May 2017 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs May 2017: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of May 2017 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has been appointed as the new chairman of the 21-member Public Accounts Committee of Parliament. 
  • Ashoka University has named Pratap Bhanu Mehta as its Vice Chancellor (VC). 
  • Diplomat Vinay Mohan Kwatra has been appointed as India’s next ambassador to France. Kwatra will succeed Mohan Kumar.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic.
  • An Indian-origin councillor Philip Abraham has been elected as the mayor of populous Loughton town in the United Kingdom.
  • President Donald Trump has nominated a top national security adviser, K.T. McFarland to be the country’s envoy to Singapore.
  • UK entrepreneur Rehana Ameer has become the first India-born woman to be elected as a councillor to a ward in the UK. 
  • Former Ethiopian Health Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation.
  • United States senate has confirmed Amul Thapar as a judge to the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. With this appointment he has become only the second Indian-American judge of an appeals court. 
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Eminent Malayalam author and journalist M P Veerendra Kumar has been presented the G Ramanujam award for 2016, by the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC).
  • Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has been conferred with the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Award by President Pranab Mukherjee. 
  • Satyabrata Rout has been selected for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for the year 2016. 
Top Books Current Affairs
  • M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting released a set of books titled ‘Swachh Jungle ki kahani – Dadi ki Zubani’ published by Publications Division.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has upstaged Bajaj Auto to become the second largest bike maker in India during April.
  • According to HSBC's recent Trust in Technology report, with advancements in the field of biometric technology, India has topped globally in adoption of biometrics techniques.

Top Entertainment Current Affairs
  • Disney's live-action adaptation 'Beauty and the Beast' was named Movie of the Year at the 2017 'MTV Movie and TV Awards'. 
Top India Current Affairs
  • Facebook launched its 'Express Wi-Fi' service in India that offers Internet facility through public hotspots to users in rural parts of the country. Facebook has partnered telecom company Bharti Airtel under this initiative. 
  • India has been unanimously elected as the president of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations to promote sustainable human settlements across the globe. 
  • According to the Savills Tech Cities Index, Bengaluru has topped the list of most affordable tech cities in the world.
  • India has pipped Japan to become the second largest stainless steel producer in the world after China. 
  • According to the FDI Report 2017, India retained its numero uno position being the world’s top most Greenfield FDI investment destination for the second consecutive year, attracting USD 62.3 billion in 2016.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh minister Pratap Singh Baghel died. He was 70. 
  • Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away. She was 59. 
  • British actor Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond in films, passed away. He was 89.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa defeated compatriot Dipika Pallikal in the women's singles final to become the first Indian to clinch the Asian Squash Championship title. 
  • India's Vikram Malhotra won his fifth PSA title after beating Egypt’s Youssef Ibrahim in the final of the Abu Dhabi Open.
  • Indian women's team fast bowler Jhulan Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in the history of One Day Internationals. 
  • India's Sumit won the silver medal in men's 125kg freestyle category on the last day of the Asian Wrestling Championship. 
  • Arunachal Pradesh's Anshu Jamsenpa scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time. 
  • Indian squash player Harinder Pal Sandhu won the Makati Open title.
  • Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix title. 
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