Current Affairs May 2017


Let’s read, what happened in May 2017? Find below major events and current affairs of May 2017:

DateEvent
01 May 2017Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa defeated compatriot Dipika Pallikal in the women's singles final to become the first Indian to clinch the Asian Squash Championship title.  (Sports)
02 May 2017Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh minister Pratap Singh Baghel died. He was 70.  (Obituary)
03 May 2017Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has been appointed as the new chairman of the 21-member Public Accounts Committee of Parliament.  (Appointment)
04 May 2017Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has upstaged Bajaj Auto to become the second largest bike maker in India during April. (Business)
05 May 2017M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting released a set of books titled ‘Swachh Jungle ki kahani – Dadi ki Zubani’ published by Publications Division. (Book)
06 May 2017Facebook launched its 'Express Wi-Fi' service in India that offers Internet facility through public hotspots to users in rural parts of the country. Facebook has partnered telecom company Bharti Airtel under this initiative.  (India)
07 May 2017Ashoka University has named Pratap Bhanu Mehta as its Vice Chancellor (VC).  (Appointment)
08 May 2017India's Vikram Malhotra won his fifth PSA title after beating Egypt’s Youssef Ibrahim in the final of the Abu Dhabi Open. (Sports)
09 May 2017Disney's live-action adaptation 'Beauty and the Beast' was named Movie of the Year at the 2017 'MTV Movie and TV Awards'.  (Entertainment)
10 May 2017India has been unanimously elected as the president of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations to promote sustainable human settlements across the globe.  (India)
11 May 2017Indian women's team fast bowler Jhulan Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in the history of One Day Internationals.  (Sports)
12 May 2017According to the Savills Tech Cities Index, Bengaluru has topped the list of most affordable tech cities in the world. (India)
13 May 2017Diplomat Vinay Mohan Kwatra has been appointed as India’s next ambassador to France. Kwatra will succeed Mohan Kumar. (Appointment)
14 May 2017The World Health Organisation (WHO) appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic. (Appointment)
15 May 2017India's Sumit won the silver medal in men's 125kg freestyle category on the last day of the Asian Wrestling Championship.  (Sports)
16 May 2017Eminent Malayalam author and journalist M P Veerendra Kumar has been presented the G Ramanujam award for 2016, by the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC). (Awards)
17 May 2017Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has been conferred with the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Award by President Pranab Mukherjee.  (Awards)
18 May 2017Arunachal Pradesh's Anshu Jamsenpa scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time.  (Sports)
19 May 2017Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away. She was 59.  (Obituary)
20 May 2017An Indian-origin councillor Philip Abraham has been elected as the mayor of populous Loughton town in the United Kingdom. (Appointment)
21 May 2017President Donald Trump has nominated a top national security adviser, K.T. McFarland to be the country’s envoy to Singapore. (Appointment)
22 May 2017Indian squash player Harinder Pal Sandhu won the Makati Open title. (Sports)
23 May 2017UK entrepreneur Rehana Ameer has become the first India-born woman to be elected as a councillor to a ward in the UK.  (Appointment)
24 May 2017India has pipped Japan to become the second largest stainless steel producer in the world after China.  (India)
25 May 2017British actor Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond in films, passed away. He was 89. (Obituary)
26 May 2017Former Ethiopian Health Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation. (Appointment)
27 May 2017According to the FDI Report 2017, India retained its numero uno position being the world’s top most Greenfield FDI investment destination for the second consecutive year, attracting USD 62.3 billion in 2016. (India)
28 May 2017United States senate has confirmed Amul Thapar as a judge to the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. With this appointment he has become only the second Indian-American judge of an appeals court.  (Appointment)
29 May 2017According to HSBC's recent Trust in Technology report, with advancements in the field of biometric technology, India has topped globally in adoption of biometrics techniques. (Business)
30 May 2017Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix title.  (Sports)
31 May 2017Satyabrata Rout has been selected for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for the year 2016.  (Awards)


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