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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 16 October to 21 October 2017

Oct 21, 2017 16:04 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 16 October and 21 October 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Saksham Yojna, IamThatWoman campaign and Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration among others.

• Indian-American personality who won the 2017 American Bazaar Philanthropy award - Ajay Raju

• AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 began in - Panaji

• NIIF of India signed a pact worth USD 1 billion with - Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

• India’s first-ever All India Institute of Ayurveda was inaugurated in- New Delhi
• The first-ever International tri services joint exercise INDRA – 2017 will be conducted between India and - Russia

• This Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and General Counsel of Snapdeal resigned from office in October 2017- Anup Vikal

• This business tycoon donated $25 million to establish an endowment at Harvard University's South Asia Institute- Lakshmi Mittal

• This state will inaugurate the International Gita Mahotsav- Haryana

• The third anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission was awarded to this ministry- Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

• This day marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - 17 October

• This state is going to host its first-ever Global Investors Summit - Assam
• India has signed a MoC with this country on Technical Intern Training Programme - Japan

• This state government has reduced interest on loan under Saksham Yojna – Chhattisgarh

• Pak, Afghanistan, Nepal are among the 15 nations that have been elected to this UN body - UNHRC

• The WCD Ministry has launched an online campaign to end gender bias in women against women with the hashtag -#IamThatWoman

• This team has won the 37th All India Governor's Gold Cup football tournament for the 10th time-  Mohun Bagan

• Pakistan signed a MoU with this nation on border security management - Iran

• The World Food day was observed on 16 October with this theme - Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development

• Indian Railways has introduced a special tri-weekly Rajdhani Express on this route – Delhi – Mumbai

• This Carnatic vocalist has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16 -  T M Krishna

• Person appointed as the Director-General of UNESCO - Audrey Azoulay

• World’s largest combustion research centre was inaugurated at - IIT Madras

• Person appointed as the India’s new ambassador to China - Gautam Bambawale

• Innovative health mobile App launched by Indian Air Force - ‘MedWatch’

• International Day of Rural Women is observed every year on - 15 October

• An indigenously-built anti-submarine on 16 October 2017 which is India's first major warship to have a superstructure of carbon fibre- INS Kiltan

• She is the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign a WWE developmental contract- Shadia Bseiso

• World Food Day celebrated is celebrated on this day- 16 October

• India’s rank at the Global Hunger Index 2017 is- 100

• The full form of IFRA, the recently launched mobile app on curbing food wastage is- Indian Food Recovery Alliance

• The two Indian airports ranked one and two respectively in the category of 2-5 million passengers category by ASQ-ACI survey are- Jaipur and Srinagar Airports

• This Sun like star has been named after a Greek mythological character, Titan as it has consumed its own planets- Kronos

• This cricket team that displaced India from rank one at the ICC ODI on 19 October 2017- South Africa

• Lake Baikal, which is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, is located in this country- Russia

• Police Commemoration Day is observed on this day- 21 October

• He has appointed as the New Lokyukta of Madhya Pradesh- NK Gupta

• This Indian origin teenager who has become UK's Youngest Millionaire- Akshay Ruparelia

• A platform launched by Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) to use leftover food- IFRA

• US author George Saunders won Britain’s renowned 2017 Man Booker Prize for this book- Lincoln in the Bardo

• This e-retailer has joined hands with Union textile industry to promote handloom- Myntra

• This famous poet has been chosen for the prestigious for Padma Prabha Puraskaram- Prabha Varma

• This lake-known as the world’s deepest- is in peril- Lake Baikal

• This world’s oldest warship took off on its first sail since three years on 20 October 2017- USS Constitution

• This country according to a recently released study has topped the individual list of nations, where people are most at risk of succumbing to pollution-related diseases-India

• This state’s government has launched a new tourism policy with the aim of increasing tourist inflow in the state by two to three folds- Assam

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