Current Affairs Today: 23 May 2017

Current Affairs Today: 23 May 2017


  • • The Indian wildlife and environment cartoonist who won the 2017 WWF International President’s Award is –

    Rohan Chakravarty

    • India recently became the second largest steel producer in the world. The largest steel producer in the world is –

    China

    • The winner of the women’s title at the Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship in Chengdu, China is –

    R Vaishali

    • The 70th World Health Assembly recently commenced at –

    Geneva, Switzerland

    • This state’s government has ordered an indefinite ban on sand mining in Narmada River –

    Madhya Pradesh

    • The two-day ‘Start up India Summit’ was convened in this country-

    The United Arab Emirates

    • The United States has issued a travel advisory, cautioning its citizens from travelling to this Muslim nation –

    Pakistan

    • The UN has released the first draft of its treaty that would legally prohibit the possession of-

    Nuclear Weapons

    • State that signed an MoU with IIT Kharagpur to devise Happiness Index –

    Madhya Pradesh

    • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off India’s first high- speed and feature rich train ‘Tejas Express’ that will run between –

    Mumbai and Goa

    • Person elected as Mayor of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation –

    Neema Bhagat

    • Online payment app that recently announced to offer 4% interest on savings –

    Paytm

    • Interpol has issued an arrest notice for fugitive former Panamanian President to face charges he engaged in political espionage during his 2009-2014 term –

    Ricardo Martinelli

    • Dharmendra Pradhan, the Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, in May 2017 co-chaired the 2nd India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that was held in –

    Vienna, Austria

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 52nd Annual Meeting of African Development Bank (AfDB) in –

    Gandhinagar, Gujarat

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 May 2017 inaugurated and laid foundation stone for various projects of the Kandla Port in Kutch district of Gujarat like –

    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Center, 14th and 16th Cargo berths, Railway Bridge at Sal junction, Mechanised fertilizer handling facility and purchase of two mobile harbor crane