April 2017 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World

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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.
  • 09 April 2017: The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh inaugurated the web portal and mobile application named “Bharat ke Veer” on the occasion of Valour Day of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
  • 10 April 2017: Indian-origin Anuja Ravindra Dhir, has become the first non-white judge to sit at the Old Bailey Court of London. Anuja Ravindra Dhir is also the youngest circuit judge currently to sit at the court.
  • 11 April 2017: Colson Whitehead’s famous novel ‘The Underground Railroad’ has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • 12 April 2017: Trip Advisor, the world’s leading website offering travel related information, has announced ‘Travelers Choice’ awards for airlines. In this, Emirates has been named the world’s best airline and Jet Airways have been named the India’s Best Airline.
  • 13 April 2017: According to a global study, ‘World Leaders on Instagram’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the most followed world leader on Instagram.
  • 14 April 2017: Actress Alia Bhatt has been featured in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list. She is the only Bollywood actress who has made it to this year’s list. 
  • 15 April 2017: Indian-origin aeronautics engineer Arvind Sinha from Australia has been honoured with the World’s Outstanding Aerospace Engineer Leadership Award by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International. 
  • 16 April 2017: Viraj Sagar Das, son of Akhilesh Das, the late Chairman of the Indian Badminton Association, was elected the Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association.
  • 17 April 2017: Emma Morano, the world’s oldest woman passed away. She was 117.
  • 18 April 2017: Asia’s largest solar power plant will be set up in Rewa city of Madhya Pradesh. World Bank Group IFC has said that Madhya Pradesh has signed project agreements with solar power companies for Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park.
  • 19 April 2017: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle became the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in Twenty20 Cricket.
  • 20 April 2017:  Sahitya Akademi has awarded Aniruddhan Vasudevan with the Translation Prize 2016 for his book ‘One Part Woman’. ‘One Part Woman’, is the English translation of Perumal Murugan’s Tamil novel ‘Maadhorubaagan’. 
  • 21 April 2017: Hollywood actress Julia Roberts has been named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for a record fifth time by People magazine.
  • 22 April 2017: Jaipur’s Taj Rambagh Palace hotel has been featured in a list of top 10 heritage hotel properties in the world by Britain’s prestigious Travel Publication, ‘Travel Weekly’. Rambagh Palace has been ranked sixth in this global list.
  • 23 April 2017: Former Baroda batsman Tushar Arothe has been named the Indian women’s cricket team coach, replacing Purnima Rau.
  • 24 April 2017: India overcame Japan to become world’s second largest LPG importer. China is the world’s top LPG importer.
  • 25 April 2017: Renowned director Kasinadhuni Viswanath has been named for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for outstanding contribution to the film industry.
  • 26 April 2017: NASA successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, super pressure balloon from New Zealand, that will help detect cosmic rays from beyond our galaxy as they penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • 27 April 2017: Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passed away. He was 70. 
  • 28 April 2017: The Haryana government has appointed senior IPS officer B S Sandhu as the Director General of Police.
  • 29 April 2017: Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli has been chosen as the best women player at Reykjavik Open Chess tournament.
  • 30 April 2017: Two Indian-Americans – Ritu Raju and Sundeep R Muppidi are among 46 emerging college and university leaders selected by American Council on Education for its prestigious fellowship, the longest-running leadership development programme in the United States.
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