Daily Current Affairs – 15th May 2017

  1. Bajrang Punia won 1st gold medal for India in men’s 65kg freestyle category at Asian Wrestling Championship.

  2. Arjun Maini, become the first Indian to win a GP3 Series (a feeder series to GP2) race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

  3. Rafael Nadal won 5th Madrid Open title.

  4. Ramudri Someswara Rao won a gold medal in men’s 200m T44 event at the 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix in China.

  5. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Spanish Grand Prix.

  6.  Kerala and Tamil Nadu have secured first and second rankings for the second year in a row in public affairs index (PAI) in governance in States. Bihar ranked last.

  7.  Uttar Pradesh government all set to form Maa’ committees to keep an eye on mid-day meals served to students in state-run primary schools. It will be a committee of six mothers, from all sections of society, whose students are studying in that school.

  8. Amul (diary cooperative) will sponsor the New Zealand cricket team for the upcoming Champions Trophy in England. Earlier it had sponsored Netherlands in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

  9. The 112 feet tall bust of ‘Adiyogi’ Lord Shiva at the Isha Yoga Foundation in Tamil Nadu has been declared the world’s largest bust by the Guinness Book of World Records.

  10. Indo-American Manjit Singh has been appointed as the member of president’s advisory council on faith based and neighbourhood partnership (PACBNF) of US.

  11. ICICI Bank launched country’s first contactless business credit card  as  “Jet Airways ICICI Bank Business Advantage  card” in association with Jet Airways for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  12. Jio Money Wallet service launched by by Reliance jio infocomm, for Indian consumers, following the introduction of 4G services to the public through an employee-driven invite system. 

  13. Telangana hosted the first outreach programme of the Ministry of External Affairs ‘Videsh Sampark’, to create awareness about various programmes of the Ministry in states.

  14. IIT Kharagpur has join hand with the British Geological Survey to turn Varanasi into a smart city. 

  15. Bharti Airtel has won the Aon Best Employer India 2017 Award for its innovative people practices. 

  16. Krishna Kumari, a health worker in Ganjam district, has bagged the prestigious Florence Nightingale award 2017.

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