Defence Guru brings you a monthly current affair update for the month of May 2023. As we all know that competitive exams often test a candidate's knowledge and understanding of current events, both national and international. By staying updated with current affairs, candidates are able to demonstrate their awareness of important issues, events, and developments happening around the world. It showcases a candidate's ability to keep up with the times and have a broader perspective. Many defence competitive exams include a section dedicated to current affairs. These exams aim to assess a candidate's knowledge of current events related to the subject matter of the exam. For example, in exams like NDA/ CDS/ AFCAT/ MNS/ NAVY/ IAF, candidates are expected to have a good understanding of current affairs related to politics, economics, social issues, and international relations. Current affairs often require critical analysis and interpretation. Competitive exams test candidates' ability to comprehend complex issues, draw connections, and analyze the impact of events. By regularly following current affairs, candidates can enhance their analytical skills, which are valuable in various professional fields. In this article, we have covered a wide range of topics, including politics, economics, science and technology, sports, environment, and social issues. By keeping up with current affairs, candidates develop a well-rounded knowledge base, which is important for competitive exams that aim to assess a candidate's general knowledge and overall understanding of the world. In some competitive exams, there are interview or group discussion rounds where current affairs can play a significant role. These rounds assess a candidate's ability to express opinions, communicate effectively, and engage in discussions on contemporary topics. A good understanding of current affairs can help candidates contribute confidently and effectively in such rounds. Therefore we bring you important highlights of the current affairs from the month of May 2023-
ASEAN India Maritime Exercise, AIME 2023
Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Delhi on May 1st, 2023, led by Real Admiral Gurcharan Singh, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, arrived in Singapore to participate in the inaugural ASEAN India Maritime Exercise (AIME-2023). The exercise is scheduled to take place from May 2nd to May 8th, 2023.
India’s first female Rafale pilot, part of Exercise in France
Shivangi Singh being the first woman pilot to fly the Rafale fighter aircraft is a trailblazer in the Indian Air Force. Her achievements do not end there, as she is also part of the IAF team set to participate in the multinational Exercise Orion in France. This is an opportunity for Shivangi to further cement her place in history by demonstrating her skills in flying the multi-role air dominance aircraft.
President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu confers 37 Gallantry Awards
President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, awarded 8 Kirti Chakras and 29 Shaurya Chakras to personnel of the Armed Forces, Central Armed Police Forces, and State/Union Territory Police. Five of the Kirti Chakras and five of the Shaurya Chakras were awarded posthumously. The gallantry awards were presented to individuals who demonstrated outstanding bravery, unwavering courage, and exceptional devotion to their duties. The names of the awardees were listed in the order in which they were presented with their respective awards.
Neeraj Chopra became World’s Number 1 in men’s javelin rankings
Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has claimed the number-one ranking in men’s javelin for the first time. Neeraj Chopra has topped the charts with 1455 points, 22 ahead of Grenada’s Anderson Peters.
FIFA World Cup 2026 Official Brand Unveiled
The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which is widely regarded as the most prestigious and recognized sporting symbol worldwide, has been revealed as a prominent feature of the official brand for the FIFA World Cup 2026.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched UDAN 5.1
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched UDAN 5.1 after four successful rounds of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) and with version 5.0 of the fifth round underway, to further enhance the connectivity to remote areas of the country and achieve last mile connectivity through helicopters.
Union Health Ministry launched SAKSHAM- Learning Management Information System
The Learning Management Information System (LMIS) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) called SAKSHAM (Stimulating Advanced Knowledge for Sustainable Health Management) was launched by the Union Health Secretary. The digital platform was created by the National Institute of Health & Family Welfare (NIHFW) in New Delhi.
Uttar Pradesh Introduces School Health Program- Digital Health Cards for Children
According to a recent statement by the State government of Uttar Pradesh, the Urban Development Department, and Lucknow Smart City have collaborated to launch a pilot project called the “School Health Program” in Lucknow. The program aims to improve the health of students and has been implemented in three schools as a part of the pilot project.
PM Modi inaugurates International Museum Expo 2023
During the inauguration of the International Museum Expo 2023 at Pragati Maidan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized his government’s commitment to safeguarding India’s heritage. However, he regretted that insufficient efforts were taken towards this cause following Independence.
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways launches ‘Harit Sagar’ Green Port Guidelines 2023
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways has launched the ‘Harit Sagar’ Green Port Guidelines 2023 to achieve its vision of zero carbon emissions. The guidelines were launched by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways, and AYUSH, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, in the presence of other senior officials of the ministry in New Delhi. The guidelines aim to align with the ‘Working with Nature’ concept, minimize the impact on the biotic components of harbor ecosystems, and promote the use of clean/green energy in port operations.