Prepared by D.Sarala, Viluppuram
1. April 10- World Homeopathy Day is celebrated every year to pay the tribute to Father of Homeopathy medicine Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hanhemann . Theme of 2017 is “Enhancing Quality Research in Homoeopathy through scientific evidence and rich clinical experiences”.
2. A venus like planet is orbiting a dim star which is about one fifth diameter of our Sun and is slightly larger than earth is named as Kepler -1649 was discovered by the astronomers using Kepler Space Telescope.
3. “Bharat ke veer”- a mobile app was launched by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to make people to contribute for the family of Martyrs from central para military forces .This was launched during the function held on April 9th on the occasion of Valour day of CRPF.
4. “Swachhagraha – Bapu Ko Karyanjali – Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani” an exhibition was held in New Delhi to celebrate the Centenary year (100 years) of Champaran Satyagraha
5. Nomadic Elephant 2017, two week Indo-Mongolian Joint Military Exercise of its 12th edition was inaugurated in Vairengte in Mizoram.
6. The Lok sabha has passed the Motor Vehicles( Amendment bill ) 2016 by a voice vote to give importance on road safety , controlling pollution and to prevent accidents .
7. Parliament has passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill 2017 after it was passed by Rajya Sabha. It was already passed by Lok Sabha in March 2017. The Bill seeks to amends the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 and the Constitution (Pondicherry) Scheduled Castes Order, 1964.
8. As a part of China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative a train service was launched from United Kingdom to China which was the first rail freight service departed from Essex. The train will pass through seven countries – France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Russia, and Kazakhstan before reaching final destination in China.
9. Indian national and alleged RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) agent Kulbhushan Jadhav who was sentenced to death by Pakistan’s Field General Court Martial
10. Sudharshan Patnaik , renowned sand artist has been selected to represent India in the Moscow sand art chamiponship2017
11. Paytm has announced a new feature named QR code on its Paytm Mall application to enable customers to place their online orders at physical stores.
12. Manipur government has decided to celebrate People’s day on 15th of every month
13. Uruguay was named the first country in the world to legalize the production, consumption and sale of Marijuana.
14. Indira Baneerjee was appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of Madras High Court.
15. The 2017 Chinese Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race that took place on 9 April 2017 at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the championship.