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Current Affairs Update 18 May 2017



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This current affairs update comprises of all necessary topics related to national news, financial updates, International News,Sports news etc that are asked in competitive exams, regularly study this and get prepared for the current affairs section.

  • IIEST has successfully developed country's first smart grid project which will be inaugurated by the President Pranab Mukherjee.The smart grid will be synchronised to generate power from solar, wind and vegetables waste resources, depending on the weather conditions and availability of waste products.This the first time such project is developed .
  • The state government of Andhra Pradesh has awarded the Singapore based Ascendas-Singbridge Pvt. Limited and Sembcorp Development limited to become the master developer for its de-facto capital Amaravati.for speedy implementation of the project a high level 'Joint Implementation Steering Committee(JISC)will also be formed which will be chaired by Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu and Minister of trade and industry of singapore S.Iswaran.

  • India has taken a new initiative to supply cheap LED bulbs to London under its 'UJALA' scheme.UJALA is globally recognised one of the largest efficiency program run and managed by Energy Efficiency Service Limited .
  • India has reached second spot in 'Renewable Energy Country attractiveness Index 2017'by Earnest and Young.The ranking is topped by China and United States moved to third position for the first time since 2015.
  • Indian navy chief Sunil lamba has attended the International Maritime Review(IMR) at Singapore's Changi naval base. For the first time Singapore holds 'International maritime Review'.
  • Indian navy and Ahmedabad based 'Space Application Centre' has signed a pact on scientific cooperation and data sharing in the field of meteorology and oceanology.
  • A team consists of member from NASA and ISRO will inspect the excavation carried out at Fatehbad District of Haryana. 

  • The World telecommunication and World Society day is observed across the globe.This year's theme is 'Big Data for Big Impact '.
  • The private satelite launching company of USA SpaceX has launched a communication satelite for Inmarsat-5 F4,a London based mobile broadband company. 
  • Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut, opener of Indian Women's cricket team has made history with record 320 run stand in a match against Ireland at Potchefstroom during the quadrangular series in South Africa. 

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