22 April 2017 Current Affairs
Asian Games will feature video games in 2022
Video Gaming will be featured at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for the digital powers. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) says it will introduce e-sports to the official programs of the Asian Games of Hangzhou, China, Main aim of launching this video gaming is to bring the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation among the youth.
Kapil Dev, Aamir Khan to get Dinanath Mangeshkar Award
Indian Cricket icon Kapil Dev and Bollywood Actor Aamirkhan will receive the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards. Kapil Dev will be honoured with the Vishesh Puraskar for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cricket, while Aamirkhan for his Best Film Dangal. The event will be organised by Master Dinanath Smruti Pratishthan and Hridayesh Arts. The Awards is given to those personalities who have given extraordinary contribution in the field of social service, literature, Drama and Music ect.
International Earth Day April 22
The World Earth Day is being observed on 22 April, 2017. The day is celebrated every year on 22 April and encourage people to look after the planet by being environmentally friendly, The theme of 2017 is ‘Environmental and climate Literacy’ The day is celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The most significant dangers to earth are the rising global temperature which contributes to rising sea-levels and the melting of glaciers.
Indian Navy successfully tests land attack Brahmos Supersonic Missile
Indian Navy successfully tested a Brahmos land attack supersonic cruise missile from a naval ship on 21st April 2017. The variant of the long range Brahmos was fired in Bay of Bengal, off the eastern coast. Previously the antiship variant has already inducted into the indian Navy. The present land attack variant provides Indian warship the capability to attack the selected in deep inland far from the coast.
Steel Minister inaugurates “India Steel 2017” in Mumbai
Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh was Inaugurated “India Steel 2017” in Mumbai from 19th to 21st April, 2017. It was the third edition of International Conference and Exhibition Center. This exhibition cum conference has been Organised by Federation of Indian chambers of commerce and Industry (FICCI) along with Union Ministry of Steel. More than 200 exhibitors from the steel sector participated in this event.
Saiyami Kher receives Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award
Actress Saiyami Kher, who made her Bollywood debut in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film Mirzya, received the best debut award at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence. Awards 2017. Saiyami Kher is the granddaughter of Actress Usha Kiran, and niece of Tanvi and Shabana Azmi, despite hailing from one of the privileged families of the Bollywood. The actress starred in Mirzya opposite veteran actor Anil Kapoor’s on Harshvardhan kapoor.
Dr. Bhakti Yadav from Indore Presented with Padma Shri
The 91 year old gynaecologist, Dr. Bhati Yadav was Presented with the Padma Shri award at her residence on 20 April 2017. The award was presented to her by district collector P. Narahari in the presence of the state’s Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya and Mayor Malini Gaud, as she was unable to attend the function organised in in New Delhi on 13 April where the president of India Pranab Mukherjee had given away the prestigious civilian Award to the recipients. Dr. Yadav has been offering free treatment for the last 68 years.
Veteran Journalist Nora Chopra no more
Due to multi-organ failure, veteran journalist Nora Chopra passed away on 20 April 2017. She was 64. Chopra was widely admired and respected for her journalistic skills. She had a long and distinguished career, especially with the Sunday Guardian and Asian Age. In her death the nation has lost one of senior most journalist.
Former Iranian President disqualified from President Elections
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running in next month’s Presidential elections. His name was left out of the final list of approved candidates, that was announced on 20 April, 2017. The decision was taken by the Guardian Council, a group of influential jurists and clerics that was charged with the responsibility of screening the candidates for the upcoming elections, which were scheduled to be held on 19 May, 2017.
Reliance Industries Ltd. become most valued Indian Company
The Mukesh Ambani-Led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Regained it status as India’s most valued firm by market capitalisation. RIL overtook Tata Group’s crown Jewel TCS. TCS had replaced RIL as the most valued firm more than four years ago but a sharp rally in the shares of the Mukesh Ambani led firm in the recent past has helped the company close the gap.