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TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017 Quick Notes

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Awards & Honours

S.No Name of the Person Name of the Award Read More in English
1 Andhra Pradesh

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu

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



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


2 Indian Doctors Place in Guinness Book https://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”


3 Award 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 2016 https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-07-2017/


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



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


5. Dame Asha Khemka Asian Business woman of the Year https://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 Bengal Declared as the cleanest in a country https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-12-2017/


7. Dr. Abhishek Saha Young Scientist award https://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


Tamil Nadu

Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 https://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 Jain Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-17-2017
10. Arvind Sinha World’s Outstanding Aerospace Engineer Leadership Award www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-17-2017
11. Sri Aniruddan Vasudevan Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize 2016



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 Mayor UNESCO’s Peace prize. www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-21-2017
13. India World’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 Whitson Set records by Spent Most Days In Space www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-25-2017
15. Filmmaker and actor Kasinadhuni Viswanath Dadasaheb Phalke award www.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 Newton Best Film in Hong Kong International Film Festival www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-25-2017
17. Srishti Kaur from India Miss Teen Universe 2017 www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-27-2017

State – Noida – UP

18. Bhubaneswar – first Indian city Pierre L’enfant International Planning excellence award www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-28-2017
19. Yusuff Ali M.A Queen’s Enterprise Award 2017 www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-28-2017


Books & Authors

S.no Name of the Person Name of the Book Read More in English
1 Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily Book about the life journey of Draupadi https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-08-2017/


Science & Tech

S.no New Inventions/Discoveries/Current events in Sci &Tech By Whom Read More
1. Cassini’s Grand Finale


NASA https://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 species found in western Ghats Kerala




Tamil Name?  –

Kani maranjandu

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


TAL Manufacturing Solutions of Tata Motors https://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 Day ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC)  April 19 as Aryabhata day www.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-I Mongolia


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




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

Latest Diary of Events

S.no Event Date Read More
1. El Salvador First country in the world to ban metal mining https://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.


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



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 festiva Celebrated in Kerala.




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 Day April 5th https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-06-2017/
5. International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) 6 April https://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 Day 7 April https://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 award New Category introduced in 64th National Film Awards 2016 https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-07-2017/

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

8. World Homoeopathy Day 10 April 2017.



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

9. First ‘Silk Road’ train From Britain to China



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 – Exhibition To mark the 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s first experiment of Satyagraha in Champaran.



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 Parliament Strengthen the rights of the people infected with the disease. https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-12-2017/
12. Ambedkar Jayanthi as Water Day April 14 https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-14-2017/


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

13. Habibganj station in Bhopal India’s First Private Railway Station www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-17-2017

State? -Habibganj station in Bhopal in MP

Company – Bansal Pathways Habibagnj Private Ltd”.

14. Bohag Bihu Festival in Assam www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-17-2017
15. Tropical cyclone ‘Maarutha’ Formed in Bay of Bengal


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



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

18. Department of Disabled Welfare Renamed as ‘Divyang Jan Vikas Empowerment https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-19-2017/
19. Competitive video games will become a medal sport 2022 Asian Games www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-20-2017
20. Civil Services Day 21st April www.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 Day 24 April https://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 stamps Released in Bengaluru https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-24-2017/


23. World Autism Awareness Month April month www.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. Ballabhgarh renamed as Balramgarh www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-27-2017


25. 18th World Road Meeting (WRM 2017) Will be hosted by India www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-27-2017
26. 1st Athletics meet for Transgender persons Organized by the Kerala government at Trivandrum’s Central Stadium. www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-27-2017


S.no Name of the Person Achievement of the Person Read More
1. PV Sindhu Won India Open Super Series 2017



In Badminton.

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

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


2. Brianna Lyston Won 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 Sindhu Career 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 Kumar Won 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 Advani Won sixth Asian Billiards and his seventh overall Asian Championship title www.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 Bangalore First visually impaired Indian runner to complete the historic Boston Marathon.




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 Ashok Golf 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 Zealand www.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 India US Open Karate Championship www.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






S.no Name of the Post Name of the Person Read More
1 First transgender Sub inspector of police K Prithika Yashini https://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 Banerjee https://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 day MS Dhoni https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-april-05-2017/


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

4. UN messenger of peace Malala Yousafzai https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-current-affairs-apr-10-2017/
5. Ambassador of India to the Federal Republic of Germany. Mukta Dutta Tomar www.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 Vijayawargiya https://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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