Current Affairs April 2017

  • 21-Apr-2017
  • Mongolia Launched Its First Satellite Mongol Sat-I

    Mongolia launched its first satellite named Mongol Sat-I, part of its efforts to make use of new technology to diversify its resource-dependent economy.

  • Sri Lanka to host the 14th Edition of United Nations International Day of Vesak 2017

    The 14th Edition of United Nations International Day of Vesak 2017 will be hosted by Sri Lanka from 12-14 May 2017.

  • Indore’s 1st woman doctor to get Padam Shri

    Indore's first women MBBS graduate, Dr Bhakti Yadav, will be conferred with Padma Shri award this year.

  • Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad disqualified from running in upcoming presidential election

    The body charged with vetting candidates has disqualified former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month's presidential election.

  • Aditi Ashok, SSP Chawrasia, Ali Sher win Golf Industry Awards

    The Golf Industry Association (GIA) today announced the winners of the second edition of the Golf Industry Association (GIA) Awards 2017, with Aditi Ashok, who finished second in the Ladies European Tour (LET) order of merit last year with the help of two victories, expectedly bagging the Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Player.

  • Italian mayor wins UNESCO Peace Prize

    The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has awarded its Peace Prize to Giuseppina Nicolini, the mayor of the Italian island of Lampedusa, for her commitment to saving the lives of migrants and refugees, media reported.

  • Narendra Modi, Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma in Time’s ‘most influential people’ list

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma were the only two Indians to make it to an annual list of ‘100 most influential people in the world’ this year released by the Time magazine.

  • eSports to be a medal event at 2022 Asian Games

    eSports will be an official medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in China, in the boldest step yet toward mainstream recognition of competitive gaming.

  • Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V.Sindhu moves to No. 3 in World Ranking

    Ace shuttler PV Sindhu has been ranked No. 3 in the latest BWF ranking.

  • Madhesi Parties in Nepal unite to form a new united Political Party

    Five prominent Madhesi parties in Nepal have united to form a new united party named the Rastriya Janata Party, which will be the fifth largest party in Nepal’s Parliament.

  • 20-Apr-2017
  • Vinay Shah joins LIC Housing Finance Limited as MD and CEO

    Life insurance Corp of India has appointed Vinay Shah as the new managing director and chief executive director

  • Navy’s missile destroyer dedicated to Chennai

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami dedicated the Indian Navy’s indigenously designed ‘P15A Guided Missile Destroyer’, INS Chennai to the city Chennai.

  • One Part Woman bags Sahitya Akademi award

    The English translation of writer Perumal Murugan’s novel Mathorubhagan (One Part Woman) has won the Sahitya Akademi’s award for translation in English.

  • Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura chosen for Krishi Karman Awards, 2015-16

    The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has selected Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura for the Krishi Karman awards for their record performance in the production of food grains during 2015-16.

  • Mahatma Gandhi stamps sold at 500,000 pounds at auction in UK

    A set of four rare stamps featuring the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi has been sold for record 500,000 pounds at an auction in the UK which its seller said is the highest price ever paid for Indian stamps.

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