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May 24, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 24th May 2013


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International Affairs

  • US Secretary of State JohnKerry is going to visit India on 24th June. Kerry was appointed as US Secretary of State in February. This will be his first visit to India as the Secretary of State.
  • French prosecutors began questioning IMF chief Christine Lagarde for a second day to decide if she should be charged over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon during her time as finance minister.
  • Top judges from 8 SAARC nations today began discussion on constitutional guarantees available to children in the South Asian region.
  • Yemen welcomes US President Barack Obama's decision to lift a moratorium on transferring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the Gulf country.
  • Obama encouraged  to push for economic reforms in India and to address the concerns of the Indian companies with regard to H-1B visas.
  • US Congress panel passes bill to probe racial profiling of Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims and those from South Asia at various US airports.
  • A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East with slight tremors spreading westwards as far as Moscow.
  • British military confirm jet fighters were launched to “investigate an incident inside UK airspace.”

National Affairs

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  • Secretary (Defence Production) Radha Krishna Mathur gets additional charge of Defence Secretary for 3 months. He is going to succeed Shashikant Sharma who has taken over as Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
  • External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is on Official visit to Saudi Arabia for talks on issues like 'Nitaqat' law, energy security and counter-terrorism cooperation.
  • Vice President HamidAnsari to represent India at the golden jubilee Summit (50th) of the AfricanUnion in AddisAbaba tomorrow. joining around ten select non-African partners of the 54-member grouping invited for the historic event.
  • Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh attended the Silver Jubilee celebrations of SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India)
  • The Cabinet has approved the proposal for creation of 20,751 additional posts in the Income Tax Department in various cadres. Of them, 1349 posts will be in the Indian Revenue Services (IRS) cadre and 19,402 posts in the non-IRS cadres.
  • Bangkok university honours our Union Minister  VeerapaMoily for making Bangalore as an IT hub.
  • Over 1 lakh devotees offered worship to Subramanian temple and Tiruparankunram on the auspicious 'Vaikasi Visakam' day today.
  • Delhi  Metro stations to be under increased surveillance in the wake of incidents of firing and protests on tracks.
  • UIDAI unveiled 3 new Aadhaar-enabled services to help residents to authenticate their identity anytime,anywhere through digital platform.
  • Delhi sees record-breaking 45.7 degrees Celsius today. This is the highest of May since the year 2003.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Investment has directed security agencies to process clearance of port infrastructure projects in 12 weeks.
  • CCEA approves implementation of  project of 4-laning of  Dimapur-Kohima section of 42.8 km. with project cost of Rs.1089.87 crore.


  • Rupee falls for 6th day; ends at 55.63 vs USD
  • Reliance Industries (RIL) today announced a huge natural gas discovery, possibly the biggest find ever, in the flagging eastern offshore KG-D6 block that will be key to arresting falling output.

Sports Affairs

  • Sports Minister Jitendra Singh today said that the government would set up 25 Centres of Excellence with an aim to make India among the top five sporting nations in the world by 2024.
  • Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has been stood down from next month's ICC Champions Trophy in England after he was investigated by police in Mumbai.
  • Haryana, Jharkhand women's teams enter semis of Hockey India Sub-Junior Men and Women National Championship.
  • 3rd Hockey India senior men's National Championship is going to be held from 28th May to 10th June 2013.
  • Promising Indian paddler Manika Batra wins silver in girls singles event at IITF Polish Junior and Cadet Open after losing summit clash to Miyu Kato.
  • Sahara Group pulled out of the domestic Twenty20 league and announced it would not renew its contract with the national team after the board encashed its bank guarantee for non-payment of franchise fee.
Rose M


  1. I have a request...if you provide us the current affairs(April,May), then it will be very useful for those who are preparing for uiic..
    Thanks for everything...

  2. critisizm works ...thanx a lot 4 daily updates


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