May 2009 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World


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Current Affairs of 01 May 2009

  • Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has started screening passengers for swine flu.
  • Pleasantly surprised for Amitabh Bachchan to know that son Abhishek had bagged three nominations for the awards this year, to be held in China.
  • Oscar winning Indian music director A.R. Rahman is placed at 59th position and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is ranked 31st in the Time 100 list of the World.
  • The railway police have given a clean chit to the officials of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.
  • Actor Katrina Kaif has got a new Khan in her life – new kid of the block Imran Khan.
  • Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on dismissed Barack Obama’s unusual censure of the Pakistan government.
  • Spaniard Jose Brasa will take over the coaching reins of the Indian hockey team from this month’s Asia Cup.

Current Affairs of 02 May 2009

  • Asia gets first Swine flu case in Hong Kong.
  • All airports to screen passengers for H1N1 virus from today.
  • BJP leader Chetan Chauhan was the first Test cricketer to finish his Test career with over 2000 runs but without a century.
  • Indian migrants to challenge new UK immigration law.
  • Shadab Jakati picks up 4 wickets as Delhi Daredevils manage 145/8 in 20 overs against Chennai.

Current Affairs of 03 May 2009

  • American President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle step out on first ‘date’ since moving into White House on January 20 on Saturday Night.
  • Lt Gen Kul Bahadur Khadka, the army’s number two and a confidant of Prachanda, will replace Gen Rukmanga Katawal as the acting army chief.
  • Kings XI Punjab achieve the target of 154 runs on the last ball of the match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • IPL success spurs South Africa to launch SPL.
  • Sindh authorities lift ban on Imran’s entry.
  • India hands over a list of wanted terrorists to Bangladesh.

Current Affairs of 04 May 2009

  • Prachanda quits as Nepal PM after army row escalates.
  • Shah Rukh Khan?s team has a brand value of $ 42.1 million, followed closely by the Rajasthan Royals, who have a brand value of $ 39.5 million.
  • Gautam Gambhir is the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth while Harbhajan Singh is the top Indian bowler at sixth in the latest ICC Test Rankings.
  • The 15-member Indian team for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in England will be led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Current Affairs of 05 May 2009

  • Hewlett Packard will soon unveil HP CloudPrint to enable BlackBerry users to print emails, photos, web pages and other documents from their smartphones to the nearest printer.
  • Yuki Bhambri’s maiden ITF title win last month has helped the teenager jump 619 places to a career best 839.
  • Ida Ljungqvist has been chosen as the Playboy Playmate of the Year. The 27-year-old is the magazine”s first African-European playmate.
  • Shah Rukh Khan is one indulgent man. The actor?s new passion is a state-of-the-art vanity van that many are calling a spaceship.
  • Maruti to launch hatchback Ritz on May 15.

Current Affairs of 06 May 2009

  • Out of 30, the Indian Americans who have made to the coveted list are Sudip Bose, Anish Mahajan, Raj Shah and Manish Sethi.
  • Hollywood actor Dom DeLuise has died after a year-long bout with cancer, his family announced Tuesday. He was 75.
  • US wants India to sign NPT along with Pak, Israel, N Korea.
  • Hind Shakti is the Indian army’s seventh major exercise since it unveiled its proactive Cold Start battle strategy in 2004.

Current Affairs of 07 May 2009

  • IPL 6: Rajasthan Royals win by 7 wickets against Bangalore.
  • Anil Ambani firm enters media outsourcing business.
  • Jet to launch low-fare Jet Konnect.
  • Over 100 dead in US strikes in Afghanistan.
  • A.R. Rahman and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones are teaming up to make music for peace.

Current Affairs of 08 May 2009

  • V Chamundeshwarnath has been appointed by the BCCI as a India’s manager for T20 World Cup.
  • The Censor Board on Friday banned the controversial title track of Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming film Rann.
  • John Abraham is the latest Bollywood male icon to jump onto the fairness cream bandwagon.
  • IPL 6: Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets.
  • Manchester United signed 5-year deal with Airtel.
  • India’s Grand Master Viswanathan Anand received his sixth Chess Oscar and third in a row before the start of the President Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Current Affairs of 09 May 2009

  • Delhi gangrape: HC to pronounce verdict on constable Subhash Tomar’s death today.
  • BJP MP Tarun Vijay accuses Google of violating mapping laws by showing military installations.
  • IPL 6: Shaun Marsh wants to drive Kings XI Punjab to glory.
  • Maharashtra BJP leader Madhu Chavan booked for raping ex-party worker.

Current Affairs of 10 May 2009

  • Pork found in halal school burgers in Britain, Muslim groups consider legal action.
  • Cabinet approves phase four of UID scheme, 40 crore residents to be benefitted.
  • KFC may cost more after McDonald’s franchise decides to increase prices.
  • Newbie Chetna portrays MMS victim on screen.
  • India-China border row: Situation normal, but trouble could erupt again.

Current Affairs of 11 May 2009

  • Cyber thieves hacked Indian card-processing company in ’21st-century bank heist’.
  • Madhya Pradesh tribal youths decide to hold Facebook panchayat.
  • After 17 days, woman pulled out of rubble of bagladesh building collapse.
  • India’s first indigenous MCW shop inaugurated in Odisha.
  • After 17 days, woman pulled out of rubble of bagladesh building collapse.

Current Affairs of 12 May 2009

  • At least 32 killed, over 200 injured on Pakistan election day.
  • NASA astronauts replace International Space Station’s leaky pump.
  • PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif looks set for third term as Pakistan prime minister.
  • Assets of arrested Saradha chief and aides? At least Rs 750 crore.
  • Mandira Bedi the new cover girl of Women’s Health Magazine.

Current Affairs of 13 May 2009

  • Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: Supreme Court to hear Talwars’ plea today.
  • Siddaramaiah to take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister today.
  • Queen Elizabeth II should abdicate in case of illness and allow Prince Charles to become king, says UK poll.
  • Iran’s election race gets peculiar with former prez Rafsanjani in the fray.
  • Brazil’s killer cars: Thousands die in accidents every year.

Current Affairs of 14 May 2009

  • One of Cold War’s most wanted men and self-proclaimed revolutionary Carlos the Jackal appeals his life sentence in French court.
  • Ranbaxy pleads guilty in US, to pay $500 million in settlement.
  • CBI court summons all accused in Jagan assets case on June 7.
  • IPL 6: High-flying Chennai Super Kings face lowly Delhi Daredevils today.
  • Berlusconi sex trial: Prosecutors want six-year jail for ex-PM.

Current Affairs of 15 May 2009

  • Cyclone kills seven in Sri Lanka, thousands displaced.
  • Obama calls Nawaz Sharif, congratulates him on poll win.
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant’s commissioning postponed for next month.
  • Difference of opinions, favouritism, internal politics… Team Kolkata Knight Riders’ split wide open.
  • Rahul-backed MGNREGA scheme a flop show in his own constituency Amethi.

Current Affairs of 16 May 2009

  • Daughter-in-law should not be treated as domestic help, says Supreme Court.
  • India will join Olympic movement soon, says Sports Minister Jitendra Singh.
  • For Google CEO Larry Page, happiness is a warm computer.
  • Amitabh Bachchan, DiCaprio declare Cannes Film Festival open.
  • Nigeria commences troops deployment in three emergency declared states.

Current Affairs of 17 May 2009

  • Delhi Gangrape victim’s mother to depose as prosecution witness today.
  • Sanjay Dutt reaches Arthur jail in Mumbai, likely to be shifted to Pune prison after two days.
  • Congress Brahmin lobby feels ‘alienated’ by Rahul Gandhi’s OBC push.
  • BJP hesitant over naming state heads due to differences among stalwarts.
  • Delhi Police reveal how Indian Premier League becomes Indian Punters League.

Current Affairs of 18 May 2009

  • Arrested Rajasthan Royals player S Sreesanth seeks copy of FIR in IPL spot-fixing case.
  • IPL spot-fixing scandal: Three cricketers to be questioned again.
  • IPL 6: Punjab look for a face-saving win against Mumbai today.
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah expands ministry, leaves out mining-tainted aspirants.
  • Delhi Police sends out teams to track spot-fixing money trail in four cities.

Current Affairs of 19 May 2009

  • BJP to throw light on PM candidature in Goa’s national executive meet.
  • Congress won’t name PM before 2014 Lok Sabha polls, says Digvijaya Singh.
  • Northern Railway plans to ease traffic congestion at New Delhi station.
  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to India opens door for talks on all fronts.
  • A kleptocracy called India! High profile resignations of ministers expose the underbelly of corrupt political class.

Current Affairs of 20 May 2009

  • A kleptocracy called India! High profile resignations of ministers expose the underbelly of corrupt political class.
  • Obama walks a fine line with Myanmar president’s landmark visit.
  • Two Andhra Pradesh ministers charged in Jaganmohan case quit.
  • Spot-fixing scandal: Delhi Police chief claims to have damning proof to nail tainted trio.
  • Yahoo Board approves $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr.
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Current Affairs of 21 May 2009

  • Ex-president Rafsanjani likely to lose candidature as Iran plans to bar physically feeble contestants.
  • UP govt won’t order CBI probe into cases of hate speech against Varun Gandhi.
  • India, China agree to address trade imbalance issue through greater cooperation.
  • National Green Tribunal directs authorities to demolish illegal structures on Yamuna.
  • Narendra Modi to attend BJP’s first parliamentary board meeting today.

Current Affairs of 22 May 2009

  • AAP leader Prashant Bhushan threatens legal action against new CAG’s appointment.
  • Aarushi murder case: Rajesh Talwar says CBI did not enact dummy scene of Hemraj’s body.
  • Left Front, BJD among likely constituents of a Third Front: Headlines Today-CVoter poll.
  • World’s biggest Russian nuke-submarines to be scrapped.
  • Spot-fixing: Vindu tells police he was in touch with an IPL team owner’s relative.

Current Affairs of 23 May 2009

  • US Army sergeant accused of videotaping female cadets in shower.
  • FBI says man shot dead while being questioned about Boston bombings.
  • CBI files chargesheet against Madhu Koda in disproportionate assets case.
  • Survival is what UPA-II is all about! Govt’s self-congratulatory report card falls flat, marred with failures.
  • British soldier hacked in suspected Islamist attack, suspects possibly linked to Nigeria.

Current Affairs of 24 May 2009

  • Three Indian films that may become runaway awardees at Cannes International Film Festival.
  • Two more arrested by British police as London attack probe widens.
  • Obama limits use of US drones, offers steps to close Guantanamo.
  • NIA rubbishes ATS-CBI’s fake bomb-based investigations in 2006 Malegaon blast case.
  • Chit fund companies did not spare even sex workers in West Bengal, duped them of over Rs 9 crore.

Current Affairs of 25 May 2009

  • After spending 13 years and over Rs 12 crore, MCD’s web portal yet to become functional.
  • Pakistan Army opens fire on Indian posts along LoC in J-K; brigadier, 2 jawans injured.
  • India, US in talks to prepare for PM Manmohan Singh’s visit.
  • Spot-fixing: BCCI plans to suspend N. Srinivasan if he doesn’t resign.

Current Affairs of 26 May 2009

  • Karnataka CM to bring back two temples, denotified by BJP, under govt ambit.
  • Under darkening clouds of betting, IPL climaxes today with Chennai Super Kings-Mumbai Indians finale.
  • Rahul Gandhi calls Chhattisgarh Maoist ambush an attack on democracy.
  • Not funny: Comedy Central channel banned for 10 days for offending good taste.
  • Woolwich attack: Anti-Muslim actions rise in UK over slaughter of British soldier.

Current Affairs of 27 May 2009

  • Chhattisgarh government agrees to NIA probe in Maoist attack on Congress leaders.
  • Misguided individuals trying to derail introduction of four-year courses, say academicians in support of DU.
  • Reality bites! Schoolchildren in Akhilesh’s UP forced to clean school premises before class.
  • Meet the Chinese human snail who sails through cities with his 60-kg portable house on his back.
  • Vindu sings of prominent Chennai hotelier, four other players named in spot-fixing net.

Current Affairs of 28 May 2009

  • Families of Mahendra Karma, Nand Kumar Patel to get Z-plus security cover.
  • Amway India chairman, 2 directors arrested on charges of fraud in Kerala.
  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to spread love this weekend.
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini: Finally there is something called ‘mini’.
  • Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE-2013) Results today.

Current Affairs of 29 May 2009

  • Padma Bhushan N. Seshagiri, founder director-general of NIC, dies at 73.
  • UK clears extradition of navy war room leak accused Ravi Shankaran.
  • Meiyappan’s custody ends today, police likely to seek extension.
  • Aashiqui 2 joins the Rs 100 crore club.
  • Denied JEE chance, blind CBSE topper opts for US varsity.

Current Affairs of 30 May 2009

  • Digital village project brings government at people’s doorsteps in Tripura.
  • Rajya Sabha polls in Assam today, Manmohan Singh’s victory certain.
  • Pilibhit court issues notice to BJP MP Varun Gandhi in hate speech case.
  • DoT likely to slap Rs 650 crore demand notice on Airtel.
  • Finally, India may get to grill Headley and Rana in 26/11 Mumbai attack case.

Current Affairs of 31 May 2009

  • Party hopper CP Yogeshwara is Mulayam’s new poster boy in Karnataka.
  • Madhya Pradesh BJP chief names Ajit Jogi as conspirator in Maoist attack.
  • Google doodle celebrates Julius Richard Petri’s 161st birth anniversary.
  • International gold medallist shooter Varsha Tomar’s husband arrested for dowry harassment.
  • BCCI asks 3-member panel to probe roles of Meiyappan, owners of CSK, RR; Justice Chouta assures fair enquiry.

May 2009 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World
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