Current Affairs April 2017 - Miscellaneous
Myanmar became the new member of South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program.
P V Sindhu won the Women’s Singles title at the 2017 India Open Super Series.
The winners of the Leon Challenger Tour tennis tournament's Men's Doubles trophy are Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin
The winner of the 2017 Miami Open Men's Singles title is Roger Federer.
The winner of the 2017 Miami Open Women’s Singles title is Johanna Konta.
The Union Government has sanctioned Rs 98.35 Cr for the development of a Heritage Circuit in Assam.
Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to address Canadian Parliament.
Geetha Johri has been appointed as the first woman Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat.
The Chairperson of the newly constituted National Board for Electric Mobility is Girish Shankar.
Gilbert Baker, who passed away recently, was the creator of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rainbow Flag.
Brayan Jimenez, former President of Guatemalan Football Association, was banned for lifetime by FIFA.
The theme of the 2017 International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action was Needs driven, People Centred.
The child rights campaign launched by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in Dhaka recently is “100 Million for 100 Million”.
Mahesh Kumar Jain was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IDBI Bank.
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) was observed across the world on 6 April 2017.
Misbah-ul-Haq recently announced his retirement from the international cricket.
Kasaav won the 64th National Film Awards for the Best Feature Film.
Neerja won the 64th National Film Awards for the Best Hindi Feature Film.
The Uttar Pradesh government has set up a high-level judicial committee to probe the alleged misuse of money and work being carried out on Gomati River Front Development project.
The Madhya Pradesh government is all set to launch Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana in its districts in order to provide subsidised food to the poor.
The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh is going to set up a DNA bank for wildlife.
Iceland will become the world’s first country to neutralise gender pay gap.
Mining major Vedanta Resources was recently merged with Cairn India.
Mukulita Vijayawargiya was appointed as the Whole Time Member of IBBI.
Committee headed by Girdhar Malviya submitted its report on draft Ganga Act.
The United States recently dropped largest non-nuclear bomb ever an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan. The bomb is called as Mother of All Bombs.
The Union Government constituted Dinesh Sharma Committee to examine the existing framework with regard to Virtual Currencies.
India won the 5th edition of Asian School Hockey Championship-2017.
Mukta Dutta Tomar has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to Germany.
Nokia signed MoU to bring 5G network in India with Airtel and BSNL.
Russia has vetoed a UN draft resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation of a suspected chemical attack.
Youngest Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became the sixth person to receive honorary citizenship of Canada.
Telangana state government has decided to increase the reservations of backward Muslim population and STs in the state.
Narendra Modi became the most followed head of the state on Instagram with 7 million followers.
International Day of Human Space Flight is observed annually on 12 April 2017 to celebrate the anniversary of - the first human space flight undertaken by Yuri Gagarin.
The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) Awards at the 8th Public Sector Day function held in New Delhi.
The Lok Sabha recently passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill seeks to constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes.
India’s first ever micro-drama festival, named Thespis, was held in New Delhi.
Manipur has decided to hold People’s Day on the 15th of every month.
The month-long exhibition ‘Swachhagraha – Bapu Ko Karyanjali – Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani’ commemorating 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha will be held in New Delhi.
The first India-Indonesia Energy Forum was held in Jakarta.
Malaysia Airlines became the world’s first airline to adopt new satellite-based airplane tracking system.
The Punjab state government is planning to set up “Book Banks” in schools to provide old books to needy students.
The theme of the 2017 International Mother Earth Day is “Environmental & Climate Literacy”.
India recently contributed USD 250000 to the United Nations Election Assistance Programme.
Lucknow will host the main event of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations in June 2017.
Tata Consultancy Services became India’s most-valued company in terms of market valuation.
The theme of the 2017 World Heritage Day is Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism.
IIT Kharagpur is all set to introduce a Vastu Shastra classes for its architecture students.
The winner of the Arunachal Festival of Speed is Amanpreet Ahluwalia.
India and Australia signed six pacts after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull.
The Haryana state government has launched 'Operation Durga', to ensure women's safety from the street Romeos.
The Indian cultural centre in Egytp recently organised a seminar to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two nations.
B S Sandhu was appointed as the new Director General of Police of Haryana.
Belgium became the first country to open an honorary consulate office in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).
Rahul Bajaj was conferred by the CII President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement by the President Pranab Mukherjee.
Nita Ambani was made a member of two important commissions of the International Olympic Committee’s governing body: Olympic channel and Olympic education Commission.
Hana Khatib was appointed as first female judge in Muslim Sharia Court of Israel.
World Lab Animal Day (WLAD) is observed annually on 24 April.
NASA recently successfully launched its heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand.
Uttar Pradesh government cancelled 15 public holidays in educational institutions.
The newly discovered planet by NASA scientists is being referred to as Iceball.
NASA astronaut, Peggy Whitson, set a new US record for most cumulative days spent in space.