Daily Current Affairs – 16 May 2017

  • Pawan Kumar Chamling awarded with the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service by President Pranab Mukherjee. He is present chief minister of Sikkim.

  • The GVK group-run Mumbai airport become the world’s busiest amongst the single-runway having 837 flights a day, taking over London’s Gatwick airport that had 757 flights a day.

  • Arjun Maini, became the first Indian to win a race in the GP3 Series with a dominant victory.

  • Former Puducherry Chief Minister S Ramaswamy passed away.

  • Edouard Philippe, new PM of France. 2nd youngest PM of France.

  • partnership of Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut scored 320 in 45.3 overs in 45.3 overs to become the world’s first pair, either male or female, to score a 300-run opening-wicket partnership in One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

  • Narendra Modi has launched the Narmada Seva Mission for the conservation of river Narmada.

  • HDFC Life has entered into a bancassurance tie-up with Catholic Syrian Bank to distribute its individual life insurance products to the private lender’s customers.(Bancassurance-the selling of life assurance and other insurance products and services by banking institutions).

  • India ranked 26 in World Bank accessibility list.

  • Hubert Minnis elected as new Prime minister of Bahamas.



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