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17th may Current Affairs

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

 

  • 2010 The beginning of the Arab Spring
  • 1989 First episode of The Simpsons aired
  • 1903 First flight of the Wright Flyer

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

  • Vice Chief Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane set to become next chief of the Indian Army
  • Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force pay tributes at National War Memorial in New Delhi on Vijay Diwas; India’s victory over Pakistan in Bangladesh liberation war of 1971
  • Amitabha Bagchi wins DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019 for his novel ‘Half the Night is Gone’
  • Court annuls election of Samajwadi Party’s Mohammad Abdullah Azam Khan as MLA from Suar, UP in 2017 for being underage (below 25 years)
  • Delhi Development Authority (DDA) portal for registration of properties in unauthorized colonies in the city launched

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

 

  • Bangladesh celebrates its 49th ‘Victory Day’ that marks its liberation from Pakistan; Indian Army contingent participates in Dhaka parade for the first time
  • Global Refugee Forum to be held in Geneva on December 17-18 by UNHCR and the government of Switzerland

 

ECONOMY NEWS

 

  • Wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation rises to 0.58% in November, was 0.16% in October
  • India secures USD 277 million loan from Germany to establish an energy-efficient housing programme
  • Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) tops Fortune India 500 list with a revenue of Rs 5.81 lakh crore in 2018-19 followed by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) with Rs 5.36 lakh crore
  • Sridhar Patra appointed new CMD of National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)
  • Canada’s Brookfield Infrastructure Partners to acquire telecom tower assets of Reliance Jio

 

SPORTS NEWS

 

  • Alexandra Kosteniuk wins women’s FIDE Grand Prix chess tournament in Monaco; India’s Koneru Humpy finishes runner-up
  • Tata Steel Kolkata 25K: Kenyan Leonard Barsoton (1:13:48) and Ethiopian Guteni Shone (1:22:09) win the elite men and women’s titles

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