Current Affairs – May 2016

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Indian Army conducts ‘Chakravyuh-II’ training exercise in Rajasthan

Indian Army had conducted major military training exercise ‘2016 Chakravyuh-II’ in Suratgarh, Rajasthan. Purpose of the exercise: Validate battle readiness and operational effectiveness of the Pivot Formation and Rapid Division of Indian Army along with all its affiliated components. Key facts The Chakravyuh-II exercise involved rapid mobilisation and execution of battle plans in conjunction with… Read More »


Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation launched in Jharkhand

The Union Government has launched nine projects initiatives for rural sanitation initiatives for conservation of river Ganga in Jharkhand. It was launched by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti under Namami Gange Programme in Sahibganj, Jharkhand. Key facts Under this programme, villages located on the entire 83 Km. stretch… Read More »


Senior advocate Atma Ram Nadkarni appointed as Additional Solicitor General

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Senior advocate of Bombay High Court Atma Ram Nadkarni as Additional Solicitor General. He will have tenure of three years and an order in this regard was issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Earlier he had served as Advocate General (highest law officer of… Read More »


Novak Djokovic wins 2016 Mutua Madrid Open

Serbian Tennis player Novac Djokovic (World no. 1) won the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open title in the men’s single category. In the final match played in Madrid, Spain he defeated Andy Murray from Great Britain by 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 score. With his win, Djokovic has moved ahead of Spain’s Rafael Nadal with a record 29… Read More »

NASA unveils first global topographic model of Mercury

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has unveiled the first global digital elevation (topographic model) of Mercury. The model was unveiled by NASA’s MESSENGER ((MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) mission. Key facts The MESSENGER mission shows stunning detail the topography across the entire innermost planet of our solar system. The model was… Read More »