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Current Affairs One liners: 17 October 2016

Oct 17, 2016 19:39 IST

The Current Affairs One liners cover important current affairs of the day like World Food Day 2016, Varanasi Stampede and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty among others.

• Person selected for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016- C Radhakrishnan
• China in October 2016 signed 26 agreements and MoUs in fields of power and energy, information technology, investment, disaster management and culture with- Bangladesh
• Russia's Rosneft Oil Company and its partners in October 2016 acquired- Essar Oil Limited
• Recently, around 25 people were killed and various were injured in a stampede near Rajghat bridge in- Varanasi
• Theme of World Food Day 2016- Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too
• Player appointed Brand Ambassador of Valvoline Cummins India- Virat Kohli
• Theme of 2016 World Standards Day- Standards Build Trust
• The theme for 2016 BRICS Summit was - Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions
• The 2016 BRICS Summit concluded with adoption of Goa Declaration that says - it is the responsibility of all states to prevent terrorist actions from their territories
• The ninth BRICS Summit will be hosted by China in - 2017
• Government constituted seven-member expert committee that said that the Saraswati River was not mythical and it existed was headed by – Professor K.S. Valdiya
• International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed on 17 October 2016 with theme - Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: ending poverty in all its forms
• India signed agreement for cooperation in the field of water resources, including innovations in irrigation technology with – Hungary
• Indian boxer who retained his welterweight Asia title by outpunching Australian Ben Kite in New Delhi is - Neeraj Goyat
• Indian shuttler who clinched the men's singles title at the Chinese Taipei Open badminton is - Sourabh Verma

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