MAY 2018 CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS -SHORT NOTES

WhatsApp chief executive officer and co-founder Jan koum has decided to quit the company. He is leaving the company over disagreement about privacy and encryption. He has also decided to quit Facebook board of directors. WhatsApp is the largest messaging service across the world.

World asthma Day celebrated on ?

1st May. The theme of 2018 World asthma day was "Never too early, Never too late". Asthama is lung disease

Amazon founder Jeff bezos company blue origin launched a a rocket named "New Shepard". Blue origin is US Aerospace company.


Haryana became first state to launch gobardhan Yojana. This was ambitious scheme launched by central government and announced in budget 2018 which will help cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost biogas and bio CNG.


International Labour Day was observed on 1st May.


The new coach of men's hockey team is ?

Harendra Singh. He has also led India's junior men's hockey team world cup in 2016. The new coach of India's women hockey team will be Sjoerd Marine.

Vibrant Northeast 2018 was held on 3rd May in which city of India? 

It was held in Guwahati, the purpose of the event is to inform the citizens about the schemes project and grants of Central Government. This was the fourth edition of vibrant North East Expo.

Who has been appointed as IRDAI chairman?

Subhash Chandra. IRDAI stands for insurance regulatory Development Authority of India which regulates the Insurance sector of the country.

At which place Vijay Prahar exercise has been conducted?

Suratgarh Rajasthan. The main aspect of this training exercise was to enhance  capabilities of military to fight with army helicopters and in nuclear environment.

World press freedom day was observed on ?

3rd May. The day is celebrated for fundamental principles of press freedom and 2018 theme for world press freedom day is - "keeping power in check : media, justice, and The rule of law"

In which state of India "Go to village" mission has been launched?

Manipur. This mission has been launched so that the government facilities for needy and the people deserving these facilities would be helped at their door step. This mission was launched in 60 villages of Manipur.

Recently the news came about Pakyong airport, which is set to become India's 100th  operational airport. In which state this airport lies?

Sikkim. Sikkim is the only state in India which does not have any airport and it is all set to be commissioned in June. SpiceJet has been granted permission to fly from Kolkata to Pakyong.

Who has sworn in as acting governor of Manipur?

Jagdish Mukhi. He is also the governor of Assam and Meghalaya and is holding the office of Manipur in absence of governor Najma Heptullah. Article 153 allows a Governor to be head of 2 States.

The first state ever to issue land document online is?

Maharashtra. Maharashtra has now became the first state to provide digitally signed Land Record receipt that is also known as 7 /12 receipt. These receipts are used by farmers for loan Agreement, and availing government facilities.

Asian infrastructure investment bank has conducted 4th regional conference at which place?

Bengaluru. It was 2-day conference and was organised by Ministry of Finance.

Which Indian shuttler has now become Deputy  Collector in Andhra Pradesh?

Kidambi Srikanth. In June 2017 Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh offered him the post of group 1 officer after winning Indonesian and Australian Open title.

"Mahavedh" a mobile application to provide weather related information to farmers has been launched in which state?

Maharashtra. The app will provide weather forecast humidity for 15 days it will also provide forecast of lightning.

65th National Film Award 2018 

Best actress award goes to Hindi film Mom - actress Sridevi. she was awarded posthumously.
Best feature film award was given to Assamese film "village Rockstar"
Best actor award was given to Bengali actor "Riddhi Sen" for the movie Nagar Keertan.

The world busiest air International route is?

 Singapore - Kuala Lumpur
As per report  of 20 busiest international airports, Singapore - Kuala Lumpur is considered to be the busiest followed by Hong Kong - Taipei route  and Jakarta-Singapore air route.

Which state government has decided to recruit transgender in police?

Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh has became the first state of India to recruit transgender in police while TamilNadu beecame 1st state to recruit transgender Police officers.

In which field Nobel Prize for 2018 will not be given?

Literature. 2018 Nobel Prize for literature will be given in the year 2019 along with the winners of 2019.

Which firm has decided to setup 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspot in Andhra Pradesh?

Google.in will set up 25000 Wi-Fi Hotspots in all gram-panchayats of the state by December 2018. Also Google has installed hundred railway stations with Wi-Fi network and by 2018 the connectivity will go up to 400 railway stations.

Which city of India hosted festival of Bharat?

New Delhi. It was 6-day long festival from 9th of May to 14th, which was organised at Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts New Delhi.

Which country has launched APSTAR - 6 C COMMUNICATION SATELLITE?

China. The satellite will provide TV transmission, communication, internet and multimedia services across Asia Pacific region. The rocket was developed and designed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

At which place star Khel MahaKumbh was launched?

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. The event witnessed athletes of volleyball basketball, cricket, football  and athletics from 5000 village and 1 lakh youth participation.

Joint Military Exercise between India-Nepal to Be held In Uttarakhand.

Exercise name - SURYA KIRAN at Pithoragarh which is conducted two times a year.
Objective - Strengthen military cooperation, counter terrorism

The bollywood actor who will Promote 2 Major Initiatives of NITI Aayog (promotion of BHIM and the Women Entrepreneurship)?
Sushant Singh Rajput.

"Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017"  has been give to ?

INS Tarini team members. The award was presented by woman & child development minister Smt. Maneka Gandhi. INS Tarini is 6-member team who carried out voyage named "Navika SagarParikrama".

Winner of Santokbaa Humanitarian’ award are?

- Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and space scientist A S Kiran Kumar received the award from President of India. The award is given by  Shree Ramkrishna Knowledge Foundaton.


Which department of government has  launched PRAAPTI web & App service?
Power Minister R K Singh has launched web portal and App called PRAAPTI.
‘Praapti’ stands for ‘Payment ratification and analysis in power procurement. 
It aims to bring transparency in power purchase transactions between Generators and power distribution company.

Who recently became the oldest prime minister in the world at the age of 92?
Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia

Who has been selected as green ambassador of Sikkim?

Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan. He will promote Sikkim as green destination which is nationally and internationally recognized as state with abundant natural resources.

19th National Technology day was celebrated on ?

11th of May, Every year we celebrate National Technology day on 11th of May to commemorate successful nuclear test at Pokhran, Rajasthan. On the same day India successfully test fired "Trishul" missile and indigenously built aircraft Hansa - 3. Since 1999 National technology is celebrated on the same day. This year on the occasion of national Technology day India's first lithium ion battery charger was unveiled at New Delhi which was done by president Ram Nath kovind. The charger is developed by ampere vehicles in New Delhi under make in India initiative.

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu inaugurated biggest Solar Power Plant of the state at energy awareness Park. The plant has the capacity of 1 megawatt and is built with investment of 8.5 crore.


Which rocket has been launched by space X which is newest and the most powerful of its class?

Falcon 9 . The rocket has also Carried a high Orbit communication satellite for Bangladesh.

Madrid Open title 2018 winner ?

Petra kvitova defeated her Dutch opponent Kiki Bertens in the finals of Madrid open she has became the first woman to win this tournament 3 times.

Spanish Grand  Prix winner 2018?

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Formula 1 Championship Spanish Grand Prix. 

Italian open Winner 2018

Rafael Nadal of Spain defeated Alexander zverev to win Italian open for record 8th time. 

New York stock exchange has got its first woman chief in 226 year history. Her name is?

Stacey Cunningham is is now the President of New York stock exchange. Prior to this she was chief operating officer of NSYE she is 43 years old.

71st World Health Assembly was held at which place?

Geneva, Switzerland. The Indian delegation was led by JP Nadda (Union Health Minister) at the World Health assembly. The theme for 2018 World Health Assembly was: health for all commit to Universal health coverage.

Anti terrorism day observed on . 

21st May. The announcement of national anti terrorism day came after the Assassination of India's prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in the year 1991 on 21st May.

The first country in the world to unveil a floating nuclear power plant?

Russia is the first country to do so. It was constructed by countries power from Rustom which is 472 X 98 foot which two nuclear reactors with 35 megawatt each.

Recently who became the youngest woman to climb the Mount Everest?

Shivangi Pathak of Haryana at the age of 16 scaled Mount Everest from Nepal side and became the youngest ever to do so. With this see spread the message that women could defeat any obstacle that comes on her way.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of India has longest Road tunnel in Jammu Kashmir known as zojila tunnel which is on Srinagar - Leh National Highway. The total length of national highway will be 14.2 kilometres which will be India's longest road tunnel and Asia's longest bidirectional tunnel with all weather connectivity.


World Telecommunication and information society day was observed on ?

17th of May. The theme of WTISD 2018 is "enabling the positive use of artificial intelligence for all".

DRDO award 2017 presented by Defence Minister to Dr. VK Saraswat and was given DRDO lifetime achievement award 2017. What is given for wonderful contribution in the field of Defence research and development & scientific advisor


The first ever all - women post office Passport Seva Kendra starts operation in?


Phagwara, Punjab


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