Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 12 March to 18 March 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 12 March to 18 March 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Union Cabient decisions, Bandhan Bank and BSNL among others.

Created On: Mar 18, 2017 16:40 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 12 March to 18 March 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Union Cabient decisions, Bandhan Bank and BSNL among others.

• This state is hosting the three-day international Buddhist conference – Bihar

• The G20 meet of finance ministers and central bank governors is going to be held in this member economy – Germany

• India signed a social security agreement with this country- Brazil

• This river, which is viewed by the Maori Iwi tribe in New Zealand as their ancestor, has been legally granted the status of a person - Whanganui River

• Incumbent Chief Minister of Manipur who resigned from the post - Okram Ibobi Singh

• Union Commerce and Industry Minister who introduced the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha - Nirmala Sitharaman

• State government that officially launched women safety application Ammavin Aran - Tamil Nadu

• Cricketer who was appointed as the Ambassador of Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 - Sachin Tendulkar

• B P Kanungo was recently appointed as the Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years. He will replace - R Gandhi

• The Indian-American teen who recently won the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search bagging the top award of USD 250000 is - Indrani Das

• The Indian badminton player who was recently included as a member of the governing body of the Sports Authority of India is - Jwala Gutta

• Scientists recently discovered a pair of 1.6 billion-year-old fossils that appear to contain red algae. These fossils were discovered at – Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh

• The Private-sector bank who recently signed a pact with Avenues India to enhance customer support is - Bandhan Bank

• The US state that has recognised 16 March as Indian-American Appreciation Day to honour an Indian techie, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed in a racially-motivated hate crime in February 2017 is - Kansas

• The temporary suspension of the premium processing of H-1B visas in US will end on – 3 April 2017

• The two state-run telecom firms for whose long-term survival, a Parliamentary panel in its report has suggested their merger are - Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)

• US Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate by - 0.25%

• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval to permit Indian Oil to sale this much per cent of the equity in Lubrizol India to Lubrizol Corporation – 24 per cent

• The government of this State proposed to set up a Cashew Development Board for developing 10,000 hectares of good quality of cashew orchards over the next 5 years – Karnataka

• The Union Cabinet apprised of MoUs for cooperation in youth and sports matters with these two countries recently - Indonesia & Kyrgyzstan

• The Union Cabinet approved introduction of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT PPP) Bill, 2017, which grants - statutory status to the fifteen Indian Institutes of Information Technology in Public Private Partnership and declares them as Institutions of National Importance

• The Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga recently approved 20 projects worth - nearly Rs 1900 crore

• Snapdeal partnered with Japan External Trade Organisation to - sell Japanese products

• As per the Women in Politics Map 2017 launched by the UN, India stands at - 148

• This US state’s federal judge has issued a nationwide order banning President Donald Trump’s latest executive order on immigration ban from six Muslim-majority nations – Hawaii

• The US Senate in a recent vote confirmed the appointment of this former Republican Senator as Trump’s new Director of National Intelligence - Dan Coats

• This Lieutenant General required Senate approval for his appointment to the position as Trump’s National security adviser as he chose to remain as an active military officer - HR McMaster

• The Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched this scheme with the aim of bridging the gap in export infrastructure - Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

• Person sworn in as the Chief Minister of Manipur recently - N Biren Singh

• World Consumer Rights Day was observed on 15 March 2017 with theme - Building a Digital World Consumers can Trust

• Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Act of 2017 (HR 1449) was introduced in the US House of Representatives by - Ted Poe, the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism

• Double Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell Shand announced her retirement from international cycling. She represented - the Great Britain Cycling Team

• World’s first fluorescent frog was recently discovered near - Santa Fe in Argentina

• Madhukar Gupta Committee recently submitted its report to Union Government. The committee was constituted to - strengthen border protection

• The governing body that recently roped in three scientific advisors to work with fitness aspects of its senior and junior national teams is - Hockey India

• This bloc’s highest court ruled in favour of allowing employers to ban their workers from wearing visible religious symbols including the hijab – European Union

• This former President of the BCCI resigned as the chairman of International Cricket Council - Shashank Manohar

• This Indian city is hosting the three-day international conference on Vision Zero and its relevance to Occupational Safety and Health - Delhi

• Volkswagen Group signed a MoU with this Indian automobile company for exploring joint development projects - Tata Motors

• It is in this city the Krishi Unnati Mela 2017 was inaugurated – New Delhi

• As per an announcement of the Railway Ministry, a museum will be built in this State in the honour of Swami Vivekananda – Tamil Nadu

• This country inducted China’s Low to Medium Altitude Air Defence System (LOMADS) LY 80 in its air defence system recently – Pakistan

• The theme of the 2017 Commonwealth Day - A peace-building Commonwealth

• Union government launched the Blue Revolution programme at a total expenditure of - Rs 52000 Lakh

• The bank that announced a one-time farm loan settlement scheme worth Rs 6000 crore primarily for tractors is - State Bank of India

• The 2017 IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award was won by – IIT-Madras

• NTPC installed India’s largest Floating Solar PV Plant at RGCCPP Kayamkulam in the State of – Kerala

• The State Government that announced KCR Kit Scheme to distribute 16 essential things needed for a new born baby is – Telangana

• He was appointed as the chairman of the Central Water Commission – Narendra Kumar

• This country is planning to send its largest warship on a 3-month tour through the South China Sea, in its biggest show of naval forces since World War II – Japan

• This country celebrates National Elephant Day on 13 March – Thailand

• This popular cab service has launched ‘realtime ID check’ in India to ensure rider safety – Uber

• This state will be hosting the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship to be held in July 2017 - Odisha

• Ministry that launched Mission Fingerling to achieve Blue Revolution - Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

• George A. Olah, the Nobel laureate who passed away, won the Nobel prize in - Chemistry

• Noted film director Diphan, who died recently, was well known for making films in - Malayalam

• The winner of the All England Open Men's Singles title is - Lee Chong Wei

• The former Chief of the Russian Athletics Federation's Medical Commission who was recently banned for lifetime by CAS in a doping case is - Sergei Portugalov

• N.K. Sinha, Secretary of Union Ministry of Culture, recently inaugurated an exhibition “Revolutionary Patriots (1905-1947)” on the occasion of - 127th Foundation Day of National Archives of India

• Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare Minister, recently laid the foundation stone of the Banana Research Centre at - Vaishali, Bihar

• Her name was confirmed by the US Senate as administrator of the 1 trillion dollars Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with 55-43 votes - Seema Verma

• He was given the additional charge of the Defence Minister - Arun Jaitley

• He was elected leader of BJP legislature party in Manipur - Biren Singh

• In UK, the House of Lords has passed the Brexit bill, which will allow government to trigger an Article to pave its way to leave the European Union (EU) - Article 50

• India's aviation regulator DGCA has asked airlines to disallow oversized hand baggages on flights operating to - Performance Limited Airports

• According to a report of this organisation, the US President Donald Trump gave the CIA the green signal to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists - the Wall Street Journal

• This country has sought two more years from the UN Human Rights Council to probe the alleged war crimes committed during the conflict with the LTTE - Sri Lanka

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