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NDA & NA (II) 2017: Current Affairs Recap - May 2017

Jun 28, 2017 10:24 IST

    UPSC NDA 2017 Current Affairs Study MaterialFor the benefit of NDA & NA (II) Exam 2017 aspirants, the Jagran Josh is providing the important current affairs events that happened in May 2017. They are as follows.

    National & States

    •    The tributary of the Brahmaputra River over which India’s longest bridge Dhola-Sadia has been built is - Lohit River
    •    Construction of India’s first underwater rail tunnel completed on - Hooghly River
    •    This Indian city was ranked second in the world’s most crowded cities list released by World Economic Forum – Mumbai
    •    This community will be represented in India’s Minority panel for the very first time – Jain
    •    State that signed an MoU with IIT Kharagpur to devise Happiness Index - Madhya Pradesh
    •    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off India’s first high-speed and feature rich train ‘Tejas Express’ that will run between - Mumbai and Goa
    •    Indian Army in May 2017 received the first two M-777 A-2 ultra-light howitzers (ULH) from this company - BAE systems
    •    State that topped the 2017 Public Affairs Index (PAI) in governance – Kerala
    •    State that ranked at 1st position in Small States category of 2017 Public Affairs Index - Himachal Pradesh
    •    The government has revised the base year of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and Index of Industrial Production (IIP) from 2004-05 to - 2011-2012
    •    The new doctrine that was spelled by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to tackle against the problem of Maoists during the Review Meeting of Left Wing Extremism affected State in recent past   is – SAMADHAN
    •    This South Asian Nation is not part of the South Asia Satellite that was launched by ISRO on 5 May 2017 – Pakistan
    •    World’s highest rail bridge, which will be taller than Eiffel Tower, is being constructed on - Chenab river
    •    The state that became the first state in India to switch to the January-December financial year from existing April-March cycle is – Madhya Pradesh

    World Events

    •    According to United Nation's top humanitarian coordinator Stephen O'Brien this country is facing total social, economic and institutional collapse – Yemen
    •    The city that has been declared as the world's most densely populated city by the UN Habitat is – Dhaka
    •    First Asian country to recognize same sex marriage – Taiwan
    •    World's smallest nation which ratified the International Solar Alliance Pact recently – Nauru
    •    The 2017 theme of UN’s International Day for Biological Diversity is - Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism
    •    This country has initiated its second attempt to test its simulated space cabin - Yuegong-1- for future long duration moon mission – China
    •    Simbex-17, a bilateral naval exercise was held between India and - Republic of Singapore
    •    Theme of 2017 International Mother’s Day - Every Mother knows
    •    Country that successfully test-flight its indigenously developed C919 passenger jet plane – China
    •    Japan's men-only island that was recommended by UNESCO for World Heritage status - Okinoshima Island
    •    City that became the first in the world to have its own Microsoft font - Dubai

    Persons in News

    •    The person recently appointed as the Chairman of International Fertiliser Association is - Rakesh Kapur
    •    Person appointed as Chairman of IAMAI recently - Rajan Anandan
    •    The Ethiopian politician who was recently appointed as the Director-General of the World Health Organisation is - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
    •    Person re-elected as the President of Iran - Hassan Rouhani
    •    Indian who won the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) award in the Environmental Engineering category - Prashant Ranganathan
    •    Person appointed as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) - PN Pradhan
    •    Indian wildlife activists who won the 2017 Whitley Awards - Sanjay Gubbi and Purnima Barman
    •    Anil Madhav Dave, who passed away recently, was the Union Minister of - Environment, Forest and Climate Change
    •    Indian scientist who won the 2017 Dan David prize in the “Future” category - Shrinivas Kulkarni
    •    He was recently named as the Prime Minister of France - Edouard Philippe
    •    He in May 2017 was elected as the youngest President of France - Emmanuel Macron
    •    The person appointed as the Chairman of FIFA Governance Committee is - Mukul Mudgal
    •    The liberal politician who was recently sworn-in as the President of South Korea is - Moon Jae-in
    •    Indian personality selected for Japan’s prestigious ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ award - Ashwani Kumar

    Sports

    •    The Indian state that will host the 2017 Asian Junior Tennis Championship is – Maharashtra
    •    The winner of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League is - Manchester United
    •    The team that won the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League is - Mumbai Indians
    •    The winner of the 2017 Federation Cup is - Bengaluru FC
    •    The winner of the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix is - Lewis Hamilton
    •    The footballer who was recently named for the FWA Footballer of the Year is - N'Golo Kante

    To read, Current Affairs Study Material for April 2017, click here

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