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Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 May 2019

The Lok Sabha elections 2019 are underway to elect people’s representatives for the 17th Lok Sabha. The election results will be declared on May 23, 2019.

May 17, 2019 17:49 IST

Things to know about General Elections 2019: FAQs

The Lok Sabha elections 2019 are underway to elect people’s representatives for the 17th Lok Sabha. The election results will be declared on May 23, 2019. Have a look at some Frequently Asked Questions about ongoing elections.

Vande Bharat Express completes 1 lakh running kilometers

'Vande Bharat Express', also known as ‘Train 18’, completed 1 lakh running kilometres without missing a single trip. The Train was flagged off on February 15 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during its run from New Delhi to Varanasi. The high speed has been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF).

UNDRR confers PM Modi’s Secretary with Sasakawa Award


Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was honoured with the ‘Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction’ by UNDRR. The Sasakawa Award is the most prestigious award of the United Nations in the area of Disaster Risk Management.

Tennis legend Sir Andy Murray receives Knighthood at Buckingham Palace


Sir Andy Murray received the Knighthood by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in recognition of his services to tennis and charity. The move comes over 2 years after the Knighthood was announced in the Queen’s New Years Honours in 2016.

Lokpal Website inaugurated by Chairperson Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, the Chairperson of the Lokpal, inaugurated the website of Lokpal. The Website has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). It provides the basic information with respect to the working and functioning of the Lokpal.