•  Akihito became the first Japanese Emperor to step down from the throne in more than 200 years. 
  •   Senior IAS officer Dilip Kumar was appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Lokpal. He has been appointed for a period of six months on additional charge basis or till a new incumbent joins the post.
  •  BSE, formerly known as the Bombay Stock Exchange, has appointed its first independent woman director Jayshree Vyas
  • Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been named as the next President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), becoming the first non-British President of the club. 
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has hired Sanjay Ubale, head of the infrastructure and urban solutions at Tata Sons, as its policy director for IndiaHe will oversee the Seattle-based charity's healthcare, poverty alleviation, and educational activities in the country.
  • Bhushan Patil, president at Paytm, has quit the company. Patil, who joined Paytm after a five-year stint with Alibaba.
  • US Air Force General Tod D. Wolters has been sworn in as the top military officer of the 29-nation NATO military alliance. 
  • The Volleyball Federation of India appointed Serbian Dragan Mihailovic as head coach of the men’s national team in a move linked to the long term goal of Olympic Games qualification. The VFI also announced the appointment of Pryemyslaw Gaszyoski and Valadimir Radosevic as the team’s physio trainer and physiotherapist respectively.
  • India's Jagjit Pavadia has been re-elected with the highest number of votes by the UN Economic and Social Council to a five-year term on International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), while China's candidate Hao Wei lost.
  •  Indian actress Dia Mirza and Alibaba chief Jack Ma are among the 17 global public figures appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the new advocates to drive action and solidify global political will for the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  •  Mumbai municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta has been appointed as Maharashtra's new chief secretary
  • Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande has been appointed as the new President of the United Nations General Assembly. 
  • Subhash Chand, presently Deputy High Commissioner in the High Commission of India, Abuja, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Eritrea. 
  •  Former Croatia international and manager Igor Stimac will be appointed as the Indian men’s team coach after the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) technical committee recommended him for the post.
  • Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has officially announced his retirement from football.
  • LIC Mutual Fund appointed Dinesh Pangtey as the company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Pangtey was Director and CEO at LIC Group's private equity division LIC HFL AMC.
  •  Merchant service and UPI payments app BharatPe has roped in Bollywood actor Salman Khan as its brand ambassador. 
  • The Reserve Bank of India has appointed its former Deputy Governor, R Gandhi, on the board of private sector lender YES Bank as an additional director.
  • Ace Special Forces operative and Sri Lanka war veteran Major General AK Dhingra has been appointed as the first head of country's first tri-services Special Operations Division comprising commandos from all three services.
  •  ITC Managing Director Sanjiv Puri has been appointed as the chairman by the Board of Directors. His new designation will now be chairman and managing director. 
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited has appointed Nitin Chugh as its next Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from December 1, 2019.
  • Jeffrey Rosen was confirmed as the United States' latest deputy attorney general by the US Senate after his predecessor, Rod Rosenstein, left the department.
  •  Indonesia's Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the country, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general. 
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May announces resignation from her post. She will resign on 7 June. 
  • Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office as the president of Ukraine and immediately announced that he is dissolving the Verkhovna Rada, the country's parliament.
  • Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy will be sworn in as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh on 30th of May at Vijayawada. 
  • The Centre has cleared four names recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium for elevation as judges of the apex court. The four appointed judges are Justice Aniruddha Bose, Justice A S Bopanna, Justice B R Gavai and Justice Surya Kant.
  • Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) headed by incumbent Chief Minister Naveen Patnaikis all set to form a government for a fifth consecutive term. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be administered the oath of office for his second term along with his new council of ministers on 30th May. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office.
  • Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president Prem Singh Tamang, popularly known as PS Golay took oath as the Chief Minister of Sikkim. He was administered the oath by Governor Ganga Prasad at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok.
  • Cyril Ramaphosa, the head of the African National Congress, was sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa’s president after being elected unopposed by Parliament following the sixth general elections.
  •  The former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has been nominated as the country’s parliamentary speaker. 
  • UN Secretary, General Antonio Guterres, has appointed Indian Army officer, Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, as the new Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
  • Pema Khandu was sworn- in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for a second term. 
  •  Scott Morrison has been sworn in as Australia’s Prime Minister, 11 days after retaining the position in the country’s general election.
  • US-based retail chain Walmart has appointed Suresh Kumar, an IIT Madras graduate and former Google executive, as chief technology officer and chief development officer. 
  • YSR Congress party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Governor ESL Narasimhan administered him the oath of office .
  •  James Marape, a former finance minister and critic of a major global gas development deal, has been elected by parliament as the prime minister of Papua New Guinea.
  • Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in for a second term as Nigeria’s president, following a campaign that focused on tackling security threats and rooting out corruption.
  • Modi took oath as the PM for a second consecutive term. 57 other members of the Council of Ministers. the full list of the Union Council of Ministers and their portfolios is follows:
  • Narendra Modi - Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; all important policy issues; and all other portfolios not allocated to any minister.
  1. Rajnath Singh - Defence.
  2. Amit Shah - Home Affairs .
  3. Nirmala Sitharaman - Finance; Corporate Affairs.
  4. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar - External Affairs
  5. Nitin Gadkari - Road Transport and Highways; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  6. DV Sadananda Gowda - Chemical and Fertilizers
  7. Ram Vilas Paswan - Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  8. Narendra Singh Tomar - Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Rural Development; Panchayati Raj
  9. Ravi Shankar Prasad - Law and Justice; Communications; Electronics and Information Technology
  10. Harsimrat Kaur Badal - Food Processing Industries
  11. Thawarchand Gehlot - Social Justice and Empowerment.
  12. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank - Human Resource Development
  13. Arjun Munda - Tribal Affairs.
  14. Smriti Irani - Women and Child Development; Textiles.
  15. Dr. Harsh Vardhan - Health and Family Welfare; Science and Technology; Earth Sciences.
  16. Prakash Javdekar - Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Information and Broadcasting .
  17. Piyush Goyal - Railways; Commerce and Industries
  18. Dharmendra Pradhan - Petroleum and Natural Gas; Steel 
  19. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi - Minority Affairs
  20. Prahlad Joshi - Parliamentary Affairs; Coal; Mines
  21. Mahendra Nath Pandey - Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  22. Arvind Sawant - Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise
  23. Giriraj Singh - Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries 
  24. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat - Jal Shakti.

 Ministers of State (Independent Charge)
  • Santosh Kumar Gangwar - Labour and Employment
  • Rao Inderjit Singh - Statistics and Programme Implementation; Planning 
  • Shripad Yesso Naik - Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); MoS Defence
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh - Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; MoS PMO; Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space
  • Kiren Rijiju - Youth Affairs and Sports; MoS Minority Affairs
  • Prahalad Singh Patel - Culture; Tourism
  • Raj Kumar Singh - Power; New and Renewable Energy; MoS Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Hardeep Singh Puri - Housing and Urban Affairs; Civil Aviation; MoS Commerce and Industry
  • Mansukh L Mandaviya - Shipping; MoS Chemicals and Fertilizers
 
Ministers of State
  • Faggansingh Kulaste- Steel
  • Ashwini Kumar Choubey - Health and Family Welfare
  • Arjun Ram Meghwal - Parliamentary Affairs; Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  • General (Retd) VK Singh - Road Transport and Highways
  • Krishan Pal - Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Danve Raosaheb Dadarao - Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution
  • G Kishan Reddy - Home Affairs
  • Parshottam Rupala - Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  • Ramdas Athawale - Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti - Rural Development
  • Babul Supriyo - Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • Sanjeev Kumar Balyan - Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries
  • Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao - Human Resource Development; Communications; Electronics and Information Technology
  • Anurag Singh Thakur - Finance; Corporate Affairs
  • Angadi Suresh Channabasappa - Railways
  • Nityanand Rai - Home Affairs
  • Rattan Lal Kataria - Jal Shakti; Social Justice and Empowerment
  • V Muraleedharan - External Affairs; Parliamentary Affairs
  • Renuka Singh Saruta - Tribal Affairs
  • Som Parkash - Commerce and Industry
  • Rameswar Teli - Food Processing Industries
  • Pratap Chandra Sarangi - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
  • Kailash Choudhary - Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  • Debasree Chaudhuri - Women and Child Development