17 May 2016

Current Affairs Smart-Liners

Current Affairs Smart-Liners
Current Affairs Smart-Liners 17th May 2016:
Dear Aspirants, to make it simple here we have given the Smart-Liners of Daily Current Affairs which will help you to revise and it’s easy to keep it in mind. We hope that it will definitely help you in the preparation.

IMPORTANT DAYS:

·        2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed with theme ICT entrepreneurship for social impact
·        International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia
·        World AIDS Vaccination Day
·        World Hypertension Day
NATIONAL:
·        PM Modi to visit Iran for two days in May
·        Center to come up with new bill to improve present law for disabilities: Gehlot
·        World Bank okays $625 million loan for Indian solar programme
·        DeitY to build first social security platform
·        Shri Nitin Gadkari Launched INFRACON, ePACE and up-Scaled INAM PRO
·        Global conference on women empowerment held in New Delhi
·        15 days Swachh Office drive launched across the country
INTERNATIONAL:
·        World-First Scanning Helium Microscope Built In Australia
·        China launches Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite to carry out land surveys
·        India, US held first Maritime Security Dialogue
·        British Royals launched Heads Together campaign to tackle stigma of mental health
APPOINTMENTS:
·        Vaiphei sworn in as Chief Justice of Tripura HC
·        Professor Dilip Chandra Nath assumed office as 6th VC of Assam University
·        Banking :
·        RBI authorises 29 agency banks to accept payments of I-T dues
BOOKS AND AUTHORS:
·        President of India receives first copies of books “Tagore’s Vision of the Contemporary World” and “Tagore and Russia”
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
·        S Korea's Han Kang wins Man Booker International
·        Four Indian Peacekeepers, civilian to be honored posthumously
·        'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' (PRDP) named worst film at 2016 Ghanta Awards
·        IIT-Kgp student bags European Materials Research Society Award
·        Sonakshi Sinha gets 'The Angries' award
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:
·        Mphasis partners ToneTag for digital banking solutions
·        Capgemini launches digital literacy centre in Navi Mumbai
·        NTPC forms joint venture with Coal India
·        Oracle’s Catz becomes top-paid female exec in US
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
·        Google launches group sharing app Spaces
·        NASA launches super pressure balloon from New Zealand
·        Twitter character limit may exclude photos, link
SPORTS:
·        Women Archers Deepika, Bombayla, Laxmirani named for 2016 Rio Olympics
OBITUARY:
·        Former Test cricketer Deepak Shodhan passes away

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