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

Jul 22, 2017 14:09 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 16 July and 22 July 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 14th President of India, Chief Minister of Nagaland and SOHUM among others.

• Person elected as the 14th President of India - Ram Nath Kovind

• Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  dedicated the state’s longest bridge to the nation and named it after - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

• According to Forbes Middle East, this lady topped a poll of the most powerful Arab women in government 2017 - Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

• Ghost nets have emerged as the greatest killers of the underwater ecosystem in the seas off - Kerala

• Student presented with the ‘Pranab Mukherjee Award for Academic Excellence’ - Aman Aggarwal

• The mission under which the Union Ministry of Rural Development will soon launch a new sub-scheme Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana is - Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission

• Lead singer of the famous band Linking Park who recently passed away - Chester Bennington

• Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble recently jointly detected massive cosmic explosion on - Proxima Centauri

• The President of India Pranab Mukharjee recently inaugurated the Bicentenary celebration of the Paika Rebellion, which was - an armed rebellion against the British East India Company's rule in Odisha in 1817

• This MP has won the award for Best Woman Parliamentarian of the Year (Rajya Sabha) at Lokmat Parliamentary Awards 2017- Jaya Bachchan

• A key US congressional panel voted in favour of a bill imposing tougher conditions on this country - Pakistan

• This major city would be developed into a smart port city by the Union government - Paradip

• This state will be hosting a literary festival with ‘Tolerance’ as the theme – Kerala

• Indian women cricket team vice-captain whose unbeaten knock of 171 off 115-balls helped India to storm into finals of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup of Cricket - Harmanpreet Kaur

• The country whose lawmakers recently passed the draft bill to further strengthen the country’s anti-terror laws is – France

• The Islamic organisation recently banned by Indonesia to protect Pancasila is - Hizb ut-Tahrir

• She was recently appointed by Facebook as the Vice-President of Communications for Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger - Rachel Whetstone

• The author of the book titled Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives is - C. Raj Kumar

• Person sworn-in as the chief minister of Nagaland - TR Zeliang

• Mobile app launched by UIDAI to carry unique identification profile on mobile - mAadhaar app

• Supreme Court recently allowed the Centre to replace the oversight committee set up to supervise the functioning of the Medical Coucil of India (MCI) with a fresh panel of - 5 doctors

• Public sector bank launched a one stop integrated website for home buyers - State Bank of India

• The Telangana government has launched this special portal to act as a single window for all grievances and their redressal management- Janahitha

• This state has imposed a weight limit of 5 kg on school bags of children studying in classes below X – Telangana

• UK’s new plastic 10 pound note features the portrait of this former British author - Jane Austen

• The environment ministry has approved projects aimed at addressing the vulnerabilities arising out of climate change in these three Indian states- Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim

• Polls of this institution/organization say that India will reclaim its position as fastest growing global economy in 2017 -  Reuters

• The Union Cabinet on 19 July 2017 approved revision of the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) guidelines to expand the scope of welfare measures for overseas Indian nationals in times of distress and emergency. The guidelines would cover three key areas namely - Improvement in Consular services, Community Welfare activities and Assisting Overseas Indian nationals in distress situations

• The Centre has asked the state governments to set up their own insurance companies for better implementation of - the crop insurance scheme

• The country on which the United States of America recently imposed new sanctions over missile tests is – Iran

• Britain’s first woman Sikh Member of Parliament who was recently elected to the Home Affairs Select Committee is - Preet Kaur Gill

• The country in which India recently launched a Solar Electrification Project to electrify a remote village named Agaween is – Egypt

• The state that recently decided to develop eco-bridges for movement of tigers is - Telangana

• Person appointed as the President of Ramakrisahna Math and Mission - Swami Smarananandaji

• Person who resigned as the Editor of Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) recently - Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

• Phase IX of the prestigious Science Express exhibition train reached - Maharashtra

• These two political leaders recently took oath as Members of the Lok Sabha - Farooq Abdullah and PK Kunhalikutty

• This bench of Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) held that Soldiers injured pre-Independence are entitled to war injury pension - Chandigarh Bench

• The Supreme Court has decided that its large-bench will decided whether right to privacy is a fundamental right in Indian Constitution or not. The number of judges in this large bench will be – Nine

• This country in July 2017 banned Hizbut Tahrir group that seeks to establish global caliphate - Indonesia

• This country in recent past jailed six human-rights activists including Amnesty International's chief of the country for allegedly aiding terrorists - Turkey

• This state has implemented Shaala Siddhi Protsahan Yojana in 25 thousand government schools – Madhya Pradesh

• This country has successfully tested the world’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS)- The United States of America

• He has been appointed as the new bowling coach of Team India – Bharat Arun

• The Maharashtra government on 18 July 2017 approved a revised policy of this scheme- Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree

• This automaker has rolled-out India’s first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus - Tata Motors

• The indigenously developed newborn hearing screening device that was launched by YS Chowdary, the Minister of State for Science and Technology & Earth science in recent past is - SOHUM

• The actor who won the Academy Awards (Oscars) for his performance in the supporting role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994) has died. He is - Martin Landau

• The legendary filmmaker, who is considered as pioneer of zombie genre, is dead. He is - George Andrew Romero

• NDA's candidate for the Vice-Presidential Elections 2017 - M Venkaiah Naidu

• Person sworn-in as the Chief Justice of Nepal - Gopal Prasad Parajuli

• Country that renamed part of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea - Indonesia

• Person who won the Victorian Open Squash tournament 2017 - Harinder Pal Sandhu

• The city that will host the 2022 Short Course Swimming Championships is - Kazan

• The city that will host the 2024 Short Course Swimming Championships is – Budapest

• The Union Textile Minister who was recently given additional charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry is - Smriti Irani

• The winner of the 2017 British Grand Prix is - Lewis Hamilton

• This bill is up for consideration and passage in the Monsoon session of Lok Sabha 2017- The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill

• PM Narendra Modi would be inaugurating a national memorial to mark the second death anniversary of this former Indian President- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

• Nelson Mandela International Day was observed across the world on this day- 18 July

• This Indian state has set up a panel to look into the legal possibility of designing its own ‘state flag’- Karnataka

• Union Civil Aviation Ministry signed an MoU to promote regional air connectivity with - Bihar

• According to a recent study, this delta region shrank by 20 per cent due to climate change - Cauvery

• FIFA recently lifted the ban on this country's football team - Sudan

• Telecom company that launched Rs 330 crore 100G Optical Transport Network (NG-OTN) - BSNL

• Longest ever social campaign that was recently undertaken for the Swachh Bharat National Mission, Clean Ganga project and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative - Ganga Avahan

• The Indo-Canadian vloggers who was recently appointed the UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador is - Lilly Singh

• The first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal who passed away recently is - Maryam Mirzakhani

• The winner of the 2017 Wimbledon Women’s Singles title is - Garbine Muguruza

• The country whose parliament recently passed a bill allowing MPs and justice minister to appoint judges is – Poland

• The winner of the 2017 Wimbledon’s Boys' Singles title is - Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

• The former Chief Minister of Sikkim who died on 16 July 2017 is - Nar Bahadur Bhandari

• The 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards was announced on 15 July 2017 at - East Rutherford, New Jersey

• He clinched the 2017 Wimbledon men’s singles title - Roger Federer

• He won the best actor (male) award in the 18th edition of IIFA awards, which was announced on 15 July 2017 - Shahid Kapoor

• She won the best actor (female) award in the 18th edition of IIFA awards, which was announced on 15 July 2017 - Alia Bhatt

• He will head the 19-member panel, named National Steering Committee, which was constituted to study cow derivatives - Harsh Vardhan, the Union Science and Technology Minister

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