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Important Days in April - With Theme

1 April –
7 April
Prevention of Blindness Week
“The Right to Sight”
2 April
World Autism Awareness Day
International Children’s Book Day

"Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination"
5 April
National Maritime Day
'Indian Coast Line - A New opportunity'
6 April
International Day for Sports Development and Peace
7 April
World Health Day
Handloom Week

“Depression: Let’s talk”
10 April
World Homeopathy Day
“Enhancing Quality of Research in Homoeopathy”
11 April
National Safe Motherhood day
12 April
International Day of Human Space Flight
14 April
Dr. B.R Ambedkar Jayanti
Customs Day

17 April
World Hemophilia Day
“Here there Voice”
18 April
World Heritage Day
“Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism”
21 April
Civil Services Day
"Making New India”
22 April
World Earth Day
“Environmental & Climate Literacy”
23 April
World Book and Copyright Day
24 April
National Panchayati Day
Women’s Political Empowerment Day, India

25 April
World Malaria Day
"A push for prevention"
26 April
World Intellectual Property Day
1 May
Labour Day

New Appointments
  • T Krishnakumar is Coca-Cola India’s new chief.
  • India’s first woman International Olympic Committee member Nita Ambani has made it to two important commissions of the global sports governing body, including the prestigious Olympic channel.
  • The White House has named a retired Marine major general Randolph Ailes as the new Director of the Secret Service. Ailes was in the Marine Corps for 35 years.
  • Vinay Shah, appointed as new MD & CEO of LIC Housing Finance.
  • Dr. (Ms.) Mukulita Vijayawargiya took charge as Whole Time Member of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) in New Delhi.
  • Mahabaleshwara Mavinakudige Subrahmanya has been appointed as the new MD and CEO of Karnataka Bank Ltd.
  • United Nation (UN) chief Antonio Guterres has named a German Achim Steiner, as the new administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
  • Mukta Dutta Tomar has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • Ajit Kumar Srivastava, Shabri Bhattasali named new CBDT members.
  • The government has appointed retired Supreme Court judge Shiva Kirti Singh as the next chairman of the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) after replacing of Justice Aftab Alam who was retired in June 2016.
  • Saraswat Bank, the largest lender in the co-operative space, has appointed Smita Sandhane as its Managing Director (MD) with effect from 01st April 2017. She is the first woman chief of India's largest urban co-operative bank.
  • Kristin Davis has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNHCR.
  • Chirag Trivedi has been appointed as the President of Indian Society for Clinical Research
  • India's first transgender police officer "Prithika Yashini" appointed in Tamil Nadu.
  • Vanaja N. Sarna was appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).
  • Sports Minister Mr. Vijay Goel has approved the appointment of two top foreign athletics coaches Dave Smith(Australian) and Galina P Bukharina(American) one each in race walking and 400m race.
  • Bhimaraya Metri has taken over as Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Trichy (IIM Tiruchirappalli).
  • Dr. Chirag Trivedi appointed President of Indian Society for Clinical Research.
  • IDBI has appointed Mahesh Kumar Jain as the Managing Director & CEO with immediate effect. Before his role in IDBI, Jain was the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Indian Bank.
  • Indira Banerjee appointed as new Chief Justice of Madras High Court.
  • The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) appointed Raman Roy (Managing Director of Quatrro Global Services) as its chairman for 2017-2018.
  • A 1982 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) Geetha Johri has been appointed as the first woman Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat.
  • Rajiv Kumar Chander appointed as India's Ambassador and permanent representative to the UN.
  • Diplomat Vipul, a 1998 batch Indian Foreign Service officer took up the charge as the new Consul General of Dubai.
  • The ‘Captain Cool’ has been appointed as the CEO of Gulf Oil India.
  • Indian-origin South African billionaire Iqbal Surve has been appointed as chairperson of the country’s BRICS Business Council and has underlined the need for strengthening trade ties with countries like India and China.
  • Vanaja N Sarna appointed Central Board of Excise and Customs(CBEC) chief.
  • India has been ranked 2nd most preferred market in Asia region. 
  • Indian ranked 40th in Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report 2017 released by World Economic Forum. 
  • Kerala has organized the country's first transgender one-day athletic meet at Thiruvananthapuram in which 132 participants from 12 districts participated. 
  • India's First Book village to comeup in Maharashtra famous for its strawberries is soon going offer more - rare Marathi books and magazines. 
  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced the renaming of Ballabgarh town in Faridabad as Balramgarh. 
  • The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is India's first public hospital to start plaque brachytherapy facility for the treatment of eye tumors. 
  • Centre Takes 10 New Swachh Iconic Places under Swachh Bharat Mission Phase II. The 2nd quarterly review meeting on the Swachh Iconic Places (SIP), an initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation under Swachh Bharat Mission, was held recently at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, in Katra, Jammu & Kashmir. 
  • Belgium has become the first country to open an honorary consulate office in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). 
  • Northeast India's largest Information Technology (IT) hub was inaugurated at Agartala to boost employment and e-governance besides to export software technology. 
  • India’s first and longest ropeway to connect Mumbai with the famous Elephanta Island in the Arabian Sea is planned to be constructed by the Mumbai Port Trust, according to the official report. 
  • Phoenix India Research and Development Group launched the first bio-gas fuelled bus in Kolkata keeping a flat fare of just Rs 1. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 9.2 km long Chenani-Nashri all-weather road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. It is the Asia's Longest Tunnel. 
  • Haryana government has decided to provide a one-time grant of Rs 21,000 to all those families whose third girl child was born after August 24, 2015, under the 'Aapki Beti, Hamari Beti' scheme. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of a multi-modal terminal on River Ganga at Sahebganj in Jharkhand. 
  • West bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declared Jhargram as the 22nd district of West Bengal. 
  • Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas officially launched the low emission Bharat stage (BS)-IV Grade fuel in Bhubaneswar. 
  • The first express highway project in the northeast region will be developed along the Brahmaputra river in Assam at an estimated investment of Rs 40,000 crore inaugurated by Union Road Minister Nitin Gadkari. 
  • The Centre has constituted National Board of Electric Mobility (NBEM) to promote electric mobility and manufacturing of electric (& hybrid) vehicles and their components. 
  • Bengaluru's Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Delhi's Miranda House have made it to the top of respective categories in the country's official higher education rankings announced by the government. 
  • The Madhya Pradesh government has launched an app named ‘MP e-nagarpalika’ to provide various municipal services online. 
  • The Government has launched PowerTex India, a comprehensive scheme for power loom sector development, simultaneously at over 45 locations in the country. 
  • Government announces 30% subsidy for upgradation of powerloom sector. 
  • Jammu and Kashmir Govt. bans polythene manufactured below 50 microns. 
  • Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh launched a scheme allowing distribution of LED tubelights. 
  • The 3rd edition of International Conference and Exhibition on Steel Industry 'India Steel 2017' was held at Mumbai Exhibition center in Mumbai from 19th-21st April 2017. 
  • TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors has launched India’s first industrial-articulated robot and it goes by the name “BRABO”. 
  • UP Govt Renames Gorakhpur and Agra Airports, The Gorakhpur Airforce Station has been renamed as Mahayogi Goraknath Airport & Agra Airport has been renamed as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay airport 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated phase-I of the Link-II pipeline canal of the ambitious Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) Yojana in Botad district of Gujarat. 
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned two units of 270 MW at RattanIndia Nasik Power Ltd's, Maharashtra. 
  • Maharashtra, first state to stage special drive for transgenders to register as voters. 
  • Cyclone Maarutha is the name of the cyclone recently hits the coast of Odisha. 
  • As per the recent report regarding Sex Ratio in India, the country will have 898 girls for 1000 boys in 2031. 
  • Uttrakhand state govt. limits the liquor sales to only 6 Hours Every day. 
  • Recently the researchers from Andhra Pradesh has found new plant species named "Emilia Reddyi". 
  • The election commission of India has decided to link all Electronic Voting Machines with Voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines in Gujrat & Himachal Pradesh. 
  • Recently the "Delhi Declaration" will deal with AMR, the full form of AMR is Anti Microbial Resistance. 
  • Punjab state government has recently decided to setup "Book Bank" in different schools. 
  • India is planning to launch "South Asian Satellite" 
  • Nirjuli Village the name of the village which was declared as the first digital village of Arunachal Pradesh 
  • In Nagaland, the largest church is Asia is now open to public, is said to be the largest church in Asia 
  • Recently The Union Ministry for Social Justice & Empowerment inagurated a Documentary Photo exibition "The Paths We Walk" is related to Disabled People. 
  • Nation remembers Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on his 127th birth anniversary today i.e 14 April 2017. 
  • Maharashtra has become the first state to launch a special awareness drive to ensure that transgenders in the state register as voters in greater numbers. 
  • For the first time in Indian Railway history Habibganj station in Bhopal has been handed over to the private firm to be operated by it. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 1980 MW of the Koradi super-critical thermal power project of state-run Mahagenco near Nagpur in Maharashtra to the nation. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched in Nagpur, a cashless/less cash township model, developed by Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd (GNFC), across 81 townships in 12 States. 
  • Similar to that of Uttar Pradesh’s ‘Anti-Romeo Squad’, the Haryana government has launched ‘Operation Durga’ to ensure women safety in the state. 
  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu announced the re-launch of 'Adarana scheme' for improving traditional occupations. 
  • The Government has set up an Inter-Disciplinary Committee to examine the existing framework with regard to Virtual Currencies. 
  • The Survey General of India (SOI) completes 250 years. The government launched 'Nakshe mapping portal' a dedicated website allowing the access to the public to download 3,000 maps prepared by the Survey of India (SOI) but made Aadhaar mandatory for the purpose. 
  • The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi finally inaugurated an exhibition titled “Swachhagraha – Bapu Ko Karyanjali – Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani” in the New Delhi to mark the 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s first experiment of Satyagraha in Champaran. 
  • Ministry of Rural Development has released nearly Rs. 23,443 crore to the States as the first tranche for this Financial Year, under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). 
  • Madhya Pradesh government kick-started its ambitious ‘Deendayal Rasoi Yojana’ under which subsidised meals will be available at Rs 5 per plate to people, especially the economically disadvantaged sections of society. 
  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 26 projects worth Rs 2,154.28 crore under the Centre’s ‘Namami Gange’ programme, aiming to reduce the river’s pollution load. As part of the projects, the NMCG will set up sewage treatment plants (STPs) and develop sewage network in four Ganga basin states: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Delhi. 
  • Ban on cash transaction in excess of Rs 2 lakh will not be applicable to withdrawals from banks and post office savings accounts, the Income-Tax department annouced. 
  • NPCI disburses Rs. 245 cr in prize money under Niti Aayog's Lucky Draw scheme. 
  • Indian Institute of Technology has decided to increase women quota from the 2018 academic session 
  • Haryana government has launched a e-sew app to provide information related to welfare schemes in the state 
  • Tej Bahadur Singh an indian judge who has been named in Guinness book of world records for deciding over 6 thousands cases in a year 
  • Kani Maranjandu is the name given to the new species of tree dwelling crabs discovered by the Scientist from The University of Kerala 
  • Ayesha Aziz become the first women pilot who will fly the Mig - 29 Fighter Jet.

  • India's Ranked 101 in Global as per the recently released FIFA Global Ranking Report. 
  • Malala Yousafzai, has been named as the youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace 
  • Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize laureate, becomes the youngest noble prize winner to address Canadian parliament. 
  • NASA Approves Instruments for ESA’s JUpiter ICy Moons Explorer (JUICE) Mission to Jupiter System 
  • Recently the Government of India launched the Kolkata to Khulna(Bangladesh) bus service for easy transport. 
  • Japan recently recgnised bitcoin. 
  • India Ranked 136 according to latest report of Press freedom ranking 2017. 
  • India has jumped one spot to 8th rank in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index. 
  • Srishti Kaur from India was crowned Miss Teen Universe 2017 after beating 25 contestants from around the world at the annual beauty pageant. The event was held in Managua, the capital of Central American country Nicaragua. 
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand. 
  • Mongolia launched its first satellite named Mongol Sat-I, part of its efforts to make use of new technology to diversify its resource-dependent economy. 
  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has won Time magazine's readers' poll of the 100 most influential people in the world. 
  • As per the latest report China's GDP grew at 6.9 percent for 2017 in first quarter. 
  • China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(EPEC) is a part of China's One Rank- One Belt Policy. 
  • El Salvador ecome the first country in the world to ban the mining of metals. 
  • Myanmar has become the seventh member of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) partnership. 
  • Japan Officially Recognises Bitcoin as Currency Starting 1st April 2017. 
  • India's travel and tourism sector ranks 7th in the world in terms of its total contribution to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to a new report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), 2016. 
  • India has been ranked 3rd for the third year in a row in a doping violation report published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for 2015 with 117 athletes from the country being punished after testing positive for banned substances. 
  • US Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks Sunita Williams' Record For Most Spacewalks By A Woman. 
  • India has joined the International Energy Agency as an associate member, a development that the IEA said makes the prestigious Paris-based body more relevant and reflects the country's move to the centre stage of the global energy dialogue. 
  • The smallest country in Central America –"El Salvador" becomes first country to ban metals mining nationwide.
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