Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a cashless/less cash township model in Nagpur on 14 April 2017. The model has been developed by fertilizer maker Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd and has been replicated across 81 townships across the country, GNFC said in a statement.

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Nepal and China will hold the first-ever joint military exercise from April 17 with a special focus on combating terror and disaster management, the Nepal Army announced. 

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The National Payments Corporation of India announced the launch of mobile application for Aadhaar-based payments through Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app for merchants.

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Scientists have captured the first  composite image of a dark matter bridge – a web-like superstructure connecting galaxies together – which has been predicted for decades.

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The United States on April 13, 2017, dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb in eastern Afghanistan against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants. According to the Afghanistan officials, the bomb killed over 30 Islamic State militants in the area.

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