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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Current Affairs -2017 May - 11 to 20 (Chapter-02)

Current Affairs -2017
May - 11 to 20
(Chapter-02)

21. What was the 2017 theme of ‘World Hypertension Day, observed on May 17, 2017?
’Know Your Numbers’

22. Muhammed Anas, who recently qualified for 2017 London World Athletics Championships, hails from which Indian state?
Kerala

23. Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the second meeting of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) in which city?
New Delhi

24. Which two entities will jointly inspect the excavation being carried out at an archaeological site in Haryana’s Fatehabad district to verify claims of it being the oldest civilisation in the world?
NASA and ISRO

25. Which Indian wildlife activist has won the 2017 Whitley Awards?
Sanjay Gubbi

26. Who was appointed as Secretary of Department of Telecommunications (DoT)?
Aruna Sundararajan

27. On May 16, 2017, the headquarters of Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was inaugurated in:
Saudi Arabia

28. What is the theme of 2017 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)?
Big data for big impact

29. Which state’s government is planning to declare "no school bag day" on Saturdays in all the state-run schools?
Uttar Pradesh

30. Which date is observed as ‘National Dengue Day’ in India?
16th May


31. Which union minister has launched Operation Clean Portal for transparent tax administration?
Arun Jaitley

32.Researchers belonging to which IIT branch successfully produced white light using a mixture of two natural extracts, red pomegranate and turmeric?
Madras

33. First outreach programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, ‘Videsh Sampark’ was held in:
Hyderabad

34. Rifath Sharook has designed the world’s lightest satellite “KalamSat”. He hails from which country?
India

35. Who was appointed as the Chancellor of JNU recently?
Himachal Pradesh

36. On May 12, 2017, a massive ransomware cyber attack dubbed ______ hit hospitals, major companies and government offices in 99 countries.
’WannaCry’

37. Which state government has constituted “Maa committee” to check mid day meal quality in schools?
Uttar Pradesh

38. Airports Authority of India flagged Ambulance service with Advanced Life Support Systems (ALS) in which Indian state?
Gujarat

39. On May 13, 2017, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr. J P Nadda launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine(PCV), for Pneumonia in:
Himacha Pradesh

40. Who has become the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest for the fourth time?

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