Current Affairs May 2017 - Miscellaneous


  • Ganga Cleanliness Resolution Day was observed in 15 cities and 985 villages situated on the banks of the river in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Aymanam ward in the Kerala district on became India’s first digitalized panchayat ward.

  • Union Minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju has said that Union Government will seal borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh by using Hi- tech physical and non-physical barrier technology by 2018.

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has hiked the prize money for this year’s Champions Trophy by $ 500,000, making it $4.5 million with a winner’s share of $2.2 million.

  • Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the review meeting in Gangtok of Chief Ministers of states bordering with China where central assistance for Border Area Development Programme was enhanced from Rupees 990 Crore in 2016-17 to Rs. 1,100 Crore.

  • The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone of Headquarters of Sashastra Seema Bal’s (SSB) 36th Batallion Gayzing in Western District of Sikkim.

  • Gujarat government has come out with a policy to assist Start Ups in the state and is currently assisting as many as 31 incubator institution and 101 Start-up projects. Over 45 ventures have been incubated in diverse domain like health, energy etc.