17 May 2018 Current Affairs

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Susheela Jayapal becomes 1st South Asian to be elected in Oregon

Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s sister Susheela Jayapal became the first South Asian to be elected in Oregon in the western US State. She won the District 2 seat on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners with 57% of the vote.

Anindita honoured with Jayadev Rashtriya Yuva Puraskar award

US-based Kathak dancer Anindita Anaam was honoured with the prestigious ‘Shri Jayadev Rashtriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar 2018’ for outstanding contribution to the field of art. The award was presented to the Kathak exponent during the ‘Jayadev International Dance Festival’ in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Mukul Rohatgi appointed as eminent jurist

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed as an eminent jurist in the selection committee for appointment of the Lokpal. Rohatgi was appointed as Attorney General of India after the Narendra Modi government assumed power in May 2014.

BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM

BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka BJP President, was sworn in as Karnataka’s new Chief Minister on ending hours on uncertainty.

Mark Tully chosen for RedInk Award 2018

Veteran British journalist and former BBC India correspondent Sir William Mark Tully has been chosen for 2018 RedInk award for lifetime achievement in journalism.

Indore, India’s cleanest city in Swachh Survekshan-2018

As per the Swachh Survekshan-2018 results, Indore has once again emerged as the cleanest city in India. Bhopal has been ranked 2nd and Chandigarh 3rd in the survey at the national level.


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