javascript:void(0) Current Affairs May 2017 - May 1 to May 15, 2017 ~ Online GK

Current Affairs May 2017 - May 1 to May 15, 2017

Current Affairs May 2017 - May 1 to May 15, 2017
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We are providing you point wise current affairs. In this series we are providing most important current affairs from May 1 to May 15, 2017. You can also download free PDF book on April 2017 current affairs.

Padma Venkataraman: The Tamil Nadu government on 2 May 2017 conferred the 2017 Avvaiyar Award to Padma Venkataraman, a social worker and daughter for former Indian President, the late R Venkataraman.
Microsoft Font: Dubai on 1 May 2017 became the first city in the world to get its own Microsoft Font. The Dubai Font was launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council.
Leander Paes: Indian tennis player Leander Paes along with his American partner Scott Lipsky on 30 April 2017 won Tallahassee Challenger Men’s Doubles title.
1 May: International Labour Day: International Labour Day 2017 was celebrated across the world on 1 May 2017. The day is also known as International Worker's Day and May Day.
India – Cyprus: India and Cyprus in April 2017 signed four agreements to boost the bilateral relationship between the two countries. The signed agreements include agreement on shipping and air services.
Anthony Lianzuala: Anthony Lianzuala on 1 May 2017 took over as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure, Union Ministry of Finance, in New Delhi.
Dada Saheb Phalke: President Pranab Mukherjee on 3 May 2017 conferred filmmaker Kasinadhuni Viswanath with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award at the 64th National Film Awards ceremony in New Delhi.
World's Highest Railway Bridge: Railways Ministry on 3 May 2017 announced to build the world's highest railway bridge over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir in around two years from now.
2 May: World Asthma Day: The World Asthma Day 2017 was observed across the world on 2 May 2017 with the theme 'Asthma: Better Air, Better Breathing'.
BrahMos: Indian Army on 2 May 2017 successfully test fired Block-III version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
3 May: World Press Freedom Day: World Press Freedom Day was observed worldwide on 3 May 2017 with the theme ‘Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies’.
FIFA World Rankings: The Indian football team made it into the top 100 of the FIFA World Rankings for the first time in 21 years.
The team is placed at 100th alongside Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia. The FIFA rankings were released on 4 May 2017.
Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah: Renowned tea planter from Assam Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah, who was once a banker in the US, was on 4 May 2017 appointed as the Chairman of the Tea Board of India. Bezboruah will have tenure till November 2018.
Indore: Union Urban Development Miniser M Venkaiah Naidu on 4 May 2017 announced the results of Swachh Survekshan 2017 survey.
Out of the 434 cities and towns, Indore in Madhya Pradesh was adjudged as the cleanest city. Gonda in Uttar Pradesh was adjudged as the least clean city.
Emmanuel Macron: Pro-European centrist leader Emmanuel Macron has been elected as President of France after winning 20.7 million votes on 8 May 2017. Thirty-nine-year-old former investment banker, who has never held elected office, becomes the youngest President and occupant of the Élysée Palace.
Baahubali 2: SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 2: The Conclusion became the first Indian film to cross the RS 1000 crore mark with its worldwide collections. Reports suggest that trade analysts have reported that the film has made over Rs 800 crore in India and more than Rs 200 crore in the international markets.
Leila Seth: Justice Leila Seth, the first woman judge of Delhi High Court, passed away on 6 May 2017 after a brief illness in Uttar Pradesh. She was 86.
Britain’s 1000 wealthiest people: The 29th edition of the Sunday Times Rich List 2017 was announced on 7 May 2017. The List announced the names of Britain’s 1000 wealthiest people including 40 Indian-born citizens.
The Hinduja brothers Srichand and Gopichand are placed on the first spot in the Sunday Times Rich List 2017. The Hinduja Brothers have estimated assets worth 16.2 billion pounds.
Jhulan Goswami: Indian women's team fast bowler Jhulan Goswami on 9 May 2017 became the highest wicket-taker in the history of Women’s One-Day Internationals.
Goswami broke the decade-long record Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s 180 wickets from 109 matches.
Moon Jae-in: Liberal politician Moon Jae-in on 10 May 2017 was sworn in as South Korea's President in a ceremony at the National Assembly Seoul.
11 May: National Technology Day of India: The National Technology Day 2017 was observed in India with the theme Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth.
V V S Laxman: Former India batsman V V S Laxman on 11 May 2017 was awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
Zika virus: Brazil on 11 May 2017 declared an end to public health emergency for the Zika virus after about 18 months of fight against this mosquito-borne virus.
Spyder: India on 11 May 2017 test fired a surface-to-air missile ‘Spyder’ from a test range in Odisha as part of missile launch practice of a series of tests of the short-range quick reaction.
Tejas: Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft on 12 May 2017 successfully fired Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile in RADAR guided mode, demonstrating an Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability.
Rafael Nadal: Spain’s Rafael Nadal on 14 May 2017 won Madrid Open title of Tennis. In the final match at Madrid, the Spaniard defeated a determined Dominic Thiem of Austria in straight sets 7-6(8), 6-4.

Mumbai airport: The Mumbai airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International, has become the world’s busiest single-runway airport with 837 flights a day or one flight in 65 seconds on an average in the 2016-17 fiscal year.


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