17th May 2018 Current Affairs GK in English

17th May 2018 Current Affairs GK in English

17th May 2018 Current Affairs GK in English | Read Today’s Current GK News

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1. Karnataka polls results, BJP’s Yeddyruppa to sworn as Karnataka’s new CM

Major Highlights:

  • Recently, in Karnataka election BJP won the contest.
  • Now, BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa will take oath as Karnataka’s new CM.
  • With this, Mr. Yeddyurappa is chief minister of Karnataka for the third time.
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2. Aditya Ghosh steps down as IndiGo President

Major Highlights:

  • IndiGo has recently made an announcement according to which Aditya Ghosh would step down as its President and Director while promoter Rahul Bhatia would become the interim CEO.
  • Aditya Ghosh will be no more in power after July 31st.
  • On the other hand, Bhatia who has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer would also continue as a director.
3. President Ram Nath Kovind presents National Geoscience Awards

Major Highlights:

  • National Geoscience Awards for the year 2017 organized in the New Delhi.
  • In the event total 22 geoscientists were awarded for their outstanding contributions in nine different fields of geosciences.
  • Amongst all, Young Scientist Award was fetched by Dr.Shib Sankar Ganguli for his meritorious applied Geoscience contribution.
  • The awards began in 1966 by the Ministry of Mines.
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4. PM Modi lay foundation stone for construction of Zojila Tunnel in J&K

Major Highlights:

  • Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for construction of 14.2 kilometre long Zojila Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Construction of the tunnel will provide all weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh.
  • The tunnel will be the Asia’s longest bi-directional road tunnel.

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