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Current Affairs May 2020 (1-15 May 2020)

Here I have compiled all the important daily current affairs of may 2020 from 1st May to 15th May 2020.

I have compiled all the important current news of 1st half of May 2020.

It will help you immensely in the exam. Next part i.e., 16 May to 31 May will be posted on 2nd June 2020.

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Current affairs may 1-15th 2020


  • Which group of countries has launched the “Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator” initiative recently?

Ans: G20

  • Name the IIT which has designed ‘Warbot’ which can deliver medicines and food to COVID-19 patients.

Ans: IIT Ropar

  • Mobile App named ‘Covid Pharma’ to trace people buying medicines for fever, cold was launched by which state?

Ans: Andhra Pradesh

  • Which cricketer from Pakistan was banned from International cricket for 3 years for match fixing?

Ans: Umar Akmal

  • Which is world’s first airline which conducts rapid antibody test to its passengers?Ans: Emirates
  • Name the country which will host 2021 men’s world boxing championship.
    Ans: Serbia
  • Establishment Day of Maharashtra & Gujarat?

Ans: 1 May

  • Who has been appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations?
    Ans: TS Tirumurti
  • Which state has become the first in the northeastern region to develop a mobile COVID-19 sample collection kiosk?
    Ans: Tripura
  • Which nation has banned Hezbollah and designated it a terrorist organisation?
    Ans: Germany
  • Name the country which is going to host Women’s World Cup 2021.

 Ans: New Zealand

  • Where is the HQ of International Cricket Council (ICC) located?
    Ans: Dubai
  • Which country chaired the digital economy ministerial meeting?
    Ans: Saudi Arabia
  • Who was honoured with Nikkei Asia Prizes 2020 in the science and technology category?
    Ans: Prof. T. Pradeep of IIT-Madras
  • Who was named as advisor to Google pay India?
    Ans: Shikha Sharma
  • Who has been named as the new Economic Affairs Secretary?
    Ans: Tarun Bajaj
  • All districts of Delhi will fall under which among the following zones?
    Ans: Red Zone
  • J Arunkumar from Karnataka has been appointed as the head coach of which nationalmen’s cricket team?
    Ans: USA
  • Which Ministry released Prof B.B. Lal -India Rediscovered e-book?
    Ans: Ministry of Culture (B.B.Lal was great archaeologist)
  • Which of the following state was added to the list of e-NAM (National Agriculture Market) States for the first time as on 1 May 2020?
    Ans: Karnataka
  • When is World Press Freedom Day celebrated?
    Ans: 3 May (India ranked 142 & Norway rank 1)
  • What is the theme of World Press Freedom Day?
    Ans: Journalism Without Fear or Favour
  • Who is to launch ‘Bharatmarket’, a national e-commerce marketplace?Ans: Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT)
  • Which country tops the budget transparency,  in IBP survey 2019?
    Ans: New Zealand (India rank 53)

Daily Current Affairs May 1-15th 2020

  • Name of National Mission for Clean Ganga operating under Jal Shakti Ministry is?
    Ans: IDEAthon
  • Who organized the AYURAKSHA “Corona Se Jung- Delhi Police Ke Sang”?
    Ans: All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA)
  • The Saffron cultivated in which among the following regions has received the GI tag?
    Ans: Kashmir
  • Which country will launch its first Arktika-M satellite to monitor the Arctic climate by the end of 2020?
    Ans: Russia
  • Who launched ‘Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH)’ a programme with focus on COVID-19?
    Ans: National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC)
  • Who developed microwave sterilizer ATULYA to disintegrate coronavirus?
    Ans: Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune

Current Affairs May 2020

  • Who was recently awarded the commemorative World War II medal by Russia?
    Ans: Kim Jong Un (North Korea leader)
  • Which state government has launched ‘Ayush Kavach’ app?
    Ans: Uttar Pradesh
  • Which state government has extended the lockdown till May 29?
    Ans: Telangana
  • India ranks at which position in a scientific publication?
    Ans: 3rd ( USA 1st & China 2nd)
  • Where is the headquarter of Small Industries Development Bank of India(SIDBI) ?
    Ans: Lucknow
  • Three Indian photojournalists namely Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand were given Pulitzer prize are from which state/UT?
    Ans: Jammu & Kashmir
Current Affairs May 2020
  • Which among the following cities witnessed a horrific toxic gas tragedy on May 7, 2020?
    Ans: Vishakhapatnam ( Gas Name- Styrene gas from LG polymers)
  • Which nation has re-opened its mosques for public prayers?
    Ans: Bangladesh
  • Which nation has banned the export of alcohol-based hand sanitisers?Ans: India
  • What is the toll-free number to access Aarogya Setu IVRS service?
    Ans: 1921
  • Why Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon observed on May 7, 2020 is considered sacred by the Buddhists?
    Ans: Lord Budhha born this day in 623 BC
  • World Athletics day is observed on which day?
    Ans: May 7

Current Affairs May 2020


  • Which Indian state/UT has highest unemployment rate as on end of April 2020 as per Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) data?
    Ans: Puducherry
  • Sanjeevani, the 1st of its kind vehicle developed at the local level to help health care workers in which state?
    Ans: Madhya Pradesh
  • What is the energy demand fall in India during 40days lockdown as per report titled “Global Energy Review 2020” released by International Energy Agency (IEA)?
    Ans: 30%
  • Who has been extended as the good will ambassador of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) till 2022?
    Ans: Dia Mirza
  • Who has been sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Iraq recently in May 2020?
    Ans: Mustafa al-Kadhimi
  • Which ministry which has collaborated with ministry of AYUSH for the development of Ayush Sanjivani mobile application?
    Ans: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY)

Daily Current Affairs May 1-15th 2020


  • When is World Thalassaemia Day?
    Ans: 8 May
  • When is World Athletics Day ?
    Ans: 7 May
  • Who is re-elected as chairman of public account committee?

Ans: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Congress)


  • When is World Red Cross Day?
    Ans: 8 May
  • Country which launched the largest carrier rocket from from Long-March 5B?
    Ans: China
  • Which state has suspended major labour laws till 1000 days to attract investment?
    Ans: Uttar Pradesh

Current Affairs May 2020

  • Where is the HQ of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) located?Ans: Beijing (China)
  • Who is the present chairman of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Developmen(NABARD)?
    Ans: Govinda Rajulu Chintala
  • Who has been appointed as the chief risk officer of YES bank for 3 years in May 2020?
    Ans: Neeraj Dhawan
  • Which country launched the ‘Long march 5B’ rocket to space with the aim to operate a permanent space station?
    Ans: China
  • Which IIT start-up developed washable N Safe mask to prevent Covid-19?
    Ans: IIT Delhi

Current Affairs May 2020

  • When is National Technology Day observed?
    Ans: 11 May (Theme:‘ Focusing on Rebooting the economy through Science and Technology.’)
  • Which state has banned pan masala containing Magnesium Carbonate for 1 year?
    Ans: Jharkhand
  • Indian Railways are restarting passenger train services from which date?Ans: 12 May 
  • Who has tied up with ICMR(Indian council of Medical research) for delivery of the Covid-19 testing kit?
    Ans: Indian Post
  • On the occasion of 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication which International organisation has issued a commemorative postage stamp?Ans: World Health Organization(WHO)
  • Pravasi Rahat Mitra app launched by which state Government?
    Ans: Uttar Pradesh
  • Q Which city witnessed a horrific toxic gas tragedy on May 7, 2020?

Ans: Vishakapatnam


Daily Current Affairs May 1-15th 2020

  • Which Union Ministry has launched CHAMPIONS Portal?

Ans: MSME Msinistry

  • When is the International Day of the Nurse observed?

Ans: 12 May (Theme: Nursing the World to Health)

  • Which among the following states became the first one to launch an innovative Scheme “FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana”?
    Ans: Madhya Pradesh 
  • What is the name of the mission launched by government of India (Defence and External affairs ministry collab) to send medical aid to five Island nations in the Indian Ocean?
    Ans: Mission Sagar 
  • Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) signed a MoU with which organisation to collaborate in programmes of each organisation to promote the tribal enterprises?
    Ans: Art of Living
  • Which country named a street in Tel Aviv after celebrated Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore as a tribute on his 159th birthday?
    Ans: Israel

Daily Current Affairs May 1-15th 2020

  • Which city has launched initiative  “Pranavayu” to monitor blood oxygen levels and heart rates of patients showing influenza-like illnesses (ILI).
    Ans: Bengaluru 
  • Who became president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Britain, for the 2nd time (May 2020)?
    Ans: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 
  • Name the 1st Indian tennis player who has won the Fed Cup heart award 2020 for Asia/Oceania Zone.
    Ans: Sania Mirza 
  • Name the digital conference launched by Science and Technology minister Harsh Vardhan on occasion of National Technology Day May 11, 2020?

Ans: RESTART(‘Reboot the Economy through Science, Technology and Research Translations’)

  • Which country is going to host the FIFA U-17 women’s world cup in February 2021?
    Ans: India 
  • Atal Pension Yojana (APY) is launched in which year?

Ans: 2015

Daily Current Affairs May 1-15th 2020

  • What is the name of the multimedia guide on COVID-19 launched by the Union Health Minister?
    Ans: Covid KATHA 
  • Which three nations will co-host the men’s 2026 FIFA World Cup?
    Ans: USA, Canada, Mexico 
  • Which organisation launched the musical creation “United We Fight”, written and composed by Joe Alvares?

Ans: Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR) 

  • Where is the Headquarter of BRICS(Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)?
    Ans: Shanghai, China. 
  • Which state has re-launched ‘Sambal Yojana’ to strengthen the lives of the poor and dalit communities?

Ans: Madhya Pradesh

  • Who is the newly appointed Chief of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)?
    Ans: Manoj Ahuja 
  • India was ranked at which position on the Global Energy Transition Index 2020?
    Ans: 74 

Daily Current Affairs May 1-15th 2020

  • What places of Pakistan occupied Kashmir which has been included in Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) weather forecasting for the 1st time?

Ans: Gilgit-Baltistan & Muzaffarabad

  • Which Indian airport has won the SKYTRAX Award 2020 for Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia.

Ans: Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru (Karnataka) 

  • Which Indian state which has launched ‘HOPE’ portal to help unemployed youth of the state?
    Ans: Uttarakhand 
  • Hoogly river which is in news recently belongs to which Indian state?Ans: West Bengal 
  • What is the amount that was allocated from PM CARES Fund Trust to fight COVID-19 pandemic?
    Ans: 3100 crores 
  • What will be the criteria for “Medium” units as per New definition set for MSME (in terms of investment & turnover)?

Ans: 20 crores & 100 crores

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced how much amount of collateral-free emergency credit line to MSME?

Ans: 3 lakh crore


Current Affairs 1-15 May 2020

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