Current Affairs One liner of the Week: 23 January to 28 January 2017

The week’s recap covers important current affairs happenings that occurred between 23 January and 29 January 2017 like the resignation of Meghalaya Governor, Ababeel missile and Padma Awards 2017 among others.

Created On: Jan 28, 2017 19:32 ISTModified On: Jan 28, 2017 20:43 IST

The week’s recap covers important current affairs happenings that occurred between 23 January and 28 January 2017 like the resignation of Meghalaya Governor, Ababeel missile and Padma Awards 2017 among others.

•    He was appointed as the acting Governor of Meghalaya - Banwarlal Purohit

•    He was appointed as the acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh – PB Acharya

•    India’s rank in the Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 is - 79

•    This country was adjudged as the most corruption-free nation by the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 - Denmark

    He was appointed as the Chancellor of the Nalanda University - Dr Vijay Bhatkar

•    The 2017 Australian Tennis Open Women’s Singles title was won by – Serena Williams

•    The T20 World Cup Cricket for Blind will be held for around two weeks in February 2017 in this country – India

•    The UNSC extended arms embargo on this country for another year – Central African Republic

•    The 3-day long Brahmaputra Literary festival was inaugurated in - Guwahati

•    It is in this country the first human-pig hybrid embryo was created in the lab – The USA

•    Dulari Kanya programme was launched by this State Government to check infant mortality – Arunachal Pradesh

•    The 2017 Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Partnership Summit was held in – Andhra Pradesh

•    The 2-day long North East Investors’ Summit will be held in  - Shillong

•    As per the RBI, India’s Foreign Exchange Reserves reached this many US dollars in the week ended by 20 January 2017 - USD 360.775 billion

•    As per the India Skills Report 2017, educated youth of this State are one of the most poorly skilled in the country – Telangana

• Saina Nehwal defeated Pornpawee Chochuwong to win - the 2017 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Women’s Singles title

• The team that won the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy 2016-17 season is - Bengal

• Former Miss Universe who will be on the judges panel of the upcoming 65th edition of Miss Universe pageant is - Sushmita Sen

• The person recently appointed as a new member of FIFA’s Finance Committee for the period of 2017-2021 is - Praful Patel

• The Delhi International Airport Limited won the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for - Corporate Social Responsibility in the aviation transport sector for 2016

• Organisation that will develop India Innovation Index (III) to measure innovation performance of Indian states- World Economic Forum

• India’s first-ever warship to have ATM on board- INS Vikramaditya

• Renowned Urdu poet who died recently and composed the song for the movie 'Taj Mahal'- Naqsh Lyallpuri

• Train which derailed at Kuneru Railway Station in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh recently- Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express

• A group of Hindi scholars asked PM Narendra Modi to bar the addition of Hindi dialects in which schedule of the Indian Constitution- Eighth Schedule

• Ministry of Railways has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with this state government to develop railway infrastructure in the State - Jharkhand

• This country has launched a 10-year-plan to cut reliance on vegetable imports from India – Nepal

• He was declared as the man of the series of the three-match One Day International series between India and England - Kedar Jadhav

• India won the three-match One Day International series against England - 2-1

• India on 23 January 2017 celebrated the 120th birth anniversary of this Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India - Subhash Chandra Bose

• This country has approved building permits for 566 settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem - Israel

• Person appointed as Prime Minister of Mauritius - Pravind Jugnauth

• National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India on - 24 January

• Jaswant Rai Sharma, who passed away recently, was the renowned poet of - Urdu Language

• Election Commission of India (ECI) on 23 January 2017 gave its nod the Union Government to present the Union Budget 2017-18 on 1 February 2017 ahead of the Assembly elections in 5 states namely - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa

• Size of the annual state budget 2017-18 of Jharkhand is - Rs 75673 crore

• The person recently appointed as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is - Mike Pompeo

• The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a Bill amending the provisions of - the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960

• The Union Government constituted a Committee to set rules for implementation of Disabilities Act, 2016. The Committee will be headed by - Secretary from Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

• The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2016) was recently released. The Survey is facilitated by – NGO Pratham

• India recently contributed USD 100k to the United Nations for - Haiti cholera relief

• The Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS) was launched by the Union Ministry of – Commerce and Industry

• This scheme was approved by the Union Cabinet to  provide social security during old age and protect elderly persons aged 60 years and above - Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017

• Wave N Pay contactless card was launched by - Punjab National Bank

• Country that launched the Aoba Velox-III satellite into orbit from the International Space Station - Singapore

• 2017 Pakke-Paga Festival was held in - Arunachal Pradesh

• Theme of 2017 National Girl Child Day - Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao

• Country that launched the first military communications satellite Kirameki-2 - Japan

• It is in this place a world class Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre will be set up at an estimated cost of Rs 2,524 crore by the Union Government – Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

• It is with this country India signed 14 agreements to boost bilateral relations – United Arab Emirates

• This company agreed to buy US business software company AppDynamics for about USD 3.7 billion – Cisco Systems

• The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Committee submitted its report to the Union Ministry of Finance. The committee was headed by – NK Singh

• Union Cabinet approved an interest subsidy scheme to boost – Rural housing

• The person confirmed as the new Ambassador of the United States to the United Nations is - Nikki Haley

• Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, on 23 January 2017 signed an executive order to formally pull the country out of the negotiating process of - the Trans-Pacific Partnership

• The Union Cabinet approved the ratification of the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol. The Second Commitment Period ends - 2020

• The theme of the 7th National Voters’ Day that was observed recently is - Empowering Young and Future Voters

• The Executive Vice-Chairman of Wipro recently announced his retirement from the post. His name is - T K Kurien

• Alexander Kadakin, who passed away recently, served as the Ambassador to India from - Russia

• Person awarded with the gallantry award Ashok Chakra on the 68th Republic Day of India - Hangpan Dada

• Emmy award-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away recently, belonged to - United States

• V Shanmuganathan resigned as the Governor of - Meghalaya

• Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. recently signed MoU with - Abu Dhabi

• The Chinnaswamy Stadium became the first cricket stadium in the world to install SubAir System. The stadium is located in – Bengaluru

• Winners of 2017 Padma Vibushan Award are - K J Yesudas, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Sharad Pawar, Murli Manohar Joshi, Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao, Late Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous) and Late PA Sangma (Posthumous)

• Russia conducted joint operation with this country in Syria's Al-Bab against Islamic State – Turkey

• The All India Football Federation launched the first ever Women’s Professional League with this many number of teams – 6

• This State Government announced Rs 100 crore fund for fintech start-ups – Andhra Pradesh

• Eight sports personalities were included in the list of Padma Shri awardees. They are - Virat Kohli, Shekar Naik, Vikasa Gowda, Deepa Malik, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Dipa Karmakar, P R Shreejesh, and Sakshi Malik

• The International Olympics Committee stripped Jamaican men’s 4x100m relay team of gold medal won in the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 as a teammate was found to be guilty of doping. Name of the teammate is - Nesta Carter

• Kambala festival, a Buffalo Race, is celebrated annually in - Karnataka

• The range of the surface-to-surface missile Ababeel, which was recently flight tested by Pakistan's military is - 2200 km

• The rank of India in the Corruption Perception Index 2016 was released by Transparency International is - 79th


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