Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 17 April 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 17 April 2017

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17 April 2017

UAE-based Indian businessman BR Shetty has decided to invest 1,000 crore in producing India's biggest-ever motion picture, 'The Mahabharata'. Being directed by VA Shrikumar Menon, the movie is scheduled to release in early 2020. The movie would be shot in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. It would also be dubbed in... Read More


17 April 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has met with Pakistani officials on his first visit to the South Asian country since the United States dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on neighboring Afghanistan.Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said it remains committed to working for peace and reconciliation in neighboring... Read More


17 April 2017

The Jammu and Kashmir police has directed telecom companies to shut their 3G and 4G services in the Kashmir Valley as the state authorities feel there has been an attempt to spread fear and show security personnel in a bad light through online videos.The decision was taken after several videos surfaced in recent days, some showing local... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 April 2017

After incidents of flight delay and assault on Air India employees, the national carrier on Monday, said in an internal note that not only do these incidents reduce the morale of the AI employees but also gives negative publicity to Air India.In view of these issues, the national carrier has imposed the following rules: Air India will impose... Read More

category: Persons

17 April 2017

The supreme Court Compelled to take strict action following the Sahara group’s non-submission of over Rs 5,000 crore, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the sale of the group’s luxurious Aamby Valley at Lonavala and appointed Bombay High Court’s official liquidator for selling the property. The apex court also asked the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 April 2017

China’s first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 is to be launched into space between April 20 and 24 to dock with the orbiting experimental space station.The cargo spacecraft was transferred with a Long March-7 Y2 carrier rocket from the testing centre to the launch zone in Wenchang, southern China’s Hainan Province, a statement from the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 April 2017

Government-owned Union Bank of India, which lost $171 million (1,100 crore at today's rates) because of a hack last year, worked with the RBI and government to track and retrieve the amount within six days. The heist had taken place through a phishing email that appeared to be from the RBI, causing the transfer of funds to four different... Read More

category: Defence

17 April 2017

Inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) slipped to 5.70% in March as manufactured goods showed cost decline even as food prices hardened.The WPI inflation, reflecting the annual rate of price rise, in February was 6.55%. In March 2016, the print came in at (-)0.45%.According to official data released on April 17, food prices saw a sharp... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 April 2017

The Supreme Court took strong note on Monday of huge vacancy in police force in six states, including Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and asked their Home Secretaries to either personally appear or depute an officer to assist it. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar referred to the vacancy in the states — Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand,... Read More


17 April 2017

China’s economy beat the government target and grew by 6.9 per cent in the first quarter this year mainly due to a surge in infrastructure investment and exports, showing signs of a steady development in the world’s second largest economy.The growth was well above the full-year target of 6.5 per cent, and the 6.8 per cent increase... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

17 April 2017

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday inaugurated the new Vistadome coach which has glass roof, LED lights, GPS-based info system and rotating seats among other features.While flagging off the train with Vistadome coaches between Visakhapatnam and Araku through video conferencing from Rail Sadan in Bhubaneswar, he said that the Vistadome... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 April 2017

The rupee was trading lower by 3 paise at 64.44 against the U.S. dollar in early trade on Monday on foreign fund outflows amid increased demand for the American currency from importers and a lower opening of the domestic equity market.However, a weak dollar against major global currencies capped the losses, Forex dealers said.The domestic unit... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

17 April 2017

Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), the second major constituent of the Congress-led Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) appears set to overhaul the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in all the seven Assembly segments in the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency from where byelection results began pouring in from 8 a.m. on Monday.IUML general... Read More

category: Sports

17 April 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated Kiran Multi Super Speciality Hospital and Research Centre, built by a private trust, according to reports. “Tomorrow in Surat, will inaugurate a multi-speciality hospital at Katargam and a diamond manufacturing unit at Ichhapore,” PM Modi had tweeted.  The Prime... Read More

category: International

17 April 2017

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won a historic referendum on Sunday that will tighten his grip on power, but the knife-edge result left the country bitterly divided and the opposition crying foul.The sweeping constitutional changes approved in the vote create a presidential system that will grant Mr. Erdogan more power than any leader... Read More


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