Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 14 November to 19 November 2016

The recap of the week covers important current affairs happenings of the week like SONAR systems inducted in Indian Navy, 2016 World Internet Conference and world’s fastest supercomputer in the TOP500 list among others.

Nov 19, 2016 15:16 IST
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The recap of the week covers important current affairs happenings of the week like SONAR systems inducted in Indian Navy, 2016 World Internet Conference and world’s fastest supercomputer in the TOP500 list among others.

• The Indian Navy recently inducted four SONAR systems to boosts its underwater surveillance capabilities. These four systems are – AIDSS, ABHAY, HUMSA-UG and NACS

• Donald Trump, the new President-elect of the USA, named Mike Flynn as - the National Security Advisor

• Donald Trump, the new President-elect of the USA, appointed Mike Pompeo as the Director of - the Central Intelligence Agency

• The sportsperson appointed as the Head Coach of the Mumbai Indians team of the IPL is - Mahela Jayawardene

• The theme of the 2016 World Internet Conference that was held in Wuzhen, China is - Innovation-driven Internet Development for the Benefit of All – Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace

• The machine that has been recently named as the world’s fastest supercomputer in the TOP500 list is - Sunway TaihuLight

• The government allowed dispensing cash of up to 2000 rupees through debit card swipe at some selected - IOCL, BPCL and HPCL petrol pumps

• The International Conference on Brucellosis 2016 was inaugurated in - New Delhi

• The country that surpassed Saudi Arabia to become India’s top crude oil supplier is - Iran

• The regional development organization that recently granted a loan assistance of 1000 million US dollar to Power Grid Corporation of India is - Asian Development Bank

• The Minimum Support Price hiked in wheat by the Union Government for 2016-17 is - Rupees 100 per quintal

• The country that conducted the 2016 Raad ul Barq military exercise is - Pakistan

• The Supreme Court judge who was appointed the Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority is - Jagdish Singh Khehar

• Theme of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2016- Vital post-crash actions: Medical Care, Investigation, Justice!

• The Union Government recently decided to permit families celebrating weddings to withdraw- 250000 rupees

• The Union Government recently allowed withdrawal of 2000 rupees cash from- Petrol Pumps

• The Union Government recently reduced the limit of exchange of old 500 and 1000 rupees notes from 4500 rupees to- 2000 rupees

• The Supreme Court held that a child adopted by a Hindu widow will not have any rights on the property of the woman's deceased husband under- Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956

• The winner of the 2016 Resorts World Manila Masters is - SSP Chawrasia

• The sprinter who was recently handed an eight-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency is - Dharambir Singh

• Mehbooba Mufti formally launched the World Bank-funded Jhelum-Tawi flood recovery project. The amount that the World Bank had agreed fund the project is - $250 million

• The 2016 World Internet Conference was recently held in - China

• The Indian actor who recently launched the book titled ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’ is - Twinkle Khanna

• The Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar recently launched a scheme to provide free electricity connection to about 50 lakh homes by 2018. The scheme is called as - Har Ghar Bijli Lagatar

• The founding treaty of International Criminal Court- Rome Statute

• Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir who died in November 2016 is – Lt. Gen Srinivas Kumar Sinha

• World Toilet Day was observed on 19 November 2016 with theme - ‘Toilets and Jobs’

• The Supreme Court has restrained vigilante groups in a state from imparting training to children and distributing air guns to the people at a subsidised rate to kill stray dogs. The state is - Kerala

• Company that launched the photo scanning app named PhotoScan- Google

• DRDO recently successfully carried out maiden flight of- RUSTOM – II

• World Philosophy Day 2016 is celebrated every year on- Third Thursday of November

• The Unique Identification Authority of India recently launched a revamped version of its toll-free helpline number - 1947

• More than 20 countries recently signed the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance at Marrakech, Morocco. The Alliance was first proposed by - India

• The sixth India China joint training exercise commenced at the parade ground in Aundh Military Camp, Pune. The exercise is named as - Hand- in- Hand 2016

• The Indian city, which was the host of the 2016 National Children’s Film Festival, is - Jaipur

• The theme of the 2016 National Children’s Film Festival that concluded recently is - Make in India

• The exhibition that was organised by Ministry of Minority Affairs at India International Trade Fair (2016) to exhibit and promote artisans from minority communities and sell their products - Hunar Haat (Skill Haat)

• The word was declared as the Word of the Year for the year 2016 by Oxford Dictionaries - Post-truth

• It became the first state of India to adopt a resolution that welcomes the demonetisation scheme of the union government - Chhattisgarh

• A special court in Mumbai has allowed Enforcement Directorate (ED) to send a Letter of Request to the British government for execution of a non-bailable warrant against - Lalit Modi

• The Indian Navy will get four advanced maritime reconnaissance aircraft with upgrades starting July 2020 - P-8I

• Company that tops SBI’s list of willful defaulters- Kingfisher Airlines

• State government that permitted its residents to use old 500 and 1000 rupee notes for land registry fee payment- Uttar Pradesh

• India and ADB signed 500 million US dollar loan to build country’s longest river bridge across Ganges River. The bridge will be located in the state of - Bihar

• Harish Bhat has recently replaced Cyrus Mistry as the Chairman of - the Tata Global Beverages

• The International Master who recently won the National Women Premier Championship for the third time is - Padmini Rout

• The winner of the 2016 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence is - Federal Research and Methodological Center for Tolerance Psychology and Education

• The state that became the first in India to adopt Fly Ash Utilisation Policy is - Maharashtra

• The state government that has permitted the people to pay out the registry fee for their land and property registrations with old bank notes of 500 and 1000 till 24 November 2016 is – Uttar Pradesh

• The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved constitution of 'special committee for inter-linking of rivers' in compliance with - 2012 Supreme Court order

• He will head the eight-member task force that was constituted by RBI to re-calibrate all ATMs functioning in India – SS Mundra, deputy governor of RBI

• India inked two agreements in the field of water resources management and agriculture with – Israel

• Israeli President who was first to visit India in past two decades is - Reuven Rivlin

• Over 20 countries, including Brazil and France, signed the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) an initiative that is the brainchild of - Prime Minister Narendra Modi

• US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan said that the Congress has passed a bill seeking to extend sanctions on Iran for another - Ten years

• In yet another move to lessen woes of people facing cash crunch, the RBI has directed banks to waive ATM charges on all transactions done by savings bank customers till - 30 December 2016

• She will captain Indian senior women's hockey team in the Test Series against Australia to be played at Melbourne from November 23 to November 30 - Forward Vandana Katariya

• The alleged computer hacker accused of snatching data from the US Defense Department, the US Army and the FBI for whose extradition the UK government has approved the extradition is - Lauri Love

• The 2016 World Internet Conference will kick off today in - the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen

• The theme of the 2016 World Pneumonia Day is - Keep the Promise, Stop Pneumonia Now

•The winner of the 2016 Hero Women's Indian Open is - Aditi Ashok

• The actor that recently won the Academy Honorary Award is - Jackie Chan

• Nawaz Sharif recently inaugurated the operational activities of the Gwadar Port, which is a strategic part of - China Pakistan Economic Corridor

• The focus country in the 2016 India International Trade Fair (IITF) is - Belarus

• The Partner Country of the 2016 India International Trade Fair (IITF) is - South Korea

• The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum's Week started on 14 November 2016 at - Lima in Peru

• The moon, termed as Supermoon, that was seen on 14 November 2016 was last seen on – 26 January 1948

• As part of its efforts to continue the global transition to zero-and-low carbon energy sources, the United States (US) has announced two financial projects for India. The projects worth - 95 million US dollars

• In yet another move to lessen woes of people facing cash crunch, the RBI has directed banks to waive ATM charges on all transactions done by savings bank customers till - 30 December 2016

• He became the first Indian to be elected the President of the International Hockey Federation - Narinder Batra

• About 2 lakh heavy diesel vehicles more than 15 years old will not be allowed to ply neither can be parked from 14 November 2016 in – Delhi, NCR

• He lifted the Brazilian Grand Prix 2016 - Lewis Hamilton

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