Top 50 News Headlines Of India Since 1st January to 31st December 2017

December 19, 2017


Here is Top 50 big story of India in year 2017.

  • On 1 January 2017, Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat took charge as the new Chief of the Indian Army. Along with that, Air Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa also assumed the post of 22th Chief of the Indian Air Force.
  • On January 3, 2017, 104th Indian Science Congress was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh).
  • Om Puri, the renowned artist of Indian cinema, died on January 6, 2017.
  • Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala died on January 14, 2017.
  • On January 19, 2017, Alok Kumar Verma was appointed as the new Director of CBI.
  • Former CBI Director Joginder Singh passed away on 3 February 2017.
  • On February 14, 2017, Supreme Court convicted Shashikala Natarajan, general secretary of AIDMK, in connection with expropriation of income. And she was sentenced to 4 years.
  • On February 16, 2017 Ottakkarthevar Panierselvam sworn in as the 13th chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • On February 21, 2017, Natarajan Chandrasekharan was appointed as Chairman of the Tata Group.
  • On March 6, 2017, the world’s most ancient aircraft carrier INS Virat retired from the Indian Navy.
  • The results of the assembly elections of five states (UP, Uttrakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur) were declared on March 11, 2017. BJP got clear majority in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. While the Congress got a lot of clarity in Punjab. In Goa and Manipur, the Congress emerged as the largest party.
  • Yogi Adityanath became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on March 19, 2017.
  • On March 20, 2017, the Nainital High Court has granted the Ganges and Yamuna rivers as legal person.
  • Nita Ambani was appointed a member of the International Olympic Committee’s two Commission on April 26, 2017.
  • On April 1, 2017, State Banks of Bikaner & Jaipur, Hyderabad, Mysore, Patiala, Travankor and Bhartiy Mahila Bank merged with State Bank of India.
  • On April 9, 2017, it was decided by the Assam Government that a couple having more than two children would not be given government jobs.
  • On April 27, 2017, the famous Bengali poet Shank Ghosh was given the 52nd Jnanpith Award.
  • On April 27, 2017, famous film actor and Gurdaspur MP Vinod Khanna passed away at the age of 70 due to advanced bladder carcinoma cancer.
  • On May 3, 2017, the noted film director and artist Kasindhuni Vishwanath was awarded the ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ for the year 2016.
  • On May 9, 2017, the Supreme Court, awarded the sentence of 6 months to the judge of the Calcutta High Court, Mr. C. S. Karan, guilty of contempt.
  • On May 18, 2017, Reema Laagoo renowned actress of Hindi cinema, died due to heart attack at the age of 59 years.
  • On May 24, 2017, the cabinet approved the establishment of a new AIIMS in Kamrup district of Assam.
  • In the final match of the 8th ICC Champions Trophy in London on 18 June 2017, Pakistan defeated India by 180 runs to win the trophy.
  • On June 20, 2017, Indian cricket team’s coach Anil Kumble resigned from his post.
  • On July 1, 2017, the Indian government implemented integrated tax system ‘GST’ in the entire country.
  • India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Israel on July 4, 2017 This is the first Israeli visit of an Indian Prime Minister.
  • On July 11, 2017, Ravi Shastri was appointed the coach of the Indian cricket team.
  • On July 18, 2017, BSP supremo Mayawati resigned from the Rajya Sabha saying that she is not allowed to speak in Rajya Sabha.
  • On July 25, 2017 Sri Ramnath Kovind assumed the post of 14th President of India.
  • On July 26, 2017, differences between Bihar’s ruling coalition RJD and JDU came to fruition, due to which Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar broke the coalition. After resigning from his post, he made a new coalition from the political opponent BJP in the same night and took oath of Chief Minister of Bihar for the sixth time in the next morning.
  • In August 2017, a scam of misappropriation of government funds of Rs 1500 crore in the name of ‘Srijan society’ was exposed in Bihar. Many BJP leaders have been found to be involved in this case.
  • On August 7, 2017, 30 sick children died in Baba Raghavadas Medical College in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh to lack of oxygen.
  • On August 8, 2017, Deepak Misra took oath as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • Despite the BJP’s opposition on 9 August, 2017, Ahmed Patel was elected to the Rajya Sabha MP post.
  • On August 11, 2017, Shri Venkaiah Naidu assumed the post of 13th Vice-President of India.
  • On August 22, 2017, the Supreme Court banned Triple divorces custom of Muslim community.
  • On August 25, 2017, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, chief of Dera Sacha, was arrested in Panchkula, Haryana. After that, his followers made heavy furore in Panchkula. 30 rowdies were killed in the police firing.
  • On August 25, 2017, the RBI issued a new note of Rs. 200.
  • On August 27, 2017, RJD organized a huge rally called “BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao” in Bihar’s capital Patna.
  • On September 3, 2017, Nirmala Sitharaman was made Defense Minister of the country.
  • 5 September 2017, the famous writer Gauri Lankesh was killed in Bangalore.
  • On September 7, 2017, a 7-year-old student of Ryan School, Gurujram, Pradyumun was murdered. In this massacre, the police wrongly sent a bus conductor to the jail. Later, in the CBI probe, a student of same school was identified in this massacre.
  • In September 2017, BJP leaders raised a lot of controversy about the Rohingya Muslims living in India.
  • In October, a lot of controversy was raised by the BJP about the Taj Mahal. Later, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tried to end the dispute by cleaning in the Taj Mahal premises.
  • In month of November 2017, Rajput organizations raised controversy across the country on the film ‘Padmavati’ which was to be released in December. Due to this the film’s release was postponed further.
  • On 18 November 2017, Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017.
  • On December 4, 2017, prominent film actor Shashi Kapoor passed away at the age of 79.
  • Rahul Gandhi became the Congress president on 16th December 2017. Earlier Sonia Gandhi was the president.
  • The BJP won the assembly elections of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh on 18th December 2017.
  • On 21 December 2017, CBI Special court has given clean chit to 44 accused and several companies including former Minister A. Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi.
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