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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 18 December to 23 December 2017

Dec 23, 2017 15:37 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 18 December and 23 December 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include military exercise ‘EKUVERIN 2017’, UN World Migration Report 2017 and Consumer Protection Bill among others.

• The Union Government is going to formally launch the - 'Ganga Gram' Project

• This Indian Coast Guard Ship , the sixth in the series of six 105m Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) was recently commissioned into service – Sujay

• This Minister will continue to serve as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the second straight term in a row – Vijay Rupani

• The high court of this state has ordered to cut off electricity, water supplies to the unregistered commercial establishments - Himachal Pradesh

• The 20th Special Representatives level talks are underway between India and this nation – China

• This Indian female cricketer has been selected for both ICC Women's ODI Cricket Team of the Year and ICC Women's T20 International Cricket Team of the Year - Ekta Bisht

• This state’s assembly has passed a stringent bill, UPCOC, which is aimed at curbing organised crime and terror in the state - Uttar Pradesh

• The Union Cabinet on 20 December 2017 approved this new bill that seeks to establish an authority to safeguard consumers' rights - Consumer Protection Bill

• The Union government has imposed a 30 % import duty on these food grains - Chana, Masoor

• Person appointed as Officiating Chief of National Green Tribunal - Justice UD Salvi  

• This city will host Commonwealth Games in 2022 - Birmingham  

• Exercise conducted by Indian Army's Southern Command in Rajasthan - Hamesha Vijayee

• This state decided to beautify and upgrade the 187-year-old Babughat - West Bengal

• This Indian city was ranked 7th in most expensive office locations list as per JLL India Report 2017 - Delhi

• Union Government recently gave environmental clearance for Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme in - Telangana

• This state’s government has approved the setting up of ‘cow protection committees - Uttar Pradesh

• The Lok Sabha passed this bill amending regulations governing compensation amount payable for acquisition of immovable property by the central government for defence and security purposes -The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017

• India has signed a MoU with this nation to develop Rakhine state, to enable safe return of Rohingya Muslims - Myanmar

• He resigned as the Chairperson of National Green Tribunal on 19 December 2017 - Justice Swatanter Kumar

• Indian army conducted a major exercise called 'Hamesha Vijayee' in this state - Rajasthan

• This nation announced its intention of hosting a meeting of WTO member nations in Feb 2018 to garner support for issues like food security - India

• The Indian navy conducted bilateral military exercise ‘Naseem-Al-Bahr’ with this nation’s naval force - Oman

• India has signed a financial agreement for a skill strengthening project with this International financial institution - World Bank

• The lawmakers of this nation voted to remove presidential age limits, paving way for their current President to serve a sixth term in office - Uganda

• Indian navy completed the 2nd phase of joint oceanographic survey with this country’s naval force - Sri Lanka

• This Judicial member has been appointed as the acting chairperson of National Green Tribunal (NGT), following Justice Swatanter Kumar’s superannuation - Justice U D Salvi

• This bill has been passed by both the houses of the Parliament, as of 19 December 2017 - The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017

• Person selected for Moortidevi Award 2017 - Joy Goswami

• Person conferred with 2017 National Design Award - G Satheesh Reddy

• This state recently celebrated its 56th Liberation Day in India - Goa

• BJP won by majority in Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017. The party won - 44 seats

• Losar Festival celebrations were organised at - Ladakh

• This state government banned the production and use of Chinese ‘manjha’ - Punjab

• World Minorities Rights Day is celebrated every year on - 18 December

• Justice Swatanter Kumar resigned as the Chairman of - National Green Tribunal

• The Jokapatha village received electricity for the first time after 70 years of independence. The Jokapatha village is located in - Chhattisgarh

• International Human Solidarity Day is celebrated every year on - 20 December

• India collaborated with this country for 2nd phase of joint oceanographic survey - Sri Lanka

• This country overtook Saudi Arabia as top oil supplier to India - Iraq

• This country has largest Diaspora population in the world, as per UN World Migration Report 2017 - India

• This person won the 2017 presidential election of Chile - Sebastian Pinera

• Theme of 2017 International Migrants Day - Safe Migration in a World on the Move

• Winner of presidential vote in Honduras election 2017 - Juan Orlando Hernandez

• UNESCO partnered with this company for videos on Indian heritage sites - Samsung

• Person appointed as member of the  Union Public Service Commission recently - Smita Nagaraj

• This party formed majority government for the sixth-straight term in Gujarat - BJP

• The Skill Development Ministry has signed a MoU with this automobile manufacturer to impart skill training to youth - Maruti Suzuki

• The Communications regulator of this country rolled back net neutrality rules that were introduced in the nation in 2015 - US

• This Indian Olympian clinched the gold medal in the 62kg women's freestyle category at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships 2017 - Sakshi Malik

• This bill proposing to put an end to the need for getting inter-state permit to transport bamboo was introduced in Lok Sabha - Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017

• This nation will host a meeting of WTO member countries in February 2018 to muster support for food security and other issues - India

• He was named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2017 - Roger Federer

• Vijay Diwas, the day commemorating India’s 1971 victory over Pakistan, was observed on this day - 17 December

• This Indian shuttler won the silver medal at BWF Dubai World Series Finals 2017 - PV Sindhu

• The counting of votes for these two state assemblies began on 18 December 2017 - Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

• This double Olympian won the gold medal for India in the final of the 74kg freestyle category at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships -Sushil Kumar

• This political party is all set to retain its sixth straight term in power in Gujarat - Bharatiya Janata Party

• This country was recently declared polio-free by the World Health Organization - Gabon

• Union Cabinet recently approved agreement with UNESCO for establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography in - Hyderabad

• PM Narendra Modi recently dedicated 60 MW Tuitial Hydro Power Project to the nation. The project is based in - Mizoram

• The National Green Tribunal recently banned plastic items in towns located along banks of – Ganga

• The official emblem of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games is - Flying High

• Bilateral military exercise “EKUVERIN 2017” began recently between India and - Maldives

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