Current Affairs April 2017 - Miscellaneous


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  • 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.



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