Current Affairs International - 18 May 2017

1. Robert Mueller, Former FBI chief has been appointed as special counsel with sweeping powers to oversee an inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling in the election and any Trump campaign ties.
2. David Letterman, host of the longest-running of late-night TV shows in the United States has been awarded with the Mark Twain Prize 2017 for American humour.
3. A 14-year-old Indian-American student Pranay Varada has won the prestigious 50,000 US Dollar National Geographic Bee competition.
4. The USA based SpaceX has launched a communications satellite for Inmarsat, the London-based mobile broadband company.
5. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will launch the world-s smallest satellite named 'KalamSat' developed by Rifath Sharook, an 18-year-old boy of India.
6. Maria Sharapova has denied a wild card for the French Open and retired with injury in her second-round match in Italian Open at Rome.