Saturday, July 6, 2013

BMRCL Recruitment 2013 – Apply Online for 237 SE, JE, Mgr, Asst Posts

BMRCL Recruitment 2013 – Apply Online for 237 SE, JE, Mgr, Asst Posts: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) invites applications from Ex-military Personnel for the recruitment of 237 Section Engineer, Junior Engineer, Assistant & other posts. Eligible candidates can apply online on or before 17-07-2013 by 6.00 PM. More details regarding educational qualifications, age limit, selection and application process are mentioned below…
BMRCL Vacancy details:
Total No. of Vacancies: 237
Name of the Posts:
1. Section Engineer (Signalling/ Telecommunication/ Automatic Fare Collection): 09 Posts
2. Section Engineer (Electric Traction / Electrical Maintenance/ Lift & Escalator/ Rolling Stock Maintenance): 04 Posts
3. Section Engineer (Civil Structure Works): 06 Posts
4. Junior Engineer (Signalling/ Telecommunication/ Automatic Fare Collection): 08 Posts
5. Junior Engineer (ET/ EM/ L & E/ Rolling Stock Maintenance): 26 Posts
6. Maintainers (Signalling & Telecommunication/ Automatic Fare Collection): 30 Posts
7. Maintainers (ET/ EM/ L & E/ Rolling Stock): 97 Posts
8. Maintainers (Civil Structure Works): 06 Posts
9. Customer Relation Manager (Operations): 26 Posts
10. Station Controller & Train Operator (Operations): 19 Posts
11. Assistant (Finance/ Stores): 04 Posts
12. Assistant (HR): 02 Posts
Age Limit: Candidates upper age limit is 50 years for General, 55 years for SC/ ST, 53 years for OBC as on 01-01-2013. Relaxation is applicable as per the rules.
Educational Qualification: Candidates must possess Engineering Degree in Electrical/ Electronics/ Telecommunication/ Computer Science Engg/ Civil Engg or equivalent declared by Armed Forces for S.No 1 to 3 Posts; Matriculation with Engg Diploma for S.No 4, 5, 10 Posts; Matric with ITI for S.No 6 to 8 Posts; Matric with Bachelor Degree for S.No 9, 11, 12 Posts.
Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on written test/ interview.
How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply online through the website by filling all the mandatory details on or before 17-07-2013 by 6.00 PM.
Instructions to Apply Online:
1. Log on to
2. Select “Careers” link
3. Click on appropriate advertisement link.
4. Fill all the mandatory details.
5. Submit error free application form.
Important Dates:
Last Date for Submission of Online Application Form: 17-07-2013 by 6.00 PM
Hall Ticket can be Downloadable from: 10-08-2013
Date of Written Test: 25-08-2013

RRC Allahabad Recruitment 2013 – 532 Ex-Servicemen, Sports Quota Posts

RRC Allahabad Recruitment 2013 – 483 Ex-Servicemen Quota Vacancies: Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC), Allahabad has released notification regarding recruitment against Ex-Servicemen Quota. Eligible candidates can send applications in the prescribed format on or before 08-07-2013 by 17.30 hrs. More details regarding educational qualifications, age limit, selection and application process are mentioned below…
RRC Vacancy details:
Total No. of Vacancies: 483
Name of the Posts: 
1. Porter/ APM/ Box Porter/ Peon cum Porter: 65 Posts
2. Safaiwala: 04 Posts
3. Trackman: 238 Posts
4. Parcel Porter: 06 Posts
5. Helper (Signal): 12 Posts
6. Helper (Tele): 10 Posts
7. Helper/ T. Man: 10 Posts
8. Helper/ G/ TRS/ TRD: 50 Posts
9. Helper (C&W): 32 Posts
10. Helper/ DSL: 12 Posts
11.HospitalAttendant/ AMK/ Safaiwala: 05 Posts
12. Office Khalasi/ Personnel/ General Admn: 07 Posts
13. Helper/ WS: 13 Posts
14. Khalasi: 14 Posts
15. Catering Khalasi: 01 Post
16. Helper/ (works): 04 Posts
Age Limit: Candidates age limit is 18-33 years as on 01-07-2013. Relaxation is applicable as per the rules. Refer notification for category wise age limit.
Eligibility Criteria: Ex-Servicemen who have retired after putting in 15 years of service and have passed Army Class-I certificate or equivalent or Matric or equivalent or higher qualification will be considered eligible.
Selection Process: The recruitment shall be on the basis of scrutiny of applications and the Ex-Servicemen should be medically fit for the job being considered for. The panel will be formed primarily on the basis of Ex-Servicemen’s length of Military Service.
How to Apply: Interested candidates must send applications in the prescribed format along with self attested photocopies of Army Class-I certificate, Ex-Serviceman Identity Card, Community Certificate, Discharge Certificate, PPO and other relevant certificates, one passport size photograph affixed enclosed in an envelope super scribed with “Application for Recruitment against Ex-Servicemen Quota” so as to reach The Assistant Personnel Officer, Railway Recruitment Cell, Balmiki Chauraha Nawab Yusuf Road, Allahabad-211001 through ordinary post or must be dropped in the box kept in the office for the purpose on or before 08-07-2013 by 17.30 hrs.
Last Date for Submission of Application: 08-07-2013 by 17.30 hrs

Kashi Gomti Gramin Bank Recruitment 2013 – Apply Online for 492 Officers, Asst Posts

Kashi Gomti Gramin Bank Recruitment 2013 – Apply Online for 492 Officers, Asst Posts: Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank invites online applications for the recruitment of 492 Officer Scale-I, II & III, Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Posts. Candidates who have appeared in the Common Written Examination for RRBs conducted by IBPS in September 2012 and have valid score card can apply through online from 04-07-2013 to 24-07-2013. More details regarding educational qualifications, age limit, selection and application process are mentioned below…
Kashi Gomti Gramin Bank Vacancy details:
Total No. of Vacancies: 492
Name of the Posts:
1. Officer Scale-I: 231 Posts
2. Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer): 13 Posts
3. Officer Scale-II (Chartered Accountants): 01 Post
4. Officer Scale-II (Treasury Manager): 01 Post
5. Officer Scale-III: 04 Posts
6. Office Assistant (Multipurpose): 242 Posts
Age Limit: Candidates age limit is 18-28 years for Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant; 21-32 years for Officer Scale-II Post; below 40 years for Officer Scale-III as on 01-06-2012. Relaxation is applicable as per the rules.
Educational Qualification: Candidates must possess Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with proficiency in local language for S.No 1, 2, 5, 6 Posts; Certified Associate ship (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for S.No 3 Post; Certified Associate ship (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or PG Degree in Finance from recognized University for S.No 4 Post with relevant experience.
Selection Process: Selection will be made on the basis of performance in RRBs- Common Written Examination (CWE) conducted by IBPS in September 2012 and Personal Interview.
IBPS Score Card (CWE) Details: Candidates who have valid score card with 89 & above for SC/ ST/ SC-PWD/ ST-PWD/ SC-EXS/ ST-EXS and 95 & above for OBC/ GEN/ OBC-PWD/ GEN-PWD/ OBC-EXS/ GEN-EXS for Office Assistant. Refer notification for post wise qualifying score details.
Application Fee: Candidates need to pay the fee of Rs.20/- for SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM and Rs.100/- for all others in the form of CBS Challan (available in the Bank’s website) deposited in any branches of Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank or Union Bank of India from 04-07-2013 to 24-07-2013.
How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply online through bank’s website “” from 04-07-2013 to 24-07-2013. After submission of online application form candidates are required to take print out of system generated application form and submit it along with original CBS challan, photo copies of all required certificates and same in original at the time of interview.
Instructions to Apply Online:
1. Log on to
2. Candidates should download the Challan from the website and pay the fee as mentioned above.
3. Revisit the website and Click on ‘Apply Online’ link.
4. Fill all the mandatory fields in the application form & click on the submit button.
5. Printout of online Application form along with the fee payment receipt and required copies of documents should be kept ready for submission if short listed for interview.
Important Dates:
Last Date for Payment of Application Fee: 04-07-2013 to 24-07-2013
Opening date for Online Registration: 04-07-2013
Last date for Online Registration: 24-07-2013

IBPS RRB CWE-II 2013 – Apply Online for Officer, Office Asst Posts

IBPS RRB CWE-II 2013 – Apply Online for Officer, Office Asst Posts: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting Common Written Examination (RRBs CWE-II) for the recruitment of Officer (Scale I, II & III) and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) vacancies in 62 Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) which will be conducted online. Aspirants can apply online from 04-07-2013 to 25-07-2013. More details regarding educational qualifications, age limit, selection and application process are mentioned below…
Age Particulars: Candidates age limit will be reckoned as on 01-07-2013. Relaxation is applicable as per the rules.
Post Name Age Limit
Officer Scale III Within 21 to 40 years
Officer Scale II Within 21 to 32 years
Officer Scale I Within 18 to 28 years
Office Assistant Within 18 to 28 years
Educational Qualification:
For Office Assistant (Multipurpose):
Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent and must have proficiency in local language.
For Officer Scale I:
Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent and must have proficiency in local language.
For Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer):
Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with at least 50% marks with 2 years experience.
For Officer Scale II (Specialist Officer):
Information Technology Officer: Degree from a recognized University in Electronics/ Communication/ Computer Science/ Information Technology or its equivalent with at least 50% marks.
Chartered Accountant: Certified Associate ship (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Law Officer: Degree from a recognized University in Law or its equivalent with at least 50% marks.
Treasury Manager: Certified Associate ship (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution.
Marketing Officer: MBA in Marketing from a recognized university.
Agricultural Officer: Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture with at least 50% marks.
For Officer Scale III:
Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with at least 50% marks with minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions.
Application Fee Details: Candidates must pay application fee/ intimation charges of Rs.100/- for SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM candidates and Rs.600/- for all others through online or offline mode.
Online Mode: After submission of online application form, candidates can make payment through payment gateway using Master/ Visa Debit or Credit Cards from 04-07-2013 to 25-07-2013. After online payment, take print out of system generated e-receipt for future use.
Offline Mode: Candidates can deposit the fee (offline) by using system generated fee payment challan at CBS branches of any of 7 Public Sector Banks mentioned in the notification from 06-07-2013 to 30-07-2013. Fee payment Challan can be downloaded after submission of online application form.
Note: Candidates belonging to States categorized as ‘A’ and ‘B’ can appear for English language test or Hindi language test and belonging to ‘C’ Category must appear for English language test only. This categorization has been made on the basis of ‘Official Languages Act’. Refer notification for categorization of States.
How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply online through IBPS official website by filling all the mandatory details from 04-07-2013 to 25-07-2013. After submission of online application form, candidates are required to take print out of it for future use.
Instructions to Apply Online:
1. Log on to
2. Select the link “Click here to Apply Online for CWE-RRBs-Officers (Scale-I, II and III) September 2013″ or “Click here to Apply Online for CWE-RRBs-Office Assistants (Multipurpose) September/ October 2013″ to open Online Application.
3. Fill all the mandatory details, upload scanned copy of photograph and signature.
4. Submit error free online application.
5. Make payment as mentioned above and update payment details by revisiting the website.
6. Take print out of system generated e-receipt (if online payment made) and online Application Form for future use.
Important Dates:
Starting Date for Online Registration: 04-07-2013
Online Payment of Application Fees: 04-07-2013 to 25-07-2013
Offline Payment of Application Fees: 06-07-2013 to 30-07-2013
Closing Date for Online Registration: 25-07-2013
Call Letter for Online Examination:
For Officer Scale-I, II & III: 10-09-2013
For Office Assistant: 17-09-2013
Tentative Date for Online Examination for Officers: 21-09-2013/ 22-09-2013
Tentative Date for Online Examination for Office Assistant (Multipurpose): 28-09-2013/ 29-09-2013/ 05-10-2013/ 06-10-2013
Tentative Date for declaration of Results: 05-11-2013

Nainital Bank Recruitment 2013 – Clerk, MT & Officer Posts

Nainital Bank Recruitment 2013 – Clerk, MT & Officer Posts: Nainital Bank invites applications for filling up the vacancies of Clerks, Credit Officers, and Management Trainees. Eligible Candidates may send their applications in the prescribed format on or before 20-07-2013. More details like age limit, qualification, selection process are given below…
Nainital Bank Vacancy Details:
Name of the Posts:
1. Clerks
2. Credit Officers in Officers Grade/ Scale I
3. Management Trainees
Age Limit: Candidates age should be between 18 to 27 years for posts 1 & 3, between 21 to 30 years for post 2 as on 30-06-2013. Age relaxations are allowed as per Govt norms.
Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess Graduation/ Post Graduation in Arts/ Science/ Commerce/ Agriculture and Management from recognized University for posts 1 & 3, should have passed the Intermediate of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for post 3 with relevant experience.
Selection Process: Candidates are selected based on online written test followed by personal Interview.
Application Fee: A fee of Rs.600/- (Rs.300/- for SC/ ST/ candidates) in form of DD drawn in favor of Nainital Bank Ltd payable at Nainital.
How to Apply: Interested candidates may send their applications in the prescribed format (duly filled) along with photocopies of certificates in support of age, qualification, experience, caste in an envelope super scribing the name of the post applied for to The Vice President, HRM, The Nainital Bank Limited, Head Office, Seven Oaks Building, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand – 263 001 on or before 20-07-2013.
Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 20-07-2013

South Malabar Gramin Bank – Apply Online for 256 Officer, Office Asst Posts 2013

South Malabar Gramin Bank – Apply Online for 256 Officer, Office Asst Posts 2013

South Malabar Gramin Bank  - Apply Online for 256 Officer, Office Asst Posts 2013: South Malabar Gramin Bank has issued notification for recruitment of Officer Middle Management Scale II, Officer Junior Management Scale I, and Office Assistant Vacancies. Candidates who have appeared in the Common Written Examination for RRBs conducted by IBPS in September 2012 and have valid score card can apply through online from 11-07-2013 to 27-07-2013. More details like age limit, qualification, selection process are given below…

South Malabar Gramin Bank Vacancy Details:
Total No of Posts: 256
Nam of the Posts:
1. Officer Middle Management Scale-II (Managers) (General Banking Officer): 05 posts
2. Officer Junior Management Scale-I (Assistant Managers): 85 posts
3. Office Assistant (Multipurpose): 166 posts
Age Limit: Candidates age should be between 21 to 32 years for post 1, between 18 to 28 years for posts 2 & 3 as on 01-06-2012 where age relaxations are applicable as per Govt norms.
Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess Degree/ Bachelor Degree in any discipline from recognized university with proficiency in local language.
IBPS Score Card (CWE) Details: Candidates who have valid score card with 89 & above for SC/ ST/ SC-PWD/ ST-PWD/ SC-EXS/ ST-EXS and 95 & above for OBC/ GEN/ OBC-PWD/ GEN-PWD/ OBC-EXS/ GEN-EXS for Office Assistant. Refer notification for post wise qualifying score details.
Selection Process: Selection will be made on the basis of performance in RRBs- Common Written Examination (CWE) conducted by IBPS in September 2012 and Personal Interview.
Application Fee: A Fee of Rs.100/- (Rs.20/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates for posts 1, 2 & EXS Candidates for post 3) by means of Challan form (Available in the Bank’s website) through Core Banking Solution at South Malabar Gramin Bank Account NO 40112111000052 or at Canara Bank Account No 0755201005251.
How to Apply: Interested candidates may apply online through website from 11-07-2013 to 27-07-2013 & take the print out of system generated application form which is to be submitted at the time of interview along with CBS Challan, originals as well as Photocopies of all required documents.
Instructions to Apply Online:
1. Log on to
2. Candidates should download the Challan from the website and pay the fee as mentioned above.
3. Fill all the mandatory fields in the application form & click on the submit button.
4. Take the Print out of System generated Application form & the fee payment receipt, required copies of documents should be kept ready for submission if short listed for interview.
Dates for Payment of Application Fee: 11-07-2013 to 27-07-2013
Opening Date for Online Registration: 11-07-2013
Closing Date for Online Registration: 27-07-2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

May 2013 Current Affairs Study Material

India Tops ‘Born to Die same Day’ List
On 7 May According to the humanitarian organization Save the Children charity in an annual report entitled “State of the World’s Mothers ,India tops the list of babies that die on the day they are born.India has the dubious distinction of recording the most first-day deaths of children.Every year, 3,09,000 children die on the day they are born in India. It accounts for 29% of all the first-day deaths globally, the highest for any country.India is followed on this grim list by Nigeria (89,700 deaths, or 9 percent); Pakistan (59,800, or 6 percent); China (50,600, or 5 percent); and Democratic Republic of Congo (48,400, or 5 percent).
Finland Top Ranked in World To Be a Mother
On 8 May According to the annual report called ‘State of World’s Mothers 2013′ was issued by an international NGO “Save the Children” , Finland has topped the list of countries where mothers enjoy the best conditions in the world, while India ranks a low 142nd, below China and Pakistan.The US places 30th this year while Pakistan was 139th on the list. China ranked at the 68th place.The top ten countries attained very high scores for mothers’ and children’s health, educational, economic and political status.The report was featured by a ranking list of Mothers’ index, showing the conditions of mothers in 176 countries .Among the reviewed countries, Finland was ranked the best country for being mothers followed by Sweden, Norway, Iceland while Democratic Republic of Congo was considered to be the toughest place.
Karnataka, Israel Signed Bilateral Agreement
On 8 May Israel and the Indian state of Karnataka have signed an R&D cooperation agreement. This is the first-ever such agreement between Israel and an Indian state. The agreement aims to further bilateral business, technology, and economic relations and sees Israel benefiting from Karnataka’s human resources and the Indian state benefitting from Israel’s innovations.
India Tops Cervical Cancer Deaths
On 10 May According to the Cervical Cancer Global Crisis Card report released by the Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition, with nearly 73,000 women dying every year, India now tops the world in cervical cancer deaths .India represents 26.4 per cent of all women dying of cervical cancer globally, with China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Thailand also showing high death incidence.The cervical cancer kills an estimated 275,000 women every year .Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) report in 2009 the number of cervical cancer cases were 101938 which has increased to 107690 in 2012.It is being estimated that the number of cervical cancer cases and deaths are estimated to increase by 2025 to 203,757 and 115,171, respectively.
Britain launched Super Priority Visa Service for Travellers from India
On 12 May 2013,  Britain launched super priority same-day visa service for urgent travellers from India. Britain launched this kind of service first time for India only . The super priority visa service was announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to India in February 2013.
Google signs MoU to train engineering students in Andhra Pradesh
On May 14,Google India Private Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government to train engineering students of Jawahar Knowledge Centres (JKC) in latest technologies like mobile and cloud computing.The MoU was signed between the IT minister and Nelson Mattos, vice president (Europe & Emerging Markets), Google Hyderabad. Google will also train the trainers/mentors of AP Society for Knowledge Networks (APSFKNW) and provide required software, services and training material free of cost.
India and Netherlands Signed MoU on Urban Planning
On 14 May India and Netherlands signed on  a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Technical Cooperation in the field of Spatial Planning, Water Management, and Mobility Management .The agreement was signed by Kamal Nath, Minister for Urban Development & Parliamentary Affairs, and Ms Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister for Infrastructure and Environment, Netherlands
UN General Assembly Approved Syria Resolution
On 15 May The U.N. General Assembly approved an Arab-backed resolution calling for a political transition in Syria and condemning President Bashar al-Assad Government for its increasing use of heavy weapons. A majority of 107 states voted to adopt the resolution. There were 12 votes against and 59 abstentions.Russia was fiercely opposed to the resolution, termed it as unbalanced and inadequate to address adequately atrocities allegedly committed by rebel groups.The resolution was drafted by Arab states who have supported the rebels.India abstained from voting on the non-binding resolution on Syria.Pakistan voted in favour of the resolution.
India Granted Observer Status in Arctic Council
On 15 May India granted observer status in the Arctic Council was successful along with that of five other countries, China, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Singapore at a meeting in Kiruna, Sweden.The council is made up of the eight Arctic nations are Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States.This membership will give India chances of navigation and oil and gas exploration.The European Union also applied as an observer, but its final status remained unresolved pending resolution of a dispute with Canada over trade in seal products.
India, UK Signed Agreement on Health Sector
On 19 May India and Britain have signed an agreement for cooperation in the health sector with specific focus on strengthening primary health care and technological development.The agreement was signed by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare India, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Secretary of State for Health, UK, Jeremy Richard Hunt.
Indians Largest Foreign Born Group in London
On 20 May According to the Oxford University’s Migration Observatory latest study report , Indians have become the largest foreign-born group in London,  followed by residents born in Poland and Ireland.Migration Observatory, 262,247 persons born in India were living in London in 2011, which represents 8.8 per cent of all foreign-born residents in London.This accounts for 37.8 per cent of all residents that had been born in India resident in England and Wales in 2011.Other important foreign-born groups in London, with more than 100,000 residents, include those born in Ireland (129,807), Nigeria (114,718), Pakistan (112,457) and Bangladesh (109,948).
India – China Signed 8 Agreements
On 20 May India and Chine signed eight important agreements covering a wide range of issues like trade, culture and water resources. The agreements were finalised after delegation-level talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese counterpart Le Keqiang.
The list of eight agreements/memoranda of undrstanding (MoUs):-
(i) Protocol between India’s external affairs ministry and China’s foreign affairs ministry on Indian Official Pilgrimage (the Kailash Mansoarovar Yatra) to the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
(ii) Work Programmes of the Three Working Groups under Joint Economic Group (JEG) between India’s commerce and industry ministry and China’s commerce ministry.
(iii) MoU on Buffalo meat, fishery products and Agreement on feed and feed ingredients between Indis’s Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority and The Marine Products Export Development Authority and Export Inspection Council and China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).
(iv) MoU between India’s urban development ministry and China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on cooperation in sewage treatment.
(v) MoU between India’s water resources ministry and NDRC on cooperation in water-efficient irrigation.
(vi) MoU between the external affairs ministry and China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) on cooperation in mutual translation and publication of works, both classic and contemporary.
(vii) MoU between the water resources ministries of both countries for provision of hydrological information by China to india on the Yaluzangbu/Brahmaputra River during the flood season.
(viii) MoU between the foreign ministries of both countries to promote cooperation and linkages between the cities and states/provinces of the two countries.
Visa on Arrival facility to passengers travelling through RGIA
The central government has extended Visa-On-Arrival facility to international passengers travelling through Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad managed by the GMR Group.Visitors from 11 countries will be eligible to get a VoA from May 31 at RGIA.The Centre had introduced an Indian tourist VoA scheme on January 1, 2010 at certain airports which was initiated for citizens of five countries. Subsequently, a year later, the facility was extended to a total of 11 countries viz Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar and Indonesia.
US Senate Committee Approves Immigration Reform Bill
On 22 May The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a massive immigration reform bill that grants 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country an earned path to citizenship.The legislation was passed by a vote of 13 to 5 with three Republicans joining 10 Democrats to approve it.The bill, which requires major advances in border security and expansion of a comprehensive e-verify system for employers before any undocumented worker is allowed to pursue citizenship, will need 60 votes to pass the 100-seat Senate.
US and India Pledge To Collaborate on Combating Terrorism
On 22 May The US has pledged to collaborate with India on developing global approach to combat increasing terror threats and asked international community to take effective steps to eliminate sanctuaries and infrastructure that support terrorism.After talks between Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, a joint communique said the two countries also agreed to enhance bilateral co-operation to combat terror financing and currency counterfeiting.
India, Japan to speed up talks on civil nuclear deal
On 29 May 2013,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe decided to speed up talks on a civil nuclear deal to allow Japan to export nuclear reactors to India and to bolster maritime security cooperation at a time when China’s postures in the seas of the regional have caused concerns.A joint statement issued at the end of exhaustive talks between Singh and Abe said the two Prime Ministers reaffirmed the importance of civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries, while recognising that nuclear safety is a priority for both governments.In this context, they directed their officials to accelerate the negotiations of an Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy towards an early conclusion
India and Thailand sign extradition treaty
On 30 May 2013,in a major boost to bilateral security cooperation, India and Thailand signed the much awaited extradition treaty after 20 years of negotiations.The MoU was signed by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and Thai Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul.The treaty was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra.The treaty provides the legal framework for seeking extradition of fugitive offenders, including those involved in terrorism, transnational crimes and economic offences among others.The two countries totally signed on seven pacts. They are extradition, education,financial intelligence mapping , geospatial technology applications , investigation of persons suspected of money laundering and criminal activity related to money laundering and terrorism financing.
UNESCO Declares Nicobar Islands as World Biosphere Reserve
On 31 May The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has declared and designated the Nicobar Islands in India as a world biosphere reserve .The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme added the Nicobar Islands to the list of eleven other sites which are designated as world biosphere reserves.Great Nicobar now 9th Indian reserve in Unesco world network.Member countries establish such reserves. UNESCO recognizes them under the programme to promote sustainable development based on local community efforts and sound science.

National Urban Health Mission Approved By Cabinet
On 1 May The Union Cabinet approved the launch of the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) to reduce rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality and for universal access to reproductive health care.The cost of the National Urban Health Mission for 5 years is 22507 crore rupees  and the Central government will share 16955 crore rupees.The mission will be implemented in 779 cities and towns each with the population of more than 50,000 has expected to cover about 7.75 crore people.The Cabinet also gave its nod to a bill which provides for confiscating property illegally acquired by corrupt public servants.
19.57 lakh Hectares of Forest Land Encroached
On 1 May According to the latest figures compiled by the Ministry of Environment and Forests reveal that unchecked encroachment on forest land is on the rise.According to the figures, over 19.57 lakh hectares of forest land is under encroachment in various parts of the country.Madhya Pradesh tops the list with 4.87 lakh hectares under encroachment. Followed by Assam (3.30 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (2.57 lakh ha) and Maharashtra (1.83 lakh ha).
Mobile subscribers largest in Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
The country’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, accounts for the largest number of mobile subscribers in the country followed by Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar, which together account for almost half of the total wireless connections.India, which is the world’s second largest mobile phone market in terms of subscribers, had a total of 861.66 million mobile connections as on February 2013, data from telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed.Uttar Pradesh has a total of 121.60 million mobile phone connections, while, Tamil Nadu has 71.81 million subscribers, according to the TRAI data.Maharashtra is at the third position, with a subscriber base of 67.73 million followed by Andhra Pradesh and Bihar at 64.12 million and 60.73 million, respectively.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant got Approval for Operations by the Supreme Court of India
On 06 May, the Supreme Court of India directed that the Kudankulam nuclear plant situated in Tamil Nadu could start its operations now. A bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra issued the directions to the government on safety as well as security of the plant, along with its operations.
Govt Sets Up 39 Special NIA Courts Across The Country
On 7 May Minister of State for Home R P N Singh announced in the Parliament that under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act, the central government has set up the 39 special courts to take up terror-related cases.
Cabinet Approved Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission
On 16 May The Union Cabinet approved the establishment of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission with the objective of conserving and restoring the heritage sites associated with ‘Father of the Nation’.Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission will be assigned with the identification, collation and assessment of the information on Gandhi Heritage material, its management and deployment.
India’s First Yoga University in Gujarat
On 23 May Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s first yoga university in Ahmedabad.Lakulish Yoga University, established by Life Mission Trust of Gujarat, is claimed to be the first ever such private sector self-financed institution in the country.

Congress Won in Karnataka Assembly Elections
On 8 May Congress has won 121 seats of the 223 seats on which polls were contested in Karnataka Assembly Elections , the elections were held on 5 May 2013. The ruling BJP and the JD-S won 40 seats each.The Karnataka Janata Party led by former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa bagged a mere six seats.The assembly has 224 elected and one nominated members. The election took place for 223 seats.
Tamil Nadu Bans Gutka Products
On 8 May The Tamil Nadu government banned the production, possession, distribution and sale of tobacco products such as pan masala and gutka in the state.Tamilnadu Government had constituted a separate department ‘Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Medical Administration,’ after the Centre announced the Food Safety and Standards Act.
Cabinet Approved 2 Major Ports in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh
On 9 May the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal of the Ministry of Shipping for setting up of two major ports.The ports will come up in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh each, through a Public-Private-Partnership mode. As per the proposal, one port will be developed at Dugarajapatnam, Nellore district, in Andhra Pradesh and second port will come up at Sagar Island in West Bengal.

ADB’s 46th Annual Meeting Held in New Delhi
46th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors, held in Delhi, India, from 2 to 5 May 2013.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and ADB member board of directors and related financial institutions were attended the meeting.Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it is going to provide about 6 billion dollars loan to India over the next three years which was decided at the concluding day of the 46th annual meeting of the funding agency.

Indian Wildlife Biologist Aparajita Datta Honoured with the Whitley Award 2013
On 2 May An Indian wildlife biologist Dr. Aparajita Datta was honoured with the Whitley award, also known as Green Oscar, in London . Aparajita Datta, the Indian wildlife biologist was conferred with the award by Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth, at the Royal Geographical Society in London for her efforts in order to save the endangered hornbills in Eastern Himalayas.Aparajita Datta is the head of the program for conservation of the hornbills in dense tropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh, at Nature Conservation Foundation. The tropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh are an abode to five hornbill species.
Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi Awarded with ‘ Judy Wilkenfeld ‘
On 2 May An Indian doctor of Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital has been awarded with the prestigious Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence for his innovative efforts in reducing tobacco consumption in India.He received the award by the ‘Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids’ on at a function in Washington.
Indian Police Unit in Congo Gets UN medal
On 17 May An Indian police unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo has received the United Nations Peacekeeping Medal.The 135 Indian Formed Police Unit-2 (FPU) was honoured with the medal as an appreciation for their service in Goma/North Kivu.
Malala Yousufzai Selected For Prestigious Global Leadership Award
On 20 May Teenager Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot at last year by the Taliban for advocating education of girls, has been selected for the prestigious Global Leadership Award this year.Malala will receive the award for her role as a global activist in advocating for educating and empowering girls worldwide.She was targeted for her outspoken views and advocacy on behalf of girls’ education.
Indian-American Girl Won America’s Top Young Scientist Award
On 20 May An Indian-American girl has invented a super-capacitor device that could potentially charge a cellphone in less than 20 seconds. The California teen has attracted the attention of tech giants Google for her potentially revolutionary invention which charges a phone in 20 seconds flat.The super-fast charging device has been dubbed a supercapacitor by 18-year-old Esha Khare, of Saratoga – as she took home $50,000 from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
American Writer Lydia Davis won ” 2013 Man Booker International Prize “
On 22 May American writer Lydia Davis won 2013 Man Booker International Prize for her innovative and influential writing.This was the fifth Man Booker International Prize.Lydia Davis is a professor of creative writing at the University of Albany. She is also an accomplished translator. Her works include ‘The End of the Story’ and ‘Varieties of Disturbance’.The Man Booker International Prize recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.Worth 60000 ponds, the prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.
Carole King Became the First Woman to Receive Gershwin Prize
US singer-songwriter Carole King became the first woman to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.The President of America, Barack Obama conferred upon her, the Gershwin Prize that is given as a lifetime achievement in popular music.
APJ Abdul Kalam Received “Wernher Von Braun” Memorial Award
On 24 May United States based National Space Society’s (NSS) has conferred “Wrenher von Braun” Memorial Award upon former president APJ Abdul Kalam in San Diego .The award was conferred upon Kalam at International Space Development Conference. It was instituted by NSS, a non-profit organization and is dedicated to the creation of spacefaring civilization.The honour is given to recognize excellence in management and leadership in a space-related project, where the project holds significance.
Biological clock scientists share Shaw Prize
On 28 May ,three scientists whose groundbreaking studies using fruit flies helped to uncover the workings of the human biological clock were named the winners of the $1 million Shaw Prize .US scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young received the award “for their discovery of molecular mechanisms underlying circadian rhythms”.Biological rhythms govern behaviour in plants, animals and humans, from flowers opening during the day and closing at night, to sleep patterns and the effect of jet lag.

PV Sindhu won Malaysian Badminton Grand Prix Title
On 4 May,India’s shuttler PV Sindhu won Malaysian Badminton Grand Prix  title after winning Malaysia Open women’s final match.In the final, top seed Sindhu defeated lower seed, Gu Juan of Singapore.This is the first Grand Prix title in her Career.
Aamir Won Asian Squash Championship Title
On 5 May Pakistan`s top seeded player, Aamir Atlas Khan won the Asian Squash individual championship for the first time in 14 years after he defeated Kuwait`s Abdullah Al Mezayan in straight sets in Islamabad.Pakistan had last won the Asian individual title in 1998, but since then has only been able to win the Asian team title in the last Asiad.
Ronnie O’Sullivan Won World Snooker Championship
On 7 May Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed his fifth World Snooker Championship crown after defeated Barry Hawkins at the Crucible in Sheffield.O’Sullivan is now a five-time Crucible champion after his wins in 2001, 2004, 2008 and 2012 to move within one of Steve Davis and Ray Reardon and two behind Stephen Hendry in the all-time list.
India Bagged 2 Silver and 7 Bronze Medals in Commonwealth Championship
India on 10 May 2013 finished their candidature in the tournament with a record haul of 2 Silver and 7 Bronze in the 19th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships that concluded in New Delhi.
Men’s Singles :- Zhan Jian (Singapore) won the title after defeated Li Hu from Singapore in the final at New Delhi
Women’s Singles :- Mo Zhang (Canada) won the Women’s Singles title after defeated Yu Mengyu (Singapore) in the final.
Alonso Won Spanish Grand Prix Title
On 12 May Fernando Alonso of Spain won the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona .Kimi Raikkonen second, Felipe Massa secured third position.It was Alonso’s second win in Barcelona ,the first coming in 2006 and his seventh career podium on the Circuit de Catalunya.
Madrid Open Tennis Tournament 2013 Winners
Women’s Singles :- On 12 May Serena Williams of the United States bagged her 50th career Singles title.In the final She defeated Russian Maria Sharapova and got the title .
Men’s Singles :-Rafael Nadal from Spain won the Men’s Singles title after defeated  Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the final.
Women’s Doubles:-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ,Lucie Safarova won the Women’s Doubles title.
Men’s Doubles : Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won their fifth Mutua Madrid Open doubles title . It was their 87th career trophy and fifth crown of the 2013 ATP World Tour season.
Barcelona Won Spanish League Title
On 12 May Barcelona won the Spanish league title (football) for the 22nd time after closest rivals Real Madrid could only manage a 1-1 draw with Espanyol.The title is Barca’s fourth in five seasons and the 22nd of their history. The last team other than Barcelona or Madrid to win the title was Valencia in 2004.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi finished the Spanish League as the top-scorer.He has already 46 goals, 12 clear of Cristiano Ronaldo, who finished second.
Rome Masters Tennis Tournament 2013 Winners
Women’s Singles :- On 19 May Serena Williams (USA) won her fourth consecutive title of the year after defeated Victoria Azarenka from Belarus in the Rome Masters final.This is the second Rome Open title won by Serena, before this Serena won the Rome title 11 years ago in 2002.
Men’s Singles :- Rafael Nadal from spain claimed his seventh Rome Masters title after defeated Roger Federar (Switzerland ) in the final
Mumbai Indians Won 2013 IPL Title
On 26 May Mumbai Indians won the Indian Premier League title for the first time , after defeated Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final at Eden Gardens.
* Man-of-the-Match – Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians)
* Most Valuable Player – Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)
* Orange Cap ( (Highest Run Getters) – Michael Hussey (Chennai) : 733 Runs
* Purple Cap (Highest Wicket Takers) – Dwayne Bravo (Chennai) : 32 Wickets
* Best Youngest Player – Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals)
* Fair Play Award – Chennai Super Kings
* Best catch of the season – Gurkeerat Mann Singh (Kings Eleven Punjab)
Rosberg Won Monaco Grand Prix Title
On 26 May The Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix title.Rosberg’s team-mate Lewis Hamilton dropped from second to fourth after losing out through the safety car.Force India’s Adrian Sutil took fifth from McLaren’s Jenson Button.
China Won Sudirman Cup In Badminton
On 26 May China won their fifth consecutive Sudirman Cup and ninth overall, after defeated South Korea.At the Putra Stadium China’s World No. 1 Xu Chen and Ma Jin defeated their South Korean opponents Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na in straight games in the mixed doubles.In men’s singles, China’s Chen Long defeated South Korean Lee Dong Keun .In men’s doubles Chinese Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan defeated South Korean players  Ko Sung Hyun and Lee Yong Dae.Huser Ayla, of Switzerland won the Women’s Singles after defeated Rankin Anna, from New Zealand Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team badminton championship which takes place every two years.

RBI Cuts Repo Rate By 25 Basis Points
On 3 May The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points, from 7.5 percent to 7.25 per cent with immediate effect as part of its annual monetary policy statement 2013-14.The reverse repo rate under the LAF also stands adjusted to 6.25 per cent. The RBI took this step to boost flagging economic growth.The cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks has however been retained at 4 per cent of their net demand and time liabilities.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide about 6 billion dollars loan to India
Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 5 May 2013 announced that it is going to provide about 6 billion dollars loan to India over the next three years which was decided at the concluding day of the 46th annual meeting of the funding agency. The bank is working on partnership strategy and is planning to maintain the level of lending to India.It is important here to note that India is the biggest borrower of ADB and ADB had extended a 2.4 billion dollars loan to India in 2012 across sectors like transport, energy, commerce, industry, trade and finance.
Delhi Tops in the Creative Index Report 2013
On 6 May According to the Creative Index Report 2013 report ,Delhi has been ranked as the most creative state in India with the greatest potential for success in today’s creative economy. The ranking is based on the population of creative class. This class is of individuals are often engaged in either complex problem solving or in the generation of new ideas, new technology, and new creative content.Chandigarh, Punjab, Kerala, Goa, Mizoram, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, and Maharashtra round out the top nine.
Mobile Phones To Out Number Human Population By 2014
On 12 May According to the International Telecoms Union’s (ITU) report ,The number of mobile phone subscriptions are set to outnumber the world’s population by the end of 2014.Mobile phone subscriptions will pass a whopping seven billion early in 2014.Currently, there are 6.8 billion mobile phone subscriptions while the world’s population is 7.1 billion. More than a third of the global population are online, the ITU World in 2013 report also found. The Commonwealth of Independent States, the alliance of countries formerly in the Soviet Union, is believed to have the highest mobile penetration with 1.7 subscriptions for every person.Africa has the least, with 63 subscriptions per 100 people.The report also found that 2.7 billion people, almost 40 per cent of the world’s population, are online.
Government Raises OBC Creamy Layer Income Limit to Rs 6 Lakh
On 16 May The Union Cabinet gave its approval for increase in the present income criterion of Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country, to avail benefits of reservations in government jobs and admissions to central educational institutions.The decision came up in a view to increase the income limits in tune with the increase of the consumer price index. This would enable more people to take an advantage of reservation benefits that are extended to OBCs. Creamy layer is the income limit beyond which OBCs are not eligible for quotas
Gujarat Tops in Port Development Projects
On 24 May According to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) “”Ports Development in India “” report ,While 21 PPP projects in the port sector worth over Rs.43,000 crore are under construction, eight projects worth about Rs.14,000 crore are under bidding.Gujarat gets first place , accounting for more than 50 per cent of the port projects completed in India during the last Plan. It has wrapped up 12 projects valued at Rs 12,453 crore, consolidating its presence in the Indian maritime map.Gujarat is followed by Odisha (2nd place) and Maharashtra (3rd place ), which account for a share of 16.9 per cent and 15.3 per cent respectively in the completed projects.Odisha saw two projects worth Rs 4,169 crore getting completed, while Maharashtra finished five projects worth Rs 3,772 crore.Andhra Pradesh (4th place) and Tamil Nadu (5th place) each with three projects under operation have garnered a share between 5-6 percent followed by Kerala (2.8 percent).
Biocon Chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw in Forbes Philanthropy List
On 30 May According to the Forbes Asia magazine’s list of Asia-Pacific’s most remarkable “”givers”" , Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, P N C Menon, Vineet Nayar and Ronnie Screwvala named in 2013 year list of Asia-Pacific’s most remarkable givers.The annual list of Heroes of Philanthropy is compiled by Forbes Asia magazine. It features a total of 48 persons from the Asia-Pacific region which includes countries like China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia.Keeping into view Kiran Mazumdar’s work on improving cancer care and her pledge to give away 75 per cent of wealth she was listed as one of the major Philanthropist.

China Launched Zhongxing-11 Satellite
On 2 May China successfully launched a communications satellite called Zhongxing-11 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest Sichuan province. The satellite was launched into its present orbit from Long March-3B rocket.
World’s First 3D Printed Gun Successfully Fired
On 4 May The world’s first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US.The anti-gun campaigners criticised this project, while the law enforcement of Europe is monitoring the developments of this project.All 16 parts of the controversial gun, called the Liberator, are made from a tough, heat-resistant plastic used in products such as musical instruments, kitchen appliances and vehicle bumper bars.
The new Navy patrol ship  Rani Avantibayi
Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Rani Avantibai’, the second Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) built by the Hindustan Shipyard Ltd for the Coast Guard. This was commissioned into Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam on 9 May 2013 by Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh in the presence of Director-General of Indian Coast Guard Vice-Admiral Anurag G.  ”Viranari Rani Avantibayi” is the inshore patrol vessels (IPV) in Madhya Pradesh for Ramgadh Coast Guard.This is used in Tracking thieves, coastal conservation, marine disaster relief efforts.This is the first in the series of five inshore patrol vessels (IPV) built by the Hindustan Shipyard Limited for the Coast Guard.
MiG-29K fighter planes commissions into Navy
On May 11,Defence Minister AK Antony  commissioned warfare aircraft MiG-29K Black Panther squadron into the Indian Navy.The commissioning was held at INS Hansa which would be the base for Black Panther squadron along with other fighter aircraft squadrons of Indian Navy. The squadron initially comprising 16 aircraft would be known as IANS 303.
U.S. Launched First Unmanned Aircraft From Carrier Flight Deck
The United States Navy launched an unmanned aircraft from a modern carrier flight deck for the first time ever on 14 May.The unmanned aircraft was the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator, and its first-ever launch from a modern aircraft carrier represents how manned and unmanned aircraft on carrier flight decks will be merged in the future.A mission operator aboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) controlled X-47B, showing off how well it works within a carrier environment. It landed back at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.
Rotavirus Vaccine Developed in India
India developed a Rotavac Vaccine to eradicate the  Rotavirus diarrhoea in infants.The Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Bharat Biotech announced positive results from a Phase III clinical trial of a rotavirus vaccine.
First Boeing P-8I Aircraft joins Indian Navy
Indian Naval Aviation received a major fillip with the arrival of the first of eight Boeing P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance and Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft at Naval Air Station Rajali, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu on 15 May 13. The P-8I aircraft, based on the Boeing 737-800(NG) airframe, is the Indian Naval variant of the P-8A Poseidon of the US Navy. The aircraft is equipped with both foreign as well as indigenous sensors for Maritime Reconnaissance, Anti Submarine operations and for Electronic Intelligence missions.
Scientists Converted Human Skin Cells Into Embryonic Stem Cells
On 15 May In a major medical breakthrough, researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have for the first time ever successfully converted human skin cells into embryonic stem cells , via a technique called nuclear transfer.Scientists for the first time converted human skin cells into embryonic stem cells.These embryonic stem cells are capable of transforming into any other cell type in the human body.This technique involves transplanting the nucleus of one cell, containing an individual’s DNA, into an egg cell that has had its genetic material removed.
BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Successfully Test Fired
On 22 May India successfully test fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Russian-built INS Tarkash off the coast of Goa.The launch was carried out by the Navy as part of Acceptance Test Firing (ATF) of the ship.INS Tarkash, which is an advanced Talwar Class frigate, was commissioned on 9th November, last year.The BrahMos missile jointly developed by India and Russia.
Indian Air Force Inducted Trainer AirCraft Pilatus PC-7
On 31 May Pilatus, PC 7 Mk II aircraft was formally inducted into the IAF by Jitendra Singh MoS, Defence at IAF’s premier Academy located at Dundigal, Hyderabad.This marked the first formal flight of the Basic Trainer Aircraft over the skies at the Air Force Academy in Hyderabad.The induction of PC-7Mk II as Basic Trainer Aircraft in Indian Air Force is a very important landmark in our nation’s quest to modernise its Armed Forces.

Sheikh Salman is New AFC President
On 2 May Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Ebrahim Al-Khalifa was elected as the new president of Asian Football Confederation (AFC). He replaced disgraced ex-leader Mohamed Hammam.
Najib sworn in Malaysia’s PM
Najib Razak was sworn in as Malaysia’s Prime Minister for a second term on 06 May 2013 after his Barisan Nasional (BN, National Front) coalition won 133 of the 222 Parliament seats in 2013 election.Najib Razak became the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia in year 2009.
Roberto Azevedo Appointed as WTO new Director General
On 8 May Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo has been named as the new Director General of the World Trade Organisation, the first Latin American to hold the post.He will take charge of his office from Pascal Lamy of France in the Geneva-based Body in September 2013.
Siddaramaiah Sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka
On 13 May Congress leader Siddaramaiah was sworn in as the 22nd chief minister of Karnataka by the Governor H R Bharadwaj.In year 1992 Siddaramaiah was appointed as Secretary General of Janata Dal.In Year 1994 became the Minister for Finance in the Janata Dal government headed by Deve Gowda.He served as a Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka twice, first in 1996 when JH Patel became Chief Minister and again in 2004 when JDS formed a coalition government with Dharam Singh.
Nirbhay Sharma Appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
On 16 May Lieutenant General (retd) Nirbhay Sharma has been appointed as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh as the term of present incumbent Gen (retd) J J Singh ended in January 2013. He was appointed as Member of UPSC in May 2008 and after completion of his five year stint .He was also a part of the Airborne Assault Group, the first Indian Army Unit to enter Dacca (Dhaka) during 1971 war.
Shashi Kant Sharma is the new CAG
On 21 May Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma was appointed as the new Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) ,replaced outgoing Vinod Rai.Sharma, an IAS officer from 1976 batch of Bihar cadre, has earlier assumed various important offices during his tenure as Secretary in the Department of Financial Services and has spent over 10 years in the Defence Ministry in various capacities.The CAG is appointed for a term of six years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
Indian Origin Srinivasan Appointed as Top US Court Judge
On 23 May The United States Senate voted 97-0 to appoint Srikanth Srinivasan as a Judge of the prestigious US Court of Appeals.It is the highest judicial appointment to an Indian -American . Srinivasan has become the first Indian-American to be appointed to the court.He is the Principle Deputy Solicitor General and defends the policies of US President Barack Obama before the Supreme Court
Radha Krishna Mathur is new Defence Secretary
On 25 May Senior IAS officer Radha Krishna Mathur has been appointed as new Defence Secretary.He succeeds Shashikant Sharma who has taken over as Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). A 1977-batch IAS officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre, Mathur was serving as Secretary (Defence Production) in the Defence Ministry.
Justice Raveendran is new NBSA Chief
On 25 May Former Supreme Court judge Justice R V Raveendran  has been appointed as the new Chairman of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) , the self regulatory initiative of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA).He succeeds justice (Retd.) J.S. Verma, chairperson of the NBSA, who passed away on 2013 April.NBSA is an independent redressal body set up by the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) and has leading TV news channels as its members.
Kushal Singh Appointed as the Chairperson of NCPCR
On 27 May Mrs. Kushal Singh has been appointed as the Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.Mrs. Kushal Singh has held several high level posts in the Government of Rajasthan and the Central Government.She was the Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan.
PM Manmohan Singh elected to Rajya Sabha
On 30 May 2013 ,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam for fifth consecutive term.Dr Singh got 49 first preference votes, while the second Congress candidate bagged 45 votes and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)’s Aminul Islam, who polled 18 votes, lost  in the 126-member state Assembly.
Union Railway Minister and Law Minister of India Resigned
On 10 May Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Union Law Minister of India Ashwani Kumar resigned from their posts.Railway Minister PK Bansal resigned from his office since his nephew Vijay Singla was arrested for his alleged involvement of bribery of 90 lakh rupees from the Railway Board Member, with a promise of promotion. Ashwani Kumar the Union Law Minister submitted his resignation after being into attack by the opposition and the CBI affidavit submitted to Supreme Court for vetting up the CBI report in the Coal Block allocation scam.
ATP chairman Brad Drewett died
Brad Drewett(54), the former tour player who led the ATP as executive chairman and president since January 2012 died on 3 May 2013 . He helped in increasing the prize money at Grand Slam tournaments.
Giulio Andreotti, the former Italian Prime Minister died
On 6th May, the former Italian Prime Minister ,Giulio Andreott(94) was dies in Rome.He was one of the most powerful figures in the politics of the country after World War II.
Islamic scholar Asghar Ali Engineer Died
On May 14,Leading Islamic scholar, author and activist Asghar Ali Engineer, 74,  died at his Santacruz home in Mumbai. He was born in 1940 and completed his BSc in civil engineering from Vikram University.From 1980, he edited the journal named the Islamic Perspective and during 1980s he published a series of books on Islam and communal violence in India. His books were based on his investigations in the post-independent India. The USA International Student Assembly and the USA Indian Student Assembly honoured him with Distinguished Service Award in 1987.
Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dead
On 30 May 2013,Award-winning Indian film director Rituparno Ghosh was died from a heart attack in the city of Calcutta.Ghosh directed 18 films in that 12 films got national awards.Ghosh began his remarkable journey by directing a children’s film “Hirer Angti” (“Diamond Ring”) in 1994, which won him an immediate recognition. He shot to fame after his next film “Unishe April” (“19 April”) won the national award in 1995.His other award-winning films include “Dahan”, “Asukh”, “Chokher Bali”, “Raincoat”, “Bariwali”, “Antarmahal”, “Noukadubi”, “Abohoman”, “Chitrangada” and Amitabh Bachchan starrer “The Last Lear”.
Academic Vina Mazumdar Dead
On 30 May 2013,Noted academic and a leading figure of India’s women’s movement, Dr Vina Mazumdar, died in New Delhi.Born in 1927 in a middle-class Bengali household in Kolkata, she did her schooling in the city and studied in Banaras Hindu University and Calcutta University, before going to Oxford in 1947, soon after independence. She went back to Oxford University later and received her D.Phil in 1962.
China Prime Minister Li Keqiang Visited India
China’s new Prime Minister Li Keqiang’s visited India on his first foreign trip to India from 19th to 21st  May 2013 since taking his office in March 2013. During the visit he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed India-China border issues , bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest.After the both countries signed on 8 agreements.The Chinese have also agreed to provide greater facilitation to Indian pilgrims on the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Visited India
Hamid Karzai , President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan visited India from 20-22 May, 2013.During the visit Hamid Karzai was on 20 May conferred an honorary doctorate degree by President Pranab Mukherjee at a professional university in Phagwara.He met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at New Delhi and  discussed on various key bilateral and regional issues , the situation in the region in the backdrop of Afghanistan’s keenness to enhance defence cooperation with India and get supply of lethal and non-lethal weapons.
First Woman Named To FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List
On 3 May Joanne Chesimard (also known as Assata Shakur), a member of the Black Liberation Army who killed a New Jersey state trooper 40 years ago and has since fled to Cuba,has been named as one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists, making her the first woman ever to make the list.Chesimard was convicted for killing Foerster and sentenced to life in prison. In 1979 she escaped with the help of the Black Army Liberation and has been on the run ever since.The U.S. Justice Department announced a doubling of the reward for her capture to $2 million.
Ritankar Das is Century’s Youngest California University Topper
On 10 May An 18-year-old Indian-American has become the youngest graduate topper of the prestigious University of California in more than a century.Kolkata-born Ritankar Das, has been named as the University Medalist, the prize which is given to the year’s top graduating senior.Das has taken just three years to complete his studies with a double major in bioengineering and chemical biology and a minor in creative writing from the University of California, Berkeley.Further he is the first student from the College of Chemistry in 58 years, and the first ever from the Department of Bioengineering.
Sreesanth,Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested
S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by the Delhi police on charges of spot fixing in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
First Saudi Woman Ever Climbs Mount Everest
On 18 May Raha Moharrak has become the first Saudi Arabian woman to climb Mount Everest. Moharrak also became the youngest Arab to reach the 8,850-meter peak (29,035 feet). She was part of a group that included the first Qatari man and the first Palestinian man to reach the summit.
Indian Sisters First Twins To Climb Mount Everest
On 19 May Two Indian girls have scripted history by becoming the first twins ever to climb Mount Everest together.Tashi and Nancy Malik from Dehra Dun achieved this feat by successfully reaching the world’s highest mountain peak at 8,848 meters.The duo were among other record-makers including the first women from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan who climbed the Everest on 18 May.
Arunima Becomes First Indian Amputee To Scale Mt Everest
On 21 May Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player who had lost one of her legs after being thrown off a moving train by, created history by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest. Sinha reached the 8,848 metre-high summit of the world’s highest peak as a member of the Eco Everest Expedition from the Tata Group.Sinha, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.Arunima successfully scaled the 6,622-metre-high Mount Chhamser Kangri of Ladakh last year, but her ultimate goal was to climb Mount Everest.
Yuichiro Miura, Became Oldest Man to Climb Mount Everest
Yuichiro Miura, the 80-year old mountaineer from Japan reached Mount Everest’s summit on 23 May 2013. With this, he became the oldest man to climb the highest mountain peak of the world. Yuichiro Miura climbed the Everest at the age of 70 and 75 as well.
Indian-origin Boy Won National Geographic Bee Contest
On 23 May Sathwik Karnik, a 12-year-old Indian-American boy, has won the prestigious National Geographic Bee 2013 after gruelling rounds testing his geographic knowledge about lions in Botswana, mountain ranges in Asia and port cities in England.To clinch the title, Karnik, 12, correctly named Chimborazo as the mountain in Ecuador that represents the farthest point from the Earth’s center.US.Karnik took home the spoils of the Bee prize that include a USD 25,000 college scholarship, an all-expenses paid trip to the Galapagos Islands, and a lifetime membership to the National Geographic Society.
Jiroemon Kimura Becomes ‘Last Living Man Born in 19th Century’
The oldest person in the world, Japanese Jiroemon Kimura,116 years Japanese man became the last male of the 19th century in the world. Jiroemon Kimura was given the title of last male alive to be born in the 19th century after the death of Barbados in the month of May 2013 at the age of 113 years and 90 days.Gerontolgy Research Group at University of California, Los Angeles found out that as far as female were concerned, there are in all 21 women born before 1 January 1901 and they are still alive.But amongst the male, Jiroemon Kimura is the only alive person of 19th century.Jiroemon Kimura was born on 19 April 1897.
Premlata becomes the first Indian woman to complete seven summits
Asian woman mountaineer Premlata Agrawal has become the first Indian woman mountaineer to scale the seven continental peaks after climbing Alaska’s McKinley Peak.With this, she became the first Indian woman mountaineer to step on the highest peak of North America.
Arvind Mahankali Won National Spelling Bee 2013
On 31 May Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year old Indian-American won the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest, as children from the community scripted history by dominating the prestigious competition for the sixth year in a row, grabbing top three slots this year.Arvind, from New York, won the contest by correctly spelling the German word ‘knaidel’ which means a small mass of leavened dough, overcoming his fear of German-derived words during his past four appearances at the contest.This is the sixth consecutive year that an Indian-American has won the contest, which was watched live by millions of people in the United States.

Cyclonic Storm ‘Mahasen’ Hits Bangladesh
On 16 May The cyclonic storm ‘Mahasen’ hit Bangladesh’s southern Patuakhali coast with wind speed up to 90 kilometers per hour.More than 48 persons were killed as inflated waters coupled with gusts started ravaging parts of Patuakhali alongside the other areas adjacent to the Bay of Bengal in the region.The system is now located in the west-central bay and is likely to intensify further, move in northeast direction and cross the Bangladesh coast close to Chittagong.

NESAC  ——- North Eastern Space Applications Centre
ACTO  ——–  Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization
ILO    ——–     International Labour Organization
CNEN ———   National Commission for Nuclear Energy
CNEA ———-  National Commission of Atomic Energy
 IPV ———–  Inshore Patrol Vessel
BWF ———-  Badminton World Federation

Understanding Bhagat Singh ”  by Prof. Chamanlal released
Understanding Bhagat Singh a book by Prof. Chamanlal was released in the on 3 May 2013.Professor Randhir Singh, Eminent Thinker released the book at School of Social Sciences (SSS- I) Auditorium, JNU in New Delhi.The book Understanding Bhagat Singh has tried to explain the soul or spirit of Bhagat Singh like his principle of achieving objectives with dignity, honesty and fearlessness.
Gandhi’s Outstanding Leadership’ Book Released
On 27 May “Gandhi’s Outstanding Leadership “, written by former Indian diplomat-turned-Gandhian Pascal Alan Nazareth, was released at the Peking University’s Centre.Prof Shang Quanyu, a history professor with the South China Normal University, translated the book into Madarin.

G Padmanabhan Committee on Services for the Exporters
On 6 May A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee recommended setting up of the Indian Bill Payment System (IBPS) in the country.The committee chaired by G. Padmanabhan, Executive Director, RBI, has recommended a cap on interest margins charged by banks lending to exporters.The committee also recommended that export credit be allowed to be a part of priority sector lending (PSL) for all commercial banks, including foreign banks, for a period of three to five years.

National Technology Day was Observed on 11 May 2013
National Technology Day was celebrated on 11 May 2013 as a symbol of quest for scientific inquiry, technological creativity and the translation of that quest in the integration of Science, Society and Industry. This day is also celebrated to honour technological innovations and their successful commercialization which makes fruits of research reach people at large.