May 2017 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World


Current Affairs of May 2017 for all types of Competitive Exams Read top news headlines and latest major events happened in India and World in the month of May 2017. The information given will help you to prepare for exams like: IAS, PCS, UPSC, Railways, SSC, Banking and all other competitive exams.

  • 01 May 2017: Two Indian Americans: Ritu Raju and Sundeep R Muppidi are among 46 emerging college and university leaders selected by American Council on Education for its prestigious fellowship, the longest running leadership development programme in the US.
  • 02 May 2017: Rafael Nadal defeated Austria’s Dominic Thiem to win his 10th Barcelona Open title.
  • 03 May 2017: The children of freedom fighters in Bangladesh will be given scholarships worth Rs 35 crore within 5 years by India under the ‘Muktijodha’ Yojana.
  • 04 May 2017: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has been appointed as the new chairman of the 21 member Public Accounts Committee of Parliament.
  • 05 May 2017: In order to eliminate the problem of bad loans, the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act for dealing with the non performing assets (NPAs) in the banking system.
  • 06 May 2017: Renowned tea planter from Assam Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah has been appointed as the Chairman of the Tea Board of India.
  • 07 May 2017: Union Textile Minister, Smriti Jubin Irani launched a helpline number 1800-2084-800 for handicrafts craftsmen.
  • 08 May 2017: Devender Singh became the second javelin thrower from the country to book a ticket for World championships in London with a stunning throw of 84.57m which won him a gold medal at the Indian Grand Prix Athletics meet.
  • 09 May 2017: Legendary sitar player Ustad Raees Khan died. He was 77.
  • 10 May 2017: Konkona Sensharma has been named the best director for her directorial debut “A Death in the Gunj” and the best actress for “Lipstick under My Burkha” at 2017’s New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF).
  • 11 May 2017: Senior Diplomat Venu Rajamony, currently the Press Secretary to President Pranab Mukherjee, has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to the Netherlands.
  • 12 May 2017: IT firm Happiest Minds Technologies has acquired Cupola Technology.
  • 13 May 2017: Harpreet Singh has bagged bronze medal in Greco Roman weight divisions in the Asian Wrestling Championship at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi.
  • 14 May 2017: Mauno Koivisto, Finland’s last president during the Cold War, has died. He was 93.
  • 15 May 2017: The HRD Ministry has named scientist and former DRDO chief Vijay Kumar Saraswat as the next chancellor of JNU.
  • 16 May 2017: Quinton De Kock was named South African Cricketer of the Year at a event hosted by Cricket South Africa (CSA).
  • 17 May 2017: French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed Édouard Philipp as the country’s new Prime Minister.
  • 18 May 2017: According to Knight Frank India’s ‘Q1 2017 Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index’, Mumbai has been ranked 24th in the world for the price rise in luxury homes. Guangzhou in China was first in the global list of 41 cities.
  • 19 May 2017: Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize for his contribution in the field of astronomy.
  • 20 May 2017: Grammy Award winning Rock Singer Chris Cornell died. He was 52.
  • 21 May 2017: E commerce Company Flipkart has topped LinkedIn’s list of the top companies to work in India second time in a row in the year 2017.
  • 22 May 2017: Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina defeated Simona Halep to win the Italian Open tennis tournament title.
  • 23 May 2017: Mumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by one run to win the IPL 10 title. With this, Mumbai Indians have become the IPL champions for the third time.
  • 24 May 2017: Ford Motor Company named Jim Hackett as chief executive officer. Hackett will replace Mark Fields.
  • 25 May 2017: Renowned director Adoor Gopalakrishnan has been selected for the J C Daniel Award 2016, Kerala Government’s highest honour for outstanding contribution to Malayalam cinema.
  • 26 May 2017: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin won the International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating International Awards 2017.
  • 27 May 2017: Co operative IFFCO’s joint Managing Director Rakesh Kapur has been elected as the Chairman of International Fertilizer Association (IFA).
  • 28 May 2017: L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering has signed an agreement with Institute of Chemical Technology to build ethanol plants based on indigenous technology.
  • 29 May 2017: An eighth standard student, Ananya Kamboj from Chandigarh has been selected to represent India as a young journalist at the global Football for Friendship (F4F) social programme in Russia.
  • 30 May 2017: South Korea defeated 10 time champions China by 3 2 to win the Sudirman Cup badminton tournament title for the first time in 14 years.
  • 31 May 2017: South African batsman Hashim Amla has overtaken Indian captain Virat Kohli as the fastest to reach 7,000 ODI runs one day internationals.
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