Current Affairs May 13 2019

Current Affairs May 13 2019

National

  1. DNA database for Indian Rhinos
    • Project to create DNA database for all rhinos in the country by 2021
    • Total number of Rhinos in India is 2600
    • 90% of population of Rhino is Concentrated in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park
  1. Free OS to school computers in Kerala
    • Organized by KITE( Kerala infrastructure and technology for Education)
    • Version : IT@ School GNU/ Linux 18.04

International

  1. WTO ministerial meeting
    • Place: Delhi
    • 16 Developing countries and 6 Least Developing Countries participated
  1. CTBTO ( Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization)
    • Headquarters : Vienna
    • Founded in 1996
    • India requested be an observer
  1. 2020 Ocean Conference
    • Place: Lisbon (Capital of Portugal)
    • To be held by UN
  1. 2019 Cannes Film Festival
    • Place: France
    • 72nd Cannes Film Festival
    • Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Science and Technology

  1. Young Scientist Programme YUVIKA 2019
    • Inaugurated at ISRO Bengaluru
    • Establishment : 15th August 1969
    • Chairman: Dr.K . Sivan

Sports

  1. IPL 2019
    • Champion: Mumbai (4th time)
    • Place: Hyderabad
  2. Madrid Open title 2019
    • Place: Madrid, Spain
    • Champion: Novak Djokovic
    • World Ranking : 1
    • Game : Tennis

Important Days

  1. UN Day of Vesak 2019 : May 13th
    • Place: Hanoi (Capital of Vietnam )
    • 16th UN Day of Vesak
  1. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed birth day : May 13th
    • Former President of India
    • Took place at RashtrapatiBhavan

Art

  1. National Art Gallery is to be opened again
    • Place: Chennai
    • Built is 1906
    • Also called as The Pink Sandstone Building

Obituaries

  1. HiralalYadav passes away at 93
    • Place: Varanasi
    • Bhojpuri Singer
    • Padma Shri awardee
  1. Film Producer B Venkatrama Reddy died at 75
    • Produced films like thamirparani, Veeram, Bairava and Padikkathavan
  1. Legendary actress and singer Doris Day died at 97

 

 

 

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