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2017 in India highlights the national/Daily level events during the year.

Incumbents[edit]

Government of India[edit]

State Governments[edit]

State Governor Chief Minister Chief Justice
Andhra Pradesh E. S. L. Narasimhan N. Chandrababu Naidu Ramesh Ranganathan (Hyderabad High Court)
Arunachal Pradesh V. Shanmuganathan (until January 27)

Padmanabha Acharya (January 27 to October 3)

B. D. Mishra (since October 4)

Pema Khandu Ajit Singh (Gauhati High Court)
Assam Banwarilal Purohit (until October 10)

Jagdish Mukhi (since October 11)

Sarbananda Sonowal Ajit Singh (Gauhati High Court)
Bihar Ram Nath Kovind (until June 20)

Keshari Nath Tripathi (June 21 to October 3)

Satya Pal Malik (since October 4)

Nitish Kumar Rajendra Menon (Patna High Court)
Chhattisgarh Balram Das Tandon Raman Singh Deepak Gupta (until February 16)

T. B Radhakrishnan (since March 18)

Goa Mridula Sinha Manohar Parrikar Manjula Chellur
Gujarat Om Prakash Kohli Vijay Rupani R. Subhash Reddy
Haryana Kaptan Singh Solanki Manohar Lal Khattar Shiavax Jal Vazifdar
Himachal Pradesh Acharya Dev Vrat Jai Ram Thakur Sanjay Karol

(Acting)

Jammu and Kashmir Narinder Nath Vohra Mehbooba Mufti Badar Durrez Ahmed
Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu Raghubar Das Dhirubhai N. Patel

(Acting)

Karnataka Vajubhai Vala [Haddanahalli doddagouda Kumaraswamy H. G. Ramesh (Acting)
Kerala P. Sathasivam Pinarayi Vijayan Antony Dominic (Acting)
Madhya Pradesh Om Prakash Kohli(Additional charge) Shivraj Singh Chouhan Hemant Gupta
Maharashtra C. Vidyasagar Rao Devendra Fadnavis Manjula Chellur
Manipur Najma Heptulla N. Biren Singh N. Kotiswar Singh

(Acting)

Meghalaya Ganga Prasad Mukul Sangma Dinesh Maheshwari
Mizoram Nirbhay Sharma Lal Thanhawla Ajit Singh
Nagaland Padmanabha Acharya T. R. Zeliang Ajit Singh
Odisha S. C. Jamir Naveen Patnaik Vineet Saran
Punjab V. P. Singh Badnore Amarinder Singh Shiavax Jal Vazifdar
Rajasthan Kalyan Singh Vasundhara Raje Pradeep Nandrajog
Sikkim Shriniwas Patil Pawan Kumar Chamling Satish K. Agnihotri
Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit Edappadi K. Palaniswami Indira Banerjee
Telangana E. S. L. Narasimhan(Additional charge) K. Chandrashekar Rao Ramesh Ranganathan

(Acting)

Tripura Tathagata Roy Biplap kumar dev Tinlianthang Vaiphei
Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik Yogi Adityanath Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale
Uttarakhand Krishan Kant Paul Trivendra Singh Rawat K. M. Joseph
West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi Mamata Banerjee Jyotirmay Bhattacharya(Acting)

Elections[edit]

President[edit]

Vice President[edit]

Rajya Sabha Elections[edit]

Rajya Sabha elections were held in India on 21 July and 8 August 2017 to elect ten members of the Rajya Sabha, replacing those who retired in July and August 2017. In addition to scheduled elections, unforeseen vacancies, caused by members' retirement or death, may also be filled via By-elections.

State[edit]

Schedule Result
Start date End date Election Jurisdiction Winning Party Result date
4 February 2017 Punjab Legislative Assembly election, 2017 Punjab Indian National Congress 11 March 2017[1]
4 February 2017 Goa Legislative Assembly election, 2017 Goa Bharatiya Janata Party
15 February 2017 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election, 2017 Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party
11 February 2017 8 March 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2017 Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party
4 March 2017 8 March 2017 Manipur Legislative Assembly election, 2017 Manipur Bharatiya Janata Party
9 November 2017 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2017 Himachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party 18 December
9 December 2017 14 December 2017 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election, 2017 Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 6 March – Indian Navy's oldest serving aircraft carrier, INS Viraat is decommissioned after 30 years of service.[13]
  • 7 March – Nine people are injured after a planned low intensity explosion in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train by ISIS. Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad neutralises one terrorist in Lucknow, 8 suspects arrested from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.[14]
  • 11 March – Election results of elections in five states declared by Election Commission.
  • 11 March – 12 CRPF personnel killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh.[15]
  • 14 March – Manohar Parrikar took oath as the new Chief Minister of Goa.[16]
  • 15 March – Biren Singh took oath as the new Chief Minister of Manipur.[17]
  • 16 March – Amarinder Singh took oath as the new Chief Minister of Punjab.[18]
  • 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.

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

In the news[edit]

  • 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.[62][63]
  • 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.[64]
  • Disputed detention of Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan.[65]
  • Dangal become the first Indian film to gross over 2000 crore rupees in all languages worldwide.[66]
  • India China military stand off in Doklam over 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.

Sports[edit]

International events[edit]

Domestic leagues[edit]

League Duration Participation Seasons Winner/s
Badminton pictogram.svg Premier Badminton League 1 January – 14 January 6 Clubs Season 3 Chennai Smashers
Wrestling pictogram.svg Pro Wrestling League 2 January – 19 January 6 Clubs Season 2 Punjab Royals
Football pictogram.svg I League 7 January – 29 April 10 Clubs Season 10 Aizawl FC
Field hockey pictogram.svg Hockey India League 21 January – 26 February 6 Clubs Season 5 Kalinga Lancers
MMA pictogram.svg Super Fight League 20 January – 25 February 8 Clubs Season 1 Sher e Punjab
Basketball pictogram.svgUBA Pro Basketball League 16 February – 16 March 8 Clubs Season 4 Mumbai Challengers
Cricket pictogram.svg Indian Premier League 5 April – 21 May 8 Clubs Season 10 Mumbai Indians
Football pictogram.svg Federation Cup 7 May – 21 May 8 Clubs Season 38 Bengaluru FC
Cricket pictogram.svg Tamil Nadu Premier League July 22 – August 20, 2017 8 Clubs Season 2 Chepauk Super Gillies
Cricket pictogram.svg Karnataka Premier League September 1–23, 2017 7 Clubs Season 6 Belagavi Panthers
Kabaddi pictogram.svg Pro Kabaddi League 28 July – 28 October 12 Clubs Season 5 Patna Pirates
Cricket pictogram.svg Duleep Trophy 3 September- 29 September 3 Clubs Season 56 India Red
Boxing pictogram.svg Super Boxing League 7 July – 12 August 8 Clubs Season 1 Maratha Yodha
Futsal pictogram.svg Premier Futsal Leaue 15 September – 8 Clubs Season 2 Mumbai Warriors
Cricket pictogram.svg Ranji Trophy October 6, 2017 – January 2, 2018 28 Clubs Season 84 Vidharbha
Football pictogram.svg Indian Super League 17 November – 4 March 10 clubs Season 4 Chennayin FC
Badminton pictogram.svg Premier Badminton League 23 December – 14 January 8 Clubs Season 4 Hyderabad Hunters

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • 1 February – E. Ahamed, 78, former Minister of State, MP from Kerala (born 1938)[82]
  • 1 February – Asim Basu, 81, theatre artiste, film art director (born 1935)[83]
  • 13 February – Salma Siddiqui, 85, novelist in Urdu (born 1931)[84]
  • 16 February – Krishnaraj Sriram, 43, first-class cricketer for Karnataka (born 1973)[85]
  • 17 February – Ved Prakash Sharma, 61, writer of novels and screenplays in Hindi (born 1955)[86]
  • 18 February – Jambuwantrao Dhote, 77, former MP and MLA from Maharashtra (born 1939)[87]
  • 20 February – Antony Mitradas, 103, film director in Tamil, Malayalam and Sinhalese (born 1913)[88]
  • 26 February – Mushi Santappa, 93, polymer chemist, leather technologist, former vice chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University and the University of Madras (born 1923)[89]
  • 28 February – Haji Abdul Salam, 68, Rajya Sabha MP from Manipur (born 1948)[90]

March[edit]

  • 1 March – Raajesh Johri, 64, poet, lyricist, ad film maker (born 1952)[91]
  • 1 March – Shiv K. Kumar, 95, English poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer (born 1921)[92]
  • 1 March – Taarak Mehta, 87, columnist, humorist, writer, playwright (born 1929)[93]
  • 6 March – Joachim Baxla, 66, four time MP from Alipurduars constituency, West Bengal (born 1955)[94]
  • 6 March – Rabi Ray, 90, former Union Minister and speaker of the Lok Sabha (born 1926)[95]
  • 7 March – Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya, 47, folk singer and researcher from Assam (born 1970)[96]
  • 11 March – Cheyyar Ravi, 54, film and television director (born 1962)[97]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • 14 November – Shyama, 82, Legendary Actress.
  • 20 November – P R Dasmunsi, Politician, Former AIFF president.[109]

December[edit]

See also[edit]

List of Bollywood films of 2017

2017 in Indian Football

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