Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 1 January to 6 January 2018

Jan 6, 2018 09:49 IST
Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 1 January to 6 January 2018

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 1 January to 6 January 2018. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings, Swachh Survekshan and NARI Portal among others.

• This Indian state has been declared as a disturbed area till June 2018 - Nagaland

• This state hosted the 171st Araadhanai Music Festival - Tamil Nadu

• These two nations have become the first in Gulf to introduce VAT - UAE and Saudi Arabia

• This state has become the second one in the North East to be declared Open Defecation free - Arunachal Pradesh

• This Prominent poet, who translated the Bhagwad Geeta into Urdu, passed away at the age of 71 on 2 January 2018 - Anwar Jalalpuri

• This state has received the approval for purchase of electric vehicles under the FAME India Scheme - Karnataka

• Person appointed as the Prime Minister of Mali - Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga

• This state published the first draft of National Register of Citizens with 1.9 crore names - Assam

• Person appointed as the Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh recently - Om Prakash Singh

• Person appointed as President of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) - Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

• Indian origin scientist honoured with Damehood by Queen Elizabeth - Pratibha Laxman Gai

• This country recently confirmed its withdrawal from UNESCO following the withdrawal of US - Israel

• North Korea re-opened a communication channel with this country after months of hostility - South Korea

• This state has decided to impose a spot fine of Rs 500 for open defecation - Maharashtra

• This Indian tennis player is the highest-ranked in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings - G Sathiyan

• The Union Cabinet has approved a MoU in the oil and gas sector between India and this nation - Israel

• The Union cabinet has approved an agreement between India and this nation on land border crossing – Myanmar

• This nation-wide cleanliness survey was launched across India on 4 January- Swachh Survekshan

• Union Cabinet recently approved establishment of AIIMS under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana at - Bilaspur

• Union Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated this online portal for women empowerment - NARI

• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved mandatory packaging of foodgrains and sugar in - Jute material

• CCEA approved construction, operation and maintenance of 2-lane bi-directional Zojila Tunnel in - Jammu & Kashmir

• Union Cabinet approved amendments in the Model Concession Agreement (MCA) to boost - Port Sector

• Radha Vishwanathan, the noted vocalist passed away recently. She was daughter of - MS Subbulakshmi

• The United States has suspended security aid to this nation - Pakistan

• This state government is going to form an education board for non-English medium schools - Maharashtra

• This senior NCP leader passed away on 4 January following prolonged illness - Vasant Davkhare

• This former cricketing legend has been appointed as the coach of the Delhi Daredevils franchise for the upcoming IPL 2018 - Ricky Ponting

• Following the Assam NRC implementation, this state has taken up preventive measures to prevent a possible spillover of illegal migrants to the state - Arunachal Pradesh

• The Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Department of Science & Technology signed a MoU for - Joint funding of Technology Mission for Indian Railways.

• The Health Ministry and Tata Memorial Centre have launched the first digital - Online Oncology Tutorial

• The Defence Ministry has cleared arms procurement contracts worth this much amount for Navy, Army - Rs 2,420 crore

• The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved five projects worth - Rs 295.01 crore

• The Supreme Court of this nation ruled that child's rights are sacred, cannot be bartered by orphanage in-charges – India

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