May 2018 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs May 2018: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of May 2018 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointments Current Affairs
  • 1983 batch Senior Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Sitanshu Ranjan Kar has took over as the 27th Principal Spokesperson of the Government of India and the Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB). He succeeded Frank Noronha, who superannuated on Monday.
  • Former Australian player Justin Langer was appointed chief coach of Australian cricket team on May 2, 2018. Justin Langer has replaced former coach Darren Lehmann, who recently resigned from his post after the ball-tempering controversy. Langer, who made his Test debut against the West Indies in 1993, has scored 7696 runs in Australia for 105 Tests.
  • Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on 4th May 2018.
  • Dr. Mahathir Mohammed sworn once again on 10 May 2018 as the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Mahatir Mohammed's alliance got 113 seats in the election. Dr. Mahatir is the oldest Prime Minister of any country in the world. He was the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981 to 2003.
  • Former President of the BCCI Shashank Manohar has been elected as the Independent President of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the second term on 15th May 2018. He was elected the Chairman of ICC for the first time in 2016.
  • Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar has been sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Manipur High Court. He was sworn in as the fifth Chief Justice of Manipur High Court on May 19, 2018. He graduated in Life Science from Loyola College, Chennai and got a Law degree from Madras Law College.
  • Janata Dal Secular Chairman HD Kumaraswamy took oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 23, 2018. HD Kumaraswamy is the son of former Prime Minister of the country HD Deve Gowda.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • The Swedish Academy has decided to postpone 2018 Nobel Prize in literature, now it will be provided in 2019.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • American company Walmart has bought India's largest e-commerce company Flipkart on May 09, 2018. Wal-Mart CEO has announced to buy a 77% stake in Flipkart for $ 16 billion (one lakh five thousand 360 crore). This is Walholm's largest acquisition so far.
Top Important Days Current Affairs
  • World Asthma Day is celebrated on the first Tuesday of every May. This year, it falls on May 1.World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. The theme of World Asthma Day 2018 is "Never too early, never too late. It's always the right time to address airways disease."
  • International Biodiversity Day was celebrated all over the world on 22nd May. The theme for International Biodiversity 2018 is 'Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity'.
  • Like every year World Tobacco Prohibition Day (World No Tobacco Day) was celebrated on 31 May 2018. The theme for World Tobacco Prohibition Day 2018 was 'Tobacco and Heart Disease'.


Top India Current Affairs
  • The third edition of the United Nations Peace Campaign for African Partners (UNPCAP) was held in New Delhi.
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been ranked 13th in the top 50 universities in the Times Higher Education Emerging Economics University Ranking 2018.
  • BSE U.S. Has become the first Indian exchange to be recognized as the Offshore Securities Market (DOSM) designated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • The 16 year old girl of Haryana, Shivangi Pathak, made history by defeating the world's highest peak Mt. Everest (29,000 feet) on May 17, 2018. She has become the youngest Indian woman to do this.
Top Obituaries Current Affairs
  • Senior theater and film director Dilip Kolhatkar passed away on 04 May 2018 He was 71 years old.
  • Former Pakistani hockey player Mansoor Ahmed passed away on 12th May 2018 in Karachi. He was 49 years old. He played 388 international matches for Pakistan. He made Pakistan a world champion by defending the goal in the penalty shootout against the Netherlands in the final of 1994 World Cup.
  • South Korea's fourth largest company LG Group chairman Ku Bong-mo died on May 20, 2018 after a prolonged illness. He was 73 years old.
  • Veteran Bollywood actress Geeta Kapoor passed away on 26th May at an old age home in Mumbai’s Andheri. She was 67 years old.Gita played the role of Rajkumar's second wife in Kamal Amrohi's Pakija.
Top Reports Current Affairs
  • According to 'Asia Bank Global Property Remittance Review', India is the sixth richest country in the world with an asset of $ 8,230 billion.
Top Science Current Affairs
  • Scientists have discovered world’s second oldest grain of magmatic zircon (a mineral that contains traces of radioactive isotopes) from Champua Singhbhum rock sample in Odisha’s Kendujhar district. It is an estimated 4,240 million years old, making it world’s second oldest rock ever to be discovered. It is oldest magmatic zircon on earth.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Hockey India (HI) has recommended Indian men's hockey team player Manpreet Singh and women's team goalkeeper Savita for the Arjuna Award.
  • China won the World Table Tennis Championship title by defeating Germany 3-0 on 06 May 2018. China has consistently won the titles in this tournament for 9 times.
  • India's star lady shooter Heena Sidhu has won gold medal in women's 10 meter air pistol event in international shooting competition organized in Hanover.
  • Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal defeated Alexander Zvereva to win the Rome Masters Tennis Tournament for the eighth time. Nadal beat Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in the final of the 3-set final.
  • South African cricketer AB De Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket on May 23, 2018 with immediate effect. He scored 8765 runs in 114 Tests, 9577 runs in 228 one-day matches and 1672 runs by playing 78 matches of T20 cricket. He is the fastest player to score century in ODI cricket.
  • China won the Thomas Cup for the 10th time On May 27 2018 as Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen saved two match points to beat Japan’s scratch pair Keigo Sonoda/Yuta Watanabe 17-21, 21-19, 22-20 in a deciding second men’s doubles match. China last won the Thomas Cup title in 2012.
  • Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets to win the IPL 2018 title on May 27, 2018. This is the third title of Chennai Super Kings.
  • Top Indian flag throw (Discuss throw) Athlete Vikas Gowda retired on May 29, 2018 after playing more than 15 years. He became the first and only Indian male athlete to win silver in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and gold medal in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He participated in the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
Top World Current Affairs
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Nepal has become the first country in Southeast Asia to eliminate trachoma.
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