Daily Current Affairs – 17th April 2017

  • World Hemophilia Day.

  • Pembangunan Jaya Raya Junior Grand Prix single and doubles won by Gayathri Gopichand in Jakarta.

  • EMMA Morano world’s oldest women passed away at the age of 117. She had won the Guinness world record title for the oldest living person.

  • Robert Taylor, pioneer of internet and modern computing dies.

  • Kiran Multispecialty Hospital inaugurated in Surat, Gujarat by P M Narendra Modi.

  • Geeta Johri appointed as DGP of Gujarat, she is 1st female DGP of the state.

  • Mahavir Singh Phogat awarded FICCI Gender Parity Award; he is father of commonwealth’s game gold medal winner daughter Geeta Phogat.

  • Nipun mehrotra appointed as chief digital officer for India by IBM.

  • Telangana govt increase reservation quota for socially and educationally backward muslims classes from 4% to 12% & for SC 6% to 10% in all govt jobs and educational institution in the state.

  •  B Sai Praneeth won Singapore open Super Series Badminton Title.

  • Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSSA) portal and app launched under MHRD.
  • Darpan (Digital Application For Review by Public 7 Nation) web application along with Anti-corruption cell web application launched by Chief Minister of Manipur Biren Singh, in a vision to keep in check of corruption and govt activities.

  • SC recognizes transgender as Third gender, and will be also considered as OBCs allowing equal rights in admission in educational sectors as well as in placements.

  • R R Hanchinal received honorary the 6th prestigious Swaminathan award, for his contribution in the field of agriculture. He is the chairperson of protection of plants & farmers rights authority of India.

  • Bandaru Dattatreya (minister of state labour and development), launched Aadhaar Seeding Application. EPFO developed the application along with the help of common service centre (CSC) and CDAC. A provident fund member or pensioner can walk into any field offices of the CSC or EPFO outlets with UAN & Aadhaar and seed the Aadhaar with UAN.


  • Indian Academy of Highway Engineers under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways inks with University of New South Wales (UNSW), for setting up of a center of Advanced Transportation of Technology and System (CATTS) for the purpose of accelerate the evaluation and adoption of new transportation technology and explore market opportunity.

  • Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher/activist Mark Arnold Wainberg died.



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