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

Nov 18, 2017 14:14 IST
Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 12 November to 18 November 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 12 November to 18 November 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 8th Conference of the Forbes list of Asia's 50 richest families, Moody's report and BS -VI grade auto fuels in NCT Delhi from April 2018 among others.

• He, the President of Slovenia won a second term in office on 12 November 2017 - Borut Pahor

• An over 2000 year-old-mural, the oldest archaeological site of this country was destroyed by fire - Peru

• The Sainik Sankshema Sabha was organised in all the districts of these two states - Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

• The India Youth Development Index and Report 2017 has been developed by an institute situated in this state - Tamil Nadu

• The National Green Tribunal has put a cap of 50,000 visitors of which pilgrimage site - Vaishno Devi

• The annual ministerial dialogue between India and this nation began in Delhi on 13 November - Canada

• Researchers from this nation have developed a new material that generates electricity when stretched - Switzerland

• This minister released the India Youth Development Index and Report 2017 - Rajyavardhan Rathore

• This Union Ministry would be hosting ‘Hausala 2017’ festival from 16-20 November 2017 - Minister of Women and Child Development

• Urdu has been declared as the second official language of which state - Telangana

• World Pneumonia Day was observed on this day – 12 November  

• He has won the IBSF World Billiards Championship - Pankaj Advani

• India’s first cartoon network theme park “Amaazia” will come up in this city – Surat

• This country is becoming world’s top sulphur dioxide emitter according to the research at the University of Maryland in the US - India

• India’s first-ever air dispensary would be set up in this region - Northeast

• The 10th South Asia Economic Summit is being hosted by this nation - Nepal

• This country is the partner country at the 37th India International Trade Fair in New Delhi - Vietnam

• The 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan began in this nation -Turkmenistan

• This nation has failed to qualify for FIFA World cup for the first time since 1958 - Italy

• According to this report, India is likely to overtake Japan as the world’s third largest economy in nominal GDP by 2028 - ‘India 2028’

• India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was organised in this state – Chhattisgarh

• Audrey Azoulay was recently appointed as the Director General of - UNESCO

• The Indian delegation in the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017) was led by  - PM Narendra Modi

• This day is observed on 14 November across the world - World Diabetes Day 

• India recently signed four agreements in various fields including defence with - Philippines

• World Pneumonia Day is observed every year on - 12 November

• Person who won the second term as President of Slovenia - Borut Pahor

• Former Nepal Prime Minister who passed away recently - Kirti Nidhi Bista

• First fauna survey commenced in this Sanctuary - Krishna Sanctuary

• Indian Railways launched this project to upgrade the skill-sets of its workforce - Project Saksham

• India hosted Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit at - Dantewada

• Theme of the 2017 World Diabetes Day - Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited this institute of Los Banos, the Philippines - International Rice Research Institute

• This ministry launched National Power Portal recently - Union Ministry of Power  

• Satellite launched by the Virtual Nation on the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft - Asgardia-1

• This country launched world's first fully electric cargo ship - China  

• Noted Hindustani vocalist of Kirana Gharana who died recently - Jagdish Mohan

• This nation is going to relax its visa rules for Indians – Japan

• The first phase of polls of this state would be beginning on 9 December 2017 - Gujarat

• The 15th Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team Conference was held in this Indian city - New Delhi

• This child achiever received a gold medal from the President during the conferral of National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement - Akash Manoj

• The National Child Awards 2017 were held on this day - 14 November 2017

• This country is the focus country at the 37th India International Trade Fair in New Delhi - Kyrgyzstan

• A proposal has been put forward to rename this Indian city - Indore

• The National Green Tribunal has directed this state’s government to seize 10-year-old diesel taxis with immediate effect – Delhi

• The target of installing bio-toilets in all railway coaches has been advanced till - December 2018

• This Indian economist has been appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of International Settlement - Urjit Patel

• This actor will be honoured with Personality of the Year Award at IFFI 2017 - Amitabh Bachchan

• Ganga Kumari will be the first transgender police constable of this state - Rajasthan

• Scientists have discovered oldest evidence of life on earth in this continent - Australia

• The International Day for Tolerance was observed on – 16 November

• The Supreme Court has put a stay on this state high court’s interim order restraining the state government from notifying the law giving quota to minor communities under OBC category - Rajasthan

• President Ramnath Kovind recently launched JOHAR scheme to double income of rural poor in - Jharkhand

• India’s first offshore desalination plant will be set up by NIOT in - Tamil Nadu

• The Joint Training Doctrine Indian Armed Forces 2017 was released by - Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba

• This country recently announced to simplify its visa rules for Indians from January 2018 - Japan

• This country cancelled a major deal with Chinese company to develop a 1200 MW hydroelectric plant - Nepal

• Union Government sanctioned Rs 10000 crores for irrigation purposes for - Maharashtra

• This country recognized teaching of Yoga as a Sports activity - Saudi Arabia

• This Union Minister launched Saubhagya Web-Portal - RK Singh  

• Person appointed as the chairman of the BSE - Sethurathnam Ravi

• Indian Businessman that topped Forbes List of Asia's Richest Families recently - Mukesh Ambani  

• This state hosted its first ever hot-air balloon festival - Andhra Pradesh

• This country will host the  Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 for first time ever - India

• Moody upgraded India's Sovereign Rating to Baa2 after - 14 years

• This state bagged an international award from Abu Dhabi recently - Andhra Pradesh

• Kunwar Narayan, who passed away recently, was a renowned - poet

• Former MP Abdul Mannan Hossain, who passed away recently, belonged to - West Bengal

• India’s longest expressway that will soon provide free Wi-Fi services along its length - Agra to Lucknow Expressway

• Union Government decided to introduce BS -VI grade auto fuels in NCT Delhi from - April 2018

• Aadi Mahotsav Tribal Festival was held in - Delhi

• This country organised 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour - Argentina

• This country recently voted to legalise same-sex marriage - Australia

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