Current Affairs May 2020

World & Local

  • Bill Beaumont beats Agustín Pichot in battle for control of World Rugby-
  • Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist, who stood trial alongside late President Nelson Mandela, has died. Denis Goldberg
  • The Iranian Navy frigate Jamaranaccidentally strikes the Iranian support vessel Konarak with a missile, killing nineteen sailors.
  • French police arrest Félicien Kabuga in Paris. He is suspected of funding militias that massacred around 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994. Kabuga had been on the run for 26 years and was living under a false identity.
  • WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo to step down on August 31 before term expires.
  • Sweden has topped the Energy Transition Index (ETI) for the third consecutive year and is followed by Switzerland and Finland in the top three.
  • Amphan Extremely severe cyclonic storm over the west and central parts of Bay of Bengalhas intensified into a super cyclone with wind speed above 200 kmph.
  • Thomas Thabane resigns as Lesotho prime minister.
  •  Captain Tom Moore Hundred-year-old British World War II veteran is to be knighted after raising nearly $40 million for healthcare charities.
  • Break out in Minneapolis and elsewhere in the United States, following the death of George Floyd.

Arts & Entertainment

  • Tony Allen ‘World’s greatest drummer’ and afrobeat pioneer dies-
  • Rob Gibbs,who worked on films like Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, Inside Out, Onward, Monsters, Inc. and Incredibles 2 died at the age of 55
  • Dame Judi Dench becomes British Vogue’s oldest cover star at 85.
  • Little Richard,the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” who built his ground-breaking sound with a boiling blend of boogie-woogie, rhythm and blues and gospel, died on Saturday at the age of 87.
  • Jerry Stiller who played two of American television’s most cantankerous fathers on the sitcoms “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens,” has died aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said on Twitter on .
  •  Astrid Kirchherr,the German photographer whose early shots of The Beatles helped turn them into icons, has died aged 81.
  • Abba’s Waterloo has been named the greatest Eurovision song of all time by BBC viewers.
  • Musician who helped win African music a global following, has died in the capital of his homeland Guinea at the age of 70, Mory Kante,
  • Harry Potter author JK Rowling released a new online Children’s book named ‘The Ickabog’ to entertain children during Coronavirus lockdown. 


  • Game of Thrones’ ‘Mountain’, breaks world deadlift record- Hafthor Bjornsson,
  • Australian Tennis Great Ashley Cooper Dies

Science & Business

  • Facebook had acquired the animated graphics startup GIPHY and would integrate the company in its Instagram visual social network.
  • The World Bank named former Bear Stearns executive as its new vice president and chief economist. Carmen Reinhart
  • Sir James Dyson,Inventor and industrial designer has topped the Sunday Times Rich List for the first time as his wealth soared by £3.6bn in the past year to £16.2bn. SpaceX‘s Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 make their first crewed launch for NASA.
  • Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley,the astronauts set to launch into orbit on a SpaceX rocket Wednesday, are both former military pilots, both recruited by NASA in 2000, and both married to fellow astronauts.
  • Chile’s the largest air carrier in Latin America, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. LATAM Airlines,
  • Hong Kong’s “King of Gambling”, Stanley Ho passed away at 98
  • Brazils will succeed eminent Indian banker Kundapur Vaman Kamath who took over as the first president of the NDB bank in 2015. Marcos Prado Troyjo鶕�l{

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