Friday, May 26, 2017

Current Affairs -2017 May - 11 to 20 (Chapter-03)

Current Affairs -2017
May - 11 to 20

41. Which online facility was launched by Union Government to provide direct solution to problems of agriculture sector?
e-Krishi Samvad

42. 14th International Vesak Day celebration was held in which Asian country?
Sri Lanka

43. Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of France?
Edouard Philippe

44. Which state government has formed a committee to study the environmentally harmful Seemai Karuvelam trees?
Tamil Nadu

45. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in which Central African Country?
Democratic Republic of the Congo

46. Which city hosted the 2nd meeting of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR)?
New Delhi

47. The Election Commission of India has launched which new centre to address voter queries?
National Contact Centre

48. On May 11, 2017, indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, successfully test fired BVR missile. Abbreviation BVR stands for:
Beyond Visual Range

49. Which IIT institute has collaborated with the British Geological Survey (BGS) to turn Varanasi into a smart city?
IIT Kharagpur

50. Who has been newly elected as the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas?
Hubert Minnis

51. Who among the following has featured in Forbes Middle East annual ranking of the top 100 Indian Business Owners?
Yusuff Ali

52. Which Indian sportsperson has won silver in men’s Freestyle 125 kg category at the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship?
Sumit Kumar

53. Which Indian actress has won the best actress award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2017?
Konkona Sen Sharma

54. Which former Indian cricketer has been recently awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?
VVS Laxman

55. Which Indian village has won the 2017 Smart Village Award?
Govardhan Ecovillage (Maharashtra)

56. Vinay Mohan Kwatra has been appointed as the next ambassador to which European country?

57. What is the theme of 2017 International Day of Families?
Families, education and well-being

58. Which entity has signed a non-exclusive term sheet to acquire FreeCharge, the digital payments platform?

59. Which Indian sportsperson has clinched silver in women’s 69kg category at the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship?
Divya Kakran

60. What was the 2017 theme of ‘National Technology Day’, observed in India on May 11, 2017?
Technology for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

61. What is the theme of 2017 International Nurse Day (IND)?
Nursing: A voice to lead – Achieving the sustainable development goals
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