Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 15 January to 20 January 2018

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 15 January and 20 January 2018. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include the appointment of Minister for loneliness, ‘Top 100 Global Technology Leaders’ list and the world’s largest air purifier among others.

Jan 20, 2018 14:41 IST
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The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 15 January and 20 January 2018. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include the appointment of Minister for loneliness, ‘Top 100 Global Technology Leaders’ list and the world’s largest air purifier among others.

• This former Gujarat CM has been appointed as the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh - Anandiben Patel

• This nation has lifted restrictions that were imposed on Internet use – Iran

• This former Union Minister and senior RJD member passed away on 14 January - Raghunath Jha

• This nation’s President has ordered to re-impose a ban on women buying alcohol - Sri Lanka

• The High Court of this state has ordered the state government to file a report on steps taken to improve children's homes - Maharashtra

• India has signed 9 MoU’s for cooperation in areas including cyber security, space and oil & gas sector with this nation - Israel

• The UIDA has introduced this new means of Aadhaar authentication - Face

• India signed four agreements for collaboration in ICT sector with this nation - Sri Lanka

• This historical war memorial in India has been renamed after the Israeli city of Haifa - Teen Murti

• The 7th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav began in this state on 14 January - Karnataka

• India signed a MoU with this nation on the return of illegal migrants - UK

• The Defence Acquisition Council has cleared procurement of small arms worth this much amount - Rs 3547 Cr

• India is going to conduct a joint military exercise called ‘Vajra Prahar’ with this nation – US

• This Union Department signed a MoU with Confederation of Indian Industry for the development of logistics sector - Department of Commerce

• This company has topped Thomson Reuters’ debut list of ‘Top 100 Global Technology Leaders’ - Microsoft

• In the Thomson Reuters’ list of top 100 global tech companies, 45 percent of the companies belong to this nation - US

• This vulnerable group would be most affected with the US’s decision to withhold almost 65 million dollars worth financial aid from UN Relief and Welfare Agency - Palestinians

• This Indian IT firm has signed a deal worth over 690 mn dollars with M&G Prudential - Tata Consultancy Services

• The Indian Coast Guard has begun its biennial search and rescue exercise with the Coast Guard of this nation - Japan

• The Union Government has sanctioned projects worth over Rs 10000 cr for this region to enable better connectivity - North-East

• This nation has launched a new guided-missile frigate called 'Wuhai' - China

• This state has decided to organise a blockchain hackathon to see if the participants can develop prototypes of the technology to solve government related issues – Karnataka

• This online video streaming service has toughened the rules regarding which videos will get advertisements - Youtube

• This country has built the world’s largest air purifier to fight pollution - China

• This cricketer was named ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017 - Virat Kohli

• She has been appointed as the Minister for Loneliness by the United Kingdom to tackle the issue of loneliness in the nation - Tracey Crouch

• He was named as the captain of both ICC Test and ODI teams of the year 2017 - Virat Kohli

• This state has claimed to become the first in India to fully achieve door-to-door garbage collection target- Madhya Pradesh

• This city will be hosting the Open Hearing and Camp Sitting by the National Human Rights Commission – Jaipur

• He won the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year award - Steve Smith

• This state cabinet has approved 1 per cent reservation for orphans in government jobs - Maharashtra

• These two nations will march under a unified flag in Winter Olympics 2018 - North and South Korea

• She won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for the year 2016 for Bharatanatyam - Geeta Chandran

• This aircraft will make its first appearance in the Republic Day Parade - Rudra

• This state’s Chief Minister has launched the ‘Girl Child Week’ - Delhi

• This messenger service application has launched its business version to enable businesses to communicate better with their customers globally – Whatsapp

• The Indian football team climbed 3 places to be at this rank in the first FIFA rankings of 2018 - 102

• This state’s government has approved Rs 4000 Cr project to promote climate-resilient agriculture - Maharashtra

• Archaeologists discovered the World's Biggest Flooded Cave in this nation – Mexico

• This state is going to set up a Blockchain academy - Kerala

• This state government has come out with an Aerospace & Defence policy - Tamil Nadu

• Survey suggests that students of this nation are too busy for playtime – China

• The European Union signed agreements on new cooperation programmes with this nation – Russia

• This state has become the first one to unveil public cloud policy - Maharashtra

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated this facility in Ahmedabad - iCreate

• This Punjab Minister has resigned from his post following opposition backlash over his alleged involvement in sand mining auctions - Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh

• PM Modi inaugurated project commencement of this state’s first oil refinery – Rajasthan

• A group of Muhajirs have launched ‘Free Karachi’ campaign in this nation – United States of America

• This Israeli toddler who survived the 26/11 terror attacks that took the lives of his parents along with hundreds of others, recently returned to the city for the first time post the attack - Moshe Holtzberg

• This court termed the attack by Khap panchayats over inter-caste marriage as illegal - Supreme Court of India

• Recently, a rocked landed inside the Indian embassy premises located in this nation - Afghanistan

• This former BJP leader passed away on 16 January after suffering from a cardiac arrest – Former MLC Narayan Sadashiv Pharande

• This country has become the first one to be connected to India’s National Knowledge Network - Sri Lanka

• This Vice Admiral has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of Western Naval Command - Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh

• PM Modi said that the role of business & industry is crucial in transformation of ties between India and this nation - Israel

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