Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 10 October to 15 October 2016

The one liners of the week cover important current affairs like India to eliminate a potent greenhouse gas, Great Balls of Fire detected and 2016 Nobel Prize among others.

Oct 15, 2016 14:11 IST
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The one liners of the week cover important current affairs like India to eliminate a potent greenhouse gas, Great Balls of Fire detected and 2016 Nobel Prize among others.

• The country that formally joined China's One-Belt One Road Initiative and has elevated its bilateral relationship with China to Strategic Partnership agreeing to co-operate in all regional and international issues - Bangladesh

• The theme for the 2016 International Day of Rural Women is - Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 October 2016 inaugurated 'Shaurya Smarak', the war memorial in - Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

• The potent greenhouse gas with Global Warming Potential of 14800 whose production will be eliminated in India by 2030 is - HCF-23 gas

• The state that is observing the Safe Motherhood Week from 14 October to 21 October 2016 to decrease the 'Mother Mortality Rate' (MMR) and 'Infant Mortality Rate' (IMR) is - Uttar Pradesh

• Government of the country decided to quit the Commonwealth is - Maldives

• The country that has frozen its co-operation with the UN's cultural agency, UNESCO, accusing it of denying Judaism's connections to the religion's holiest sites – Israel

• Person awarded with the prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship award 2016- Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad

• India recently signed a bilateral agreement for development of a network of Agro irradiation centres with- Russia

• Person appointed as the Director General of Foreign Trade recently- Ajay Kumar Bhalla

• Person appointed as the Whole-Time Member of SEBI recently- Gurumoorthy Mahalingam

• Author of the book titled The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad- Twinkle Khanna

• CCEA approved the mechanism for revision of ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to carry out - the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme

• The draft bill of Union Government that seeks to resolve the inter-state disputes over river water sharing is - National Water Framework Bill, 2016

• Theme for 2016 World Sight Day that was observed on 13 October 2016 is - Stronger Together

• The Union Cabinet approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of - Water Management

• Author of the book, Jihad in My Saffron Garden is – Dr. Roxy Arora

• The theme for the World Sight Day 2016 is - Stronger Together

• World’s longest reigning monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej recently died at the age of 88. He was the King of - Thailand

• The name of the new book that was recently announced by Arundhati Roy is - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

• Antonio Guterres who was appointed as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations by the General Assembly is the former Prime Minister of – Portugal

• The researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research used human hair to produce cost-effective, metal-free cathodes for use in - Solar cells

•    He won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature - Bob Dylan

•    The First World Tsunami Awareness Day will be celebrated at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 on - 5 November 2016

•    The National Seismic Programme was recently launched on Mahanadi basin in Odisha to - carry out assessment of unappraised areas across the country for potential oil and natural gas reserves

•    The National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research recently established a high altitude research station in Himalaya called HIMANSH. It is located in - Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

•    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration developed a high-tech electroactive bandage. It is made of - Polyvinylidene Flouride

•    The amount to be invested by the Union Government in order to increase the capacity of Panipat Refinery from existing 15 million tonnes to 25 million tonnes is - 15000 crore rupees

•    Person appointed as Prime Minister of Morocco recently- Abdelilah Benkirane

•    Rank secured by India in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2016- 97th

•    Philanthropist and wife of Godrej group chairman Adi Godrej who passed away- Parmeshwar Godrej

•    Actor who won the UK Theatre Awards 2016 for his individual contributions to British theatre- Sir Ian McKellen

•    Bank that tied-up with Uber for cash-back of up to 25 percent for hailing cabs from the app- Standard Chartered Bank

•    Indian off-spinner who reclaimed the number one spot in Test rankings for bowlers is - Ravichandran Ashwin

•    The first Indian Cricket Captain under whom India received the ICC Test Championship mace is - Mahendra Singh Dhoni

•    He handed the ICC Test Championship mace to Indian Test captain Virat Kohli for leading his team to the top of the Test Team Rankings - Sunil Gavaskar

•    City of Jammu and Kashmir in which Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) is located that was attacked by Terrorists in October 2016 is - Pampore

•    Theme of International Day for Disaster Reduction that was observed on 13 October 2016 is - Live to Tell: Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality

•    The winner of the 2016 China Open Men's Singles title is - Andy Murray

•    The winner of the 2016 China Open Women's Singles title is - Agnieszka Radwanska

•    A new termite species named Glyptotermes Chiraharitae was recently discovered at - Kerala

•    NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently detected Great Balls of Fire near - V Hydrae

•    The theme for the 2016 International Day of the Girl Child is - Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: What Counts for Girls

•    Sports personality appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Vizag Steel recently- P V Sindhu

•    Person who won the 24th Ekalabya Award for the year 2016- Srabani Nanda

•    Person appointed as China's Ambassador to India recently- Luo Zhaohui

•    Winners of 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel- Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom

•    Supreme Court in its decision held that a Hindu son can divorce his wife if she tries to separate him from his elderly parents as - It is 'pious obligation' of a son to maintain his parents

•    Russia on 8 October 2016 vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution demanding an end to the bombing of - Aleppo city in Syria

•    India’s first centre for international arbitration was launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in - Mumbai

•    She clinched the women's singles of the Russian Open Grand Prix at Vladivostok - Ruthvika Shivani Gadde

•    They clinched the mixed doubles titles of the Russian Open Grand Prix at Vladivostok - N Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Chopra

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