Top 100 Current Affairs Capsule May 2016

Top 100 Current Affairs Capsule May 2016

  1. Real Estate Act comes into force with effect from 1st May after 8 year long efforts to make operational
  2. Odisha Skill Development Authority becomes operational from May 1 announced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
  3. Union gov launched an initiative named MICE(meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) for the upgradation of tourism sector in India
  4. Lok Sabha passed Compensatory Afforestation Fund bill, 2015 to create special funds like National Compensatory Afforestation Fund and also a State Compensatory Afforestation Fund.
  5. Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill, 2016 that will help improve India’s ranking in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index.
  6. Union Railways Ministry launched the Bharat Darshan Tourist train for pilgrims to visit and bookings are being done by IRCTC .Rs 830 per day for each person.
    Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma released a Commemorative coin of Rs. 100/- and a Circulation coin of Rs. 10/as a part of 475th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Maharana Pratap in New Delhi.
  7. Bihar gov has decided to prohibit the distribution, manufacture, storage, distribution, consumption, transportation, display of any type of ‘gutka’ and pan masala for a period of one year with effect from 21st May 2016 under Section 30 (2) (a) of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
  8. National Green Tribunal(NGT) banned light and heavy diesel vehicles, which are passed more than 10 years old, in six major cities in Kerala
  9. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launches 20 Nirbhaya buses with safety measures for women.
  10. HRD Minister launches Bharatavani Portal, India’s largest online repository of dictionaries at Lucknow
  11. Sushma Swaraj inaugurates six language versions of PMO India website
  12. Trial Run Of High-Speed Spanish Talgo Train Conducted In India.
  13. Govt to rename ‘Mission Indradhanush’, adds four new vaccines to immunisation drive
  14. The world largest to be built called Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) project may be set up at Hanle in Ladakh.
  15. Telangana Gov to set up Spices Park in in Padigal in Nizamabad with investment of Rs. 31 Crore
  16. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off the country’s first driverless-metro train was tested on track in New Delhi.
  17. RTI gets a memorial in Rajasthan.
  18. The world’s largest cargo carrier aircraft Antonov An-225 Mriya landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport in Hyderabad. 
  19. India’s first ever Passenger Satisfaction Survey at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
  20. Iraq gov has declared a state of emergency after supporters of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed parliament 
  21. A state of emergency declared in the Canadian region of Alberta as firefighters continue to battle raging wildfires 
  22. Wipro joined with Oil major Saudi Aramco and Princess Nourah University (PNU), inaugurated Saudi Arabia’s first all women business and technology park (WBP) in Riyadh.
  23. Rich tributes were poured to former defence minister and India’s first high commissioner to the UK V K Krishna Menon on his 120th Birth Anniversary in London.
  24. Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from Japan, China, South Korea and the Association of South East Asian Nations are agreed on the requisite to address downside risks to global economic improvement in Frankfurt, Germany
  25. Zimbabwe’s central bank to introduce its own version of US dollars Known as bond notes in order to ease a cash shortage in the country.
  26. The festival held to mark the 155th birth anniversary of poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore on May 8- 12, Egypt.
  27. First metro line to the sea opens from Los Angeles to Santa Monica marks the return of commuter train service to the sea for the first time since 1950’s
  28. India, Thailand, Myanmar to be connected with a 1400-km highway which will link India with Southeast Asia by land for the first time in decades.
  29. Indian External Affairs Ministry has banned Indian nationals from travelling to Libya.
  30. Dubai opened the world’s first functioning 3D-printed office building in a bid to enhance Gulf’s main tourism and business development.
  31. Bihar Govt, UNICEF And MDM Join Hand To Curb Malnourishment.
  32. IAF Participation in Ex Desert Eagle – II at UAE
  33. China sign two agreements with Sudan to build nuclear reactor.
  34. A six-day long global conference on women empowerment with a theme of Women:Uplifting and Uniting the World.
  35. Landmark meeting of SAARC Countries on protection of Children held in Delhi.The eight nations(Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) composing the South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) are assembled.
  36. India, US hold first Maritime Security Dialogue in New Delhi to promote the partnership in the Maritime Field, India and US made the successful first round of discussion under the Maritime Security Dialogue
  37. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries organized a day-long national conference on Gaushalas –cowsheds in New Delhi.
  38. 16th edition of the Airport Show with participation of more than 300 companies from 55 countries including India held in Dubai from May 9 to 11 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  39. Report by OECD – India ranks fifth position in the exports of Fake goods globally, while china is No.1 in the list followed by Turkey and Singapore.
  40. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) releases Actions on Air Quality Report.
  41. India becomes 5th largest producer of e-waste in world: ASSOCHAM-KPMG study.
  42. India among top 10 steel importers in 2015: WSA.
  43. Indian economy may see 7.8 % growth in FY17: Credit Suisse
  44. Indian economy to grow 7.7% in FY17: FICCI Survey
  45. India tops global slavery index with 18.35 million people enslaved
  46. India climbs to 41st slot on competitiveness ranking
  47. Employers Provident Fund Organisation has launched One Employee One EPF Account system on labours day(May 1) and also launched a software named EPFO-E-samkisha launched for centralized processing that will transfer and consolidate accounts with ease
  48. Mobile payments major Paytm joined hands with Wipro Ltd to create the requisite technology infrastructure for its payment bank
  49. National Stock Exchange launched a trading platform for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This is the first dedicated exchange for micro SMEs. This is a joint initiative of NSE and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
  50. The International Monetary Fund is forecasted constant growth for India at 7.5%.The growth was driven Private consumption, Weak Exports and Sluggish credit growth weight on the Indian Economy
  51. Kotak Mahindra Bank has opened IFSC Banking unit at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) City.
  52. Banking sector has increased the number of wilful defaulters of PSBs from 5,554 to 7,686 in three years said by Minister of state for finance Jayant Sinha.
  53. MCB Capital Markets introduces World’s first Exchange Traded Fund focused on India’s sovereign bonds with a typical maturity between 8 and 13 years.
  54. Union Gov approved the MoU between Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Central Bank of United Arab Emirates (UAE) on co-operation concerning currency swap agreement.
  55. NASSCOM has signed a MoU with Facebook to build a product design initiative to help young entrepreneurs into becoming problem solvers and solution builders.
  56. ICICI Bank is the first financial institution in the country to tie up with the BRICS Grouping promoted New Development Bank to create a platform for sharing knowledge and deepening network connectivity between NDB and ICICI Bank
  57. Federal Bank joined with Transfast Remittance LLC for facilitating online inward remittance to India in Rupees for their NRI customers based in USA.
  58. Central Bank of Europe is mulling to decide the fate of the 500-euro banknote at the end of 2018, as these denominations associated with money laundering, the black market and terrorist financing.
  59. Asian Development Bank raise granting India to USD 3 billion to enhance its lending to India to USD 3 billion this year to support ‘robust growth’ in the country.
  60. IDBI Bank decided to open an international banking unit (IBU)at the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Gandhinagar.
  61. Securities market regulator SEBI has gave in-principle approval to YES Bank for it to act as custodian of securities.
  62. India’s largest urban co-operative bank Saraswat has donated of Rs one crore towards relief work drought conditions in various parts of Maharashtra.Vice Chairman Gautam E Thakur handed over a cheque of Rs 50 lakh to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
  63. The banks in Telangana state will provide 6000 crore rupees loans to the poor under Mudra Yojana said by Union Labour Minister Bandaru dattatreya
  64. South Indian Bank has tied-up with National Australia Bank (NAB) for online inward remittance from Australia at competitive rates.
  65.  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the Income Declaration Scheme 2016 will remain functioning till September 30 for filing of Declarations and Payments
  66. RBI authorises 29 agency banks to accept payments of I-T dues , sufficiently in advance of the due date to avoid last minute rush.
  67. IDFC Bank launched Twitter campaign dubbed #IDFCTwitterResume which will help in applying for a new job as simple as sending out a tweet.
  68. DBS Bank decided to set up its biggest technology hub outside its headquarters in Hyderabad.
  69. Royal Bank of Scotland(RBS) is to shut its banking operations in India having given up on efforts to find a buyer as the planned to reduce its international operations to 13 countries from the current 38.
  70. State Bank of India has planned to merge its five associate banks and also to merge Bharatiya Mahila Bank.
  71. Nepal SBI Bank has launched payment gateway to facilitate online trade and non-trade transactions between the Himalayan nation and India.The lender handed over a cheque for Rs 5.21 crore to Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli for PM Natural Disaster Relief Fund.
  72. Punjab National Bank(PNB) reported a net loss of Rs 5,370 crore in the March quarter, the biggest ever quarterly loss in India’s bank history.
  73. Honda Motors Scooter India (HMSI) has partnered with IndusInd Bank to cater retail finance to buyers.
  74. Nomura financial Services Company has wholly withdrawn its mutual fund joint venture with LIC of India.LIC holds a 45 per cent stake and LIC Housing Finance a 20 per cent stake in the venture
  75. Islamic Development Bank to open its first branch at Ahmedabad.
  76. EPFO doubles insurance for subscribers to Rs 6 lakh.
  77. Union Bank of India launches e-SBTR to facilitate stamp duty and registration on property purchases.
  78. Coverfox announces tie up with Oriental Insurance Company.
  79. HDFC among world’s top 10 consumer financial services firms.
  80. India’s growth to rise to 8 percent in FY2019: Fitch.
  81. Tea Board has designated Bank of India as the new settlement bank for PanIndia E-auction from sale number 25.
  82. Bharti Airtel Business and GBI entered into a strategic partnership to increase Airtel’s direct reach to many new countries in the Middle East.
  83. Zone Startups to launch empower to support women entrepreneurs who are building technology ventures.
  84. Apollo Hospitals has signed a MoU with William Osler Health System aims to positively impact the health and wellness of the patients
  85. Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto
  86. American Online cab aggregator Uber and china’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has announced a global partnership for payment platform Alipay.
  87. IT major Mphasis and Tone Tag a sound-based proximity communication company entered into a strategic partnership to provide a range of digital banking solutions for the banking and retail industries.
  88. Capgemini jointly with Nasscom has launched their digital literacy centre at the Helen Keller Institute of Deaf and Deaf & blind dedicated to training individuals in Digital Literacy in Panvel and surrounding areas of Navi Mumbai
  89. Reliance power is all set to setup a 3,000 MW LNG-based power plant in Bangladesh.The first Phase of 750MW gas-based power plant established at Meghnaghat near Dhaka
  90. Union government has approved the proposal of Infosys to set up an IT/ITeS special economic zone in Bengaluru.
  91. Flipkart launch its Maps service with Social Technology Lab by Dr. Ashwin Mahesh MapUnity. MapUnity started TechNagara social network for Smart Cities mission
  92. Indian-American Syamantak Payra won the prestigious Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award for developing a low-cost electronically-aidedknee brace that enables a person with a weakened leg to walk.
  93. Eminent Harry Potter Series Author JK Rowling honored with the highest French civilian honour French Legion of Honour.
  94. AR Rahman conferred with Japan’s Fukuoka prize 2016
  95. Virat Kohli named T20 Player of the year, Ashwin best bowler at Ceat Award event.
  96. Discus thrower Seema Punia qualifies for Rio Olympics
  97. Real Madrid FC wins 2016 UEFA Champions League.
  98. Sunrisers Beat RCB By 8 Runs To Win IPL Trophy
  99. Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco Grand Prix
  100. Alastair Cook Becomes Youngest Cricketer To Score 10000 Test Runs

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  1. Repected sir .can you tell me about the joining dates of ibps clerk 5 student central bank of india…..this bank has not sent any notification regarding ibps clerk 5..

  2. Thnq So Much 🙂
    But at the mean time I would like to know if this is the first time you provide 100 CA Capsule for a month or have done it 4 d previous months too.
    If so plz let me knw 🙂

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