21 May 2013 Current Affairs

Arunima Becomes First Indian Amputee To Scale Mt Everest

On 21 May Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player who had lost one of her legs after being thrown off a moving train by, created history by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest. Sinha reached the 8,848 metre-high summit of the world’s highest peak as a member of the Eco Everest Expedition from the Tata Group.Sinha, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.Arunima successfully scaled the 6,622-metre-high Mount Chhamser Kangri of Ladakh last year, but her ultimate goal was to climb Mount Everest.

Shashi Kant Sharma is the new CAG

On 21 May Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma was appointed as the new Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) ,replaced outgoing Vinod Rai.Sharma, an IAS officer from 1976 batch of Bihar cadre, has earlier assumed various important offices during his tenure as Secretary in the Department of Financial Services and has spent over 10 years in the Defence Ministry in various capacities.The CAG is appointed for a term of six years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

K J Sengupta sworn as a Chief Justice Andhra Pradesh High court

On May 21 ,Justice Kalyan Jyothi Sengupta takes oath as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath at a simple function held at Raj Bhavan.Justice Sengupta began his career as a lawyer at the Calcutta High Court in the 1970s and rose to become a judge there. He was born on May 7, 1953 and enrolled as an advocate on April 21, 1981. He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court on July 17, 1997 and assumed charge as acting chief justice on October 5, 2012.

China Prime Minister Li Keqiang Visited India

China’s new Prime Minister Li Keqiang’s visited India on his first foreign trip to India from 19th to 21st  May 2013 since taking his office in March 2013. During the visit he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed India-China border issues , bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest.After the both countries signed on 8 agreements.The Chinese have also agreed to provide greater facilitation to Indian pilgrims on the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.

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