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

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 10 July and 15 July 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Australia-India Cyber Policy Dialogue, Saputara Area Development Authority (SADA) formed and 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London among others.

Created On: Jul 15, 2017 12:30 ISTModified On: Jul 15, 2017 12:38 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 10 July and 15 July 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Australia-India Cyber Policy Dialogue, Saputara Area Development Authority (SADA) formed and 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London among others.

• The second Australia-India Cyber Policy Dialogue was held on 13 July 2017 in – Canberra

• This state’s Revenue Secretary in second week of July 2017 said that more than 90 percent of the traders have migrated into Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime in the last two weeks after - Rajasthan

• Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, on 14 July 2017 laid the foundation stone for construction of Adarsh Multiple Campus building at - Dhading district

• Gujarat government has formed the Saputara Area Development Authority (SADA) for “comprehensive development” of Gujarat’s only hill station in tribal populated district of – Dang

• State that on 14 July 2017 decided that short-term permits for shooting Wild Boar and Roz (Neel Gaye) to check damage to crops during crop season will no longer require a Panchayat resolution is - Punjab

• Haryana Government has decided to set up eight new Women Police Stations at sub-division level in the state. These will be established at - Assandh, Dadri, Hansi, Gohana, Manesar, Dabwali, Ballabgarh and Naraingarh

• The Indian athlete who won gold in the men’s javelin throw at 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London is - Sundar Singh Gurjar

• The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 14 July 2017 inaugurated the 7th Edition of Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee Rural Football Tournament at - Mackenzie Park Football Ground in Murshidabad district of West Bengal

• European Union (EU) and India on 14 July 2017 announced the establishment of an Investment Facilitation Mechanism (IFM) for - EU Investments in India

• The Delhi High Court on 14 July 2017 dismissed the plea of this disqualified Madhya Pradesh minister to vote in the presidential polls scheduled on 17 July 2017  - Narottam Mishra

• This airport was ranked first in Customer Satisfaction among 49 airports in the country in the in the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) survey that was released in July 2017 - Raipur’s Swami Vivekananda Airport

• Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on 14 July 2017 dedicated country's first solar powered DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit) train to the nation. Travel route of this first solar powered DEMU is - Sarai Rohilla-Farukh Nagar railway route

• This country will become the world’s largest milk producer by 2026, as per OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 report - India

• Country that was selected by IUCN for the construction of the world’s first saola breeding centre - Vietnam

• Virtual server launched by Indian Railways to optimise server usage and faster connectivity - RailCloud

• Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 will be upgraded to improve the connectivity between Imphal with the eastern part of Manipur under - SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program

• Second Nobel Peace Prize winner who died recently in prison - Liu Xiaobo

• AIIMS will be set up in this city of Uttar Pradesh - Gorakhpur

• Country that recently legalised same-sex marriage - Malta

• Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in July 2017 signed an agreement with a state’s Council of Science and Technology to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) in the state. The state with which the agreement was inked is - Punjab

• Union Finance Ministry in July 2017 clarified the GST rates that will be charged on annual subscription/fees charged for lodging in hostels provided by the educational institutions. % of GST charge will be levied on this facility – 0 per cent

• Union Finance Ministry in July 2017 clarified the GST rates on services being provided by housing societies Resident Welfare Association (RWA) across the country. % of GST charge that will be levied on services if the share of contribution is up to an amount of Rs 5000 per month per member is - 0 per cent

• Team of Indian scientists/astronomers has discovered a previously unknown supercluster of galaxies. Name that was given to this heavenly body is - Saraswati

• Milky Way Galaxy, of which Earth is a small member, is a part of a Local Group of Galaxy cluster, that turns up to form a Supercluster. This supercluster is - Laniakea Supercluster

• DIPP has decided to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre of Punjab. TISC is a programme established by - World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO)

• According to data released by the Central Statistics Office, India’s industrial output slowed to this per cent in May 2017 - 1.7 per cent

• This country’s churches have suspended pilgrimages, holidays and conferences for the remainder of July and August 2017 after authorities warned them about possible attacks by Islamic terrorists - Egypt

• The only female cricketer to surpass the 6000 run mark in One-Day Internationals is - Mithali Raj

• China recently sent troops to open first overseas military base in – Djibouti

• India has recently granted Rupees 3.2 crore aid to Philippines to fight against - ISIS

• The country that recently approved a physical education program at girls’ schools is - Saudi Arabia

• The country that will organise the World Theatre Olympics (WTO) 2018 is - India

• First state to launch free injectable contraceptive for women - Maharashtra

• State that formed a committee to study legalities for separate state flag - Karnataka

• State government that brought out an ordinance to curb evils of online rummy games - Telangana

• State government that proposed to celebrate Bachpan Divas, Laadli Divas and Matratva Divas every year - Uttar Pradesh

• Food supplied by this organisation will attract no Goods and Services Tax - Religious Institutions

• Government has empowered the Army to directly procure critical weapons systems and military platforms to maintain combat readiness for short duration intense wars. Who of the following will be given the full financial powers for the purpose - Vice-Chief of Army

• Name the state that in July 2017 launched a flagship programme ‘Livelihood Intervention and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship’ (LIFE) with a thrust on improving the livelihood of rural poor in a sustainable manner - Meghalaya

• Scientists in July 2017 claimed that one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has brown away from an Ice Shelf of Antarctica. The Shelf is - Larsen C Ice Shelf

• The country that has voted to legalise same-sex marriage, despite opposition from the Catholic Church is - Malta

• Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday inaugurates Oorja CRPF Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament on 12 July 2017 in - New Delhi

• UNESCO recently added caves with world's oldest known art to heritage list. These caves are located in – Swabian Jura region of Germany

• President Pranab Mukherjee recently inaugurated the Ashiana Annexe in - Dehradun, Uttarakhand

• The state that became the first state to fix minimum education qualification for cooperative body poll is – Rajasthan

• The Union Government has increased import duty on sugar to 50% to support - domestic prices

• The senior bureaucrat who recently took charge as the Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs is - Subhash Chandra Garg

• State government that signed MoU with Union Ministry of Health to set up Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine - West Bengal

• Company that was conferred with the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2017 - Danfoss India

• Person appointed as Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence - John Joseph

• Organisation awarded the coveted National level Golden Peacock Award for the Year 2017 for Eco-Innovation - Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel (IROAF)

• Centres of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine under the Metro Blood Bank Project of Union Health Ministry will be set up in - Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai

• He was named as the new chief coach of Indian Cricket team led by Captain Virat Kohli in July 2017 - Ravi Shastri

• He was appointed as the bowling coach for the Indian Cricket team in July 2017 - Zaheer Khan

• He was appointed as the batting consultant for specific overseas tours of the Indian Cricket team in July 2017 - Rahul Dravid

• The organistaion that on 11 July 2017 claimed that it as confirmed news that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has died is - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

• These two organizations have signed an MoU for collaboration on occupational health and prevention of occupational injuries and diseases - ESIC & DGFASLI

• The International Olympic Committee (IOC) in July 2017 agreed to award the 2024 and 2028 Games to two cities. The two cities that will be hosting the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games are - Paris and Los Angeles

• Person appointed as the head of the Indian consulate in New York - Sandeep Chakravorty

• Person appointed as director-general of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence - Debi Prasad Dash

• Indian-origin personality who proposed USD 6 billion cheaper plan for the development of Heathrow runway - Surinder Arora

• State that proposed to open Stray Dogs Zoos to keep them off the streets - Kerala

• This Island of Japan that was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list in July 2017 – Okinoshima Island

• The High court that in July 2017 said that illegal encroachments or unauthorised construction cannot be allowed anywhere state, whether it is a temple, a mosque or a church – Delhi High Court

• The government has increased import duty on sugar to what percent from existing 40 per cent, to restrict cheap inward shipments and maintain domestic prices – 50 per cent

• The men-only Island of Japan where male visitors are supposed to take naked bath before visiting a shrine located on it - Okinoshima Island

• The renowned cartoonist who passed away on 11 July 2017 is - Mangesh Tendulkar

• The state that has constituted a panel to design state flag is – Karnataka

• By electrifying tiny droplets of fluids, scientists have created miniature versions of Saturn, complete with rings. The institute/university where these miniature versions of Saturn were created is - Northwestern University

• India recently topped the medal tally at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. In a total, medals won by Indian athletes are - 29

• The Indian music composer who was recently shortlisted for the World Soundtrack Award - Public Choice is - A.R. Rahman

• The theme of the 2017 World Population Day is - Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations

• The uniform that was recently granted the Intellectual Property Rights by Trade Marks Registry of India is - Blue-bordered sari of Mother Teresa

• The actress of iconic Bollywood movie Anand who died recently is - Sumita Sanyal

• Indian-origin personality honoured with “Order of Australia” for community work in Australia - Guruswamy Jayraman

• City that hosted the first edition of WINGS 2017 – Sab Uden, Sab Juden to expand regional connectivity - New Delhi

• Person appointed as WHO goodwill ambassador for Autism in South-East Asia Region - Saima Wazed Hossain

• Former Indian Ambassador to the US who passed away recently at the age of 82 - Naresh Chandra

• According to WHO, the antibiotic resistance is making the treatment impossible against - Gonorrhoea

• The Indian city that was recently declared the UNESCO World Heritage City is - Walled City of Ahmedabad

• The city that was reclaimed by Iraqi forces after three years of ISIL control is – Mosul

• The winner of the 2017 Austrian Grand Prix is - Valtteri Bottas

• The planet whose soil may be toxic to alien life, as per a recent research, is – Mars

• The city in which the first Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centre was recently inaugurated is - Hyderabad

• The theme for G20 Summit that concluded in Hamburg, Germany on 8 July 2017 was - Shaping the Interconnected World

• This person who became the first British man to give birth to a girl child - Hayden Cross

• Supreme Court of India in July 2017 stayed the order of a High Court order that had given the Ganga and Yamuna rivers the status of a living entity, granting them the same legal rights as human beings. The High Court whose order was stayed by the apex court is - Uttarakhand High Court

• The state who’s High Court in recent past banned government from buying luxury goods till schools get basic amenities - Uttarakhand

• This District Collector from Manipur who in recent past opened his house for the children of the Tamenglong district so that they can have a chance to observe the working of District Administration during office hours - Armstrong Pame

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