Important Current Affairs May 17, 2018 – One Liner


May 17 Current Affairs

May 17- World Telecommunication & Information Society Day (WTISD)

Theme 2018:  Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All

  • The Rural Innovators’ Meet (RIM) – 2018, a three-day event organised by the Kerala.
  • ‘One Bar, One Vote’ rule in Odisha – “The rule allows multitude of memberships of different Bars, yet it gives only one voting right to an advocate,”
  • Farmers and civil society organisations under the aegis of the Prakasam District Development Forum have launched SAVE Ongole dairy campaign in Andhra Pradesh.
  • 24-year-old Deeya Suzannah, with her father Ajeet Bajaj became the first Indian father-daughter duo to climb the Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak.
  • Malaysia government said it will introduce a sales and service tax (SST) scrapping a goods and service tax (GST) from June.
  • US team Led by Indian-origin scientist Deepak K. Singh invent a new device that may increase smart phone battery life 100 times.
  • Newest frog for India from Karnataka – Mangaluru narrow-mouthed frog (Microhyla kodial).
  • The Ministry of Commerce issued a notification for a unified Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR).
  • Granules India Ltd. said it had got S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) approval for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Methylergonovine 0.2 mg tablets.
  • Reliance Power Limited has pulled out of the special purpose vehicle set up to develop an ultra mega power project at Tilaiya in Jharkhand.
  • Sivakumar, – ‘Technology Leadership Award 2017
  • S.T. Raju – ‘Scientist of the year 2016’ award
  • Pazhanikumar – ‘Scientist of the Year 2017’ award
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) announced that Ambika Sharma will join the USIBC as Managing Director of India operations.
  • mfine, an app-based on-demand healthcare service, said it has raised $4.2 million in Series A funding.
  • Tamil Nadu Bank Users’ Welfare Association, a non-profit forum, has been launched to address various banking issues faced by customers and offer consultative services.
  • Asian Champions Trophy – Defending champion India breezed into the summit clash of the women’s after edging past Malaysia 3-2, for its third consecutive win.
  • Atletico Madrid won the Europa League for the third time with a resounding 3-0 victory defeating Marseille.

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