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NDA & NA (II) 2017: Current Affairs Recap - April 2017

Jun 27, 2017 16:03 IST

    For the benefit of NDA & NA (II) Exam 2017 aspirants, the Jagran Josh is providing the important current affairs events that happened in April 2017. They are provided in bullet form to help aspirants in quick revision. The April 2017 Current Events are as follows.

    UPSC NDA II 2017 Exam Current Affairs Revision April Study Material 2017= National & States

    •    India’s first-ever “village of books” will open in this state to promote tourism – Maharashtra
    •    World’s fifth largest military spender as per SIPRI – India
    •    Namami Brahmaputra, the biggest river festival is being organized by the Assam government in - 21 districts
    •    The movie that won the 64th National Film Awards for the Best Feature Film is – Kasaav
    •    The film that won the 64th National Film Awards for the Best Hindi Feature Film is – Neerja
    •    India’s most-valued Public Sector Unit (PSU) in terms of market valuation - State Bank of India (SBI)
    •    Private sector company became India’s most-valued in terms of market valuation - Tata Consultancy Services
    •    The Civil Services Day (CSD) is celebrated on this day in India – 21 April
    •    This state government has recently launched ‘unemployment allowance scheme’ – Himachal Pradesh
        The National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD) is observed on - 11 April
    •    The committee constituted by the Union Government to examine the existing framework with regard to Virtual Currencies is - Dinesh Sharma Committee
    •    This state’s government has decided to increase the reservations of backward Muslim population and STs in the state – Telangana
    •    The theme of the Civil Services Day 2017 will be - Making New India
    •    The Lok Sabha recently passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill seeks to constitutional status to - National Commission for Backward Classes

    World Events

    UPSC NDA Current Affairs Study Material=•    This country will become the world’s first country to neutralise gender pay gap -Iceland
    •    King Maha Vajiralongkorn who signed a military-backed Constitution for his country into a law is the King of this country – Thailand
    •    World Health Day is being observed on 7 April 2017 with theme - Depression: Let's Talk
    •    The country that became the first in world to ban metals mining is - El Salvador
    •    Lawmakers of this country had approved package of security measures, partially ban burqa – Germany
    •    The newly discovered planet by NASA scientists is being referred to as- Iceball
    •    NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has entered into this planet’s unexplored region – Saturn
    •    This country has ordered the expulsion of the head of the United Nations Development Program – Tanzania
    •    The theme of the 2017 International Mother Earth Day is - Environmental & Climate Literacy
    •    This city has been designated UNESCO World Book Capital 2018 – Athens
    •    This country is going to launch its first cargo spacecraft into space- China
    •    Country that became the new member of South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program – Myanmar
    •    The United States recently dropped largest non-nuclear bomb ever an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan. The bomb is called as - Mother of All Bombs
    •    World’s first country to allow legalized production, sale and consumption of marijuana - Uruguay

    Persons in News

    NDA II 2017 Exam study material= •    President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award to this eminent Bengali poet- Sankha Ghosh
    •    He was recently appointed as the Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force - Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar
    •    Indian social activist who is one of the six winners of Goldman Environmental Award 2017 - Prafulla Samantra
    •    Winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016 - Kasinathuni Viswanath
    •    The child rights activist awarded with the P C Chandra Puraskaar 2017 is - Kailash Satyarthi
    •    Person who won the UNESCO’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize - Giuseppina Nicolini
    •    The child rights campaign launched by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in Dhaka recently is - 100 Million for 100 Million
    •    This Nobel Peace Prize winner is going to be appointed as the youngest United Nations Messenger - Malala Yousafzai
    •    Chairman of committee which submitted its report on draft Ganga Act - Girdhar Malviya
    •    The Justice (Retd.) who will head the Committee constituted to prepare Draft Ganga Act that submitted its report to Union Water Resource Ministry is - Girdhar Malviya
    •    Congress leader and author M Veerappa Moily traces the life and journey of Draupadi through his book titled - The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi
    •    The Nobel Laureate recently designated as a UN Messenger of Peace is - Malala Yousafzai
    •    Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel - The Underground Railroad
    •    The Indian national and navy veteran who was sentenced to death by a military court of Pakistan is - Kulbhushan Jadhav
    •    The winner of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award is - Tim Berners-Lee
    •    This renowned Indian sand artist has been selected to represent India in the Moscow Sand Art Championship 2017 - Sudarsan Pattnaik

    Sports

    UPSC NDA II 2017 Exam Current Affairs Revision April 2017=•    The winner of the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix is - Lewis Hamilton
    •    The Indian professional shot putter who recently won a gold medal in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Jinhua, China is - Manpreet Kaur
    •    Nita Ambani was made a member of two important commissions of the International Olympic Committee’s governing body. They are - Olympic channel and Olympic education Commission
    •    The state declared as the overall winner of the National Youth Athletics Meet is – Haryana
    •    The cricketer who was named the Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016 is - Virat Kohli
    •    The winner of the 2017 Singapore Open Men’s Singles title is - B Sai Praneeth
    •    The winner of the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix is - Sebastian Vettel
    •    The winner of the Asian Billiards Championship is - Pankaj Advani
    •    The winner of the Women’s Singles title at the 2017 India Open Super Series is - P V Sindhu

    To read Current Affairs May 2017 Revision Material, click here

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