22 December 2017, New Delhi
Events in January 2017
2 January – Nuclear-Capable Agni-IV Missile Tested Successfully.
14 January – 25 Died after boat capsizes in river Ganga in Bihar’s Patna during Makkar Sankranti Celebration.
15 January – ABU International Dance Festival is scheduled in Hyderabad.
7 January – Heavy snowfall in Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand disrupt normal life. Heaviest snowfall recorded of two decades at most of the places.
25 January – UAE delegation led by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crowned prince Abu Dhabi visited India to sign 14 agreements including strategic partnership, defence industries, transport, cybersecurity and shipping.
25 – 26 January – Avalanche and snow slide hit Jammu & Kashmir. 20 including 15 military personnel died. Rescue operation performed.
1 February – Union budget for 2017 – 18 is presented by Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha. 92-year-old Railway Budget is merged in this budget. Legislative assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Uttrakhand and Goa will take place from 4 February to 8 March.
6 February – 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Uttrakhand, North India. One died.
15 February – ISRO launched PSLV-C37 rocket which put into orbit a record 104 satellites from seven countries.
6 March – Indian Navy’s oldest serving aircraft carrier INS Viraat decommissioned after 30 years of its service.
7 March – ISIS planned low-intensity explosion in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train.Nine injured. UP ATS shot down one terrorist in Lucknow, 8 suspects were caught from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
11 March – Election result of the Legislative election in five states declared by Election Commission.
11 March – 12 CRPF personnel killed in the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh.
14 March – Manohar Parrikar took oath as the new Chief Minister of Goa.
15 March – Biren Singh took oath as the new Chief Minister of Manipur.
16 March – Amarinder Singh took oath as the new Chief Minister of Punjab.
18 March – Adityanath Yogi took oath as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
26 March – Lucknow Metro North-South line is expected to be opened.
9 June – India became the full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
16 June- Gorkhaland Agitations in Darjeeling, West Bengal.
17 June- Kochi Metro inaugurated.
19 June- BJP announced Ramanath Kovind as its Presidential Candidate for Presidential Election
23 June – ISRO puts 31 satellites including 29 satellites from others countries through PSLV C-38 successfully.
1 July – Goods and Services Tax – India’s biggest tax reform in 70 years of independence, was launched at midnight of 30 June 2017.
10 July – 7 pilgrims killed, 16 injured during Amaranth Yatra in terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag.
11 July – Major landslide occurred in Arunachal Pradesh. 14 people died while many injured
12 July – 3 terrorists shot dead in Badgam
15 July – 3 terrorists of Jaish e Mohammad shot dead in Tral of Jammu & Kashmir by Indian militant.
16 July – 16 Amaranth devotees killed in a bus accident in Jammu and Kashmir.
17 July – Indian presidential elections were held.
July – Heavy rain due to Monsoon raised the level of most of the rivers causing the flood in many states. More than 200 died.
17 July – BJP led NDA declared Venkaiah Naidu as their candidate for Vice – President election.
18 July – Congress protests against Madhur Bhandarkar’s film Indu Sarkar based on 1975 Emergency in India.
20 July – Ram Nath Kovind won the 2017 Indian presidential election with 65.65% votes against Meira Kumar, the presidential candidate of the opposition.
25 July – Ram Nath Kovind took oath as 14th President of India.
26 July – Nitish Kumar (JDU) resigns as Chief Minister of Bihar, breaking the coalition with RJD & Indian National Congress.
27 July – NDA (JDU + BJP) led government comes in Bihar. Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi took oath as chief minister and vice chief minister of Bihar respectively.
July – 2017 Gujarat flood resulting in more than 250 deaths.
July – 2017 West Bengal floods; 70 died.
1 August – Lashkar-E-Taiba militant Abu Dujana Shot dead by Indian Army In Jammu and Kashmir
4 August – Indian National Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s car attacked by a mob in Banaskatha in Gujarat
5 August – Venkaiah Naidu won the Indian vice-presidential election with 67.89% votes against Gopalkrishna Gandhi the opposition candidate.
6 August – Bangladeshi Terrorist arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police in Muzaffarnagar
7 August – Kerala High Court removed lifetime ban on cricketer S. Sreesanth.
9 August – Maratha Kranti Morcha starts in Mumbai for the demand for reservation for the Maratha Community in the state of Maharashtra.
11 August – Venkaiah Naidu took oath as 13th Vice President of India.
13 August – 46 died in a landslide in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.
15 August – Nation celebrated 71st Independence Day.
August – August 2017 Nepal and India floods; more than 450 died.
19 August – Kalinga Utkal express from Puri to Haridwar derailed in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. 23 died, more than 100 injured.
22 August – Supreme Court bans instant triple talaq calling it unconstitutional. Instructed central government to pass the law in parliament for triple talaq.
25 August – Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh conviction in rape case leads to violence by Dera Sacha Sauda’s followers in Punjab, Haryana. 38 died, 300 injured. Army out, curfew clamped in Punjab, Panchkula, Chandigarh.
28 August – CBI special court sentenced Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh 20 years jail in the verdict of a rape case.
Dipak Misra was sworn in as 45th chief justice of India.
India and China agree to end border standoff in Doklam as both nations withdrew their armies from the disputed region.
Election commission declared by-election result of four legislative seats of three states. AAP won Delhi’s Bawana, BJP won Goa’s Panaji and Valpoi, TDP won Nandyal in Andra Pradesh.
29 August -Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed near Asangoan in the outskirts of Mumbai; No Casualties reported.
Flood in the city of Mumbai. Local train service – the lifeline came to a still due to heavy rains. Mumbai-Pune Express highway closed.
30 August -290 children have died at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur due to lack of oxygen.
31 August A three-storey building collapsed in Mumbai, 32 died.
Switzerland president Doris Leuthard visited India for the bilateral talk.
ISRO launch of navigation satellite IRNSS 1H failed after heat shield does not detach.
1 September – Union Skill Development Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mahendra Nath Pandey resigned ahead of a cabinet reshuffle.
3 September – Cabinet expansion conducted in Rashtrapati Bhavan, 9 new ministers took the oath. Nirmala Sitaraman and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi got promoted to Cabinet Ministers.
Nirmala Sitharaman became defence minister of India.
5 September – Narendra Modi on a visit to China for 9th BRICS Summit and Myanmar for a bilateral talk.
Lucknow Metro inaugurated.
Gauri Lankesh, a senior journalist shot dead in Bangalore.
7 September – A goods train derailed near Khandala in Maharashtra.
11–12 September – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko visited India for a bilateral talk, signed 10 agreements including defence.
13–14 September – Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe visited Ahmadabad for a bilateral talk, signed several agreements including Bullet Train project in India.
29 September – 22 killed, many injured when a stampede occurred on the Lower Parel and Prabhadevi stations in Mumbai.
6 October – FIFA U-17 World Cup kickoff.
Airforce chopper crashed near Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh during training sortie.7 died.
10 October – BJP emerged as the largest party in the Gram Panchayat Elections in Maharashtra for the first time followed by Congress.
11 October – Australia cricket team bus attacked by a mob in Guwahati after the T20 match played between India and Australia. Two Arrested.
16 October – 6 Corporation Members in Mumbai joined Shivsena leaving Raj’s MNS.
1 November – Ashish Nehra retired from International Cricket. Shreyas Iyer made his T20I debut against New Zealand at New Delhi.
32 died in NTPC boiler explosion. More than 100 injured.
4 November – Mohammed Siraj made his T20I Debut against New Zealand at Rajkot
9 November – the Legislative election set to take place in Himachal Pradesh
18 November – Manushi Chhillar won the 6th Miss World crown for India in Sanya, China.
29 November – Inauguration of Hyderabad Metro.
1 December – Uttar Pradesh municipal corporation result declared by state election commission.
2 December – Cyclone Ockhi hits Tamil Nadu and Kerala causing many deaths.
9-14 December – polling for Gujarat legislative assembly election take place.
7 December – Earthquake shakes Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and North India on a Richter Scale of 5.5.
Mani Shankar Aiyar removed from Congress.
10 December – Shreyas Iyer made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Dharamsala.
11 December – 5 soldiers missing as an avalanche hits Gurez sector in Jammu & Kashmir.
13 December – Rohit Sharma scored the third double century in ODIs against Sri Lanka.
Washington Sundar made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Mohali
18 December – Election commission declared the result of Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat legislative assembly election. In both states, the BJP wins.
Indian Economy is expected to surpass United Kingdom Economy in 2017 according to new International Monitory Fund report due to 20% drop in pound and Brexit. Thus India will become world’s sixth strongest economy.
GSAT-7A military communication, GSAT-9 multi-brand communication, GSAT-11 geostationary communications satellites launched by ISRO.
ISRO launched GSAT-17 and GSAT-19E communications satellites.
Indian Air Force may get S-400 Triumph Missile System by 2017.
Disputed detention of Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan.
Dangal becomes the first Indian film to gross over 2000 crore rupees in all languages worldwide.
India China military standoff in Doklam over the border dispute.
India Military operation All Out in Kashmir. 205 militants shot down.
Manushi Chhillar wins miss world 2017 and becomes the 6th Miss World from India.