Current Affairs One liner of the Week: 12 December to 17 December 2016

The One Liners of the week segment gives you an understanding of important events happened around the world with special focus on India. This article covered all such events between 12 December and 17 December 2016 such as e-Tourist Visa Scheme, Supreme Court directions on growing beard, Government efforts to encourage cashless economic activities, etc.


Created On: Dec 17, 2016 12:01 ISTModified On: Dec 17, 2016 12:13 IST

The One Liners of the week segment gives you an understanding of important events happened around the world with special focus on India. This article covered all such events between 12 December and 17 December 2016 such as e-Tourist Visa Scheme, Supreme Court directions on growing beard, Government efforts to encourage cashless economic activities, etc.

• This Brazilian city was accorded the UNESCO world heritage site status – Rio de Janerio

• The city which hosted the 5th Indian-Arab partnership conference – Muscat

• e-Tourist Visa facility was extended to citizens of this many countries – 161

•  Person appointed as Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs- Sunil Arora

•  India’s position in the vacation deprived country ranking as per 2016 Expedia vacation deprivation report- 4th

•  Person named as the 2016 Foreign Policy Global Thinker for Twitter diplomacy- Sushma Swaraj

•  Rank fetched by India in the defence spending, according to 2016 IHS Jane’s Defense Budgets Report- 4th

•  The person appointed as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations is - Amina Mohammed

•  The person awarded with the ICFA’s Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016 is - Ratan Tata

•  The seventh edition of Exercise EKUVERIN commenced recently. The exercise is between - India and Maldives

•  The country that recently inaugurated its first organ transplant centre is - Pakistan

•  India’s largest indoor sports arena will come up in - West Bengal

•  This state’s government has passed a law proposing tougher action against illegal liquor sale and purchase- Gujarat

•  This island district in Assam will now become India’s first ever Carbon neutral district by 2020- Majuli

•  The lone Indian cricketer who appeared in the ICC Women's Team of the Year 2016 is - Smriti Mandhana

•  This many number of cities were identified by the Union Government under the Development of Solar Cities Programme – 60 cities

•  He was removed as director from the Tata Teleservices Board – Cyrus Mistry

This Indian artist is featured in two categories of the initial Oscar nomination list for the 89th annual academy awards- AR Rahman

• This e-commerce company has introduced its unlimited ad-free online streaming service in India – Amazon

• This song from film, ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend’, has featured in the initial list of Oscar nomination for Best Original Song category- Ginga

• The Home Ministry has asked users to delete these apps for security reasons- Top Gun, Mpjunkie, Bdjunkie and Talking Frog

• Union Government recently approved MoU between ISRO and which international agency to use Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data- United States Geological Survey (USGS)

• Company that tied up with Union Government for online River Water and Air Quality Monitoring (WAQM) systems- Intel

• Person conferred with the Golden Jubilee Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai- Sunil Gavaskar

• Pulkit Trivedi was appointed as Industry Director of- Facebook India

• Donald Trump appointed her as a member of the Strategic and Policy Forum – Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo

• The Union Government is planning to develop 60 solar cities across the country. The population criteria for inclusion of a city in this project is - Between 50000 and 50 lakh

• He was adjudged as the World’s most powerful person by Forbes for 2016 – Vladimir Putin

• India’s Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s position in the 2016 Forbes World’s Most Powerful People List is – 9th position

• The FCRA license of this NGO was cancelled by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for violating the laws - Greenpeace India

• Sarbananda Sonowal, the Chief Minister of Assam inaugurated a Solar Battery Station at Bindhakata Tengapukhuri village in – Dibrugarh

• The US Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percent, only the second increase in a decade and first in - 2016

The Delhi High Court ruled that a child born out of rape is entitled to compensation that is independent of any such relief granted to - the mother

• This Indian state is planning to create a Wagah-like border viewing point – Gujarat

• This augmented reality game is finally making its debut in India- Pokemon Go

• This state recently approved the recommendations of the seventh pay commission, ahead of elections next year- Uttar Pradesh

• This multilateral agency halted two concurrent processes initiated by India and Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty – World Bank Group

• The country that replaced the controversial Kafala Labour System with the Contract-based Labour System is – Qatar

• Name of the book that was released by the Supreme Court on the history of Indian Judiciary – Courts of India- Past and Present

• Person elected as President of 90th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan- Akshay kumar M Kale

• Theme of 2016 International Mountain Day- Mountain cultures: Celebrating diversity and strengthening identity

• Biography titled on Gymnastic Dipa Karmakar in 2016- Dipa Karmakar: The Small Wonder

• Legendary horse jockey who died recently and was the rider of the Shergar- Walter Swinburn

• The Russian city, Sochi that hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, was stripped from hosting - the 2017 Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships

• Madonna’s biopic that was named as the most admired unproduced film script available at present in the Hollywood system in the annual Black List is - Blond Ambition

• The High Court of the state that issued a notice to the state government seeking its reply over the appointment of 11 MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries is – Chhattisgarh

• Supreme Court has dismissed the plea of BCCI to review its July 18 verdict directing the cricket body to implement Lodha panel recommendations for - structural reforms in BCCI

• State-owned Qatar Petroleum said that Qatar's oil production would decrease from 1 January in line with the agreement for - OPEC members to decrease output

• Indian Mujahideen members who were convicted in Dilsuknagar twin blasts case of 2013 by a Special Court in Hyderabad are - Asadullah Akthar alias Haddi, Zia Ur Rahman alias Waqas, Mohammed Tahseen Akthar alias Hassan, Ahmed Siddibappa Zarrar alias Yasin Bhatkal and Ajaz Shaikh

Canadian woman who became the first to appear on Canadian $10 banknote- Viola Desmond

• Person appointed as the Industry Director of Facebook India recently- Pulkit Trivedi

• Country that launched the advanced weather satellite Fengyun-4 recently- China

• The Indian Oil Corporation recently announced how much discount on petrol and diesel fuel purchases, if the payment is made using digital means- 0.75 percent

• The newest Global Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is- Priyanka Chopra

• Nitin Gadkari has laid the foundation stones for 17 road projects costing around Rs 1152 Cr in- Manipur

• This football player won the 2016 Ballon D’OR award - Christiano Ronaldo

• The ace Indian cueist who won his 11th World Billiards Championships title in Bengaluru – Pankaj Advani

• It is with this country the European Union signed an agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation – Cuba

• This Indian city was most affected by the Cyclone Vardah – Chennai

• He became the first Indian cricketer to score a century at No. 9 – Jayant Yadav

• This European city introduced odd-even car rule to tackle smog - Paris

• The United Bank of India has adopted two villages, namely Patunagar, near Agartala and Sachindranagar Colony in Jirania sub-division to implement schemes in the line of digital India program of - Tripura

• Hailakandi district of this state has attained cent per cent in opening up of bank accounts of tea garden workers - Assam

• He decided to step down from South Africa's Test captaincy with immediate effect - AB De Villiers

• He replaced AB De Villiers as Captain of South African Test team - Faf du Plessis

• Reserve Bank of India directed banks to keep record of new notes in view of seizures by Income Tax Department and other law enforcement agencies of large quantities of - High Denomination Notes

• The Nation paid homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives while defending Parliament House from dastardly terror attack on this day in - 2001

• The Punjab Government launched country’s first amphibious bus project at - the Harike wetland near Amritsar

• To tackle the world’s worst inflation crisis, the country announced demonetisation of Bolivar Fuerte 100 banknotes - Venezuela

•    Non-OPEC countries that recently agreed to cut oil production- Azerbaijan, Oman, Mexico, Sudan, South Sudan, Bahrain, Malaysia, Equatorial Guinea, Bolivia, Kazakhstan and Russia

•    Challenge in which around 100000 people participated to test Albert Einstein’s understanding of the microscopic world- BIG Bell Test

•    Person conferred with the Officer of the Legion of Honour, highest French civilian distinction- John Kerry

•    International Mountain Day 2016 was observed globally on- 11 December

•    Stephen Hawking's search for new habitable planet was recently supported by- NASA

•    This former Finance Minister of New Zealand has been chosen to succeed John Key as the new Prime Minister- Bill English

•    The world’s longest and deepest tunnel is - Gotthard Base Tunnel

•    Following Matteo Renzi's resignation after a referendum defeat, this minister has been named the new Prime Minister of Italy- Paolo Gentiloni

•    He was elected as the President of the 90th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan that is scheduled to be held from February 3 to 5, 2017 - Akshaykumar M Kale

•    A nationwide toll-free helpline number that will be launched soon to educate people and provide support related to cashless mode of transactions is - '14444'

•    President Pranab Mukherjee flagged off a ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign organized by - the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation

•    President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi released three books titled - 'From Raj to Swaraj', 'Life At Rashtrapati Bhavan' and 'Indradhanush- Volume-2'

•    The birthday of Prophet Mohammad that was celebrated in different parts of the country on 12 December 2016 as - Milad-un-Nabi

•    The former Prime Minister of Portugal who was sworn-in as the UN Secretary General on 12 December 2016 is - Antonio Guterres

•    The person who was removed from his post of Director during Tata Industries during an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) is - Cyrus Mistry

•    The Cricketer who on 11 December 2016 became the fifth batsman in the world to score three double-hundreds in a calendar year is - Virat Kohli, India’s captain for Test Cricket

•    Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, on 11 December 2016 launched Narmada Seva Yatra at - Amarkantak

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