Current Affairs 13th May 2016

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Current Affairs 13th May 2016


National News:

  • 3-day international Vichaar Mahakumbh to begin in Madhya Pradesh today
  • Uttar Pradesh government approves 200-km ‘Bicycle Highway’
  • Parliament passes bill on potable alcohol
  • Government sets up panel to draft national policy on marine fishery
  • Rajasthan Universities to adopt rainwater harvesting
  • I-T Dept’s PAN-Aadhaar linkage crosses 50 lakh
  • Gujarat BJP to celebrate Vikas Parva to mark completion of 2 years of Modi government
  • According to a World Health Organisation report, Delhi is no longer the world’s most polluted city and is ranked 11th in the most polluted cities list.

International News:

  • SAARC nations to set up uniform child helpline
  • Azerbaijan worst in Europe for LGBTI
  • US ­India Defence Cooperation Act introduced in Senate
  • Islamic State releases app for children
  • Kenya to close World’s biggest refugee camp in Dadaab
  • Social fridges scheme of Europe adopted by Argentina as poverty rises
  • Brazil President Rousseff suspended for six months

New Appointments:

  • Former BCCI President Shashank Manohar, who resigned recently, was elected unopposed as the ICC’s first independent Chairman for two years.
  • Zidane named ambassador for Mumbai-based realtor
  • Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei (60-years) of the Guwahati High Court will be the new acting Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court.
  • AR Rahman named Goodwill Ambassador for Olympics

Banking & Business:

  • Kotak sole Indian on Forbes’ most powerful list
  • Nalco signs MoU with BARC for research and development
  • Gold-plated car worth $1 Million displayed in Dubai
  • Indian economy projected to grow 7.3% in ’16: UN
  • On-demand driver startup DriversKart buys Driven
  • Reliance Jio launches wallet service JioMoney
  • ICICI launches country’s 1st contactless credit card for SMEs

Awards & Honours:

  • Obama honours Indian-American Teacher Revathi Balakrishnan
  • Uttar Pradesh, Jammu &Kashmir among Lonely Planet Travel Award winners


  • Ritu Rani, Raghunath & Dharamvir recommended for Arjuna Award
  • Wrestlers Ravinder Khatri, Babita Kumari bag Rio Olympic berths
  • Charlotte Edwards, England women’s cricket captain, retires from international cricket

Science & Technology:

  • NASA’s Kepler telescope finds largest trove of exoplanets
  • Scientists develop second skin to reduce wrinkles, eye bags
  • Google Translate enables translations in any app
  • Samsung creates smart surfboard with LED display
  • Instagram debuts new logo, redesigns app
  • WhatsApp launches desktop app for Mac, Windows
  • Opera launches power-saving mode for computers


  • Cricket commentator Tony Cozier dies aged 75
  • Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat Praveen Rashtrapal has passed away