India's Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 at the prestigious pageant’s 67th edition that was held in Sanya, China. Chhillar’s win has brought home the coveted title after a 17-year-long wait. The last Indian contestant to win Miss World was Priyanka Chopra in the year 2000.
Indian origin campaigner Gina Miller was named UK’s most influential black person of the year on 25 October 2017. Gina took a legal action against British Prime Minister Theresa May demanding that individual members of the Cabinet have no legal power to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which states that any member state may leave “in accordance with its own constitutional requirements”.
He started the firm with an initial investment of 7000 pounds, which he borrowed from his relatives. He hired a call centre service to answer his company switchboard while he was in class and used to call clients back after the school. Within months, investors were buying shares in Ruparelia`s firm "www.doorsteps.co.uk".
Gauri Lankesh, activist-journalist from Karnataka, who was shot dead in September 2017, will be posthumously conferred the Anna Politkovskaya Award 2017. She would be sharing the award with a Pakistani peace activist, Gulalai Ismail, who has faced death threats for speaking out against the Taliban.
Ramachandran, affectionately called MGR by his fans, has served Tamil Nadu as its Chief Minister between 1977 and 1987. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Centre’s decision to issue commemorative coins in honour of AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran.
St Francis Xavier was declared as the first patron when the Archdiocese of Calcutta was established in 1886.
The CBI court, which convicted the Dera chief, has pronounced the quantum of punishment in Sunaira Jail on the outskirts of Rohtak.
Rahul Doshi won the title by answering a question on 19th Century artists William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.
Naidu who will be holding the second highest constitutional office in the country was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind.
The election had been necessitated as the term of Vice-President Hamid Ansari, who was elected for his second term as vice president in 2011, comes to an end on August 10.
Over the past 65 years, he has carried out 637 visits abroad on his own, gave almost 5500 speeches, written 14 books and was patron or a member of more than 780 organisations.
Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos became the world’s richest person for a brief while, overtaking Microsoft founder Bill Gates. His net worth topped $90.5 billion on the morning of 27 July.
Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with Bharatiya Janata Party as a partner of his Janata Dal-United.
NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind crossed the winning margin to become the 14th President of India by beating opposition candidate Meira Kumar.
He got pregnant in September 2017 by a sperm donor. He found the donor through a Facebook group on the internet.
Jyoti has also served as the state Vigilance Commissioner and worked in various capacities in his cadre including as Chairman of the Kandla Port Trust between 1999 and 2004.
Born on 1 October 1945 in Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh, Kovind hails from a Dalit background.
The Supreme Court in May 2017 sentenced him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court and ordered his immediate arrest.
Justice Karki was succeeded by Justice Gopal Parajuli, who is now the senior most judge of the Supreme Court of Nepal
NASA has chosen 12 new astronauts, including an Indian-American, from a record number of over 18000 applicants, who will be trained for missions into Earth orbit and to deep space.
The Super Dads initiative is a part of a larger campaign called #EarlyMomentsMatter, which aims to bring awareness to the significance of early childhood experiences on a child's future.
ICJ judge Ronny Abraham said, “Pakistan shall take all measures to ensure that Jadhav is not hanged until a final decision by the court”.
The biologist has been working with the Dadara, Pachariya and Hingimari villages of Kamrup district to save the Greater Adjutant Stork.
India said, Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business activities after retiring from the Indian Navy.
While hearing the plea, the apex court criticised Jharkhand HC for dropping the conspiracy charge against Lalu Prasad in Deoghar treasury case.
The Tagore festival is being organised by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo.
A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar, Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul also permitted Khurshid, who is a senior advocate, to file his written submissions in the case.
A successful actor, businessman and a philanthropist, Khan is also a brilliant speaker.
Baheti is a businessman by profession. In 2013, he was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, a type of macular degeneration that eventually leads to blindness.
Ambedkar was an ardent champion of fundamental rights which is enshrined in Part-III of the Indian Constitution.