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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 26 September to 1 October 2016

Oct 1, 2016 19:24 IST

The one liners of the day cover important current affairs of the day like International Day of Non-Violence, Vice-Chairman of Press Trust of India and 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity Vietnam 2016 among others.

•   Renowned Bangla writer who passed away recently and was known for writing patriotic songs of 1971 Liberation War- Syed Shamsul Haq

•   International Day of Non-Violence is observed every year on- 2 October

•   Person appointed as the Managing Director of Abbott India Ltd recently- Ambati Venu

•   Person appointed as the Vice-Chairman of Press Trust of India recently- Viveck Goenka

•   Five companies that recently joined hands to announce a historic partnership on artificial intelligence and machine learning- Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft

•   Indian Monument that recently bagged an award for Cleanest Iconic Place at the Indian Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN) 2016- Rani ki Vav, Gujarat

•   Country that began the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity Vietnam 2016 at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang, Vietnam with Vietnamese navies- USA

•   State that recently joined the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of the Union Government- Puducherry

•   Javelin thrower who broke the national record and became the first Indian to cross the 60m mark on the penultimate day of the 56th Open National Athletics Championships, Lucknow- Annu Rani

•   Union Government announced how much cash reward for the medal winners of Rio Paralympics- 90 lakh Rupees

•   The 18th edition of World Congress of Criminology will be held in India in December 2016 in- Sonipat, Haryana

•   Bank that signed a memorandum of understanding with Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company for distribution of mutual fund products- Karnataka Bank Ltd

•   Hospital that launched a medical rehabilitation hospital in Hyderabad recently jointly with Italy’s KOS group- Apollo Hospitals

•   Country that passed a landmark bill giving its small Hindu minority the right to register marriages recently- Pakistan

•    Person appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Scooters India under the Ministry of Heavy Industries recently- R Sreenivasulu

•    The Executive Director of Indian Bank appointed as the Executive Director of the Indian Overseas Bank is - R Subramania Kumar

•    The former Wipro employee appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of online fashion portal Myntra is - Dipanjan Basu

•    The Union Government recently notified the constitution of the Monetary Policy Committee. The Chairperson of the Committee will be - Governor of Reserve Bank of India

•    The airport that was awarded the Best Tourist Friendly Airport under the category for State Annual Excellence Awards by Andhra Pradesh Tourism is - Tirupati Airport

•    The sportsperson appointed as the ambassador of Nissan’s newly-launched car Datsun redi-Go Sport is - Sakshi Malik

•    Person appointed as the Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library recently- Shakti Sinha

•    Person appointed as the Chairman of Press Trust of India recently- Riyadh Mathew

•    Policy launched by Railways Ministry recently to ensure women participation in Indian Railways- Policy providing sub quota of 33% to women for the allotment in catering units

•    The International Translation Day was on 30 September 2016 observed across the world with the theme- Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds

•    West Bengal government decided to install monorail from - Budge Budge in South 24-Parganas to Ruby Connector in Kolkata

•    The district of West Bengal that was declared as an open-defecation free (ODF) district in September 2016 is - Hooghly

•    The noted Telugu writer who was conferred the Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for the year 2015 for his novel Ananta Jeevanam is - Prof. Kalakaluri Enoch

•    The Union Government on 30 September 2016 decided to raise the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) investment in Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) from existing 5 per cent to - 10 per cent

•    NDA government’s programme that was launched to reach out the minority community and publicize the various welfare measures taken by the government for their betterment - Progress Panchayat

•    Patna High Court quashed Bihar government notification completely banning liquor in the state by saying that the notification is - Ultra Vires to the Constitution

•    The Union Cabinet recently approved closure of - Hindustan Cables Limited

•    The world’s first baby was born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people. The name of the procedure is - Mitochondrial Donation

•    The country with which Russia recently signed an agreement on Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation is - Cuba

•    Indian women’s Kabbadi team on 28 September 2016 bagged gold medal at - the 5th Asian Beach Games

•    The Union Government on 28 September 2016 approved assistance of 1269 crore rupees for drought affected - Maharashtra

•    The former Australian cricketer, nicknamed as Tangles, who passed away recently is - Max Walker

•    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 28 September 2016 approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’ that is - New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC)

•    Four SAARC member countries that decided to boycott the 19th SAARC Summit to be hosted by Pakistan from 9 to 10 November 2016 are - India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan

•    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Telangana government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide digital classes across the state through its state channel named - Mana TV

•    World Maritime Day was observed across the world on 29 September 2016 with the years theme - Shipping: indispensable to the world

•    The US and Vietnamese navies have begun the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA), Vietnam 2016 at - Tien Sa Port in Da Nang

•    The annual cap of coal for sale through State Nominated Agencies has been hiked from four thousand two hundred tonnes per annum to - Ten thousand tonnes per annum

•    Outlet of the pharmacy was inaugurated by Union Health Minister JP Nadda at Gauhati medical college and hospital – AMRIT pharmacy

•    The second Italian marine accused of killing two Indian fishermen who was allowed to remain in his country by Supreme Court is - Massimiliano Latorre

•    The two-day national conference on Prison Reforms will be held in - New Delhi

•    Air India will introduce three more flights on the Australia-India air route next year, increasing the frequency to - 10 flights per week

•    Union Cabinet in September 2016 approved MoU between India and Singapore in the field of- Industrial Property Cooperation

•    Region declared as Measles free recently by WHO- The Americas

•    Person appointed as the Chief Secretary to the Karnataka Government recently- Subhash Chandra Khuntia

•    Person elected as the President of Indian Statistical Institute recently- Vijay Kelkar

•    The World Heart Day is celebrated every year on- 29 September

•    Jim Yong Kim was recently reappointed as the President of - the World Bank

•    The five symbols included in the Official Emblem for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India unveiled recently are - Indian Ocean, Banyan Tree, Kite and Starburst

•    The airport that became the first in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve the Carbon Neutrality status by Airport Carbon Accreditation is - Indira Gandhi International Airport

•    The music composer who will be honoured with the 2016 Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement of the Maharashtra Government is - Uttam Singh

•    The American filmmaker, often called as the Godfather of Gore, who died recently is - Herschell Gordon Lewis

•    The two countries that recently held first high level dialogue on counter-terrorism and security are - India and China

•    Shimon Peres, who passed away recently, was the former President and Prime Minister of - Israel

•    India’s rank in the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2016-2017 that was released by World Economic Forum - 39

•    The country that topped the Global Competitiveness Index, (GCI) 2016-17 - Switzerland

•    India on 28 September 2016 observed the 109th birth anniversary of revolutionary socialist - Shaheed Bhagat Singh

•    The person who was appointed as first US ambassador to Cuba in 55 years by President Barack Obama - Jeffrey DeLaurentis

•    World Health Organization (WHO) on 27 September 2016 released its report on pollution, which is extremely worrying with a claim that - 92 percent of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits

•    Jupiter’s Moon where the astronomers from US space agency NASA found evidence of possible water plumes - Europa

•    The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court that it has decided to increase the financial assistance given to women convicts after their release from prison from - 5000 rupees to 25000 rupees

•    The state two which union Government assured all support to in tackling the spread of Scrub typhus disease in the State - Himachal Pradesh

•    A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard was recently discovered in Mumbai. The lizard is named after- Varad Giri

•    The IFS officer who has been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the United States of America is - Navtej Sarna

•    The world’s largest solar power plant has recently opened at – Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu

•    The winner of the Belgium Open title of the table tennis in the men’s singles category is - Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

•    The theme of the 2016 World Tourism Day is - Tourism for All - promoting universal accessibility

•    The freedom fighter who symbolised Gandhian and Communist values who passed away recently is - K Madhavan

•    The instant messaging mobile application launched by Google is – Allo

•    India played its 500th Test cricket match at Green Park, Kanpur against – New Zealand

•    He was chosen as Man of the Match during the 1st test match between India and New Zealand - Ravinder Jadeja

•    Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh gave away Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars to 12 farmers for their contribution in - Agriculture Sector

•    International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons was observed on - 26 September

•    Puducherry Government decided to write off all farm loans taken in the Union Territory from - Co-operative Banks

•    Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone of a Gokul Gram at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh for - Conservation and development of native cattle breeds

•    To mark the world tourism day today, Kerala Tourism will organise Sugama Sancharam - barrier-free-travel - a unique event that will take about 100 differently abled delegates for - a one-day tour

•    Union Government will soon set up inter-ministerial task force to exploit the full potential of the rivers Indus, Chenab, and Jhelum as per- the Indus Water Treaty

•    Union Government launched the media campaign for Swachh Bharat Mission. The campaign features - actor Amitabh Bachchan and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar

•    The Indo-US joint military exercise that concluded at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand is - Yudh Abhyas

•    The first Russian-Pakistani joint military exercise, which recently commenced in Pakistan, is - Druzhba-2016

•    The Indian player who recently won India's first medal at Asian Beach Games is - Pincky Balhara

•    The winner of the 2016 St Petersburg Open Men’s Doubles title is - Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen

•    The winner of the 2016 St Petersburg Open Men’s Singles title is - Alexander Zverev

•    US golfer Arnold Palmer recently passed away. He was nicknamed as – The King

•    The country that recently launched world's biggest radio telescope in search for extraterrestrial life is – China

•    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched eight satellites in two different orbits in a single mission with - PSLV C35 rocket

•    The satellite of students of IIT, Bombay that was launched in ISRO’s launch in which it sent eight satellites to space under one mission is - Pratham

•    The satellites that was carried into space as the primary payload of India is - SCATSAT-1

•    The satellite developed by a consortium-led by the PES University in Bengaluru that would explore remote sensing applications is - PISAT

•    The senior IAS officer who was appointed as the Additional Secretary in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council - Arun Goyal

•    He bagged the Under-19 Asian Junior Individual squash championship title - India's Velavan Senthilkumar

•    The Union Health Ministry has decided to launch Mission Parivar Vikas in 145 High Focus districts in seven states for - improved family planning services

•    Off-spinner from India who became the fastest Indian and second overall to take 200 wickets, reaching the milestone in his 37th Test is - Ravichandran Ashwin

•    Tamil film directed by Vetrimaran and produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films that was selected as India's entry in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards (Oscars) to be held in 2017 - Visaranai

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