Current Affairs of April 2017 for all types of Competitive Exams Read top news headlines and latest major events happened in India and World in the month of April 2017. The information given will help you to prepare for exams like: IAS, PCS, UPSC, Railways, SSC, Banking and all other competitive exams.
- 01 April 2017: El Salvador, Central America’s smallest nation, has become the first country in the world to ban metals mining nationwide following a long-running dispute with a Canadian-Australian company over an environmentally questioned gold project.
- 02 April 2017: Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu defeated reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin to win her maiden India Open Super Series title.
- 03 April 2017: Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away. She was 84.
- 04 April 2017: Senior IPS officer Geetha Johri has been appointed Gujarat’s new DGP-in-charge, becoming the state’s first woman police chief.
- 05 April 2017: India cricket team skipper Virat Kolhi was named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World, adding another feather to his already crowded cap. Virat Kohli scored 1215 Test runs at a brilliant average of 75.93 last year. His 10 ODI appearances fetched him 739 runs at 92.37, while he scored 641 T20 International runs at 106.83.
- 06 April 2017: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to be a UN messenger of peace, the highest honor bestowed by the UN chief on a global citizen.
- 07 April 2017: Akshay Kumar has been named the Best Actor for the film ‘Rustom’ at the 64th National Film Awards.
- 08 April 2017: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to be a UN messenger of peace, the highest honour bestowed by the UN chief on a global citizen.