17 May 2021 Current Affairs

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17 May 2021 Current Affairs

Awards News

Sakshi Kailash Wagh wins 1st prize from WCB Research Foundation for story-writing on Sloth Bear.

Important Points:
  • Sakshi Kailash Wagh a student of zoology and microbiology from Buldhana district of Maharashtra has won the first prize from the WCB Research Foundation for story-writing on Sloth Bear.
  • Her story was awarded best story as it covered basic facts, behaviour of Sloth Bear, co-existence with Sloth Bear and the role of forest department.
  • As many as 32 scripts from different parts of the world including in English, Hindi and Gujarat were also received by the organisers.
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister: Uddhav Thackeray
  • Maharashtra Capital: Mumbai

Important Days

Sikkim celebrated its statehood day on 16th May.

Important Points:
  • Sikkim celebrated its statehood day on 16th May 2021.
  • It marks the day in 1975 when Sikkim transitioned to become the 22nd state of India from being a monarchy earlier.
  • Sikkim Chief Minister: Prem Singh Tamang
  • Sikkim Governor: Ganga Prasad
  • Sikkim Capital: Gangtok

National News

Railways commissioned Wi-Fi at 6,000 Railway stations in five years.

Important Points:
  • Railways has commissioned Wi-Fi at six thousand Railway stations in five years.
  • With the commissioning of Wi-Fi at Hazaribagh Railway station in Jharkhand on 15th May, Indian Railways commissioned Wi-Fi at six thousand Railway stations.
  • Railways have started its Journey by providing Wi-Fi facility at 1st Railway station Mumbai in January 2016.
  • Railway Minister: Piyush Goyal

Obituaries News

Distinguished mathematician Padma Bhushan Prof. M S Narasimhan passed away.

Important Points:
  • Distinguished mathematician Padma Bhushan Prof. M S Narasimhan FRS passed away.
  • Famous for Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem, he made pioneering contributions to differential & algebraic geometry.
  • He played key role in development of Mathematics in India.
  • He was the only Indian to be awarded with King Faisal International Prize for Science & First Chair of National Board for Higher Mathematics.

Sports News

Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek win Italian Open Men’s singles and Women’s singles title.

Important Points:
  • The Italian Open originally called the Italian International Championships, is a tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy.
  • The 2021 Italian Open is a professional tennis tournament currently played on outdoor clay courts at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. It is the 78th edition of the Italian Open.
  • Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were Italian Open 2020 winners in Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles category respectively.

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Tejaswini Shankar bags men’s high jump titles in Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Important Points:
  • India’s Tejaswini Shankar has bagged men’s high jump titles in the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Manhattan, USA.
  • The 22 year old athlete cleared the bar at 2.28 meter to win high jump gold.

Leicester beat Chelsea to clinch maiden FA Cup title.

Important Points:
  • Leicester won the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s 137-year history last night as Youri Tielemans’s sensational strike beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley.

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