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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 16 April to 22 April 2017

Apr 22, 2017 12:49 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 16 April to 22 April 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include India-Indonsia Energy Forum, Times 100 Influential People List and World Hemophilia Day among others.

• The first India-Indonesia Energy Forum was held in – Jakarta

• Indian who made it to the Times 100 Influential People list of 2017 - Narendra Modi

• Airline that became the world’s first airline to adopt new satellite-based airplane tracking system - Malaysia Airlines

• A set of four rare stamps auctioned in UK, featured portrait of - Mahatma Gandhi

• Report published by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to highlight that nearly 30% of World Heritage Sites are plagued by poaching, illegal logging and fishing - Not For Sale

• This country’s former president has been disqualified from running in the upcoming presidential elections – Iran

• The high court judges of this state have decided to give up the red beacon lights much before the set deadline – Delhi

• The District administration of Indore recently presented the Padma Shri award on behalf of the Union Government to this 91-year old doctor- Dr. Bhakti Yadav

• This state government is planning to set up “Book Banks” in schools to provide old books to needy students – Punjab

• The theme of the 2017 International Mother Earth Day is - Environmental & Climate Literacy

• The Indian Navy Ship that is currently undertaking a hydrographic survey of Weligama Bay along with Sri Lankan Navy is - INS Darshak

• The winner of the UNESCO’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize is - Giuseppina Nicolini

• The Aisan Games that will feature esports as a medal event, according to Olympic Council of Asia, is - 2022 Asian Games in China

• The Chief Minister of this state has ordered a review of the prestigious Yash Bharti Awards that were started by the previous government - Uttar Pradesh

• Parliament of this country in April 2017 decided to transfer the control of royal agencies from the government to the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn – Thailand

• The Supreme Court (SC) in April 2017 set a benchmark for maintenance to be paid by a husband to his estranged wife. The percent of Alimony that should be paid to the estranged wife is - 25 per cent

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Day of Vesak in Sri Lanka, which is celebrated annually on - 12 May

• The English businesswoman and fashion designer who was recently appointed the Officer of the Order of the British Empire is - Victoria Beckham

• The amount contributed by India recently to the United Nations Election Assistance Programme is - USD 250000

• The state that has been chosen for the Krishi Karman Awards 2015-16 in medium category (1 to 10 million tonnes) is - Himachal Pradesh

• India’s most-valued Public Sector Unit (PSU) in terms of market valuation - State Bank of India (SBI)

• Country that abolished its 457 Visa programme which is used largely by Indians - Australia

• City that will host the main event of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations in June 2017 - Lucknow

• Private sector company became India’s most-valued in terms of market valuation - Tata Consultancy Services

• NGT has ordered this city to introduce destination buses to improve air quality – Delhi

• This e-tailer has acquired logistics start-up InLogg to smooth its delivery process – Myntra

• The Civil Services Day (CSD) is celebrated on this day in India – 21 April

• The NGT has ordered for immediate closure of industries located around this lake in Bengaluru - Bellandur lake

• She was chosen for the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award of the Maharashtra Government - Saira Banu

• He was chosen for the Raj Kapoor Special contribution award in April 2017 - Jackie Shroff

• He is the author of the book One Part Woman that in recent past was chosen for Sahitya Akademi’s award for translation in English - Aniruddhan Vasudevan

• Site of this cinema at Lal Chowk of Srinagar will be developed as a heritage museum soon - Palladium Cinema

• The historian who was recently conferred with Dr Paduru Gururaja Bhat Award 2017 is - A V Narasimha Murthy

• The officer of Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) of 1980 batch appointed as the Financial Commissioner of Railways is - B N Mohapatra

• TAL Manufacturing Solutions recently unveiled India’s first conceptualized, designed and manufactured articulated industrial robot. The robot is called as – BRABO

• The person appointed as the Chairman of the Police Complaint Authority of Chandigarh is - Mahavir S Chauhan

• This state government has introduced the Social Security Yojana combining five separate beneficiary schemes- West Bengal

• The largest Indian missile destroyer ship has been dedicated to this Indian port city- Chennai

• This former Indian cricketer has been named as one of the commentators for the upcoming Champions trophy - Saurav Ganguly

• This country is hosting the 3rd Edition of Global Exhibition on Services (GES – 2017) - India

• UN is going to issue special stamps to commemorate this International Day - International Day of Yoga

• Renowned computer pioneer who developed word processing program that became Microsoft Word - Robert W Taylor

• World’s oldest person who passed away recently at age of 117 - Emma Martina Luigia Morano

• First-ever Nepal-China joint military exercise ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017 began in - Kathmandu

• Food delivery and home services app was launched by Google for Indian market - Areo

• To tighten rules of H-1B visa rules, the US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order named - Buy American, Hire American

• The Mars orbiter that in recent past captured a region of Mars sprayed with strange-shaped secondary craters is - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

• The cinema at Lal Chowk of Srinagar whose site will be used for development of a heritage museum soon is - Palladium Cinema

• The World Hemophilia Day was celebrated across the world on 17 April 2017 with the theme - Hear Their Voices

• This state has become the first Indian state to launch a special awareness drive to ensure that transgenders in the state register as voters – Maharashtra

• This state government has recently launched ‘unemployment allowance scheme’ – Himachal Pradesh

• This state’s government has decided to provide pension to former circus artistes - Kerala

• The Koradi thermal power station, which was recently inaugurated by the PM Narendra Modi, is located in – Maharashtra

• Girish Chandra Saxena, who was passed away recently, worked as the Governor of – Jammu & Kashmir

• The joint military exercise Sagarmatha Friendship-2017 has commenced between – China and Nepal

• This multilateral organisation released the report Globalisation Backlash – World Bank Group

• Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is on a State visit to India, is the President of - Nepal

• The Union Government recently launched a launched a comprehensive module and a training program for capacity building of Elected Women Representatives of Panchayats at – Ranchi, Jharkhand

• The theme of the 2017 World Heritage Day is - Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism

• The IIT that is all set to introduce a Vastu Shastra classes for its architecture students is - IIT Kharagpur

• The winner of the Arunachal Festival of Speed is - Amanpreet Ahluwalia

• Prisoners of this country in Israeli prisons have started a hunger strike - Palestine

• This country has said that it will abolish a temporary work visa popular with foreigners and replace it with a visa requiring better English language and work skills - Australia

• China have said that it was willing to work with all parties to achieve denuclearisation and stability on - the Korean Peninsula

• Indian environmental engineer who won the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Award - Trupti Jain

• Countries that held their first-ever joint military exercise Sagarmatha Friendship-2017 - China and Nepal

• State that celebrated its 70th Foundation Day recently - Himachal Pradesh

• Number of CPSEs that were recently approved by CCEA for getting listed on stock exchange - Eleven

• The winner of the 2017 Singapore Open Men’s Singles title is - B Sai Praneeth

• The winner of the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix is - Sebastian Vettel

• The winner of the Asian Billiards Championship is - Pankaj Advani

• The actor, best known for his roles as Sheriff J.W. Pepper in the James Bond movies, who dies recently is - Clifton James

• The progressive rock and jazz fusion guitar pioneer who passed away recently is - Allan Holdsworth

• NASA researchers have found evidence of ingredients needed for a habitable environment on these two planet’s moons - Saturn & Jupiter

• Recently released Indian Dhow was hijacked off the coast of this country’s island – Yemen

• Scientists have found a second Great Spot on this planet- Jupiter

• This country is going to launch its first cargo spacecraft into space- China

• This country’s president has won the Time Magazine's Most Influential Person poll- Philippines

• The scheme that was launched by Maharashtra Government to help farmers in increasing their income by cutting production cost and increase in output is - Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer scheme

• The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching its 'South Asia Satellite' in - May 2017


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