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Preparing for Current Affairs is a continuous process. It's not something for which one can prepare by reading a book for a few days before the exam. Olympiad Success has tried to capture highlights of 2017 for students preparing for G.K. Olympiad exams organized by Science Olympiad Foundation (IGKO), Silver Zone (SKGKO), Eduheal (IGO) and Humming Bird (HGO). If you have any comments, please use 'Contact Us' form to send your feedback.

Chief of Army Staff - General Bipin Rawat
World's best playmaker for 2016 – Lionel Messi
Tennis player who announced his retirement – Somdev Devvarman
UPSC chairman - David R Syiemlieh
Government launches Swachh Bharat Survekshan (Survey) 2017 in 500 cities
Braille Day observed on 4th January across the world
Injeti Srinivas Committee constituted to frame National Sports Code
MIT researchers develop super strong, lightweight - 3D Graphene
China sets up world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet
Indian Army conducts test of indigenous heavy artillery gun - Dhanush
Pakistan test-fires first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile - Babur-3
Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the world’s best player for 2016
India’s first Student Startup and Innovation Policy launched by Gujarat Government
Norway becomes first country to ban FM radio broadcasting
India’s first solar power boat launched in Kerala
Silicon identified as ‘missing element’ in Earth’s core
2016 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry is won by Jacob Polley
Antonio Tajani is new President of European Parliament
‘Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored’ - Rishi Kapoor’s autobiography authored by Rishi Kapoor & Meena Iyer
Priyanka Chopra won People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Dramatic TV Actress
CBI Director – Alok Kumar Verma
Union Government clears Tamil Nadu’s Ordinance on Jallikattu
Record 103 satellites on a single rocket launched by ISRO
Nikki Haley confirmed as US envoy to the United Nations
Kirameki-2 is the name of first ever Military Communications Satellite launched by Japan
Miss Universe 2016 title won by Miss France Iris Mittenaere
2017 Australian Open Women's Singles title – Serena Williams
2017 Australian Open Men's Single title - Roger Federer (18th Grand Slam title)
Vinod Rai is head of Committee of Administrators to run BCCI
RBI gave Payments Bank licence to India Post
Union Budget 2017 presented in Loksabha by - Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
UAE aims to Launch Its First Ever Mars Mission in 2020
Abdul Basit has been appointed as Pakistan's new Foreign Secretary
Safer Internet Day celebrated on 7th Feb 2017
Arunanchal Pradesh becomes first North-East state to implement e-Cabinet Solution
Gujarat is the First State for establishing cashless system for distribution of food grains.
Brexit Bill is passed by UK’s House of Commons in Feb 2017
Which association tied up with Welspun India Ltd. to promote cotton products across the world - Egypt Association
Andhra Pradesh has started with its first National Women's Parliament
Name of Indian Sand Artist who created Guinness World Record by sand castle - Sudarsan Pattnaik
Paris to erect wall of bulletproof glass around - Eiffel Tower
Peugeot SA, a French automaker bought Ambassador Car from Hindustan Motors
Indian tabla player Sandeep Das won 2017 Grammy Award for Best Music
Jean-Pierre Lacroix has been appointed as a new peacekeeping chief of UN
Usain Bolt and Simone Biles have been awarded Laureus Sportsman of the Year award
Merger of 5 associate banks with SBI is approved by Union Cabinet
Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma selected for Vyas Samman 2016
Palaniswami appointed as a new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
UAE announced its plan to build the first city on Mars by March 2117
Barren Island volcano Of India is active again
Abraham Lincoln is ranked as best President in Presidential Historians Survey conducted in 2017
Scientists discovered drowned Pacific Ocean continent - Zealandia
In which tiger reserve shoot-at-sight order was issued to curb poaching – Corbett Tiger Reserve
Oscar Awards
  • Best Picture: Moonlight
  • Best Actor: Casey Affleck
  • Best Actress: Emma Stone
Best Animated Film: Zootopia
World’s first robot table tennis tutor sets Guinness World record
National Science Day observed on 28th February
Virat Kohli awarded the captain of the year at ESPN cricinfo awards
Chairman of SEBI - Ajay Tyagi
Jitu Rai wins gold in 50 m pistol at - ISSF World Cup
Camping activities are banned within 100 m of Ganga in Uttarakhand by The National Green Tribunal (NGT )
World’s oldest serving aircraft carrier INS Viraat retired on 6th March
First smart tribal village Habbi inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir
2017 Assembly Elections of Uttarakhand won by - BJP
2017 Assembly Elections of Punjab won by - Congress
2017 Assembly Elections of Goa won by - Congress
2017 Assembly Elections of Uttar Pradesh won by - BJP
Name of Konkani writer who was honoured with Saraswati Samman 2016 - Mahabaleshwar Sail
All England Badminton Open Men's Singles title won by Lee Chong Wei
Manohar Parrikar sworn in as Goa Chief Minister
World Consumer Rights Day observed on 15th March 2017
Captain Amarinder Singh sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab
Sachin Tendulkar appointed as UNICEF Ambassador for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017
Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn-in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister
Top spot in ICC Test bowler rankings grabbed by Ravindra Jadeja in March 2017
French Mathematician Yves Meyer won Abel Prize 2017
In the list given by Barron's, World's Best CEO title bagged by HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri
2016-17 Santosh Trophy won by West Bengal
Garfield Sobers Trophy awarded to Ravichandran Ashwin
India became net exporter of electricity for the first time
First Tiger Reserve in India to get official mascot - Kanha
India’s longest Chenani-Nashri road tunnel inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi
Geetha Johri appointed as first woman head of Gujarat’s police force
Malala is the youngest person to address Canadian Parliament
Raman Roy appointed as Chairman of NASSCOM for 2017-18
Bitcoin as currency is officially recognized by Japan
Virat Kohli named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016
PV Sindhu reaches best World No.2 ranking in Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings
Youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace - Malala
Colson Whitehead's “Underground Railroad” wins Pulitzer Prize
Sai Praneeth won Singapore Open Super Series
Name of hijacked Indian Ship which was released - Al-Kausar
Sebastian Vettel won Bahrain Grand Prix 2017
Pankaj Advani won Asian Billiards Championship
Vastu Shastra subject will be introduced in IIT Kharagpur
First Made in India industrial robot - BRABO unveiled
Which type of sports will be played as a medal event in 2022 Asian Games - E-Sports
When was International Mother Earth Day 2017 observed - 22nd April 2017
Gwadar port of Pakistan leased for 40 years to China Overseas Port Holding Company
Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2017 received by Aamir Khan
Legendary filmmaker Kasinathuni Viswanath wins Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016
Poet Sankha Ghosh awarded with Jnanpith Award by president
First country to ban metals mining - El Salvador
THAAD missile defense system operational in South Korea
First city in world to get its own Microsoft Font - Dubai
First north-eastern club to win 2016-17 I-League - Aizawl FC
Express Wi-Fi service was launched in India by Facebook
Justice Karnan is the first High Court judge to be sentenced to jail by Supreme Court
Highest wicket taker in Womens One Day Internationals - Jhulan Goswami
2017 Spanish Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton
Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant to win 2017 IPL
India is the second largest steel producer in the world
NASA names bacterium found on ISS after - APJ Abdul Kalam
High speed Tejas Express launched by - Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu
UK Humanitarian Award won by - Jacqueline Fernandez
English Premier League's Player of the Year - N'Golo Kante
Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan to Lift Federation Cup
International Cricketer of the Year award won by Ashwin
UP Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath
China’s ambitious road project - One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative
Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chile
Global Icon Priyanka to be honoured with - Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award
Satyabrata Rout honoured with - Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar
India’s first Electric Mass Transport Project launched in Nagpur
2017 Monaco Grand Prix won by Sebastian Vettel
Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win 13th FA Cup
South Korea beat China to win 2017 Sudirman Cup
CEO of Prasar Bharati - Shashi Shekar Vempati
Ties to Qatar cut by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain
India's heaviest satellite using launch vehicle GSLV Mark III D1 launched by ISRO
First team to win back-to-back Champions League titles - Real Madrid
India’s first private railway station going to be - Habibganj Railway Station
Bopanna-Dabrowski win mixed doubles title in French Open
Sole Indian in Forbes list of highest paid athletes - Virat Kohli
10th French Open Men’s Singles title won by Rafael Nadal
French Open 2017 Women's Final: Jelena Ostapenko stuns Simona Halep to win first ever Slam
Canadian Grand Prix for sixth time won by Lewis Hamilton
‘A Horse Walks Into a Bar’ by David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize 2017
Kidambi Srikanth beats Kazumasa Sakai to win - Indonesia Open Super Series Premier title
Pakistan beats India to win 2017 ICC Champions Trophy
Ram Nath Kovind: India’s President
World’s First train that runs on Virtual Tracks unveiled by China
Kidambi Srikanth beats Chen Long to win 2017 Australian Open
Femina Miss India World 2017 won by Manushi Chhillar
Chief Election Commissioner - Achal Kumar Jyoti
Attorney General of India? - KK Venugopal
World’s longest submarine cable system launched by Reliance Jio
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas wins 2017 Austrian Grand Prix
Ahmedabad becomes first Indian city to get UNESCO Heritage tag
UNESCO World Heritage tag gained by - Okinoshima, Japan’s men-only island
Ravi Shastri is coach of Indian Cricket Team
Mithali Raj becomes first player to score 6000 runs in - women’s ODI cricket
8th Wimbledon title record beating Marin Cilic in Men's singles by Roger Federer
Wimbledon Women’s Singles title clinched by - Garbine Muguruza
Venkaiah Naidu is Vice-president of India
Lewis Hamilton wins 2017 British Grand Prix
14th President of India - Ram Nath Kovind
England beats India by 9 runs to lift ICC Women's World Cup 2017
Captain of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team - Mithali Raj
Supreme Court declares right to privacy as Fundamental right under constitution
2017 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award; Devendra (Para Athletics), Sardar Singh (Hockey)
Melbourne tops in 2017 EIU Liveability index
Delhi Metro declared as world’s first green metro on 28th July 2017
World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge launched by Switzerland
Sanjaya Baru has been appointed as Secretary General of FICCI
Hassan Rouhani sworn in as Iran's President for second term on 3rd August 2017
Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project sanctioned on 2nd August 2017
India’s first ever Heli-taxi service launched by Bangalore
Rajiv Kumar is New Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog
Venkaiah Naidu is elected as next Vice-President of India
Coconut regains tree status in Goa as Assembly passes bill on 7th August 2017
Justice Dipak Misra appointed as 45th Chief Justice of India on 8th August 2017
India celebrates 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement on 9th August 2017
YouTube competitor called 'Watch' launched by Facebook
Real Madrid beats Manchester United to win 2017 UEFA Super Cup
Prasoon Joshi has been appointed Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification
Warmest year recorded on Earth - 2016
Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt retired on 13th August 2017
Milkha Singh appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity
India’s first Partition Museum opens in Amritsar
Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO on 18th August 2017
Rahul Doshi crowned as ‘Child Genius’ in UK
Arabian cap-shaped World Cup stadium to be built for FIFA 2022 in Qatar
K Chandrashekhar Rao has been selected for 2017 Global Agriculture Leadership Award
World’s smallest surgical robot named Versius created by British scientists
Ashwani Lohani appointed as Chairman of Railway Board
Amazon national reserve for mining opened by Brazil
Nandan Nilekani has been appointed as Chairman of Infosys Board
Project Brainwave for real-time artificial intelligence launched by Microsoft
Nitasha Biswas has been crowned first Miss TransQueen India
World Badminton Championship, 2017 won by Nozomi Okuhara
Dara Khosrowshahi has been appointed as CEO of Uber Technologies Inc.

 

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