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15 May 2017 Current Affairs

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More than 100 countries has been affected by WannaCry Ransomware

The Wanna Cry ransomware attack – one of the largest ever cyber attacks – appeared to be slowing around 24 hours after it wreaked havoc and shut down tens of thousands of computer systems across 104 countries.
The slowdown happened soon after ‘MalwareTech’, a Britain-based security researcher, accidentally discovered a technique to halt the Wanna Cry attack.
Russia was the worst affected as 60 per cent of all infected computers were located in that country.

India jumps  to 26 rank in Electricity Accessibility as per World Bank

India has climbed up to twenty sixth positions in World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking in the current year from 99th spot in 2014. Everyone was actually impressed about India that has actually led the global efforts by its action to address the challenge of the planet change.
The rural electrification program is proceeding swiftly, with over 13,000 villages electrified out of a total of 18,452 and is on track for completion within the targeted 1,000 days.

PM to inaugurate Asia’s longest bridge in Assam

Asia’s longest bridge on Brahmaputra, which will reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by four hours, will be opened for public on May 26 coinciding with Modi government’s three years in power.
9.15km long Dhola-Sadiya bridge, capable of withstanding the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank, will improve the movement of civilian and military vehicles to strategic locations up to Anini in Arunachal Pradesh.

IIT Kharagpur will turn Varanasi into smart city

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has collaborated with the British Geological Survey to turn Varanasi into a smart city. Three dimensional geological modeling of the geology under Varanasi will be prepared to help improve the building of new transport and service infrastructure.

Rafael Nadal wins Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 7-6, 6-4 in the Madrid Open final to win his third straight title and continue his good form heading into the French Open.
Nadal earned his 15th straight victory on clay and tie Novak Djokovic’s record of 30 career titles in Masters 1000 events..

“India’s Indira: A Centennial Tribute” Book launched

President Pranab Mukherjee has received the first copy of book “India’s Indira: A Centennial Tribute” in New Delhi. President has also written a chapter in the book, which was released by vice-president.