- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Iran on 22-23rd May 2016 .
- Government has launched e-solution service to facilitate customers in Income tax Department.
- On 17th May, 2016, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha flew domestic fighter plane ALC- Tejas in bangalore .
- United States approved sanctions on Myanmar on 17th May, 2016 in order to support in the country.
- Ramkumar Ramanathan became the third Indian to achieve top-200 scale in the ATP rankings released on 17th May, 2016.
- Apple CEO Tim Cook has landed on 17th May, 2016 in India and is expected to inaugurate company’s developing centre in Andhra pradesh.
- State Bank Of India (SBI) is planning to sell its holding part in National Stock Exchange (NSE), where it owns 15 percent stake.
- Government has announced the constitution of a panel under a Rajya sabha MP N.K Singh to review the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget management (FRBM) Act of 2003.
- According to ICRA agency, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa would be eligible for additional borrowings 0.5%, while Gujarat, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh would be eligible 0.25% of gross state domestic product(GSDP) in financial year,2017.
Arts, Culture And Awards News:-
- British author J.K Rowling has received PEN’s literary service award for her extraordinary creativity on 17th May, 2016.
- Hundreds of people from Kosovo’s gay and lesbian community held their first ever parade on 17th may, 2016.
- The first ever South Korean author Han Kang who won Man Booker fiction prize for “The Vegetarian”.
- Indian-American Kishore Shamkant has won Intel Young Science Award on 17th March, 2016.
- Rakesh Jain from IIT- Kanpur has won National medal of Science award for Tumor Biology.