citizens? Karnataka
Veteran politician Ajit Jogi passed away on May 29, 2020 at the age of 74. He was the first Chief Minister of which state? Chhattisgarh
Which state has demanded a COVID-19 negative certificate from people arriving through road, rail or by air? Goa
Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Wipro? Thierry Delaporte
Which state has launched Rozgar Setu Scheme for skilled workers? Madhya Pradesh
The foundation stone for a missile park called ‘Agneeprastha’ has been laid in which naval ship? INS Kalinga
Name the well-known astrologer who passed away on 29th May 2020? Bejan Daruwalla
Which state has banned the entry of people from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus? Karnataka
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs has reduced the compulsory hotel quarantine period for Indians returning from abroad to how many days? 7 days
Which app, used for COVID-19 contact tracing, has become an open source? Aarogya Setu
Which state has become the first Indian state to accord industrial status to sports? Mizoram
Four Indian cosmonauts, who have been selected for India’s first manned space mission Gaganyaan, have resumed their training in which country? Russia
Name the Union Health Minister who took charge as the Chairman of WHO’s Executive Board? Harsh Vardhan
The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) till ________. March 31, 2023
The central government has declared which six cities as five-star garbage-free cities? Ambikapur, Rajkot, Surat, Mysore, Indore and Navi Mumbai
General Atlantic will invest how much in Reliance Jio to pick up 1.34 per cent stake? Rs 6600 crore
Which country has included disputed territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura in its new map? Nepal
American firm KKR has invested USD 1.5 billion (Rs 11367 crore) for how much stake in Reliance Jio Platforms? 2.32 per cent
Oil India Limited has received environmental clearance for its exploration project beneath which national park? Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
Former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary was observed on? May 21
Andaman’s rare palm ‘Pinanga andamanensis’ has been replanted in which state to prevent its extinction? Kerala
What is the name of the cylone that hit the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20? Amphan
Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of CBSE replacing Anita Karwal? Manoj Ahuja
How much fund has been allocated for the development of COVID-19 vaccine under the PM-CARES fund? Rs 100 crore
The Union Government has announced how much special credit facility for street vendors under Aatmanirbhar Economic Package? Rs 5000 crore
The Government has announced how much emergency liquidity for the power distribution firms? Rs 90000 crore
Which state has became the first in the country to launch an innovative Scheme "FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana"? Madhya Pradesh
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing how much financial assistance to India to respond to the COVID-19 crisis? USD 3.6 million
Which state has become the first in the country to regulate cultivation of crops? Telangana
Which state has launched Atmanirbhar Sahay Yojna to help lower-middle-income group? Gujarat
The Railways has cancelled regular passenger train services till ______? June 30th
Birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap Singh I was observed on May 9. Rana was the 13th King of which kingdom? Mewar
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved how much funds for India’s "COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project"? USD 500 million
Which state government has launched the ‘Pravasi Rahat Mitra’ app for the migrant workers? Uttar Pradesh
Which state has banned pan masala containing Magnesium Carbonate for 1 year? Jharkhand
Which institute has developed India’s first indigenous antibody detection kit for COVID-19? National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune
Telangana has imposed how much fine for not wearing masks in public places? Rs 1000
Former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s PSA detention has been extended for how many months? 3 months
What is the last date for filing annual GST return for fiscal year 2018-2019? September 30th
Who has been named as the new Economic Affairs Secretary? Tarun Bajaj
Name the Indian military officer who has been chosen to be awarded the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award (2019)? Major Suman Gawani
Name the mission under which India has despatched food items, COVID related Medicines including HCQ Tablets and special Ayurvedic medicines to countries like Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros? Mission SAGAR
Name the city in which leakage of styrene gas from the LG Polymers chemical plant killed 13 people and affected more than 1000 people? Visakhapatnam
What is the name of operation launched by the Indian Navy as a part of national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from other countries? Operation Samudra Setu
Name the legendary footballer and recipeint of Padma Shri, Arjuna Award, Banga Bibhushan who passed away on 30th April 2020? Chuni Goswami


Who is the author of the book "The Ickabog"? J.K. Rowling
What is the name of NASA's next-generation space telescope- Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) which was named after the space agency’s first chief astronomer? Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
On which day International Day of UN Peacekeepers was observed across the world? May 29
Which country has disagreed with WHO’s decision to temporarily suspend the clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients? India
World’s first major football league, Bundesliga, resumed its season post-COVID-19 lockdown in which country? Germany
Name the four-time Grand Slam singles champion who passed away recently at the age of 83? Ashley Cooper
On which day International Day for Biological Diversity was observed? May 22
The United States issued a statement condemning which nation’s exclusion from the World Health Assembly? Taiwan
Name the Amazon founder and CEO who according to a report could potentially become the world's first trillionaire by 2026? Jeff Bezos
Which among the following two countries are not signatories of the EU-backed “Resolution on COVID 19 Response” that seeks independent inquiry into coronavirus origin? US and China
Name the Chief of the World Trade Organization (WTO) who has decided to step down, a year before his term expires? Roberto Azevedo
The WHO and UN Postal Agency released a commemorative stamp on May 9th to mark the 40th anniversary of the eradication of which disease? Small Pox
On which day World Thalassemia Day was observed? May 8
The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games have been postponed to which year? 2023
Which nation has re-opened its mosques for public prayers? Bangladesh
Which country has banned the export of alcohol-based hand sanitisers? India
On which day World Press Freedom Day was observed across the world? May 3

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