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India This Week: 17 April-23 April 2017

Apr 24, 2017 11:25 IST

India this week is provided by Jagranjosh.com to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that occurred between 17 April and 23 April 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

17 April 2017
• President of India Inaugurates Global Exhibition on Services
• PM Modi inaugurated many projects in Gujarat
• Prakash Javadekar launches Portal and Mobile App of RUSA
• Nation-wide training programme launched for Elected Women Representatives of Panchayats
• Pranab Mukherjee honours freedom fighters on centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches projects related to SAUNI Yojana at Botad
• Sagar Baheti becomes India’s first visually impaired runner to complete Boston Marathon
• Indian Navy dedicates its Largest Missile destroyer to Chennai
• Top Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal passes away
• Historian A V Narasimha Murthy honoured with Gururaja Bhat Award
• West Bengal’s new social security Yojana combines 5 old beneficiary schemes
• Union Government and Naga rebel groups agree to extend ceasefire till April 2018
• SC sets 25% of net salary of husband for maintenance to an estranged wife

18 April 2017
• Palladium Cinema site to be developed as heritage museum in Srinagar
• Kerala Government allocates sum for former circus artistes
• UP Government renames Gorakhpur and Agra Airports
• UN to celebrate International Yoga Day with special commemorative stamps
• Devendra Kumar Sharma appointed as Chairman of BBMB
• SBI becomes India's most-valued Public Sector Company
• India contributes USD 250000 to United Nations election assistance programme

19 April 2017
• Government banned red beacons on all VIP vehicles, including PM’s, emergency services exempt
• SC restores trial against L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti in Babri Masjid demolition case
• Union Cabinet approved to introduce Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill 2017 in Parliament
• Saira Banu, Jackie Shroff gets Raj Kapoor awards
• Victoria Beckham appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire
• Vasudevan’s One Part woman wins Sahitya Akademi Award for translation of Mathorubhagan
• NGT directs shutdown of all industries near Bellandur Lake
• India develops National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance
• Amazon launches Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote in India
• No red beacon on Delhi HC judges cars

20 April 2017
• Rajnath Singh inaugurates Civil Services Day function
• Maharashtra government sends three Marathi films to Cannes, again
• Tripura, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu chosen for Krishi Karman Awards 2015-16
• Supreme Court approves e-auction of Taj Mansingh Hotel in Delhi
• First female MBBS doctor from Indore presented with Padma Shri
• Golfers Aditi Ashok, SSP Chawrasia and Ali Sher win Golf Industry Association Awards 2017

21 April 2017
• Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails near Bidar, Karnataka
• India, South Korea sign pact for defence shipbuilding
• Cubbon Park, Lalbagh to take up leaf composting to clear dry leaves
• Myntra acqui-hired logistics start-up for an undisclosed amount
• India wins elections to two UN subsidiary bodies

22 April 2017
• India becomes world’s fifth largest military spender
• Haryana’s Ballabgarh renamed as Balramgarh

23 April 2017
• Kailash Satyarthi honoured with P C Chandra Puraskaar 2017
• India Post releases commemorative postage stamp on coffee as fragrance stamp
• Vani Jairam gets Ghantasala national award
• Haryana beat Kerala to win team championship at National Youth Athletics Meet

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