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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 12 June to 17 June 2017

Jun 17, 2017 17:06 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 12 June and 17 June 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 2017 Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’, loan waiver for farmers and 2017 World Blood Donor Day among others.


• This state’s government on 11 June 2017 announced a loan waiver for farmers and decided to form a committee to decide the criteria of debt relief – Maharashtra  

• NITI Aayog launched SATH program for cooperative federalism. SATH stands for - Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital

• Bengali actor who was honoured with 2017 Legion d' Honneur, the highest French civilian Honour - Soumitra Chatterjee

• Ela Gandhi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, was honoured for lifetime activism at the 70th anniversary of the 1946 Indian Passive Resistance Campaign in - South Africa

• US actor, best known as the star of the 1960s hit TV series Batman, who died recently - Adam West

• To provide legal aid for the people living in rural areas, the Union Government on 11 June 2017 has launched a service known as - 'Tele Law' service

• This noted Telugu and Urdu poet and writer, a Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardee, passed away on 12 June 2017 - C Narayana Reddy

• Theresa May has appointed this conservative party member as her first secretary of state - Damian Green

• This veteran Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP passed away on 9 June 2017 following a cardiac arrest - Palvai Govardhan Reddy

• This unseeded Latvian staged a great upset by defeating match favourite, the third-seeded Simona Halep in the final of French Open 2017 - Jelena Ostapenko

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

• The winner of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup that was recently held in South Korea is – England

• The winners of the 2017 French Open Women's Doubles title are - Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova

• The eminent poet recently conferred with the Kalinga Literary Award 2017 is - Haraprasad Das

• The State Bank of India, country’s largest lender cut interest rate on home loans above Rs 75 lakh by 10 basis points (bps) to - 8.60 percent

• First Indian woman to be elected as judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) - Neeru Chadha 

• The world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex will be set up in Maharashtra by - IOCL, BPCL and HPCL

• Union Cabinet recently approved the Memorandum of Understanding with Palestine for - Agriculture Cooperation

• China's first X-ray Space Satellite that was launched recently - Insight

• The countries that were recently re-elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council are – India, Japan and the Philippines

• The Shipping Corporation of India in collaboration with Ministry of Shipping, Government of India organised ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ sammelan in – Mumbai

• This Congress MLA was unanimously elected as the Deputy Speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly - Ajaib Singh Bhatti 

• This Indian film has been shortlisted to compete in one of the categories at the Shanghai International Film Festival – Sultan 

• A new UN report has ranked India as the top exporter of this service- Information and Communication Technology Services

• This state’s government launched the Anuyatra campaign for disabled persons- Kerala

• Union Government recently launched IDCF programme to reduce child deaths due to -  Diarrhoea

• The interest subvention per annum will be provided to the farmers who repay the short-term crop loan up to one year for a maximum of Rupees 3 lakh is - 5 per cent

• The novel authored by David Grossman that won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize is - A Horse Walks Into a Bar

• The theme of the 2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is - Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue

• The country that has become the top remittance-receiving country for the year 2016, as per a recent United Nations report, is - India

 Nalanda University signed MoU for academic linkages and collaborations with -  South Korea

Person bestowed with the 2017 Nanniyode Rajan Memorial Award - E Sreedharan

Third generation "fire and forget" anti-tank missile that was recently test-fired by DRDO - 'Nag' missile

Indian Railways will refurbish and retrofit 40000 coaches in the next five years under - Mission Retro-Fitment

Programme that was recently included under the Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 - Atal Pension Yojana

He in June 2017 became the youngest Prime Minister of Ireland - Leo Varadkar

The Catholic-majority country in recent past got its first openly gay Prime Minister - Ireland

Competition Commission of India (CCI) in June 2017 imposed a fine of Rs 870 million ($13.6 million) on this automaker’s local unit in India for its anti-competitive behavior - Hyundai Motor India Limited

The Republic-led Senate has approved wide-ranging sanctions on this country for interfering in last year's Presidential elections - Russia

The 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) Conference will began in June 2017 at - Imphal, Manipur

The Union Cabinet recently approved Interest Subvention to banks on short-term crop loan to farmers. The amount allocated by the government for the scheme is - Rs. 20339 crore

The World Bank recently approved a USD 520 million loan to Afghanistan to - boost its economy

The novel titled A Horse Walks into a Bar won the Man Booker International Prize of 2017. The author of the book is - David Grossman

The person appointed as Alibaba Mobile Business Group’s UCWeb Head in India and Indonesia is - Damon Xi

Uttar Pradesh’s district in which Adani Group recently commissioned a 50-megawatt solar Photo Voltaic plant is - Mahoba

• The Reserve Bank of India recently issued a new batch of Rs 500 denomination notes with new inset letter - A

• Three Indian warships recently sailed into Fremantle to participate in a week-long naval exercise named - AUSINDEX-17

• The person appointed as the Commercial Vehicle Business Head of the Tata Motors is - Girish Wagh

• The State Government that will start free mortuary van service for its citizens is - Punjab

• The theme of the 2017 World Blood Donor Day is - Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often

• NASA conferred the Exceptional Public Service Medal posthumously to this scientist who is one of the world’s leading comet scientists - Michael A’Hearn

• These two countries have announced a joint anti-terror action plan to crack down on the spread of terror propaganda on the internet – France and UK

• This city hosted the Expo 2017 with the theme “Future Energy” recently – Astana

• These two teams have been added for the fourth edition of Indian Super League (ISL) - Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC

• The Union cabinet has approved signing of MoU between India and this country on cooperation on youth matters - Armenia

• Non-profit National Adivasi Solidarity Council in its report claimed that about 200 people who were forced to leave homes for construction of dam in 1960s in Tamil Nadu, are still trapped in bonded labour in plantations. The dam that was named in the report is - Aliyar dam

• A report says that some 200 people, who were forced to leave their homes by the construction of a dam in 1960s in Tamil Nadu. It also specifies the name of the tribal community from which these bonded labour belong and the community is - Malasar

• The two Indian origin people from Australia who were recognised by Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday honours list for 2017 for their contribution to the community are - Rajiv Khanna and Unnikrishnan Velayudhan Pilla

• This state has decided to carry out a social audit of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to gauge effective implementation of the Right to Food Act, 2013 in the state – Bihar

• This Union/institution announced that it will release its final tranche of euro 25 million of its grant to the Indian government’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) - European Union

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

• The state that has recently demanded a separate time zone for the north-eastern states is - Arunachal Pradesh

• The winners of the gold medal in the Mixed Team Air Pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Rifle/Pistol stage taking place in Gabala are - Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu

• The winner of the 10th Mumbai Mayor's Cup International Open Chess Tournament is - Nguyen Duc Hoa

• This tier II city is the first to get the services of India’s metro rail system – Kochi

• This former German Chancellor, who passed away on 16 June 2017, was known as the main architect of German Unification - Helmut Kohl

• India bagged five medals including gold in the 2017 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships held in – Taiwan

• The European Parliament has issued a resolution condemning the use of Military Courts by this country – Pakistan

• This company completed the $4.5 billion takeover process of Yahoo on 13 June 2017 – Verizon

• This is India’s rank among the 130 nations on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 – 60th

• The author of the book titled Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature is - Jairam Ramesh

• This nation is the latest one to cut off its long-standing ties with Taiwan, choosing to establish diplomatic relations with China instead – Panama

• This water conservation model has been selected for national award for excellence under the MGNREGP programme - Project Jal Sanchay

• The Centre has approved proposals for setting up of -100 AYUSH hospitals

• Scientists are developing a new system that would be able to predict which medical condition - Heart Attack

• This sportswoman is the sole female to feature in 2017 Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’ – Serena Williams

• In pursuance of India's Act East policy, the Navy's multi-role frigate that arrived in Moresby in Papua New Guinea on 12 June 2017 is - INS Sahyadri

• Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has taken over the management of this Life Insurance Company - Sahara India Life Insurance

• The union government in June 2017 constituted an expert committee to examine the rules which allow free movement of citizens of the two countries within 16 kilometers of the border. The country is - Myanmar

• The international Albinism Awareness Day was observed with an aim to end multiple forms of discrimination that is faced by people who suffers with albinism - 13 June

• Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has appointed this person as the administrator of Sahara Life Insurance Company to manage the affairs of the insurer with immediate effect - RK Sharma, General Manager IRDAI (F&A-NL)

• This tier II city is the first to get the services of India’s metro rail system – Kochi
• This former German Chancellor, who passed away on 16 June 2017, was known as the main architect of German Unification - Helmut Kohl
• India bagged five medals including gold in the 2017 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships held in – Taiwan
• The European Parliament has issued a resolution condemning the use of Military Courts by this country – Pakistan
• This company completed the $4.5 billion takeover process of Yahoo on 13 June 2017 – Verizon
• This is India’s rank among the 130 nations on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 – 60th

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