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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Current Affairs -2017 May - 11 to 20 (Chapter-01)

Current Affairs -2017
May - 11 to 20
(Chapter-01)

1. Which organisation has won the 2015 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize?
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

2. Name the state that in May 2017 launched an e-textbook portal for school students.
Haryana

3. Which State Government has announced to develop Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary as a beautiful tourist resort?
Haryana

4. The 2017 HADR exercise “Karavali Karunya” has started by Indian Navy in which state?
Karnataka

5. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in May 2017 banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of this river.
Yamuna

6. International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT) is observed on which date every year?
17th May

7. The 2017 bilateral maritime exercise “SIMBEX-17” has started between India and which country?
Singapore

8. Which Indian scientist won the 2017 Dan David prize in the “Future” category?
Shrinivas Kulkarni

9. Hassan Rouhani has won Presidential election of which country?
Iran



10. Which city to host the 2017 annual convention of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group?
Gandhinagar

11. Which Indian-American student won the 2017 National Geographic Bee contest?
Pranay Varada

12. What was the theme for ‘World Metrology Day’ celebrated on May 20, 2017?
“Measurements for Transport”

13. India’s first Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park (ARTP) will be set up in which city?
Chennai

14. Minister for I&B Venkaiah Naidu in May 2017 announced a separate 24x7 DD channel for the state. Name it.
Jharkhand

15. On May 14, 2017, Mahmoud Abbas arrived in India for a 4-day official visit. Mahmoud Abbas is the President of:
Palestine

16. Chris Cornel, the renowned singer passed away. He hailed from which country?
United States

17. Which country recently declared a state of emergency over cholera outbreak?
Yemen

18. ’World AIDS Vaccine Day’ is observed on which date every year?
18th May

19. The International Museum Day (IMD) is observed on which date?
May 18

20. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched river conservation project ‘Narmada Seva Mission’ in which state?

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