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Current Affairs One liner of the Week: 9 January to 14 January 2017

Jan 14, 2017 13:00 IST

4 January 2017: Jagranjosh.com provides the one liners of the day to help aspirants of different competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. Today’s one liners cover important the days important happenings like Humanitarian initiative, ‘Akhiri Ahuti’, growth in India’s industrial production November 2016 and world’s largest open air theatre among others.

• The municipal corporation of Delhi that presented its budget for financial year 2017-18 is - New Delhi Municipal Council

• Participants of the Humanitarian initiative, ‘Akhiri Ahuti’, to cremate under-privileged people from Northeast in presence of family is/are - Delhi Police and Indigo airlines

• Citizens of which country were benefitted by the two-decade-old 'wet foot, dry foot' policy that was scrapped in recent past by outgoing US President Barack Obama – Cuba

• According to official data, the Retail inflation fell in December 2016 to - 3.41 per cent

• The cricketer who scored a century in his 100th Test match in January 2017 is - Hashim Amla

• According to data released by the Central Statistics Office, the country's industrial production grew in November 2016 by - 5.7 per cent

• The world’s largest open air theatre, 11-days Bargarh Dhanu Yatra that concluded in second week of January 2017 with the death King Kansa at the hands of his nephew Lord Krishna is held in – Odisha

• The Indian actor who was honoured by the US Embassy to acknowledge his immense contribution to the India-US ties on tuberculosis is - Amitabh Bachchan

• The 1st edition of ABU International Television Dance Festival will be held in - Hyderabad

•    The US Vice President who was honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction is - Joe Biden

•    The Supreme Court described the effect of Endosulfan as devastating. The Endosulfan is - a highly controversial but cheap agrochemical

•    He is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tata Consultancy Services - Rajesh Gopinathan

•    India successfully test-fired the Guided Pinaka rocket from Integrated Test Range launch pad at – Chandipur, Odisha

•    Immunologist Alexander Rudensky, Shimon Sakaguchi of Osaka University in Japan, and Fred Ramsdell of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in San Francisco won the - 2017 Crafoord Prize

•    India's first solar powered boat was launched in- Kerala

•    Country that became the world’s first country to officially recognise parkour as a sport- United Kingdom

•    2017 International Conference on Disability Communication (ICDC) was held in- Mumbai

•    Person sworn-in as the President of Nicaragua recently- Daniel Ortega

•    The President of this country announced withdrawal of ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy for Cubans – The USA

•    This country agreed to provide 1 trillion yen aid package to Phillipines – Japan

•    MoUs worth Rs. 8835 crore were signed in textile sector during the 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017. The summit was held in – Gandhinagar

•    This country conferred national order of knighthood honour on former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Eduardo Faleiro – Portugal

•    He was appointed as the first non-Parsi person Chairman of Tata Sons - Natarajan Chandrasekaran

•    The humanitarian initiative that was launched by of Delhi Police and budget carrier IndiGo under which the bodies of the North-east residents who die in Delhi will be carried to their homes is - ‘Akhiri Ahuti’

•    This river-interlinking project that in second week of January 2017 received environmental, forest and tribal clearances - Ken-Betwa River linking project

•    Parliament of this country has approved key Articles of a constitutional reform which would allow the President to be a member of a political party and issue decrees - Turkey

•    She was chosen by President-elect Donald Trump for a top health position in the incoming Trump administration - Seema Verma

• Former MRF director who passed away recently- KM Philip

• Person appointed as Distinguished Senior Fellow of Atlantic Council recently- Manish Tewari

• PropTiger.com tied-up to form largest online realty firm with- Housing.com

• The Indian men’s hockey team captain who became a member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes’ Committee is - PR Sreejesh

• The Indian American actor who will become the first South Asian American to host the famous television show Saturday Night Live is - Aziz Ansari

• PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first international exchange India INX at the International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) at- Gandhinagar, Gujarat

• World’s first Gender Literature Festival held will be held in – Patna, Bihar

• Barack Obama recently selected four Indian-American scientists for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. They are - Kaushik Chowdhury, Pankaj Lal, Manish Arora and Aradhna Tripati

• The state that recently launched India’s first Student Startup and Innovation Policy is - Gujarat

• This Scandinavian nation has become the 1st country to cease FM radio broadcasting – Norway

• It is in this city the regional conference of labour ministers of southern states was held – Chennai

• It is with this country India signed a MoU on cyber security – The USA

• It is with this country India signed a MoU on cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors – Kenya

• The second of the Scorpene class submarine that was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai on 12 January 2017 is - INS Khanderi

• The National Youth Day was observed on 12 January to mark the birth anniversary of - Swami Vivekananda

• Country that launched first commercial mission using an updated version of the low-cost Kuaizhou-1A rocket- China

• British war correspondent who died recently- Clare Hollingworth

• Union Government recently inaugurated three-day International Conference and Exhibition on Re-enforced Plastics in- Mumbai

• EPFO made Aadhaar Card mandatory for its about 50 lakh pensioners and around four crore subscribers. EPFO stands for- Employees' Provident Fund Organisation

• The former President of Germany, known for pioneering remembrance of the Holocaust, who passed away recently is - Roman Herzog

• The FIFA Council decided to expand the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition as of - 2026 edition

• The 21st National Youth Festival will be held in - Rohtak

• The theme of the 21st National Youth Festival is - Youth for Digital India

• The state that will soon launch e-Wallet called Tokapoisa.in is – Assam

• The January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report was released by – World Bank

• As per, the January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report of World Bank, in 2017 the global economy will accelerate moderately to - 2.7 per cent

• Fly For Sure Scheme was launched by – Air India

• The Supreme Court has directed Union Government and Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) to complete auditing of NGOs and voluntary organisations and submit its report by – 31 March 2017

• Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has inaugurated the three-day International Conference and Exhibition on Re-enforced Plastics (ICERP) at - Bombay Exhibition center

• The World Bank has decelerated India's growth for 2016-17 fiscal to 7 per cent from its previous estimate of – 7.6 per cent

• The winner of the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 award is - Cristiano Ronaldo

• The movie that won the 74th Golden Globes Best Motion Picture Award in the Drama category is - Moonlight

• The movie that won the 74th Golden Globes Best Motion Picture Award in the Musical or Comedy category is - La La Land

• The President of India Pranab Mukherjee recently presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2017 to - 30 personalities

• Kalyan Krishnamurthy was recently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Flipkart. He replaces - Binny Bansal

• Person who won the prestigious Technical Achievement Award 2016 recently- Parag Havaldar

• ISRO recently signed agreement for satellite launch technology with- France

• Country that test-fired the first submarine-launched Cruise Missile Babur-3 - Pakistan

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Nobel Prize Exhibition in- Gujarat

• It is in this State Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) touched 900-mark after a gap of 20 years – Haryana

• It is in this city the world’s largest street light replacement programme was dedicated to the nation – New Delhi

• It is in this city India International Exchange was inaugurated – Gandhinagar

• In Haryana, the ‘State level Prarambh School for Teachers Education’ would be set up at - Village Silani in district Jhajjar

• New Zealand captain who become the second batsman after Indian skipper Virat Kohli to feature in the top-five of the ICC rankings for all three formats by climbing to fourth in the latest Twenty20 list issued in Dubai is – Kane Williamson

• Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea by the Telangana government seeking fresh allocation of waters of river Krishna among four riparian states which also include - Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and Karnataka

• The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs for the week ending on 5 January 2017 was -89(point)348 Billion Cubic Meter, BCM, which is 57 percent of total storage capacity

• Parliament of this country is debating on proposed constitutional amendments that would hand Recep Tayyip Erdogan's largely ceremonial presidency sweeping executive powers, and the possibility of serving two more five-year terms – Turkey

• This country has urged the European Union to revive stalled negotiations on Ankara joining the bloc, saying without it Europe was incomplete – Turkey

• Maharashtra government on 9 January 2017 launched India’s largest public WiFi service called - 'MumbaiWifi'

• This film won seven Golden Globes awards including the best originial score honour – La La Land

• The scheme announced by PM Narendra Modi to train and certify Indians who are willing to seek employment abroad - Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana

• The winners of the 2017 Brisbane International Women’s Doubles title are- Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands

• The winners of the 2017 Chennai Open Men’s Doubles title are- Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

• The winner of the 2017 Chennai Open Men’s Singles title is - Roberto Bautista Agut

• The winner of the 2017 Qatar Open Men’s Singles title is - Novak Djokovic

• Pakistan's former Chief of Army Staff appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Military Alliance is - Raheel Sharif

• Insurance company that tied up with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for capital support to enterprises- Life Insurance Corporation of India

• A new species of Zingiber (commonly referred as ginger) was recently discovered in- Andamans

• Former Iranian President who passed away recently- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

• Person sworn-in as the President of Ghana- Nana Akufo-Addo

• A new team of environmental police will try to reduce hazardous levels of toxic smog engulfing - Beijing

• Portugal's former president who died in Lisbon at the age of 92 was - Mario Soares

• Former Iranian President who died at the age of 82 in recent past is - Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

• Urban Ministry approaches ECI to allow - Swachh Bharat ads

• The 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas concluded at - Bengaluru in Karnataka

• With this country, India on 7 January 2017 signed seven agreements including defence to boost the bilateral relations between the two nations - Portugal


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