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TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017 Quick Notes

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Awards & Honours

S.NoName of the PersonName of the AwardRead More in English
1Andhra Pradesh

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu

Selected for India and US Business Council Award for “Transformative Chief Minister”.

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-01-2017/

Why awarded?  –  For his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level

 

When Given? –May 10

 

By Whom? – The award by the US-India Business Council would be presented to Naidu during the USIBC West Coast Summit in the Silicon Valley

 

2Indian DoctorsPlace in Guinness Bookhttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-05-2017/

 

For What? – A fingerprint painting, created by a group of Indian doctors as a symbolic representation to end frequent attacks against the fraternity

 

The world’s largest such artwork.

 

This painting is titled “Ray of Hope”

 

3Award Films from Tamil Nadu:

Best Tamil Film : Joker

Best Lyrics : “Vairamuthu”, Dharma Durai for the “Endha Pakkam song”

Best Production Design : 24

Best Cinematography : 24

Best Male Playback Singer : Sundharayyar for “Jasmine song” from Joker film

 

64th National Film Awards 2016https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-07-2017/

 

4.Tej Bahadur SinghGuinness World Record by disposing of as many as 6,065 cases in 327 working days.

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-08-2017/

Who is he? – The principal judge of a family court in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.

 

5.Dame Asha KhemkaAsian Business woman of the Yearhttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-10-2017/

 

Which Business – Principal and CEO of West Nottinghamshire College, West Midlands, England. – She is an Indian descent.

 

Honored for her efforts in the field of education and skills

In 2013, she was awarded a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, one of Britain`s highest civilian awards.

 

 

6.The Haldia port of West BengalDeclared as the cleanest in a countryhttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-12-2017/

 

7.Dr. Abhishek SahaYoung Scientist awardhttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-13-2017/

 

Dr.Abhishek Saha – National Institute of Oceanography, Goa

 

About Award  – The National Geoscience Awards,

previously known as the National Mineral Awards, was instituted by the Ministry of Mines in 1966

 

Field? – extraordinary achievements and outstanding contributions in fundamental and applied geosciences and mining and allied fields

 

 

8.Himachal Pradesh

Tripura

Tamil Nadu

Krishi Karman Award 2015-16https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-14-2017/

 

Full Details – Krishi Karman awards are given to Best performer States for raising country’s food grain production.

 

9.Trupti JainCartier Women’s Initiative Awardswww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-17-2017
10.Arvind SinhaWorld’s Outstanding Aerospace Engineer Leadership Awardwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-17-2017
11.Sri Aniruddan VasudevanSahitya Akademi Translation Prize 2016

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-19-2017/

What Book? – He was selected for his book “One part Woman” translation of  Sri Perumal Murugan’s Tamil Novel “Maadhorubagan”

12.Mayor Giusi Nicolini – the Italian island MayorUNESCO’s Peace prize.www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-21-2017
13.IndiaWorld’s number two importer of liquefied petroleum gas or LPG.https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-24-2017/

Numer 1 who? – China

About LPG? –Liquefied petroleum gas

14.NASA astronaut Peggy WhitsonSet records by Spent Most Days In Spacewww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-25-2017
15.Filmmaker and actor Kasinadhuni ViswanathDadasaheb Phalke awardwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-25-2017

Why This award is given? – Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the film industry.

In 2015 – Manoj Kumar

16.Bollywood film NewtonBest Film in Hong Kong International Film Festivalwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-25-2017
17.Srishti Kaur from IndiaMiss Teen Universe 2017www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-27-2017

State – Noida – UP

18.Bhubaneswar – first Indian cityPierre L’enfant International Planning excellence awardwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-28-2017
19.Yusuff Ali M.AQueen’s Enterprise Award 2017www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-28-2017

 

Books & Authors

S.noName of the PersonName of the BookRead More in English
1Senior Congress leader M Veerappa MoilyBook about the life journey of Draupadihttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-08-2017/

 

Science & Tech

S.noNew Inventions/Discoveries/Current events in Sci &TechBy WhomRead More
1.Cassini’s Grand Finale

 

NASAhttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-04-2017/

What is it? – Cassini is an unmanned spacecraft sent to study Saturn – by the NASA.

After spending nearly two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini is ready for its final mission (Grand Finale).

Important Facts – Cassini was launched on October 15, 1997.

Cassini discovered previously unknown moons in orbit within the planet’s rings.

2.New tree-living crab speciesfound in western Ghats Kerala

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-05-2017/

 

Tamil Name?  –

Kani maranjandu

3.BRABO – India’s First ever industrial articulated Robot

 

TAL Manufacturing Solutions of Tata Motorshttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-13-2017/

 

Expansion? – BRABO—short for “Bravo Robot”

TAL? – Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd

4.Aryabhata Day or Technology DayISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC)  April 19 as Aryabhata daywww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-20-2017

Why april 19? –

India’s first satellite baby “Aryabhata” was launched successfully by a Russian rocket on 19th April 42 years ago in 1975.

 

5.Mongol Sat-IMongolia

 

For what? – to help with space research, map making and with preparing for natural disasters.
6.StereolithographyProcess of developing 3D-printing conquers glass

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-24-2017/

 

3D Print? – used to make very small optical components for complex computers.

Latest Diary of Events

S.noEventDateRead More
1.El SalvadorFirst country in the world to ban metal mininghttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-01-2017/

El Salvador is the most densely populated country in Latin America.

Why banned? –  A landmark move for environmental protection.

 

2Chenani-Nashri tunnelA road tunnel between Jammu and Srinagar was inaugurated.

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-03-2017/

Where? – Asia’s longest, which cut the distance between Jammu and Srinagar to around 250km from the current 350km.

 

Importance?  Driving hours reduced by 2 hours

 

3.Padayani festivaCelebrated in Kerala.

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-05-2017/

 

Why?a remnant of the Dravidian forms of worship that existed before the advent of Brahmanism.

Performed in honor of Bhadrakaali.

 

4.54th National Maritime DayApril 5thhttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-06-2017/
5.International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP)6 Aprilhttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-06-2017/

 

United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) launches the digital campaign #We Play Together to encourage organizations and individuals.

 

6.World Health Day7 Aprilhttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-07-2017/

Celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO)

 

Theme  2017 – “Depression: let’s talk”.

Theme 2016 : Halt the rise: beat diabetes

 

7.Most Film Friendly State awardNew Category introduced in 64th National Film Awards 2016https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-07-2017/

Presented by Hon’ble President of India on May 3rd, 2017.

8.World Homoeopathy Day10 April 2017.

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-10-2017/

262nd birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician.

9.First ‘Silk Road’ trainFrom Britain to China

 

www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-11-2017

The service is part of China’s One Belt, One Road programme of reviving the Ancient Silk Road trading routes with the West.

Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Trade Route in Asia Pacific Region

 

10.Swachhagraha – Bapu Ko Karyanjali – Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani – ExhibitionTo mark the 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s first experiment of Satyagraha in Champaran.

 

www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-11-2017

Champaran details? – Gandhi had arrived in Champaran, a district in Bihar, in 1917 to take up the cause of the farmers who were forced to grow indigo, instead of food crops, by the British.

the first non-violence action initiated by Gandhi, during his stay in Bihar

Meaning of Swachhagraha – Bapu Ko Karyanjali – Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani – Cleanliness – execution of Bapu – a campaign, an exhibition

11.HIV/AIDS Bill passed in ParliamentStrengthen the rights of the people infected with the disease.https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-12-2017/
12.Ambedkar Jayanthi as Water DayApril 14https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-14-2017/

 

Why? – To sensitize people on managing the precious natural resource.

13.Habibganj station in BhopalIndia’s First Private Railway Stationwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-17-2017

State? -Habibganj station in Bhopal in MP

Company – Bansal Pathways Habibagnj Private Ltd”.

14.Bohag BihuFestival in Assamwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-17-2017
15.Tropical cyclone ‘Maarutha’Formed in Bay of Bengal

 

www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-17-2017
16.Vistadome coach services on Visakhapatnam-Araku route.Country’s first Vistadome coach serviceshttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-18-2017/
17.Gorakhpur and Agra AirportsRenamed as Mahayogi Goraknath Airport and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay airport

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-19-2017/

Where? -The UP government changed the name of Gorakhpur and Agra Airports.

18.Department of Disabled WelfareRenamed as ‘Divyang Jan Vikas Empowermenthttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-19-2017/
19.Competitive video games will become a medal sport2022 Asian Gameswww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-20-2017
20.Civil Services Day21st Aprilwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-21-2017

Why? -This day coincides with the date on which SardarVallabhbhai Patel had addressed the first batch of probationers at the All India Administrative Service Training School at Metcalfe House, New Delhi in 1947.

21.National Panchayati Raj Day24 Aprilhttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-24-2017/

Why?The Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24th April, 1993 has institutionalized Panchayati Raj through the village, Intermediate and District level Panchayats.

22.Coffee scented stampsReleased in Bengaluruhttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-24-2017/

 

23.World Autism Awareness MonthApril monthwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-25-2017

The Paths We Walk – Delhi Exhibition regarding this during this Month. Autism awareness day, April 02.

24.Ballabhgarhrenamed as Balramgarhwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-27-2017

 

25.18th World Road Meeting (WRM 2017)Will be hosted by Indiawww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-27-2017
26.1st Athletics meet for Transgender personsOrganized by the Kerala government at Trivandrum’s Central Stadium.www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-27-2017

Sports

S.noName of the PersonAchievement of the PersonRead More
1.PV SindhuWon India Open Super Series 2017

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-03-2017/

In Badminton.

Where held? – Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi, India.

Bet who? (Country) – Olympic champion Carolina Marin , Spain Medal? – Gold

 

2.Brianna LystonWon the 200m race in the Caribbean nation.https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-05-2017/

 

Who is she?Jamaican female athlete ,

Race held in – Caribbean nation

3.P V SindhuCareer best world – No.2 place given by BWF.https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-07-2017/

BWF? – Badminton World Federation

4.Indian boxer K.Shyam KumarWon a gold medal in the 49- kilogram category at the Thailand International Tournament in Bangkok.https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-08-2017/

Shyam already won the gold at the 2015 edition of this game.

5.Pankaj AdvaniWon sixth Asian Billiards and his seventh overall Asian Championship titlewww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-15-2017

His achievement – Won sixth Asian Billiards and his seventh overall Asian Championship title.

 

Bet who?- Sourav Kothari (Indian)

 

6.Sagar Baheti from BangaloreFirst visually impaired Indian runner to complete the historic Boston Marathon.

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-19-2017/

 

Where held? – Boston City, United States

 

Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest, most competitive and the hardest marathon to qualify for.

 

About him : 31-year-old

 

7.SSP Chawrasia and Aditi AshokGolf Industry Association (GIA) Awards.https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-24-2017/

 

8.Indian Sprinter (short distance race athlet)

 

Man Kaur

Won Gold in World Masters Games at Auckland – New Zealandwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-26-2017

About her – 101 year old Indian Sprinter, Man Kaur won the Gold medal in One woman 100m race.

 

9.16 medals for IndiaUS Open Karate Championshipwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-27-2017
10.Neena Varakil  -Gold Medal in women’s long jump.

Neeraj Chopra – Silver Medal in Javelin throw

Manpreet Kaur – Silver Medal in women’s Shot put.

Dutee Chand  – Silver Medal in Women’s 100 metre Race.

Tintu Luka – Silver Medal in Women’s 800 metre race.

Om Prakash Karhana – Bronze Medal in Men’s Shot put.

 

2nd leg of Asian Grand Prix Atheletics Meet

 

www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-29-2017

 

 

Appointments

S.noName of the PostName of the PersonRead More
1First transgender Sub inspector of policeK Prithika Yashinihttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-03-2017/

Importace -the first transgender person to become a police official in India

2.New Chief Justice of the High Court of Chennai (Madras High Court)Justice Indira Banerjeehttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-04-2017/

Facts – She is the 2nd woman to hold the post after Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar.

Last chief justice  – Sanjay Kishan Kaul

3.CEO of Gulf Oil for one dayMS Dhonihttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-05-2017/

 

Gulf Oil India at the Mumbai head office on April 03.

4.UN messenger of peaceMalala Yousafzaihttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-10-2017/
5.Ambassador of India to the Federal Republic of Germany.Mukta Dutta Tomarwww.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-11-2017

Who is She – IFS Officer, She is presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.

 

6.Member of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)Mukulita Vijayawargiyahttps://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-14-2017/

who is she? IBBI?

 

She was a member of Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee (BLRC) earlier.

She played an important role in drafting the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 as an additional Secretary in the Legislative Department of the Union Ministry of Law & Justice.

 

She has also served as a member of Indian Legal Service

 

August 20, 2017

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