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Current Affairs One Liners of the Week: 12 September to 17 September 2016

Sep 17, 2016 18:00 IST

The one liners of the day covers important current affairs of the day like 2016 Track Asia Cup, Arjuna Award and Yudh Abhyas 2016 among others.

•    Hong Kong topped the chart of the 2016 Track Asia Cup that concluded at the Cycling Velodrome in IG Stadium in New Delhi with - 18 medals including 11 Gold, four Silvers and three bronze.

•    India stood second in the chart of the 2016 Track Asia Cup that concluded at the Cycling Velodrome in IG Stadium in New Delhi with - 16 medals, including five gold, four Silver and seven bronze

•    The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) announced an ambitious collaborative R&D programme to develop next generation, sustainable refrigerant technologies as alternatives to – Hydroflurocarbon (HFCs)

•    Cricketers who were awarded with Arjuna Award by Sports Minister Vijay Goel are - Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane

•    In Jammu and Kashmir, one of the founding members of ruling PDP and MP who resigned from the party and membership of Parliament is - Tariq Hameed Karra

•    India declared itself free from the highly contagious infectious viral disease of birds - Avian influenza (H5N1) or bird flu

•    India and Sri Lanka on 15 September 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support livelihood of the fishing and farming communities in - Hambantota district

•    Government of the country has approved a new 18-billion euros nuclear power station after imposing significant new safeguards to protect national security is – Britain

•    YUDH ABHYAS 2016, a joint military training exercise of Indian and US Armies, commenced at - Chaubattia, Uttarakhand

•    The winner of the 2016 Calcutta Football League is - East Bengal

•    BHVS Narayana Murthy was appointed as the Director of Research Centre Imarat. The Research Centre Imarat is – a laboratory of Defence Research Development Organisation

•    United States’ President Barack Obama recently designated country’s first marine national monument in - Atlantic Ocean

•    United States’ President Barack Obama recently designated a marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean. The name of the monument is - Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

•    The Yazidi woman, kidnapped and held by the Islamic State, who was recently appointed the UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking is - Nadia Murad Basee Taha

•    The country that will host the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group is – India

•    The first woman governor of Arizona who passed away recently is - Rose Mofford

•    The winner of the 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award is - Dinesh Bharadia

•    The theme of the 2016 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is - Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united

•    The Indian para-athlete who recently became the first Indian to win two gold medals at the Paralympics is - Devendra Jhajharia

•    Indian para-athlete Devendra Jhajharia recently won gold medal in - Javelin Throw

•    The Indian American who won the 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize is - Ramesh Raskar

•    The National Hindi Divas is annually celebrated on - 14 September

•    The 3rd edition of BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet is being held at – Vishakhapatnam

•    The winner of the 2016 MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament is - Indian Railways

•    The Reliance Communications recently agreed to merge with Aircel. The parent company of Aircel is - Maxis Communications

•    Hiroshi Nakagawa was appointed the Chairman of - Isuzu Motors India

•    The country that recently announced to resume work on Giant Sea Wall to save its sinking capital is – Indonesia

•    International Day of Democracy was observed on 15 September 2016 with theme - Democracy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

•    The Defence Ministry has written a letter to CBI seeking a probe into the allegations of kickbacks in the 2008 deal with - Brazilian aircraft maker, Embraer

•    The United States signed a 38 billion dollars deal with Israel to provide the country with military assistance over a 10-year period, from - 2019 to 2028

•    He was honoured with ‘Tamil Ratna’ award by America Tamil Sangam in September 2016 - Subramanian Swamy

•    Former England batsman who signed a deal to become Australia's batting coach until March 2020 is - Graeme Hick

•    The winner of the 2016-2017 Duleep Trophy Cricket tournament is - Indian Blue

•    The runner-up of the 2016-2017 Duleep Trophy Cricket tournament is - India Red

•    The colour of the ball used during the 2016-2017 Duleep Trophy Cricket tournament is – Pink

•    Morgan Freeman is among the recipients list of 2015 National Medal of Arts to be given by US President Barack Obama. Morgan Freeman is an- Actor

•    Sikkim’s Sushmita Rai won a bronze medal at - the World Martial Arts Masterships 2016

•    Fortune’s list of most powerful women based outside the US was topped by - Banco Santander's Ana Botin

•    The position at which SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya was placed in Fortune’s list of most powerful women based outside the US  is - Second

•    Indian’s in the Fortune’s list of most powerful women based outside the US are - SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI head Chanda Kochhar (fifth) and Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma (ninteenth)

•    He headed by to prepare a road map for elimination of poverty submitted its report to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on 11 September 2016 - Arvind Panagariya, the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog

•    China and Vietnam on 13 September 2016 agreed to properly manage their differences over territorial disputes in - the South China Sea

•    The typhoon that became the strongest in 21 years that brought violent winds in Taiwan is – Meranti

•    The para-athlete who will be India’s flag bearer in the closing ceremony of the Rio Paralympics is - Thangavelu Mariyappan

•    Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman will soon be appointed as Director of the Board. The Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics is - Lee Jae-yong

•    The actor who was recently named as the brand ambassador of the Samajwadi Pension Yojana is – Vidya Balan

•    Armenian President appointed Karen Karapetyan as the Prime Minister of Armenia. The president of the country is - Serzh Sargsyan

•    Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India appointed Liro Rossi as the Chief Executive Officer of - Holiday Club resorts

•    The stock exchange became the first Indian stock exchange to file Initial Public Offering with SEBI is - Bombay Stock Exchange

•    The Indian athlete who became the first Indian woman to bag a medal at the Paralympics is - Deepa Malik

•    The state government that officially launched AIR Regional News Unit’s Facebook page is – Chhattisgarh

•    The 2016 India-US Economic Summit will be held in – New Delhi

•    The Union Cabinet approved the creation of the Higher Education Financing Agency for - Creating capital assets in higher educational institutions

•    The Union Government recently released Direct Selling Guidelines 2016 framework to - Protect consumers from Ponzi frauds

•    The world's wilderness has reduced by a tenth in the past two decades, according to a study conducted by the scientists from - the University of Queensland in Australia

•    The Union Cabinet recently approved the extension of contract between Ministry of Earth Sciences and the International Seabed Authority for exploration of- Polymetallic Nodules

•    The first BRICS Wellness Workshop was held in – Bengaluru

•    Indian athlete Deepa Malik recently bagged a silver medal at the Rio Paralympics. She won the medal in- Shotput F-53 event

•    The winner of the 2016 US Open Women’s Singles title is - Angelique Kerber

•    Angelique Kerber became the second German player to win the US Open. The first German player to win the US Open is - Steffi Graf

•    The winner of the 2016 US Open Men’s Doubles title is - Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares

•    The world’s first driverless bus service was launched recently in – Lyon, France

•    The winner of the 2016 US Open Men’s Singles title is - Stan Wawrinka

•    The veteran journalist associated with Sulabh Patrika who passed away recently is - Ramsewak Shrivastava

•    The drama series that became the Most-Awarded Drama in Emmy History is - Game of Thrones

•    The Union Cabinet approved the formation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. The Council will be created as per - Article 279A of the amended Constitution

•    Under the fresh flexi-fund guidelines for Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), flexi-funds in each CSS have been increased from the current 10 percent to - 25 percent for states

•    Under the fresh flexi-fund guidelines for Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), flexi-funds in each CSS have been increased from the current 10 percent to – 30 percent for Union Territories

•    The state that notified the guidelines for transparent auction and scientific mining and hiked the penalty for offences under the mining act is – Himachal Pradesh

•    The winner of the 2016 Durand Cup football title is - Army Green

•    The country whose surgeons performed the world’s first robotic operation inside the eye is – The United Kingdom

•    The first Indian cueist to win a medal at the Sangsom 6 Red Snooker World Championship  is – Pankaj Advani

•    The player defeated by Stan Wawrinka who won the 2016 US Open Men’s Singles title is – Novak Djokovic

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