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

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 11 September and 16 September 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include host city of BWF World Senior Badminton Championship 2017, N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award and US Open among others.

Created On: Sep 16, 2017 13:25 IST
Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 11 September to 16 September 2017
Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 11 September to 16 September 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 11 September and 16 September 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include host city of BWF World Senior Badminton Championship 2017, N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award and US Open among others.

• The union ministry that recently signed an MoU with CBDT for automatic and regular exchange of information is - Ministry of Corporate Affairs

• The operation launched by the Union Government to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is - Operation Insaniyat

• The author of the book titled “Unstoppable: My Life So Far” is - Maria Sharapova

• The Government of India recently decided to grant citizenship to - Chakma and Hajong refugees

• Qatar recently announced that it will sign a 15-year agreement with Bangladesh to export - liquefied natural gas

• This Indian port’s terminal was awarded ‘Container Terminal of the Year’ at the Gateway Awards 2017 - Jawaharlal Nehru Port

• This United Nations day is celebrated across the world on 15 September - The International Day of Democracy

• This city’s National Institute of Ayurveda has made a Guinness world record for most people receiving Nasya Panch Kararma simultaneously – Jaipur

• This state’s government has launched a comprehensive land survey for rectification of land records in the state - Telangana

• This gulf country has contributed USD 300,000 to the office of President of UN General Assembly – UAE

• This country has abolished the ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims – Tunisia

• According to the International Committee of Red Cross, number of cholera cases in this country could hit 8, 50,000 in 2017 – Yemen

• This NASA spacecraft ended its 20 year voyage by diving into the atmosphere of Saturn on 15 September 2017 – Cassini

• This state has performed poorly in the implementation of the centrally sponsored projects according to the Union Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation - Tripura

• India has begun high level talks on water sharing treaty with this country - Pakistan

• Person elected as the Chair of the IOC Ethics Commission recently - Ban Ki-moon

• A new plastic 10-pound note was recently circulated in Britain. This 10-pound note features - Jane Austen

• India has signed a MoU for the expansion of an international laboratory with this nation - Japan

• This person resigned from his post of independent director in the board of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation - Rajiv Kumar

• The Union Government has decided to release commemorative coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10 denomination in honour of a former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He is - MG Ramachandran

• The country that topped the Global Human Capital Report 2017 is – Norway

• The rank of India in the recently released Global Human Capital Report 2017 is - 103rd

• The state that will host the 36th National Games is – Goa

• The eminent constitutional law expert who passed away recently is - Pavani Parameswara Rao

• Government of India has notified issuance of Commemorative Coins of Rs. 100/- and Rs. 10/- denomination on the eve of Birth Centenary of a Carnatic vocalist who was born in 1916 in Madurai under Madaras Presidency. The person is – Dr. MS Subbulakshmi

• This state in September 2017 announced cash incentives for meritorious differently-abled sportspersons - Tamil Nadu

• Hackathon launched to support & showcase potentially great talent from inner India - #OpenGovDataHack

• The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 seeks to amend - Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972

• Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year in India on - 14 September

• Whatsapp Co-founder who recently announced to resign to start his own non-profit venture - Brian Acton

• The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched a new campaign called - Wood is Good

• This state government has announced cash incentives for meritorious differently-abled sportspersons - Tamil Nadu

• The US President Donald Trump has blocked attempts by a Chinese state-owned firm of this country to acquire - an American semiconductor manufacturer

• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved survey of Un-appraised Areas of Sedimentary Basins. The number of sedimentary basins in India is – 26

• Name of the famous gay rights activist, whose same-sex marriage fight led to a landmark US ruling, passed away recently is - Edith Windsor

• India signed 10 MoUs to expand cooperation in areas like youth affairs, oil and gas, skill development, scientific research and education with this country – Belarus

• The Union Cabinet has approved signing of MoU on cooperation in the field of health between India and this North African country - Morocco

• India has signed a MoU on cooperation in the field of disaster management with this former Soviet republic - Armenia

• Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative postage stamp with President Aleksander Grigoryevich Lukashenko to mark the 25th anniversary of India’s diplomatic relationship with this country – Belarus

• This state government has declared 96 tehsils of 21 districts across the state as drought hit – Chhattisgarh

• All India Radio, Kohima will soon be launching this FM Channel, named after the state’s official bird- Tragopan

• The Financial center that was placed at first position in September issue of the Global Financial Centres Index that was released in September 2017 by Z/Yen group is – London

• Z/Yen group on 11 September 2017 released its twenty-second Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 22). The Indian city was placed in the index is – Mumbai

• The Indian-American person who was appointed as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary by President Donald Trump in September 2017 is - Raj Shah

• Second State Start up Conference was held in - Delhi

• India's 3rd generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Nag was successfully flight tested by DRDO. The missile can hit a target up to - 7 Kilometres

• The Supreme Court recently ruled that the six months cooling period in divorce cases can be waived off by a trial court. This cooling period was directed under - Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

• This per cent of additional Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees was approved by Union Cabinet recently - 1 per cent

• Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently flagged-off the Navika Sagar Parikrama from – Panaji, Goa

• The winners of the 2017 US Open Women’s Doubles title are - Chan Yung-Jan and Martina Hingis

• The Punjab National Bank recently inked an agreement with BSNL to roll out an open mobile wallet. The name of the wallet is - Speedway

• The Assam Government will soon start Gunotsav programme in – Health Sector

• Harry Potters Hogwarts letter auctioned off recently was sold for - 7000 pounds

• Indian-American awarded with 2017 Balzan Prize recently - Bina Agarwal

• This person will be conferred with Badminton Association of India’s (BAI) first-ever life time achievement award in new future - Prakash Padukone

• This organization has launched a nationwide online platform to bring in transparency in food safety inspection and sampling - Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

• International Day for South-South Cooperation was observed globally on - 12 September

• The 12-day-long Cauvery Maha Pushkaram is being celebrated in this state - Tamil Nadu

• India and this country on 11 September 2017 exchanged four pacts in areas of health, transport, space and new development partnership – Afghanistan

• The country that topped the medal tally at the Moscow Shotgun World Championships is - Italy

• Medals won by India at the recently concluded Moscow Shotgun World Championships are - Three

• The commerce ministry of India organised the state start-up conference in this city- New Delhi

• This country has sent out ballots for non-binding vote on support for legalizing same-sex marriage - Australia

• Mountain ranges of this planet have been named after Nepali and New Zealand mountaineers - Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary - Pluto

• The central government has set up this online service facility to resolve foreign trade-related issues of the traders - Contact@DGFT

• This state would be providing skill development training to 30000 surrendered militants - Assam

• This city would be hosting the BWF World Senior Badminton Championship 2017 - Kochi

• This country has sought India’s support in handling the Rohingya issue by mounting pressure on Myanmar to take back the refugees who have taken shelter in the country – Bangladesh

• Name the author of the book, India`s Most Fearless: True Stories of Modern Military Heroes - Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh

• To provide support and counseling to Indians in distress, India has open its second Indian Workers’ Resource Centre at - Sharjah, UAE

• Person awarded with N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award - Tahir Mahmood

• Anti Tank Guided Missile that was successfully test-fired recently - Nag Missile

• State that celebrates Himalaya Diwas every year on 9 September - Uttarakhand

• Mobile wallet app 'Speedpay' is a joint initiative of - Punjab National Bank and BSNL

• The winner of the 2017 US Open Men’s Singles title is - Rafael Nadal

• The winner of the 2017 US Open Women’s Singles title is - Sloane Stephens

• The winners of the 2017 US Open Women’s Doubles title are - Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău

• The Navratna company that is all set to become a Maharatna firm is - Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

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