Latest Current Affairs of March 2017 for UPSC IAS Prelims Examination


Current Affairs which is a dynamic segment is a vital part of UPSC IAS Exam. Here we are giving the Latest Current Affairs of April 2017. This will be useful for Prelims examination. The newspaper is key sources of latest current affairs. Along with reading newspaper, Yojana, and other relevant current magazine aspirants should make a current affairs notes completely for their UPSC preparation.

Deodhar Trophy cricket tournament 2016-17

  • Winner: Tamil Nadu

The first woman to be commissioned as a combat officer in the Border Security Force

  • Tanushree Pareek

The Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft

  • TU-142M
  • Indian Navy

World Conference on Environment 2017

  • New Delhi
  • Organized by National Green Tribunal

Global Architecture Performance Index 2017

  • Rank of India: 87
  • Released by World Economic Forum
  • Switzerland, Norway and Sweden ranked 1, 2 and 3 respectively

Mera iMobile

  • ICICI Bank
  • Mobile banking app for rural customers

Abel Prize2017

  • Yves Meyer
  • French mathematician
  • Contribution: his work on wavelets, a mathematical theory with applications in data compression, medical imaging and the detection of gravitational waves

World’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel

  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Commissioned by: ISRO
  • This help in the launch of aerospace vehicles at hypersonic speed

World Happiness Report 2017

  • Rank of India: 122
  • Published by United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Norway, Denmark, and Iceland in the top 3 positions

India and Oman at Bakloh joint military exercise

  • Al-Nagah-II 2017
  • Location: Himachal Pradesh

Dev Raj Sikka

  • The former director of the Indian Institute
  • Person who first proposed a link between the El Nino phenomenon and the Indian monsoon and was known as Father of Indian Meteorology

3-day International Conference on Buddhism in the 21st Century

  • Rajgir, Bihar
  • Inaugurated by His Holiness Dalai Lama
  • Perspectives and Responses to Global Challenges and Crises

India’s first Pristine air-quality monitoring station

  • Palampur in Himachal Pradesh

Women in Politics (Women in Ministerial Positions)

  • Rank of India: 88
  • Number of women ministers with five or 18.5% in the cabinet.
  • Published by Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women
  • First position – Bulgaria

Women in Politics (Women in Parliament)

  • Rank of India:148
  • Report by UN Women and the Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • First position – Rwanda

Whanganui River

  • The river has been granted the legal status of a person for the first time in the world Location: New Zealand

Commonwealth Day

  • Day: 13 March 2017
  • Theme: A Peace-building Commonwealth

India’s largest floating solar photovoltaic plant

  • Kayamkulam
  • Installed by NTPC

Mission Fingerling

The mission

  • Launched by the Central Government
  • to achieve development of fisheries(Blue Revolution)

The period of maternity leave which has been allowed under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

  • 26 weeks

International Women’s Day

  • 8th March 2017
  • Theme: Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

India’s longest Extra-dosed bridge

  • Location: Bharuch (Gujarat)
  • across Narmada river

Indo-Nepal Joint Military Exercise

  • Surya Kiran – XI
  • Location: Uttarakhand

India’s largest national flag

  • Attari (Amritsar)
  • 120 x 80 feet
  • 360-feet tall flag post

Destination North East 2017 

  • Chandigarh
  • Organized by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

The Weapon Locating Radar (WLR)

  • developed by DRDO
  • inducted into Indian Army

India’s biggest river festival

  • Namami Brahmaputra
  • Location: Assam

India’s permanent representative to the World Trade Organisation

  • J.S. Deepak

Swachh Shakti Saptah

  • Gurugram (Haryana)
  • Launched by Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation

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