1st January – Lt. General Bipin Rawat takes over as Army chief.

2nd January- Somdev Devvraman announces retirement from professional tennis.

3rd January -David R. Syiemlieh appointed as Chairman of UPSC. Shradha, Ghyansham Kumar Devansh chosen for 2016 Bhartiya Jnanpith Nevlekhan Award. India successfully test -fires Agni-IV missile.

4th January -Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India. PM Narendra Modi announces pan-India expansion of Maternity Benefit Program

5th January- Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down as Captain of India ODI and T20I teams. Eminent historian Prof Gangmumei Kamei passes away.

7th January- Suresh Nagrajan appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Reliance Power. Virat Kohli named Team India ODI, T20 Captain.

9th January- Sania Mirza wins 2017 Brisbane International women’s Double Title. New Ginger species with medicinal properties discovered in Andaman.

10th January- Maharashtra Government launches India’s largest WiFi service. Kalyan Krishnamurthy appointed as CEO of Flipkart. IIT Kharagpur alumnus Parag Havaldar wins Technical Oscar Award.

12th January- Gujarat government announces India’s first student startup and Innovation Policy.

13th January Rajesh Gopinathan appointed as CEO of TCS. India successfully test-fires Guided PINAKA rocket.

14th January- India’s first solar power boat launched in Kerala

16th January- Kiran Doshi’s book titled, “Jinnah often came to our House” won 2016 Hindu prize.

18th January- India becomes Associate member of CERN.

20th January- Alok Kumar Verma appointed as CBI Director. Manipur’s Karang became India’s first cashless island. Dharamshala declared as second capital of Himachal Pradesh.

23rd January- Saina Nehwal wins 2017 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold. Delhi Airport wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award in aviation sector.

29th January- Dr. Vijay Bhatkar appointed as Chancellor of Nalanda University.

30th January- Amulya Kumar Patnaik appointed as Delhi Police Commissioner. ISRO successfully test Cryogenic Engine for Upper stage of GSLV Mk III. PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma won Syed Modi international Badminton Championship titles.

31st January- Dushayant Chautala appointed as President of Table Tennis Federation of India.


1st February- Rajasthan and Telangana win e-gov awards

5th February- NITI AYOG CEO Amitabh Kant launches India Innovation Index.

3rd February-Elections in Five Poll-bound states to be held between 4th February and March 8, 2017.

9th February- Arunachal Pradesh becomes the first north east state to implement e-cabinet solution.

12th February- Sand Artist Sudarshan’s new sand castle creates Guinness World Record.

14th February- India’s first elementary school inaugurated on Manipur’s Loktak Lake. Indian Tabla player Sandeep Das wins 2017 Grammy award for Best Global Music.

15th February- ISRO successfully launches 104 satellites.

16th February- Norman Isaac becomes first Indian to be FIBA’s Technical Delegate Palaniswami sworn in as new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.

17th February- Union Ministry of Health &Welfare Presented Kayakalp Award 2016-17.

20th February- Barren Island, India’s only live volcano, active again.

28th February- Railway Ministry launches Antyodaya Express and Humsafar Express.


1st March- Nand Kumar Sai assumes charge as Chairman of National Commission on Scheduled Tribes.

2nd March- J S Deepak named as India’s Ambassador to World Trade Organisation. Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m Pistol at ISSF World Cup. P K Purwar appointed as Chairman and Managing director of MTNL.

3rd March- Andhra Pradesh Cabinet accepts naming of Tirupati Airport as “Sri Venkateshwara Airport”.

6th March- World’s oldest serving aircraft carrier INS Viraat decommissioned.

8th March- President Pranab Mukherjee presents Nari shakti Puraskar 2016.

9th March- PM Narendra Modi presents Swachh Shakti Awards 2017 to Women sarpanch.

11th March- Mohan Bhagwat awarded honorary Doctor of Science degree. Assembly election results declared in 5 states – UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa, Manipur BJP wins in Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand , Congress emerges the largest party in Punjab

15th March-NTPC launches India’s largest floating solar panel PV Plant at RGCCPP, Kayamkulam, Kerala Manohar Parrikar sworn in as Goa’s Chief Minister. Nongthombam Biren Singh sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur. Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia won 2017 Indian Open Golf title.

16th March- Captain Amarinder Singh sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab.

17th March- Bibhu Prasad Kanungo appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI. Dalai Lama inaugurated the International Buddhist Conference in Bihar. Sachin Tendulkar appointed as UNICEF Ambassador for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.

18th March- World’s oldest red algae fossil found in India.

19th March- Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand Chief Ministry. Yogi Adityanath sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

20th March- Renowned Meteorologist, Dev Raj Sikka Passes away. Justice Navanithi Prasad Singh sworn in as Kerala HC Chief Justice.

21st March- Tamil Nadu wins Vijay Hazare Trophy.

22nd March- Major Amendments to Finance Bill, 2017


1st April- SBI merged with its 4 associate banks and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank creating one of the top 50 banks in the world.

2nd April- Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin win Men’s Doubles title at Torneo Internacional Challenger Leon.

3rd April- B P Kanungo takes over as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India; The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore ranks as the top in the annual Best National University Rankings released by the HRD ministry.

4th April- Kolkata gets India’s first bio-gas bus with flat Re 1 fare.

5th April- Raman Roy is new NASSCOM chairman for 2017-2018.

6th April- Parliament clears decks for GST rollout from July 1

7th April- 64th National Film Awards – 2017 announced; Sonam Kapoor (Neerja) and Akshay Kumar (Rustom) declared best actress and actor respectively.

8th April- National Clean Ganga Mission sanctioned under the Namami Gange Programms.

9th April- Indian-origin Anuja Ravindra Dhir becomes first non-white judge at London Court.

10th April- Lok Sabha passes the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016; Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death in Pakistan; Parliament passes Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

11th April- Uttar Pradesh government scraps Samajwadi Pension Scheme; Parliament passes HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017

12th April- Union Cabinet approves setting up of Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy at Visakhapatnam.

13th April- President Pranab Mukherjee gives assent to four GST related legislations.

14th April- PM Narendra Modi launches BHIM-Aadhaar Pay app.

17th April- Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of Phase-II (Link 2) of the Sauni Irrigation Scheme.

19th April- Government banned red beacons on all VIP vehicles including PM’s, emergency services exempted Union Cabinet approved to introduce Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill 2017 in Parliament.

21th April- RBI signs a memorandum of understanding with Bank of Guyana.

23rd April- NITI Aayog presented a glimpse of ‘India 2031-32: Vision, Strategy and Action Agenda’. 92

24th April- Manpreet Kaur wins shot put gold at Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet.

25th April- Central Government unveils a draft model law ‘Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing Act, 2017’.

26th April- Mumbai Port Trust announces plan to construct India’s first sea ropeway to connect Mumbai and Elephanta Island; North East India’s largest information technology hub has been inaugurated in Tripura.

27th April- Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passes away; PM Narendra Modi launches UDAN scheme, flags off first UDAN flight on Shimla-Delhi route; India successfully test-fires Agni-III ballistic missile; President conferred Jnanpith Award to poet Sankha Ghosh.

28th April- T K K Krishna Kumar appointed as Coca-Cola India President; Chhattisgarh passes State GST Bill, becomes fifth state to adopt tax reform law; Pankaj Advani wins silver at the Asian Snooker Championship at Doha, Qatar.

29th April- PM Modi releases 23 volumes of Vachana of Basavanna and other saints on social reformer’s birth anniversary


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5th January –  Scientists discovers new organ “Mesentary” in human digestive system.

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## A Glimpse of 2016 

• India At a Glance: Social-Economic-Political (Infographics)
• World At a Glance: Social-Economic-Political (Infographics)
• Emerging Trends
• Global Economic Outlook
• Causes and Effects
• Game Changers
• Paradoxes of India
• Quote – Unquote
• Mysteries Unresolved Read more