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Current Affairs One liner of the Week: 5 December to 10 December 2016

Dec 10, 2016 12:15 IST

The One liners of the week (5 December to 10 December 2016) covers the major happenings that are important for competitive examinations. The day’s one liner covers important current affairs of the day like Digidhan Abhiyan, Special Backward Classes reservation in Rajasthan struck down by the High Court, and Resolution demanding immediate ceasefire in Syria among others.

  • The Abhiyan that was launched by Union IT Minister Ravishankar Prasad to enable every citizen, small traders and merchants to adopt digital payments in their everyday financial transactions is - Digidhan Abhiyan
  • The two day India-UK Conference on Ease of Doing Business was jointly inaugurated on 9 December 2016 in – New Delhi
  • Reserve Bank has directed all Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) to upload the Know Your Customer or KYC data pertaining to new individual accounts opened on or after January 1, with - Central KYC Records Registry
  • The Assam government has mooted allocating at least 5 percent of development funds of every department for tea garden areas from - the next annual state budget
  • The Rajasthan High Court has struck down Special Backward Classes reservation given to - Gujjars and five other communities of the state
  • The UN General Assembly has demanded an immediate ceasefire in Syria and urgent aid deliveries in a resolution adopted by a strong majority as Syrian forces launched another assault on - Aleppo
  • A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station, a week after - a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff
  • India was recently designated as a Major Defence Partner of the United States during the visit of US Secretary of Defence to New Delhi. The US Secretary of Defence is - Ashton Carter
  • The first American astronaut to Orbit Earth who passed away recently is - John Glenn
  • The Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan recently launched Haritha Keralam Mission to - make the state clean, protect its water sources and soil
  • He was recently appointed as the Chief Justice of Pakistan - Justice Saqib Nisar
  • The theme of the 2016 International Anti-Corruption Day is - United against corruption for development, peace and security
  • Most powerful language as per the 2016 World Power Language Index- English
  • Bank that was considered as the Best Bank for SME Lending by Assocham- Vijaya Bank
  • State that launched the Purse mobile app to promote digital transactions- Andhra Pradesh
  • Person named as the Asian of the Year 2016 by The Straits Times- Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal
  • Indian organisation that announced to provide financial support to eligible banks for deployment of 2 POS devices each in 1 Lakh villages with population of less than 10000- NABARD
  • This Indian Airlines faces a summoning from the Enforcement Directorate for violating FEMA regulations- Air Asia India
  • This South Indian Temple has brought back its strict dress norms- Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple
  • This president faces an impeachment vote- Park Geun-hye
  • This country was denied $100 million loan from the World Bank – Pakistan
  • This Indian State’s High Court has ordered a liquor and tobacco ban in three of its districts- Uttarakhand
  • The court that declared the process of Triple Talaq as unconstitutional is - Allahabad High Court
  • Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex Bank 2016 launched Mobile Banking Service named SIMsePaY in collaboration with - Yes Bank Ltd.
  • He was named as Person of the Year 2016 by Time magazine - US President-elect Donald Trump
  • Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 crashed with 47 people, including five crew members and 42 passengers, on board into a mountain near the town of - Havelian, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan
  • Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated in India on- 7 December
  • Most powerful language as per the 2016 World Power Language Index- English
  • Hindi language fetched what rank on the 2016 World Power Language Index- 10th
  • Three companies that formed consortium recently to set up India's biggest refinery- IOCL, BPCL and HPCL
  • The Indian senior national hockey team captain who recently took over as the Goalkeeping Coach of India Under-21 hockey team is - PR Sreejesh
  • The head of the MCC’s World Cricket Committee that recently made several recommendations in order to bring about a balance between bat and ball is - Mike Brearley
  • The country with which Indian recently signed an agreement to train its Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter pilots is - Vietnam
  • The Serendipity Arts Festival will be held from 16 December to 23 December 2016 in - Goa
  • The parliamentary constituency that recently became India’s first to have health insurance for all is - Vijayawada
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to discontinue 500 and 1000 rupees notes has boosted the revenue of many civic bodies in - Maharashtra
  • Altogether 98 trainee police officers of the 42nd Basic Course from North Eastern Police Academy took oath during the Dikshant parade held in – Shillong
  • India received over 300 billion US dollar Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) milestone between - April 2000 and September 2016
  • Theme of 2016 International Volunteer Day (IVD)- Global Applause – give volunteers a hand
  • First-ever International Gita Mahotsav will be held in- Haryana
  • Amount that will be provided by NITI Aayog to every district to encourage digital payment system- Rs 5 lakh
  • Indian Railways recently announced Aadhaar-based ticketing system for- Senior Citizen
  • Noted journalist who passed away recently and was the close ally of Late Jayalalitha- Cho S Ramaswamy
  • The winner of the 2016 Turner Prize is - Helen Marten
  • Fisher recently made a comeback in the state of Washington, USA. The species belong to the family of - Weasel
  • Konkan 16 that recently commenced in Mumbai, Maharashtra is an annual maritime exercise between - India and United Kingdom
  • The Indian Navy’s offshore patrol vessel that is on a visit to Australia to strengthen bilateral ties is - INS Sumitra
  • Former Spanish footballer who recently announced retirement is - Alvaro Dominguez Soto
  • India’s earth observation satellite that was successfully launched on 7 December 2016 is -  Resourcesat-2A
  • Dr BR Ambedkar’s birthday, 14 April, will be observed as which day across India as – Water Day
  • He will succeed Justice TS Thakur as Chief Justice of India - Justice JS Khehar
  • The New French Prime Minister is- Bernard Cazeneuve
  • Cazeneuve’s position at the French Interior ministry will be taken over by - Bruno Le Roux
  • The Prime Minister of Uzbekistan who was recently elected as the President of Uzbekistan is - Shavkat Mirziyoyev
  • The bank that recently launched a digital banking service known as SIMsePay is - Yes Bank
  • The state that will be setting up a special panel to prevent child trafficking panel is- West Bengal
  • The chairman of the anti-child trafficking panel is- Partha Chatterjee
  • The Supreme Court in the UK has begun the much-awaited hearing that will decide the fate of – Brexit  
  • Lifeline Express to have 2 more coaches for - Cancer treatment
  • e-Commerce platform that launched the Launchpad Programme in India- Amazon
  • District that became the first to pay wages to tea garden workers through bank accounts- Hailakandi district
  • Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year on- 4 December
  • Theme of 2016 Heart of Asia (HoA) ministerial conference- Addressing challenges, achieving prosperity
  • The Philippine Vice President, who resigned her Cabinet post after citing irreconcilable differences with President Rodrigo Duterte, who had banned her from attending Cabinet meetings, in a new political dilemma for the leader is - Leni Robredo
  • He was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 5 December 2016 - O Panneerselvam
  • The state government that banned carrying of arms at wedding functions is - Haryana
  • The IAS officer who was recently appointed as the Chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation is - BS Bhullar
  • Amar Abrol was recently appointed as the Managing Director of - AirAsia India
  • Person appointed as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of National Stock Exchange of India- J Ravichandran
  • Person appointed as the Interim director of Central Bureau of Investigation - Rakesh Asthana
  • Renowned Urdu poet who passed away recently and belonged to Uttar Pradesh - Bekal Utsahi
  • Theme of International Volunteer Day 2016 - Global Applause-give volunteers a hand
  • The winner of the 2016 Women’s Asia Cup T20 is - India
  • The winner of the 2016 IAAF male Athlete of the Year award is - Usain Bolt
  • The winner of the 2016 IAAF female Athlete of the Year award is - Almaz Ayana
  • The country that was recently removed from the South America’s trade group Mercosur is - Venezuela
  • The theme of the 2016 World Soil Day is - Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life
  • This nation’s Prime Minister announced his surprise resignation on 5 December 2016, unwilling to sit through his fourth consecutive term in office – New Zealand
  • This district in Assam is the first to pay wages to tea garden workers through bank accounts - Hailakandi
  • A 10,500 year-old camping site has been discovered by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in – Ladakh  
  • India on 3 December 2016 signed four agreements to boost the bilateral relations between the two nations - Qatar
  • The 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process (HoA-IP) concluded on 4 December 2016 after adopting - the Amritsar Declaration
  • Phulel Singh Sujlana, who passed away recently, was the former international umpire of - Hockey














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