Current Affairs India - 17 May 2017

1. Dr Purnima Devi Barman, Renowned wildlife biologist has been nominated for the prestigious Whitley Awards.
2. IIEST has successfully created the country's first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy.
3. India has moved up to the second spot from third position in this year's (2017) 'Renewable energy country attractiveness index' released by EY (Earnest and Young).
4. Sprinter Muhammed Anas has broken the 400-metre national record at the Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi.
5. India women-s cricket team openers Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut have become the first-ever pair to share a 300-run stand in a One-Day International.