Current Affairs

Current Affairs - May 2020-13th May Current Affairs

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  • 2003 Saddam Hussein Captured
  • 1972 Last human landing on the Moon
  • 1642 First European to Reach New Zealand




  • The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by Rajya Sabha; seeks to include certain tribal communities in Karnataka into Scheduled Tribe category
  • International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems ‘NAVARMS – 2019’ being held in Delhi on December 12-13
  • GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd) hands over LCU (Landing Craft Utility) amphibious ship to Indian Navy
  • Bangladesh Navy Chief Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury visits naval units in Visakhapatnam
  • Veteran Telugu actor, writer Gollapudi Maruti Rao dies at 80
  • Social worker Minoti Riba, wife of former Arunachal Pradesh CM Tomo Riba, dies in Itanagar at 83
  • Parliament has passed the International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019
  • Parliament has passed the Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill
  • The Bill seeks to extend reservation to SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another ten years
  • The Lok Sabha passed the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019.




  • Industrial production declines by 3.8% in October
  • Retail inflation rises to over three-year high of 5.54% in November
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank lists on stock exchanges after successful IPO
  • India Design Council launches initiatives — Chartered Designs of India (CDI) and Design Education Quality Mark (DEQM) — to promote Design Education and Standards
  • FSSAI, Nasscom Foundation partner to develop app to prevent food wastage
  • Tara Sinha, the founder of advertising agencies Clarion and Tara Sinha Associates, dies at 88
  • Amazon’s Audible launches an India-first audio service ‘Suno’




  • Indian embassy, NGO INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) to rebuild 11 heritage sites damaged in Nepal earthquake of 2015
  • Voters in Bougainville opt for independence from Papua New Guinea in referendum
  • World’s first fully electric commercial plane, operated by Harbour Air, takes flight in Canada
  • International Universal Health Coverage Day celebrated on December 12 with the theme ‘Keep the promise’
  • International Day of Neutrality observed on December 12




  • Pakistan’s Aleem Dar breaks West Indian Steve Bucknor’s record of umpiring in most number of Tests in his 129th test at Perth
  • Spain’s football league LaLiga names cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador in India