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Current Affair Recap of the Day: 17 May 2016

The recap of the day covers important current affairs like 2016 Man Booker International Prize, Scanning helium microscope and Heads Together campaign among others.

May 17, 2016 19:11 IST
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The Recap of the Day brought out by jagranjosh.com covers important current affairs in bulleted form which would be of immense help in preparations for exams like civil services, SSC, Bank and MBA.

•    The theme of the 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day that is observed annually on 17 May is - ICT Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

•    The South Korean author, who won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for her novel 'The Vegetarian' is - Han Kang

•    Scientists of this country built the world’s first scanning helium microscope to study human, animal and plant samples in pristine form – Australia

•    The country that launched the Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite on board the Long March 2-D rocket – China

•    The campaign launched by the British Royals to tackle stigma of mental health – Heads Together

•    He was sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Tripura High Court - Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei

•    The three-member Indian women's archery team who were named for the Rio Olympics are -  Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi

•    The doctoral researcher from IIT-Kharagpur, who bagged the European Materials Research Society’s (EMRS’s) Young Scientist Award - Nandini Bhandaru

•    The United Nations project that has turned testimonies of displaced people in Ukraine into “books” - Living Library

•    A new fund that will be launched at UN World Humanitarian Summit to assist millions of children whose education has been disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters - Education Cannot Wait

•    NASA successfully launched a super pressure balloon from New Zealand's South Island Wanaka Airport to conduct - Near-space scientific investigations

•    The island of Thailand that will be closed from tourism as heavy tourism is negatively affecting natural resources and the environment - Koh Tachai

•    Hockey player who will lead the Indian team at the FIH Champions Trophy in London from 10 to 17 June 2016 is - PR Sreejesh, the goalkeeper

•    NTPC Limited formed Joint Venture with which company to revive plants of the Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited - Coal India Limited

•    India held the first round of Maritime Security Dialogue with - United States

•    The former Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court who was recently appointed the Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court is - Justice Deepak Gupta

•    Name of the robot lawyer that was hired by the law firm BakerHostetler to assist with bankruptcy cases is - ROSS

•    The winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, the longest-running annual international TV song competition, is – Ukraine

•    The Maharashtra Ex-Servicemen's Corporation recently launched a military tourism initiative in Pune, named - Veer Yatra


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