Current Affairs India - 18 May 2017

1. Sundaram Ravi has been appointed as one of the on-field umpires for the opening match of the Champions Trophy.
2. M S Boje Gowda, a third generation planter from the country's key coffee growing region of Chikmagalur has taken over the Charge as the Coffee Board Chairman.
3. Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize for his contribution in the field of astronomy.
4. Two Indian activists (Sanjay Gubbi and Purnima Barman) have won the annual Whitley Awards, popularly known as the 'Green Oscars', for their works in the field of animal and bird conservation in India.
5. Tata Group has been named as the most valuable brand in India by the report of Brand finance.
6. Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna has registered his first win at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow.
7. Anil Madhav Dave, Union environment minister has passed away at the age of 60.
8. Veteran actress Reema Lagoo has passed away at the age of 59.