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May 2019 Current Affairs Bullets Format – Monthly Current Affairs for SSC UPSC Railway Banking and Other Exams

May-2019 Bullets – Most Important Monthly Current Affairs

  1. Which of the following country topped the Asian Wrestling Championship 2019 medal tally? – Iran
  2. Which of the following country has recently withdrawn from the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty? – USA
  3. The Defence Ministry has awarded a contract of worth____________ to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) to build eight anti-submarine warfare shallow watercraft (ASWSWC) for the Indian Navy. – Rs 6,311 crore
  4. Wipro Consumer Care announced that it is acquiring personal care company__________,which is based in the Philippines. – Splash
  5. Who among the following is set to become the first wrestler from India to fight at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York? – Bajrang Punia
  6. Who among the following won the outstanding achievement as a player award at the fourth edition of the annual India Golf Industry Association (GIA) awards at the Delhi Golf Club? – Gaganjeet Bhullar
  7. Which of the following city hosted the 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action & Disaster Preparedness? – Kathmandu
  8. Who among the following was named Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Players’ Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season? – Virgil van Dijk
  9. Who among the following has become the first Indian to break into the top-25 of world rankings in Table Tennis? – G Sathiyan
  10. India Ratings & Research (A Fitch Group Company) has lowered the country’s growth forecast for the current fiscal to _______. – 7.3%
  11. Who among the following was appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Lokpal? – Dilip Kumar
  12. International Workers’ Day is celebrated across the world on___________ every year. – 1st May
  13. Which of the following firm has recently launched a recurring payment service for merchants that are working on a digital subscription model? – Paytm
  14. Markets regulator SEBI directed ______to pay more than Rs 625 crore in the case of misuse of its co-location facility. – NSE
  15. India was the world’s ______biggest military spender in 2018 according to new data think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). – 4th
  16. BSE has appointed its first independent woman director_________. – Jayshree Vyas
  17. Who among the following has set a record with the most wins ever, taking home 12 honours at the Billboard Music Awards? – Drake
  18. Indian shooting ace_________ has been ranked the world number one in the women’s 10 metres air rifle. – Apurvi Chandela
  19. Who among the following has been named as the next President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), becoming the first non-British President of the club? – Kumar Sangakkara
  20. Which of the following bank had announced that it will link its interest rate on savings account with a balance above Rs1 lakh and short-term loans like overdraft and cash credit facility to Reserve Bank of India’s repo rate, effective 1 May 2019? – SBI
  21. Which of the following country has emerged as the third largest foreign direct investor in India during 2017-18? – The Netherlands
  22. World Tuna Day is celebrated every year on_______. – 2 May
  23. Which of the following country has become India’s top crude oil supplier for the second consecutive year, meeting more than one-fifth of the country’s oil needs in the 2018-19 fiscal year? – Iraq
  24. The first part of the Indo-French joint naval exercise ______ was kicked off the Goa coast. – Varuna 19.1
  25. Who among the following has become the first Indian to win gold at the Ali Aliev wrestling tournament? – Bajrang Punia
  26. Who among the following was conferred with France’s highest civilian honour, Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur, for his contribution to India-France space cooperation? – A S Kiran Kumar
  27. What is the name of the all-women police patrol unit launched by Mangaluru City Police? – Rani Abbakka Force
  28. Which of the following organisation has become the first operator to start optical fiber-based high-speed broadband service in Pulwama with the launch of ‘Bharat Fibre’? – BSNL
  29. Which of the following country has formed a new law that aims to expand government control over the Internet? – Russia
  30. Which of the following country’s parliament became the first national legislative body in the world to declare a climate change emergency? – UK
  31. World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is celebrated all over the world on the________. – May 3rd
  32. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has appointed_________ as its policy director for India. – Sanjay Ubale
  33. According to the Asian Development Outlook 2019 report Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow by ______ in 2019. – 5.7%
  34. _________, president at Paytm, has resigned from his post. – Bhushan Patil
  35. Defence ministry has approved the procurement of 10 Kamov Ka-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control helicopters for the Indian Navy. The cost of the deal would be around ________. – Rs 3,600 crore
  36. Xavi Hernandez has announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of the current season. He plays for _______. – Spain
  37. Who among the following has been sworn in as the top military officer of the 29-nation NATO military alliance? – Tod D. Wolters
  38. Which of the following city will host the 8th Asian Youth Women Handball Championship in which 10 teams will be participating in August 2019? – Jaipur
  39. Which of the following city hosted the 16th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)? – Doha
  40. Common Service Centre’s (CSC) e-Governance Services India Limited has tied up with __________________ to upscale ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’. – IIT- Kanpur
  41. Which organisation has launched a $5 Billion Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for the Asia and Pacific region recently? – Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  42. The 52nd Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors was held in- – Fiji
  43. A Japanese aerospace start-up Interstellar Technology Inc. has successfully launched a first privately developed rocket _____________ into space. – Momo-3
  44. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (Space X) launched its __________________ commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) by using Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon Spacecraft. – 17th
  45. Pakistan’s former captain and star all-rounder Shahid Afridi released his autobiography, titled ‘__________’. – Game Changer
  46. World Laughter Day 2019 is celebrated on- – 5th May
  47. Prominent writer and academician _________ passed away following a cardiac arrest recently. – Maramraju Satyanarayana Rao
  48. Which organisation has launched new initiative named Global Registry of Violent Deaths (GReVD) to count deaths caused by all forms of violence across the world and display these in open-source database. – SIPRI
  49. India will be attending the Group of 7 industrialised nations meet organised by _____________ in August 2019 along with Australia, Chile, and South Africa. – France
  50. SIPRI is an international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. It was based in-? – Sweden
  51. The RBI has stated that it had imposed a penalty of INR ____________________ lakh on Western Union Financial Services Inc., USA. – INR 29.67 lakh
  52. The fourth of Indian Navy’s stealth Scorpene class Submarines of Project 75, ____________________ was launched at the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Limited at Mumbai in Maharashtra. – INS Vela
  53. Ace Indian ________________ players Saurav Ghoshal and Joshna Chinappa won their respective Asian Individual Squash Championship titles in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. – squash
  54. INS Ranjit, an Indian navy destroyer built by erstwhile USSR, is set to be decommissioned. The third of the five Kashin-class destroyers, it was commissioned in- – 1983
  55. As per the RBI housing loans given by RRBs and SFBs to individuals up to _______ in metropolitan centers (with population of 10 lakh and above) and INR 25 lakh in other centers, will be eligible for classification under priority sector lending. – INR 35 lakh
  56. The IBSA (India, Brazil & South Africa) Sherpas’ Meeting, following the 9th IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Meeting, was held in _______. – Cochin
  57. Which of the following state has passed an act that will allow the shops and other businesses in the state to operate 24×7? – Gujarat
  58. World Asthma Day is an annual event that is observed every year on ________. – First Tuesday in May
  59. Which of the following country recently honoured Lt. Gen. (retd) Jack Farj Rafael (JFR) Jacob, who negotiated the historic surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka after the 1971 Bangladesh’s liberation war with a plaque on the Wall of Honour? – Israel
  60. Who among the following has been honoured in the UK with 2019 V K Krishna Menon award for his outstanding contribution as a pioneer of decolonised journalism? – GD Robert Govender
  61. Who among the following has been appointed as the head coach of the men’s national team? – Dragan Mihailovic
  62. The theme of World Asthma Day 2019 was ________. – STOP for Asthma
  63. The G7’s (Group of Seven) Environment Ministers gathered for a 2-day meeting in__________ to discuss on steps required to handle deforestation, plastic pollution and depletion of coral reefs. – France
  64. Which of the following telecom operator has signed a five-year multi-million-dollar IT outsourcing deal with tech giant IBM? – Vodafone Idea
  65. ________ has decided to enhance the housing loan limits for Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and Small Finance Banks (SFBs) for eligibility under priority sector lending, in a bid to give them a level playing field with other Scheduled Commercial Banks. – RBI
  66. Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has organised a 2-Day meeting of the Regional Heads of Customs Administration of Asia Pacific Region of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) in________. – Kochi
  67. The 15th Finance Commission headed by Chairman, N.K. Singh held a detailed meeting with the Governor and Deputy Governors of RBI in _________. – Mumbai
  68. Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) held a____________ with the stakeholders of the Renewable Energy sector. – Chintan Baithak
  69. Indian boxers finished with a rich haul of six medals, including two gold at the 36th Feliks Stamm International Boxing Tournament in________. – Poland
  70. World Red Cross Day (also known as Red Crescent Day) is observed every year on________. – May 8
  71. The 2019 theme for the World Red Cross Day is_____. – #Love
  72. The National Institute of Open Schooling Ministry of Human Resources Development (NIOS) and National Health Mission of Public Health Department (NHMPH) of Government of ________signed an MOU. – Maharashtra
  73. Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu embarked on a four-day official visit to__________to participate in 16th United Nations Day of Vesak. – Vietnam
  74. The __________ police for the first time has inducted women commandos in the District Reserve Guard (DRG), its frontline anti-Naxal force. – Chhattisgarh
  75. India was re-elected as Observer to the _________, an intergovernmental forum recently. The decision was taken during the 11th ministerial meeting at Rovaniemi, Finland. – Arctic Council
  76. ____________, the first chronicler of Partition, who started building an archive in 1954, passed away at 95 in Chandigarh. – Kirpal Singh
  77. Which of the following country’s Parliament passed a law to curb the spread of fake news under which offenders may face up to 10-year jail or fines of up to INR 5.12 crore? – Singapore
  78. Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in_______. – 1913
  79. The Indian Army is commemorating 2019 as the__________. – Year of Next of Kin
  80. Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) acquired British toy retailer ‘Hamleys’ in about INR ________. – 620 cr
  81. Facebook has chosen _______as the centre for the global roll-out of WhatsApp pay. – London
  82. The 5th United Nations Global Road Safety Week observed from____to___ 2019. – May 6-12
  83. The theme of the Road Safety Week is 2019 is ____________. – Leadership for Road Safety
  84. The Australian flight carrier, _______has operated the world’s first zero-waste commercial flight from Sydney to Adelaide. – Qantas
  85. Bank credit grew by______in the financial year 2018-19 as compared to 10.3% in the previous financial year, mainly aided by loans to services and retail sector. – 13.2%
  86. India Ratings has downgraded the YES bank’s long-term rating to_______with a negative outlook, while reaffirming short-term rating. – IND AA-
  87. A WTO Ministerial meeting of developing countries will be hosted by India in_______. – New Delhi
  88. Which country has declared a climate emergency in their country, to be the second country after Britain to do so? – Ireland
  89. The Padma Bhushan awardee and ITC’s Non-Executive Chairman ___________________ passed away at the age of 72. – YC Deveshwar
  90. Name the actress, who was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles, US recently? – Anne Hathaway
  91. First AH-64E (I)– Apache Guardian helicopter was formally handed over to the Indian Air Force at Boeing production facility in- – USA
  92. National Technology Day is observed every year on ______________ of May in India, acting as a reminder of the anniversary of Shakti. – 11th
  93. Name the Indian actress, who is among the 17 global public figures appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the new advocates to drive action and solidify global political will for the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? – Dia Mirza
  94. Inaugural issue of world’s first exclusive women’s cricket magazine ‘Criczone’ was released with Indian team vice-captain ____________________ featuring as the cover story. – Smriti Mandhana
  95. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on- – 12th May
  96. United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to hold its 5-day long 2020 high-level conference early June in-? – Lisbon
  97. Who has been appointed as the new President of the United Nations General Assembly? – Tijjani Mohammad Bande
  98. What is the theme for International Nurses Day 2019? – Nurses– A Voice to Lead– Health for All
  99. Global air passengers right expert Airhelp has released the list of world’s best airports recently. Which of the following Indian airport has been ranked the world’s eighth best airport? – Rajiv Gandhi International airport, Hyderabad
  100. The 2019 Madrid Open (sponsored by Mutua) is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts at the Park Manzanares in Madrid, Spain. It was the ____________ edition of the event. – 18th
  101. Mumbai Indians became IPL champions for the ___________________ time after defeating Chennai Super Kings by one run in a thrilling final in Hyderabad. – fourth
  102. Who has won the Madrid Open 2019 in Men’s singles? – Novak Djokovic
  103. Kiki Bertens won the Madrid Open 2019 in Women’s singles. She belongs to which country? – Netherlands
  104. Which of the following country has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph) as it continues to develop the revolutionary mode of travel? – Japan
  105. Former Croatia international and manager _______________________ was appointed as the Indian men’s team coach. – Igor Stimac
  106. In 2019, World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on May 11 and October 12. World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) started in-? – 2006
  107. Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder __________________ has officially announced his retirement from football. – Yaya Toure
  108. Sana Mir has become the most successful women’s ODI spinner in history after she took her 147th wicket, highest ever by any spinner in One-day International (ODI) cricket. Sana Mir is belongs to- – Pakistan
  109. What is the theme for World Migratory Bird Day 2019? – Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution
  110. Which team has clinched their fourth Premier League title (football) after winning the 2018-19 season? – Manchester City
  111. Mercedes’ ____________ won the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain and rose to the top of the Formula One world championship. – Lewis Hamilton
  112. Padma Shri awardee ___________ vocal artist Hiralal Yadav passed away in Varanasi at the age of 93. – Bhojpuri
  113. One of the most prestigious international events from the world of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival has begun in which of the following country? – France
  114. CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) Awards 2019 were announced in Mumbai. Name the player who bagged International Cricketer of the Year award? – Virat Kohli
  115. Doordarshan has launched an online souvenir store for its viewers on __________ so that one can easily access it. – Amazon India
  116. In a first, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has recently announced ___________ venture capital fund for equity investments in agriculture and rural-focused startups. – Rs 700-crore
  117. India’s Rahil Gangjee finished tied 39th position at the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup held in Japan. Rahil Gangjee is related with which of the following sport? – Golf
  118. Name the Lender that has announced the launch of a co-branded multi-currency card with online travel booking portal Goibibo. – ICICI Bank
  119. LIC Mutual Fund appointed ________ as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). – Dinesh Pangtey
  120. India successfully conducted the flight test of High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT). It has been named as __________. – Abhyas
  121. Name the Mumbai municipal commissioner who has been appointed as Maharashtra’s new chief secretary. – Ajoy Mehta


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