One Stop GK Guide – Current Affairs – Sports – Highlights 2017 – Part 1

Whether you are giving SNAP, XAT, TISSNET, or IIFT Entrance Exams, you must keep abreast of current affairs and happenings all over the world. GK or general knowledge is an indispensable part of all these exams. And for some careers, GK is a deciding factor.

If you are planning to give any of these exams, here we have compiled some of the most talked about or important happenings all over the world. Divided into 5 broad categories viz. politics & government, sports, top awards, business/commerce, and trivia + entertainment, these highlights will help you focus your preparation. They have been divided month wise, for easy reference.


January 2017

  • Lionel Messi became the world’s best playmaker for 2016
  • Somdev Devvarman announced his retirement from tennis
  • Government constitutes which committee to frame National Sports Code – Injeti Srinivas Committee
  • Cristiano Ronaldo named as the world’s best player for 2016
  • First ever Women’s Football Professional League was launched by AIFF
  • Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open Women’s Singles title
  • Roger Federer won the 18th Grand Slam title
  • Dushyant Chautala appointed as President of Table Tennis Federation of India

February  2017

  • Vinod Rai became head of the Committee of Administrators to run BCCI
  • Alastair Cook resigned as England Test captain on 6th Feb 2017
  • Indian racer Jehan Daruvala won the New Zealand Grand Prix 2017
  • Usain Bolt and Simone Biles awarded Laureus Sportsman of the Year award
  • India won ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 after defeating South Africa
  • Milind Soman completed 517.5km long race barefoot and bagged the title of Ultraman
  • Names of best hockey players of 2016 in FIH Hockey Stars Awards -John Dohmen, Naomi Van
  • Virat Kohli awarded the captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo awards

March 2017

  • Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m pistol at ISSF World Cup
  • Brasil Open 2017 won by Pablo Cuevas
  • Ashwin and Jadeja rank Number One jointly in the ICC Test rankings
  • All England Open Men’s Singles title won by Lee Chong Wei
  • Sachin Tendulkar appointed as UNICEF Ambassador for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017
  • Roger Federer wins ATP Indian Wells Masters title
  • Top spot in ICC Test bowler rankings grabbed by Ravindra Jadeja
  • Indian athletes grab medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games
  • Garfield Sobers Trophy awarded to Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Vietnam Open International Challenger Badminton Doubles title won by Satwik Sairaj & Chirag
  • Lionel Messi suspended for four matches by FIFA

April 2017

  • Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal to secure 2017 Miami Open Men’s Singles title
  • Brayan Jimenez, former President of Guatemalan Football Association, banned for life by FIFA
  • Virat Kohli named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016
  • Appointment of Foreign Coaches in Athletics approved by Sports Minister Vijay Goel
  • Misbah-ul-Haq announced international retirement after West Indies series
  • PV Sindhu reached best World No.2 ranking in Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings
  • Sai Praneeth won the Singapore Open Super Series
  • Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix 2017
  • Pankaj Advani won the Asian Billiards Championship
  • India’s first visually impaired runner to complete Boston Marathon – Sagar Baheti
  • Rafael Nadal won the Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Singles title
  • Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas won Monte-Carlo Masters Men’s Doubles title

May 2017

  • Asian Wrestling Championship: India’s Harpreet Singh wins bronze in – Greco-Roman weight category
  • Jhulan Goswami became the highest wicket taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals
  • VVS Laxman awarded honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club
  • 2017 Spanish Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton
  • Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem to win the 5th Madrid Open title
  • US-based Indian Ramit Tandon won his Maiden PSA title
  • All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Meet won by R R Laxman
  • Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiants to win the 2017 IPL
  • India’s Rohan Chakravarty wins WWF International President’s Award
  • N’Golo Kante became the English Premier League’s Player of the Year
  • Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan to lift Federation Cup
  • International Cricketer of the Year award won by Ashwin
  • Manchester United beat Ajax to claim 2016–17 UEFA Europa League title
  • ICC Cricket Committee recommends DRS for T20 Internationals
  • Borussia Dortmund beat Frankfurt to lift 2016-17 German Cup
  • 2017 Monaco Grand Prix won by Sebastian Vettel
  • Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win the 13th FA Cup
  • South Korea beat China to win the 2017 Sudirman Cup

Check out Part 2, here.

To check out One Stop GK Guide for Politics & Government, click here.

To check out One Stop GK Guide for Business / Commerce, click here.

To check out One Stop GK Guide for Entertainment – Trivia, click here.

To check out One Stop GK Guide for Top Awards, click here.