Current Affairs 17th May 2017

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Current Affairs

Current Affairs 17th May 2017

NATIONAL:

  • Kerala tops, Bihar last in public affairs index
  • West Bengal govt to accept Aadhaar as proof of residence for caste
  • IIT Kharagpur collaborates to turn Varanasi into smart city
  • Indian Railways to install CCTV cameras at over 900 stations under Nirbhaya fund
  • Plastic park to come up in Panipat: Union Minister Ananth Kumar
  • India ranks 26 in World Bank’s electricity accessibility list
  • West Bengal makes Bengali Mandatory in all Schools
  • VO Chidambaranar Port Trust and TANGEDCO sign MoU to upgrade Coal Jetties
  • Fact Box: Public Affairs Index 2017 (PAI-2017)
  • Suresh Raina launches foundation dedicated to wellness of Mother and Child
  • MoU Signed between Indian Navy and Space Application Centre

INTERNATIONAL

  • Portugal wins Eurovision 2017 Song Contest for the first time
  • China & Pakistan sign 6 pacts to boost cooperation
  • Palestine President arrives on 4-day visit to India
  • Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

BANKING NEWS

  • RBI puts restriction on Uco Bank’s business

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:

  • Indian Coir Sector registers record growth last Financial Year

AWARDS AND HONOURS :

  • ISKCON’s Govardhan Eco Village wins Smart Village Award

APPOINTMENTS:

  • Edouard Philippe appointed as Prime Minister of France
  • Ovais Sarmad appointed as Deputy Executive Secretary of UNFCCC

SPORTS NEWS:

  • India win 1 gold, 5 silver & 4 bronze in Asian Wrestling Championship
  • Women’s Cricket: India’s Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut Sets new Record
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