Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 11 December to 16 December 2017

Dec 16, 2017 13:24 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 11 December and 16 December 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include India’s first indigenously built Scorpene-class submarine, new President of IOA and 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award among others.

• The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved extension of this centrally sponsored scheme - National Ayush Mission

• India signed MoU for cooperation in the field of agriculture and fisheries with this nation – Colombia

• The Union Cabinet has approved this new scheme for development of North East - North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS)

• A bill criminalising this Islamic practice has been approved by the cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi – Triple Talaq

• He took charge as the new President of Congress, succeeding Sonia Gandhi, who led the party for the last 19 years – Rahul Gandhi

• The emblem of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games has been named - Winter Dream

• Qatar has signed a multi-billion dollar deal with this nation to buy 24 Typhoon fighters - Britain

• The ASEAN India Connectivity Summit (AICS) is being held in this city - New Delhi

• This country won the gold medal at the Hockey World League Final - Australia

• India won these many medals at the 10th Asian Airgun Shooting Championship - Five

• He has been appointed as the new Performance Director for women's boxing - Raffaele Bergamasco

• The Union government has sanctioned Rs 75 crore for setting up a LPG bottling plant in this state - Meghalaya

• India finished at which position at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final tournament - Third

• This state government is planning to build Kamakhya as the cleanest pilgrimage site in the country - Assam

• This state government has made it compulsory for all Government offices to install LED bulbs - Uttarakhand

• This state has generated 40 thousand direct employments – Assam

• The Union government has launched door-to-door campaign against this life-threatening disease - TB

• This mountain is the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory - Mt Hope

• US President Donald Trump has directed NASA to send Americans to this extraterrestrial body - Moon

• This nation has lifted its 35-year old ban on commercial movie theatres - Saudi Arabia

• The sports ministry has approved Rs 5 lakh from the National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons for the heart treatment of this former heavyweight boxer - Kaur Singh

• The World Telugu Conference is scheduled to organised in this city - Hyderabad

• The first NIC-CERT has been set up by the Union government to prevent and predict - Cyber Attacks

• This Indian is among the six top diplomats, who were felicitated with the inaugural Diwali ‘Power of One’ award at UN for their contribution towards forming a more secure world – Lakshmi Puri

• Hindi writer who has been selected for the Vyaas Samman 2017 - Mamta Kalia

• Father of Indian DNA fingerprinting who passed away recently - Lalji Singh

• This town has been included in top 5 global cities list by UNEP to successfully manage solid waste - Alappuzha

• Giriraj Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for MSME, launched this Public Procurement Portal  - ‘MSME Sambandh’

• India has been declared free from Trachoma. Trachoma is a contagious bacterial infection of - Eyes

• This Railway station was declared as India's first 100% energy-efficient station - Kacheguda Railway Station

• This country will be hosting the 3rd Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - India

• This state’s government has proposed to bear hospital bills of road accident, burn & acid attack victims - Delhi

• This state has decided to recognise political prisoners held in jails during  the emergency period as ‘Loktantra Sainani’ - Rajasthan

• This is the ranking of Indian men’s hockey team in the latest listings released by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Sixth

• This is the ranking of Indian women’s hockey team in the latest listings released by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Tenth

• This nation’s President has signed a USD 692 billion defence budget - US

• Initiative launched on the occasion of Universal Health Coverage Day 2017 - Laqshya

• This food company ordered recall over salmonella fears - Lactalis

• Universal Health Coverage Day (UHCD) is observed every year on - 12 December

• This country will host 2021 Champions Trophy and 2023 World Cup - India

• This state became the first in India to offer e-mail IDs in Hindi - Rajasthan

• Second UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture was held in - Muscat

• This submarine is the first indigenously built Scorpene-class submarine to be commissioned into the Indian navy - INS Kalvari

• The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated on this day - 14 December

• This bollywood actor, writer and director, passed away on 14 December after being in coma for over a year - Neeraj Vora

• These two nations met recently to overcome the World War II legacy that soured relations between them - Ukraine and Poland

• This Indian cricketer became the first-ever batsman to score 3 double centuries in ODIs - Rohit Sharma

• This Indian actor was honoured with the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award - Priyanka Chopra

• United Nations ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018’ report forecasted GDP growth for India for 2018 at - 7.2 per cent

• Person appointed as the Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India recently - Uma Shankar

• This sports activity was referred to the five-judge Constitution bench for determining whether it is cultural right within Article 29 of the Constitution - Jallikattu

• Indian conferred with the inaugural Diwali "Power of One" award of the UN - Laxmi puri

• India was ranked at this position in terms of mobile internet speed in the Speedtest Global Index released by Ookla - 109

• Feminism was named as the word of the year 2017 by - Merriam-Webster

• Supreme Court approved setting up this many special courts to exclusively deal with cases against lawmakers - 12

• This state government approved the bill to check land mafia and fight organised crime - Uttar Pradesh

• This boxer was named as youth boxer of year by Asian Boxing Confederation - Sachin Siwach

• This state recently increased non-creamy layer limit for OBCs to Rs 8 lakh - Maharashtra

• Person elected as BARC India Chairman recently - Nakul Chopra  

• Political figure Prem Singh, who passed away recently, belonged to - Indian National Congress

• He has been elected as the new President of Indian Olympic Association - Narinder Batra

• This online retailer is going to enter India’s beauty market with a chain of brick-and-mortar stores - Myntra

• This airport when completed will be India’s biggest airport - Jewar

• Google X has signed a MoU with this Indian state to set up its first development centre outside USA - Andhra Pradesh

• The World Conference on Vedas was inaugurated by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu in this city - New Delhi

• This state government is going to adopt the Clinical establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act – Maharashtra

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