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• Tony Abott was sworn in as new prime minister of Australia.

• Bimal Julka appointed as Secretary of Information & Broadcasting Ministry

• Darren Lehmann appointed Coach of Australian Cricket Team

• VK Duggal appointed as Nodal Officer for Relief and Rescue operations in Uttrakhand

• K R Kamath Re-Elected as the Chairman of Indian Banks' Association (IBA)

• Susan Elizabeth Rice Appointed as the National Security Adviser to Obama

• Nawaz Sharif sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan

• Ratan Tata Appointed as Chief Advisor of AirAsia India

• Ayaz Sadiq Elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan

• Rami Hamdallah Appointed as the New Prime Minister of Palestine

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LIST OF SPORTS AND RELATED CUPS/TROPHIES -- GK

Sport: Hockey Aga khan Cup ,Begam Rasul Torphy (woman's), Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gold Cup, Lady Ratan Tata Trophy (woman's), Gurunanak Championship (woman's) Dhyanchand Trophy, Nehru Trophy, Sindhia Gold cup, Murugappa Gold Cup, Wellington Cup etc,

Sport: Football Beghum Hazarat Mahal Cup, BILT Cup, Bordoloi Trophy Colombo Cup, Confederation cup, DCM Trophy, Durand Cup, Rovers Cup, B.C. Raj Trophy (National Championship), FIFA world Cup, Jules Rimet Trophy, Kalinga Cup, Santosh Trophy (National Championship), IFA Shield, Scissor Cup, Subroto Mukherjee Cup, Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee Trophy, Todd Memorial Trophy, Vittal Trophy, etc,

Sport: Cricket Anthony D, Mellow Trophy, Ashes, Asia Cup, Benson and Hedges Cup, Bose Trophy, Champions Trophy, Charminar Challender Cup, C.K Naidu Trophy, Cooch – Behar Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, Duldeep Trophy, Gavaskar –Border Trophy, G.D. Birla Trophy, Gillette Cup, Ghulam Ahmad Trophy, Hamkumat Rai Trophy, ICC World Cup, Irani Trophy Interface Cup, Jawharlal Nehru Cup, Lomboard World Challenge Cup, Mc Dowells Challenge Cup, Merchant Cup, Moin –ud –Dowla Cup, Net West Trophy, Prudential Cup(World Cup), Rani Jhansi Trophy, Ranji Trophy, Rohinton Barcia Trophy, Rothmans Cup, Sahara Cup, Sharjah Cup, Sheesh Mahal Trophy, Sheffield Shield, Singer Cup, Sir Frank Worrel Trophy, Texaco Cup, Titan Cup, Vijay Hazare Trophy, Vijay Merchant Trophy, Vizzy Trophy, Wisden Trophy, Wills Trophy, World Series Cup.

Sport: Table Tennis Berna Bellack cup( Men), Cobillion Cup (women), Jai Laxmi cup(women),Rajkumari Challenge Cup (women junior), Ramanuja Trophy (men Junior), Travancore Cup (women), Swathling Cup (men) etc.

Sport: Badminton Aggrawal Cup, Amrit Diwan Cup, Asia Cup, Australasia Cup, Chaddha Cup, European Cup, Harilela Cup, Ibrahim Rahimatillah Challenger Cup, Konica Cup, Sophia Cup, Kitiakara Cup, Thomas Cup Tunku Abdulrahman Cup, Uber Cup, Yonex Cup etc.

Sport: Basketball Basalat Jha Trophy, B.C. Gupta Trophy, Federation Cup, S.M. Arjuna Raja Trophy, Todd memorial Trophy, William jones Cup, Bangalore Bules Challenge Cup, Nehru Cup, Federation Cup etc.

Sport: Bridge Basalat Jha Trophy, Holkar Trophy, Ruia Gold Cup, Singhania Trophy. etc

Sport: Polo Ezra Cup, Gold Cup, King's Cup, Prithi Pal Singh Cup, Radha Mohan Cup, Winchester Cup etc.

Sport: Athletics Charminar Trophy, Federation Cup etc. Sport: Air Racing Jawaharlal Challenge Trophy, King's Cup, Schneider Cup etc.

Sport: Billiards Arthur Walker Trophy, Thomas Cup etc.

Sport: Boxing Aspy Adjahia Trophy, Federations Cup,Val Baker Trophy etc.

Sport: Golf Canada Cup, Eisenhower Trophy, Muthiah Gold Cup, Nomura Trophy, President 's Trophy, Prince of wales Cup, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Topolino Trophy, Walker Cup, World Cup etc.

Sport: Chess Naidu Trophy, Khaitan Torphy , Lin Are City Trophy, World Cup etc.

Sport: Horse Racing Beresford Cup, Blue Riband Cup, Derby, Grand National Cup etc.

Sport: Netball Anantrao Pawar Trophy etc.

Sport: Rugby Football Bledisloe Cup, Calcutta Cup, Webb Ellis Trophy, etc.

Sport: Shooting North Wales Cup, Welsh Grand Prix etc.

Sport: Volleyball Centennial Cup, Federation Cup, and Indira Pradhan Trophy, Shivanthi Gold Cup, etc.

Sport: Yatch Racing America Cup etc.

• Infosys appointed Narayan Murthy as Executive Chairman of the Board

• Avinash Chander appointed as the New chief of Defence Research Development Organisation(DRDO)

Resigned


• Egyptian Islamist Adel el-Khayat resigned as Governor of Luxor following Outcry from

Locals


• Ajay Maken and C P Joshi Resigned from the Union Cabinet

• Rajeev Shukla resigned as Chairman of IPL in the Wake of Spot-Fixing Scandal

• Walmart India Head Raj Jain Resigned; Ramnik Narsey to Serve as Interim Head

• Subramanian Ramadorai, Former TCS Head Appointed Chairman of AirAsia India

Foreign Dignitaries / Official Foreign Trips

• United States Secretary of State John Kerry was on three-day visit to India from 23 June

2013 to 25 June 2013.

• Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid visited Iraq from 19 June to 20 June2013.

Awards

• Mukesh Hariawala conferred Indian Healthcare Visionary of the Decade Award



• Ooman Chandy received the UN Public Service Award

• Russian Film the Major won Golden Goblet at Shanghai Film Festival

• Amrit Singh received the India Abroad Publisher's Special Award for Excellence 2012

• UIDAI won 21st Century Achievement Award 2013

• Tan Twan Eng Declared as the Winner of Walter Scott Prize 2013

• Anish Kapoor Became First Living Indian-Origin Sculptor to be Honoured with Knighthood

• Ashok Shah and Vijay Chaudhary won the Award at the World Street Food Congress

• Uttarakhand NGO bagged French award for its Contribution to Protection of Human Rights

• Irish Author Kevin Barry won IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Important Days

• World Environment Day was observed on 5 June 2013.

• The world observed 8 June 2013 as the World Ocean Day.

• World Day against Child Labour celebrated on 12 June 2013.

• World Blood Donor Day observed on 14 June.

• World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebrated on 15 June 2013.

• World Day to Combat Desertification was observed on 17 June 2013.

• Goa celebrated Revolution Day on 18 June 2013.

• World Refugee Day observed across the World on 20 June.

• World observed World Music Day on 21 June 2013

Sports


• Brazil Won the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013; Defeated Spain 3-0

• India to host 2016 World T20 and 2023 World Cup

• ICC granted Associate Membership to Afghanistan

• Roger Federer won Halle ATP Title

• Vettel won the maiden Canadian Grand Prix for Red Bull

• Rafael Nadal won Men's Singles Title of the French Open 2013

• Serena Willimas won Women's Singles Title of French Open 2013

• Srikanth K clinched the Thailand Open Badminton 2013

• Bob and Mike Bryan won Doubles Title at French Open 2013

• MS Dhoni received ICC ODI Championship Shield

• Bayern Munich won German Cup 2013 after defeating Stuttgart.

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1st battle of Tarain -1191 -Prithviraj Chauhan defeated Mohammed Ghori

2nd battle of Tarain -1192 - Mohammad Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan

1st battle of Panipat - 1526 - Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodi

Battle of Khanwa - 1527 - Babur defeated Rana Sunga further strengthening his foothold in India.

Battle of Ghaghra - 1529 - Babur defeated Mahmud Lodi and Sultan Nusrat Shah thus establishing Mughal rule in India.

2nd battle of Panipat - 1556 - Akbar defeated Hemu

3rd battle of Panipat - 1761 -Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas

Battle of Talikota - 1565 - Deccan Sultanates defeated the glorious Vijayanagar empire

Battle of Haldighati - 1576 - Undecisive battle between Raja Man Singh of Mughal Army and Rana Pratap of Mewar.

Battle of Plassey- 1757 - British defeated Siraj-ud-duala with the help of Mir Zafar. This battle laid the foundation of British empire in India.

Battle of Wandiwash - 1760 - British decisively defeated the French in India. The Seven years war (1756 - 1763) between the British and the French in Europe ran parallel to this war. 3 Carnatic wars were fought between the British and the French and this battle was a part of the 3rd Carnatic War

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Current Affairs for May 2013:-SUMMARY

[WILL POST FOR JULY AT THE END OF THIS MONTH]

Person Appointed

Prasanna Kumar Mohanty appointed as Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh

Government.

Dr. Christopher Briggs appointed as the Secretary General of Ramsar

Convention.

Subhash Kumar appointed as the New Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand.

Najib Razak sworn in as the Prime Minister of Malaysia for the Second Term.

Staffan de Mistura appointed as Italian Special Envoy to India in Marines

Case.

Brazil's Roberto Azevedo appointed Head of World Trade Organization



(WTO) who will assume charge in September 2013.

Siddaramaiah sworn-in as the 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Nirbhay Sharma appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.

Sheikh Salman Elected as the New President of Asian Football Confederation.

Laxman Singh Rathore Elected as the Member of Executive Council of WMO.

Shashi Kant Sharma Appointed as the New Comptroller & Auditor General of

India.

Kushal Singh Appointed as the Chairperson of NCPCR .



Avinash Chander appointed as the new chief of Defence Research

Development Organisation (DRDO).

Resignation/ Retired

Union Railway Minister PK Bansal Resigned.

Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar Resigned.

Sachin Tendulkar Announced Retirement from Twenty20 Cricket Format.

David Beckham announced his Retirement.

Stiliyan Petrov, the Captain of Aston Villa Retired from Football.

Alex Ferguson announced retirement as Manchester United Manager.

CAG Vinod Rai retired on May 22, 2013.

V. K. Saraswat retired as DRDO Chief.

Sports


Akshay B. Gaikwad Won Three Gold Medals in 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting

Championships.

Jamjang Deru of India Bagged Three Medals in 15th Asian Youth

Weightlifting Championships.

Ananya Gupta won a Bronze Medal in World School Chess Championship.

3rd National Sub-Junior Hockey: Odisha clinched Boy's Title.

Mumbai Indians Defeated Chennai Super Kings in Final to Lift its First IPL

Trophy.


Preeti Beniwal won gold in 2013 Senior National Women's Boxing Championship.

Indian Boxers won 2013 International Limassol Cup held in Cyprus.

Bhupati and Bopanna lost to Mike and Bob Bryan at the Rome Masters.

Indonesian Men and Australian Women won Thanthi TV-Asia Pacific Championship.

Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka to win Italian Open.

Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federar to win Italian Open 2013.

Indian Women's Compound Team won Bronze in Archery.

Indian women won gold at inaugural FIBA Asia 3x3 basketball tournament 2013.

India was granted an Observer Status by Arctic Council.

Matt Prior named England's Cricketer of the Year for 2012-13.

Rafael Nadal won Men's Singles Trophy in Madrid Open 2013.

India Bagged 2 Silver and 7 Bronze Medals in Commonwealth Championship.

Stanislas Wawrinka Defeated David Ferrer to Win ATP World Tour, Portugal Open 2013

Title.


Vikas Gowda Clinched Gold at IAAF World Challenge Meeting 2013 at Kingston.

India's Shuttler PV Sindhu won Malaysia Badminton Grand Prix Title.

AITA Recommended Somdev Devvarman for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2013.

Haryana Clinched the 3rd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship Title.

Persons Visited

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid visited China.

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma Visited Japan between 17 to 18 May 2013.

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai was on two days Visit to India from 20-22 May 2013.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid visited Saudi Arabia.

Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla visited India.

Awards

Peter Higgs, Francois Englert received Award for God Particle Discovery



NTR Literary Award presented to Noted Oriya writer Manoj Das

President of India Gave Away Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Akademi Awards for 2012.

Ramdarash Mishra and Narendra Kohli awarded with Vyas Samman

Carole King Became the First Woman to Receive Gershwin Prize

Pratibha Ray Conferred With the 47th Jnanpith Award for the Year 2011

American Writer Lydia Davis won 2013 Man Booker International Prize

Oommen Chandy Won United Nation's Public Service Award for Mass Contact Programme

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani Activist Selected for UNA-USA's Champion for Global Change Award

Singer Hariharan Conferred With the Lata Mangeshkar Samman Alankaran 2013

UN Public Service Award 2013 for MP Cottage and Village Industry Department

Asom Ratna Award for the Year 2012 Presented to Indira Goswami

Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Lifetime Achievement to Veteran Actor Pran

Youssou Ndour and Finnish Composer Kaija Saariaho won the Polar Music Prize

A Young Indian Biologist, Aparajita Datta Honoured With the Whitley Award 2013

Jenita Mary Nongkynrih won ISRO Young Scientists Award for 2013

Important Days

May 1 International Labour Day, Maharashtra Day

May 3 International Energy Day

May 7 World Asthma Day

May 8 International Red Cross Day (It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of the Red Cross Organization Jean Henry Dunant)

May 11 National Technology Day

May 15 International Family Day

May 17 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 21 Anti Terrorism Day (India).

May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity

May 24 Commonwealth Day

May 28 World Hunger Day

May 30 Hindi Journalism Day

May 31 World No Tobacco Day.

Battle of Buxar - 1764 - British defeated the combined forces of Mir Qasim, Shuja-ud-duala (Nawab of Oudh) and Shah Alam II(Mughal emperor). This completed the work began by the battle of Plassey.

Battle of Samugarh - 1658 - Aurangzeb defeated Dara Shikoh.

Battle of Karnal - 1739 - Nadir Shah defeated Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah.

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January

12-Jan National Youth Day.



15-Jan Army Day.

24-Jan Girl child day ( In India)

26-Jan India's Republic Day and International Customs day.

30-Jan Martyrs' Day

February

24-Feb Central Excise Day.

14-Feb Valentine's day

28-Feb National Science Day.

March

8-Mar International Women's Day.



15-Mar World Disabled Day.

21-Mar World Forestry Day.

21-Mar International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

23-Mar World Meteorological Day.

April

5-Apr National Maritime Day.



7-Apr World Health Day.

18-Apr World Heritage Day.

22-Apr Earth Day.

25-Apr World Veterinary Day

May

1-May Workers Day (International Labor Day).



3-May Press Freedom Day.

May (2nd Sunday) Mother's Day.

8-May World Red Cross Day.

11-May National Technology Day.

15-May International Day of the Family.

17-May World Telecommunication Day.

24-May Commonwealth Day.

31-May Anti-Tobacco Day.

June

4-Jun International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.



5-Jun World Environment Day.

June(2nd Sunday) Fathers Day.

26-Jun International day against Drug abuse & Illicit Trafficking.

27-Jun World Diabetes Day.

July

6-Jul World Zoonoses Day.



11-Jul World Population Day.

August


3-Aug International Friendship Day.

6-Aug Hiroshima Day.

August(1st Sunday) Friendship day.(In India)

9-Aug Quit India Day and Nagasaki Day.

15-Aug Independence Day.

29-Aug National Sports Day.

September

5-Sep Teachers' Day.

8-Sep World Literacy Day.

16-Sep World Ozone Day.

21-Sep Alzheimer's Day.

26-Sep Day of the Deaf.

27-Sep World Tourism Day.

October


1-Oct International day of the Elderly

3-Oct World Habitat Day.

4-Oct World Animal Welfare Day.

8-Oct Indian Air Force Day.

9-Oct World Post Office day.

10-Oct National Post Day.

13-Oct UN International Day for National disaster reduction.

14-Oct World Standards Day.

15-Oct World White Cane Day( guiding theBlind).

16-Oct World Food Day.

24-Oct UN Day, World development information Day.

30-Oct World Thrift Day.

November

14-Nov Children's Day ( in India )

20-Nov Africa Industrialization Day.

22-nov childrens day

29-Nov International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People.

December


1-Dec World Aids Day.

4-Dec Navy Day.

7-Dec Armed Forces Flag Day.

10-Dec Human Right Day.

23-Dec Kisan Divas Farmer's Day.

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Taglines and brands of major companies

ABN AMRO Bank – Making More Possible

Accenture – High Performance. Delivered

Adbrite – The Internet's AD marketplace

Adidas – Forever sports

Adobe – Simplicity at work. Better by adobe

Affinity – A Fresh Approach to text advertising

AIG or American International Group Insurance Company – We know Money

Air Canada – A breath of Fresh Air

Allianz Group – The Power on your side

AMAZON.COM – Earth's Biggest BookStore

ANDHRA BANK – “Much more to do, with YOU in focus.”

Apple Macintosh – Think Different

ARCELOR – Steel solutions for a better world

AT&T – The World's Networking Company

AVIVA LIFE INSURANCE – ” Kal par Control”

Bank of America – Higher Standards

Bank of Baroda – India's International Bank

BANK OF RAJASTHAN – Dare to Dream

Barclays – Fluent in Finance; Its our business to know your business

BIG BAZAAR – Is se sasta aur Achcha kahee nahee milenga

BIOCON – The difference lies in our DNA

Birla Mutual fund – The name inspire trust

BLOGGER.COM – Push Button Publishing

BLOOMINGDALES – Like no other store in the world

BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine

BOEING – Forever new Frontiers

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) – The Edge is Efficiency

BPCL – Pure for Sure

Bridgestone – Passion for exellence

British airways – The Way to Fly

British Petroleum – Beyond Petroleum

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First in Indian Politics.

1. First President of India - Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

2. First Woman President of India - Mrs. Pratibha Patil

3. First Vice President ofIndia - Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.

4. First Muslim President ofIndia - Dr. Zakir Hussain.

5. First Sikh President of India - Giani Jail Singh.

6. First Prime Minister of India - Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru

7. First Woman Prime Minister ofIndia - Mrs. Indira Gandhi.

8. First Speaker of the Lok Sabha - G.V. Mavlankar.

9. First Chief Justice ofIndia Justice - H.L. Kania

10. First Chairman of the Rajaya Sabha - Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.

11. First Woman Governor of a State - Mrs. Sarojini Naidu.

12 First Woman Chief Minister - Mrs. Sucheta Kripalani.

13. First Woman Central Minister -Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.

14. First Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha - Mrs. Shanno Devi.

15. First Woman IAS Officer - Anna George.

16. First Woman IPS Officer - Kiran Bedi.

17. First Woman Advocate - Carnelia Sorabji.

18. First Woman Judge - Anna Chandi.

19. First Woman Judge of High Court - Anna Chandi.

20. First Woman Judge of Supreme Court - M. Fathima Beevi.

21. First Woman Chief Justice of High Court - Justice Leela Seth.

22. First Chairman of Planning Commission - Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru.

23. First Chairman of Finance Commission - K.C. Niyogi.

24. First Acting Prime Minister of India - Guljari Lal Nanda.

25. First Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha - M. Ananthasayanam Ayyangar.

26. First recognised leader of opposition in Lok Sabha - Y.V. Chavan.

27. First recognised leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha - Lokpati Tripathi.

28. First Lok Sabha Election - 1952

29. First Chief Election Commissioner of India - Sukumar Sen.

30. First Woman Chief Election Commissioner of India - Smt. V.S. Rama Dev

BUSINESS INDIA – The Magazine of the Corporate World

BUSINESS TODAY – For Managing Tomorrow

BUSINESS WORLD – Play the Game

CAST AWAY – “At the edge of the world, his journey begins “

Capgemeni – Together: Free your energies

CEAT – Born Tough

CENTRAL – Shop. Eat. Celebrate

CHEVROLET AVEO – When Good is not good enough

Chevron Corporation – Human Energy

CHIP – Intelligent Computing

CIPLA – Caring for life

CITI – The citi never sleep

CITIGROUP or CITIBANK – The Citi Never Sleeps

CNBC or NBC – Profit from it or Must see TV

COMPTRON and GREAVES – Everyday Solutions

Computer Associates – The Software that empowers the E-Business

CSC – Experence. Results.

DAIMLER CHYSLER – A future of Automobile

Dell – Easy as DELL.

Deutsche Bank – A Passion to Perform

DIGIT – Your Technology Navigator

DLF – “Building INDIA”

DR. REDDY'S LABORATORIES – Life. Research. Hope

DUNLOP – Accelerate your soul

DUPONT – The Miracles of Science

EBAY – The World's Online Market Place

EMC – Where information lives

Ford ICON – “The Josh Machine”

EPSON – Exceed Your Vision

Ernst and Young – Quality in Everything we Do

Essar corp – A positive a++itude

Exxon Mobil – Taking on the World's Toughest Energy Challenges

FIAT – Driven by Passion. FIAT

FORD – Built for the Road Ahead

Essar – Gas and Beyond

GM – Only GM.

HAIER – Inspired Living

HINDUSTAN TIMES – The Name India trusts for News

HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM – Future full of energy

HOME DEPOT – You can do it. We can Help.

HONDA – The Power of Dreams

HP Invent – Everything is Possible

HSBC – The World's Local Bank

HYUNDAI – Drive Your Way

IBM – ON DEMAND

IBM – ” I think, therefore IBM.”

IBP – Pure bhi. Poora bhi

ICICI Bank – Hum hain na!!!

Infolinks – Linking text to revenue

Infosys – ” Powered by Intellect, Driven by Values; Improve your odds with Infosys Predictability”

Intel – Intel inside

IOCL – Bringing Energy to Life

Jaguar – Born to perform

Jet Airways – The Joy of Flying

JVC – The Perfect Experience

KESC – Use your power to conserve

Kingfisher Airlines – Fly the good times

KMART – The stuff of life.

Komli – Reach, Acquire, Measure.



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