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National – Across the India:
1. Union Sports Minister has approved the appointment of two foreign coaches and two support staff for athletics.
They are Dave Smith, Galina P. Bukharina, Dmitry Kislev and Elmira Kisleva who have been made up to 2020 Olympics.
2. Assam government has hosted the Gunotsav program from 4th April to 7th April 2017.
The aim is to ensure quality education for students in government schools and to increase awareness for meaningful education.
International – Across the Globe:
1. India ranks 9th among 41 countries in Bribery and corrupt practices in businesses.
The list is issued as per the EY Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey 2017.
Sports & Athletics:
1. India’s PV Sindhu became the No.2 ranked woman badminton player in the world according to the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.
She grabbed the number two position with 75759 points.
She becomes the second Indian woman after Saina Nehwal to break into the top-five of the world rankings.
2. The Indian football team achieved 101 FIFA ranking in over two decades in the latest list.
India jumped 31 places from its last rank of 132nd in the previous month.
Brazil has taken over at the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time since 2010 replacing Argentina.
3. The Pakistan Test captain, Misbah-ul-Haq announced his retirement from international cricket after the end of the Test series in West Indies.
However, he will continue to play cricket at the domestic level.
Awards & Recognition:
1. The 64th National Film Awards for the year 2016 were announced. Here are the names of few of the winners.
Best Feature Film: Kasaav (Marathi).
Best Non-Feature Film: Fireflies in the Abyss.
Best Actor: Akshay Kumar (Rustom).
Best Actress: Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu).
Special Mention: Kadvi Hawa (Hindi), Mukthi Bhavan (Hindi), Majirathi Keki (Assamese), Sonam Kapoor (Neerja).
Best Film on the social issue: Pink.
2. Prem Bahadur Resmi Magar of Gorkha Rifles was posthumously conferred Kirti Chakra by the president.
President also presented 13 Shaurya Chakras (4 posthumous) and 45 Distinguished Service medals (15 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, 2 Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and 28 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals).
Appointments & Resignations:
1. Shiva Kirti Singh was appointed as the chairman of the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) for three years.
He was the former judge of Supreme court.
He will replace Justice Aftab Alam.
Economics & Banking GK:
1. Microblogging site Twitter had rolled out Twitter Lite version in India.
It will use up to 70% less data than the standard version and load 30% faster on slow or unreliable networks and take up less space on devices.
2. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to cut the clearance time for National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT).
This move will enhance the efficiency of the NEFT system and add to customer convenience.
3. According to the 2017 Salary Trends Study released by Randstad, FMCG industry has emerged as the highest paying industry in India with annual CTC of Rs 11.3 lakh.
It is followed by power and the IT sector, where employees earn average annual salaries at Rs. 9.8 lakh and Rs. 9.3 lakh, respectively.
Science & Technology:
1. Israel Aerospace Industries would supply medium-range surface-to-air missile systems and long-range air and missile defence systems to India.
Israel has signed a USD 2 billion contract with India to supply it with missile defence systems.
1. The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Theme for the year 2017 is Depression: Let’s talk.
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