April 2017 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs April 2017: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of April 2017 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India has appointed insider Malvika Sinha as Executive Director (ED) to replace B P Kanungo, who was appointed as the Deputy Governor on April 3, 2017.
  • Congo President Joseph Kabila has appointed Bruno Tshibala as the country's new prime minister. 
  • Judge Neil Gorsuch is sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court by Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, United States.
  • Electronics maker Micromax has roped in actor Anil Kapoor as its brand ambassador.
  • Senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar was appointed as the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on 26 April 2017. Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar will be replacing acting DG Sudeep Lakhtakia.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Film, 'The Golden Wing' has received the grand jury prize for best feature at the 'Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) 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. 
  • Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan and former indian cricketer Kapil Dev will receive the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards, at a ceremony on April 24. 
  • Chinese scientist Yao Tandong has been awarded with the 2017 Vega Medal in Stockholm for his contributions to research on glaciers and the environment on the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has been awarded with the P C Chandra Puraskar. Satyarthi was honoured with the award for his global crusade against child slavery and exploitative child labour. 
  • India's youngest ever chancellor, Dileep K Nair, has received Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Foundation Kerala State award for the year 2016-17 for his excellent performance in the field of education.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee awarded Rahul Bajaj with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) President's Award for Lifetime Achievement. 
  • Chairman and Managing Director of Malayalam daily 'Mathrubhumi' M P Veerendra Kumar has been chosen for the seventh K Chandrasekharan Memorial Award for his contribution to the nation as a socialist, Parliamentarian, administrator and travel writer.
Top India Current Affairs
  • The Gujarat assembly amended its cow protection act making the law stringent and even punishable with life term. The state assembly passed the amendment to the Gujarat Animal Preservation Act of 1954 providing for maximum punishment of up to life imprisonments and a fine of up to Rs five lakh.
  • India ranks ninth among 41 countries in bribery and corrupt practices in businesses, according to EY Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey 2017.
  • India was ranked 40th among the 136 economies across the world in 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). In this edition of index, India has jumped 12 places from earlier 52nd position in 2015.
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation-stone for the Rs 100 crore Dr B R Ambedkar Smriti Vanam (memorial park) at Inavolu village, marking the 125th birth anniversary of the architect of Indian Constitution.
  • India has jumped one spot to rank 8th in the 2017 AT Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index.
  • Famous Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan became the first Indian actor to deliver TED speech in Vancouver, Canada.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away here today after a brief illness. She was 84.
  • Former Bihar minister Narsingh Baitha died. He was 100. 
  • Emma Morano, the world’s oldest woman passed away. She was 117. 

Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Roger Federer outclassed his age-old rival Rafael Nadal once again this season to clinch the Miami Open title 2017. Federer registered a 6-3, 6-4 win over Nadal to complete a hat-trick of titles in the tournament (after 2005 and 2006), and at 35 years and 7 months, became the oldest champion in Miami.
  • Bangladesh’s T20 captain, Mashrafe Mortaza has announced his retirement from T20 internationals. The 33-year-old announced his decision at the toss before the first T20 between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
  • Indian team acquired the top spot by winning 12 medals, including four gold at the Asian Youth Chess Championship in Tashkent.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad captain and Australian opener David Warner became the batsman with the most number of fifties in IPL after he smashed his 34th against Kings XI Punjab. 
  • Former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan will become Sri Lanka's first cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. 
  • Haryana defeated Kerala after six years to win the team championship at the National Youth Athletics Meet.
  • 101- year-old Man Kaur won the 100 metres sprint in the World Masters Games. This is her 17th gold medal in her career. 
Top World Current Affairs
  • The World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) 2017 is on April, 02. The 2017 theme for the day is Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination. It was designated under by the United Nations General Assembly resolution “62/139. World Autism Awareness Day,” adopted on December 18, 2007.
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