Current Affairs 21st May 2017

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Current Affairs

Current Affairs 21st May 2017

NATIONAL:

  • Chitale Committee recommends several measures for Desiltation of Ganga
  • Bhindawas bird sanctuary to be developed as tourist resort: Haryana CM
  • ICMR to implement UN agency’s standards on clinical trials
  • NGT bans open defecation, waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains
  • NITI Aayog holds the first Samavesh meeting
  • Andhra Pradesh govt to launch soon water grid project to provide safe drinking water

INTERNATIONAL

  • Prime Minister Releases Book Series written by MS Swaminathan
  • Climate Change: Antarctica is Turning Green
  • Italy makes childhood vaccinations compulsory
  • Start up India Summit to be held in Dubai

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:

  • Japan’s SoftBank Invests Rs 9,000 Crore in Paytm
  • Paytm get final nod to launch Payment Bank

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

  • Scientists discover human antibodies to fight Ebola virus

APPOINTMENTS:

  • M S Boje Gowda takes over as Coffee Board Chairman
  • Air Marshal PN Pradhan Appointed as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff
  • Paytm Payments Bank names Renu Satti as the new CEO

SPORTS NEWS:

  • World Cup Archery: Indian Men’s Team Wins Compound Gold
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