Current Affairs That You Must Know

  1. A new bacteria has been discovered on the filters of the International Space Station (ISS). It has been named as “Solibacillus kalamii” by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), honouring the late Indian President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.
  2. Hassan Rouhani has won Iran’s 2017 Presidential Elections. He has been re-elected as country’s President. He was elected as Iran’s president for the first time in the year 2013.
  3. Madhya Pradesh State Government has taken strong actions against Narmada river sand excavation, by putting up an infinite ban on the sand excavation.
  4. African Development Bank’s (AfDB) 52nd Annual General Meeting held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from May 22-26, 2017.
  5. India has won 10 Gold Medals in the South Asian Junior Table Tennis championship held in Mount Lavinia, near Colombia in Sri Lanka. India won a total of 14 medals at the tournament.
  6. Free Wi-Fi facility have been inaugurated by Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Indian Railways, at 28 Railway Stations of Konkan Railway. Indian Railways has collaborated with SYSCON/JOISTER to provide 2 Mbps peer-to-peer 24 hrs Free Wi-Fi bandwidth at Konkan Railway’s 28 railway stations.
  7. Indian Men’s compound archery team, represented by Chinna Raju Srither, Abhishek Verma, and Amanjeet Singh, has won the gold medal in the Archery World Cup Stage 1 championships held in Shanghai, China.
  8. Indian Air Marshal P.N. Pradhan has been appointed as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations).
  9. A two-part book series “M.S. Swaminathan: The Quest for a world without hunger” by the eminent agricultural scientist Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, has been released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  10. Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won 2017 Dan David prize as a recognition for contributions made by him in the field of astronomy.
  11. A device called “Nasofilters” have been developed by scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi), which can restrict up to 95% of dust and air pollutants. It is also the cheapest naso filter available so far.
  12. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has signed agreements with digital payments firm MobiKwik and social network firm Facebook to create a BSNL mobile wallet and to popularize internet, respectively. BSNL has also signed MoU with Disney Land India to offer finest online gaming experience to its mobile customers.
  13. In the latest ICC Test rankings, India has been ranked at top with 123 points, followed by South Africa at second place.
  14. Anshu Jamsenpa, a native of Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh, has become the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest for the fourth time.
  15. Purnima Barman of Assam and Sanjay Gubbi of Karnataka have won the prestigious Whitley Award, popularly known as Green Oscars, for their contributions in wildlife conservation.
  16. Indian Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave has passed away at an age of 60 years. He was a Member of Parliament representing Madhya Pradesh. He was first elected to Rajya Sabha in the year 2009.

 

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