Awards & Honours
|S.No||Name of the Person||Name of the Award||Read More in English|
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
|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
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? –
|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.
|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
|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
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)
|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