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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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  1. INDIA'S 1ST SOLAR POWERED RAILWAY STATION IN GUWAHATI
i. Guwahati now has India's first railway station run by solar power.
ii.The project of installing solar panels was commissioned in April 2017.
iii. The solar-powered station is aimed at reducing carbon-footprint as well as cut down power costs drastically.

  1. INDORE, INDIA’S CLEANEST CITY IN SWACHH SURVEKSHAN-2018
i. As per the Swachh Survekshan-2018 results, Indore has once again emerged as the cleanliest city in India.
ii.Bhopal has been ranked 2nd and Chandigarh 3rd in the survey at the national level.
iii. Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh is India’s cleanest big city with a population of over 10 lakh.
iv. Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh is ‘Fastest Mover’ big city.
v.New Delhi Municipal Council is country’s cleanest small city having a population between one lakh to three lakh.
vi.Jharkhand has been declared the best-performing state.

  1. IN A 1ST, 3-DAY INTERNATIONAL RAIL COACH EXPO STARTS IN CHENNAI
i. For the first time, an international rail coach expo, displaying rail coaches and train-sets, has been held in Chennai.
ii.Reputed railcar and equipment manufacturers showcased their technology and products at the expo, which was a unique platform to bring different suppliers under one roof and create synergy for "Make in India".


  1. WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY: 17 MAY
i. The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was observed across the world on May 17.
ii.The theme for WTISD was "Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All".
ii. The day aims to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies  can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

  1. BS YEDDYURAPPA TAKES OATH AS CM OF KARNATAKA
i. The Supreme Court refused to stay BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister, paving the way for the formation of his government.
ii.He took the oath as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka.

  1. UTTAM PACHARNE APPOINTED REGULAR CHAIRMAN OF LALIT KALA AKADEMI
i. The President of India has appointed Uttam Pacharne, as regular Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi. Mr Pacharne is an eminent artist and sculptor.
ii. He is the recipient of National Lalit Kala Award 1985, Maharashtra Gaurav Puraska 1985 from Government of Maharashtra, Junior National Award 1986 and Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar 2017 from Prafulla Dahanukar Foundation.


Q1. AS PER THE SWACHH SURVEKSHAN-2018 RESULTS, NAME THE CITY THAT HAS EMERGED AS THE CLEANLIEST CITY IN INDIA.
(a) Indore
(b) Bhopal
(c) Chandigarh
(d) Bhubaneswar
Q2. NAME THE CITY WHICH NOW HAS INDIA'S FIRST RAILWAY STATION RUN BY SOLAR POWER.
(a) Guwahati
(b) New Delhi
(c) Jaipur
(d) Kochi
Q3. FOR THE FIRST TIME, AN INTERNATIONAL RAIL COACH EXPO, DISPLAYING RAIL COACHES AND TRAIN-SETS, HAS BEEN HELD IN __________.
(a) Visakhapatnam
(b) Bengaluru
(c) Chennai
(d) Pune
Q4. NAME THE NEWLY APPOINTED CHIEF MINISTER OF KARNATAKA.
(a) D. Devaraj
(b) Siddaramaiah
(c) S. R. Bommai
(d) H. D. Kumaraswamy

ANSWERS:
1-a      2-a      3-c      4-d

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