​​ In​​ this​​ article,​​ we​​ have​​ shared​​ all​​ important​​ current​​ affairs​​ for​​ the​​ month​​ of​​ May​​ 2019.​​ This​​ is​​ highly​​ helpful​​ for​​ students​​ preparing​​ for​​ West​​ Bengal​​ Civil​​ Services​​ (WBCS)​​ examination.​​ At​​ the​​ end​​ of​​ this​​ post,​​ we​​ have​​ shared​​ a​​ link​​ tdownload​​ the​​ current​​ affairs​​ in​​ PDF​​ format.

 

​​ Awards

 

  • The​​ Omani​​ writer​​ and​​ academic​​ who​​ has​​ been​​ chosen​​ for​​ the​​ Man​​ Booker​​ International​​ Prize​​ 2019​​ for​​ her​​ book​​ Celestial​​ Bodies​​ –​​ Jokha​​ al-Harthi​​ 

 

  • The​​ country​​ which​​ has​​ conferred​​ its​​ highest​​ civilian​​ honour​​ named​​ Zayed​​ Medal​​ upon​​ the​​ Indian​​ Prime​​ Minister​​ Shri​​ Narendra​​ Modi​​ –​​ UAE​​ 

 

  • The​​ former​​ Chairman​​ of​​ Indian​​ Space​​ Research​​ Organisation​​ who​​ has​​ been​​ conferred​​ France's​​ highest​​ civilian​​ award​​ Chevalier​​ of​​ the​​ Order​​ of​​ the​​ Legion​​ of​​ Honour​​ –​​ Dr.​​ AS​​ Kiran​​ Kumar​​ 

 

Defence​​ 

 

  • The​​ new​​ Chief​​ of​​ Staffs​​ Committee​​ who​​ has​​ taken​​ over​​ from​​ Admiral​​ Sunil​​ Lamba,​​ Chief​​ of​​ Naval​​ Staff​​ –​​ Air​​ Chief​​ Marshall​​ BS​​ Dhanoa​​ 

 

  • The​​ new​​ Chief​​ of​​ Naval​​ Staff​​ to​​ replace​​ Admiral​​ Sunil​​ Lamba​​ who​​ retired​​ on​​ 31​​ May​​ 2019​​ –​​ Admiral​​ Karambir​​ Singh,​​ PVSM,​​ AVSM,​​ ADC​​ 

 

  • The​​ Russian​​ made​​ aircraft​​ of​​ the​​ Indian​​ Air​​ Force​​ which​​ was​​ formally​​ fleet​​ certified​​ to​​ fly​​ on​​ blended​​ aviation​​ fuel​​ containing​​ up​​ to​​ 10%​​ of​​ indigenous​​ bio-jet​​ fuel​​ by​​ CEMILAC​​ (Centre​​ for​​ Military​​ Airworthiness​​ and​​ Certification)​​ –​​ AN-32​​ 

 

  • The​​ Singapore​​ India​​ Maritime​​ Bilateral​​ Exercise​​ held​​ from​​ 16​​ to​​ 22​​ May​​ 2019​​ at​​ Singapore​​ –​​ SIMBEX​​ 2019​​ 

 

  • The​​ tri-services​​ joint​​ military​​ exercise​​ conducted​​ by​​ the​​ armed​​ forces​​ of​​ India​​ in​​ Teressa​​ Island​​ in​​ the​​ Andamans​​ was​​ named​​ –​​ Bull​​ Strike​​ 

 

  • The​​ High-speed​​ Expendable​​ Aerial​​ Target​​ (HEAT)​​ drone​​ which​​ was​​ successfully​​ tested​​ from​​ Interim​​ Test​​ Range​​ (ITR)​​ in​​ Odisha’s​​ Chandipur​​ –​​ Abhyas​​ 

 

  • The​​ type​​ of​​ helicopter,​​ the​​ first​​ of​​ which​​ was​​ handed​​ over​​ to​​ the​​ Indian​​ Air​​ Force​​ at​​ Boeing's​​ production​​ facility​​ in​​ Mesa,​​ Arizona,​​ USA​​ –​​ Apache​​ Guardian​​ AH-64E(I)

 

  • The​​ Indian​​ Army​​ General​​ known​​ for​​ his​​ role​​ in​​ Pakistan's​​ surrender​​ who​​ has​​ been​​ honoured​​ by​​ Israel​​ with​​ a​​ plaque​​ on​​ the​​ Wall​​ of​​ Honour​​ at​​ Ammunition​​ Hill​​ in​​ Jerusalem​​ –​​ Lt​​ Gen​​ JFR​​ Jacob​​ 

 

  • The​​ Rajput​​ class​​ destroyer​​ of​​ the​​ Indian​​ Navy​​ which​​ was​​ decommissioned​​ at​​ a​​ grand​​ ceremony​​ in​​ Naval​​ Dockyard​​ Visakhapatnam​​ –​​ INS​​ Ranjit​​ 

 

  • The​​ country​​ from​​ which​​ India​​ is​​ procuring​​ Kamov-31​​ Airborne​​ Early​​ Warning​​ and​​ Control​​ helicopters​​ for​​ the​​ Indian​​ Navy​​ –​​ Russia​​ 

 

  • The​​ first​​ part​​ of​​ Indo-French​​ bilateral​​ naval​​ exercise​​ conducted​​ from​​ 01​​ to​​ 10​​ May​​ off​​ the​​ coast​​ of​​ Goa​​ was​​ named​​ (2nd​​ part​​ is​​ scheduled​​ at​​ the​​ end​​ of​​ May​​ in​​ Djibouti)​​ –​​ Varuna​​ 19.1

Persons​​ 

 

  • The​​ stunt​​ and​​ action​​ choreographer​​ of​​ bollywood​​ who​​ passed​​ away​​ on​​ 27​​ May​​ 2019​​ –​​ Veeru​​ Devgan​​ 

 

  • The​​ retired​​ Judge​​ of​​ Supreme​​ Court​​ of​​ India​​ who​​ has​​ been​​ appointed​​ to​​ the​​ Supreme​​ Court​​ of​​ Fiji​​ as​​ a​​ judge​​ of​​ its​​ non-resident​​ panel​​ –​​ Justice​​ Madan​​ B.​​ Lokur​​ 

 

  • The​​ Nepali​​ climber​​ who​​ has​​ beaten​​ his​​ own​​ record​​ of​​ conquering​​ Mt.​​ Everest​​ by​​ doing​​ it​​ for​​ the​​ 23rd​​ time​​ and​​ again​​ by​​ doing​​ it​​ for​​ the​​ 24th​​ time​​ in​​ May​​ 2019​​ –​​ Kami​​ Rita​​ Sherpa​​ 

 

Places​​ 

 

  • The​​ venue​​ of​​ 2-day​​ meeting​​ of​​ Shanghai​​ Cooperation​​ Organisation​​ held​​ from​​ May​​ 21​​ to​​ 22​​ and​​ attended​​ by​​ India's​​ external​​ affairs​​ minister​​ Ms.​​ Sushma​​ Swaraj​​ –​​ Bishkek,​​ Kyrgyz​​ Republic​​ 

 

  • The​​ Asian​​ country​​ which​​ has​​ become​​ the​​ first​​ in​​ the​​ continent​​ to​​ legalise​​ same-sex​​ marriage​​ –​​ Taiwan​​ 

 

  • The​​ state​​ which​​ has​​ for​​ the​​ first​​ time​​ inducted​​ women​​ commandos​​ named​​ Danteshwari​​ Ladake​​ in​​ its​​ front-line​​ anti-Maoist​​ force​​ –​​ Chhattisgarh​​ 

 

Sports​​ 

 

  • The​​ team​​ which​​ has​​ won​​ the​​ 2019​​ Sudirman​​ Cup​​ badminton​​ tournament​​ defeating​​ Japan​​ in​​ the​​ finals​​ in​​ Nanning,​​ China​​ –​​ China​​ The​​ well-known​​ American​​ golfer​​ who​​ has​​ been​​ awarded​​ America's​​ highest​​ civilian​​ award,​​ the​​ Medal​​ of​​ Freedom​​ by​​ the​​ US​​ President​​ Donald​​ Trump​​ –​​ Tiger​​ Woods​​ 

 

  • The​​ All​​ India​​ Football​​ Federation​​ president​​ who​​ has​​ become​​ the​​ first​​ Indian​​ to​​ be​​ elected​​ as​​ the​​ member​​ of​​ FIFA​​ Executive​​ Council​​ for​​ a​​ period​​ of​​ 4​​ years​​ –​​ Praful​​ Patel​​ 

 

  • The​​ Sri​​ Lankan​​ cricketer​​ who​​ has​​ become​​ the​​ first​​ non-British​​ person​​ to​​ be​​ appointed​​ the​​ President​​ of​​ Marylebone​​ Cricket​​ Club​​ (MCC)​​ for​​ a​​ period​​ of​​ 1​​ year​​ from​​ 01​​ Oct​​ 2019​​ –​​ Kumar​​ Sangakkara​​ 

 

Themes​​ 

 

  • The​​ theme​​ of​​ United​​ Nations​​ Global​​ Road​​ Safety​​ Week​​ observed​​ from​​ 06​​ to​​ 12​​ May​​ 2019​​ –​​ Leadership​​ for​​ Road​​ Safety​​ 

 

  • The​​ theme​​ of​​ the​​ International​​ Labour​​ Day​​ observed​​ on​​ 01​​ May​​ 2019​​ –​​ Sustainable​​ Pension​​ for​​ All:​​ The​​ Role​​ of​​ Social​​ Partners​​ 

 

Miscellaneous​​ 

 

  • The​​ institute​​ which​​ has​​ developed​​ a​​ microprocessor​​ named​​ AJIT,​​ conceptualised,​​ designed,​​ developed​​ and​​ manufactured​​ in​​ India.​​ –​​ IIT,​​ Mumbai​​ 

 

  • The​​ international​​ software​​ company​​ which​​ has​​ unveiled​​ the​​ World's​​ 1st​​ Election​​ Software​​ named​​ ElectionGuard​​ that​​ lets​​ the​​ voter​​ track​​ his​​ vote​​ till​​ the​​ end​​ –​​ Microsoft

 

  • The​​ country​​ which​​ has​​ become​​ the​​ first​​ in​​ the​​ world​​ to​​ declare​​ an​​ environment​​ and​​ climate​​ emergency​​ in​​ its​​ Parliament​​ –​​ United​​ Kingdom​​ 

 

  • The​​ new​​ imperial​​ era​​ announced​​ by​​ Japan​​ with​​ Emperor​​ Naruhito​​ taking​​ over​​ the​​ throne​​ from​​ his​​ father​​ Emperor​​ Akihito​​ with​​ effect​​ from​​ 01​​ May​​ 2019​​ –​​ Reiwa​​ 

 

Launch​​ of​​ RISAT-2B​​ 

 

  • Launch​​ date:​​ 22​​ May​​ 2019​​ 

 

  • Launch​​ station:​​ SHAR,​​ Sriharikota​​ 

 

  • Launch​​ vehicle:​​ PSLV-C46​​ 

 

  • RISAT-2B​​ is​​ a​​ radar​​ imaging​​ earth​​ observation​​ satellite​​ weighing​​ about​​ 615​​ kg.​​ The​​ satellite​​ is​​ intended​​ to​​ provide​​ services​​ in​​ the​​ field​​ of​​ Agriculture,​​ Forestry​​ and​​ Disaster​​ Management.

 

Important​​ Days​​ of​​ May

 

World​​ Press​​ Freedom​​ Day:​​ 03​​ May​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ UN​​ General​​ Assembly​​ 

First​​ Observed​​ in:​​ 1994​​ 

Theme:​​ Media​​ for​​ Democracy:​​ Journalism​​ and​​ Elections​​ in​​ the​​ Times​​ of​​ Disinformation​​ 

World​​ Asthma​​ Day:​​ 07​​ May​​ 2019​​ (1st​​ Tuesday​​ of​​ May)​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ Global​​ Initiative​​ for​​ Asthma​​ 

Theme:​​ STOP​​ for​​ Asthma​​ 

First​​ observed​​ in:​​ 1998​​ 

World​​ Red​​ Cross​​ and​​ Crescent​​ Day:​​ 08​​ May​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ International​​ Committee​​ of​​ the​​ Red​​ Cross​​ 

First​​ Observed​​ in:​​ 1948​​ 

Theme:​​ #Love​​ 

World​​ Migratory​​ Bird​​ Day:​​ 11​​ May​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ AEWA​​ Secretariat​​ 

First​​ Observed​​ in:​​ 2006​​ 

Theme:​​ Protect​​ Birds:​​ Be​​ the​​ Solution​​ to​​ Plastic​​ Pollution​​ 

Note:​​ International​​ Migratory​​ Bird​​ Day​​ started​​ in​​ 1993​​ is​​ observed​​ in​​ Canada,​​ Mexico,​​ US​​ and​​ Central​​ America.​​ 

International​​ Nurses​​ Day:​​ 12​​ May​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ International​​ Council​​ of​​ Nurses​​ 

Theme:​​ Nurses:​​ A​​ voice​​ to​​ lead​​ -​​ Health​​ for​​ all​​ 

International​​ Day​​ of​​ Families:​​ 15​​ May​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ UN​​ General​​ Assembly​​ 

Theme:​​ Families​​ and​​ Climate​​ Action:​​ Focus​​ on​​ SDG13​​ 

First​​ Observed​​ in:​​ 1994​​ 

World​​ Telecommunication​​ and​​ Information​​ Society​​ Day:​​ 17​​ May​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ United​​ Nations​​ General​​ Assembly​​ 

Theme:​​ Bridging​​ the​​ Standardization​​ Gap​​ 

First​​ Observed​​ in:​​ 2007​​ 

International​​ Day​​ of​​ Vesak:​​ 17​​ May​​ 2019​​ (Full​​ Moon​​ day​​ of​​ May​​ every​​ year)​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ United​​ Nations​​ General​​ Assembly​​ 

First​​ Observed​​ in:​​ 2000​​ 

International​​ Day​​ for​​ Biological​​ Diversity:​​ 22​​ May​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ UN​​ General​​ Assembly​​ 

Theme:​​ Our​​ Biodiversity,​​ Our​​ Food,​​ Our​​ Health​​ 

First​​ Observed​​ in:​​ 2001​​ 

International​​ Day​​ for​​ UN​​ Peacekeepers:​​ 29​​ May​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ United​​ Nations​​ General​​ Assembly​​ 

First​​ Observed​​ in:​​ 2003​​ 

Theme:​​ Protecting​​ Civlians​​ Protecting​​ Peace​​ 

World​​ No​​ Tobacco​​ Day:​​ 31​​ May​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ World​​ Health​​ Organisation​​ 

First​​ Observed​​ in:​​ 1987​​ 

Theme:​​ Tobacco​​ and​​ Lung​​ Health​​ 

 

Indian​​ Premier​​ League​​ 2019​​ 

 

  • Held​​ from:​​ 23​​ March​​ to​​ 12​​ May​​ 2019

 

  • Winners:​​ Mumbai​​ Indians​​ 

 

  • Runners-up:​​ Chennai​​ Super​​ Kings​​ 

 

  • Player​​ of​​ the​​ series​​ (Most​​ Valuable​​ Player):​​ Andre​​ Russel​​ (KKR)​​ 

 

  • Leading​​ run​​ scorer​​ (Orange​​ Cap):​​ David​​ Warner​​ (SRH)​​ 

 

  • Leading​​ wicket​​ taker​​ (Purple​​ Cap):​​ Imran​​ Tahir​​ (CSK)​​ 

 

  • Emerging​​ Player​​ of​​ the​​ tournament:​​ Shubman​​ Gill​​ (KKR)​​ 

 

  • IPL​​ Fairplay​​ Award:​​ Sunrisers​​ Hyderabad​​ Final​​ match​​ played​​ at:​​ Rajiv​​ Gandhi​​ International​​ Cricket​​ Stadium,​​ Hyderabad​​ 

 

  • Number​​ of​​ times​​ Mumbai​​ Indians​​ has​​ won​​ the​​ trophy:​​ 4​​ times​​ (2013,​​ 2013,​​ 2017​​ and​​ 2019)

 

​​ CEAT​​ Cricket​​ Awards​​ 2019​​ 

 

  • CEAT​​ International​​ Cricketer​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Virat​​ Kohli​​ 

 

  • CEAT​​ International​​ Batsman​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Virat​​ Kohli​​ 

 

  • CEAT​​ International​​ Bowler​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Jasprit​​ Bumrah​​ 

 

  • CEAT​​ International​​ Test​​ Cricketer​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Cheteshwar​​ Pujara​​ 

 

  • CEAT​​ International​​ ODI​​ Cricketer​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Rohit​​ Sharma

 

  • CEAT​​ International​​ T20​​ Player​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Aaron​​ Finch​​ 

 

  • CEAT​​ Outstanding​​ Performance​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Kuldeep​​ Yadav​​ 

 

  • CEAT​​ T20​​ Bowler​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Rashid​​ Khan​​ 

 

  • CEAT​​ Domestic​​ Player​​ of​​ The​​ Year:​​ Ashutosh​​ Aman​​ 

 

  • International​​ Woman​​ Cricketer​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Smriti​​ Mandhana​​ 

 

  • Junior​​ Cricketer​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Yashasvi​​ Jaiswal​​ 

 

  • CEAT​​ Lifetime​​ Achievement​​ Award:​​ Mohinder​​ Amarnath​​ 

 

Complete​​ list​​ of​​ ministers​​ &​​ portfolios​​ in​​ Narendra​​ Modi government

 

Cabinet ​​​​ Ministers

NAME​​ OF​​ MINISTER 

PORTFOLIO 

Narendra​​ Modi 

Ministry​​ of​​ personnel,​​ public​​ grievances​​ and​​ pensions
Department​​ of​​ atomic​​ energy​​ 

Department​​ of​​ space​​ 

All​​ important​​ policy​​ issues​​ and​​ all​​ other​​ portfolios​​ not​​ allocated​​ to​​ any​​ minister

Rajnath​​ Singh

Minister​​ of​​ defence

Amit​​ Shah

Minister​​ of​​ home​​ affairs

Nitin​​ Gadkari

Minister​​ of​​ road​​ transport​​ and​​ highways

Minister​​ of​​ micro,small​​ and​​ medium​​ enterprise​​ 

D​​ V​​ Sadananda​​ Gowda

Minister​​ of​​ chemical​​ and​​ fertilizers

Nirmala​​ Sitharaman

Minister​​ of​​ finance

Minister​​ of​​ corporate​​ affairs

Ram​​ Vilas​​ Paswan

Minister​​ of​​ consumer​​ affairs,​​ food​​ and​​ public​​ distribution

Narendra​​ Singh​​ Tomar

Minister​​ of​​ agriculture​​ and​​ farmers​​ welfare

Minister​​ of​​ rural​​ development

Minister​​ of​​ panchayati​​ raj

Ravi​​ Shankar​​ Prasad

Minister​​ of​​ law​​ and​​ justice

Minister​​ of​​ comunication

Minister​​ of​​ electronics​​ and​​ information​​ technology

Harsimrat​​ Kaur​​ Badal

Minister​​ of​​ food​​ processing​​ industries

Thaawar​​ Chand​​ Gehlot

Minister​​ of​​ social​​ justice​​ and​​ empowerment

Dr​​ Subrahmanyam​​ Jaishankar

Minister​​ of​​ external​​ affairs

Ramesh​​ Pokhriyal​​ ‘Nishank

Minister​​ of​​ human​​ resource​​ development

Arjun​​ Munda

Minister​​ of​​ tribal​​ affairs

Smriti​​ Zubin​​ Irani

Minister​​ of​​ women​​ and​​ child​​ development;​​ and​​ 

Minister​​ of​​ textile

Dr​​ Harsh​​ Vardhan

Minister​​ of​​ health​​ and​​ family​​ welfare

Minister​​ of​​ science​​ and​​ technology

Minister​​ of​​ earth​​ sciences

Prakash​​ Javadekar

Minister​​ of​​ environment,forest​​ and​​ climate​​ change

Minister​​ of​​ information​​ and​​ broadcasting

Piyush​​ Goyal

Minister​​ of​​ railways

Minister​​ of​​ commerce​​ and​​ industry

Dharmendra​​ Pradhan

Minister​​ of​​ petroleum​​ and​​ natural​​ gas

Minister​​ of​​ steel

Mukjtar​​ Abbas​​ Naqvi

Minister​​ of​​ Minority​​ affairs

Pralhad​​ Joshi

Minister​​ of​​ parliamentary​​ affairs

Minister​​ of​​ coal

Minister​​ of​​ mines

Dr​​ Mahendra​​ Nath​​ Pandey

Minister​​ of​​ skill​​ development​​ and​​ entrepreneurship

Arvind​​ Ganpat​​ Sawant

Minister​​ of​​ heavy​​ industry​​ and​​ public​​ enterprise

Giriraj​​ singh

Minister​​ of​​ animal​​ husbandry,​​ dairying​​ and​​ fisheries

Gajendra​​ Singh​​ Shekhawat

Minister​​ of​​ jal​​ shakti

 

Minister​​ of​​ State​​ (independent​​ charge)

NAME​​ OF​​ MINISTER

PORTFOLIO

Santosh​​ Gangwar

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ ministry​​ of​​ labour​​ and​​ employment

Rao​​ Inderjit​​ Singh

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ ministry​​ of​​ statistics​​ and​​ programme​​ implementation

Shripad​​ Yesso​​ Naik

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ ministry​​ of​​ AYUSH​​ MoS​​ in​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ defence

Dr​​ Jitendra​​ Singh

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ ministry​​ of​​ development​​ of​​ North​​ Eastern​​ region​​ 

MoS​​ in​​ the​​ Prime​​ Minister’s​​ Office;​​ 

MoS​​ in​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ personnel,​​ public​​ grievances​​ and​​ pensions;​​ 

MoS​​ in​​ the​​ department​​ of​​ atomic​​ energy;​​ and​​ 

MoS​​ in​​ the​​ department​​ of​​ space

Kiren​​ Rijiju

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ youth​​ affairs​​ and​​ sports;​​ 

MoS​​ in​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ minority​​ affairs

Prahalad​​ Singh​​ Patel

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ culture;​​ 

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ tourism

Raj​​ Kumar​​ Singh

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ power;​​ 

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ new​​ and​​ renewable​​ energy;​​ 

MoS​​ in​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ skill​​ development​​ and​​ entrepreneurship

Hardeep​​ Singh​​ Puri

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ housing​​ and​​ urban​​ affairs;​​ 

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ civil​​ aviation;​​ 

MoS​​ in​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ commerce​​ and​​ industry

Mansukh​​ L.​​ Mandaviya

MoS​​ (independent​​ charge)​​ of​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ shipping;​​ 

MoS​​ in​​ the​​ ministry​​ of​​ chemicals​​ and​​ fertilizers

 

Ministers​​ of​​ State

Name​​ of​​ Minister

PORTFOLIO

Faggansingh​​ Kulaste

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Steel

Ashwini​​ Kumar​​ Choubey

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Health​​ and​​ Family​​ Welfare

Arjun​​ Ram​​ Meghwal

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Parliamentary​​ Affairs;​​ 

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Heavy​​ Industries​​ and​​ Public​​ Enterprises

General​​ (Retd)​​ V.​​ K.​​ Singh

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Road​​ Transport​​ and​​ Highways

Krishan​​ Pal

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Social​​ Justice​​ and​​ Empowerment

Danve​​ Raosaheb​​ Dadarao

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Consumer​​ Affairs,​​ Food​​ and​​ Public​​ Distribution​​ 

 

G.​​ Kishan​​ Reddy

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Home​​ Affairs

Parshottam​​ Rupala

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Agriculture​​ and​​ Farmers​​ Welfare

Ramdas​​ Athawale

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Social​​ Justice​​ and​​ Empowerment

Sadhvi​​ Niranjan​​ Jyoti

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Rural​​ Development

Babul​​ Supriyo

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Environment,​​ Forest​​ and​​ Climate​​ Change

Sanjeev​​ Kumar​​ Balyan

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Animal​​ Husbandry,​​ Dairying​​ and​​ Fisheries

Dhotre​​ Sanjay​​ Shamrao

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Human​​ Resource​​ Development;​​ 

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Communications;​​ and​​ 

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Electronics​​ and​​ Information​​ Technology​​ 

 

Anurag​​ Singh​​ Thakur

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Finance;​​ and​​ 

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Corporate​​ Affairs​​ 

 

Angadi​​ Suresh​​ Channabasappa

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Railways

Nityanand​​ Rai

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Home​​ Affairs

Shri.​​ Rattan​​ Lal​​ Kataria

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Jal​​ Shakti;​​ and​​ 

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Social​​ Justice​​ and​​ Empowerment

V.​​ Muraleedharan

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ External​​ Affairs;​​ and​​ 

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Parliamentary​​ Affairs

Renuka​​ Singh​​ Saruta

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Tribal​​ Affairs

Som​​ Parkash

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Commerce​​ and​​ Industry

Rameswar​​ Teli

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Food​​ Processing​​ Industries

Pratap​​ Chandra​​ Sarangi

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Micro,​​ Small​​ and​​ Medium​​ Enterprises;​​ and​​ 

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Animal​​ Husbandry,​​ Dairying​​ and​​ Fisheries

Kailash​​ Choudhary

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Agriculture​​ and​​ Farmers​​ Welfare

Debasree​​ Chaudhuri

MoS​​ ministry​​ of​​ Women​​ and​​ Child​​ Development

 

 

New​​ Chief​​ Ministers​​ 

 

  • Sikkim:​​ Prem​​ Singh​​ Golay​​ 

 

  • Andhra​​ Pradesh:​​ Jagan​​ Mohan​​ Reddy​​ 

 

  • Odisha:​​ Naveenn​​ Patnaik​​ (5th​​ consecutive​​ term)​​ 

 

  • Arunachal​​ Pradesh:​​ Pema​​ Khandu​​ 

 

2019​​ Cannes​​ Film​​ Festival​​ Awards

 

  • Held​​ from:​​ 14​​ to​​ 25​​ May​​ 2019​​ 

 

  • Palme​​ d'Or:​​ Parasite​​ by​​ Bong​​ Joon-ho​​ (South​​ Korea)​​ 

 

  • Best​​ Director:​​ Jean-Pierre​​ and​​ Luc​​ Dardenne​​ for​​ Young​​ Ahmed​​ 

 

  • Best​​ Actress:​​ Emily​​ Beecham​​ for​​ Little​​ Joe​​ 

 

  • Best​​ Actor:​​ Antonio​​ Banderas​​ for​​ Pain​​ and​​ Glory​​ 

 

Books​​ in​​ News​​ 

 

  • Game​​ Changer​​ -​​ Shahid​​ Afridi

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