|INS Darshak conducting joint hydrographic survey of Sri Lankan bay||21 April 2017|
|First female MBBS doctor from Indore presented with Padma Shri||21 April 2017|
|Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails near Bidar, Karnataka||21 April 2017|
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The Third Review Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Convention held in April 2013 in the Hague, the Netherlands, adopted a political declaration that confirms the unequivocal commitment of the States Parties to the global chemical weapons ban.
ISRO is going to launch five communication satellites by the end of 2017 to improve the communication system in India.
A successful actor, businessman and a philanthropist, Khan is also a brilliant speaker.
Vinu Chakravarthy was the one who introduced iconic actress Silk Smitha to the silver screen in the 1980 movie Vandi Chakkaram.
The year 2017 marks the halfway point in the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). The GVAP was endorsed by 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012.
The theme for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day is “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies“.
President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award to well-known Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh to honour his immense contribution to Bengali literature.
This year, ILO’s campaign focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health (OSH) data.
The Indian cultural centre in Egypt organised a seminar to strengthen and deepen ties between the two nations.
B S Sandhu, a 1984-batch IPS officer has been appointed as the new Director General of Police in Haryana, replacing current chief K P Singh.
Bhubaneswar became the first Indian city to win the Pierre L'Enfant Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards-2017 instituted by the American Planning Association.
He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his comedy films Melvin and Howard, Swing Shift, Something Wild.
The Puducherry government has decided to give free electricity supply to small and other classes of farmers.
Agni-III’s first user successful trial was carried out on 21 September 2012.
He is best remembered for his performance in films like Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar, Jail Yatra, Kuchhe Dhaage, Amar Akbar Anthony, Rajput, Qurbani, Dayavan, and others.
On the other hand, Union Government also appointed R. K. Pachnanda as the Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
In a historic first, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has entered the never explored region between Saturn and its rings.
Kaur, a resident of Noida, also won the prize for best national costume. Xirelle Agustin from the Philippines won in the Teen Popularity category, while Costa Rican Nicole Obando won the award for Teen Charm.
The conference is expected to be attended by over 4000 delegates across the world.
China has launched its first home-built aircraft carrier, which is much larger and more spacious than its first one, which was Soviet made.
The 24 April 2017 ambush against the Indian Paramilitary forces in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, by the Naxalites was the largest ambush after 2010. The ambush by reportedly 300 Maoists took away the lives of 25 CRPF Jawans.
The theme of the year explores how innovation makes lives healthier, safer and more comfortable.
The White house has named retired military general Randolph Alles as the new Director of Secret Service, succeeding Joseph Clancy, who retired for the second time.
With this, Whitson surpassed cosmonaut Jeff Williams’ record of 534 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Due to the explosion, nearly 8.4 million people in the three countries were exposed to the radiation.
The conference will also see the participation of eminent scholars, academics and historians from the US, Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and India.
Vani Jairam was awarded the Ghantasala national award, which is instituted in the memory of the Telugu singing legend Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao.
Legendary actress Vyjayanthimala Bali was also honoured with Master Dinanath Vishesh Puraskar for her achievements in Hindi cinema.
As a presenter of classical and traditional art, music and dance, K Viswanath has been a guiding force in the Indian film industry.
He was an iconic leader responsible for rallying tribes in Niyamgiri region of Odisha and made use of legal provisions to prevent mining-to-metals conglomerate Vedanta from running the mine in the area.