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Current Affairs One liner of the Week: 16 January to 22 January 2017

Jan 21, 2017 18:01 IST

The week’s recap covers important current affairs happenings that occurred between 16 January and 22 January 2017 like first strategic dialogue between India and UAE, 45th President of US and ordinance on Jallikattu among others.

• It is with this country Union Cabinet approved MOU for cooperation in the field of Small and Medium Enterprises and Innovation - United Arab Emirates

• It is with this country Union Cabinet agreed for a MoU in the field of IT and electronics – Serbia

• Union Government accepted this State Government’s draft proposal that seeks to remove legal hurdles to Jallikattu bull taming sport – Tamil Nadu

• The aircraft carrier ship that has become India’s first warship to have ATM onboard – INS Vikramaditya

• Donald Trump was sworn-in as 45th President of US belongs to – Republican Party

• The three states that on 21 January 2017 celebrated their statehood day - Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya

• Bihar government today launched a campaign to make the state addiction-free with formation of over 11 thousand km long human chain across the state - Nasha Mukti

• The Corps Commander Conference of all the three armed forces organized by Indian Military Academy was held in - Dehradun

• India and the UAE held their first strategic dialogue during which they finalised the Strategic Cooperation Agreement aimed at expanding bilateral cooperation to new key areas including - Energy, Defence and Security

•    The Pro Wrestling League Season 2 title was won by – Punjab Royals

•    President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 8th Dantan Gramin Mela 2017 in – West Bengal

•    A three-day National Conference of Central and State Ministers and Secretaries of Tourism, Culture and Sports is being organised in – Kutch, Gujarat

•    Union Government released Rs 2207 crore to this State as special assistance for FY 2016-17 – Jammu and Kashmir

•    His named was cleared for being the Director of CBI - Alok Kumar Verma

•    Adama Barrow was recently sworn-in as the President of The Gambia. He is a member of - the United Democratic Party

•    St Petersburg recently launched an official emblem for the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup. The city is located in - Russia

•    Karang, which has become first cashless island of India, is located in - Manipur

•    As per a study published in journal ‘Science Advances,’ 60 per cent of primate species in the world are in danger of - becoming extinct

•    City chosen as the second Capital of Himachal Pradesh recently- Dharamsala

•    Person who won the prestigious The Hindu Prize 2016- Kiran Doshi

•    Person appointed as CEO and MD of Bharti AXA General recently- Sanjeev Srinivasan

•    President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 28th Dantan Gramin Mela -2017 in- West Bengal

•    It is with this country Union Cabinet approved signing of a MoU in the filed of cyber security - Vietnam

•    Country that recently became an associate member of European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)- India

•    Village declared as the cleanest village in Asia - Mawlynnong village

•    India’s rank in the Inclusive Development Index 2017 is – 60

•    This premier medical institution signed three MoUs worth Rs 7670 crore with three public sector undertakings – AIIMS, New Delhi

•    This many number of countries expressed interest in joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – 30 countries

•    The Global Talent Competitiveness Index report was released by – INSEAD

•    Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017 was released by – World Economic Forum

•    Astronaut who was the last man to walk on Moon and died recently- Eugene Cernan

•    Indian professor who pioneered the work on black holes and died recently- CV Vishveshwara

•    The world’s biggest cricket stadium will come up in- Gujarat

•    Pinakin mobile app was launched by- Tamil Nadu Tourism

•    Element discovered as the 'missing element' in Earth's Core- Silicon

•    This country has issued new banknotes after scrapping the most-used 100-bolivar note - Venezuela

•    Twenty five children have been selected for the national bravery awards 2016 of which number of students to be honoured posthumously is - Four

•    Italian conservative who was elected as the new President of the European Parliament is - Antonio Tajani

•    To tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR, the Union Government has empowered the Supreme Court mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) to enforce - the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)

•    Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored authored by - Rishi Kapoor and Meena Iyer

•    The winner of the 15th edition of the Delhi International Chess tournament is - Farrukh Amonatov

•    The winner of the 2016 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry is - Jacob Polley

•    India and World Bank recently signed a Financing Agreement to improve the quality of health care services in - Nagaland

•    The Border Security Forces recently launched Operation Sard Hawa at the western international border of Rajasthan to - check the instances of infiltration due to the dense fog in the area

•    The International conference for peace talks between Israel and Palestinians will be held in - Paris

•    The report entitled ‘An economy for the 99 percent’ was released by – Oxfam

•    The World Economic Outlook Update 2016 was released by - International Monetary Fund

•    This country handed over two ships to the Pakistan Navy for joint security along the sea route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – China

•    The GST Council decided to rollout the Goods and Services Tax on – 1 July 2017

•    It is with this country India signed a MoU for cooperation in cooperative sector – Mauritius

•    RBI raised the cash withdrawal limit from ATMs from Rs 4500 to – Rs 10000

•    The RBI Note Mudran printing press that broke all its past record by printing highest number of currency notes in December 2016 is located in - Mysuru

•    RBI has revised the limit for cash withdrawal limit from ATM for current accounts to - Rs 100000

•    Election Commission recognised his faction as the Samajwadi Party and permitted it to use the name of the party and its symbol Bicycle - Akhilesh Yadav

•    Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the market regulator of India, tightened the norms for mergers and amalgamation of an unlisted company with - a listed entity

•    Union Government has empowered the Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) to enforce the Graded Response Action Plan to tackle air pollution in - Delhi-NCR

•    Breaking a 3-month declining trend, wholesale inflation in December 2016 rose to -3.39 per cent

•    The team that won the 2016-2017 Ranji Trophy is - Gujarat

•    Former Punjab CM Surjit Singh Barnala passed away recently. He had also served as the Governor of - Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand

•    The author of the book titled ‘Jinnah Often Came to Our House,’ which was recently awarded with The Hindu Prize 2016, is - Kiran Doshi

•    The Army Day is celebrated in India on - 15 January

•    Digital Dakiya scheme inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh to - encourage cashless transactions

•    It is in this city the first ever Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Dance festival was held – Hyderabad

•    Australian Open 2017 tennis tournament began in – Melbourne

•    Adoption Regulations, 2017 were notified by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development to replace the - Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children 2015

•    It is with this country India signed an agreement for collaboration in third world countries – The USA

•    The World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017 was released by – International Labour Organisation

•    The Commerce Ministry launched a mobile app named SEZ India under its broader - e-Governance initiative

•    The film bagged the best film award at the 62nd Filmfare awards – Dangal

•    This actor won the best actor award at the 62nd Filmfare awards – Aamir Khan for Dangal

•    This actress bagged the 62nd Filmfare awards – Alia Bhatt for film Udta Punjab

•    This film bagged the best film award in Critics award category at the 62nd Filmfare awards - Neerja

•    He/they bagged the best actor (male) in Critics award category at the 62nd Filmfare awards - Manoj Bajpayee and Shahid Kapoor

•    She bagged the best actor (female) in Critics award category at the 62nd Filmfare awards - Sonam Kapoor

•    SpaceX, the American rocket company, on 14 January 2017 launched a Falcon 9 vehicle into space with 10 satellites of – Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications

•    A major international conference is being held in the French capital, Paris to try to kick-start peace talks between - Israel and the Palestinians

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