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HRD Minister Prakash Javedekar launches Vidhya –Veerta Abhiyan
The Minister for Human Resource and Development, Prakash Javadekar has launched Students
for soldiers- a nationwide Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan.
i. The portraits of Param Veer Chakra decorated soldiers were handed over to the Vice Chancellors
of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Jamia Milia Islamia, Jammu and IIT Delhi.
ii. The “wall of heroes” depicting portraits of brave soldiers who showed exemplary bravery in
defending the nation is expected to instil a sense of patriotism and nationalism among students.

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act roll out from May 1, 2017
The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act - RERA has come into effect from May 1,
2017. Government’s objective behind this Act is to protect home buyers and bring in overall
transparency in the real estate sector which will encourage genuine private developers.
• It is to be noted that Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2016 was passed
by Parliament in March 2016. So far only 13 States and Union Territories have notified the
rules under this act.
Some important provisions of RERA:
• All State/UT governments have to appoint regulatory authorities for implementing the
rules framed under RERA.
• It has been made mandatory for developers to disclose all details about the project
on regulator’s website and provide updates about construction progress at intervals of
three months.
• The real estate agents will also have to get themselves registered with the concerned
• The developers will have to deposit 70% of the funds collected from buyers in a
separate bank account for construction of the project
• It is promoter’s responsibility to rectify any structural or workmanship defects which
has been notified by the buyer within a period of five years from the date of handing
over possession. Such defects have to be rectified within 30 days and the buyer should
not be charged for the same, failing which the buyer is entitled to receive compensation
under RERA.

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Punjab State’s Department of Social Security and Women & Child Development has been directed by Chief Minister to undertake a survey of the existing beneficiaries of various schemes and to weed out the ineligible . 2017. This decision has been taken to ensure that only genuine people get the benefits of financial assistance schemes and pension scheme.AFSPA for three months with effect from May 3. seeks 2. It has also introduced new forms to get the benefit of old age pensions. ii. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Uttar Pradesh launches ambulance service to rescue ill or injured cows Uttar Pradesh has launched an ambulance service for cows. i. The service will initially be available in Allahabad.000 acres from the state government for the purpose. Mathura and Varanasi. Uttar Pradesh is the second state after Madhya Pradesh to have an ambulance service for cows. 75 incidents of violence took place in Assam during 2016 which killed 33 people including 4 security personnel. Gauvansh Chikitsa Mobile Vans’ has launched to rescue ill or injured cows. armed forces have the authority to open fire and use force against any person acting against the law. Centre declares entire Assam as disturbed area under AFSPA for three more months In a gazette notification. i. These violent acts have been perpetrated by insurgent groups like ULFA and NDFB. Sinha has requested the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to allot 2. Centre plans aerotropolis in Assam. ii.000 acres land at an hour’s journey away from Guwahati city near Brahmaputra River. Special Powers to Armed Forces under AFSPA:Under AFSPA.FB. Moreover any person 4|Page Follow Us . iii.000 acres Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha has mentioned that Central Government is planning to build an aerotropolis in Assam and has sought 2. have been declared “disturbed” under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act . The proposed aerotropolis would bring huge benefits to the region in terms of civil aviation and air connectivity. i. ii. Mr. Gorakhpur. the Union Home Ministry said the entire Assam along with bordering areas of copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i. Punjab govt makes Aadhar cards mandatory for all financial assistance schemes Punjab State Government under Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has made Aadhaar Cards mandatory in place of Ration Cards for all Financial Assistance Schemes. Lucknow. An ill or injured cow has been taken to either gaushalas (cow shelters) or veterinary doctors ii.

inappropriate touching or sexual harassment Level – 3 Life threatening behaviour such as damage to aircraft 2 years or more without limit operating system. Government has identified following three levels of unruly behaviours and has also recommended corresponding duration of flying ban: Level Unruly Behaviour Duration of flying ban Level – 1 Disruptive behaviour such as physical gestures. physical violence such as choking or murderous assault and attempted breach of flight crew compartment Centre sanctions Rs 200 crore for Jammu and Kashmir primary teachers For paying pending salaries of primary teachers in Jammu and Kashmir Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has sanctioned Rs 200 crore. Prakash Javadekar has sanctioned Rs 25 crore and Rs 52 crore for two engineering colleges in the state. Government has come up with this initiative in wake of a recent incident in which Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad. This incident took place at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport in March copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i. 6 months grabbing. • The committee will have to complete the inquiry process within 10 days during which the passenger will not be allowed to fly with the airlines. Moreover. 3 months verbal harassment and unruly behaviour because of inebriation Level – 2 Physically abusive behaviour such as . repeatedly hit Air India staff with a slipper as he was not allotted a business class seat on an all economy flight.FB. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 can be arrested without a warrant. • A three-member committee comprising a retired district/sessions judge. Govt unveils no-fly list and rules to handle unruly air passengers The Ministry of Civil Aviation has released draft rules for a "national no-fly list" of unruly passengers for all domestic carriers. Important Rules for the proposed ‘National No-Fly List’: • The ‘National No-Fly List will comprise passengers who have been identified as unruly after an inquiry by a committee formed by that particular airline. such blacklisted passengers have not been given the right to approach the appeals committee. hitting. • The passenger has been given a right to challenge the ban and approach an appeals committee which will be set up by the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and will be headed by a high court judge. 5|Page Follow Us . • The ‘National No-Fly List’ will also include individuals who have been identified as a threat by security agencies. representative of a different airline and a member from passengers' association/consumer association/a retired consumer forum official has been recommended.

8 crore raised by the auction of Ghoraburhani-Sagashi iron ore block in Odisha. ii. Currently it is being implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 12 states of India. This deal will fetch revenue of Rs 11. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii. which is more than Rs 8. ii. UltraTech and Mangalam Cement submitted the bids. As per the modified list for Odisha. i. C K Mishra to learn more about the global best practice of eVIN (electronic vaccine intelligence network) project. Scholarships will be available to polytechnic students. The block finally went to Dalmia (Bharat) Cement. iii. including Dalmia (Bharat) Cement. i. It is followed by the President Pranab Mukherjee’s assent to a new law .894 crore to the Chhattisgarh government over the lease period. Swalgiri” are notified Scheduled 6|Page Follow Us .215. ii. Representatives from Philippines. ii. the highest revenue earner till date. It is the first time to get its own 'Made in India' small arms. Total cost of this programme is Rs 200 crore for fabrication and assembly facility for defence systems. thereby becoming India’s most expensive limestone block. ♦This five-country international delegation interacted with Health Secretary Mr. Auction went on for 24 hours during which 600 bids were received. Adani. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. primarily for small arms. The Rajya Sabha had passed the bill and it was cleared by the Lok Sabha in March. It aims to manufacture small arms in the plant for the Indian defence forces and also for exports. eVIN Project of Health Ministry becomes global best practise in immunisation eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network) project of Union Health Ministry has become global best practise in immunisation.15 per cent of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) prices. Nepal and Thailand are on a visit to India to study the project. Indonesia. It is an indigenously developed technology system that digitizes vaccine stocks and monitors the temperature of the cold chain through a smart phone application. Chhattisgarh auctions India's most expensive limestone block The Kesla-II limestone block in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh with an estimated reserve of 215 million tonnes has been auctioned at 96. Four prominent cement makers. Swalgiri communities notified as scheduled castes Odisha’s Sualgiri and Swalgiri communities have been notified as Scheduled Castes. i. Odisha's Sualgiri. Bangladesh.FB. India opens small arms manufacturing unit in MP in a joint venture with Israel Punj Lloyd Ltd and JV partner Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) has inaugurated the country's first private sector small arms manufacturing plant at Malanpur in Madhya Pradesh. the “Sabakhia.

Specifications of Highest Railway Bridge to be built on River Chenab: i.000 tonnes of steel will be used for construction. The list of activities that would be undertaken by the Ministry of Textiles during the Swachhta Pakhwada includes the following: i. 2018. v. ii. IRCTC launches Southern Sojourn and Southern Jewels This year Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has decided to launch two new circuits of its flagship luxury train Maharajas' Express. Textiles to Powerloom Service Centres in Delhi/Haryana/Uttarakhand and Silk Cluster in Haridwar for a special Swachhta drive ii. The arc-shaped bridge will have a height of 359 m above the river bed. Visit of Minister of State. 7|Page Follow Us . The new fiscal year for Jharkhand would commence from January 1.FB. 2018 and end on December 31. 2017. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Castes. 315 km long bridge will connect Bakkal (Katra) and Kauri (Srinagar). i. Estimated cost of construction is around 1100 crore. The new law has also replaced the term Union Territory of Pondicherry to Puducherry in the Constitution (Pondicherry) Scheduled Castes Order. iv. iii. Films on Waste to Wealth" to be made by NIFT. and to be shown by all organizations Jharkhand announces Jan-Dec FY Jharkhand will become the second state in the country to announce its financial year from January to December. According to Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das the new budget will be scheduled in December. Swachhta Pakhwada being observed by the Ministry of Textiles The Ministry of Ministry of Textiles celebrated Swachhta Pakhwada. Seminar on the theme "Waste to Wealth" to be organized iii. Over 24. It is celebrated between 1st to 15th copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. World's highest rail bridge taller than Eiffel Tower on Chenab to be completed in two years World's highest railway bridge that is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower will be built on Chenab River in Jammu & Kashmir within next two . ii. 1964.

The luxury train will be running on two new tour circuits named as ‘Southern Sojourn and ‘Southern Jewels’. ii.02 lakh crore on March 31. Mysore. Malkangiri. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flags off Naharlagun-Guwahati Shatabdi Express On May 7.FB. i. • As per the latest government data. 2017. The state government has sanctioned six boat ambulances for these areas which will be part of the 108 ambulance service. Rangapara (North) and Rangiya. 2017. The Southern Sojourn will cover Goa. ii. Enroute to Guwahati. iii.07 lakh crore as on December 31. Ernakulam. Thursday and Saturday from Naharalagun and on Monday. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 i. Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits Union Cabinet has approved modifications in the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners. The modifications were based on recommendations made by the 8|Page Follow Us . Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the Naharlagun-Guwahati Shatabdi Express. The Southern Jewels will cover Chettinad. Mahabalipuram. 2016 as compared to Rs 5. Kumarakom and Trivandrum. public sector banks’ gross bad loans stood at Rs 6. The boat ambulance service will be available in Koraput. Wednesday and Friday from . i. The train will depart on every Tuesday. Mysore. Cabinet approves NPA ‘package’ for banks The cabinet has cleared the nonperforming asset (NPA) resolution package that includes an ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act for empowering the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to deal with bad assets in an effective manner. Odisha to introduce boat ambulances in four districts Odisha will introduce boat ambulance service in four districts where people face difficulties in getting health service. • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the measures would be sent to President for approval. the train will have stoppages at Harmuti. He also laid the foundation of the Murkongselek-Pasighat broad gauge line in Arunachal copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Kendrapara and Kalahandi districts. Hampi. ii. Hampi and Goa.

About Safe Road & Inter State Highways Transforming India (SRISHTI): This exhibition had some interactive activities aimed at enhancing visitors’ awareness of road safety issues.e.FB. i. SRISHTI exhibitions On May 3. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Committee chaired by Secretary (Pensions) which was constituted with the approval of the Cabinet. ii. cabinet also approved the retention of percentage-based regime of disability pension implemented post 6th CPC. • Besides. 2017. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed a set of measures. inaugurated two exhibitions. Sugar and Salt (FSS) and its health effects on Indian population’. Present & Future . About The Highway Saga: Past. Recommendations of FSSAI’s Panel: The report of expert panel recommended balanced diet comprising around 60-70% of total 9|Page Follow Us .com . ad ban In a bid to cut down consumption of unhealthy food products and reducing the rising burden of chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes. including tax. These exhibitions are part of India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit (IITLS) organized by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways from 3rd to 5th of May. 2017. strict labelling norms and ban on advertisements of such products. Union Cabinet has approved the policy for providing preference to Domestically Manufactured Iron & Steel Products (DMI&SP) on Government procurement. The policy is applicable on all government tenders where price bidding has not yet started. Cabinet approves Policy for providing preference to domestically manufactured iron & steel products in government procurement With an objective to encourage domestic manufacturing. Indian food copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. • The benefit of the proposed modifications will be available with effect from the date of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations i. 1st January. Mr. bats for tax. 7th CPC had recommended replacing this regime by a slab-based system. FSSAI panel clamps down on junk food. Nitin Gadkari – Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways. ‘The Highway Saga: Past Present & Future’ and ‘Safe Road & Inter State Highways Transforming India (SRISHTI)’ in New Delhi. • These measures have been recommended by FSSAI’s 11-member panel on ‘Consumption of Fat. 2016. this exhibition displayed the evolution of road transport in India starting from Indus Valley Civilisation to current times.As the name indicates. iii. Nitin Gadkari inaugurates The Highway Saga.

iii. NBT to host book fairs in panchayats The National Book Trust (NBT) has launched Panchayat Pustak Mela. • Advertisements: The panel has recommended that advertisements of foods high on FSS should be banned during children TV shows and on kids oriented TV channels. 2017. fat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Integrated Case Management System of the Supreme Court. enabling litigants to access data and retrieve information online. The NBT will start to host book fairs bodies in the Maoist-hit areas of Chhattisgarh. Ravi Shankar Prasad were also present at the occasion. dietary fibre and trans-fat on the label of the food product. PM Modi launches integrated case management system of Supreme Court in presence of CJI On May 10. Its aim is to organize regular book fairs in rural areas across the country. protein. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 calories from . 2017. sodium. J S Khehar and Union Law and IT Minister. This is another instance where Government has adopted technology based innovation to improve the functioning of legal system in India. The organisation recently brought out eight books in local laguage used in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. which contributes to saving environment as well as achieving the vision of ‘Digital India’. • It is a step in the direction of paperless Supreme Court. 10-12% fromprotein and 20-30% from fat. ii. Union Law Ministry launched three technology-backed initiatives .pro-bono legal services. • Labelling norms: It should be mandatory to mention information about total calories. Chief Justice of India (CJI). a tele-law service and ‘Nyaya Mitra’ scheme . • CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar has proposed to integrate the system with all the 24 high courts and the subordinate courts. i. • Taxes: Imposition of additional taxes on highly processed commodities and sugar- sweetened beverages in order to discourage its intake which will eventually lead to positive health effects.for offering legal aid to the marginalised. Expected Benefits from Integrated Case Management System of the Supreme Court: • This system will serve as a digital repository for case-related information. carbohydrates. on April copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.FB. The main objective of hosting book fairs in Panchayat level is to encourage the growth of reading habit in villages. All records of cases (pertaining to all stages) at district court or high court will be available in digital form. Earlier. 10 | P a g e Follow Us . in Devnagri script. poor and vulnerable communities. sugar.

the apex court had ordered a Calcutta government hospital to constitute a medical board. The government creating awareness among children about consuming nutritional food. Passengers can book train tickets online and pay at the time of delivery. loans and LPG connection.S. Junk food leads to obesity. issue smart IDs to every house Haryana government has decided to gather a detailed data of every resident and issue a smart IDs for every house in Haryana. Khehar. i. ii. Centre tells States to link Prisons with Courts via video The Centre has asked all states to link prisons with courts through video conferencing. has imposed a ban on the sale of junk food in school canteens.FB. Supreme Court sentences Justice Karnan to 6 months imprisonment The Supreme Court sentenced Calcutta high court judge C. i. examine his condition and submit a report to the court by 8 May. ii. ii. The aim of this survey is to get details of land holdings and the status of facilities such as social security pension. and diabetes and heart ailments. The prison e-system should be integrated with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) as well as e-courts on priority basis. iii. Karnan to six-month imprisonment. ii. IRCTC through its website and mobile app has now introduced pay-on-delivery as one of the payment options for its customers. The medical board was to be assisted by the West Bengal director general of police (DGP) and a team of police personnel in carrying out the directions passed by the court. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 IRCTC starts cash-on-delivery service on train tickets IRCTC has offered delivery of rail tickets allowing passengers to make payment through any payment mode. Maharashtra bans junk food in school canteens Maharashtra Govt. iii. i. On 1 March. dental diseases. salt and sugar food at school canteens will be stopped. . scholarship. Haryana to start door-to-door survey to collect data of every resident. It is aimed to having an effective prison administration system.Separate training course on deradicalisation of prisoners should also be conducted. High in fat. The data will be used to make sure that benefits of 150 services of 87 departments are provided 11 | P a g e Follow Us . It had been declared by a seven-judge bench headed by chief justice of India copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. ii. i. including cash. i.

1956. Himachal Pradesh. high quality technology information and related services. Mr. It will provide an impulsion to knowledge sharing. Haryana. Health Minister J P Nadda launches new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for pneumonia On May 13.FB. Scores of such candidates which will be available online through Integrated Information System for Public Recruitment Agencies -. Candidates can opt in or opt out of this facility by indicating their preference while filling the application form. Jammu and Kashmir. It aims to boost generation and commercialization of intellectual properties. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister. Southern and Eastern—have been established under the State Reorganisation Act. . 12 | P a g e Follow Us . i. Rajnath Singh chairs Northern Zonal Council meeting in Chandigarh Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 28th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council on 12th of May in Chandigarh. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 online. UPSC to share competitive exams scores online Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to disclose information like marks obtained and educational qualifications of candidates who appeared in the final stage of examination (interview) but were not recommended. ii. employable candidates. Punjab. WIPO to set up Technology and Innovation Support Centres for IP generation Industrial promotion body DIPP and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have signed an agreement to establish Technology and Innovation Support Centres in the country. Western. for Pneumonia at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh. Rajasthan and Delhi. ii. Northern. In a first. i. ♦ Under Phase – I. i. North Zonal Council comprises the Chandigarh. WIPO's TISC programme provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based. Five Zonal Councils – Central. 2017.a dedicated website being developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). DIPP. J P Nadda launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV). copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. this vaccine has been launched in entire state of Himachal Pradesh as well as 6 districts of Uttar Pradesh and 17 districts of Bihar. will enable other employers to identify good. The unemployed youth will be provided employment through the survey and every hired youth (Saksham) will cover 150 to 200 houses. iii. capacity building and sharing of best practices among the over 500 TISCs operating worldwide.

ii. i. i. emails. The event will include the participation of 5 Lakh people. This software is a single window platform to manage complaints and feedback received through calls. Underground 3D study of Varanasi: i. ii. iii. that 13 | P a g e Follow Us . It would be jointly hosted by the city’s GMDC and AES grounds. Three dimensional geological modelling of the geology under Varanasi will be prepared. Ahmedabad to host biggest ever International Yoga Day event on June 21 Ahmedabad is going to host biggest International Yoga Day event on 21st June. ii.has created a new link on its homepage making it "easy" to link the two unique identities of an individual. I-T dept launches e-facility to link person's Aadhaar with PAN The Income Tax department has launched a new e-facility to link a person's Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number (PAN). Aadhaar has been made mandatory for applying for permanent account number with effect from July 1.FB. The department's e-filing website -https://incometaxindiaefiling. 5 judges of 5 faiths on Supreme Court's triple talaq bench The five-member bench of the Supreme Court of India will hear the final arguments of the Islamic practice of triple talaq. 'nikahhalala' and polygamy practices among .Kharagpur has collaborated with the British Geological Survey to turn Varanasi into a smart city. SMS and website access in an integrated and time-bound manner. i. The National Contact Centre is operated on a National Grievance Redressal System Software. which is hearing the casecomprises of Chief Justice JS Khehar (Sikh). ii. The five-member bench. The Supreme Court will examine the issue and to give a formal declaration of opinion on the constitutional and legal validity of 'triple talaq'. It is a mandatory procedure for filing I-T returns. Justice Kurian Joseph (Christian). IIT Kharagpur collaborates with British Geological Survey to turn Varanasi into smart city Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) . Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Election Commission of India Launches National Contact Centre The Election Commission of India has launched National Contact Centre. Justice Rohinton Nariman (Parsi).com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Justice UdayLalit (Hindu) and Justice Abdul Nazeer (Muslim). The event would be inaugurated by the state’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and BJP president Amit i.

000 high definition CCTV cameras at 983 stations across the country to strengthen security of passengers including women at rail premises. • A core team of 50 sevaks covered a distance of 1831 km on the southern bank of the river and 1513 km on the northern bank passing through nearly 1100 villages and 14 | P a g e Follow Us . Rajnath Singh inaugurates 2nd NPDRR meeting in Delhi Rajnath Singh (Home Minister) inaugurated the second meeting of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) in New Delhi on 15 May 2017. i.000cr on roads in Naxal-hit districts Centre will spend Rs copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. The footage of CCTV cameras will be continuously monitored by trained Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel. PM Modi launched this mission document at the concluding ceremony of the ‘Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra’ at Amarkantak in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh. The event has welcomed entries from over 500 applicants from countries across the world. Railways to install CCTV cameras at over 900 stations under Nirbhaya fund Indian Railways will install about 19. The project includes application of geo-scientific methods such as drilling and remote sensing. The second meeting of NPDRR will be held from 15 to 16 May 2017. ii. Amarkantak is the origin place of River Narmada. The CCTV cameras will be installed on platforms and waiting areas. It will provide road connectivity to 44 Naxal-affected districts. About ‘Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra’: ‘Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra’. which enlists steps to be taken for the conservation of the Narmada River in Madhya . 2016 from Amarkantak. ii. iii. The theme of NPDRR is Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development: Making India resilient by 2030. i. The project will be implemented under the PradhanMantri Gram Sadak Yojana. ii. i.000-crore on roads in Naxal affected areas. ii. 2017.11. iii. an awareness campaign for conservation of River Narmada was launched by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on December 11. It includes Sukma district in Chhattisgarh which had recently witnessed a Maoist attack. PM Modi launches Narmada Seva Mission in Madhya Pradesh On May 15. Amount of 500 crore from Nirbhaya Fund has been approved for this project. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 will help in building new transport and service infrastructure. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Narmada Seva Mission’.FB. Centre to spend Rs.

It aims to verify claims of it being the oldest civilization in the world. It was declared by the State’s Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on 15 May 2017. ICMR to implement UN agency's standards on clinical trials Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). 15 | P a g e Follow Us . Various public functions and events were organised along the course of the yatra for involving masses in this conservation campaign. i.000th birth anniversary of Saint Ramanujacharya on May 1. Besides agreeing to disclose results within specified copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. West Bengal makes Bengali Mandatory in all Schools The West Bengal government has made the Bengali language mandatory in all schools. ii. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 towns. Archaeologists have recovered arte facts pre-dating the Harappan Civilisation from the site. these entities have also agreed to monitor compliance with registration requirements and to endorse the development of systems to monitor results iii. i. co-fund. The students who select any of the other languages as their first language would need to pick up two other languages. sponsor or . iii. located in village Kunal in Fatehabad district. along with other leading research funders and international NGOs will adopt UN health agency's recommendations to register and publicly disclose results of all clinical trials they fund.FB. among which one would have to be Bengali. NASA. ii. ISRO to jointly inspect 'oldest civilisation' site in Haryana National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States and the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) would jointly inspect the excavation being carried out at an archaeological site in Haryana's Fatehabad district. The Bengali language is compulsory for all schools including English medium. Ramanujacharya saw manifestation of God in human beings and saw all devotees of God as equal. Currently about 50% of clinical trials go unreported owing to negative results. 2017 in New Delhi i. ii. ii. religion and philosophy. • Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and spiritual leader Dalai Lama extended support to this campaign. Policies for the same will be developed and implemented within next 12 months. The central message of Saint Ramanujacharya's life was inclusive society. PM Narendra Modi releases stamp on Ramanujacharya's 1000th birth anniversary Prime Minister NarendraModi released a commemorative stamp on the 1. i.

Knowledge partners comprised 32 premier educational and policy research institutions. Assam. power. ii.400 direct and indirect jobs.000-crore opportunity India will set up 7000 mw of indigenous nuclear power plants. medical devices and diagnostics etc. This meeting is the first ever initiative to bring the large number of institutions from diverse domain to deliberate together on the road map for inclusive development in India.2 Million Units of electricity per annum.500 have been converted into LED. CCEA approves mission for development of bio-pharmaceuticals The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a collaborative mission between industry and academia called Innovate in India empowering biotech entrepreneurs and accelerating inclusive innovation.Principal Adviser. Government's decision to set up 10 atomic power plants to generate 33. bio therapeutics. ii. i. renewable and mines minister Piyush Goyal . Out of the 26. This meeting was co-chaired by Amitabh Kant – CEO of NITI Aayog and Ratan P Watal .400 jobs. NITI Aayog. the 10 reactors of 700 MW each will give much needed fillip to the domestic nuclear industry. ii. 16 | P a g e Follow Us . first meeting of the National Steering Group and other knowledge partners was held in NITI Aayog. 2017. Once completed. The decision will lead to Rs 70. saving 2. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad to go 100 per cent LED-lit The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad has become South India’s first airport to go 100% LED-lit. The airport currently caters to more than 15 Million Passengers annually with close to 400 daily air traffic movements. Representatives of four State Governments viz. Rs 70. coal. Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh also attended the meeting. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 NITI Aayog holds the first Samavesh meeting On May 17. more than 19. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i. It aimed at accelerating research for early development of bio-pharmaceuticals. The mission will concentrate on development of specific products such as vaccines.FB. i.000 conventional lamps. ii.000 crore domestic orders for pressurized heat water reactors and create 33. i.

AP amends Act to appoint PV Sindhu as Group-1 officer The Andhra Pradesh Legislature on 16th of May has passed a Bill to appoint Olympics winner shuttler PV Sindhu as a Group-1 officer in the government by amending the state public services Act. It has been set up at a cost of Rs 27. Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which was announced by PM Modi in his address to the nation on December 31. 12%. ii. Srinagar gets first semi-mechanised Car parking facility A semi-mechanised car park.FB. • Under Maternity benefit program all eligible Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM). • With effect from January 1. 17 | P a g e Follow Us . ii. state and PSU . i. 2017. • The GST Council also approved 7 set of rules for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime that will be rolled out from July 1. The mission will be implemented by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). i. It aims to ease traffic congestion in and around Lal Chowk. 2017. are given cash incentive as partial compensation for the wage loss so that the woman can take adequate rest before and after delivery of the first living child. 2017. the first of its kind in Jammu and Kashmir has inaugurated by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. It was fitted with her mother's womb so that she can conceive normally. 18% and 28%). Since birth the woman has been suffering from congenital absence of uterus. Pune doctors successfully perform country's first uterus transplant A team of Pune doctors successfully performed country's first womb (uterus) transplant on a 21-year-old Solapur woman on 18th of May. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 iii. this program has been extended to all districts of India. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising representatives of all states has finalised tax rates on 80- 90% of goods and services under four brackets (5%. Transplant performed only through open surgery and it took nine hours. a public sector undertaking working under the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). excluding central. GST Council finalises tax rates on 80-90% goods. Essential items of daily use have been kept in the lowest bracket of 5%.15 crore and has a capacity to hold 288 vehicles. services On May 18.

Its vision is of social security coverage to all employees as well as implementation of policies for benefit of all stakeholders. i. Special Homes and Place of Safety. The Manual has been framed within the purview of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act. Processes to be followed by all concerned stakeholders while providing services to children have been comprehensively listed in this manual. . Jamsenpa set the world record becoming the first woman climber to make double ascent in five days’ time. ii. i. Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed a manual titled “Living conditions in Institutions for Children in conflict with Law”. India’s Anshu Jamsenpa becomes first Indian woman to conquer Mt Everest twice within 5 days India’s Anshu Jamsenpa has become the first woman to conquer Mount Everest twice within five days. Anshu Jamsenpa along with Nepali climber Furi Sherpa scaled the peak at 8:00 am on 21st of May. It will serve as a single point reference for all aspects of the living conditions and other issues pertaining to children in conflict with law who are in Observation Homes. iii. She is also the first Indian woman to scale Mt Everest for the fifth time. 18 | P a g e Follow Us . Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Bandaru Dattatreya launches EPFO’s Citizens’ Charter 2017 & e-court management system Shri Bandaru Dattatreya the Minister of State for Labour& Employment(IC) has launched an EPFO’s Citizens’ Charter 2017 and e-court management system in Bangalore. 2015 and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules. Citizens’ Charter 2017 is aim to bring transparency and accountability on the part of EPFO. The objective of the project is a transparent and electronic case management system. Objective: To provide guidelines to the States/UTs and other stakeholders which will help them to establish institutions for children in conflict with law and providing appropriate institutional and rehabilitative services to them. 2016. About the Manual: i. ii. ♦ copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.FB. Manual titled Living conditions in Institutions for Children in conflict with Law released by WCD Ministry As per the directions of the Supreme Court. Maneka Gandhi is the current Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development. iii. ii.

which will run at a speed of 130 kmph. Tejas Express has ultra-modern facilities like LED TV. iii. i. PM Modi lays foundation stone for six projects of Kandla Port Trust Prime Minister NarendraModi laid the foundation stone for 6 projects related to development of Kandla port. Maharashtra Govt Forms 'Good Morning Squad' To Monitor Open Defecation The Maharashtra government has decided to form ‘good morning’ squads to curb open defecation in all villages and districts across the State. students and social workers working in the area of sanitation and cleanliness. ii. CCTV . copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Indian Railways has tied by with SYSCON/JOISTER for providing 2 Mbps peer-to-peer. Tejas Express set to be running between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Karmali in North Goa on May 22. Free Wi-Fi bandwidth is available for 24 hrs at 28 railway stations of Konkan Railway. 19 | P a g e Follow Us . just three days a week. It has 20 coaches .FB. The squads will comprise representatives of local bodies. i. ii. Madhya Pradesh govt announces indefinite ban on sand mining in Narmada river The Madhya Pradesh government has announced a total ban on sand mining in Narmada River. The state government has also imposed a complete ban on use of all kinds of machines for mining from the remaining rivers in the state. self-help groups. The members of the squads have been asked to monitor areas where the practice is still prevalent. ii.It is a super-fast train. executive AC chair car with 56 seating capacity and 12 AC chair cars with 78 seat capacity of each coach. ii. It has inaugurated in Konkan Railway from Kudal Railway Station in Maharashtra. Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated WiFi facility at 28 Railway Stations Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu inaugurated free Wi-Fi facility at 28 Railway Stations on 21st of May. It’s total cost worth Rs 993 crore. i.The Tejas Express would operate between Mumbai and Karmali (Goa) five days a week during non-monsoon period and during monsoon. The river flows through 18 districts in Madhya Pradesh and the ban will be effective in all 18 districts. i. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flags off high-speed Tejas Express between Mumbai-Goa The luxurious train. NGOs.

• Currently Tata Communications Ltd (TCL) is permitted to provide INMARSAT satellite phone services in India under their International Long Distance (ILD) licence granted by Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Government had allocated Rs. 20 | P a g e Follow Us . Background Information: In Union Budget 2016-17. who stood for the uplift of all sections of the society. railways. 2017. • Now onwards processing of applications for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and seeking approval of the Government will be handled by the concerned Ministries/Departments in consultation with the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) under Union Ministry of Commerce. The services of TCL will be phased out by June 30. Border Security Force and other government agencies. 2360 copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. 2360 crores for Renewable Energy Union Cabinet has given its approval to raise Bonds of Rs. 2360 crores for renewable energy through the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) during the 2017-18. • BSNL’s satellite phone service will be enabled by INMARSAT which has a constellation of geostationary communication satellites.FB. Shri Manoj Sinha launched BSNL’s satellite phone service. Union Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge). Cabinet approves phasing out Foreign Investment Promotion Board Union cabinet has approved phasing out of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). 2017. to approve raising of balance . IREDA has raised Rs. this service will be provided to agencies handling a disaster. Cabinet approves Raising of Bonds of Rs. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii. state police. The Kandla Port Trust is named after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. 4000 crores to IREDA to raise “GOI fully serviced taxable Bonds” on behalf of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) during the FY 2016-17. The MNRE subsequently approached the Cabinet. Shri Manoj Sinha launches BSNL’s satellite phone service and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme & Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme Shri Manoj Sinha launches BSNL’s satellite phone service and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme & Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme On May 24. 1640 crores as per the requirement of MNRE. So far. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme BSNL’s Satellite Phone Service: • In the first phase.

445 crore for non-plan head and Rs. ii.FB. • This move will enhance ease of doing business in India and will position India as an attractive investment destination for foreign investors. The Department of Agriculture. Grants under the centrally-sponsored schemes (CSS) including the Central Road Fund (CRF) has been estimated at Rs. Centre bans sale of cows for slaughter at animal markets. 1151 crore would beraised through open market borrowing and from other financial institutions.6945 crore comprises copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. By setting up of these clinics will also help in achieving the goal of doubling the famers’ income by 2022. This new rule has been notified under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act of 1960. 2017 i. 2017. During fiscal 2016-17. Puducherry Government will contribute Rs. J&K agriculture minister launches e-plant clinics The J&K government has launched an e-clinics service for farmers on 24th of May. • As per the notification.4022 crore from its own resources. buffaloes. iii. Kathua and Jammu. 2.361 crore. New Rules pertaining to Cattle Trade: Now onwards only farmland owners will be allowed to trade at animal markets.6945 crore tax-free budget for the fiscal 2017-2018. calves and camels. V Narayanasamy presented Rs. bullocks. iv. Total budget outlay of . cows. has set up 15 plant clinics in Samba. Highlights of Puducherry Budget 2017-18: i. ii.1411 crore. Chief Minister of Puducherry. which is the highest ever spending in the history of the Union Territory of Puducherry. iii. brings restrictions on cattle trade As per new rules notified by the Environment Ministry. 4. while Central assistance will be of Rs. v. Pondy CM Presents Tax-Free Budget For 2017-2018 On May 25. heifers. 21 | P a g e Follow Us . steers. It is being launched with an aim to double farmers’ income by 2022.6144 crore. in collaboration with Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI). Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 • DIPP will soon issue the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the same.500 crore under plan. Government has banned the sale of all kinds of cattle for slaughter at animal markets across the country. Puducherry Government incurred expenditure to the tune of Rs. cattle comprise bulls.

ii. WHO confirms first three Zika virus cases in India According to World Health Organisation (WHO) report India has detected first three Zika- affected patients all from Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Meetings will also be conducted with the farmers at various locations. then in November 2016 and the last one in January 2017. iii. Key Points: i. i. The run started from Delhi University’s Shankarlal Hall and ended at the Rugby Stadium with participation of about 5000 youngsters from various slums of Delhi. It was initiated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. The cases were brought to the knowledge of the WHO by the Health Ministry on May 15. The virus is transmitted to people through a bite of an infected mosquito called Aedes Aegypti. Fadnavis launch Samwad Sabha to reach out to farmers Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched a 'ShivarSamwad Sabha to reach out to farmers in the state and to address their issues. It has been launched to eradicate Japanese Encephalitis (JE). 22 | P a g e Follow Us . i. Key Highlights: i. • Traders will have to submit the copies of proof of sale to local revenue office. ii. It is a 4 day initiative to reduce the rising resentment among farmers across the state over delay in procurement of tur this year. • The notification has banned setting up of animal markets within 50 km of an international border and 25 km of a state border. Uttar Pradesh government launches JE vaccination drive in 38 districts Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched a JE immunisation drive in 38 districts on 25 May 2017. which also transmits dengue and chikungunya. ii. This anti-encephalitis drive was launched from Kushinagar copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 • Sellers and buyers will be required to produce identity and farmland ownership documents at the time of . iii. Union Minister Vijay Goel flags off Slum Yuva Daud Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel flagged off the Slum Yuva Daud to mark the beginning of the Adopt Slum Campaign in New Delhi.000 elected representatives of the party will participate in the campaign. Earlier. all the three cases had been confirmed by the Union Health Ministry’s labratories -first in January 2016. the local veterinary doctor in the district of the purchaser and animal market committee. ii. 2017. Nearly 4.

These projects will enhance connectivity of the hinterland to the port. 23 | P a g e Follow Us . Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Amitabh Bachchan led Toilet Usage Campaign. Hyderabad. 2017. 2017 i. ‘Darwaza Band’. ii.117. It was launched by Union minister of Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir. In the first phase. launched On May 30.Chief Minister of Maharashtra and other dignitaries were present at the formal launch of the campaign in Mumbai. Jaitley has also presented an excellence awards to various defence PSUs. iii. Narendra Singh Tomar . Delhi Police launch bicycle patrol The Delhi Police has launched the Bicycle Patrols for better policing on 30 May 2017. Mumbai on May 30. iii.Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation. iii. A9 MW capacity windmill project has installed at Dammur in Karnataka at a cost of Rs 53 crore by BEML. Karna windmill Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has inaugurated a solar power plant of 16 MW capacity at the Ordinance Factory in Telangana’s Medak on 30 th . • It has been rolled out countrywide immediately after the launch. iv.03 crore at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). The excellence award in the institutional category for 2014-15 was given to Bharat Dynamics Limited. 30 were allotted for North East district. and restructuring of yard behind shallow water berth. ii. ii. construction of coastal berth. 20 for East district and 15 for Shahdara district. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan launched Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry’s ‘Darwaza Band’ campaign for promotion of toilet usage across the country. Devendra Fadnavis . The projects include integrated common rail yard facility at JNPT. Gadkari lays foundation of Rs 1.FB.117 crprojs at JNPT Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has laid foundation stone of eight connectivity projects worth Rs 1. 2017 i. About ‘Darwaza Band’ Campaign: • This campaign is an initiative of the Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry and is supported by the World Bank. • The objective of the campaign is to encourage behaviour change in men who have toilets but are not using copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. The solar power plant at Medak has been set up at a cost of Rs 105 crore by Bharat Electronics Limited. Jaitley inaugurates Telangana solar plant. the Ministry of Shipping said in a release. Out of 65 bicycles. i.The main aim to lay the foundation is to boost port infrastructure. a total of 65 high-end bicycles have been operationalised.

iii. The resulting 200 MW of renewable energy generation capacity will be ramped up to 500 mw in the next few years. Cabinet approves Vijayawada Airport as International Airport Union Cabinet has given its approval for the declaration of Vijayawada Airport in Andhra Pradesh as International Airport. Rajeevan. iii. Thus India will become first in the world to run all government ports on green energy. This practice of April-March financial year was adopted by the British Government in 1867. Goa. Total initial investment in the project is expected to be Rs 500 crore. i. The best performance award in exports for 2014-15 was given to Goa Shipyard Limited while vii. The decision is in accordance with the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. Dona Paula. i. ISRO and DRDO will participate in this venture. PLACES IN NEWS MP first to switch to Jan-Dec fiscal year Madhya Pradesh became the first state in India to switch to the January-December financial year from existing April-March cycle. ii. Seven premier science agencies including copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Bengaluru. ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ will improve India’s position in ocean research field. The award for 2015-16 was conferred on Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. This announcement was made by Mr. i. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 v. It will break a 150-year old tradition of adopting the financial year from April to .FB. vi. while addressing the workshop on ‘Three decades of India acquiring Pioneer Investor Status. Indian Government is planning to install 150 mw of solar power and 50 mw wind power generation capacity by year 2019. India to be first in world to run all government ports on green energy All 12 major domestic ports in India will soon switch to renewable energy to meet their entire power requirements. 24 | P a g e Follow Us . ii. Bengaluru. ii. Secretary of Ministry of Earth Sciences has announced that India is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018. arranged by National Institute of Oceanography. The award for 2015-16 was conferred on Bharat Electronics Limited. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan decided to shift the financial year to January-December. Ministry of Earth Sciences to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018 M Rajeevan. 2014.Achievements and way forward’.

com . iii. iv. The 2017 hunting festival “BishuParv” was observed in Jharkhand.FB. It will promote the usage of electric and hybrid vehicles in India as the country is moving towards its goal of going all electric by 2030. It is made-in-India technology called Kavach (KVx) series laser walls and is a notch higher than the existing laser walls. i. Invisible' laser walls to bolster security along border with Pakistan in J-K Border Security Force (BSF) has set Invisible' laser walls to bolster security along border Pakistan in J-K. The 198 km India-Pakistan international border will use a newly developed Invisible laser technology. Bishu Parv or Sendra observed in Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary The Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is located 10 km from the city of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. iii. CRON Systems have intrusion detection system based on infrared array. It is developed by the Delhi-based defenceIoT firm. which is invisible. The Project will be undertaken by Nagpur Municipal Corporation. 25 | P a g e Follow Us .com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 • The decision was taken on account of repeated demands from airline operators and surge in passenger traffic. CRON Systems. It will generate employment opportunities for 30. The pilot project will see around 200 e-cabs in Nagpur with the local body to provide for the charging stations across the city. Plastic Park will be set up over a 75 acre land in Panipat at a cost of Rs 1. The infrastructure upgradation required for international operations will be carried out by Airports Authority of India. Plastic park to come up in Panipat: Union Minister Ananth Kumar Two centres of the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) will be set up in west and south Haryana. It will be launched by Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari. i. i. These centres will help meet industry requirements for plastic engineers and technicians. ii. which come downhill during the monsoons and winter and enter nearby villages and towns of Jharkhand and West Bengal. ii. It is famous for holding many elephants and other animals. while a Pharma Park will be set in over a 100 acre land in Karnal. Nagpur will be the first Indian city to get electric radio cabs Nagpur will be the first Indian city to get electric radio cabs. ii.000 plastic engineers and technicians.and is the first project of its kind in the country. iii. It will be started from 26th of May.500 crore.

ii. India is participating in the current phase of International Comparison Programme (ICP) with reference to 2017. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway. ii. 26 | P a g e Follow Us . iii. the new office of (NSSO) inaugurated in New Delhi Sankhyiki Bhawanis the new office of (NSSO) has been inaugurated in New Delhi i. The park will include an ultra-modern facility for ornamental fish equipped with multi-species hatchery and live feed culture units. Its aim is to bring focus on combing operations in Chhattisgarh.FB. . i.V. It will bear total cost of Rs 61. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.This was stated by the Minister for Statistics &Programme Implementation Shri D. paramilitary and J&K Police. Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India’s first bio refinery plant for renewable fuels and chemicals at Rahu in Pune district of Maharashtra. CRPF Command Shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has shifted its strategic anti-Maoist command headquarters from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh. The massive door-to-door joint search operation launched by the Army. The move is in line with the Centre’s plan to redeploy its forces from peaceful West Bengal to Maoist of Abujmad in Chhattisgarh. Tamil Nadu is the second largest exporter of ornamental fish after West Bengal. Biggest combing operation in Kashmir since 90s A massive ''cordon and combing'' operation had been launched by the security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district by seeing the growing attacks on policemen and incidents of bank robberies. Country's first bio refinery plant inaugurated in Pune On May 7. Country's first ornamental fish park to come up at Chennai India's first Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park (ARTP) will be set up in Chennai. 2017. i. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat mentioned operation was being carried out to bring the situation in the Valley under control.Sadananda Gowda. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Sankhyiki Bhawan.89 crore. ii.

Maharashtra On May 1st 2017 .1 crore for the installation. 2017 from Ahmedabad and from May 10. Ayodhya-Faizabad The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government decided to merge the local bodies of two temple towns of Ayodhya-Faizabad and Mathura-Vrindavan on 9th May 2017. It aims to measure the wind direction.FB. i. 'Second-tallest' flag post comes up in Kolhapur. 16 2016 between Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Anand Vihar terminal in Delhi. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. were attacked by militants near the Imam Sahib area. 2017 from Chennai. air temperature. The state government will install 2.065 weather stations across the state on a public private partnership (PPP) mode in 2017 and 1000 in next year. The first Humsafar Express was introduced on December. relative humidity and record amount of rainfall. ii. Maharashtra becomes first Indian state to use Automated Weather Stations Devendra Fadnavis a Maharashtra chief minister has inaugurated the state’s first automatic weather station at Dongargaon in Nagpur. Yogi Adityanathgovt to merge local bodies of Mathura-Vrindavan. who were involved in the operation. The pole is 90 feet long and 60 feet wide. The cabinet passed Lord Krishna's town Mathura-Vrindavan as a Nagar Nigam and Ayodhya- Faizabad as a municipal corporation-Nagar Nigam. ii. iii. Prabhu Flags Off Ahmedabad-Chennai Humsafar Express On May 2. The pole which is 303 feet high has been constructed at the Police Garden located opposite of Superintendent of Police headquarters in the Kasaba Bawada area. ii. the flag pole with 360 foot long is located at the Indo-Pak Attari Border inaugurated the First tallest Flag pole. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 iii. i. i.India’s second tallest flag pole has been inaugurated in Kolhapur at Western Maharashtra. Full-fledged operations of the train will start from May 8. The operation was launched after a vehicle carrying soldiers of 62 Rashtriya Rifles. 27 | P a g e Follow Us .com . Its main aim is to generate more revenue by providing better facilities to the tourists.and it cost around 1. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged-off Western Railways' first Humsafar Express between Ahmedabad and Chennai at a function held in Udvada town in Valsad district of Gujarat. weighs 24 tone . 2017. On March 6th 2017. wind speed.

The construction of the tunnel was jointly undertaken by Afcons Transtonnelstroy and Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd. India’s first underwater rail tunnel was being constructed under the Hooghly river. i. Expansion of the network as per the plan will involve an estimated cost of Rs. Sadiya was the birth place of Bhupen Hazarika.4 km long stretch of Chennai Metro Train service in Chennai. the Dhola-Sadiya bridge. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Telangana first state to have logo for vehicles driven by persons with hearing impairment Telangana is the first state to introduce a logo for identifying vehicles driven by persons with hearing impairment. Assam Union Cabinet has given its approval for establishment of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Kamrup. 28 km stretch of the total of 54 km stretch under first phase has been made operational. Pending work under first phase is expected to be completed by end of 2017. It got completed on 23 May 2017. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest river bridge.4 km long stretch of Chennai Metro Train service On May 14. iii. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. He is the first person to obtain a driving license in the hearing impaired .FB. v. ii. PM Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam On May 26. 85000 crore. Tamil Nadu CM inaugurated 7. i.55 km has been prepared by the RITES Ltd. Setting up of AIIMS. The logo is designed by the Hyderabad-based graphic designer Manikanta Annapragada. ahead of the scheduled time. This bridge has been named after late legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika. i. 2017. iv. Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Paklaniswamy jointly inaugurated 7. Venkaiah Naidu. India’s first underwater rail tunnel completed ahead of schedule India’s first underwater rail tunnel has completed ahead of schedule. With this inauguration. Detailed plan for expanding the network by covering additional 107. 2017. It will be set up under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) at the cost of Rs. iii. ii. Kamrup will take 48 months. 28 | P a g e Follow Us . The total project cost is around Rs 5000 crore. The deadline for the completion of this underwater tunnel was of July 2017. Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Kamrup.1123 crore.

AIIMS in Kmarup will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1. 2017. PM Modi laid the foundation stone for an Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district of copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 • Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping. It will be completed within the next four years. Venkaiah Naidu flag off Delhi metro Heritage Line On May 28. About Heritage Line of Delhi Metro This heritage line will connect Old Delhi areas with the commercial hub of Delhi at Janpath. Kinetic. Union Minister of Science and Technology. • He also laid the foundation stone for an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). including Tata Motors. M Venkaiah Naidu flagged off Heritage Line of Delhi Metro through video conferencing at Metro Bhawan in Delhi. Rest of the vehicles have been sourced from other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Kejriwal. ii.FB. PM Modi lays foundation stone for two key projects AIIMS & ICAR in Assam On May 26. • 15 km long Dhola-Sadiya Bridge is longer than the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (5. buses and rickshaws. BYD and TVS. at Changsari in Kamrup district of Assam by pressing a remote from the Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati. Delhi Chief Minister. Assam governor Banwarilal Purohit and Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal accompanied PM Modi at the inauguration function. 2017. Nagpur becomes first city with electric mass mobility system On May 26.123 crore under ‘Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana’. Details about Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam: The bridge is a three lane carriage way which links Assam to Arunachal Pradesh. 100 new e2o Plus cars of Mahindra are also a part of this . Nitin Gadkari. a tributary of the Brahmaputra.056 crore over river Lohit. • The bridge will reduce the distance from Rupai in Assam to Meka/Roing in Arunachal Pradesh by 165 km. • It has been built at a cost of about Rs 2. Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban Development Minister. Nagpur earned the distinction of becoming India’s first city with electric mass mobility system as Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari flagged off taxi aggregator Ola's electronic vehicle (EV) services in the city. 29 | P a g e Follow Us . Ola has invested more than Rs 50 crore in EVs and for setting up charging infrastructure. 2017. Harsh Vardhan was also present at the event. Ola’s 200-strong fleet of EVs comprise taxis.6 km) in Mumbai. i.

• Heritage Line comprises four stations viz. Kashmere Gate. FOREIGN VISITS Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s 5-day visit to India Ranil Wickremesinghe. The ban will come to effect from July 2017 ii. during the visit of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 • It is an extension of the existing Violet Line that runs between Faridabad and ITO and is expected to take considerable load off Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar stations of Yellow Line.17 km. 30 | P a g e Follow Us . India and Sri Lanka signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on economic cooperation in New Delhi. iii. Earlier. Goa bans thin plastic bags to tackle garbage The Goa State government has decided to ban buying and selling of plastic bags below 50 microns. i. It has an area of 11. 2017. He is the third leader from South Asian region to visit India during April 2017. the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka was on an official visit to India from 25-30 April. Dialong village is declared by joint secretary of forest and environment. depicting the glorious past and buzzing present. 2017. .com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. The artwork has been done by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).Jama Masjid and Lal Qila on the stretch of 5. Kengoo Zuringla. 2002. Dilli Gate.35 sq km. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar implemented the law with the fine of Rs 500 and then the fine will be subsequently raised to Rs 5. It has been declared as Biodiversity Heritage Site under Section 37(1) of Biological Diversity Act. i. investment and development cooperation in a progressive manner”. India & Sri Lanka sign MoU on economic co-operation: On April 26.000. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (from 7th – 10th April) and President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari (from 17th – 21st April) visited India. Dailong village in Manipur declared Biodiversity Heritage Site The Manipur government has declared Dailong village of Tamenglong district as a Biodiversity Heritage Site of the state.FB. • All these stations have been decorated in line with historical theme. • The objective of this MoU is to achieve “greater economic.

A work plan under a programme of cooperation in agriculture for the period 2017-2018. 2017. He arrived in Mumbai on April 25. Nicos Anastasiades was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. 3. Agreement to boost air services between the two countries. This agreement was exchanged between Indian External Affairs Minister. He also gave a keynote address at a Business Forum. • He also held delegation level talks with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. • Projects to improve road connectivity in Sri Lanka. Cooperation in the area of merchant shipping. India and Cyprus signed following 4 agreements: 1. • LNG terminal and a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) will be constructed in Colombo. Vice- President Hamid Ansari. 4. Marios Demetriades. Executive programme on culture. 2. Anupriya Patel and Cyprus Minister of Transport and Communications. 2017 Mr. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Projects included in the India – Sri Lanka MoU on Economic Cooperation: • Construction of 500-mega watt (MW) capacity power plant that will run on regasified liquefied natural gas (LNG). During his stay in Mumbai. • In New Delhi. • A 50-MW solar power unit at Sampur in the Trincomalee District of Sri Lanka. • Upgradation of railway tracks and purchase of rolling stock and a container terminal in Colombo Port through a joint venture. President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has arrived in India on a 5-day visit Nicos Anastasiades. the President of Cyprus was on an official visit to India from 25-30 April 2017. education and scientific cooperation for the period 2017-2020. he met Vidyasagar Rao – Governor of Maharashtra. Harris Georgiades. He also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and described him as a "spiritual leader of Cyprus and inspiration for its freedom struggle".com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. This agreement was exchanged between Indian Minister of State for Health and Family . Anastasiades conferred the Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III (Cyprus's highest civilian honour) on President Pranab Mukherjee.FB. Sushma Swaraj and Cyprus Finance Minister. • Creation of industrial zones or Special Economic Zones (SEZs) at specific locations in Sri Lanka. 31 | P a g e Follow Us . • On April 28.

This is Erdogan’s first visit to India as President of copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. After the talks.FB. • He also suggested that both countries should explore the possibility of trade in local currency to minimise negative effects of exchange rate fluctuations. the President of Turkey was on an official visit to India from April 30. • During the course of his visit. MoU on cooperation in training. 2017 in New Delhi. Turkey sign three agreements after delegation level talks Prime Minister Narendra Modi held delegation-level talks with Mr. President of Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdogan along with his 150-member business delegation took part in this summit.8 billion in 2008. in 2008 he visited India as Prime Minister of Turkey. 3. Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas four day visit to India On May 14. Abbas held extensive talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on key bilateral. arrived in India for a 4-day official visit. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Turkish President Erdogan to arrive New Delhi on 2-day India visit Recep Tayyip Erdogan. India-Turkey Business Summit • India-Turkey Business Summit was held on May 1. signed between Foreign Services Institute (FSI) of India and the Diplomacy Academy of Turkey. An agreement on cultural exchange programme for 2017-2020. Highlights of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Speeh at India-Turkey Business Summit: Erdogan called for a free trade agreement with India to enlarge the scope of bilateral economic ties. • He also visited C-DAC (the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) in Noida to seek cooperation of Indian IT industry for Palestine-India Techno Park. Erdogan on 1st May. 32 | P a g e Follow Us . • PM Modi highlighted that India-Turkey bilateral trade has gone up to USD 6. Palestine at cost of $12 million. Mahmoud Abbas – President of Palestine. 2017. 2017 in New Delhi. 2. following three agreements were signed between Indian and Turkey: 1. 2017 to May 1. being built by India in Ramallah. India. Mr. • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas presented a mosaic and an artwork to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his name written in it in Arabic.4 billion in 2016 as compared to USD 2. Earlier. 2017. MoU on cooperation in the area of information and communication technologies (ICT). regional and international issues including the Middle East peace .

Mr. This exercise will strengthen defense cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Jaitley met Taro Aso. Japan. who also holds defense portfolio. 50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors May 4-7. the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) hold a meeting to discuss development issues and institutional matters. • Theme of 50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors was “Building Together the Prosperity of Asia” India and Japan affirm plans to strengthen their defence cooperation amid rising tension in Asian region Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Japan. • This year the meeting was held from 4th – 7th May 2017 in Yokohama. Japan. 2017 in Tokyo. The meeting was attended by Finance Ministers. private sector and civil society delegates from across the world. Central Bank Governors. Territorial disputes with China in South China Sea and nuclear as well as missile tests by North Korea are key security concerns for Japan. As Arun Jaitley is also the Defense Minister of India. embarked on a 3-day visit to Japan. Arun Jaitley welcomed a planned trilateral naval exercise ‘Malabar’ among the US. Jaitley attended the annual Meeting of Board of Governors' of Asian Development Bank in Yokohama. India and Palestine signed following five MoUs post delegation level talks between Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi: (i)Visa exemption for diplomatic passport holder (ii)Agricultural cooperation (iii)Cooperation in field of IT & Electronics (iv)Cooperation in health sector (v)Cooperation in the field of youth affairs and sports Finance Minister Arun Jaitely’s 3-day visit to Japan On May 6. • Mr. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 India and Palestine signed five MoUs On May 16. • Both countries have affirmed plans to strengthen their military cooperation amid rising tension in the Asian region. • During recent times. Tomomi Inada.FB. Union Finance Minister Arun copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. met his Japanese counterpart Tomomi Inada on May 8. 2017. who is the Deputy Prime Minister of Japan as well as the Finance Minister of Japan. Mr. • In . India and Japan in Bay of Bengal which is scheduled to be held in July 2017. Japan and India have made efforts to step up their defense cooperation in order to counter the Chinese influence in the region. 33 | P a g e Follow Us . 2017. he held talks with Japanese Defense Minister. 2017 Every year.

PM Modi mentioned that India is proud to participate actively in the ongoing development activities in Mauritius. • This 150-bed capacity hospital is located in an area which is home to a large Indian-origin Tamil community. Sri Lanka. Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth arrived in India for a three-day official visit. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Narendra Modi inaugurates multi-specialty hospital in Sri Lanka On May 12. • The construction cost of this hospital has been drawn from $2. • The theme of this year’s celebration was “Buddhist Teachings for Social Justice and Sustainable World Peace”. 2017. • On May 26. Vice President Hamid Ansari. • On May 27. which will be used for various projects. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. he also met President Mukherjee. • During the course of his visit. the biggest festival of Buddhists and attended several other . • The celebration included an academic conference. Sri Lanka hosted this celebration for the first time. PM Modi addresses Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest for the 14th International Vesak Day celebration in Colombo. he held discussions with Home Minister Rajnath Singh. 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a multi-specialty hospital at Dickoya in Nuwara Eliya district of Sri Lanka. UN Vesak Day celebration from May 12-14 14th edition of United Nations Vesak Day celebration was held in Colombo. India has announced USD 500 Million assistance in form of Line of Credit to Mauritius.6 billion developmental aid committed by India to Sri Lanka. 2017 Mr Jugnauth held delegation level talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This Line of Credit (LOC) agreement was signed between SBM Mauritius Infrastructure Development Co. 34 | P a g e Follow Us . he participated in the International Vesak Day celebrations. Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. a cultural show and creation of special Vesak zone at different places in Sri Lanka from 12th to 14th May 2017.FB. Sri Lanka from 12th – 14th May 2017. During this visit. Ltd and Export-Import Bank of India. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 PM Narendra Modi’s two day visit to Sri Lanka Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka on 11th and 12th May 2017. Large number of local and foreign delegates participated in this celebration. 2017. Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth’s 3 day visit to India On May copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.

Mr. Russia and Iran sign 'safe zones' deal for Syria Turkey. India was represented by Mukul Rohatgi . iii. and made the event relevant to orthopedists and physical therapists around the world. 27th Session of Universal Periodic Review Working Group being held in UNHRC in Geneva The 27th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group is being held from 1st to 12th of May 2017 at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.S. 2017 i. The IMC program will feature presentations. posters. P. Turkey. Astana. ii. • Maritime Security Agreement INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS 15th edition of WFH International Musculoskeletal Congress (IMC) held in Seoul The 15th edition of WFH International Musculoskeletal Congress (IMC) held in copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Ruchi Ghanashyam . Rohatgi. ii. Mauritius sign 4 agreements including bilateral maritime security India and Mauritius signed following 4 agreements after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth: • Setting up of a civil services college in Mauritius • Cooperation in ocean research • USD 500 million Line of Credit (LOC) agreement between the SBM Mauritius Infrastructure Development Company and Export-Import Bank of India.the Attorney General of India. The deal was signed by the heads of the delegations that represents the three ally countries during peace talks in Kazakhstan’s capital city.FB. 2017. Key developments in the field would be addressed. Mukul Rohatgi represents India at the 2017 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UNHRC India's National Report for the UPR-III was reviewed on the May 4. The representative delegations reviewed the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the termination of hostilities during the two-day talk in Astana. 35 | P a g e Follow Us . Patwalia - Additional Solicitor General of India and Ms. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 India. It is a 3 day event started from 5th of May to 7th of .Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs were a part of 18-member Indian delegation that accompanied Mr. Russia and Iran has signed ‘safe zones’ deal for Syria to encourage an agreement between the Syrian government and the rebel forces. i. and exhibit displays with a focus on surgical and non–surgical approaches to the prevention and management of hemophilic arthropathy. The main objective of the deal is to put an immediate end to the violence.

underlined and bold. ii. The font was developed in Latin and Arabic script and is available in 23 languages in versions of Microsoft Office to 100 million Office 365 users around the world.FB. whereas quantum computing is like reading all books in the library at the same time. Cairo Opera House. a play and painting competition.The remaining three countries have already ratified the plan. i. Cultural Production Sector. The festival is being organised in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. The BBIN is promoted by India and it aimed at creating seamless connectivity between the four countries. It was launched on May 1st 2017. It was created in partnership with Microsoft. i. i. the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo will organise this festival from 8th -12th May 2017. 'Dubai Medium' and 'Dubai Light'. Analogy to explain the power of quantum computing: Conventional computing is like reading a book in the library one at a time. i. 36 | P a g e Follow Us .com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 World's first quantum computing machine made in China A team of Chinese scientists led by renowned quantum physicist Pan Jianwei have announced that they have built the world's first quantum computing machine that is 24. India to hold festival in Egypt to mark Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary India will organise cultural festival in Egypt to mark 156th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Bhutan has announced that it will not be able to ratify the plan before it addresses some of concerns raised domestically over the project. Screening of movie 'Kabuliwala' directed by Hemen Gupta. Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC). can be in italics. ii. film screening. which will feature a dance show. Dancers’ Guild and the Indian Community Association in .000 times faster than its international counterparts. The font. ii. Dubai becomes first city to get its own Microsoft font Dubai has become the first city in the world to get its own Microsoft-designed font. Researchers believe that quantum computers in some ways may dwarf the processing powers of current day supercomputers. India redrawing BBIN transport plan as Bhutan withdraws BBIN (Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal) Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA) is an ambitious sub- regional transport project. ii. available in three styles as 'Dubai'.

com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. US exchange views on maritime developments in Asia-Pacific & IOR During the two-day India-US Maritime Security Dialogue in Rhode Island. In the past. More than 11. India held the presidency of UN-Habitat in 1988 and 2007. India assured to expand its research activity in the Antarctica and a new ship. iii. mainly in 37 | P a g e Follow Us . UN- Habitat is an organ of United Nations. i. the acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs led the American Delegation. India is drafting its own laws to safeguard its interest in Antarctica. Kenya on May 8. which promotes environmentally and socially sustainable global human settlements. the officials also discussed ways to strengthen bilateral maritime security cooperation. Venkaiah Naidu – Union Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation chaired the 26th Meeting of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat which began in Nairobi. will be procured for the purpose. the United Nations’ Human Settlements Programme India has been unanimously elected as the President of UN-Habitat for next two years. • Theme of 26th Meeting of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat was “Opportunities for effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda”.com . whereas David Helvey. as it is currently governed by international laws. WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Besides reviewing the implementation of the decisions taken at the first Maritime Security Dialogue. ii. India.FB. According to WHO report at least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country's north-east. India to replace Maitri station in Antarctica. expand research activity India has planning to replace its Maitri research station in Antarctica with a new one in the next three to four years. top Indian and American officials exchanged views on maritime developments in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 India unanimously elected to head UN-Habitat. i. US. ii.Joint Secretary (Disarmament and International Security Affairs). with a special ice- cutting facility. 2017. Indian delegation was led by Pankaj Sharma . 26th Meeting of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat: • Consequential to India being elected as President of UN-Habitat. Next round of the dialogues will take place in India. ii. i.000 people died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2015.

ii. India's 'Ujala' to light up homes in United Kingdom India has launched the process to export 'Ujala to the United Kingdom with affordable 'Made in India' LED bulbs. it consists of 38. The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) is a branch of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Chinese and ASEAN officials arrived at the agreement during the meeting held in the Chinese city of Guiyang.034 M50 general purpose masks. Indian-American student wins National Geographic Bee contest A 14-year-old Indian-American student. pairs of trousers. Kazakhstan in June 2011. Sierra Leone and Liberia. India Government had made a request to US Govt. which is one of the busiest waterways in the world. for these JSLIST as part of its military modernisation programme. ii. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Guinea. Ujala is globally one of the largest efficiency programmes and being run by Energy Efficiency Services copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Referred to as Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST). ASEAN Countries Agree on Framework for South China Sea Code of Conduct China and the member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to a framework on code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea. accounting for 10-12% of the global market 4 billion . The objective of this agreement is to reduce the risk of clashes in the South China Sea. US approves USD 75 million chemical protective gear for Indian soldiers The United States (US) Govt. The IPHRC was launched during the 38th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers held in Astana. i. i. The sale deal also includes 38. China. ii. Headquarters of IPHRC of OIC inaugurated in Saudi Arabia The headquarter of the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will inaugurate in Saudi Arabia. i. protective filters and hoods. The programme has turned India into the world's LED capital. has approved the sale of $ 75 million worth high-tech chemical protective clothing for the Indian armed forces that will protect Indian soldiers against biological and chemical warfare. aprons. gloves.FB. boots.034 suits. i.Pranay Varada has won the 38 | P a g e Follow Us . ii.

iii. Namibia. It will help to diversify and pool risks on mutualized public resources and unlock significant investments. It included a wide array of authors and artists from India and the UK. She had scaled Mount Everest twice in May 2011 and again on May 18. 2017 Key Highlights: i. Séné . Ivory Coast. i. cost of capital.000 Syrian refugees in the remote Azraq camp in Jordan's desert the United Nations 39 | P a g e Follow Us . Anshu reached the ‘top of the world’ at 0900 hours. This year marks the fourth London edition of the festival.000 in scholarship and other prizes.FB. Uganda and Yemen have jointly supported commissioning of a study to define and structure a Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism (CRMM) for solar power generation projects in solar rich countries. Commissioning a Study on Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism for Solar Power Generation Projects in Solar Resource Rich Countries Under Aegis of ISA India and other solar rich countries including Argentina. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 prestigious National Geographic Bee competition. ii. cost of capital accounts for 70% of the total cost of solar power in India. As per a calculation by Council on Energy. accounts for major portion of the final cost of renewable energy. Jordan's Azraq becomes world first clean energy refugee camp Azraq has become the world's first refugee camp powered by renewable energy. Burkina-Faso. books and ideas. 2013. dialogue and debate are presented. The officials at the Everest Base Camp and Kathmandu spoke to Anshu over satellite phone from highest peak of the world after unfurling the Indian Tri-colour and clicking testimonial photos. ii. Nigeria. oral and performing arts. Environment and Water. i. He gets $50. Mali. ii. France. At the festival South Asia's literary heritage. in particular solar PV. Veda Bhattaram another Indian-American from New Jersey finished third at the finals. Currently. Niger. Mt Lhotse records first successful ascent after three years Anshu Jamsenpa from Arunachal Pradesh on 16th of May scaled the world’s highest peak. i. Objectives of Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism (CRMM): The proposed CRMM will facilitate in creating a secure environment for private institutional investment in solar assets. iii. which has its roots in the Pink City of Jaipur where it marked its 10th anniversary in January this year. Chad. Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off in London The Jaipur Literature Festival was inaugurated in London on 21st of May. To serve 20. Mount Everest for the fourth copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.

7 million plant was funded by the Ikea the global home furnishings retailer. Key Points: i. This is first such rule in favour of same sex marriage in Asia. Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage. Nepalese Sherpa Scales Everest For Record 21 Times On May 27. Japan to build World War 2 museum in Manipur Japan is going to build a war museum at MaibamLokpaChing in Manipur’s Bishenpur district. MaibamLokpaChing is a historical place where the British and the Japanese fought during the Second World War. first in Asia Taiwan’s constitutional court has declared that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry. On special occasions.000 Japanese has lost their lives in the Imphal and Kohima battles. He became one of the three climbers in the world to hold the record for most of the summits on 40 | P a g e Follow Us . which are regarded as the fiercest.FB. It is a smart intelligent system and it can easily protect people from crime. come to Manipur in memory of their loved ones. The Dubai Police director general of smart services Brig Khalid Al Razooqi said this is the official launch of our first Robocop. ii. About 70. a UN conference on eliminating nuclear weapons published its first draft text. iii. iii. The court gave the country’s parliament a period of two years for laws to be amended to allow same-sex marriage. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 refugee agency switched on a newly built solar power plant. Dubai Police recruit UAE’s first ‘Robocop’ The Dubai Police has recuited UAE’s First Robocop. i. It is used to chase down suspects and nab parking fee dodgers. UN Publishes First Draft of Nuclear Ban Treaty On May 22. The $9. ii. This draft was strongly opposed by nuclear armed states including US. . The treaty would require ratification by 40 states to come into copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. 2017. i. relatives of the Japanese soldiers who died during the war. 2017. i. Key Points: i. 47-year-old Kami Rita Sherpa scripted history by becoming the third climber to scale Mount Everest for a record 21 times. With this tool the police can reach the public 24/7. ii. ii.

i. The telescope will be located in Chile's Atacama Desert. in Cancun. ii.000 participants and delegations from over 180 countries attended this 5th edition of the Global Platform which was held outside Geneva. ii. Switzerland for the first time and hosted and co-organised with the Mexican government. 6th edition of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2019 in Geneva. i.848 metre) was first scaled in year 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. 2017 with a staff of all female presenters and producers. This three- 41 | P a g e Follow Us . iii. Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the first ever India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit (IITLS) in New Delhi.FB. It is conceived by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). ii. Minister of Road Transport and Highways Mr. Around 4. First women's TV channel launched in Afghanistan The first-ever women television channel “Zan TV (or Women’s TV)” has started in Kabul. i. which was adopted in 2015 in Japan. Everest (8. in Chilean desert on 26 May 2017. Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chilean desert Construction began on world’s largest telescope the European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Global forum on disaster risk reduction takes place in Mexico 5th edition of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) took place from 22nd to 26th May 2017. Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa have scaled the highest peak 21 times. Mexico. Founder of Zan TV is Hamid Samar SUMMITS & CONFERENCES Nitin Gadkari inaugurates India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit 2017 in New Delhi On May 4. Switzerland. This is the first international summit on disaster since the Sendai Framework. iii. The ELT will be around five times larger than the top observing instruments which are used today. 2017. . It has been started on May 30. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Mt Everest. Earlier. ii.

India’s ties with the African continent as well as with the Gulf countries and the situation in the Middle East are also expected to be discussed during the meet. Shipping. ‘The Highway Saga: Past Present & Future’ and ‘Safe Road & Inter State Highways Transforming India (SRISHTI)’ at the Vigyan Bhawan Lawns in New Delhi which were organised as a part of IITLS. 34 MoUs worth Rs 2 lakh crore were signed at India Integrated Transport & Logistics Summit. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 day summit has been organised by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Organised by: Department of Commerce. Government of India in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Urban Development. Food and Public Distribution. Freight corridor upgradation 3. It is a four-day annual conference which aims to discuss major developments globally and how India should mould its policy to deal with them. Four key solution themes to improve the state of logistics in India: As per a study called the Logistics Efficiency Enhancement Programme (LEEP) undertaken by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) following four themes have been identified: copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Consumer Affairs. Road Transport & Highways. ii. Civil Aviation. Sushma inaugurates 8th conference of head of missions in Delhi External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has inaugurated the eighth conference of head of missions in Delhi. 4th National Standards Conclave held in New Delhi 4th National Standards Conclave was held in New Delhi on 1st & 2nd May 2017. Objective of India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit (IITLS): Objective of IITLS is to serve as a platform for bringing together stakeholders in transport and logistics sector. 2017. • Earlier on May 3. . Logistics park development 4. Gadkari inaugurated two exhibitions. Mr. Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) and other knowledge partners 42 | P a g e Follow Us . freight corridors and IT solutions. Railways. Skill Development and other state governments to jointly deliberate upon measures required to develop multimodal infrastructure in India. Commerce. i. Electronic toll collection systems. so that they can collaborate and explore mutually beneficial opportunities in logistic parks. Seamless interstate movement 2. The summit will enable various ministries viz. 34 MoUs worth Rs 2 lakh crorer signed at India Integrated Transport & Logistics Summit On the first day itself. i.

Central Government Ministries. 2017 in Hyderabad. All three conferences were held jointly and back-to-back from 24th April 2017 to 5th May 2017 in Geneva. The theme of IPC is 'Towards healthy societies'. Telangana also became first state in India where 43 | P a g e Follow Us . 2017 in Hyderabad i. International Permaculture conference to be held in Hyderabad The 13th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) experts will be held on November 27 to December 2. ii. Theme of these meeting was: "A future detoxified: sound management of chemicals and waste" Conference of Parties Discussion Topic 13th meeting of the Conference of Parties to Control of transboundary movements of Basel Convention (BC COP 13) hazardous wastes and their disposal 8th meeting of the Conference of Parties to Prior informed consent procedure for certain Rotterdam Convention (RC COP 8) hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade 8th meeting of the Conference of Parties to Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) Stockholm Convention (SC COP 8) First Videsh Sampark held in Telangana First outreach programme of the Ministry of External Affairs. i. During this Videsh Sampark conference. Objective of 4th National Standards Conclave: To bring awareness and prepare copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Forest and Climate Change participated in the 2017 Conference of Parties (COPs) to the Basel. The IPC team will host a crowd funding activity on milaap. from May 3 till July 1. Rotterdam. Ajay Narayan Jha . State Governments. Stockholm Conventions in Geneva An inter-ministerial Indian delegation headed by . iii. The conference was held on May 13. engagement with overseas Indians. Inter-Ministerial Delegation Participated in Basel. regulatory/standards setting and conformity assessment bodies on the growing importance of “Standards” in the changing scenario of global trade. and welfare and protection of overseas Indians. V. Ministry of Environment. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii. 2017. i. Singh . The objective of ‘Videsh Sampark’ conference is to involve State Governments in creating awareness on the schemes and initiatives launched by Ministry of External Affairs pertaining to consular and passport services.FB.K. ‘Videsh Sampark’ was hosted in Telangana. Rotterdam. It was inaugurated by Gen. ii. It is being organized by Hyderabad-based environmental and developmental NGO Aranya Agricultural Alternatives. Switzerland. Stockholm (BRS) Conventions.Minister of State for External Affairs.

2017. Defence and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley on May 22. 3rd International Solar Alliance launched at AfDB Meeting: Union minister Piyush Goyal today launched the 3rd International Solar Alliance (ISA) programme on 'scaling up mini-grids and micro-grids' Nauru Ratifies International Solar Alliance Framework Pact The world’s smallest nation. South Korea in 2018. Heads of State/Government who attended 52nd Annual Meetings of AfDB: Macky Sall – President of Senegal. • India’s Governor to AfDB Arun Jaitley chaired the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AfDB. 52nd Annual Meetings of AfDB held in Gujarat India hosted 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) from 22nd to 26th May 2017 in Gandhinagar. Governors of the Bank were from the 54 African regional member countries and 27 non-regional member countries including India. Key Points: i. Gujarat. 2017. This is the first time that the Annual Meetings of AfDB were held in . knowledge. D. Hassani – Vice President of Union of Comoros. Gujarat. It will be hosted by the Institute of the North and Finland Ministry of Economy 44 | P a g e Follow Us .S. Nauru’s Commerce.A. Nauru has ratified the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Pact. Daniel Kablan Duncan – Vice President of Republic of Cote D’Ivoire. Five more countries sign up to International Solar Alliance On May 22. Patrice Talon – President of Republic of Benin. and side events were held from 22nd to 26th May copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. • The next meeting of AfDB is scheduled to be held in Busan. Details about 52nd Annual Meetings of AfDB: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 52nd Annual Meetings of AfDB. Aaron Cook. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Ministry of External Affairs’ pilot 'e-Sanad' project for online attestation of documents was rolled out.FB. Somalia and Ghana signed the International Solar Alliance (ISA) framework agreement on the sidelines of African Development Bank (AfDB) meeting in Gandhinagar. Cote d’Ivoire. Finland from September 18- 20 2017. • Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AfDB (comprising Finance Ministers of countries) and number of official. Industry and Environment Minister handed over the ratification document to Union Finance. Comoros. 2017 Arctic Energy Summit (AES) held in Finland The 2017 Arctic Energy Summit (AES) will be held in Helsinki. Djibouti.

solar. US. North Korean missile tests. and the migration crisis. academics. • Foreign Policy discussions revolved around Syrian war. • G7 presidency rotates annually between member countries. The summit was attended by leaders of G7 countries viz. UK. v. Presidency for the year 2017 is held by Italy. Germany. energy professionals and community leaders together to collaborate and share leading approaches on Arctic energy issues. Japan and Canada as well as the representatives of European Union. iv. policy makers. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 and Employment. the global economy and the reduction of inequalities. microgrids. The theme of the Italian G7 presidency in 2017 is "Building the foundations of renewed trust. Italy 43rd G7 summit was held on May 26–27. • G7 leaders have reiterated their commitment to use all policy measures. a G7 Roadmap for Gender-Responsive Economic Environment was adopted. The 2017 Arctic Energy Summit builds on the Sustainable Development Working Group’s. to achieve sustainable. ii. climate change. hydro and tidal energy. 45 | P a g e Follow Us . The boycott by India is a diplomatic retaliation to China’s action of blocking India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and blocking UN sanctions on Pakistan-based terrorist Masood copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. balanced and inclusive growth. energy policy and regulation. geothermal. Italy. wind. and occurs during Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2017-2019). which was held in Beijing on 14th and 15th May 2017. The AES is a multi-disciplinary event expected to draw several hundred industry officials. Italy. It addresses energy as a fundamental element of the sustainable development of the Arctic." Highlights of 43rd G7 Summit: • Discussions at 43rd G7 Summit focused on foreign policy. Sicily. France. situation in Libya and Ukraine. energy finance and investment. • Acknowledging that gender equality is crucial for sustainable development. The three-day Summit will focus on a diverse set of topics. community impacts. • Leaders have agreed to put in coordinated efforts to contain the problem of large scale migration and also establish partnership with countries to address the causes of migration. iii. fiscal and structural. including: oil and gas. including monetary. 43rd G7 Summit held in Sicily. and energy security. 2017 in . scientists.FB. utilities. India skips One Belt One Road Summit in Beijing India boycotted the two-day conference on China’s "One Belt One Road" (OBOR) initiative.

on 23rd and 24th May 2017. Austria. a nonprofit think tank and was supported by TiE Dubai. 46 | P a g e Follow Us . ii.S. Mr. The summit aimed to provide a shared platform for the Startup eco system in both. a nonprofit association dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. Vietnam.Pradhan held a one-to-one meeting with Mr Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo . interaction with academia. and U. i. French President Emmanuel Macron. Start Up India Summit held In UAE A two-day ‘Startup India Summit’ was held in Abu Dhabi. co-chaired the 2 nd India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna. President Donald Trump.FB. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. 2017. India and UAE for greater collaboration.Trade Minister and Industry Minister of Philippines. the RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting was chaired by Ramon Lopez . Dharmendra Pradhan . investors and industry and for having access to funding from the venture capitalist in the UAE.except the US . 3rd RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting was held on 21-22 May 2017 in Hanoi. ♦ Indian delegation to this meeting was led by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 • G7 Taormina Statement on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism was also adopted at the 43rd G7 Summit. ♦ As Philippines is currently holding the Presidency of ASEAN. This was the first G7 summit for British Prime Minister Theresa May. ♦ Trade Ministers of all 16 RCEP countries participated in this meeting. exchange of copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. . G7 summit ends deadlocked on climate change: G7 communique released on May 27.had reaffirmed their "strong commitment" to abide by the 2015 Paris climate agreement to rein in greenhouse gas emissions.” 2nd India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue held in Vienna Austria On May 22.Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas. This summit was held by the Consul General of India (CGI) in Dubai and Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi in partnership with iSPIRIT.Secretary General of OPEC. 2017 at the conclusion of the summit stated that “all member countries .

i.) V K Singh hosted the conference. The top agenda of the meeting was terrorism. Fiji.18 billion subscribers 70th edition of World Health Assembly (WHA70) held in Geneva 70th World Health Assembly (WHA70) was held from 22nd to 31st May 2017 in Geneva. International Solar Alliance and Finding practical solutions to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) implementation. It is a 3 day programme and is scheduled from 27th to 29th September 2017. Delhi to host 3-day Indian Mobile Congress in September Union Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha has announced that the Mobile Congress 2017 (IMC 2017) in New Delhi on 31st of May. on 25th and 26th May 2017. The conference was inaugurated by Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. It was held under the framework of the Forum for India Pacific Islands Co-operation (FIPIC). The Indian telecom market is the second-largest in the world after China. Switzerland.FB. Highlights of WHA70: i. This is the first time India is all set to host its own mobile mega show. Issues discussed at ‘India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference’: Blue economy. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) was key knowledge partner. Minister of State for External Affairs. ii. Disaster preparedness Health. Turkey. The 2018 NATO summit will be held in . He also announced that India will contribute US$ 1 million to Fiji’s Trust Fund for their Presidency of COP-23 to be held in November 2017. iii. the Acting Prime Minister of Fiji. India-Pacific islands conference held in Fiji India’s Ministry of External Affairs hosted the 'India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference’ in Suva. iii. iv. ii. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. ii. Dr Margaret Chan gave her last address as Director-General of the WHO. More Information about ‘India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference’: i. with her tenure coming to an end. 2017. ii. It is also expected that NATO is to join the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition (IS). The main aim is to fight against Islamist terrorism. Gen. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 2017 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit held in Belgium The 28th edition of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit has started in Brussels Belgium on May 24 and 25. Member States of WHO. iii. Adaptation-mitigation practices for climate change. (Dr. elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director- 47 | P a g e Follow Us . India has a total subscriber base of over 1. iv.

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General of WHO.
iii. Delegates at the World Health Assembly approved the organization’s proposed
programme budget of US$ 4421.5 million for the biennium, which includes a 3% (or US$ 28
million) increase in Member State assessed contributions for 2018–2019.

G20 Labour & Employment Ministers’ meet held in Germany
G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet was held in Bad Neuenahr, Germany from 18-
19 May 2017.Germany chaired the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet, as it currently
holds the G20 presidency.
• The meeting focused on the theme “Towards an Inclusive Future – Shaping the
World of Work”.
• Topics discussed in the meeting were geared towards achieving the G20’s common goal
of strong, sustainable and balanced growth.
• A G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Declaration was adopted at the end of
this meeting, which will be presented at G20 Summit scheduled to be held in
Hamburg, Germany on 7th and 8th July 2017.
Dattatreya advocates policy interventions aimed at incentivizing MSMEs at G20 forum in
The Indian delegation to G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet in Germany was led
by Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. He was accompanied by Labour Secretary M
Sathiyavathy and other senior officials.
• At G20 forum in Germany, Dattatreya advocated policy interventions aimed at promoting
labour mobility for skilled youth, incentivizing MSMEs as well as responsibility of
developed states in the Global Supply Chains for capacity building, skill development and
technology transfer to promote more inclusive and fair globalization.

Indore is India’s cleanest city, UP’s Gonda dirtiest: Swachh Bharat survey
On May 4, 2017 Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu released 3rd edition of the
Swachh Survekshan which ranked 434 Indian cities on various cleanliness parameters. Indore in
Madhya Pradesh emerged as the cleanest city and Gonda in Uttar Pradesh ranked at the
bottom as the dirtiest city.
Data for compiling the rankings were provided by municipal corporations and independent
assessors. Quality Council of India deployed 421 assessors for on the spot assessment of
17,500 locations in 434 cities and towns.

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Top 10 Clean Cities - Swachh Survekshan 2017:
Rank Cities
1st Indore – Madhya Pradesh
2nd Bhopal – Madhya Pradesh
3rd Visakhapatnam – Andhra Pradesh
4th Surat – Gujarat
5 Mysuru – Karnataka
6th Tiruchirapally – Tamil Nadu
7th NDMC – Delhi
8 Navi Mumbai – Maharashtra
9th Tirupathi – Andhra Pradesh
10th Vadodara – Gujarat

Bottom 10 Cities – Swachh Survekshan 2017:
Rank Cities
434th Gonda – Uttar Pradesh
433rd Bhusawal – Maharashtra
432nd Bagaha – Bihar
431st Hardoi – Uttar Pradesh
430th Katihar – Bihar
429th Bahraich – Uttar Pradesh
428th Muktsar – Punjab
427th Abohar – Punjab
426th Shahjahanpur – Uttar Pradesh
425th Khurja – Uttar Pradesh

Highlights of Swachh Survekshan 2017:
Mysuru, which was holding the top spot since past two surveys, slipped to No. 5 position this time.
• 50 out of 62 cities of Uttar Pradesh in the survey ranked below 300. 5 out of bottom 10
cities are of Uttar Pradesh.
• Varanasi, which is PM Modi’s contituency has registered a meteoric rise in rankings. In
2014, it ranked 418th, in 2016 it ranked 65th and in 2017 it ranked 32nd.
• Cities of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh have been best performers in terms of
improvement in rankings.
• West Bengal State Govt. did not participate in Swachh Sarvekshan 2017, thus its cities
have not been ranked.

Hinduja brothers top United Kingdom annual rich list
As per latest edition of Sunday Times Rich List, Indian-origin Hinduja Brothers (Srichand
Hinduja and Gopichand Hinduja) have topped the 2017 list of the richest people in the United
Kingdom (UK). Their estimated fortune stood at £16.2 billion marking a £3.2 billion hike over
previous year’s estimate.
i. Besides Hinduja Brothers, 40 other Indian-Origin Tycoons are on Sunday Times Rich List.
India-born entrepreneurial brothers, David and Simon Reuben have ranked 3rd on the list with a
fortune of £14 billion.

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India to clock 7.1 per cent GDP this year, 7.5 per cent in 2018: UN report
As per 'The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017' released by UN
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Indian economy is
expected to register 7.1% GDP growth in 2017 and 7.5% in 2018.
• The survey was launched by ESCAP Executive Secretary Shamshad Akhtar in Bangkok.
Growth Outlook for India:
The survey has forecasted 7.1% growth for Indian economy in 2017. The growth will come on the
back of increased Government spending on infrastructure projects and remonetisation activity by
Reserve Bank of India, which is expected to restore consumption patterns.
• For 2017-18 the inflation is expected to be in the range of 3-5.5%, which breaches the
official target of 4.5-5.0%.
• Gross non performing asset (NPA) ratio in public sector banks, which reached 12%
level in 2016, has been identified as biggest downside risk to growth of Indian economy.
The survey has highlighted the need for ‘bank re-capitalisation’.
• The survey also noted that despite broader fiscal tightening, capital
expenditure under Union Budget 2017-18 has been 25% higher as compared to
previous year’s budget.
Growth Outlook for Asia-Pacific Region:
• Asia-Pacific region’s developing economies are expected to grow at 0% in 2017 as
compared to 4.9% in 2016. For 2018, the forecasted growth rate is 5.1%.
• The survey has maintained an overall moderate growth outlook for Asia-Pacific
economies. However it states that these economies are vulnerable to global uncertainties
and protectionist policies adopted by certain nations in international trade. Any radical
increase in these factors can reduce the regional growth in 2017 by 1.2%.

India betters ranking in international tourist arrivals
India has ranked 24th in terms of International Tourist Arrivals (ITA) for 2014 and 2015 as
pre revised rankings of World Tourism Barometer by World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Inclusion of arrivals of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs):
It is to be noted that earlier, India ranked 41st and 40th in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
However, on inclusion of non- resident Indians among international tourists, India leaped up 16
places to rank at 24th.
• Including arrivals of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs),India’s share in international tourist
arrivals (ITA) for 2015 has increased to 1.12% from 0.68% before inclusion.
Travel and Tourism Sector in India:
• This sector generated Rs 14.1 trillion in 2016 which is equivalent to 6% of India's GDP.
• 3 million Jobs were created in travel and tourism sector of India in 2016.

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com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ . on healthcare index India has ranked 154th among 195 countries on healthcare index in Lancet medical journal’s report titled 'Global Burden of Disease'. and maternal or neonatal disorders are some of the diseases for which death rate was tracked. India ranks at 154. This marks a jump of 12 spots as compared to 52nd rank in previous edition of this index.7 Bangladesh 51. Performance of India’s Neighbouring countries: Country Index Score China 74 Sri Lanka 72.8.5% - the fastest amongst G20 countries. India's Travel and Tourism sector registered a growth of 8. the inequality between the best and worst performing countries has widened.8 Pakistan 43. rheumatic heart disease.1 points as compared to 1990. 2017. This marks an improvement of one spot as compared to 3rd rank in 2016.1 51 | P a g e Follow Us .7 Nepal 50. i. This initiative is in direction to realise a larger vision of wherein renewable energy will account for 40% of installed capacity by year 2040. tetanus and measles. • For the year 2016.FB.8 Bhutan 52. whooping cough. based on death rates from 32 diseases that could be avoided by effective medical care. • Tuberculosis. diphtheria. Performance of countries was assessed for a period of 25 years from 1990-2015. • This study has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. the sector accounts for 3% of total jobs in India. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 • Overall. diabetes. treatable cancer. which marks an improvement of 14. released in 2015. hypertensive heart disease. chronic kidney disease. India maintained its upward trajectory on the index on account of Central Government’s programme to build 175 GW in renewable energy generation by year 2022. • India’ index score was 44. ii. India Ranked 2nd In EY Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index Indian has ranked 2nd among 40 countries on ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index’ 2017 released by Ernst and Young (EY). below Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. • India ranked 40th on Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI). Highlights of ‘Global Burden of Disease': Even though healthcare quality and access has improved over 25 years.

Bihar's Darbhanga dirtiest As per the report of a survey carried out by the Quality Council of India. 2017. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 India ageing gradually. the report mentioned that out of 47 lakh subscribers. Highlights of “Financial Security for India’s Elderly—The Imperatives” Report: Currently 9% of Indian population is above the age of . providing income security to the ageing population. only 14% of domestic savings are placed in pension and provident funds.and local-currency rating at 52 | P a g e Follow Us . people are not able to afford these contributions. i. • The report has identified that increasing the penetration of pension products via voluntary pension schemeshas been the biggest challenge due to the huge size of the unorganised sector. almost 49% have subscribed for Rs 1. This was the 3rd such survey aimed at ascertaining cleanliness at rail premises. • Considering the current situation as an ideal one. Major chunk of this comes from organised section.FB. PFRDA As per a joint report titled “Financial Security for India’s Elderly—The Imperatives” from CRISIL and pension regulator Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA). Railway station survey .com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. by 2050 every 5th Indian will be in their 60s as against every 12th at present. every 5th person to be 60+ by 2050 – CRISIL. The report of the survey was released by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on May 17. pooling long-term funds for growth-driving sectors of Indian economy and will also boost the liquidity in capital market.000 pension (lowest range) and about 37% for Rs 5.Andhra's Visakhapatnam cleanest. Visakhapatnam railway station in Andhra Pradesh has been adjudged as the cleanest. PFRDA has highlighted the need to develop the under-penetrated pension market in India.000(highest range). ii. • Referring to Atal Pension Yojana.The report inferred that despite pension amounts being low. The survey is a part of ‘Swachh Rail’ campaign. • PFRDA Chairman Hemant G Contractorhas mentioned that promotion and development of a pension system will accomplish several objectives viz. • Currently. which will rise to 19. whereas Darbhanga railway station in Bihar is the dirtiest among busiest stations in India. Fitch affirms India's sovereign rating at 'BBB-' Global agency Fitch Ratings has affirmed India's long-term foreign.4% by year 2050.

Asia. . Yusuff Ali.9 billion revenue. Indian Government ranked 147 among 184 countries on this parameter. Indians 6th biggest private spenders on health among low-middle income nations According to an India Spend analysis of two recent studies by The Lancet. Middle East and Africa. 53 | P a g e Follow Us .com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Fitch also mentioned that Indian government’s budgeted INR 700 billion capital injection into banks between FY16 and FY19 will be sufficient. In India spending on Public Health was 3% of total health spending in 2014. Indians were the 6th biggest private spenders on health in the low-middle income group of 50 nations in year 2014. Yusuff Ali has featured in Forbes Middle East annual ranking of the top 100 Indian Business Owners.1% in FY16. as the average for these countries was 2%.FB.9% in FY17. ii. The Global average for the same was 55% for 2014.13. 15 out of the top 50 executives work in banking and financial services companies. • One way ticket on local transport costs $0. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 'BBB. a British medical journal. Sanjeev Chadha has featured in Forbes Middle East annual ranking of Top 50 Indians in Executive Management. real estate and construction sectors. iii. 24 of the companies represented by the top 50 executives generate revenue of over USD 1 billion. The top 10 business owners generate up to USD 28. i. whereas Pepsico CEO.31 in Bengaluru as compared all 22 tech cities average of $2. Bengaluru ranked world's most affordable tech city As per Savills Tech Cities 2017 rankings. whereas some of them come from retail. Bengaluru has been adjudged as the most affordable city having the lowest cost of living out of 22 tech cities across the world. Assessment of Cost of Living in Bengaluru: • The mainstream weekly residential rent in Bengaluru is $236 which is much cheaper as compared to all 22 tech cities average of $368. Fitch forecasts India’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth to accelerate to 7. from 7. India ranked 39th.Among the 50 lower-middle- income countries. i. i. The agency expects India’s current-account balance to narrow to -0. Sanjeev Chadha Among Top 100 Indian Business Leaders Owner of LuLu Hypermarket chain in Middle East. The agency has revealed “stable” outlook for the country’s ratings.7% in FY17 and FY18. Most of the top 100 business owners in the Forbes ranking own diversified conglomerates. iv. • Established tech firm office rent in Bengaluru is $12 per square feet as compared to all 22 tech cities average of $53 per square feet. ii.

Sweden 2 San Francisco. Despite topping on the factor of cost of living. Denmark 17 Hong Kong 8 Boston. Bengaluru’s Rankings in Categories: • Business Environment: This category evaluates investment avenues and established R&D facilities. US 13 Seattle.FB. • Talent Pool: This category evaluates immigration and talent attractiveness and higher education opportunities. New York ranked first in this category • Tech Environment: This category evaluates size and value of tech infrastructure. ii. Buenos Aires is the least expensive whereas Tokyo is the most expensive for owning Real Estate. US 4 London. US 11 Stockholm. civic amenities. Reducing the procedural steps for the issuing new connection. Ireland 3 New York. This marks a remarkable jump of 73 places from 99th rank in 2014. night life. Bengaluru ranked 19th out of 22 cities. Germany 19 Santiago. v. Japan 9 copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Chile 10 Singapore 20 Bengaluru. UK 14 Melbourne. Netherlands 15 Tel Aviv. Berlin ranked first in this category. entertainment avenues and cost of living. Bengaluru ranked 17th. pollution levels. equality in pay. healthcare facilities. San Francisco ranked first in this category • City Buzz and Wellness: This category evaluates urban environment. Amendment of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) regulations for installing transformers (up to 500KVA) on double-pole structures. • Real Estate Cost: Bengaluru has ranked 5th. Bengaluru ranked 21st.: i. India India jumps up 73 places in ease of getting electricity India has ranked 26th in World Bank's electricity accessibility ranking for the current year. Canada 16 Seoul. Australia 5 Amsterdam. Setting up online portals enabling customers to apply for connections without the need for physical . Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 It is to be noted that cost of living does not include the property cost. Overall Ranking of 20 Tech Cities: Overall Rank Tech City Overall Rank Tech City 1 Austin. Changing tariff regulations and Rationalizing low tension tariff. 18 Tokyo. Boston ranked first in this category. South Korea 7 Copenhagen. Bengaluru ranked lowest at 22nd in this category. 54 | P a g e Follow Us . Israel 6 Toronto. Waiver of approval from electrical inspector for 11kV installations by Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) and allowing self-certification by DISCOM engineers. This improvement has been on account of following initiatives taken by Indian Govt. US 12 Dublin. Cost of living is one of the parameter under the category of City Buzz and Wellness. iii. iv.

Punjab emerged as the best performer. The survey was based on 10 themes. Bihar last in Public Affairs Index Kerala has secured first rank and Bihar has ranked last on this year’s Public Affairs Index (PAI).N. 2017 Dalits. • In the category of essential infrastructure. Maharashtra. Muslims worst off. Telangana. Haryana and Punjab are lagging the most on this theme. i. Director of Public Affairs Centre (PAC) G. and Punjab are the top three states. Adivasis.FB. • Tamil Nadu is the best performer on three themes viz. Highlights of Public Affairs Index Survey: In the overall rankings of large states. Haryana and Maharashtraare the worst performers on this theme. Jharkhand (17th) and Odisha (16th) – ranked at the same position even in copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. • In the category of women and children. Jharkhand. 55 | P a g e Follow Us . • Among 12 small States (states having population of less than two crore). maintaining law and order. • In Support to Human Development. • It was released by former Chief Justice of India M. Gurucharan and former Chief Secretary of Rajasthan C. Venkatachaliah. Adivasis. Himachal Pradesh secured the first rank whereas Meghalaya ranked at last position (12th). delivery of justice and environment. Kerala was followed by Tamil Nadu at second position and Gujarat at third position.K. The report has observed that Dalits. Assam and Madhya Pradesh. and persons with disabilities and age- related vulnerabilities are the groups which have consistently been most prone to exclusion from any developments and advancements. women and Muslims have not been properly implemented. • This year’s bottom three large states . Kerala tops. Muslims. Kerala.Bihar (18th). Mathew were also present at the . Former Karnataka Lokayukta N. Adivasis and Muslims continue to be the worst-hit communities in terms of exclusion from access to public goods. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Dalits. Measures decided for the benefit of Dalits. ii. compiled on basis of a survey by Bengaluru-based think-tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC). Madhya Pradesh and Assam are the bottom three states. says Indian Exclusion Report As per 2016 Indian Exclusion Report (IXR) released by the Centre for Equity Studies (CES) in New Delhi on May 10. 26 focus subjects and 82 indicators. Kerala ranked first followed by Odisha and Karnataka. • Top three slots in implementation of social protection policies were taken up by Kerala. Santosh Hegde. whereas Uttar Pradesh.

Mumbai. This list has been compiled by real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).4 million people in India were internally displaced due to conflict. 1 in economic freedom. Nine Indian Cities in JLL’s Global 300 List – In Terms of Economic Size: City Rank Mumbai 17 Delhi 22 Kolkata 63 Bengaluru 75 Chennai 81 Ahmedabad 92 Surat 111 Pune 116 Hyderabad 147 India Ranks Third Highest Globally In Internal Displacement Numbers: Report As per Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) 2016. The data was released by the International Stainless Steel Forum at a annual conference 56 | P a g e Follow Us . ♦ Out of 2.6 million displacements. . Internal Displacement in India: ♦ With 2. 7 other Indian cities in JLL's global 300 Mumbai. violence and disasters in 2016. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 • In fiscal management.4 displacement million) and the Philippines(5. Delhi and 7 other Indian cities have featured in the list of top 300 global cities which are the focus of commercial activity and interest. India becomes second largest steel producer in the world According to the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) in May 2017 India overtook Japan to become the second-largest steel producer in the world in 2016. whereas its neighbour Andhra Pradesh is at the bottom of the list. whereas Nitish Kumar’s Bihar ranked last in this category. New York has ranked copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. On Commercial Attraction Index. i. whereas in terms of Economic Size.000 people were displaced as a result of conflict and violence.9 million). about 796. Key Points: i.FB.Telangana topped the list. Tokyo has ranked 1st.4 million people displaced in 2016. • PM Modi’s home state Gujarat is No. ♦ Monsoon season floods in Bihar between mid-July and October led to more than 1. released by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). India ranked third globally after China (7. ii. nearly 2.4 million.

followed by India's financial capital Mumbai.100 people per square kilometre was ranked seventh. 2nd Most Complex in Asia-Pacific .Deloitte Survey As per the Asia Pacific Tax Complexity Survey conducted by professional services firm. India has the second most complex taxation system in the Asia-Pacific Region. Japan. Indonesia at 9th place with a density of 9. iii. .700 people per square kilometre at the second place. Kota among world's most crowded cities says WEF Two Indian cities Mumbai and Kota have been named among the world's most crowded cities.0 million tons achieved in 2015.600.32 million tons for 2016.500 people per square kilometer. The respondents were asked to give their views on the current and anticipated tax environment for their respective countries. • Mumbai has a population density of 31. 57 | P a g e Follow Us . • Kota in Rajasthan with 12. • Medellin in Columbia ranked third with 19.700 people per square kilometer followed by Manila at the 4th place with a density of 14. • Nigeria at 6th place with a density of 13. According to World Economic Forum (WEF) citing UN Habitat data the list is topped by Dhaka. This outcome is based on a survey of over 300 financial and tax executives in 20 countries across Asia copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. • Dhaka has a population density of 44.200. Morocco at 5th place with a density of 14. • Jakarta. registering a 102 per cent growth over previous fiscal iv. v.800. Top 5 Asia-Pacific Countries in terms of Tax Complexity: Rank Country 1st China 2nd India 3rd Japan 4th Australia 5th Indonesia Mumbai. Deloitte. • Casablanca. In 2016-17 India became net exporter of steel with 8. The top producer of the steel of the world in the year 2016 is China. India's Tax Laws. The data showed a growth of about 9 per cent over 3. 147 of these respondents have business operations in India.2 MT of exports. • Singapore at 8th place with a density of 10.300. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 in Tokyo. India’s stainless steel production rose to 3.200. • Dhaka is the most crowded city on the planet.

58 | P a g e Follow Us . • The HDFC rank is 7thin the list. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Taj Mahal only Indian monument to figure in top 10 global landmarks Taj Mahal is the only Indian monument which has featured in the list of top 10 Global Landmarks. • State Bank of India was ranked 149 on the list. Taj Mahal secured second position. • Out of 56 companies.000 largest and most powerful public companies HDFC is ranked 404th while it is at tenth position among Indian . Taj Mahal has secured 5th position on this list. 22 public sector lenders have been named in the regional banks category. • The Capital One Financial and Visa in the 2nd and 3rd place. • Total 58 Indian companies appeared in the overall Forbes Global 2000 list. Traveller’s Choice Top 10 Global Landmarks: Rank Landmark Country 1st Angkor Wat in Siem Reap Cambodia 2nd Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi UAE rd 3 Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba Spain 4th St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Italy 5th Taj Mahal in Agra India th 6 Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St Petersburg Russia 7th Great Wall at Mutianyu in Beijing China 8th Machu Picchu Peru th 9 Plaza de Espana Spain 10th Duomo di Milano Italy In the list of top Asian Landmarks. • Reliance Industries ranked 1st among Indian firms. Traveller’s Choice Top 10 Asian Landmarks: Rank Landmark Country 1st Angkor Wat in Siem Reap Cambodia nd 2 Taj Mahal in Agra India 3rd Great Wall at Mutianyu in Beijing China 4th Temple of the Reclining Buddha Thailand th 5 Fushimi Inari in Kyoto Japan 6th Petronas Twin Towers Malaysia 7th Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon Myanmar th 8 Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 9th The Grand Palace Thailand 10th Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto Japan HDFC among top 10 consumer financial services companies globally HDFC is the only Indian company to be named among the top 10 consumer financial services companies in the world. by Traveller’s Choice. HDFC is among top 10 consumer financial services sector on a Forbes list companies globally. • The list is topped by global major American copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. • Among the world’s list of 2.FB. • There are total 56 Indian companies on the list.

com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. which has revealed that during 2001 and 2011. Number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children hits 'record high' – UNICEF On May 18. up from 66.FB. there was a 116% increase in women graduates. ii. Stewart Butterfield of United States (3rd). United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) mentioned that number of children travelling alone has increased five–fold since year 2010. participation level of women in Indian workforce has been dropping since year 2005. despite having 42% women who are graduates. i. • Report has estimated that if women participation increased. a Reliance Industries Chairman has topped the Forbes list of ‘Global Game Changers’. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 India ranks 120th among 131 nations in women workforce. The report has outlined that those women who are moving out of the agriculture are not being able to find jobs in other sectors. The top 3 spots in the list have been occupied by: Mukesh Ambani of India (1st).000 unaccompanied and separated children. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are having better numbers than India. • Indian services and industry sector have less than 20% women in workforce. says World Bank report As per ‘India Development Report’ released by World Bank on May 29. compared to a 65% increase for men. who is credited for creating Africa’s largest retail empire. abuse and exploitation”. the women participation in workforce is only 27%. Most 59 | P a g e Follow Us . India ranks 120th among 131 countries in terms of women participation in the workforce. 75. • This information is even more worrisome in backdrop of Census 2011 data. India’s potential GDP growth rate can rise by one percentage point.000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in some 80 countries in the combined years of 2015 and 2016. • The report has highlighted that women entrepreneurs typically create more job opportunities for women. In India. Amnon Shashua of Israel (2nd). which is much lower as compared to China and Brazil where it is in the range of 65-70%. The oldest person to feature on the list is Christo Wiese.000 in 2010 and . Ziv Aviram. Highlights of UNICEF Report: Out of the 300. Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes list of Global Game Changers Mukesh Ambani. 170000 sought asylum in Europe. but in India the number of such women entrepreneurs itself is low. • In India. 2017. 2017. In this context. agriculture sector offers more jobs to women as compared to services and industry. Women participation in the Indian workforce: As per the report. According to the new UNICEF report titled “A Child is a Child: Protecting children on the move from violence. neighbouring countries. at least 300.

2017 has been fixed at 6. Reserve Bank of India announced that rate of interest on the Floating Rate copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. RBI makes substantial changes in norms for dealing with stressed loans The Reserve Bank of India has released a notification through which it has introduced substantial changes in norms for dealing with stressed . Gambia. In addition to this. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 of them arrived in Europe by undertaking a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. • This rate is the average rate of the implicit yields (computed by considering 365 days in a year) at the cut-off prices of the last three auctions of Government of India 182 day Treasury Bills held up to May 7. • 92% of children who arrived by boat in Italy in 2016 and early 2017 came unaccompanied. • This move comes on the back of Government’s ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act which has authorised RBI to issue directions to any banking company or banking companies to initiate insolvency resolution process in respect of a default under the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). Major Changes introduced by RBI for dealing with stressed loans: • To enable timely decision making. • Children account for approximately 28% of trafficking victims globally.30% per annum. • The report also mentioned that as much as 20% of smugglers have links to human trafficking networks. Earlier the decision for CAP depended upon agreement by a minimum of 75% of creditors by value and 60% by number. 2017. 2017. • Sub-Saharan Africa and Central America and the Caribbean have the highest share of children among detected trafficking victims at 64% and 62% respectively. Nigeria. the board of the bank should also empower their executives to implement the decision without any approval. 2016. 2017 to November 6. 60 | P a g e Follow Us . They migrated from African nations of Eritrea.FB. • Banks should implement the decision of JLP within the stipulated time of 90 days. RBI has been decided that. • About 100000 children were counted at US-Mexico border. 2024 On May 5. Egypt and Guinea. now onwards the decisions agreed upon by a minimum of 60% of creditors by value and 50% of creditors by number in the Joint Lender’s Forum (JLF) would be considered as the basis for deciding the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) under the 'Framework for Revitalising Distressed Assets in the Economy’. 2024 (FRB 2024) for the half year May 7. • The banks have been directed to provide appropriate mandates to their representative on JLF for implementing the decisions. BANKING & FINANCE RBI announces rate of interest on Floating Rate Bonds.

Tachyloans is a credit scoring model which is used to assess the creditworthiness of applicants. Andhra Pradesh is one of the first states to be selected for this programme. India is the second largest shareholder of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) after China. and qualifies them through their credit decision model. iii.5 percent per annum. iii. iii. i. The much-awaited ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act was announced by President Pranab Mukherjee. iv. FinMomenta launches peer-to-peeronline lending platform Tachyloans Singapore based Fintech startup FinMomenta has announced the launch of Tachyloans. $770 billion Worth of Black Money entered into India during 2005-2014: GFI As per a latest report titled ‘Illicit Financial Flows to and from Developing Countries: 2005- 61 | P a g e Follow Us .com . ii. AIIB grants $160 million for Andhra Pradesh power project Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved $ 160 million loan for a power project in Andhra Pradesh. v. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 President promulgates ordinance on empowering RBI on bad loans resolution To initiate insolvency proceedings for the recovery of bad loans the government gave wide-ranging legislative powers to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to issue directions to lenders. v. medical loans and wedding loans besides personal loans. 2016. i. ii. Under this Reserve Bank to issue directions to any banking companies to initiate insolvency resolution process in respect of a default under the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). i. Its aim is to strengthen the power transmission and distribution system in Andhra copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. ii. It is a first digital lending platform in India for individuals as well as businesses. It verifies by using the KYC (Know Your Customer) documentation provided. Borrowers can avail loan at lower interest rates starting from 11. road infrastructure and textiles. It provides products like education loans. It helps in improving system reliability and also helps in improving the commercial performance of the state’s distribution companies. It provides the fastest digital lending platform in India. steel. iv. Non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans of public sector banks (PSBs) have reached at a very high level over Rs 6 lakh crore in sectors such as power. DJ Pandian is the Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of the AIIB.

It provide services like doorstep banking. i. ADB forecast 7.500 billion during the 10-year period. Pimpri. the inflow of black money was about $101 billion while the outflow was $ 23 billion. After taking into account inputs from the Finance and Environment ministries from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. iii. The four locations are Swargate. It offers savings bank account with no charges for minimum balance. iii. ii. Green bonds help to meet an ambitious target India has of building 175 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity by 2022. It is projected by ADB that India market is more deregulated and have open the paths to welcoming to FDIs. iv.FB. iv.The rules have been finalised by the SEBI. The inflow of $ 770 billion was 14% and outflow of $165 billion was 3% of India’s total trade of $ 5. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 2014’ compiled by US-based think tank Global Financial Integrity (GFI). access to biometric ATMs and Aadhar enabled debit cards. ii. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank commences operations in Pune Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has started its operations in Pune.4 percent growth for Indian Economy this Fiscal Asian Development Bank predicts 7.6% growth for next year. 62 | P a g e Follow Us . ii. SEBI finalises norms for listing of Green bonds Securities and Exchange Board of India has finalised norms for issuance and listing of green bonds. It will help in raising funds from capital markets for investment in the renewable energy. ADB Predicts 7. i. The report stated that during 2014 alone. ii. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. The overall export performance of India is also become positive day by day. i. It has started its operations from 4 locations. A green bond is like debt instrument issued by an entity for raising funds from investors. One of the reasons of Asian economies growth is that they have enjoyed from open free trade system. mobile.1% in the fiscal year. Akurdi and Hadapsar. an estimated $770 billion in black money entered India while $165 billion exited the country during 2005-2014.4% in the current fiscal year 2017-18 and 7. Its total branches now come to 30 across the . i. internet and phone banking.

currently engaged in the bill payment activities covered under ambit of BBPS can participate either as Bharat Bill Payment Operating Units (BBPOUs) or as an agent of an authorised BBPOU." Edelweiss Tokio launches India's first insurance that can be bought at PoS Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance has launched India’s first insurance product that can be bought at a point of sale (PoS). The extension is for those companies intending to become an agent of an authorised Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU) or wants to exit the business of bill payments iii. ii. iii. RBI extends BBPS deadline by seven months On May 9. for implementation of BBPS. investors can invest up to Rs 50. It is the first product to be approved by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India's guidelines on point of sale-life insurance products. banks and non-bank entities. Moreover it should be very simple to understand. i. In the guidelines. the benefits have to be predefined and disclosed upfront at the time of sale itself. 12 each in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and 11 in Rajasthan among others. These include 16 in Gujarat. As per the guidelines issued on November 28. The product has been named ‘PoS Saral Nivesh’.com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. 2017. i. 14 each in Maharashtra and Madhya . 2017. ii. The 100 villages which have been transformed into 'ICICI Digital Villages' are located across 17 states in India. ICICI Bank said it has made 100 villages digitally-enabled in 2017 and plans to transform 500 more by the year-end. SEBI allows subscription to MF schemes through e-wallets Securities markets regulator Sebi has permitted subscription to mutual fund (MF) schemes through e-wallets.000 per MF per financial year 63 | P a g e Follow Us . 2014. In November 2016. 2017. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the deadline for companies undertaking billing business under the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) by seven months to December 31. i. it has been directed that for all PoS products. i. According to Sebi's guidelines. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ICICI to make 600 villages digitally-enabled in 2017 On May 2.FB. The extension has been granted on account of difficulties expressed by various entities in meeting the deadline. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India had issued ‘Guidelines on Point of Sales – Life Insurance Products’ in order to facilitate access to insurance products for general public and increase the overall penetration of insurance. ii. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the 100 ICICI digital villages and said "The ICICI initiative should be followed by other banks in rural areas.

PRIME Database is India's first database that works for the primary capital market covering fund raising by the Indian corporate sector and the Government through equity. iv. The NHAI Masala Bonds issue was launched by Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on May 11. Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari launches NHAI's first masala bond in UK The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has raised Rs.845 organisations to open their accounts in banks having core banking facilities. It is the largest ever 5-year issuance and also the largest inaugural transaction so far in the masala bond . in London. DIPAM launches online investor facilitation platform The Finance Ministry has set up an "Investor Facilitation Platform". MFs/AMCs shall ensure that e-wallet issuers shall not offer any incentives such as cashback. voucher. Owing to positive response from investors. MFs/AMCs shall ensure that only amounts loaded into e-wallet through cash or debit card or net banking. ii. Funds raised through these Masala Bonds will be used for constructing roads and transport infrastructure in India. Government asks NGOs to open bank accounts in core banking format In a bid to keep a check on "errant" NGOs. especially those receiving foreign funding. 3000 crore through Masala Bonds at London Stock Exchange. can be used for subscription to MF schemes. whichever is lower. iii. in India or abroad. 1500 crore. Union Home Ministry has asked as many as 5. the issue size was raised to Rs. LIC Housing Finance Launches New Home Loan Product Griha Siddhi' LIC Housing Finance launches new home loan product Griha Siddhi 64 | P a g e Follow Us . MFs/ AMCs can offer IAF only in liquid schemes of the MF. banks. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 through e-wallets. i. 3000 crore. ♦This decision was taken as it was detected that most of the NGOs have accounts in cooperative banks or State Govt. The monetary limit under IAF shall be Rs 50. 2017. Initially.These bonds will give 3% annual returns to investors. ii. It will provide information about stocks of public sector units. i. This will enable security agencies to have real-time access to all relevant details. v. iii.000 or 90 per cent of latest value of investment in the scheme. The platform that launched by the DIPAM is developed and maintained by PRIME Database. ii. which do not have core banking facility. debt or securitization.FB. issue size of NHAI Masala Bonds was copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.

ii. The bank will be called Fincare Small Finance Bank. Under this new pact the GNLU will introduce a new course on International Financial Services Centre. RBI restricts loss making IDBI Bank from hiring.It will start from June 2017. ii. All categories require Rs 5. to charge ATM withdrawals at Rs 25 State Bank of India the country's largest public sector lender has announced that it will start levying charges of Rs 25 for every withdrawal done at its automated teller machine or ATM kiosks. opening branches and giving big ticket loans. Griha Siddhi will offer loans for .000. Rs 2. The bank has also mentioned that it will also charge the amount for exchange of "sullied" notes worth and above Rs copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. iii. i. opening branches. and will additionally offer products such as gold loans and affordable housing loans. ii. i. IFSC at GIFT inks pact with GNLU to start course on IFSC regulations India's first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and International Finance-Tec City (GIFT) signed an agreement with Gujarat National Law University (GNLU). purchase of house or flat and repairs or renovation to the existing properties.000 and Rs 1. Disha Microfin gets final nod from RBI for Small Finance Bank Disha Microfin has received the final license from Reserve Bank on 12th of May to operate as a small finance bank. For women borrowers a special interest rate of 35 per cent for loans up to Rs 25 lakh. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 i. Rs 3. ii. The Bank will start operations from July this year. IDBI Bank is the first bank against which the revised PCA has been implored. SBI revises service charges. It will offer interest rate of 40 per cent up to Rs 25 lakh and for loans up to Rs 1 crore the interest rate will be 8.000. opening branches The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated an action on IDBI Bank that will restrict bank from hiring.000. It aims to collaborate on efforts for Skill Development in the field of International Financial Services & Regulations. i.. 65 | P a g e Follow Us .FB. i. The directions from the RBI is aimed at ensuring that the bank takes measures to cut down its losses by reducing expenses and recovering problem loans from hiring. Its main focus will be on the priority sector and retail segments.000 minimum balance to be maintained to avoid suspension of the accounts.50 per cent per annum for the borrowers. ii.

India’s growth is expected to 7. Kotak Mahindra Bank enabled end to end trade financing for one of its clients by applying the blockchain technology. will restrict the restoration of investment cycle in the country. i. iii. time for processing the letter of credit (LC) reduced from 20-30 days to few hours.6% projection made in January 2017.5% in 2017.7% in 2018-2019. Exact details about PCA have not been revealed by UCO Bank. Asia will see a rise in growth from 5. ii.IMF The International Monetary Fund has predicted India to grow at 7.3% as compared to 7. By utilising the blockchain . ii. The new launch is an innovative customer loyalty platform that provides online and offline shoppers on which shoppers can avail cash-back offers with personalized merchant deals.2 per cent in the 2017-18 fiscal year. i. but it may include business restrictions such as restrictions on big-ticket lending and branch expansion. i. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 India to grow at 7. i. Cashkaro. ii. Kotak Mahindra Bank enables blockchain based trade financing operation In a first of its kind transaction in India. Yes Bank along with CashKaro will launch the Card Linked Offers pan India. i. UCO bank is the second Bank after IDBI Bank against which PCA has been invoked by RBI. After the recent revision of the "prompt corrective action" framework. For this transaction Kotak Mahindra Bank had partnered 66 | P a g e Follow Us .com ties up with YES Bank to launch card-linked offers Private sector bank Yes Bank announced its tie-up with Cashkaro to launch India’s first Card Linked Offers (CLO) cash-back proposition. The main challenge before the Indian economy will be to improve agricultural productivity. UCO Bank faces business restrictions from RBI Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated "prompt corrective action" (PCA) on Kolkata- based public sector lender UCO Bank on account of high bad loans and negative return on copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.7% projection made in January 2017. However.9% as compared to 7. The report mentioned that stressed balance sheets in Indian banking sector. ii.3% in 2016 to 5.2017” report. It is a fully automated program removing the need for additional coupon codes and merchant integrations. According to the report. India’s GDP Growth Forecast for 2017 Revised Downward by UN As per United Nations’ “World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid.7 per cent in 2018-19 .FB. India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for FY 2017 has been revised downwards to 7. GDP growth forecast for FY 2018 has been revised upwards to 7. India is one of the countries that have excellently performing reforms.

HDFC Life will offer its leading range of individual life . It includes selling of life assurance and other insurance products and services by banking institutions. • Industry is expected to grow by 9% in 2017-18. extreme range has been mentioned as 1.9% copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. It aims to distribute its individual life insurance products to the private lender’s customers. Highlights of FICCI’s Economic Outlook Survey: • Services sector is expected to grow by 4% in 2017-18. average growth in IIP has been forecasted at 0%. 67 | P a g e Follow Us . Economy to grow at 7. The survey has also mentioned minimum level of 7. ii.5% minimum and 6.FB. LC is a written commitment to pay by buyer’s/importer’s bank to seller’s/exporter’s bank. It is applicable to all domestic scheduled commercial banks except Regional Rural Banks. According to RBI norms banks need to open atleast 25 per cent of their banking outlets in a year in unbanked rural centres. i. • For FY 2017-18. cash depositing counters and mobile branches will not be treated as banking outlets. iii. • This survey was conducted during March and April 2017.8% maximum. • Wholesale Price Inflation (WPI) has been projected at 5% with a minimum and maximum range of 3.6% and 5. JP Morgan Singapore was the partner bank. However.3% respectively. RBI issues new branch expansion norms To promote financial inclusion. HDFC Life inks distribution tie-up with Catholic Syrian Bank HDFC Life has tied up with Catholic Syrian Bank.6%. says FICCI survey As per latest Economic Outlook Survey by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). ii. ii.4% for the fiscal year 2017-18. the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed the opening of mini branches or banking outlets across the country without taking permission from the regulator.0% and maximum level of 7.5 million customer base across all its branches over a period of time. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 with Deloitte. The RBI also clarified that ATM kiosks. health and pension products to the Catholic Syrian Bank’s 1. • Agriculture sector is estimated to clock 5% growth.4% in FY18. • Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) has been projected at 8% with a minimum and maximum level of 4% and 5. i.The LC guarantees payment when prescribed list of documents are provided by the seller/exporter within the stipulated timeframe. Indian Economy is expected to grow at 7.

Federal Bank launches new trading platform 'Selfie' Federal Bank has launched a new trading platform called “Selfie” for customers. ii. HDFC Life launches AI-based insurance email bot 'SPOK' HDFC Life has announced the launch of an artificial intelligence-based application named SPOK. i. It will give its users absolute control over their investments with timely research inputs to make sound investment decisions. 68 | P a g e Follow Us . Federal bank has launched in association with Geojit. ♦ Over the next two . iv. 400 crore will be invested to build the banking network. One97 Communications (Paytm Payments Bank’s parent company) has already invested Rs. categorise. RBI also mentioned that the first branch opened in a tier five or tier six city will be counted as a banking outlet. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Karnataka Bank and LIC ink pact Karnataka Bank Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India for selling life insurance products of LIC i. ii. 2017. among others. iii. 220 crore. SPOK is an insurance email bot that can read customer queries within milliseconds and respond to them. However. It enables users to trade directly from charts. Karnataka. The Selfie Trading Platform has a uniform feature across multiple platforms and devices and an advanced charting platform.FB. The bank signed the corporate agency agreement with LIC in Mangaluru. i. It can automatically read. With this MoU the bank will provide the abundance choices of life insurance products to its customers across all its 769 branches. understand. prioritise and respond to customer emails sent to the private insurer. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 iv. The email Bot is built on cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing technologies Paytm launches Payments Bank Paytm launched its Payments Bank on May 23. and thereby became third entity (after Airtel Payments Bank and India Post Payments Bank) to commence operation as Payments Bank. iii. services of Paytm Payments Bank are currently available only via invitation. ii. *Renu Satti as the CEO of Paytm Payments Bank. More Details about Paytm Payments Bank: ♦ The first physical branch of Paytm Payments Bank is in Noida.

Under GST. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has signed two unilateral advance pricing agreements (APAs) with Indian taxpayers in a bid to reduce litigation by providing certainty in transfer pricing. 2016 (IBC). ii. Cable and DTH under GST regime: . states impose entertainment tax of up to 100 per cent in respect of exhibition of cinematography films in theatres/cinema halls. taxation on cable and DTH services shall come down post the roll-out of GST from July 1. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. the entertainment service providers shall be eligible for full input tax credits (ITC) of GST paid in respect of inputs and input services. Entertainment. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Karnataka Bank is Mahabaleswara MS. the entertainment tax has been subsumed. Including these. total four APAs have been signed during this fiscal so far. RBI to revamp oversight panel to tackle bad loans The Reserve Bank of India on 22nd may 2017 had declared that it will reconstitute and expand the oversight committee to deal with rising bad loans. CBDT signs 2 more unilateral pacts with taxpayers i.Home (DTH) services. The main aim of signing the agreement is to sell the mutual fund products of HDFCAML. DTH to attract lower taxes under GST. iv. In addition to the benefit of lower headline rates of GST.FB. Currently. 2017. i. Government has announced that 'entertainment tax' levied by states has been subsumed in the GST and thus. The two APAs signed pertain to sectors like chip design or development of embedded software and information technology (software development). Cable. v. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Karnataka Bank pact with HDFC Asset Mgmt Karnataka Bank Ltd has signed an agreement HDFC Capital Asset Management Ltd (HDFCAML). The central bank will expand the panel to include more members. The RBI will now reconstitute the Oversight Committee (OC) under its aegis and the two current members will continue in the revamped panel. The RBI is now developing a framework for an “objective and consistent” decision-making process. GST Council has finalised 18% tax rate on cable TV and Direct-To. iii. iii. Finance Ministry has stated that services by way of admission to entertainment events or cinematography films in cinema theatres will attract 28% GST. ii. iii. and hence only the taxes levied by a panchayat or municipality on entertainments and amusements will continue. 69 | P a g e Follow Us . ii. i. It is framing the process for resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. ii. Taxation on Entertainment.

i. IFFCO launches debit card for farmers in collaboration with Bank of Baroda Bank of Baroda (BoB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IFFCO.500 in special savings bank account. India retains world's highest FDI recipient crown: Report As per “fDi Report 2017”. RBI has also laid down following criteria: i. 2017. iii. 2017 and ends on June 20. The bank should have internal and audit inspection processes both for its branches as well as the head office. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 v. The debit cards has a facility of overdraft of Rs 2. The hackathon has named 'Code For Bank'. SBI launches national hackathon State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a National Hackathon for developers. a division of the Financial 70 | P a g e Follow Us . 2017. The existing OC. start-ups and students. The MOU has signed to launch theirfirst set of co-branded debit cards for the farmers. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. iv. It is used for purchase of various agri-products at IFFCO sale counters. The RBI will also expand the scope of cases to be referred to the OC beyond those under S4A (Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets) as required currently. was constituted by the Indian Banks’ Association. This step has been taken to promote more digitalization and cashless . The net non-performing assets should be less than 3% iii. vi. Reserve Bank of India announced that it has decided to permit all licensed co- operative banks having their own ATM network to issue semi-closed prepaid payment instruments PPIs like mobile wallets. Hackathon which will start from June 6. RBI allows co-operative banks to issue mobile wallets On May 25. ii. Key Highlights: i. The main aim to launch National hackathaon is to come up with innovative ideas and solutions for the banking sector. Banks should be core banking or CBS compliant ii. compiled by fDi intelligence. iii.000. A comprehensive customer grievance redressal mechanism should be set up. The bank should be profitable in the previous financial year. There should be no monetary penalty being imposed on the entity during the last two financial years v. ♦ A notification has been issued by RBI which enlists strict norms and conditions to be followed by co-operative banks before permitting them to issue wallets for utility bill payments and other activities up to a limit of Rs 10. iv. Besides. vi. which has two members.

deployed across 809 projects. the number of FDI projects across the world declined by 3 % 12. It provides each person with a retirement income equal to 70 per cent of their pre-retirement income. Japan. The savings gap is the amount of money required in each country. • Employment generation on account of FDI increased by 5% to 02 million. India has retained its position as world’s top greenfield Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destination for the second consecutive year.FB. individuals and employers.2 billion marking 6% growth. real estate emerged as the best sector attracting $157.644. v. 2017 as Financial Literacy Week across the country.3 billion. • In 2016.5 billion FDI in 2016. ii. US attracted $48 billion FDI inflows. World Economic Forum has also predict the world's six largest pension saving systems the US. India's retirement savings gap to rise to $85 trn in 2050: WEF According to World Economic Forum study the size of retirement savings gap in India is expected to touch $85 trillion by copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. iv. • Global FDI flows in 2016 stood at USD 776. 71 | P a g e Follow Us . Attracting $62. iii. The savings gap will grow fastest in China and India at growth rates of 7 per cent and 10 per cent respectively. marking an increase of 58%. • Attracting $59 billion FDI inflows. Netherlands. UK. China surpassed US and became the second biggest country for FDI by capital investment. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Times. RBI to observe financial literacy week from June 5-9 RBI has decided to observe the week June . whereas destinations going through recession/ slow down saw major decline in FDI inflows.3 billion FDI inflows in 2016. • Despite the growth in value. Highlights of “fDi Report 2017”: • FDI inflows in India during 2016 increased by 2% to USD 62. • Globally. Meaning of Saving Gap: i. India remained much ahead of China and the US. It includes contributions from governments. Canada and Australia are expected to reach a $224 trillion gap by 2050. global FDI flows gravitated to destinations experiencing the strongest economic growth. It is the highest level since 2011.

EPFO gives nod to hike in stock investment to 15 per cent The Employees Provident Fund Organisation has announced a hike in investment limit in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) from 10% to 15 per cent. ii. India to grow at 7. SBI Capital Markets and ICICI Securities are other three entities which have been selected to manage this stake sale. This is the first tranche loan of the $500 million multi tranche finance facility Solar Rooftop Investment Program (SRIP) approved by ADB in 2016. Deutsche Equities. International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut down India’s growth forecast for year 2017 by . ii. The decision was taken during the meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) on 29th of May. ii. 3% stake sale in Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at current market price will fetch about Rs. Nomura Financial. ii. 2017. This agreement has been guaranteed by the Government of India iii. Exercising Credit Discipline. It is to be noted that in the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO). Banks are advised to conduct special camps on each of the five days in unbanked areas. As many as 10 merchant bankers including Axis Capital. i.2% in 2017-18 . Details about ADB’s Solar Rooftop Investment Program (SRIP): i. 72 | P a g e Follow Us .. Grievance Redressal and Going Digital (UPI and *99#).World Bank As per “India Development Report” by World Bank. Citigroup among 5 bankers selected for IOC stake sale Goldman Sachs and Citigroup are among the 5 merchant bankers selected by Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) to manage Government’s 3% stake sale in Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).8% in 2016-17.2% in FY 2017-18 as compared to 6. The literacy week will focus on four broad themes that is KYC. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 i. i. Edelweiss Financial and IDFC Bank were vying for this job. Union Labour Minister is Bandaru Dattatreya. PNB will use the ADB funds to make further loans to various developers and end users to install rooftop solar systems. Indian economy is expected to grow at 7. Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Punjab National Bank (PNB) signed a $100 million loan agreement to finance large solar rooftop systems on industrial and commercial buildings throughout India. 6000.FB.2 %. The report has outlined that demonetisation in November 2016 caused a slight disruption to India’s growth recovery. Asian Development Bank (ADB) & Punjab National Bank (PNB) sign $100 million loan to finance Solar Rooftop projects On May 30. ii. Goldman.4 percentage points to 7. Kotak copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i.

According to RBI these currency notes are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The new brand identity addresses its business requirements and drive future opportunities in this digital era. BUSINESS Facebook launches Express WiFi in India Facebook has launched its “Express Wi-Fi” in India.5% this fiscal: Moody's According to the Moody India’s economic growth will accelerate to 7. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 RBI to soon circulate new pink-green Re 1 notes The Reserve Bank of India will soon circulate one rupee notes while the existing notes and coins will also continue. The new notes will be in Pink-Green colour with the representation of the one rupee coin on the reverse of the note. Uber's food delivery service UberEATS starts in Mumbai Uber Technologies Inc. Facebook has also mentioned a partnership with Bharti Airtel.Rajasthan.3 per cent in 2018. This WiFi service is available through 700 hotspots in 4 states. iii. i.5 per cent in fiscal year 2017 (2017- 18) and 7. iv. Nigeria. This new brand identity has two key attributes refer by clients as unique to Wipro’s brand. The new brand identity marks the company’s emergence as a trusted digital transformation partner to clients. The new notes will bear the bilingual signature of economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das. Indonesia. ii. Wipro launches new brand identity Wipro has disclosed its new brand identity. Express Wi-Fi services are currently active in Kenya. i. iii. GDP will grow at 6. Uttarakhand.7 per cent in fiscal year 2018 (2018-19). and Meghalaya. The inflation rate will rise to around 5 per cent by the end of this . Express Wi-Fi is a program of Facebook’s global initiative to enlarge internet connectivity. ii.5 per cent in current fiscal and will help in achieving the 8 per cent of GDP growth rate in about four years. iv. According to Moody’s the economy will grow 7. Indian economy grew 7. i.1 per cent in 2016-17 fiscal. It will include the states of Gujarat.FB. iii. ii. has started its food delivery service UberEATS in Mumbai.6 per cent in 2017 and falling to 6. i. ii. and copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. 73 | P a g e Follow Us . India's growth to accelerate to 7.

• In order to ensure availability of raw materials like iron ore. education. • Encouraging MSMEs in steel sector to adopt energy efficient technologies to increase productivity and reduce energy intensity. sanitation and more. approved National Steel Policy 2017 which aims to make India self sufficient in steel production. Hyderabad. 74 | P a g e Follow Us . iii. Tier-2 cities include Pune. Kanpur. Entrepreneurs will now have the opportunity to learn directly from Google engineers. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. ensuring high quality steel production and creating a technology-driven globally competitive steel . i. ii. Nagpur. • To reduce import dependence on coking coal from current 85% to around 65% by 2030-31. coking coal and non-coking coal. transportation. Key Features of National Steel Policy 2017: Additional 10 lakh crore will be invested by year 2030-31 to increase the steel production capacity. 2017 Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Areas include agri-tech. Union Steel Ministry will adopt necessary policy measures. UberEATS will also allow consumers to schedule a delivery up to a week in advance. The company has appointed Bhavik Rathod as the head of the food delivery business.. healthcare. • Automobiles. Cabinet approves National Steel Policy 2017 On May 3. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 i. Jaipur. ii. infrastructure and housing have been identified as major sectors which will help in increasing domestic steel consumption. Madurai. and Chennai. • To achieve 255 MT steel production by year 2030-31. Google introduces ‘Solve for India Campaign’ Google has announced the new "Solve for India" initiative for tier-2 cities. Allen Penn is the Asia-Pacific head of UberEATS. natural gas etc. • To increase finished steel per capita consumption from current 61 kgs to 158 Kgs by 2030 – 31. Nashik. • Establishment of Steel Research and Technology Mission of India (SRTMI) to facilitate Research and Development (R&D) in steel sector. Goals of National Steel Policy 2017: • To achieve 300MT steel production capacity by year 2030-31. The policy is geared towards increasing domestic steel consumption. Kochi.FB. Kolkata. iii.

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India imposes anti-dumping duty on 47 steel products for 5 years
India has imposed an anti-dumping duty on 47 steel products for 5 years.
i. According to the government data India’s steel imports to drop 38% year-on-year basis between
April 2016 and January 2017
ii. The anti-dumping duty is levied on hot-rolled flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel originating
in or exported from China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Brazil

New IIP, WPI series introduced, show overall benign macronumbers
New-look Index of Industrial Production (IIP) and the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) were
unveiled on May 12, 2017. It has been built on the new series of data and is thereby reflecting a
healthier picture of the Indian economy in 2016-17 as compared to the old series.
Shifting of Base Year:
The base year for the Indexes in the new series is 2011-12. In the previous series, the base
year was 2004-05. The revision of the base year has been done after a period of 8 years.
TCA Anant, the Chief Statistician of India who heads the National Statistical
Commission (NSC) of India has mentioned that attempts will be made to revise the series more
frequently and a technical review committee has been established which will identify new items to
be included so as to keep the series relevant.
About New Series IIP:
• The new series of the IIP has 809 items as compared to 620 items in old series.
• In the new series, manufacturing sector has been accorded 6% weightage as
compared to 75.5% in old series. Weightage of mining has been reduced to 14.1% from
14.3%. Weightage of electricity too has been reduced to 7.9% from 10.3%.
About New Series WPI:
• The new series of the WPI has 697 items as compared to 676 items in old series.
• New vegetables and fruits such as radish, carrot, cucumber, bitter gourd, mosambi
(sweet lime), pomegranate, jackfruit, and pear have been added to the list of primary
• In the mineral group, items like copper concentrate, lead concentrate and garnet
have been added whereas copper ore, gypsum, kaolin, dolomite, and magnesite have
been removed. Natural gas has been added as a new item.
• In the manufacturing items list, around 173 new items including conveyer belt, rubber
tread, steel cables, tissue paper, and wooden splint have been added, while 135 items
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Andhra Pradesh inks deal with HCL Tech to set up Rs 500 crore research facilities
Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh on 12th May signed a deal with HCL Technologies. To
set up of Rs 500-crore IT research facility in Vijayawada.
i. The company will invest Rs 500 crore in ten years, for a development centre, training facility
and other ancillary facilities.
ii. HCL will aim to hire, employ and train 5,000 local residents in the region in two phases.

Ola ties-up with Airtel to roll out integrated digital offerings to customers
Bharti Airtel has announced a strategic partnership with taxi aggregator Ola.
i. It aims to offer a range of exciting digital services to customers.
ii. Airtel Payments Banks, India's first payment bank, will join hands with Ola app to offer
convenient digital payments solutions to customers for their rides.
communication and mobility needs.

11 PIOs in Forbes's list of best venture capitalists
11 Person of Indian Origin (PIOs) have featured in Forbes Magazine’s 'Midas 2017' which
ranks world’s 100 best venture capitalists in the technology space. ‘Midas 2017’ has been
compiled by evaluating venture capitalists’ portfolio during past five years.
11 PIOs in Forbes's list of best venture capitalists are as follows:
Name Associated Venture Firm Rank on ‘Midas 2017’
Neeraj Agrawal General Partner in Battery Ventures 17th
Sameer Gandhi Partner in Accel Partners 23rd
Asheem Partner in Greylock Partners 28th
Salil Deshpande Managing Director in Bain Capital Ventures 33rd
Aneel Bhusri CEO and Cofounder of Workday 37th
Gaurav Garg Founding Partner of Wing Venture Capital 48th
Promod Haque Senior Managing Partner of Norwest Venture 67th
Hemant Taneja Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners 70th
Navin Chaddha Managing Director of Mayfield Fund 73rd
Ravi Mhatre Partner in Lightspeed Venture Partners 76th
Deven Parekh Managing Director of Insight Venture Partners 99th

Three Indian brands among world's top 50 luxury goods companies
The three Indian companies -- Gitanjali Gems, Titan and PC Jeweller -- have been named in the
list of top 50 luxury companies.
i. It was topped by Louis Vuitton.
ii. Gitanjali Gems Ltd was placed in the 30th rank, followed by Titan Company (31st) and
PC Jeweller (44th) in the fourth annual Global Powers of Luxury Goods report.

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iii. The top three companies are LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton SA, Compaigne
Financiere Richemont SA and The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Anti-dumping duty imposed on certain Glasses, Radiators
Anti-dumping duty imposed on certain glasses from Iran and aluminum radiators from
China in order to protect the domestic industry from cheap imports.
i. The imposed fine on both products and it would be effective for a period of five years.
ii. The anti-dumping steps are not taken to restrict imports or cause an unreasonable increase in
the cost of products but instead to ensure fair trade and to provide a level-playing field to the
domestic industry.

IIM-K Launches Business Incubator 'LIVE'
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) has recently launched ‘LIVE’, a business
incubator and entrepreneurship development centre. ‘LIVE’ stands for Laboratory for
Innovation, Venturing and Entrepreneurship.
i. In June 2016, ‘LIVE’ was registered under the Indian Societies Act.
ii. It will support start-ups, not just founded by IIM-K's own students or alumni but also any idea
owner with innovation that is believed to have commercial potential.
iii. Department of Science and Technology (DST) under Union Ministry of Science and Technology
has sanctioned a grant of Rs 3 crore for ‘LIVE’.

Hyderabad's Turbo Megha Airways first private airline to get UDAN licence
Turbo Megha Airways, the Hyderabad-based airline became the first private airline to get a
licence to fly under UDAN, the government scheme for subsidized regional flights.

Ola Launches Progressive Web App
Cab aggregator Ola has announced the launch of its 'Progressive Web App' (PWA).
It is a lightweight mobile website that offers users, especially in smaller towns and cities, an app-
like experience on simple smartphones.

Tata Group is India's most valuable brand - Brand Finance
As per a latest report, released by Brand Finance on May 17, 2017, Tata Group is India’s most
valuable brand, carrying an estimated brand value of $13.1 billion.
i. Tata retained top position as India’s most valuable brand despite 4% reduction in its brand value
as compared to 2016.
ii. The total brand value of India’s top 100 brands grew by 15% in 2017. This growth is
higher than the global average of 11%.

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FSSAI allows up to 5 per cent vegetable fats in chocolates Solvent Extractors Association. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Anti-dumping duty imposed on Chinese chemical. dharambe. RIL leads 58 Indian firms in Forbes Global 2000 latest list Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd.FB. mahua oil dhupa. phulwara. Twitter introduces customizable Direct Message Card for businesses Twitter has introduced a new customizable Direct Message Card for businesses.Market Value 2017 Forbes ‘Global 2000’ list: i. Total 58 Indian companies have featured in this list. palm oil. The unit has been commissioned at Parli Thermal Power Station (TPS). iii. v. said FSSAI has issued notification dated 15th May. permitting addition of vegetable fats (from sal. iv. i.Assets and 4. aluminium foil The Finance Ministry has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on ‘clear float glass’ imports from Iran. The project is owned by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco). refrigeration. mirror and solar energy industries. 2017. ii. Among Indian companies. Axis Bank (463) and Kotak Mahindra Bank (744) are among the top 20 Indian companies in the overall list. Indian private sector banks HDFC Bank (258).com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.(RIL) is the highest ranked Indian firm in 2017 Forbes ‘Global 2000’ list. mango kernel. 40% of companies in 2017 Forbes ‘Global 2000’ list are from China and US. i. ii. It is used to promote and share bots and other customer experiences built in Direct Messages.Profits 3. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) topped the 2017 Forbes ‘Global 2000’ list. 78 | P a g e Follow Us . The definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by the Revenue Department will be valid for five year BHEL commissions 270 MW thermal unit in Maharashtra BHEL has commissioned a 250 mw thermal unit in Maharashtra. located in Beed district in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Ranking in 2017 Forbes ‘Global 2000’ list is based on following metrics carrying equal weightage: 1. This new card will help businesses to drive discovery of experiences both through Promoted Tweets and Organic sharing. kokum. premier vegetable oil Association. Clear float glass is a superior quality of glass which is used in the construction. i.Sales 2. etc) to a maximum 5 per cent of the finished product. ii. Reliance Industries ranked 106th on 2017 Forbes ‘Global 2000’ list ii. ICICI Bank (310).com . Reliance Industries was followed State Bank of India at 244 and ONGC at 246.

i. The department. The plant was set up at an investment of about Rs 33.40 crore. i. i. i.000 crore. 2017. iii. ii. An entity will be considered as a Start-Up if its turnover is less than Rs 25 crore. JSPL commissions Odisha's largest integrated steel plant Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has inaugrated the largest integrated steel plant of Odisha with the commissioning of the country's largest blast furnace at Angul. The Angul steel plant has been expanded from two million tonne per annum (MTPA) to six MTPA.FB. IOC posted a net profit of Rs 19. For financial year ended March 31. under the commerce and industry ministry. ii. Apple already has almost 500 stores globally with more than a million visitors daily. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Centre amends definition of a start-up The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has amended the definition of a Startup.106. It includes scalability of the business model with a potential for employment generation or wealth creation. which marks a 70% jump from previous year. ii. The tech giant celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. China and Japan in Asia. IOC overtakes ONGC to become India's most profitable PSU Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has overtaken Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to become India's most profitable public sector undertaking (PSU). ii. iii. iii. DIPP will now process the applications for grant of licence for manufacture of defence items. ii. Apple opens first Southeast Asia store in Singapore Apple has opened its first store in Southeast Asia at Singapore. Before DIPP the Home Ministry was carrying out this exercise. 2017 79 | P a g e Follow Us . Apart from Singapore it has stores located in Hong Kong. It has not completed seven years from the date of its incorporation/registration. Govt permits DIPP to grant industrial licences to defence manufacturers The government has announced the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to grant Industrial licences to defence manufacturers. The new definition of Startup is: i.900 crore for financial year ended March 31. Apple expects this store to be one of the most of the most popular stores in the . This net profit figure is much higher than ONGC’s Rs 17. is mainly responsible for formulation of polices with regard to promotion of foreign investment and manufacturing copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.

a Srinagar-based freelance photographer has won the prestigious 2016 Wisden-MCC (Melbourne Cricket Council) Cricket Photograph of the Year. Bengaluru FC skipper Chhetri wins Hero of I-League award Bengaluru FC (Bengaluru Football Club) skipper Sunil Chhetri. Shabana Azmi got the award for her starring role in Hollywood film 'The Black Prince'. i. has won the most coveted Hero of the League award.000. Sanjay is a scientist at Tezpur University. He won this award for a stunning image. i.FB. ii. which captured boys playing cricket in the Nishat Gardens in Srinagar. 'The Black Prince' is a life story of the last king of Punjab . iii. Tezpur University Faculty Selected for INSA Young Scientist Medal Sanjay Pratihar has been chosen for the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for the Young Scientist Award for the year 2017. an engineer by profession has become second Asian after Atul Kamble to receive this prestigious award. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS Srinagar-based freelancer bags Wisden-MCC Cricket 'Photo of the Year' award Saqib Majeed. theoretical copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. 80 | P a g e Follow Us .com . Majeed’s picture has been included in this year’s edition of MCC’s book titled ‘Wisden Cricketer Almanack’. who scored seven goals in the recently concluded edition of the I-League football tournament. Maharajah Duleep Singh was also named as the Black Prince of Perthshire. His award winning image will be displayed at Lords Cricket Ground in England for a year. ii. He has been awarded for his excellent contribution to multi-metal complexes. selective sensing of Hq2+ions and important applications in agriculture. Saqib Majeed.The award. consisting of a bronze medal and cash award of Rs 25. i. ii. Shabana Azmi starrer The Black Prince awarded at film fest in Houston On the occasion of the 50th annual world fest houstan international film festival awarded the special jury remi award to Indian actress Shabana Azmi and singer-poet Satinder Sartaaj on 3 May 2017.Maharajah Duleep Singh.

Subhash Khot and Yadvinder Malhi are among the distinguished scientists from across the world. which celebrates excellence in the global Asian community.The prize money is now Rs 200000 with a Trophy and Certificate. i. For the first time. India’s cricket icon plans to support charities and various initiatives to help the under-privileged people in the second innings of his life. iv. He also plans to provide solar lights to poor people in India. Krishna Chatterjee. Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan. iii. ii. Sports Ministry announces changes in National Youth Awards Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Vijay Goel announces changes in the National Youth Awards (NYA) on 3rd May 2017 i. Sachin Tendulkar Conferred With Fellowship Award In UK Sachin Tendulkar conferred with Fellowship Award at the 7th annual Asian Awards in UK. the nominations for the National Youth Awards (NYA) will be received and processed through online mode to cover the people on pan-India copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. The changes are done to bring transparency in the selection process. The ceremony. to have been elected Fellows of UK Royal Society for their outstanding contributions to science. v. They are among the 50 scientists and 10 foreign members who have been elected as Fellows in this year’s announcement. i. ii. vi.FB. Increase in the number of the awards under National Youth Award. ii. It has been presented to give recognition to their outstanding work and to motivate them to achieve excellence in the field on National Development and Social . A new Logo for the National Youth Awards was also released by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. 81 | P a g e Follow Us . the current as well as the first Indian-origin President of Royal Society welcomed the latest batch of fellows. iii. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Other Winners of Hero I-League 2016-17 Awards: Award Awardees Best Goalkeeper Debjit Majumder of Mohun Bagan 'Jarnail Singh Best Defender' of the league Award Anas Edathodika of Mohun Bagan Best Midfielder Alfred Kemah Jaryan of Aizawl FC Best Striker Aser Pierrick Dipanda Dicka of Shillong Lajong 'Best Emerging Player of Hero I-League' Award Jerry Lalrinzuala of DSK Shivajians FC (awarded for the first time) 'Syed Abdul Rahim Best Coach Award' Khalid Jamil of Aizawl FC 'Fairplay Award' of Hero I-League 2016-17 Churchill Brothers FC Goa 'Best Organiser Award' DSK Shivajians FC and Bengaluru FC 3 Indian-origin Scientists elected fellows of UK Royal Society 3 India-origin scientists. The National Youth Awards are granted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports every year. also paid tribute to Indian actor Om Puri.

com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Village Financial Services was also adjudged as the runner-up in Eco-Technology Savvy NBFC-MFI category. Los Angeles. Applicants will be given 30 days to apply online at . 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards Winners List Presentation ceremony of 44th Daytime Emmy Awards. ♦ Village Financial Services won the award under the category ‘Best NBFC-MFI for Promotional Schemes’. ♦The award was presented to Kuldip Maity . Oz Show Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Lexi Ainsworth as Kristina Davis on General Hospital Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series Bryan Craig as Morgan Corinthos on General Hospital Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Gina Tognoni as Phyllis Summers on The Young and the Restless Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Scott Clifton as Liam Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Kate Mansi as Abigail Deveraux on Days of Our Series Lives Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Steve Burton as Dylan McAvoy on The Young and the Restless Outstanding Morning Program Good Morning America Outstanding Entertainment News Program Entertainment Tonight Outstanding Culinary Program Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Jim O'Heir as Matt Cannistra on The Bold and Series the Beautiful Outstanding Drama Series General Hospital Outstanding Game Show Host Steve Harvey – Family Feud 82 | P a g e Follow Us . was held on April 30.CEO and Managing Director of Village Financial Services. US. These awards were given in recognition for outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production for the calendar year 2016. by Arjun Ram Meghwal . 2017 in Pasadena.Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs in New Delhi. 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards Winners List Category Winners Outstanding Talk Show – Entertainment The Ellen DeGeneres Show Outstanding Talk Show – Informative The Dr. Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood hosted the ceremony. Village Financial Services has bagged MSME Banking Excellence Awards youth-award/.mygov. The number of awards in the Individual category has now been increased to 25 and amount of money for the Award has also been enhanced to Rs 50000. Village Financial Services gets award A Kolkata-based Micro Finance Institution. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 vii. instituted by the Chamber for Indian Micro. viii. Small & Medium Enterprises (CIMSME).FB.

This award has been given to her for her efforts in the areas of women’s welfare and rehabilitation of leprosy-affected persons for the past 30 . 2017. which have separate categories for Male Actor and Female Actor. He got this award for his services rendered as honorary consul general of South Korea in Kolkata. and Sheryl Underwood – The Talk Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team The Young and the Restless Outstanding Game Show Jeoprady! Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team General Hospital Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish Destinos Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Steve Harvey – Steve Harvey Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Gaby Natale – SuperLatina with Gaby Natale Language Program Lifetime Achievement Award Mary Hart Padma Venkataraman Bestowed With Avvaiyar Award On May 2. Sharon Osbourne. ii. i. Rajive Kaul gets Diplomatic Service Award from South Korea Former president and Chairman of Nicco group of CII Rajive Kaul was conferred with the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit Sungnye Medal of the Republic of Korea. This year. The award was given to her by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami.FB. The award was conferred by the acting President and Prime Minister of South Korea Hwang Kyo- ahn at a programme in New Delhi. ‘gender-neutral’ means. Lion’ actor Sunny Pawar named Rising Star at Asian Awards London Child actor Sunny Pawar has been chosen for the Rising Star Award. 83 | P a g e Follow Us . Emma Watson became the first person to win the MTV Movie and TV Awards’ new gender-neutral Best Actor in a Movie award for her performance as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast. ii. ii. 2017. The award will be presented to Sunny at the 7th Annual Asian Awards. Sara Gilbert. He is known for his best performance in the Oscar-nominated film "Lion". Tamil Nadu State Government honoured social worker Padma Venkataraman with the states "Avvaiyar Award" for 2017. MTV Movie and TV Awards’ also added a gender-less best actor category award for copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. the late R Venkataraman. every award category had a single list of male as well as female nominees together. Padma Venkataraman is the daughter of former President of India.” i. unlike Oscars or Golden Globe. In this context. Emma Watson takes first major gender-neutral movie award On May 7. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host Julie Chen. Aisha Tyler. ii. actress. i. i.

US. i. 84 | P a g e Follow Us . 2014-15 and 2015-16 at Rashtrapati Bhawan. i. Pranab Mukherjee presented the ‘Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil’ for the years 2013-14. Shubhashish Bhutiani's ‘Mukti Bhawan’ was declared the best film at the 17th annual film festival. VVS Laxman named an Honorary Life Member of MCC Former India batsman V V S Laxman was awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on 11 May 2017. the Managing Director and Chief Executive of ICICI Bank became the first Indian woman to be conferred with the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship. i. v. K Kaladharan won the best actor for Malayalam film 'Ottayaaln Paatha'" (‘A Narrow Path’). ii.It was presented by the Indo- American Arts Council. Ms. ii.She won the award for directing the drama thriller. ii. The award was conferred by Woodrow Wilson Centre on May . Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Konkona bags Best Director and Best Actress awards at New York Indian Film Festival Konkona Sensharma has bagged the best director for her debut film ‘A Death in the Gunj’. 2017 in Washington DC. Mr. Sourav Ganguly and Zaheer Khan. after Sachin Tendulkar. Konkona had also bagged the best actress for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ at 2017's New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). 2017. iv. ICICI Bank Chief Chanda Kochhar receives 'Woodrow Wilson Award' for global corporate citizenship Chanda Kochhar. Kochhar received this award for demonstrating a commitment to the common good beyond the bottom line.In 2012. 2017 Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service has been conferred on United States Senator.FB. Onir's film ‘Aaba’ was declared the best short film at the festival. The film festival took place from April 30 to May 7. iii. who played mostly in the lower middle order. He was a right-hand batsman. She received the top honour for her performance in Alankrita Shrivastava's ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’. Presidential awards for classical Tamil presented On May 9. the President of India. New Delhi. Mitch copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. he retired from international cricket. Laxman is the fifth Indian to receive the honour. Rahul Dravid. vi.

a memento and a one-time cash award of Rs. Kante topped the poll of the 340-strong membership ahead of his Blues team-mate Eden Hazard. M. Munees Moorthy Young Scholar Award There are no Kural Peedam Awardees in the above mentioned years.N. Sathish Winners of Presidential Awards for classical Tamil for 2015-16 Award Awardees Tholakpiyyar Award Dr. R. P. Premkumar Dr. This award carries a certificate of honour. M. Muthuselvan Dr. Ula Balasubramaniyan Dr. Thirugnanasammandam Dr. Dakshinamurthy Dr. S. 1 lakh. S. Vasanthakumari Dr. one for persons of Indian origin and another for a person of non-Indian origin who have been identified as eminent scholars of Classical Tamil. N'GoloKante named Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year N’GoloKante named 2017 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association. A. 5 lakh. Balaji . Mahalakshmi Young Scholar Award Dr.40. 5 Lakh. Winners of Presidential Awards for classical Tamil for 2013-14 Award Awardees Tholakpiyyar Award Dr. J. • Young Scholar Award: Five awards are given to young scholars in the age group of 30. who have publications to their credit and have shown interest in Tamil studies. • Kural Peedam Award: These are two international awards. Vanitha Dr.Kalaikkovan Dr. A. M. a memento and a one-time cash award of Rs. i. G. a memento and a one-time cash award of Rs. T. Kalai Chezhian Dr. G. S. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil comprises: • Tholakpiyyar Award: It is a life time achievement award for Indian scholar given for an outstanding contribution in the field of Tamil studies. Prakash Dr.FB. Salavanisree Winners of Presidential Awards for classical Tamil for 2014-15 Award Awardees Tholakpiyyar Award Dr. S. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. This award carries a certificate of honour. Rajalakshmi Dr. This award carries a certificate of honour. P. 85 | P a g e Follow Us .Kandaswamy Dr. Sathish Young Scholar Award Dr. with Tottenham’s Dele Alli in third place.

RelianceJio got this award for acquiring 90 million customers in a short span of 4 months. including Indian CEOs Sajjan Jindal of JSW Steel and Prakash Kumar Singh of the Steel Authority of India. Hamid Ansari. the wholly owned subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries has received TM Forum's 'Digital Service Innovator of the Year Award' 2017. ♦ The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)'s award was recieved by Nimai Lila Das to Chief Sustainability Officer of Govardhan Eco Village. Indian Prashant Ranganathan wins top intel science award in US An Indian boy Prashant Ranganathan has won the top Intel Science Award in US. 2017 ISRO receives 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize On May 18. i. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented the 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at a function in New Delhi. in presence of Sonia Gandhi. Prashant Ranganathan along with 1700 students from across the worldhas participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. 86 | P a g e Follow Us . i. He was chosen from a shortlist of 10 top metal industry executives. ii. Reliance Jio gets TM Forum's 'Digital Service Innovator of the Year Award' Reliance . It is the world's largest pre-college science competition in the US. The prize was announced in the year 2014 by the jury headed by the Vice President M.FB. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. 2017. i. in New Delhi on May 13.Chairman of ISRO. Chairperson of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust (IGMT). ii. ii. Sanjeev is the executive chairman of the Liberty House Group has received the title "CEO of the Year" at the prestigious Platts Global Metals Awards in London on 18th of May. The Prize was presented to AS Kiran Kumar . Prashant has won in the category of environmental engineering for his project on bio- degradation of pesticides. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ISKCON's Govardhan Eco Village wins Smart Village Award Maharashtra's Govardhan Eco Village has won the "Smart Village" award for being a sustainable project in rural Maharashtra. Indian-origin steel tycoon bags prestigious 'CEO of the Year' award in UK Britains Indian-origin steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has bagged a top global award ‘CEO of the Year’for his successful acquisitions.

Digital Service Innovator of the Year Award is given to the company or organisation which has made the most significant and innovative contribution to advancing the digital revolution in society. Two Indian peacekeepers Brijesh Thapa and Private Ravi Kumar to be honored posthumously with UN medal Two Indian peacekeepers. i. Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni wins Dan David Prize Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize for his contribution in the field of astronomy. i. which is a large-area survey of the night sky that has turned up with thousands of stellar explosions. He is also a past recipient of Kennedy Centre Honours for his influence on American copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.FB. He won 10 Emmy Awards while hosting NBC's "Late Night" and then "The Late Show" on CBS. The Princess Royal. ii.He has been credited for building and conducting the Palomar Transient Factory. ii. Rifleman Brijesh Thapa and Private Ravi Kumar are among the 117 military. Shrinivas Kulkarni is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Sanjay Gubbi of Karnataka and Purnima Barman of Assam are among the six winners of this year’s prestigious Whitley Awards. He is a pioneer in the field of time-domain astrophysics. i. David became the 20th humorist to receive the . They received the award from Princess Anne (daughter of Queen Elizabeth II). police and civilian personnel to be honoured with the prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Medal by the United Nations posthumously for their courage and sacrifice in the line of duty. 87 | P a g e Follow Us . iv. which are popularly referred to as ‘Green Oscars’. He has hosted over 6000 late-night shows in 33 years. The award honors outstanding contribution towards wildlife conservation outside the developed world. ii. The winners of Whitley Awards were felicitated at a special ceremony at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii. Assam’s Purnima Barman & Karnataka’s Sanjay Gubbi Win The Prestigious ‘Green Oscars’ Award Two wildlife conservationists from India. David Letterman wins Mark Twain Prize 2017 for American humour David Letterman has won Mark Twain Prize 2017 for American humour on 17th May. iii. • Rifleman Brijesh Thapa served with the UN Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and Private Ravi Kumar was deployed with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Main aim of this award is to deliver public service and to bring change in the life of people and improve their living conditions. Deveshwar have been conferred with the Banga Samman. Nepalese woman breaks world record for Most Everest summits A 44-year-old Nepalese mountaineer Lhakpa Sherpa has broken her own world record for the most Everest summits by a woman after scaling the world’s tallest peak for the eighth time. Aravind has been awarded the medal for devising a novel way of nano delivery using liposomes and gold nanoparticles which is useful for both. It aims to create awareness among the people about adiyogi science. ♦It is the West Bengal’s highest civilian award. Soumitra Chatterjee conferred Bengal's highest civilian award Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee and India’s longest serving boss Y.Hyderabad has been awarded the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal in the Young Scientist category for 2017. Assistant Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) . The GVK group-run Mumbai airport handles 837 flights a day and in terms of the number of passengers also. by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. ii. His research work was published in two prestigious journals of nanotechnology field. i.FB. Deveshwar. Mumbai crowned world’s busiest single-runway airport with 1 flight in 65 seconds The GVK group-run Mumbai airport has become the world’s busiest single-runway airport. IIT-Hyderabad professor Aravind Kumar Rengan bags INSA Young Scientist award Aravind Kumar copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Mukherjee applause Chamlings contribution to Sikkim and said it is emerging as a role model for other states. imaging and therapeutics ii.C.2 million people flying in and out in fiscal 2017. the city airport tops with 45. 2017. 88 | P a g e Follow Us . i. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 • The medal will be awarded on May 29. i. observed as International Day of UN Peacekeepers. Prof. ii. Pawan Kumar Chamling conferred with first BS Shekhawat award by President Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling was conferred with the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service by President Pranab Mukherjee. It is situated in Coimbatore at the Isha Yoga . i. Adiyogi bust’ declared world’s largest by Guinness Book of World Records The 112 feet tall 'Adiyogi' Lord Shiva steel statue has been declared the world's largest bust by the Guinness Books of World Records.

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ii. Out of the 45.2 million passengers at the Mumbai airport, 12.4 million were international
iii. The Mumbai airport handled on an average 48 flights, peaking at even 52 movements at
times, making it the busiest in the world.
iv. In fiscal year 2017, the city airport logged in an 8 per cent growth in volume over fiscal year
v. In terms of aircraft movement in a day, the city airport had one plane take-off or landing in 65
vi. Recently, the city airport welcomed two Airbus A350-900 and become the only airport in the
country to handle daily operations of two of the world’s most advanced premium passenger aircraft.

Jacqueline Fernandez wins humanitarian award for her philanthropic work in India
Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has received the International Humanitarian Award at
the second annual Asian Voice Charity Awards. These awards have been instituted by Asian
Voice, a leading British Asian news weekly.
i. Jacqueline has been given this award for her humanitarian work in India and abroad. Since
past five years, she has been closely working with a non-profit organisation called ‘Habitat for
Humanity’ which builds affordable houses for poor.
ii. She received the award from C B Patel, Publisher-Editor of ‘Asian Voice’ newspaper and
Chairman of the Asian Voice Charity Awards.

Cochin Port Trust bags two awards
Cochin Port Trust has bagged two Best Performance Awards from the Ministry of Shipping.
i. Cochin Port has received the award for the highest growth in operating surplus.
ii. It also achieved the third highest growth in cargo traffic among the major ports in the year

Young Indian Cartoonist Rohan Chakravarty wins top conservation award for issues
related to Wildlife, Environment
Rohan Chakravarty, a young Indian wildlife and environment cartoonist has won
WWF International President’s Award.
♦ He won for his efforts to inspire change and attitudes towards nature.
♦ The award is given to recognize outstanding leadership in young conservationists from around the
♦ The 2017 WWF International President’s Award is presented in Manado, Indonesia.

Drake beats Adele's Billboard Music Awards record with 13 wins
Drake has beaten the Adele's record and was the big winner at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
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i. The rapper has bagged 13 awards.
ii. Hewon top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album (Views) at the T-Mobile Arena in
Las Vegas.
iii. Adele set a record at the show in 2012 with 12 wins.

EDII and ITC bags Porter Prize 2017
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Gujarat and ITC Ltd has won
the Porter Prize 2017.
i. ITC has received the prize for Excellence in Corporate Governance and Integration and for its
contribution in Creating Shared Value.
ii. The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) has set up in 1983.

Pranab Mukharjee presented the Dr. Ambedkar National Awards
The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee has presented the Dr. Ambedkar National Awards or
the years 2011, 2012 and 2014 on May 26, 2017 in New Delhi.
i. Dr. Ambedkar National Awards has been given for outstanding contribution to the promotion
of social understanding and for the upliftment of weaker sections of the society.
ii. The winners of Dr. Ambedkar National Awards Professorare as follows:
1.S K Thorat, a well-known scholar
2.Samta Sainik Dal’ a non-political organization founded by Dr. Ambedkar
3.Amar Sewa Sangam an institution working in the field of empowering differently abled persons.
4.Shri BabuLal Nirmal, a social activist from Rajasthan.

Pune city police receive FICCI Smart Policing Award 2017
The Pune city police have won the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and
Industries (FICCI) Smart Police Award for the year 2017.
i. The Pune city Police has been awarded for their initiatives on women and cyber security.
ii. The Pune city police have launched various initiatives like Buddy Cop”,“Damini squad”, “Lost &
Found” portal, Beat Marshal Monitoring Sapience App.

Satyabrata Rout gets Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar
Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for the year 2016 has been awarded to Satyabrata
Rout. Satyabrata Rout has been given this award for developing a unique method of teaching and
practising direction and design.
i. Stayabrata Rout is a professor from the Department of Theatre Arts, S N School of Arts and
Communication. He is a noted theatre director and scenographer.
ii. He is one of the pioneers of visual theatre in India, and has authored ‘Scenography: An Indian

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‘The Square' wins top award at Cannes Film Festival 2017
The Ruben Ostlund-directed satire ‘The Square’ has won the top prize at the 70th Cannes Film
Festival 2017.
i. The movie is directed by the Ruben Ostlund.
ii. Sofia Coppola became the second woman in the festival’s history to win best director at this
auteurist temple.

Lionel Messi wins fourth Golden Shoe, ties record with Cristiano Ronaldo
Professional football player Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for a fourth
time. Playing for FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi scored 37 goals this season.
i. With the fourth Golden shoe to his name, Messi has equalled Real Madrid’s Cristiano
Ronaldo’s record.
ii. Lionel Messi topped the Golden Shoe table by scoring 37 goals and securing 74 points, and was
ahead of Bas Dost of Sporting Lisbon by six points.

Priyanka to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award
Actress Priyanka Chopra has received the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award.
i .Priyanka has received the award for being an international icon.
ii. The event will be held at Bhaidas Hall, Vile Parle West in Mumbai.
iii. She will be given the award for newly introduced 'Internationally Acclaimed
Actress' category at a ceremony.

Author Jhumpa Lahiri wins 2017 PEN/Malamud award
Author Jhumpa Lahiri wins PEN/Malamud Award 2017.PEN/Faulkner Foundation has announced
that Professor of Creative Writing Jhumpa Lahiri is the recipient of the 2017 PEN/Malamud
Award for Excellence in the Short Story.
i. Jhumpa Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut story
collection that explores issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants.
ii. Her most recent books include In Other Words (Knopf, 2016) and a translation of Domenico
Starnone’s novel, Lacci, entitled Ties (Europa Editions, 2017).

Tata Motors awarded for contribution to Skill India
Tata Motors was awarded 'HR Innovation of the Year' for its significant contribution to skill
development in the automotive sector at the Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards on May 30, 2017
i. The programme was held in Hong Kong.

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based in Aizawl. Anthony Lianzuala is a 1982-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer. Shobana is an executive vice chairperson of the Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. has appointed Soumen (Sam) Ghosh as Managing Director – Financial Services. Ghosh was heading the Financial Services business at Reliance Capital which included copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii. 2017. Bank New MD&CEO Earlier Allahabad Bank UshaAnanthasubramanian RakeshSethi Indian Overseas Bank R Subramania Kumar R Koteswaran Bank of India DinabandhuMohapatra M O Rego Union Bank of India RajkiranRai G ArunTiwari Punjab National Bank Sunil Mehta UshaAnanthasubramanian Vijaya Bank R K SankaraNarayana Kishore Kumar Sansi Syndicate Bank M O Rego ArunSrivastava Mr Anthony Lianzuala takes over as the new controller General of Accounts (CGA) Mr. ii. Shobana Kamineni to take over as new CII president Shobana Kamineni has been appointed as first Woman President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)on May 1. Bharti Enterprises Appoints Soumen Ghosh As MD. 92 | P a g e Follow Us . ii. the government appointed heads of various public sector banks. Prior to joining Bharti. He will be the First person from the North-Eastern Region to hold this position. i. APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS Govt appoints heads of 7 PSU banks. the skill development program by Tata Motors. iii. Mizoram. The major aim is to make the Indian automotive industry globally competitive. He is a Chartered Accountant from England and a Mechanical Engineer. leisure & infrastructure business. mutual funds. Anthony Lianzuala has become the New Controller General of Accounts (CGA). BoI shifted In a major restructuring in the PSU banking space. . i. She is also vice-chairperson of the KEI Group. Financial Services Bharti Enterprises. a diversified logistics.FB. Ghosh will be responsible for business expansion. strengthening the management processes and governance of these businesses. i. broking and distribution. MDs of PNB. commercial and housing finance. MrLianzuala was the first Director of training institute in the field of Public Financial Management and Accounting in the North-East named INGAF-NER.

The Renowned coffee grower M S Boje Gowda was appointed chairman of the Coffee Board of India. ii.1% of the vote. Braj Bihari Kumar to succeed economist S K Thorat as ICSSR Braj Bihari Kumar has been appointed as the chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). Moon Jae-in elected South Korea President South Korea has chosen Moon Jae as its new President.FB. i. Twitter elevates Taranjeet Singh as Country Director for India Twitter has elevated Taranjeet Singh as its Country Director for India. Thomas. • Kumar is appointed for 3 years. Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah 1st Non-IAS to head tea board Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah is a renowned tea planter from Assam has appointed the Chairman of the Tea Board of India. The Public Accounts Committee PAC has 14 members from Lok Sabha and seven from Rajya Sabha. has over 319 million users . He succeeded economist S K Thorat. Twitter. i. i.He has been serving as the editor of the two quarterly journals. Baahubali 2' becomes first Indian movie to cross Rs 1000 cr at box office Baahubali 2 is the first Indian movie to cross Rs 1000 croremark with its worldwide collections. He was earlier leading the charge for sales and marketing support for Twitter's advertisers in copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. corporate and government using 140 characters. Bezboruah became the first Non-IAS and the first industry insider to head the Kolkata- headquartered Tea Board. Mallikarjun Kharge replaced K. Moon has replaced President Park Geun-hye. 93 | P a g e Follow Us . published by a society called Astha Bharati. i. ii. He belongs to liberal Democratic Party.V. Twitter had launched a lighter version of its platform Twitter Lite for users in India. Center-left candidate Moon Jae-in was elected by a majority of votes. He leads with 41. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Mallikarjun Kharge appointed as new chairman of PAC Mallikarjun Kharge is appointed as the Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament. ii.He will serve till Novermber 2018. ii. which allows users to engage with peers.

Emmanuel promised to unite a divided and fractured France. Justice Mukul Mudgal is a retired Indian judge of Delhi High Court. He defeated Perry Christie’s Progressive Liberal Party in a 34-5 parliamentary split. Sanjay Mitra appointed as new Defense Secretary Sanjay Mitra will be the next defence secretary of the country. The appointment was made at the world football governing body’s 67th Congress at Manama. He is 39. Justice Mudgal elected as Chairman of FIFA Governance Committee Justice Mukul Mudgal was elected as the Chairman of FIFA Governance Committee. she marked a historical high point for the French righ. Currently he is a joint secretary in the Prime Minister's Office. Despite Le Pen’s loss.FB. i. Vinay is a 1988-batch Foreign Service officer. Bahrain. He has an experience of dealing with the UN organisations such as International Labour Organisation (ILO) and World Health Organisation (WHO). Bahamas elects Hubert Minnis as new prime minister Dr. ii. British foreign aid boss to be named UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock. ii. He will succeed Mohan Kumar. Vinay Mohan Kwatra named new ambassador to France Vinay Mohan Kwatra named a new ambassador to France. Lowcock will replace Stephen O'Brien. has been appointed as United Nations’ new humanitarian aid chief by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Emmanuel Macron to be France’s youngest President Emmanuel Macron an Independent centrist has become France’s youngest-ever president. ii. Baahubali 2 crossed the 800 crore mark on 6th. ii. He is the 1982 batch IAS 94 | P a g e Follow Us . His candidature for this post was strongly backed by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Lowcock will be the 4th British national to hold post of UN Humanitarian Chief since year 2007. ii. i. ii. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 .com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i. i. Hubert Minnis has been elected as the new Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. the head of Britain's International Development Department. Mr. i. Minnis will be sworn in as prime minister by Governor General Marguerite Pindling. Baahubali 2 Director SS Rajamouli.

It is the first time in the history of India that government has appointed members of the transgender community. iii. These 23 transgender workers will be a part of the 530 Kudumbasree workers to be employed at 11 stations in Kochi Metro’s Aluva-Palarivattom corridor. CBEC had only two members -. ii. a 1984 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh has been appointed as the secretary in the textiles ministry.He was holding the charge of secretary in the ministry of road transport and highways. Anant Kumar Singh. iv. Other appointments are as follows: i. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 officer from West Bengal cadre. ArunaSundararajan will hold the additional charge of secretary. Vanaja N Sarna is the current Chairperson of CBEC. ii. Pakistan's new High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood the senior most officer of Pakistan Foreign Service has been designated as Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to India. In a first. department of telecommunications. Prior to these appointments. transgenders get jobs at Kochi Metro Kochi Metro Rail Ltd has announced to employ 23 members from the transgender community. Rajiv Srivastava. Sohail Mahmood. ii. Amitabh Bachchan appointed WHO goodwill ambassador for Hepatitis The World Health Organisation (WHO) appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill 95 | P a g e Follow Us . R K Mahajan. to be the next secretary in the ministry of woman and child development. v. ♦ He will assume charge on May 24 when incumbent G Mohan Kumar retires. Jammu and Kashmir cadre and 1984 batch BR Sharma appointed as additional secretary in the home ministry. a 1981 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre. . Mahender Singh appointed CBEC members The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved appointment of senior bureaucrats R K Mahajan and Mahender Singh as members in the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). Both of them are Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) officers. Jagdish Prasad Meena is selected for the post of secretary in the department of consumer affairs. i. iii. Mahajan is the director general of Central Excise Intelligence and Singh is the director general (audit).Ananya Ray and S Ramesh -- against the sanctioned strength of six. All the workers were appointed after a written test and copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.

Harsh Vardhan Gets Additional Charge Of Environment Ministry The Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region. Scientist and former Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was appointed as Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University for a five-year term. V K Saraswat succeeds former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. 2017. 96 | P a g e Follow Us . Dr. This is the first formal association between WHO and Mr. Gillette and Hero MotoCorp. K Kasturirangan. V K Saraswat appointed new JNU Chancellor On May 11. a senior minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet. ii. i. It aims to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic. Dish TV India appoints Anil Dua as Group CEO Direct-to-home operator Dish TV India has appointed Anil Dua as group Chief Executive Officer. Venu Rajamony appointed India's ambassador to Netherlands Venu Rajamony a Press Secretary to President Pranab Mukherjee and senior diplomat has been appointed India's Ambassador to the Netherlands. German policewoman to become first female referee in Europe's top-flight leagues A German policewoman Bibiana Steinhaus becomes the first female referee in Europe’s top leagues. For a brief period in 2014. V K Saraswat. She is . has worked in several companies including Unilever. ii. Bibiana Steinhaus has been a fourth official for Bundesliga matches and a German FA (DFB) referee since 1999. 2017. ii. She will be the first female referee in Europe’s top five leagues.Bachchan. Harsh Vardhan was the Health Minister in the Modi cabinet. Dish TV India and Videocon d2h Ltd had filed a scheme of arrangement for amalgamation of Vd2h into Dish TV. i. Harsh Vardhan has been given additional charge of the Environment Ministry.FB. He is an alumnus of IIT-Delhi and IIM-Ahmedabad. i. who completed his term on March 30. ii. i. holds the charge of the ministries of earth sciences and science and technology. Dr Harsh Vardhan.

com . i. ♦ Mehrotra will be the youngest MD of Ford India. Rouhani Wins Re-election in Iran by a Wide Margin Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won re-election by a wide margin. an Indian appointed to high-level UN climate change post Ovais Sarmad. Aisha has been appointed as the lecturer of the Department of Gender in Quaid-i-Azam University.Sarmadwas appointed as the assistant secretary-general level by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The government of Pakistan has officially appointed a transgender as a teacher for the very first time. Yes Bank announced the appointment of computer hardware company Intels executive Debjani Ghosh as an additional director on its board. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Yes Bank appoint Debjani Ghosh as independent director Yes Bank has appointed Debjani Ghosh as an independent director. ii. 97 | P a g e Follow Us . First ever transgender appointed as lecturer in Quaid-i-Azam University A lecturer from transgender community Aisha Mughal has appointed lecturer in Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad. ii. a senior Indian official was appointed as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on May 2017.FB. Ovais Sarmad. He is 44 years only. Edouard Philippe from a center-right party and he is a member of the Les Republicans party. Rouhani won the re-election by a wide margin and secured a commanding lead of 57 percent. i. He will succeed Canada’s Richard copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i. i. She has been associated with Intel since 1996 and has held positions including country head and managing director for South Asia Emmanuel Macron picks centre-right Édouard Philippe as PM French President Emmanuel Macron on 15 May 2017 named Edouard Philippe as the Prime Minister of the country. ii. ii. ♦ Accordning to reports. Edouard Philippe is a French lawyer and politician and he was born on 28 November 1970. Anurag Mehrotra takes over as the new MD of Ford India American carmaker Ford has appointed Anurag Mehrotra as Managing Director for its Indian subsidiary.

i. He was closely associated with the induction and operationalisation of Embraer-135 and C-130 fleets in the Indian Air Force (IAF). In the election which took place on the sidelines of the Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Air Marshal PN Pradhan Appointed as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff Air Marshal PN Pradhan appointed as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) (Operations). Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was voted as the new Director- General of the World Health Organization (WHO). First Indian-born woman Rehana Ameer elected to City of London Corporation AUK entrepreneur Rehana Ameer has become the first India-born woman to be elected as a councillor to a ward in the UK. PV Sindhu topped the ballot with 129 votes. 98 | P a g e Follow Us . It was his second stint as the Prime Minister. ii.FB. Shuva Mandal has succeeded Bharat Vasani. P V Sindhu elected to Badminton World Federation Athletes’ Commission On May 24.V. He was elected as the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal. Rehana Ameer was born in Chennai and she contested from Vintry ward in the City of London country as an independent candidate. Sindhu became the second Indian to be inducted in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes' Commission. He is the first African ever to hold this post. She was elected as a councilor to the Court of Common Council. i. Indian badminton player P. Mandal will join the company with from July. who has held this post from 2006. i. Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' announced his resignation while addressing the nation in a live telecast. ii. ii. iii.Dr Tedros replaces Dr Margaret Chan of China. Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' Resigns As Nepal Prime Minister i. He was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in . 2017. 2017. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i. Shuva Mundal to succeed Bharat Vasani as Group General Counsel of Tata Sons Tata Sons has announced the appointment of Shuva Mandal as the Group General Counsel of Tata Sons. India’s Saina Nehwal is already in the BWF Athletes’ Commission. WHO Elects Ethiopia's Tedros as First Director General From Africa On May 23.

ii. The Lenin Moreno is a socialist and he is 64 year old. Chairman & Group CEO. i. A 1998 batch officer of Indian Railway personnel Service (IRPS) Anurag Tripathy has appointed the new secretary of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The government analyzed the service records of over 24. He will hold the post for a period of five years.FB. FreeCharge.He will replace Kunal Shah. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii. It is appointed by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Anurag Tripathy appointed as secretary of CBSE Anurag Tripathy has appointed as Secretary of CBSE. He has become only the second Indian-American judge of an appeals . 99 | P a g e Follow Us . ii. iii. i. Google's Rajan Anandan is now IAMAI Chairman Google Vice-President Rajan Anandan is the new Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).251 Group B officers for copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. along with Marc Zweibler of Germany and Kristy Gilmour of Scotland will serve a four-year term in this role. Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer. iii. MakeMyTrip. i. is the new Vice Chairman of IAMAI. PV Sindhu. ii. the government has forced 129 government officers to retire for non-performance in the past few months. After Senate’s approval Thapar has become President Trump’s second judicial nominee to get confirmed. i. Deep Kalra. Government makes 129 'non-performing' officers retire in Public interest According to Union Minister Jitendra Singh. Amul Thapar has appointed a judge to the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Moreno is one of the world's few paraplegic heads of state and he said in his speech that he will continue anti-poverty programs. ii. Socialist Lenin Moreno sworn in as President of Ecuador Lenin Moreno was sworn in as President of Ecuador on 24th of May 2017. Amul Thapar becomes second Indian-American judge of US Court of Appeals Amul Thapar has become second Indian-American judge of US Court of Appeals.000 Group A officers and 42. i. ii. In total 30 officers from Group A and 99 officers from Group B has been forced to retire in the past few months.

100 | P a g e Follow Us . the Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia. Rakesh Kapoor is a Joint Managing Director of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO). Vani Sarraju Rao appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Finland Ms. U. India joins the programme for the first time and 60 other countries will participate. i. Gen.A. IFFCO is the World's largest fertilizer and marketing Cooperative represents 50 Million farmers across the country. i. i.) M.P Minority Finance Development Corporation Ltd. She is expected to take up her assignment shortly. She is from Vivek High School. ii. ii. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Jaideep Mazumdar appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Philippines Jaideep Mazumdar has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Philippines. Mission XI Million picks Chandigarh girl Ananya Kamboj Ananya Kamboj. He is presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. . 8th standard student from Chandigarh has been selected as a young journalist at the global Football for Friendship (F4F) Social Programme in Russia. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly. Petersburg. ii. She has been a five-time member of the Rajya Sabha. The 1989 batch IFS officer is presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. who will complete his five-year term this month. i. Ananya will join young journalists programme in St. i. Appointment of Najma Heptulla was confirmed by Tala Ahmad. ii. Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi is a graduate in Arts and also holds Diploma in Mechanics. Zaki. Mohali and has been selected to represent India. International Fertiliser Association hires Rakesh Kapur as Chairman Rakesh Kapoor has been appointed a chairman of International Fertilizer Association (IFA). Najma Heptulla appointed as Jamia Chancellor Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has been unanimously appointed as the Chancellor (Amir-e- Jamia) of Jamia Millia Islamia for a five year term by the University’s Court (Anjuman). Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi assumes charge of Chairman of National Commission for Minorities Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi has assumed a charge of the Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities in New Delhi. She succeeds Lt. He served as Chairman. Vani Sarraju Rao has appointed the next Ambassador of India to Finland. and it’s Deputy Chairman for 16 years.FB. iii. (Retd. ii. ii. Manipur copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Russia in July 2017.

com . It is about $10 million in an all-stock deal. The members are as follows: 1. the largest blog conference in India copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. George Kurian appointed as Vice-Chairperson Of National Commission for Minorities George Kurian has been appointed as vice-chairman of National Commission for Minorities on 30th May. i. It is the India’s largest blog conference where bloggers and content managers connect. Ltd). ii. Ltd has acquired home services start- up Zimmber (Rejuvenate Solutions Pvt.FB. ii. Its total cost is Rs 100 crore for acquiring sophisticated equipment to run 1000 trains without guards. Other members of the Commission are Sulekha Kumbhare. He is a renowned social and educational activist from Kerala. Sunil Singhi and Vada Dasturji Khurshed Kaikobad Dastoor. India’s leading Digital Marketing Agency acquired BlogX. ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS Quikr acquires home services start-up Zimmber in a $10 million all-stock deal Online classifieds company Quikr India Pvt.Private equity player Pradip Shah has been chosen into the board as independent members. EoTT system comprises two units one unit called cab display unit (CDU) fitted on the locomotive and the other is sense and brake unit (SBU) fitted on the last coach or wagon of the train. Techmagnate acquires BlogX. 101 | P a g e Follow Us . Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Banks Board Bureau gets 2 more members Shubhalaxmi Panse and Pradip Shah The appointment of two additional members of Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has announced on 30th of May. The End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) equipment is used to establish communication between the locomotive driver and the last wagon of the train.Former Allahabad Bank chairperson and managing director Shubhalaxmi Panse 2. Railways to acquire EOTT system to run trains without guards The Indian Railway will acquire EOTT systems to run trains without guards. 2017 i.

It will promote bilateral trade and investments and enhancing capacities of government departments. i. Cabinet approves MoU on Third Line of Credit of US $ 4. The MoU was signed during the visit of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to India in April 2017.5 billion to Bangladesh for implementation of developmental projects Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 3rd Line of Credit (LoC) of US $ 4. The term sheet being non-exclusive means that Snapdeal will be able to propose FreeCharge to other potential buyers as well. i.S. ii. The Pact between the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Singapore include economic development. • This LoC has been extended for developmental projects in Bangladesh.84 km at capital Amaravati as startup area on 15th of May. ii. Company to top the $800 billion mark in market capitalization. i. It aims to strengthen the bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh.5 billion to Bangladesh. Wellington and Defence Services Command and Staff College. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Apple becomes first company to hit $800 bn valuation mark & Apple acquires sleep- tracking app 'Beddit' Apple Inc became the first U. Cabinet approves MoU between the Defence Services Staff College. It aims to boost its health and fitness services. Paytm-FreeCharge deal could be finalised at $45 million to $90 million.FB. Apple has moved slightly more than two years after it crossed the $700 billion threshold. Beddit has been acquired by Apple on 8th Paytm signs term sheet to acquire rival Freecharge: reports Paytm has signed a non-exclusive term sheet to acquire Snapdeal-owned payments platform FreeCharge. MoUs AP. iii. ii. Dhaka for Cooperation in Military Education This MoU seeks to establish a framework for enhanced cooperation in the field of military education 102 | P a g e Follow Us .com .Apple has bought Finnish sleep tracking firm Beddit. Singapore In Pact For Developing Amaravati Startup Area Andhra Pradesh government inked a pact with Singapore for developing an area of copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Mirpur. master development of the startup area in Amaravati.

investment. Cabinet approves MoU on Urea manufacturing Plant in Malaysia Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to signing of MoU with Malaysia on development of a urea and ammonia manufacturing plant in Malaysia.4 million tonnes of urea and 1.1 billion. • The plant will be built at an estimated cost $2. i. The vaccination drive for the same will start from March 2018 under which. will be vaccinated for Rubella. tourism and cultural exchanges between India and Spain.FB. armed forces of both the countries will be able to coordinate joint action in response to common challenges such as terrorism. both the countries have offered to lower or eliminate duties on a number of items traded with each other. children in Maharashtra aged between 9 months to 15 . (PTA) between India and Chile has come into effect from 16th of May.35 million tonnes of ammonia per annum with provision of dedicated supply to Indian market. Cabinet approves signing of MoU between India and Spain in Civil Aviation Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in area of Civil Aviation with Spain. Under this trade agreement. United Arab Emirates. Chile Trade agreement to come into force from May 16 The Preferential Trade Agreement. It will have capacity to produce 2. Maharashtra Govt Ties Up With WHO for Eradication of Rubella Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant has announced that the state has tied up with World Health Organisation (WHO) for eradication of Rubella measles. of India (ICAI) and Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT). 103 | P a g e Follow Us . Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 concerning strategic and operational studies and promotion of closer and long-term cooperation between India and Bangladesh • Through joint training and exercises. United Arab Emirates Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2011 and renewal of MoU between the Institute of Chartered copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. India. • This MoU will positively impact bilateral trade. Cabinet approves MoU signed in 2011 and Renewal of MoU between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Higher Colleges of Technology.

com . Under the copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Oracle will support by its vast portfolio of technology solutions including Oracle Cloud. i. would be converted into 'Jan Aushadi Kendra' in a phased manner. Goa Govt To Sign MoU Under PMBJP For Subsidised Medicines Goa government has decided to sign memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Centre under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) to provide subsidised medicines in the state. The objective of this MoU is to meet the rising demand for certified commercial drivers in the automotive. SAP launch 'SARAL GST' solution for taxpayers Reliance Corporate IT Park Limited (“RCITPL”) it is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAP to launch ‘SARAL GST’ solution for taxpayers. i. ♦ The MoU will be signed in June 2017 in presence of Chief Minister of Goa. 2017 in the presence of Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Union Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy. Reliance. It will hold the proficiency of RCITPL as GST Suvidha Provider (GSP) and SAP as Application Service Provider (ASP). Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Govt to set up 100 training institutes to skill drivers Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and the Union Skill Development Ministry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up 100 driver training institutes. Oracle signs MoU with Jharkhand for cloud-based citizen services The Government of Jharkhand and Oracle has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cloud-based citizen services. 104 | P a g e Follow Us . i. The MoU was signed in New Delhi on May 5.FB. Ministry of Road Transport & Highways will allocate Rs 1 crore grant for each of the 100 driver training institutes. ii. Its main aim is to improve citizen services and to make Jharkhand an attractive destination for start-ups. iii. construction and logistics sectors. SARAL GST will provide simplified operations high quality of service and security to taxpayers. ii. all pharmacy stores run by Goa State Govt. ii. Mahohar Parrikar. SARAL GST will enable easy access to taxpayers once it will be started from 1st of July 2017.

MobiKwik. Key Notes: i. Director. 2017. ii. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Indian Navy and Space Application Centre. It is a Department of Happiness.FB. Ahmedabad Sign Memorandum of Understanding Indian Navy and Space Application Centre (SAC). The MoU has been signed to collaborate on the development of a Happiness Index for measuring the well-being of the residents of the state. Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. The MoU was signed by Vice Admiral SN Ghormade. BSNL has signed a MoU with Disney Land India to offer premium online gaming services to its mobile customers. AVSM. MobiKwik and Disney Land in order to popularize the internet and its value added services among its customers. 2017 at SAC. The MoU was signed in New Delhi in April. Space Application Centre (SAC) on May 15. According to the agreement Facebook. Director General Naval Operations and Mr Tapan Misra. ii. Cabinet approves Joint Declaration of Intent between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine The signing of the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDl) will enhance bilateral cooperation between India and Germany in the areas of traditional/alternative medicine. The Happiness index would be developed by IIT-KGP and the data collected by the state government. BSNL will facilitate connectivity for Facebook’s `Express Wi-Fi Program’. NM. IIT Kharagpur Signs MoU with Madhya Pradesh For Measuring Happiness Index IIT Kharagpur’s Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness has signed a MoU with Madhya Pradesh government’s ‘ . BSNL Signs MoU with Facebook. and Disney Land India BSNL has inked agreements with Facebook. Ahmedabad have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Data Sharing and Scientific cooperation in the field of Meteorology and Oceanology. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i. 105 | P a g e Follow Us .

The MoU will include in defence industry. humanitarian assistance and disaster management. The Home Ministry has announced that the agreement between India and Kazakhstan concerning transfer of sentenced persons came into effect from 26th of May. military training. iii. ii. India-Australia Pact Transfer Of Prisoners Comes Into Effect India-Australia pact for transfer of each other's sentenced prisoners has come into effect with the ratification of the treaty by both the countries. Prasar Bharati signs MoU with Morocco's SNRT Prasar Bharati has signed an agreement with Moroccos Societe Nationale de Radio diffusionet de Television (SNRT). India and Kazakhstan Pact of Transfer of Prisoners Comes Into Effect India and Kazakhstan pact of transfer of prisoners comes into effect. ii. ii. 2017 i. The pact was signed between by Indian and Kazakhstan in July 8. Spain on cooperation in the organ and tissue procurement and transplantation copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Amul inks MoU with ISRO for Fodder acreage estimation Amul has signed an MoU with ISRO for fodder Acreage estimation 106 | P a g e Follow Us . Key Points: i. 2016. Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Commerce and Industry had gone to attend the meeting.FB. 2015 and ratified by India on October 9. Ministry of Health. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Cabinet approves MoU between Spain and India on cooperation in the field of Organ Transplant Service Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Directorate General of Health Services under Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare National Transplant Organization. 2015 and by Kazakhstan on March 4. The MoU has been signed to step up cooperation in the broadcasting sector. The Meeting was held between our defence minister and his counterpart. i. Social Services and Equality. The MoU was signed during the the fifth India Morocco Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) in Rabat.The MoU has been signed in New Delhi the capital of . India and FIJI sign MoU on Defence Cooperation India has signed an MoU with FIJI on Defence Cooperation on May 29. iii.

FB. ii.Assam with 100% outlay of central government. Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Tajikistan on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters This agreement will provide a legal framework for sharing of information and intelligence between the Customs authorities of India and Tajikistan on following aspects: • Proper application of Customs laws • Prevention and investigation of Customs offences • Facilitation of legitimate trade Cabinet approves Faculty Exchange Agreement between National Defence College. Israel Aerospace Industries has signed a $630 million deal with the India Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a $ 630 million deal with the Indian State- owned aerospace and defense company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).com . A GCMMF markets product comes under the brand name of 'Amul'. Cabinet approves MoU between India and Australia on Cooperation in Combating International Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Australia on Cooperation in Combating International Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime. Dhaka. New Delhi and National Defence copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. • The agreement envisages better coordination and cooperation among the armed forces while addressing common challenges such as counter terrorism. Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) has signed anMoU with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). 107 | P a g e Follow Us . Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 i. Cabinet approves proposal to establish Indian Agricultural Institute (IARI) in Assam Union cabinet has approved the proposal to establish Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) . Bangladesh The purpose of the Agreement is to institutionalize regular exchange programs and establish sustainable framework between the two National Defence Colleges for enhancing mutual cooperation in the field of military education concerning strategic and operational studies. IARI-Assam will be constructed on 587 acres land provided by Assam State Govt.

Assam-50 MW and Odisha-50MW of wind power. students at higher secondary level will get a one-time grant of Taka 20.000 (Rs 38. In this meeting. ii. . 35 crore rupees to children of freedom fighters in Bangladesh in the next five years. It offers meals to registered construction workers under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana. • Other Govt. According to MoAs for meeting their non-solar RPO (Renewable Purchase Obligations) UP to buy 449. All freedom fighters will be eligible for multiple entries on Indian visa for a period of five years. Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) is a Government of India sponsored scheme to provide highly subsidized food to millions of the poorest families.FB.National Security 108 | P a g e Follow Us .430). iii. Bihar-200 MW.Rajnath Singh coins an acronym to wipe out left-wing terror A meeting of the Chief Ministers of states affected by Left-Wing Extremism (LWE). Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 SCHEMES Haryana govt to offer meals at subsidised rates for workers The Haryana government has decided to open canteens that offer meals at subsidized rates for workers. Mobile food vans would also be started at 23 convenient sites with large number of workers. at 23 locations in the state. iv. Delhi-100 MW.000 (Rs 15. With the success of first wind auction scheme. ii. India to give Rs 35 cr to children of freedom fighters in Bangladesh Under the new ‘Muktijodha scholarship’ scheme India will give Rs. iv. Rajnath Singh announced copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. The projects are to be commissioned within 18 months from the date of issue of LoA. The Letter of Award (LoA) to the successful wind power developers under the first wind auction scheme have been issued by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). MNRE launched a scheme for another round of wind auction for 1000 MW capacity wind power projects. MoAs signed for first wind auction Scheme The Memorandum of Agreements (MoAs) for purchase of 1000 MW wind power under MNRE’s first wind auction Scheme was signed between PTC India. a new strategy to wipe out left – wing terror. i.370) and students at the undergraduate level will get a grant of Taka 50. SAMADHAN . iii. i. iii. Jharkhand-200 MW. functionaries who attended the meeting included Ajit Doval .9 MW. presided over by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was held in New Delhi on May 8. 2017. Meals would be served in these canteens between 8 am and 2 pm. Every year 100 of them will be entitled to free medical treatment in Indian hospitals. Mr. Under the scheme. i.

6000 crore To be implemented by: FY 2019-20 109 | P a g e Follow Us . Components of SAMADHAN Strategy: S – Smart Leadership: In LWE affected areas. Rs 10. ii.000. PM Narendra Modi launches Sampada scheme for value addition of agriculture produce On May 26.FB. Mr.000 monthly pension scheme. a specific action plan for each front has to be prepared. M – Motivation and Training: Training based on careful analysis of enemy’s strengths and weaknesses should be provided to security forces A – Actionable Intelligence: An efficient intelligence network should be developed by involving locals and surrendered LWE cadre. N – No access to financing: Mr. 2017. A – Aggressive Strategy: Aggression should be inculcated in thinking. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and satellite images. 2017. a Smart Leadership is required that can boost the morale of jawans and reorient them towards victory. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced following incentives for journalists at the "Swarna Jayanti Journalists' Meet" in Panchkula: . Rajiv Mehrishi . Singh recommended extensive use of technology such as high-resolution copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. A life insurance covers of Rs 10 lakh and a cashless media claim policy of Rs 500. for those who are above 60 years and have completed 20 years in the profession. operations and development of infrastructure which can be useful during combat. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 • Adviser. Singh mentioned that identifying and choking up the source of funds of LWE should be the ‘basic mantra’. GPS tracking. PM announced this scheme at a ceremony for laying the foundation stone of Indian agricultural research institute in Gogamukh in Assam Details about SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro- Processing Clusters): Financial Outlay: Rs.Dashboard KPIs and KRAs: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Key Result Areas (KRAs) should be outlined for assessing the performance of state police and the central forces. Director of Intelligence Bureau. State Heads of Police Department and Heads of the Central Forces. A – Action Plan for each Theatre: As LWE is spread across vast geographical area spanning various states. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the new scheme SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro- Processing Clusters) which will bring value addition of agriculture produce and will thereby increase farmers’ income. D . Haryana announces pension scheme for journalists On May 27. H – Harnessing Technology: To gain an edge.Union Home Secretary.

Government will spend Rs. Chitale Committee recommends measures for desiltation of river Ganga Chitale Committee on desiltation of River Ganga has come up with several recommendations such as establishing annual sediment budgets to guide de-silting 110 | P a g e Follow Us . • Under first phase of this copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 PM Modi launches Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme This scheme aims to train rural youth to maintain mobile towers. 7 crore for this purpose. It will help in framing policies and it will also help in creating jobs. Kannan (Chief Executive. Indian Institute of Member Management. ii. G. Indian Institute of Member Technology. secretary statistics T.FB. B. R. • Sinha mentioned that Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will establish more than 1. training will be provided to 10. 2017 the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) constitutes Technical Committee to lay down Technical Standards for the performance of core services and other services. National Statistical Chairperson Commission) Dr. According to a task force has been created under the chairmanship of Aayog's vice chairman Arvind Panagariya with labour secretary Sathiyavathy. Bangalore) Sh. Barman (Chairman.000 people from 10 States/UTs including Uttar Pradesh.000 Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan in future under this scheme.A. Indian Banks Member Association) Government sets up a high-level task force to compute timely data on employment The government has set up a high-level task force to compute timely data on employment situation in the country. Bihar. Committee Members Name and Position Position in committee Dr. COMMITTEE IBBI constitutes Technical Committee to lay down Technical Standards for performance of core services Under IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations. Ananth. Bombay) Dr. Pulak Ghosh of NITI Aayog and Manish Sabharwal as members. Odisha. i. Pulak Ghosh (Professor. NandLal Sarda (Emeritus .C. V. repair optical fibres and fix other communication technologies. Punjab and Haryana.

• Establish difference between desilting and sand mining • Establish need for desilting for ecology and e-flow of the river Ganga Important Remarks and Recommendations of Chitale Committee: Committee has mentioned that though de-siltation works can improve hydraulic performance of the river. Maa committee is formed to check mid-day meal quality in UP schools. it has no direct role in improving environment flow in the copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. • Committee has recommended undertaking Catchment Area Treatment and Watershed Development works in a comprehensive way to reduce silt inflow into the river system. embankment and reclamation works. Central Water and Power Research Station. Ministry of Water Resources. Forests & Climate Change and Secretary. It is served to students in state-run primary schools. the committee recommended thatbasic principles of siltation in rivers should be kept in mind while considering de- siltation works. i. Mukesh Sinha. • Highlighting the importance of sediment transport in rivers. Secretary. River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. • The committee also recommended constructive uses of river gravels/sands/silts for building houses. Pune. Ministry of Environment. Mandate: • To prepare guidelines for desiltation of river Ganga from Bhimgauda (Uttarakhand) to Farakka (West Bengal). 111 | P a g e Follow Us . Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 activities. . 'Maa’ committee formed to check mid-day meal quality in UP schools A Mother’s Day gift has given for lakhs of children and their moms in Uttar Pradesh.FB. About Chitale Committee • Constituted in: July 2016 • Chairperson of the Committee: Madhav Chitale (Expert Member of National Ganga River Basin Authority) • Other Members of the Committee: Dr. roads. ii.This scheme will be introduced on 14th of May. morphological and flood routing studies and study of reach wise sediment transport processes. Maa committee will aim to get nutritious food prepared in hygienic conditions.

the cell-cultures are created from natural. KOREASAT-7. ii. i. and reducing carbon footprint from the fossil fuel plants. iii. indigenously developed high temperature drop tube reactor (DTR) system has been installed by NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA). Andhra Pradesh. i. The second. It was delayed since March 20 due to a incapacitate strike in French Guiana. The new synthetic. Strike-delayed European Rocket launches In French Guiana An Ariane 5 rocket that carries two telecommunications satellites for South Korea and Brazil blasted off on 5th May. separated from the rocket just over 28 minutes after lift-off. ii. The rocket launched at 6:51 pm (2151 GMT) from Europe's space port in Kourou. Unlike existing artificial retinal implants. ♦ The DTR system is used for designing advanced ultra super critical technology. less invasive technologies that more closely resemble human body tissues and will help in treating degenerative eye conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa. and Arianespace. soft tissue retina which closely mimics the natural human retinal process. GSAT-9 was launched using ISRO’s GSLV-F09 rocket. 2017. .FB. Nepal. SGDC. Bangladesh. combustion characterisation of coal/ copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. was placed in orbit a little more than 36 minutes from launch. Guiana. by ISRO from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Indian GSLV Rocket lifts off successfully with South Asia Communications Satellite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Gift’ to south Asian nations. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Researchers develop synthetic soft retina Researchers from Oxford University have developed a synthetic. It helps to provide internet access to remote and underserved communities. • South Asia Satellite will improve disaster and telecommunication links between India. Weight: 2230 kg 112 | P a g e Follow Us . This breakthrough could lead to development of new. iv. biodegradable materials and do not contain foreign bodies or living entities. double layeredretina replica consists of soft water droplets (hydrogels) and biological cell membrane proteins. the South Asia Satellite (GSAT- 9) was successfully launched on May 5. About South Asia Satellite: It is a geosynchronous communications and meteorology satellite developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) 1. Sri Lanka and Maldives. NETRA inducts India's first high temperature drop tube reactor India's first of its kind. The first satellite. Sriharikota.

• It will provide a significant capability to each of the participating countries in terms of DTH (direct-to-home). The 3.8 nanometre. certain parts were replaced and specific settings were also changed in order to upgrade the overall functioning. education. it will enable linking among the countries for disaster information transfer. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 2. i. Thiruvanathanapuram. World's biggest X-ray laser generates first light The world’s biggest X-ray laser has generated its first beam of light. that is located in underground tunnels in Germany. . India Government has shown willingness to extend technical assistance in this matter. • Most importantly. ♦The operations were stopped in December 2016 for scheduled maintenance work which is undertaken every year. The X-ray light has a wavelength of 0. says CERN The world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. 113 | P a g e Follow Us . will help in new era of European research.FB. The entire project copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. IT- connectivity. Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has restarted circulating beams of protons for the first time in 2017. Cost: 235 crore (entirely funded by India) Benefits of South Asia Satellite: • The satellite will bring benefits in the areas of mapping of natural resources. which has been designed and developed using in-house resources. along with the scheduled maintenance. However. Mission Life: More than 12 years 4. ISRO unveils solar hybrid electric car made of desi resources The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently demonstrated a solar hybrid electric car. Large Hadron Collider restarts for 2017 run. ♦This time. at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). To derive benefits from this satellite. Transponders: 12 Ku-band transponders (36 Mhz each) 3. • Each participating country will get access to one transponder through which they could beam their own programming. It will allow scientists to get a glimpse of new materials. drugs and chemical reactions at the atomic level. There is also a scope to have a common “South Asian Programming”. the participating country will have to develop its own ground infrastructure. tele-medicine and people-to-people links. up to the launch has been borne by India.4-kilometre-long European XFEL. .

SpaceX Launches Intelligence Mission on Falcon 9 US based rocket manufacturing company SpaceX successfully launched and landed a rocket carrying carrying NROL-76 for US intelligence from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on May copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Delhi Police and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). binoculars and night vision devices. such as telescopes. coaches and locomotives. 114 | P a g e Follow Us . i. For creating the solar cells. the researchers made use of naturally occurring pigment present in jamun as an inexpensive photosensitizer for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSCs) or Gratzel cells. to create low cost and more efficient solar cells.RFID tags have a lifespan of 25 years. iii.FB. This was the fourth SpaceX booster landing at Cape Canaveral and fifth successful mission in 2017. ii. Shoots 5 Trillion Frames Per Second Researchers at a university in Sweden have developed world’s fastest camera called FRAME (Frequency Recognition Algorithm for Multiple Exposures).com . These devices are developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). i. This camera can capture five trillion frames per second. 2017 i. locomotive management and coach maintenance management. It is the SpaceX's first recycled rocket flew last month Defence Minister Arun Jaitley hands over DRDO developed devices to forces Defence Minister Arun Jaitley handed over a number of devices to National Security Guard (NSG). Railways to use radio-frequency tags to track wagons. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Sweden created World’s Fastest Camera. RFID tags will use in freight maintenance management. 'OTL-300' . iii. ii. The device includes 'E-Nasika'. Gratzel cells is a thin film solar cells made of a porous layer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) coated photoanode. It helps in ensuring the effective and transparent functioning of the system. which is a hand-held equipment. i. ii. IIT scientists create low-cost solar cells using Jamun Scientists of IIT Roorkee have used Indian summer fruit. coaches The Indian Railways is set to make use of the Radio-Frequency Identification tags (RFID) for tracking of wagons. ii. Jamun. For the first phase the Railways have sanctioned Rs 57 crore.Device instantly detect partially camouflaged optical elements.

development. Rajnath Singh has also launched an exclusive BSFMyApp for the personnel of the Border Security Force. New & Renewable 115 | P a g e Follow Us . It will allow tracking of radiation emitted from mobile towers within their locality. ii. Shri Piyush Goyal launches Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application (SEVA) App On May 23. iii. 2017. ii. India test fired ‘Spyder’ surface-to-air-missile at a test range in Odisha. ii. It was originally a short range air-to-air defence system. The C919 is a twin-engine airliner designed to compete with the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737. but was later modified to be used as surface-to-air defence system.000 metres Rajnath Singh launches the MHA Mobile Application for Grievances Redressal of CAPF personnel Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched a Mobile-based grievance redressal application for central paramilitary copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. It would move the country into a new era of aviation. It checks their compliance with the Electromagnetic field (EMF) emission norms defined by the government. It can strike enemy targets within a range of 15 km and at heights between 20-and-9. Family of every trooper killed in action gets a compensation of at least Rs 1 crore.It is a web portal for Information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliances. 2017. It took off from Shanghai’s Pudong International airport and landed back there again 80 minutes later. i. ii. India test-fires ‘Spyder’ surface-to-air missile from Odisha test range On May 11. i. It has been acquired from Israel.FB. 1st large Chinese-made passenger jet C919 makes its maiden flight The first Chinese-built passenger jet C919 has made it maiden flight. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Department of telecom launches ‘Tarang Sanchar’ portal for information on mobile tower radiation Department of Telecom (DoT). i. Ministry of Communications has launched Tarang Sanchar. Coal. . Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power. The app is launched against the backdrop of huge incidents of troopers taking to social media to voice their complaints. This trial was conducted for validating several parameters of the sophisticated weapon system in order to strengthen India’s air defence system.

Prakash Javadekar jointly inaugurated the integration of eSanad with ‘Parinam Manjusha’. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Energy and Mines. Shri Piyush Goyal launched the Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application (SEVA). Sushma Swaraj. Ravi Shankar Prasad and Human Resource Development Minister. 116 | P a g e Follow Us . External Affairs Minister. Electronics and Information Technology Minister. i. i.FB. Sushma Swaraj. ‘Parinam Manjusha’ is CBSE’s digital academic repository which allows students to find their mark sheets and other certificates online. Prakash Javdekar & Ravi Shankar Prasad jointly inaugurates integration of copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister launch e-Krishi Samvad. i.sanad with CBSE's Academic Repository On May 24. Radha Mohan Singh. e-Krishi Samvadis internet-based interface that will provide actionable and effective solutions to the problems faced by farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture sector. launched e-Krishi Samvad at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi for welfare and development of agricultural stakeholders in India. By directly connecting to the ICAR website. appropriate solutions from the subject experts and institutes can be availed through web or SMS. ii. ii. cashless and paperless document attestation/apostille service to applicants in India as well as abroad. and the latest yearly updates as well. Objective and Utility of Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application (SEVA): . 2017. SEVA Dashboard provides summary of quantity of coal dispatched along with grades for the given day. 2017. The main focus of this “Swachh Bharat App” is to basically involve people actively to become part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Movement). month. eSanad is aimed at online verification of the documents with an objective to extend contactless. an online interface On May 11. SEVA is aimed at increasing the Consumer Connect as well as the Transparency and Accountability in Coal dispatch. ii. Swachh Bharat App Launched in National Museum "Swachh Bharat App” has been launched in National Museum under Ministry of Culture by the Minister of State (I/C) for Culture & Tourism Dr Mahesh Sharma. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission China is testing the ability of four future astronauts to remain on the moon for longer periods. successfully test fired Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile. Four postgraduate students entered a 160-square meter simulated space cabin. Naidu also ordered to set up a film city in the . ii. The test was conducted to assess the integration of the Derby BVR missile with avionics. Several hospitals in UK. The missile fired by Tejas directly hit the target. IIEST creates India's first smart grid project IIEST has created the country's first smart grid project that will generate power from renewable sources of energy. The group of four students will live in the cabin for 200 days. China is planning to ramp up its ambitious space program. 'WannaCry' ransomware cyber attack causing havoc worldwide On May 12. testifying that all on-board systems performing satisfactorily. assistance will be taken from the National Film Development Corporation and the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata. major companies and government offices in 99 countries. The success of this test asserts that LCA Tejas can now be loaded with missiles having BVR capabilities. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 LCA Tejas successfully test fires beyond visual range missile On May 11. i. iii. 2017. called the "Yuegong-1" or "Lunar Palace. LCA Tejas fired the missile to strike a manoeuvrable aerial target. ii. universities in China and reputed global firms have also come under this cyber attack. However. i. i. 2017 ii. i. Jharkhand has been given the most film-friendly award by the National Film Awards. and it will depend on the weather conditions and availability of waste products. as per initial calculations. indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas. fire-control radar. It is the first smart grid project in the country. The smart grid will help in generating power from solar. The "Lunar Palace" has two plant cultivation modules. launchers and missile weapon delivery system of Tejas." on 10th of May. Ukraine and Taiwan. Majority of the attacks targeted entities in Russia. 2017. Naidu announces 24x7 DD channel for Jharkhand Venkaiah Naidu a Union Information and Broadcasting Minister has announced a round-the- clock Doordarshan channel for Jharkhand. a massive ransomware cyber attack dubbed 'WannaCry' hit hospitals.FB. around 5% of all computers affected in the attack were located in India. ii. 117 | P a g e Follow Us . wind and vegetable waste resources.

A team of scientists discovered the first natural human antibodies that can neutralize and protect animals against all three major disease-causing Ebola viruses. i. ii. i. i.FB. Kartik Chandran. It gives protection against the finest particulate pollutants especially the PM2. New . in New Delhi. It is developed by Riftah Sharook. i. i. Its aim is to tab dishonest citizens hiding their income to the authorities and Government. Students can now download school books instantly from the e-textbook portal of the Haryana School Education Boar.The flight took place at the copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. launches Operation Clean Portal Arun Jaitley the Union Minister of Finance has launched the Portal of Operation Clean Money https://www. Tamil Nadu.He is from Pallapatti town. ii. Scientists discover first Natural Human Antibodies against Ebola Virus A team of scientists from the United States have discovered a possible cure for all five known Ebola viruses. iii. HTT-40programme aims to achieve its operational clearance by 2018.5 concentration. KalamSat weighs only 64 grams and is named after former President APJ Abdul Kalam. Haryana launches e-textbook portal for school students Haryana government has launched e-textbook portal for school ii. a Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx. 118 | P a g e Follow Us . one of which severely damage West Africa in recent years. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Arun Jaitley. It is capable of restricting up to 95% of dust and air pollutants.It is aimed at being used for the first stage training for all flying cadets of the three services. It is the cheapest Naso filter available costing Rs 10. Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40) was successful. helped in identifying the antibodies. First flight of HTT-40 prototype-2 successful As per the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited the first flight of prototype-two of India’s indigenous basic trainer aircraft. ii. IIT Delhi researchers develop cheapest respiratory filter Researchers of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi have developed the device ‘Naso filters’. Indian Teen from Tamil Nadu develops the world’s smallest satellite for NASA A18-year-old boy from Tamil Nadu has created the world’s smallest satellite named ‘KalamSat’.

imaging satellite NISAR NASA and ISRO will collaborate to build Earth . US on May 15. It will provide positioning service to transportation. It total cost $1. i. Airlander 10 is hybrid ship and it is a partly plane and partly airship filled with helium gas.5 billion. i. . Neil Armstrong's moon dust bag may fetch $4 mn at auction An extremely rare bag used by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first dust samples from the Moon may fetch up to USD 4 million at an auction in the US. It has launched the world’s biggest and most expensive earth imaging satellite. Completes Test Flight Airlander 10 is the world’s largest aircraft and has successfully completed a test flight by flying for a total of 180 minutes in Cardington. emergency medical rescue and city planning and management. ii.5m wide.FB. ii. ii. As of now. 2017. geostationary orbit. The laser developed at the University of Strathclyde. i.imaging satellite NISAR. SpaceX launched a communications satellite for London-based mobile broadband company – Inmarsat. SpaceX confirmed that the satellite was successfully deployed to a distant. built by Boeing. i. blasted off atop aFalcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. 26 textbooks of classes IX to XII have been uploaded on the portal and these can be easily converted into audio files. iii. SpaceX launches Inmarsat communications satellite On May 15. 2017. The satellite has been named NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR). ISRO and NASA collaborate to build Earth . Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite. It helps in bringing new radiotherapy modalities for the treatment of cancer. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii. It is 92-metre-long and 43. It has been developed in the UK. Details related to the launch: i. Airlander 10. China launches Satellite Navigation Positioning System China has launched national satellite navigation and positioning system on 28th of May. 119 | P a g e Follow Us . UK. World's highest gain high-power laser amplifier developed in UK The world's highest gain high-power laser amplifier that could amplify sounds from rustling of leavesto that of a jumbo jet. World's Largest Aircraft. Florida. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.

i. The total cost is Rs 1. Jaitely launches Aeronautical Test Range in Karna Defence Minister Arun Jaitely has launched an Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) set up in Chitradurga in Karnataka. 120 | P a g e Follow Us . Health Indian researchers develop 3D bioprinted cartilage Sourabh Ghosh from the Department of Textile Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has been successful in 3D bioprinting of cartilage using a bioink. Pentagon successfully tests ICBM defense system for first time On May 31. cartilages developed are molecularly similar to the ones seen in human knees.FB. Thereafter. The app is available on Android platform. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. It has been planned by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) and in collaboration with other Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) labs. Prakash Javadekar launches UGC App to fight Ragging HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has launched an anti-ragging mobile app UGC app introduced by the University Grants Commission on 29th of May . i. India's own global positioning system NavIC to be operational from 2018 India's Global Positioning System (GPS). Russia. China will launch 18 Beidou navigation satellites by 2018 and 6 to 8 Beidou satellites will be sent into orbit in the second half this year. ii. ii. i. It is the first time that permanent cartilage similar to natural ones has been developed. With the NavIC system India has joined the likes of the United States of America. i. alternatively named NavICis going to be operated from 2018. ii.300 crore. US military conducted a successful missile defence test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). and the European Union. the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The testing of the system includes ground verification and calibration of NavIC data to calculate its accuracy. i. ii. In other words. Firstly an ICBM-type missile was fired from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands toward the waters at south of Alaska. a rocket was fired from the Ground-based Midcourse Defence (GMD) system from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California which deployed an ‘exo-atmospheric kill vehicle’ that smashed into the ICBM-type missile and thereby destroyed it completely. 2017. The app will help student register complaints to counter the menace of ragging.

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Scientists at IIT Kharagpur Develop New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel
Scientists at IIT Kharagpur have developed with a new technology known as ‘soil-to-soil’
manufacturing technology.
i. It is used for manufacturing cheaper, quicker and pollution-free. The technology is in
the process of being patented.
ii. The new technology will help in manufacturing Biofuel. Biofuels are fuels which are in some way
derived from biomass.
iii. It is estimated that the biofuel business in India will touch Rs. 50,000 crore by 2022.

INS Ganga placed in non-operational category
Indian Navy frigate INS Ganga is placed in non-operational category from 28th May 2017,
followed by decommissioning, after 32 years of service.
i. INS Ganga is a Godavari-class guided-missile frigate of the Indian Navy and was built in Mumbai
by Mazagon Dock Limited.INS Ganga was commissioned on December 30, 1985.
ii. Presently in her 24th Commission, is commanded by Captain NP Pradeep.

THAAD missile defense system now operational in South Korea
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system is now operational
in South Korea. The system has attained initial intercept capability which will be augmented by
end of 2017 on arrival of new components.
About THAAD Missile Defense System in South Korea:
i. THAAD is United States Army anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down incoming
ballistic missiles.
ii. South Korean military has sought US army’s help in deploying THAAD to counter missile threats
from North Korea.

Indian Army successfully test-fires advanced Block-III version of Brahmos cruise missile
On May 2, 2017, Indian Army successfully test-fired Block III version (an advanced version) of
the Brahmos land-attack cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
i. In the test, Block-III version successfully hit the land-based target with desired precision in a
“top attack configuration”. This test fire has matched all the parameter of the
canonical textbook, involving high level and complex manoeuvring by the missile.

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ii. Earlier, in April 2017, the Indian Navy had successfully conducted its first test-firing of the sea-
to-land attack version of its advanced supersonic cruise missile Brahmos.

India test-fires Agni-II ballistic Missile from Wheeler Island, off Odisha coast
India’s nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-II ballistic missile was test-fired from the
Wheeler Island Odisha coast on May 4, 2017
i. Agni-II ballistic missile has a strike range of 2000 kilometers.The test was aimed at re-
establishing the operational effectiveness of the weapon system.
ii. Agni missile series being developed by DRDO as a deterrent against nuclear armed neighbours.

CASO reintroduced as part of counter-terror ops in Kashmir
The Army has decided to re-introduce Cordon and Search Operations (CASO) as a "permanent
feature" of its campaign against militants.
i. CASO will be carried out in a major way in militancy-hit areas of Kulgam, Pulwama, Tral,
Budgam and Shopian in south Kashmir.
ii. After a gap of 15 years CASO will be a permanent feature as a part of counter-terror operations.
iii. The armed forces had carried out a major operation involving 4,000 troops in south Kashmir last
week to flush out militants, indicating a change in strategy.

Indian Navy Decommissions Minesweepers - INS Karwar and INS Kakinada
On May 9, 2017, two minesweepers of Indian Navy - INS Karwar and INS Kakinada, were
decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai in presence of Indian Navy Chief Sunil

Bilateral exercise between Indian Republic of Singapore Navy Simbex 17 commences
The 24th bilateral exercise between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy has
commenced in South China Sea.
Key Highlights:
i. SIMBEX means “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises“.
ii. The exercise will be held from May 18, 2017 to May 24, 2017.
iii. The exercise would be conducted into two phases-the Harbour Phase and the Sea Phase.

29th India- Indonesia Co-Ordinated Patrol (Corpat) Commences
The 29th series of India–Indonesia CORPAT is scheduled from 9th to 25thMay 17.
i. The opening ceremony being conducted from 09 -12 May 17 at Port Blair.It will be conducted
under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
ii. The Coordinated Patrol serves to enhance mutual understanding and inter–operability between
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the two navies.
iv. The closing ceremony of the CORPAT is scheduled at Belawan, Indonesia from 22 – 25 May 17.

Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises
Philippine and U.S. troops begin smaller scale joint military exercise. It major focus will be
on disaster response, humanitarian assistance and counter terrorism.
i. “Balikatan" or "Shoulder-to-Shoulder" 12 day military exercises were led by Defense
Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim.
ii. This year's exercises will be based on a scenario of troops responding to a super typhoon hitting
the Philippines.

"Jordan, US launch major military exercises “ Eager Lion”
The 7,400 troops from 20 nations are taking part in Eager Lion military drills. It is the largest
and most complex until now.
i. Jordan and the United States will be going to start the Eager Lion, an annual military exercise.
ii. Eager Lion exercise is the seventh exercise and the largest and most complex.
iii. The exercise would include border security, cyber-defence, and "command and control"
exercises to strengthen coordination in response to threats including "terrorism".

India's INS Tarkash marks 'UK India Year of Culture'
Tarkash had arrived at its final docking point in Britain on the river Thames at West India Docks
in Londons Canary Wharf to mark UK India Year of Culture.
i. It helps in promoting cooperation and shared exchanges on naval operations, including disaster
management, anti-terrorism and anti-piracy.
ii. Tarkash arrived on UK shores at Plymouth harbour on 2nd May to participate in the annual
bilateral maritime exercise Konkan-17.

Joint Hadr Exercise commences at Naval Station Karwar
Joint HADR Exercise commences at Naval Station Karwar.The Annual Joint Humanitarian
Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise began on 18 May 2017.
i. The exercise is being conducted by Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command.
ii. It is named as 'Karavali Karunya'.
iii. It involves both professional exchange and actual disaster response mechanisms which is set on
a Tsunami disaster scenario.

Indian Army gets its first modern artillery gun almost 30 years after Bofors
Indian army has received two M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer artillery guns from BAE
Systems, US. These two guns have been procured under Indian Government’s deal with US
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17 mummies found at burial site in Egypt Archaeological workers have unearthed an ancient human burial site with at least 17 intact mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya in Egypt. 124 | P a g e Follow Us . i. This government-to-government deal under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route was completed in November 2016 ENVIRONMENT Madhya Pradesh Assembly declares Narmada living entity Madhya Pradesh government has passed a law in the state to give recognition to Narmada River. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Government for total 145 M777 guns. The deal for M777 guns was initiated US Govt. i. copyrights 2017 @ .P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. i.FB. ii. NASA detects signs of water on distant 'warm Neptune' Scientists using NASA telescopes have detected "a strong water signature" in the atmosphere of Neptune-sized planet. announced the deal to buy 145 M777 guns in June 2016. i. ii. A special session of the state Assembly passed the resolution granting the 1312-km- long Narmada.Indian Govt. It shows that the distant planet HAT. Two elevated spots were found in the middle of the garden. which were probably used for planting trees. Andhra Pradesh's Banganapalle mango gets GI tag Andhra Pradesh's Banganapalle mango got Geographical Indication registration from the Geographical Indications Registry. It could help and understand more about the birth and development of planetary systems. It provides all legal rights of a person or a living entity to ensure “conservation of aquatic bio- diversity linked with the purity and continual flow of the river”. Archaeologists discover 4000-year-old model garden outside Egypt tomb A group of archaeologists discovered the remains of a nearly 4000 year old model garden outside a tomb in the ancient Egyptian capital of Thebes known as Luxor. in 2010. The discovery was made by a Spanish team in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis across the Nile from the modern-day city of Luxor. i. These mummies have been discovered at a depth of about 25 feet.

It is about 4. aiming to close gaps in polar forecasting capacity. i.It is the first such finding from the region in over a century according to the scientists. i. ii. 125 | P a g e Follow Us . The project concerns a two-year international effort. Scientists from the University of Exeter in the UK have undertaken new research to explore the potential climate of the planet. iv. The analysis is one of the most detailed studies to date of a "warm Neptune.2 light years (25 trillion miles) away from Earth likely to have liquid water and also support alien life. Proxima B likely to have Water and Support Alien Life An Earth-Like Planet called Proxima B orbiting the closest neighbouring Star. WMO initiates ""Year of Polar Prediction"" project" The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)on May 15th 2017 officially launched the “Year of Polar Prediction”." or a planet that is Neptune-sized and close to its star. Proxima Centauri. This is the first new butterfly species discovered and described from the territory of Israel in 109 years. It aims to lead to better forecasts of weather and sea-ice conditions to improve future environmental safety at both poles. in copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Henderson Island: World Heritage-listed site most polluted place on planet Henderson Island is a remote place in the South Pacific that has been found to be the most polluted place on the planet.FB. NASA names new species after him A newly discovered organismfound on the International Space Station has been named after APJ Abdul Kalam by NASA.It is found on the slopes of Mount Hermon in northern In tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam. ii. It is named Acentrias fritillary. Switzerland. It will have 37 million pieces littered on its beaches. HAT-P-26bs atmosphere is relatively clear of clouds and has a strong water signature. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii. ii. New Butterfly Species found in Israel for 1st time in 109 Yrs A new butterfly species found in Israel. i. . The name of the bacterium is Solibacilluskalamii and the species name is after Dr Abdul Kalam and genus name is Solibacillus which is a spore forming bacteria.

New species of bus-sized fossil reptile found in Russia The new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') 126 | P a g e Follow Us . i. Scientists from the University of Exeter in the UK tested five cores from three sites and found major biological changes had occurred over the past 50 years right across the Antarctic Peninsula. on the sidelines of the South Asia National Ozone Officers Annual Network Meeting – 2017 in Agra. Climate change is turning Antarctica green According to a new study it is found that there is a sharp increase in biological activity on the continent in the last 50 years. cobra lily rediscovered in Nilgiris The Cobra Lily is rediscovered in Nilgiris after 84 years. Both the poles of the Jupiter were found to be covered with Earth-sized swirling storms which are densely clustered and rubbing together. The incredibly rare Arisaematranslucens commonly known as the cobra lily. ii. “Ozone2Climate” Technology showcased in roadshow by Environment Ministry The UN Environment OzonAction’s Compliance Assistance Programme has organised an “Ozone2Climate” Technology Roadshow. ii. iii. i. i. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Green court NGT bans open defecation. ii. ii. The Technology Roadshow was organised for the first time as part of the annual network meeting for Ozone Officers of South Asia. i.FB. Due to climate change the plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly. The STPs which is set up under Phase 1 of the ‘Maili se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalisation Project 2017’ almost 67% of the wastewater reaching Yamuna are to be treated. A fine of Rs 5. NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Discovers Earth-Sized Storms on Jupiter NASA’s Juno spacecraft has discovered the Earth-sized cyclones at the poles of the Jupiter.000 on people who will violate the rules and regulations. i. It is headed by the Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar. It was last collected in 1932. It is organised along with post Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. After 84 years.200 km of Jupiter’s swirling cloud top. The spacecraft flew for about .com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains A Green court NGT has banned open defecation and waste dumping on the floodplains of the Yamuna. ii.

and New Zealand (125 points). 2nd England 3rd Pakistan ♦ With 118 points India is behind Pakistan (121 points). Cyclone Mora is second such cyclone in the Indian Ocean. ii. India has dropped 1st New Zealand two places to slip to fourth position." meaning the Master Spirit from the Volga river is 1. ii. i. 6th Australia Pakistan is behind England by fraction of a point and is 7th West Indies 8th Sri Lanka positioned at No. Scientists have discovered a potentially habitable Earth-like planet. and is one of the least massive known "Super-Earths". Researchers discover glass frog so translucent you can see its heart The newly discovered glass frog was found in the Amazonian lowlands of . ii. 4th India 5th South Africa England (121 points). 2017 triggering heavy rainfall in Sri Lanka. 4 in ICC T20 rankings Annual update of ICC Twenty20 International team Rank Team rankings was released on May 1. eyes Bangla coast for landfall A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has been declared intensified into a tropical cyclone named Mora. v. 2017. SPORTS ICC T20 rankings: India drop to No. Super-Earth’ found 21 light years away may host alien life ‘Super-Earth’ found 21 light years away may host alien life Scientists at Astrophysics Institute in the Canary Islands have found a planet which may be habitable and can host liquid water . The skull of the new species dubbed "Luskhanitilensis. and red heart that can be seen through chest. According to international team of scientists It has profoundly change how we understand the evolution of the group. Scientists have discovered a remarkable new species of glass frog whose beating heart can be seen right through its chest.5m in length. 9th Afghanistan 10th Bangladesh 127 | P a g e Follow Us . Cyclone 'Mora' spins up over Bay. Maarutha which was formed in April. indicating a large animal. Myanmar and India’s Andaman & Nicobar Islands. i. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 has been found in Russia. It has dark green spots on its back. It is a second cyclone in the Bay of Bengal after Maarutha. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i.3. ii. It is only 21 light years away.FB.

2017. Aizawl FC had beaten Mohun Bagan by 1-0 and were three points ahead of Bagan on the points table. 2017. 2017. Rafael Nadal clinches record 10th Barcelona Open title On April 30. Valtteri Bottas stuns Vettel and Hamilton to win F1's Russian Grand Prix Mercedes’ Finnish driver. Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem of Austria in the final to win the Barcelona Open for a record 10th time. in which Soumyajit clinched the title. Men’s singles final was contested between two Indian players. i. The title match lasted for 78 minutes. Aizawl FC. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Soumyajit Ghosh wins singles & doubles gold at Chile Open Indian table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh has bagged both the singles and doubles gold at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF Challenge Chile Open in Santiago. Joshna Chinappa becomes first Indian to win Asian Squash title On April 30. Soumyajit Ghosh and Anthony copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. who finished at second position. created history by becoming the first club from north-east to win the I-League title. To win the title. 128 | P a g e Follow Us . Nadal just took 90 minutes to beat Thiem in the finals. He lost the final match to Elnur Abduraimov from Uzbekistan as he got injured at the beginning of the match. This victory also marked Nadal's 71st tournament win in his career. This is the first time India has won a men’s doubles title on either the ITTF Challenge Series or ITTF World Tour. In the run up to the title last week. Shiva Thapa wins silver at Asian Boxing Championships On May 6. However. Aizawl FC required a win or a 1-1 draw against Shillong Lajong. 2107 Joshna Chinappa created history by becoming the first Indian to clinch the Asian Squash title with a thrilling win over compatriot Dipika Pallikal Karthik in the women's final held in Chennai. a small team from Mizoram. Aizawl FC script history. Valtteri Bottas claimed his first Formula 1 victory. Chile. Indian Boxer Shiva Thapa won a silver medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in Tashkent. Moreover he had reached this year’s finals of Barcelona Open after beating Andy Murray for the first time in his . i. become first north-east club to win I-League title On April 30. taking the flag at the Russian Grand Prix after a close chase from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Spanish professional tennis player. India. i. ii.FB. Uzbekistan. In men’s doubles final the Indian pair of Soumyajit & Amalraj defeated Philipp Floritz and Hunor Szocs.

ii. ii. Leander Paes has won his second title of the season. Great Britain wins Sultan Azlan Shah Cup beating Australia. Germany i. The title was won by Slovenia’s Blaz Rola. Malaysia. i. Argentina3. ii. India finishes third Great Britain has won 26th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament by defeating Australia in the final match by 4-3. Earlier he won Gold Medal in 2013 and Bronze Medal in 2015.He earned 80 ranking points. It is to be noted that Australian team has won Azlan Shah Cup nine times. AIFF has been providing the national team the best of exposure and facilities. Asian Games gold- medallist and top seed Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai of Mongolia in semi-final match held on May 5. . iii. Leander Paes and his partner Scott Lipsky from America defeated Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez. This is Shiva’s third back-to-back medal at Asian Boxing Championships. 23-year old Shiva Thapa hails from Assam. 2017.FB. The final match was held on May 6. Great Britain has won the Azlan Shah Cup after a gap of 23 years.Brazil 2. Top3: 1. Uttar copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 i. Shiva Thapa had reached the finals by defeating Olympic bronze-medallist. 21 boys in the age group of 12 to 17 years who were selected through a 3-month nationwide basketball talent search comprise the first batch of academy. 129 | P a g e Follow Us . India’s RamkumarRamanathan finished up as a runner-up in the Tallahassee Challenger Men’s Singles event. This is India’s best-ever FIFA ranking since April 1996. India rises to 100th spot in FIFA rankings in 21 years In the latest FIFA rankings the Indian football team has raised to be ranked 100th for the first time ever in over two decades. 2017 in Ipoh. ii. iv. i. NBA inaugurates academy in India The National Basketball Association (NBA) -the governing body of Basketball in US inaugurated its first ever academy in India in Greater Noida. India won the bronze medal in this tournament by defeating New Zealand. Leander Paes wins Tallahassee Challenger Men's Doubles title Indian tennis player Leander Paeshas won Tallahassee Challenger Men’s Doubles title on 30th April 2017.

ii. vii. India come back with 7 medals In the women’s 10m Air Pistol Heena Sindhu won a bronze medal. ii. which took her career total to 181 wickets in 153 matches.FB. India Claim 2 Medals At World Para Athletics Grand Prix India claimed a gold medal and a bronze medal at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix being held in Beijing. 130 | P a g e Follow Us . Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Jhulan Goswami named Highest Wicket-Taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals Indian fast bowler. cricket and netball.8 in the eight-woman final on the championship’s final day to finish third. ii. In the ongoing Women’s Quadrangular Series in South Africa. Beijing. China. viii. Pooja Ghatkar finishing fourth in the women’s 10m air rifle. Gurpreet Singh was sixth in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol Germany’s Olympic champion Christian Reitz won gold in the category. Beijing. Rugby-SA Rugby gets approval to bid for 2023 World Cup after ban lifted The South African government had lifted a ban on the country's rugby union after it made progress improving racial diversity in the sport. Jhulan Goswami now holds the record as highest wicket-taker in women’s one-day international. India’s former left-arm spinner Neetu David is at No. India ended the Grand Prix of Liberation Plezn 2017 shooting championships with seven medals. It gets approval to bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup. She thereby broke Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrickthe’s world record of 180 copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i. Jhulan managed to get 3 wickets in a match against South African team. Anmol Jain had won bronze in men’s 10m air pistol. Ramudri Someshwara Rao. two silver and four bronze medals. Pemba Tamang bagged bronze in the men’s 25m centre fire pistol. iii. v. The ban also applied to athletics.7. 4 position with 141 wickets. iii. i. who became the fastest Indian blade runner in the recently- concluded 17th National Para Athletics Championships at Jaipur. The government imposed the ban last year. i. iv. India won one gold. Shri Nivetha Paramanantham finished fourth at 198. Tejaswini Sawant took silver in the 50m rifle prone. won a gold medal in the 200m race at World Para Athletics Grand Prix. Heena shot 218. won bronze at World Para Athletics Grand Prix. Shot putter Hokato Sema who also won gold at 17th National Para Athletics Championships at . vi. Grand Prix of Liberation: Heena Sindhu wins bronze.

Madhya Pradesh. Silver Medal Winners (Female Wrestlers) – Sakshi Malik. • This marks an improvement as compared to 9 medals won by India in previous edition of this Championship in Bangkok. i. Divya Kakran and 131 | P a g e Follow Us . i.57 m won the gold medal at the Indian Grand Prix Athletics meet in Patiala. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Hockey Him crowned champions of 7th Junior Women's Hockey C'ship Hockey Him (Himachal) defeated Hockey Mizoram in the 7th Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Women). Vinesh Phogat. 2017 in New Delhi. Mascot for 22nd Asian Athletics Championship Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik discloses the Logo. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik unveils logo. i. It will be held at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar i. 5 Silver and 4 Bronze). India’s Performance at Asian Wrestling Championship. Harpreet Singh wins bronze at Asian Wrestling Championship Harpreet Singh has bagged bronze medal in Greco-Roman weight divisions in the Asian Wrestling . New Delhi The Asian Wrestling Championship concluded on May 14. Harpreet clinched the bronze medal after beating his rival Jun Ji Na of China in 80 kg category. Jadhav arena in the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi. It was held at the K. ii. • Among women’s teams. The championship will be held from 1st July to 4th July of this year. India finished at eight position with 33 points. Devender Singh becomes 2nd Indian javelin thrower to qualify for London Worlds Indian javelin thrower Devender Singh qualified for the World Championships in London.FB. ii. New Delhi: 1. Gold Medal Winner (Men Wrestler) – Bajrang Punia 2. Olly Turtle is the mascot of 22nd Asian Athletics Championship Bhubaneswar 2017.D. Japan won the title. Following Indian Wrestlers won Medals at Asian Wrestling Championship. The match was held at the Aisbagh Stadium Bhopal. Indian wrestlers bagged total 10 medals (1 Gold. Iran won the championship title with 71 points. ii. Indian women's team finished copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. • In men's freestyle category. Mascot for 22nd Asian Athletics Championship. Devender Singhwith a stunning throw of 84. The Hockey Him won by 5-0 to become champion. followed by Japan with 55 points and Uzbekistan with 49 points.

• It is to be noted that Bajrang Punia has been mentored by London Olympic bronze- medallist Yogeshwar Dutt. Rio Olympics bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik won a silver medal for India women's 60kg category at the Asian Wrestling Championship in Delhi. • In women’s 71 kg category. Bronze Medal Winners (Female Wrestlers) – Jyoti and Ritu Phogat. Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia won Gold medal for India in men’s 65kg freestyle category by defeating South Korea’s Seunghui Lee at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in Delhi. 2017. She was initially enrolled for the 58kg category was found overweight and was subsequently moved to 60k category by Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). Sakshi lost to Japan's Risako Kawai. In women's 55kg category. Vinesh Phogat won silver medal. Sakshi defeated Nabira Esenbaeva of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinal and then defeated Kazakhstan's Ayaulym Kassymova in the semi-final. • Sakshi was competing in the 60kg category for the first time.FB. received the bronze without any bout as there were less number of wrestlers in her weight category and had no opponent to fight in the repechage round. Divya was defeated by Japan's Sara Dosho. 5. Jyoti bag bronze for India in Asian Wrestling Anil Kumar and Jyoti won two bronze medals for India in their respective wrestling matches on the second day of the Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi on May 11. • This is Punia’s first gold medal in a major international tournament and is India’s first Gold Medal in this championship. Earlier. 2017. • Earlier Bajrang Punia had defeated Uzbek wrestler Sirojiddin Hasanov in qualification round. Silver Medal Winner (Men Wrestler) .Sumit 4. • In the final bout for . 2017. Bronze Medal Winner (Men Wrestler) – Harpreet Singh and Anil Kumar Anil. Sakshi Malik. • Anil Lumar won the bronze medal in the Greco-Roman 85kg category by defeating Uzbekistan’s Muhammadali Shamsiddinov. Divya Kakran (69 kg) also won a silver medal for India. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Sarita 3. Meisam Nassiri of Iran in quarterfinal and Kukgwang Kim of North Korea in semi- final. Vinesh Phogat & Divya Kakran win silver in Asian Wrestling Championship On May copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Earlier. Ritu Phogat won the bronze in the women’s 48kg category after being given a walkover by the Chinese opponent 132 | P a g e Follow Us . Bajrang Punia Wins Gold at Asian Wrestling Championship On May 13. She lost to Sae Nanjo of Japan in the final bout. Indian wrestler Jyoti who lost to Japan’s Masako Furuichi in semi-final bout. In the final bout.

He beats his Indian counterpart. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Arjun Maini becomes First Indian to Win a GP3 Race On May 14. Arjun stole the lead from pole-sitter Raoul Hyman in the first lap. 2017. This feat was accomplished in a match against Ireland at Potchefstroom during the quadrangular series in South Africa. Spain.The first time New Zealand will play with Amul. Itwas Tandon's third appearance in a Professional Squash Association final.FB. Runner-up of Spanish Grand Prix is Sebastian Vettel. Amul to sponsor New Zealand cricket team for Champions trophy Amul will be prime sponsor of the New Zealand cricket team in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy. Poonam Raut create cricket history with record 320-run stand India women’s cricket team openers Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut became the first-ever pair to share a record 320-run partnership in One-Day International. Arjun Maini drives for Jenzer Motorsports and is supported by JK Racing and TVS. i. Deepti Sharma. Spain. Relentless Rafa Wins Fifth Madrid Crown On May 14. ii. ii. He has won 6 junior national titles and was ranked No. Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton has won the Spanish Grand Prix in the Formula One . It will start from June 1 in England. i. iii. This is Nadal’s fifth Mutua Madrid Open title win and 30th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown. It is held at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. ii. Ramit Tandon wins maiden PSA title Indian squash player Ramit Tandon won his first professional title in squash on 14 May 2017. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i.New Zealand is also the world's number one T20 team as per the ICC Rankings. i. In this race. 2017. iii. 133 | P a g e Follow Us . ii. and maintained his position to take the victory with an amazing six second gap to the nearest car behind him. i. Kush Kumar in the Sys Open 2017.1 in India when he ended his junior career. It is Hamilton’s 55th career win and second wins of the season. Indian motor racing driver Arjun Maini became the first Indian to win a race in the GP3 Series in Barcelona. Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem to win Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Mágica in Madrid. Rafael now stands with Novak Djokovic in lead position with 30 Masters 1000 Titles. ii.

SA hot on heels India retained its No. ii. Laxman of Integral Coach Factory won the All India Open Rapid World Chess Federation (FIDE) Rating Chess Tournament.FB. Deepti made 188 off 160 balls. Indian cricket team retains No.5 points defeating Mitrabha Guha who bagged 8. He finished the race in 45. With this win. while Poonam made 109 off 116 copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Deepti and Poonam batted for over 45 overs. He recorded his second successive victory against him. The All India Open Rapid World Chess Federation (FIDE) Rating Chess Tournament held at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra. i. Laxman wins All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating chess meet R. Harikrishna posts first win in Moscow FIDE Grand Prix Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna registered his first win at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix. making it $4. 16 Indian has now maintained his unbeaten run against Adams this year. i. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii.1 position on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings. while the other two semifinalists will earn US $450. While second-ranked South Africa now has bowed from 109 points to 117 points. ii. i. Mohd Anas breaks 400m National Record Qualifies For World Cships Mohammad Anas from Kerala has breaked the national record in men's 400m race and won a gold medal at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in New Delhi. India has moved to 123 points after gaining one point.000 each. i. He also qualified for the World Championships to be held in London in August.000. while the teams finishing last in each group will get US $60. He got 9. ii.000 each.5 million with a winner’s share of $2.Teams finishing third in each group will take home US $90. ii. Kolkata. i.5 . the World No.R. 134 | P a g e Follow Us .2 million.1 spot in ICC Test rankings.The runner-up of the tournament will get a cheque of US $1. ii.32 seconds at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.000 each.1 million. ICC hikes prize money for Champions Trophy 2017 The International Cricket Council (ICC) has hiked the prize money for 2017 Champions Trophy by $500.

Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan to lift Federation Cup On May 21. Overall 150 participants from Singapore and Thailand took part in the meet which was held in copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. 2017. i. ii. The FIDE Grand Prix was held in Moscow. Apart from 10 gold medals. near Colombia in Sri Lanka. Harikrishna wins against Ian in Moscow FIDE Grand Prix Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna won against Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi. ii. i. Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 to be crowned the Federation Cup champions at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Earlier. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Vaishnavi shone won 2 gold medal in the first Asia level yoga competition Vaishnavishone a Coimbatore girl won 2 gold medals in the first Asia level yoga competition in Thailand. Italian Open 2017 – Winners: Category Winner Runners-up Men’s Singles Alexander Zverev (Germany) Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Women’s Singles Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) Simona Halep (Romania) Men’s Doubles Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) Ivan Dodig (Croatia) Nicolas Mahut (France) Marcel Granollers (Spain) Women’s Doubles Martina Hingis (Switzerland) E Makarva (Russia) Y Chan (Taiwan) E Vesnina (Russia) India win all 10 gold medals in South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships In the South Asian Junior Table Tennis championship India has won 10 gold medals. Italian Open 2017 – Overview 74th edition of the Italian Open tennis tournament took place at Rome’s Foro Italico from 10- 21 May. the Indian participants have also won 14 medals that total makes to 14. 2017. Harikrishna climbs up to 12th position. She has won in the junior category (13 to 15 years). After claiming his second victory of the tournament. Mohun Bagan had finished second to Aizawl in the I-League. Vaishnavi has received various awards and titles including "Yoga Rani" and "Yoga Natchathra" and "Young Achiever Award" from India Yoga Association and Government of Tamil Nadu. Pentala Harikrishna beats Ian Nepomniachtchi in 8th round. who finished at fourth position in the I-League. ♦ This victory will bring solace for Bengaluru. The South Asian Junior Table Tennis championship was held in Mount Lavinia. 135 | P a g e Follow Us . ♦ This was Mohun Bagan’s 20th Final in the Federation Cup. A proud moment for India. i. ii. Odisha.FB. .

China. Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the Grand Finale by a margin of 1 run to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 title. i. She drew her final round game against Uurtsaikh Uuriintuya of Mongolia to finish half-a- point ahead of Iran's Sarasdat Khademalsharieh and clinch the gold medal. 2017. Sweden beat Canada to win ice hockey world title Sweden won the Ice Hockey World Championship title for the 10th Time. iii. iii. 2017. She scored 8 points from 9 rounds. Vaishali secured the third spot (bronze medal) in the women’s event of Asian Chess Championship. This final match of IPL 20217 was played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The committee has suggested for the nomination of government nominees on the Boards of both the organizations. i. ii. Mumbai Indians successfully defended this score by restricting Rising Pune Supergiant at 128/ copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. India's Vaishali wins gold in Asian Blitz Chess Championship India's R Vaishali won the women's title in the Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship in Chengdu. i. Krunal Pandya was named Man of the Match. ii. Vijay Goel with various recommendations. Moreover. Sweden won a championship with a 2-1 goal. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma became the only player to be on the winning side for four times. A committee was headed by Harsh Malhotra. 136 | P a g e Follow Us . iv. 2017. on May 21. ii. Padmini Rout finished third with seven points after a last round win over Yuxin Song of China. ii. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Mumbai Indians win IPL title for third time On May 21. With this win Mumbai Indians became the only IPL team to have won three titles. This win is Sweden's first in four tries against Canada. On May . iv. i. Vaishali won seven games and posted two draws in the nine-round event. Harsh Malhotra Committee on Scouts & Guides submits final report to Goel A High-Level Committee on 7-member Scouts and Guides has submitted its Final Report to Minister for State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports.FB. Another Indian chess player.

ii. With this. Jordan. i. ii. Aqaba Gulf is a large gulf at the northern tip of the Red Sea. he has joined the ranks of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. Egyptian Omar becomes first amputee to swim across Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba Egyptian swimmer Omar Hegazy has become the first amputee to swim across Red Sea’s 20 kilometer Aqaba Gulf from Egypt to Jordan. and Saudi Arabia Man United beat Ajax to claim Europa League title Football club Manchester United has won the Europa League title after defeating Ajax Amsterdam in the final match.iii. The third place was secured by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. ii. The award was presented by a former Indian Cricket Captain Sunil Gavaskar and Chairman of RPG Enterprises Harsh Goenka. The South Koreans claimed their fourth cup in the world mixed teams competition with a charged 21-17. Owing to weak defence by Ajax. 2017 i. This victory has also fetched an automatic spot for Manchester United in next season's UEFA Champions League group phase. Israel. 21-13 win by Choi Sol-Gyu and ChaeYoo-Jung in the mixed doubles match. It was held at Circuit de Monaco. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. South Korea defeat China to win 2017 Sudirman Cup South Korea defeated China won badminton's Sudirman Cup for the first time in 14 years on 28th of May. Ashwin has won the award second time as he had won the ICC Cricketer of the Year award in 2016 as well. The second place in the race was secured by Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. ii. i. South Korea has won by 3-2 points over 10-time champions China. ii. Monaco. iii. Manchester United built a two-goal lead early in the second half and retained it till the end. It was held in Gold Coast Australia. i. iii. Its coastline is divided between four countries: Egypt. The ceremony was held at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai. Hegazy. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Ashwin wins International Cricketer of the Year award Ravichandran Ashwin an Indian spinner was bagged with International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017 on 24 May 2017. La Condamine and Monte . a 26 year-old banker who lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident. iii. 137 | P a g e Follow Us . Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had won Monaco Grand Prix on 28 May 2017.

have featured in this year’s ESPN World Fame 100 list. Kohli only Indian in top 10 ICC rankings India captain Virat Kohli is the only cricketer from the country to feature in the top 10 of the ICC Players Rankings for ODIs. i. In the final. Harmanpreet Kaur becomes the first Indian women cricketer to play in England’s T20 league Harmanpreet . He holds on third spot in the batsman's chart. i. i. ii. iii. Kohli and Dhoni amongst four Indian cricketers on ESPN World Fame 100 Indian cricketers Virat Kohli. Warner (871) and Kohli (852) are separated by just 22 points. ii. The match was held at Wembley Stadium in London. she defeated Sarah Jane Hampson of Great Britain. The tournament will be started from August 10. Arsenal maintained its 1-0 lead well into the second half. M S Dhoni’s too slipped by one spot to 15th from last year’s 14th 138 | P a g e Follow Us . iii. She participated in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik in Iceland. ii. The Kia Super League is also known as the Women’s Cricket Super League. i. 2017. Virat Kohli ranked 13th. Among other Indians to feature in the top 20 of ICC Players Ranking for ODIs are Rohit (12th). Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup for 13th time Arsenal won its 13th FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea the Premier League champion on 27 May 2017. Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo topped this year’s ESPN World Fame 100 Rankings ii. England. i. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Fencer Bhavani Devi becomes first Indian to win gold in International Event India’s Chadalavada Anandha Sundhararaman Bhavani Devi has become first Indian to win a Gold Medal in an International fencing tournament. which marks a drop from his previous year rank at 8th . The top three batsmen -De Villiers (874). ii. Dhoni (13th) and Dhawan (15th) copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. the captain of India’s T20 team has become the first Indian women cricketer to play in England’s T20 league. Mahendra Singh Dhoni Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina. It is the domestic T20 tournament held in England and Wales that features women cricketers.

i. iv. Pratap Singh had served as minister in MP twice. Vall served as the head of a transition government that handed over power to Mauritania’s first democratically elected President Sidi Ould Chiekh Abdallahi. Penck was born in Dresden as Ralf Winkler. Leila Seth. Ex-Madhya Pradesh minister Pratap Singh Baghel passes away Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh minister Pratap Singh Baghel had passed away. She was herself an author and her autobiography ’On Balance’ was a bestseller. After retirement from Army in 1979 from the post of captain. She was also the first woman chief justice of a state high court (Himachal Pradesh). 1977 and 1980. i. he opened an akhara at Azadpur Mandi of New Delhi in 1980. former military junta leader of Mauritania (West African Country) died off a heart attack on May 5. He received the award for his contribution to Wrestling . He was 88. 139 | P a g e Follow Us . first woman judge of Delhi High Court. She was the first woman to have topped the London Bar exam. Following the death of Ely Ould Mohamed Vall. Mohamed Vall led a junta that ruled the country between 2005 and 2007. Leila was 86 and died of cardiac seizure. iii. He was elected MLA from Kukshi in 1972. 2017. a coup forced President Maaouya Ould Taya out of power and Vall became the leader of the ruling Military Council for Justice and Democracy. i. In August 2005. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 OBITUARY Former Mauritanian junta Chief Ely Ould Mohamed Vall dies of heart attack Ely Ould Mohamed copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud.She was a mother of Vikram Seth a famous writer of “A Suitable Boy”. Penck has passed away at the age of 77. Chand Roop has passed away. German painter AR Penck dies at 77 German artist A. ii. He was 70. iv.FB. Capt Chand Roop was received Dronacharya award in 2010 ii. i. ii. i. ii. Mauritania’s president has declared 3 days of national mourning.R. Dronacharya awardee Wrestler Capt Chand Roop passes away Dronacharya awardee and wrestler Capt. iii. He was also elected Member of Parliament from Dhar in 1985. dies The first woman chief justice of a Delhi high court Justice (retd)Leila Seth has died. iii. Roop joined the Indian Army in 1948 in Grenadiers regiment.

i. He belongs to Switzerland. He died while climbing Mount Nuptse. passed away on May 10. Former Maharashtra Minister Arjun Tulshiram Pawar passed away Arjun Tulshiram Pawar. She aimed at reclaiming the crown of oldest climber to ascend the 8. in Mumbai after prolonged illness. ii. Joe to the company that became Hasbro in 1963. 2017. He was a former British Gurkha. Steck. co-founder of interactive TV programming company ACTV died on 1st May at 84 years old. He was 77. a senior NCP leader and former Maharashtra copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Upon the release of Barbie dolls in 1960. He is the man who conceived the idea of the G. ii. i. ACTV Founder & GI Joe Inventor dies at 84 Stanley Weston.Imtiaz in 2005 and 2017. Sherchan had scaled the Everest at the age of 76 in 2008 and recorded his name in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 as the oldest .850- metre Mount Everest and nearby Mount Lhotse next month. a constituency reserved for Scheduled Tribes in Nashik district for many years. Weston decided that there should be an action figure or boys and came up with the idea for a military action figure.848-meter peak. ii. the oldest climber to scale the Mount Everest has died. which first exhibited his work in the late 1960s. Arjun Pawar was 80 and was under treatment at Bombay Hospital.I.FB. Renowned climber Ueli Steck dies near Mount Everest Ueli Steck was one of the world's most famous climbers has died. i. He represented Kalwan. iii. 86-Year-Old Nepali Mountaineer dies on Mt Everest Min Bahadur Sherchan. i. His works features primitive depictions of people and animals and recognized as an important example of the new figurative style in Europe. Ueli Steck has been killed in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal. 140 | P a g e Follow Us . respectively.I. Joe action figure. It cited the Michael Werner Gallery. Pakistani Sitarist Ustad Raees Khan Dies A Legendary sitar player Ustad Raees Khan died . He sold the concept that became G. i. He was honoured with Presidential award and Sitara-e. However he lost the 2014 State Assembly election. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii. His body has been retrieved and is being brought to iii. who was known as the "Swiss Machine" for his speed and was planning to climb 8.She was 86-year- old. Stanley Weston.

com . Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha. ii. Stanley copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. iii. ii. He was a son of P. Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave Passes Away Union environment minister Anil Madhav Dave has passed away. He was sworn in as a minister with independent charge of environment. founder of Ramco Group. Ramasamy Raja.R. i. i. including conflicts in Chechnya. ii. he was the Minister for Tribal Welfare in the Congress-NCP government led by Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. He represented the Banjar assembly constituency in Himachal Pradesh Assembly. passed away on May 12. at the age of 93. He was the President when Finland applied for membership of the European Union (EU) in 1992. He was born in Barnagar in Madhya Pradesh. and remained in office for two terms till 1994. Mauno Koivisto who oversaw Finland’s entry into European Union. 1998 and 2012. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii.C. He was 60. forest and climate 141 | P a g e Follow Us . 2017 i. educationist and an ardent devotee of the Sringeri Mutt. He was 59. Himachal minister Karan Singh passes away Himachal Pradesh Cabinet Minister Karan Singh has passed away on 12 May 2017. iii. Ramco Group Chairman Ramasubrahaneya Rajha passes away P. ii. Teller of Uncomfortable Truths. Chairman of Ramco Group. He was elected from the Banjar Assembly constituency thrice in 1990. Afghanistan and Iraq. as the Ayurveda Minister. He was known for his intuitive and brutally honest photographs of wars. Dies at 68 Stanley Greene has died at the age of 68 in Paris. He was sworn as a minister in the Virbhadra Singh cabinet in August 2015. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in August 2009.FB. He was graduated from Madura Mills in Madurai. iii. Finland eventually joined the EU in 1995. He was a philanthropist. Georgia. ii. iii. He was suffering from cancer. He led Finland through the recession which was triggered by collapse of Soviet Union. 2017. Former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto Dies At 93 Finland's first leftist president. i.A. an industrialist has passed away in Rajapalayam on May 12. Stanley Greene was one of the few African-American photographers who worked internationally. In 1999. Rajha was born in 1936. i. He became Finland’s ninth president in 1982.

He was 80. iii. i. i. primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band “Soundgarden”. He became Chief Minister of AIADMK in 1974 heading the AIADMK-CPI coalition ministry for a brief period. Chris Cornel. Former Puducherry CM Ramaswamy passes away Former Puducherry Chief Minister Subrahmanyan Ramaswamy passed away on 15 May 2017 in Puducherry.Rajiv Gandhi. ii. Rao started his career with the Information Service in the 50s. He had served as media adviser to four former Prime Ministers . He is popularly known as 'Toyota Sunny'.com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Dave took charge as Union Minister of Environment. ii. He was best known as the lead vocalist. singer and songwriter. Narasimha Rao. Forest and Climate Change in July 2016. i. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 change. ii. who had served as a media adviser to four prime ministers and former Principal Information Officer (PIO). who had lost everything in the war. She had appeared in several Hindi and Marathi films also acted in numerous television shows like TuTu Main Main and Shrimaan Shrimati. ii. has recently passed away at Michigan. i. Veteran actress Reema Lagoo passes away Veteran actress Reema Lagoo has passed on 18thMay 2017 at Kokilaben Hospital in . United States. the renowned singer passed away Chris Cornel the renowned American musician. Subrahmanyan Ramaswamy was the Home Minister in the DMK-CPI coalition ministry from 1969 to 1973. Former PIO Rammohan Rao passes away Rammohan Rao.P. i. 142 | P a g e Follow Us . ii. She had suffered a massive cardiac arrest. Real-life hero Matthunny Mathews who inspired 'Airlift' dies in Kuwait Prominent Indian businessman Matthunny Mathews has passed away in Kuwait. He is 81 years old and hailed from Kumbanad in Pathnamthitta district. Singh. iv. Mathews had done yeoman service to bring his countrymen. V. She was 59. He was 52. He was also lead vocalist and songwriter for the group “Audioslave”.FB. Chandrashekhar and P. passed away at the age of 83.V.

com/AffairsCloudOfficialPage copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73 Lura Biagiotti has died in Rome. Duane. ii. She was 73. 2017 in Lahore. Humera Channa. He worked with many eminent singers including Noor Jehan. KPS Gill was 82 years. ii. "Anda teray layi reshmi rumal".FB. Former DGP of Punjab KPS Gill passes away at 82 Former Punjab Director General of Police Kanwar Pal Singh Gill has died on 26th of May. Biagiotti was the first Italian designer to present a fashion show in China. He has several popular film songs to his credit such as "Wagdi nadi da paani". 2017 i. and composed such classics as "Midnight Rider.India in 1945. Shabnam Majeed. iv. He was 68. Kiran Ashar made his debut for Bombay in an Irani Cup match against the Rest of India at Cricket Club of India in 1968/69 season. iii. Ashar. born on June 19. played seven first class matches and scored 306 runs. i. i. ii. the soulful singer-songwriter and rock n' blues pioneer has died at the age of 69. dies at 69 Gregg . "Vay ik tera pyar menu mileya". from 1968/69 to 1977/78. i. Gregg had founded The Allman Brothers Band with his late brother. iii." "Melissa" and the epic concert jam "Whipping Post”. who composed the music of more than 200 films. Attre was born in Puna (Gujarat). ii. ii.After Partition. his family migrated to Pakistan. passed away on May 26. 2017 in Mumbai. James Bond actor. i. Gregg Allman. Former Mumbai Cricketer Kiran Ashar No More Former cricketer Kiran Ashar passed away on May 27. with his highest being 105. after suffering a cardiac arrest. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 Sir Roger Moore. dies aged 89 James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has died aged 89. He was a son of noted music composer Rasheed Attre. Saira Naseem. 143 | P a g e Follow Us . Pakistani music director Wajahat Attre dies Pakistan's eminent music director Wajahat Attre. He died at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi due to cardiac arrhythmia. He received a Padma Shri award in 1989 for his work in the civil service. He was 69. 1947 in Bombay. It was released between 1973 and 1985 that were based on the books by Ian Fleming. He played as a wicketkeeper-batsman representing Bombay as well as the West Zone iii. She was among the first to show in Russia. Moore was the third actor to play British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films. rock trailblazer. Saima Mumtaz and Azra Jahan. i.

He served in several Cabinet posts. Rao has celebrated his 75th birthday on May 4 this year. i. Under the banners Vajreshwari Combines and Poornima Enterprises. The books aimed at transformation and creating awareness among children. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. i. i. 2017 at the age of 83. i. and reported on guerrilla and terrorist activities. In liberal Governments. 2017 in Bengaluru. featuring her husband Rajkumar and their sons. ii. Mitsotakis was prime minister of Greece from 1990 to 1993. former Panama dictator. seize drugs at sea and track money laundering in Panama's banks. He was 75 years old. ii. Parvathamma produced about 80 movies. Rao was a Congress MP from Andhra Pradesh and served as the Union Minister of State for Coal between 2004-2006 and in his second term from 2006-2008. His most famous films are Tandra Paparayudu (1986). Blockbuster movies produced by her include "Trimurthy". ii. including finance minister of Greece. She was 78. Veteran Filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao Dies at 75 Dasari Narayana Rao is a well-known filmmaker and producer has . The books contain lot of interesting and eye-catching illustrations made by young artists. Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis dies A former Prime Minister of Greece Constantine Mitsotakis had died on 30th May 2017. He also helped the U. MP. He was ousted as Panama's dictator by an American invasion in 1989. ii. 144 | P a g e Follow Us . iii.FB. Meghasandesam (1983) and Kaante Koothurne Kanu (2000) Paravathamma Rajkumar passes away after prolonged illness Noted film producer and wife of Kannada thespian Rajkumar. Paravathamma Rajkumar passed away after a prolonged illness on May 31. The series of books had been published in 15 Indian languages. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 ii. BOOKS & AUTHORS Venkaiah Naidu releases set of books titled ‘Swachh Jungle kikahani – DadikiZubani’ Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu released a set of books titled ‘Swachh Jungle kikahani – DadikiZubani’ published by Publications Division. ii.S. "Haalu Jenu". iii. i. "Kaviratna Kalidasa" and "Jeevana Chaitra" starring Rajkumar. dies at 83 The Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega died on May 29. Manuel Noriega. He holds a record in the Limca Book of Records for directing the maximum number of films. He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1999 and underwent a liver transplant in 2010.

A-Janan and Bijnan: Popper-erJnantatta and Samudra Banijjer Prekshite SthalaBanijjya. President Mukherjee thesis was published in a book titled The Ethics of Obedience. a-Janan and Bijnan: Popper-erJnantatta’ and ‘Samudra Banijjer Prekshite Sthala Banijjya The President of India Pranab Mukherjee receives books ‘Jnan. West Bengal. The book was published by the McGraw Hill Education India. The book is authored by Professor Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay. ii. ii. i.FB. ii. Bharat Mahasagar Anchal. Morals and Politics’ The President of India Pranab Mukherjee. on 18 May 2017 received the first copy of book ‘Metaphysics. Bharat Mahasagar Anchal. ii.S. The book was unveiled by Vice President Hamid Ansari. The book has launched on 13th of May to commemorate the birth centenary celebrations of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. i. M S Swaminathan is known as the Father of the Green Revolution in India. Prime Minister Releases Book Series written by MS Swaminathan The Prime Minister NarendraModi has released a book series written by the Agricultural Scientist Dr. India's Indira. M. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 President Pranab Mukherjee receives first copy of book ‘Metaphysics. The President of India. Union Home Minister releases the book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’ authored by Rajiv Mehrishi Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has released the book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’. Indian National Congress (INC) vice president Rahul Gandhi was also present at the event. The series is titled – M. 1500- 1800’. President of India receives books ‘Jnan.S. Swaminathan. It has been edited by Anand Sharma. Dr. a senior Congress leader. He has received the books from Dr.a Centennial Tribute’. Morals and Politics’ in Kolkata. Sushil Chaudhury and Dr. i. i. 1500-1800. West Bengal on 19th May 2017.) Mahasweta Chaudhury in Kolkata. Book titled “India’s Indira: A Centennial Tribute” launched President Mukherjee has attended the programme of launch of a copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. KirenRijiju unveils world's first philosophical novel on God in Delhi The world’s first philosophical novel on God was presented by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju. It is authored by the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. . a-Janan and Bijnan: Popper- erJnantatta’ and ‘Samudra Banijjer Prekshite Sthala Banijjya. (Smt. ii. Swaminathan: The Quest for a world without hunger. Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the books Jnan. 145 | P a g e Follow Us .

the cricketer and the man. Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 i. Bhattacharya writes in his book If we focus on Virat. iii. i . IAS officer Haulianlal Guite has published a philosophical novel for God titled “Confessions of a dying mind: the blind faith of atheism. ii.Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Mid-term written by UdayMahurkar a journalist. The book is termed as “the world’s first philosophical novel for God“. i. iii. iii. The Colour Atlas authored by Dr.President Pranab Mukherjee has received the first copy of two books 'Mann Ki Baat-A Social Revolution on Radio' ii. ii. President of India receive books ‘Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio’ and ‘Marching with a Billion . ii. 146 | P a g e Follow Us . "A new book "Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli" by Abhirup Bhattacharya" A new book "Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli" by Abhirup Bhattacharya. Prafulbali & Lanka Mahesh. we will find some extraordinary traits. In this book it has been majorly focus on agniveer procedures performed by the author in the field of dental in planetology. i. while attempting to decode his philosophy towards . 'Marching with a Billion-Analysing NarendraModi’s Government at RashtrapatiBhavan in New Delhi. Dental implant: it is a surgical component that interferes with the boht is the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as done. PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat programme was first started on 3rd October 2014.FB. bridge facial prothesis to act as orthodontic anchor. iv. Haulianlal Guite is from Churachandpur district of Manipur. President Pranab Mukherjee recieves first copies of the books “Colour Atlas of Oral Implantology” and “Conservative Dentistry – basics” President has received two copies of the book Colour Atlas of Oral Implantology” and “Conservative Dentistry – basics. It discloses the secrets of the cricketer's consistent copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. Marching with a Billion. Haulianlal Guite is hailed as the first civil servant to write on Philosophy after John Stuart Mill’s work titled “On Liberty” published in 1858.Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Midterm’ PM Mann Ki Baat’ is a unique initiative of Shri Narendra Modi to reach towards masses across the country through the Radio.

UNESCO Theme: Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful. copyrights 2017 @ AffairsCloud. just and inclusive societies 147 | P a g e Follow Us . Current Affairs PDF: May 2017 iv. Organization: UN Remember Day:World Asthma Day (First Tuesday in May) Purpose:To improve asthma awareness and care around the world Organization:WHO Theme: Better air better breathing May 3 2017 Remember Day:World Press Freedom Day Purpose:To mark the international community that freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights. It has been celebrated to document and preserve the cultural and social diversity of the Reang.FB. Reang (also known as Riang) is among the 19 tribes of Tripura and is the only one to be classified as a ‘Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG)’ in the State. is being published by the Tribal Research and Cultural Institute. Theme:Celebrating the international labour . IMPORTANT DAYS May 1 2017 Remember Day:International Workers’ Day Purpose:To pay tribute to workers’ sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world. May 2 2017 Remember Day: World Tuna Day Purpose: To protect one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten. i. RK bali & Dr. clinical picture and labeled diagram for better understanding of students. named ‘Mapping with respect to Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in Tripura’. Mazoomdar.Basic focuses on the basics fundamental of the subject. ii. It is authored by Dr. Conservative dentistry. New book celebrates the Reang of Tripura A unique and detailed publication by Lincoln Reang. v.

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