Current Affairs 21st April 2017

Current Affairs

Current Affairs 21st April 2017


  • Home Minister asks civil servants to use technology for improved service delivery
  • UP Govt decides to change sugarcane price fixation policy from next crushing season
  • Venkaiah Naidu seeks cooperation of states for ensuring houses to all in urban areas
  • Maharashtra government sends three Marathi films to Cannes, again
  • Amazon launches Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote in India
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate UN Vesak Day in Sri Lanka
  • NGT slams Sri Sri Ravi Shankar over Yamuna damage


  • UK Parliament votes in favour of PM Theresa May’s call for early general election
  • Landslide kills at least 17 in Colombia landslides
  • Pakistan passes bill on compulsory Quran teaching in schools
  • Wildlife trafficking threatens 30% world natural Heritage Sites: WWF
  • Sagar Baheti becomes India’s first visually impaired runner to complete Boston Marathon
  • UN to issue 10 stamps of ‘asanas’ on International Yoga Day
  • Britain will lose more from Brexit than EU, Foreign policy chief says
  • Pak SC to deliver verdict on Panama case involving PM Nawaz Sharif


  • TRAI invites comments on ease of doing business in broadcasting sector
  • Myntra acquires Bengaluru-based logistics startup InLogg
  • Finance Ministry approves 8.65% interest rate on EPF for 2016-17: Labour Minister
  • Cabinet approves direct foreign borrowing by state entities
  • Govt further extends deadline for deposits under PMGKY to April 30
  • Govt relaxes curb on export of organic farm produce


  • Saira Banu, Jackie Shroff gets Raj Kapoor awards
  • Vasudevan’s One Part woman wins Sahitya Akademi Award for translation of Mathorubhagan


  • Victoria Beckham appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire


  • Australia picks pace quartet for Champions Trophy
  • Kashyap crashes out in prequarters of China Masters
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