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Current Affairs for the Month - May 2017

  • 31 May 2017

  • India and Spain inks 7 agreements
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Spanish Counterpart Mariano Rajoy have inked 7 agreements to deepen bilateral cooperation including high tech sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Spain as a part of his four nation tour in deepening bilateral economic engagement.

  • IIT Kharagpur develops new technology to make Biofuel
  • IIT Kharagpur has developed a new soil technology to manufacture bio-fuel. The new technology is much cheaper and pollution free. The new innovative technology is on the process of being patented.

  • 29 May 2017

  • Satyabrata wins Sangeet Natak Academy Puraskar
    Satyabrata Rout, a professor from Department of Arts, S N School of Arts and Communication wins Sangeet Natak Academy Puraskar of 2016.He in known for his unique way of teaching and directed a number of plays, participated in national and theatre festivals and conducted numerous theatre workshops all over the world.

  • Arun Jaitely inaugurates Aeronautical Test Range in Karnataka
    Arun Jaitely has inaugurated Aeronautical Test Range at Challakere to test weapons, aerostats, UAV'S & electric warfare flares. It is a 1300cr facility with 4090 acre land .In line with the National Green Tribunal guidelines, there will be no test flights of ballistic missile to protect natural ecological system around.

  • Cyclone Mora to intensify in 24hrs in Bay of Bengal
    Cyclone Mora is likely to intensify into a severe cyclone in the next 12hrs in Bay of Bengal. The cyclone is possibly going to move north-north eastwards and cross Bangladesh and move near to Chittong. Indian Meteorological Department has warned heavy rainfall in places of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

  • India's Bhavani Devi strikes Gold at World Cup Fencing In Iceland
  • India's C A Bhavani Devi has won the gold medal in the sabre event of Tournoi World Cup. Bhavani Devi has become the first Indian to win gold medal in an International Fencing Event.

  • Apple opens First official store of South-East Asia
    Apple has opened its first official store of South East Asia in Singapore. Apart from Singapore it has shops located in Hongkong, China & Japan.

  • Poll candidates to declare their and Spouse's source of income
    Election Contestants have to declare their own and spouse's income in the affidavits. At present it is not mandatory to disclose source of income of spouse other than the assets of spouse. The law ministry has also announced an amendment to the conduct of election rules

  • DIPP to grant license for manufacture of defence items
  • Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion gets authority to grant license to manufacture arms, ammunition and defence items. Earlier it was given to home ministry to allow licenses, but now it has been delegated to DIPP due to the high work load.

  • PM lays foundation for AIIMS Changsari, Assam
    PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Science Guwahati, Assam. Guwahati AIIMS will be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana at an estimated cost of Rs1,123 Crores.

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