Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: May 17, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 17, 2021:


  • Cyclone Tauktae hits coastal belt of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa leaving four people dead
  • Mathematician Professor MS Narasimhan dies at 88; known for the Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem
  • Congress Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Satav dies at 46 in Pune after recovering from Covid-19
  • Raghunandan Lal Bhatia, six-time Lok Sabha MP from Amritsar, dies at 100; was Minister of State for External Affairs in 1992

Economy & corporate

  • Covid-19: Centre asks states to keep ration shops open on all days
  • Financial Express managing editor Sunil Jain passes away


  • International Day of Light celebrated by UNESCO on May 16, anniversary of first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist Theodore Maiman
  • International Day of Living Together in Peace observed by UN on May 16


  • Athletics: High jumper Tejaswin Shankar clinches gold at Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Manhattan, USA by clearing 2.28 metres
  • Leicester City win FA Cup football tournament by beating Chelsea 1-0 in the final at Wembley stadium in London
  • Spain’s Rafael Nadal, Poland’s Iga Swiatek wins singles titles at Italian Open tennis in Rome
  • Former national badminton coach S. Balachandran Nair passes away in Thiruvananthapuram at 69




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