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National Events 2010 – May Current Affairs

May 1: Gujarat celebrates golden jubilee of the Statehood.

May 2: The Karnataka Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister, H. Halappa resigns following a report in a daily alleging sexual misconduct.

May 3: A Mumbai sessions court pronounces Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab guilty of waging war against India. Two other accused Fahim Arshad Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed are acquitted of all charges.

May 4: Parliament passes the 2010-11 Union Budget.
The Union Cabinet gives nod for Tamil Nadu Government’s proposal to revive the State Legislative Council.

May 5: The use of narco analysis, brain-mapping and polygraph tests on accused unconstitutional, rules the Supreme Court.
Rajya Sabha passes a Bill for setting up the 78-member Legislative Council in Tamil Nadu.
Bangladesh authorities hand over National Democratic Front of Boroland chairman Ranjan Daimary to the Assam police.

May 6: The Special Sessions Court in Mumbai sentences to death Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving gunman of the November 26, 2008 terror attacks. Also awarded lifer on five counts.
Shah Faesal, a medical graduate from Kupwara becomes the first Kashmiri Muslim to top the UPSC Examination this year.

May 7: Supreme Court upholds Government’s right to fix gas price and asks the Ambani brothers to renegotiate gas supply deal.
The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010 is introduced in the Lok Sabha amid protests.

May 9: India begins year-long celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary.

May 11: The Supreme upholds quota in local bodies.
Justice K. G. Balakrishnan retires as Chief Justice of India.

May 12: Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia is sworn in the 38th Chief Justice of India.

May 13: Ketan Desai resigns as Medical Council of India president.

May 15: President signs ordinance empowering the government to dissolve the MCI.
The former Vice-President and three time Chief Minister of Rajasthan Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (86), dies of heart attack in Jaipur.

May 18: President Pratibha Patil gives assent to the revival of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council.

May 20: The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court frees BJP leaders L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi and others of conspiracy charge in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

May 21: Madan Tamang, president of the Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League, is fatally stabbed in Darjeeling.

May 22: One hundred and fifty eight persons are killed as an Air India Express plane from Dubai overshoots the table-top runway at the Mangalore airport splits, and plunges into a valley. Eight persons survive miraculously.

May 23: The first indigenously built Light Combat Helicopter makes its inaugural flight in Bangalore.

May 24: The BJP withdraws support to the JMM-led government in Jharkhand.
Abdul Samad Siddi Bawa, the ‘prime suspect’ in the February 13 German Bakery blast in Pune is arrested by Maharashtra police at Mangalore’s Bajpe airport.

May 25: The former Haryana DGP S.P.S. Rathore is sent to jail after a sessions court in Chandigarh enhances sentence to 18 months RI in the case of molestation of a 14 year-old tennis player.
The Supreme Court stays the death sentence of Aftab Ahmed Ansari in the case of the January 22, 2002 attack on the American Center in Kolkata.
Air India staff go on a flash strike affecting flight schedule.

May 26: Seventeen Air India employees are sacked and 15 suspended and the strike called off.
The 500-year-old Rajagopuram of the Srikalahasteeswaraswamy temple in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh collapses.

May 27: Air India dismisses 41 more staff and derecognises two major unions.

May 28: One hundred and fortyeight persons are killed and 180 injured as a goods train rams 13 derailed coaches of Howrah-Kurla Jnaneswari Express near Sardiha in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district.

May 29: Dr. Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission is presented Goa’s highest civilian award – Gomant Vibhushan Award.

May 30: Three-time Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren resigns a day ahead of a trust vote in the Assembly.


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