Top 25 Events of 2017

By | February 10, 2018

1. Shri Ramnath Kovind took oath as 14th President of India

2. Shri Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of the country

3. Smt Nirmala Sitharaman becomes India’s first full-time woman Defence Minister

4. GST rollout: India launched historic indirect tax regime GST after 17 years of debate

5. Rajiv Kumar succeeded Panagariya as new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

6. Justice Dipak Misra appointed as 45th Chief Justice of India

7. KK Venugopal appointed as Attorney General of India

8. India’s Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss World 2017

9. 15th Finance Commission constituted under the chairmanship of NK Singh

10. British PM Theresa May wins confidence vote in parliament

11. Emmanuel Macron elected as President of France

12. Cabinet approved recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances

13. PM Narendra Modi launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’- Saubhagya scheme

14. PM Narendra Modi launched UDAN (Ude Desh ka Har Nagarik) scheme, flags off first UDAN flight on Shimla-Delhi route

15. PM Narendra Modi launched BHIM-Aadhaar Pay app

16. Indian Army developed app, Humraaz, for soldiers to track promotions, postings

17. PM Narendra Modi launched ‘Intensified Mission Indradhanush’

18. First Made in India industrial robot BRABO unveiled

19. MEA launched SAMEEP (Students and MEA Engagement Program) to take foreign policy to classroom

20. Five associate banks, Bharatiya Mahila Bank merged with SBI

21. SC banned sale and registration of Non-BS-IV Compliant Vehicles

22. India slipped to rank 131 in Human Development Index, Norway tops again

23. ISRO successfully launched record 104 satellites including Cartosat-2 in single mission

24. US President Donald Trump signed executive order to pull US out of TPP

25. Trump announced US withdrawal from Paris Agreement on Climate Change

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