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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 10 April to 15 April 2017

Apr 15, 2017 18:13 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 10 April to 15 April 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include India-Mangolia joint military exercise, National Geoscience Awards and Scope Excellence Awards among others.

• Mining major Vedanta Resources got recently merged with - Cairn India

• The National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD) is observed on - 11 April

• India's largest e-commerce player Flipkart recently acquired - eBay

• Person appointed as the Whole Time Member of IBBI - Mukulita Vijayawargiya

• Chairman of committee which submitted its report on draft Ganga Act - Girdhar Malviya

• The United States recently dropped largest non-nuclear bomb ever an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan. The bomb is called as - Mother of All Bombs

• Famous HIV/AIDS researcher Mark Wainberg passed away recently. He belonged to - Canada

• The committee constituted by the Union Government to examine the existing framework with regard to Virtual Currencies is - Dinesh Sharma Committee

• The Justice (Retd.) who will head the Committee constituted to prepare Draft Ganga Act that submitted its report to Union Water Resource Ministry is - Girdhar Malviya

• The country that won the 5th edition of Asian School Hockey Championship-2017 is - India

• Name the two countries that will hold a joint military exercise named ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’ in mid April 2017 are - Nepal and China

• Gurudwara of a city has entered into the Guinness Book of Records for hosting Breakfast for people of 101 nationalities – Dubai

• PM Narendra Modi has dedicated to the nation various units of thermal power plants at Koradi, Chandrapur and Parli with a total capacity of - 3230 Mega Watts

• Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan has said that the BCCI has agreed to allow sale of packaged drinking water bottles at the same MRP inside - stadiums

• Indian billionaire who became the second largest shareholder in Anglo American after acquiring 11.44 per cent of the British mining group is - Anil Agarwal

• The Union Cabinet gave its approval for setting up of Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy. The institute will be set up in - Visakhapatnam

• The Union Cabinet recently approved signing of Framework of Understanding on Cooperation in the Hydrocarbon Sector. The Framework is signed with - Bangladesh

• The person honoured with Young Scientist Award of the National Geoscience Awards 2016 is - Dr. Abhishek Saha

• Person appointed as the Ambassador of India to Germany - Mukta Dutta Tomar

• NBFC Manappuram Finance launched its own prepaid cards in tie-up with - Yes Bank

• SCOPE Excellence Awards are presented for - Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the Public Sector Management

• Nokia  signed MoU to bring 5G network in India with -  Airtel and BSNL

• This country has vetoed a UN draft resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation of a suspected chemical attack - Russia

• Youngest Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became the sixth person to receive honorary citizenship of – Canada  

• EC has thrown an open challenge to people to hack its EVM's. The challaange will be open for people in - First week of May 2017

• He was named as the new administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) by the UN chief Antonio Guterres - Achim Steiner, a German citizen

• This country vetoed UN’s resolution condemning the chemical attack in Syrian town – Russia

• This state’s government has decided to increase the reservations of backward Muslim population and STs in the state – Telangana

• This world leader has become the most followed head of the state on Instagram with 7 million followers – Narendra Modi

• Congress leader and author M Veerappa Moily traces the life and journey of Draupadi through his book titled - The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi

• Indian-origin personality that became the first non-white judge at the Old Bailey Court of London - Anuja Ravindra Dhir

• World Homeopathy Day is celebrated every year on - 10 April

• Carme Chacon, who passed away recently, was the Defence Minister of - Spain

• The Coptic Christians were in news recently. They belong to - Egypt

• The author of the book titled Hope in a Challenged Democracy– An Indian Narrative is - Ashwani Kumar

• The actor who was recently honoured with a Living Legend Lifetime Award from the Punjab Association is - Dilip Kumar

• It is in this North Eastern State, India-Mongolia joint military training exercise Nomadic Elephant – XII has begun recently – Mizoram

• The theme of the Civil Services Day 2017 will be - Making New India

• As per the Amnesty International, it is in this country, most executions took place in 2016 – China

• It is with this public sector undertaking, the Indian Railways entered into an agreement for Rooftop SPV Systems recently - Bharat Heavy Electricals

• This former Congress MP and Minister for Steel passed away at the age of 56 after suffering from a heart attack on 12 April 2017 -  Akhilesh Das Gupta

• This country hosted the first-ever G20 Digital Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy – Germany

• This G7 nation was the only one to call for sanctions on Russia for its support towards its war-torn ally Syria – Britain

• International Day of Human Space Flight is observed annually on 12 April 2017 to celebrate the anniversary of - the first human space flight undertaken by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen

• The two states that in April 2017 announced that it will impose liquor ban in the state in near future are - Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

• Uttar Pradesh government scrapped the Samajwadi Pension Scheme, which was initiated by - the previous Akhilesh Yadav government

• A Delhi court issued an open ended non-bailable warrant against beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya in a case of allegedly evading summons in - a FERA violation matter

• In a bid to take agitating Madhesi parties on board before May 14 local elections Nepal government has presented - a new constitution amendment bill

• The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) Awards at the 8th Public Sector Day function held in - New Delhi

• The Lok Sabha recently passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill seeks to constitutional status to - National Commission for Backward Classes

• The Nobel Laureate recently designated as a UN Messenger of Peace is - Malala Yousafzai

• India’s first ever micro-drama festival, named Thespis, was held in - New Delhi

• This state’s government has decided to increase the number of Science Clubs in its schools – Haryana

• The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan launched this new web portal on the occasion of Survey of India’s 250th anniversary - Nakshe

• The centre by releasing Rs 23443.09 Cr to the states, as the first budgetary installment for the FY 17-18 under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) aims to focus on this natural resource management activity – Water Conservation

• The Survey of India has proposed an Indo-Nepal joint scientific exercise along with the Survey department of Nepal to re-measure the height of –Mount Everest

• Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel - The Underground Railroad

• India’s first ever micro-drama festival, named Thespis, was held in - New Delhi

• The Indian national and navy veteran who was sentenced to death by a military court of Pakistan is - Kulbhushan Jadhav

• The two-day National Convention on World Homoeopathy Day concluded in – New Delhi

• The person won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting section - Eric Eyre

• Repo Rate as per First Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy 2017-18 of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - 6.25%

• Mukta Dutta Tomar was appointed as the Ambassador of India to - Germany

• World’s first country to allow legalized production, sale and consumption of marijuana - Uruguay

• Web portal inaugurated to enable the willing donors to contribute towards the family of soldiers who sacrificed life in line on duty - Bharat ke Veer

• The winner of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award is - Tim Berners-Lee

• The winner of the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix is - Lewis Hamilton

• India’s position in the 2017 edition of the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index, which was released recently by the World Economic Forum, is - 40th

• The country that topped the 2017 edition of the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index, which was released recently by the World Economic Forum, is – Spain

• Astronomers have discovered a possible twin of this planet in our solar system – Venus

• This state’s government has decided to hold People’s Day on the 15th of every month – Manipur

• The month-long exhibition ‘Swachhagraha – Bapu Ko Karyanjali – Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani’ commemorating 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha will be held in – New Delhi

• This renowned Indian sand artist has been selected to represent India in the Moscow Sand Art Championship 2017 - Sudarsan Pattnaik

• India on 8 April 2017 signed 22 agreements with this nation to boost the bilateral cooperation between the two countries – Bangladesh

• Ending the long-standing impasse between the two sports bodies, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has granted affiliation to - the Boxing Federation of India (BFI)

• To allow consumers to place online orders at physical stores, the Digital wallet company Paytm announced the launch of new feature named - QR code on its Paytm Mall application

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