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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 14 August to 20 August 2017

Aug 19, 2017 14:22 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 14 August to 20 August 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 4th Advance Estimate of production of major crops, newly appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity and 100-million-year-old damselfly among others.

• Person appointed as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India - Mamta Suri

• Person appointed as the Secretary to Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu - I V Subba Rao

• Union Cabinet gave its approval to complete this project in Jharkhand and Bihar - North Koel Reservoir Project

• This city was declared as the world’s most liveable city by The Economist’s Global Liveability Report-2017 - Melbourne

• A new species of a 100-million-year-old damselfly was named in honour of - Sir David Attenborough

• The World Humanitarian Day is celebrated annually on – 19 August

• This airline has grounded over 80 of its flights due to technical issues - Indigo

• Nepal signed three pacts to boost bilateral relations with this country - China

• This asteroid will pass safely by Earth on 1 September, coming closer than it has ever come before since 1890 – Asteroid Florence

• The Union Cabinet gave its approval for raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) upto this much money for Long Term Irrigation Fund during fiscal year 2017-18- Rs 9020 Cr

• Defence Ministry in August cleared a proposal to procure 6 Apache attack helicopters for Army. These helicopters will be procured at an expense of - Rs 4168 crore

• President Ram Nath Kovind has presented the National Safety Awards (Mines) for the years 2013 and 2014. The National Safety Awards (Mines) was established in - 1982-83

• Vishal Sikka on 18 August 2017 resigned as Managing Director and CEO of a software company. Name the company is – Infosys

• He was appointed as the interim managing director and CEO of Infosys in August 2017 - UB Pravin Rao

• The Union Cabinet recently approved an MoU between India and Sweden on - Intellectual Property Rights

• The football club that won the 2017 Spanish Super Cup is - Real Madrid
• As per the 4th Advance Estimate of production of major crops for 2016-17, total food grain production in the country is estimated at -275.68 million tonnes

• The Pakistan based terror outfit that was recently declared as Foreign Terrorist Organisation by the United States is - Hizbul Mujahideen

• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management for the speeding of- strategic disinvestment

• Energy efficient appliances such as LED bulbs, tubelights and fans are soon going to be sold at petrol pumps across India under this flagship scheme - Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA)

• This dinosaur reportedly fills the huge gap between two of the major dinosaur groups- plant-eating herbivores and carnivores- Chilesaurus

• He said these words- “racism, xenophobia and islamophobia must be opposed by everyone”- Antonio Guterres

• President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu have extended their greetings and good wishes to this community on the occasion of their New Year, Navroz - Parsi

• President Juan Manuel in August 2017 declared that the country’s 50-year conflict with the FARC ended, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down. Juan Manuel is the President of this country - Colombia

• RBI in its notification said that farmers can avail short-term loans up to this amount at subsidised interest rate of 7 per cent that could go down to 4 per cent on prompt repayment – Rs 3 Lakh

• India's first Partition Museum was opened recently in - Amritsar

• Archaeologists have discovered three ancient tombs dating back around 2000 years in - Egypt

• Companies asked to remove Blue Whale game link by the Union Government - Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo

• Renowned poet who passed away recently and was known for his poem 'Madras Central' - Vijay Nambisan

• The country that will host the next steering committee meeting of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is – India

• The pharmaceutical company that recently received nod from US Food and Drug Administration to market Lanthanum Carbonate chewable tablets is - Natco Pharma

• The winner of the Men’s Singles title at the 2017 Rogers Cup is - Alexander Zverev

• The war museum that was lit up in the colours of Indian National Flag for the first time ever to mark 70th Independence Day of India is - War Museum of Auckland

• The winner of the Women’s Singles title at the 2017 Rogers Cup is - Elina Svitolina

• This state’s CM launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra to provide job opportunities to the unemployed youth - Maharashtra

• Scientists from Stanford University have developed a highly sensitive blood test to detect this terminal disease - Cancer

• Britain is seeking to leave the EU without having any borders in this part of the United Kingdom - Northern Ireland

• The government sponsored food outlet called Indira Canteens was inaugurated in this city - Bengaluru

• This country would be hosting the G-7 Interior Ministers’ summit 2017 on security issues - Italy

• Person appointed as the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region - Milkha Singh

• PM Narendra Modi launched a website to honour gallantry award winners. This is the highest gallantry award in India - Param Vir Chakra

• Person appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Tata Motors in August 2017 - PB Balaji

• Union Ministry that launched the ‘GeMSamvad: The GeM-Industry forum’ - Ministry of Commerce

• This country will chair the International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) in November 2017 in Bay of Bengal - Bangladesh

• The Horn of Africa country that was in August 2017 declared free of Polio – Somalia

• The 2017 World Snooker Open will be held in - Southeast China

• The athlete who won the Men's 5000 metre title at the IAAF World Championships is - Muktar Edris

• As per a recent research, the largest volcano range on earth was recently discovered in – Antarctica

• The Indian Coast Guard Ship Shaurya was recently commissioned in - Goa

• The sprinter who bid a goodbye to the Athletics world on 13 August 2017 by announcing his retirement at the World Athletics Championships in London is - Usain Bolt

• The Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched a campaign to protect elephants in elephant across India mainly in elephant range states of India. The campaign is - Gaj Yatra

• World Elephants Day was observed globally on - 12 August

• This pair bagged gold medal in the skeet mixed team event on the concluding day of the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun in Astana - Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Rashmmi Rathore

• The 'India Day' was hosted by the 'India Club' two days before the Independence Day at the popular Zoo Lake resort in this city – Johannesburg

• This state has launched Facebook’s 'She Means Business' programme for aspiring women entrepreneurs- Odisha

• This state’s assembly has passed the Religious Freedom Bill 2017 with the aim to stop forced conversions- Jharkhand

• This country has voted in favour of boosting investment in its missile defence by more than $500 million in response to US sanctions – Iran

• The India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017, which marks the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership, was held in- Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

• This veteran theatre personality and wife of late actor Utpal Dutt, passed away at the age of 93 on 13 August 2017 - Shobha Se

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