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Current Affairs One liners of the Week 18 September to 23 September 2017

Sep 23, 2017 10:07 IST
Current Affairs One liners of the Week 18 September to 23 September 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 18 September and 23 September 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 2017 BWF Korean Open Super Series Women’s Singles title, 1st National Conference on Mission Mode and First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ among others.

• The winner of the 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award is - Zannah Mustapha

• The yesteryear’s Bollywood actress known for her roles in Aar Par and CID who passed away recently is – Shakila

• Number of nations that have signed United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is – 50

• The country not among the 50 nations who have signed United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is - France

• The book by novelist Salman Rushdie that was recently listed among New York Times Bestseller is - The Golden House

• World's richest woman and L'Oreal heiress who passed away recently - Liliane Bettencourt

• India's first indigenously built Scorpene submarine which was delivered to Indian Navy recently - INS Kalvari

• Union Government recently launched a new PPP Policy with an aim to provide central assistance for - Affordable Housing

• State that launched the mobile app ‘People First’ for citizens - Andhra Pradesh

• Person appointed as the new interim chairman of National Payments Corporation of India - B Sambamurthy

• This Indian state has become the first in the world to launch electric bus service at an altitude of 13 thousand feet – Himachal Pradesh

• This submarine, first of the six Scorpene-class submarines, has been delivered to the Indian Navy and will be commissioned soon- INS Kalvari

• India will be collaborating with this nation to build a nuclear power plant in Bangladesh - Russia

• The Chief Minister of this state announced that it will be declared ODF by March 2018 – Andhra Pradesh

• Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has proposed for creating UN-supervised safe zones in thjs nation to protect a particular community from persecution - Myanmar

• The Centre plans to use floating B4 boat labs to study which river - Bramhaputra

• The six scorpene-class submarines that will initiate the modernisation of the Indian navy are being designed by a company belonging to this country- France

• India will be hosting World Food India 2017 between 3 November and 5 November 2017 in this city – New Delhi

• He will be the brand ambassador of the World Food India 2017 that will be held in New Delhi in November 2017 - Sanjeev Kapoor

• The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will hold a quiz on environment - ‘Prakriti Khoj’ throughout the country.  The quiz programme will be held for paying tribute to this personality - Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

• India on 20 September 2017 added one gold and two bronze medals to their kitty on the fifth day of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games is being held at - Ashgabat in Turkmenistan

• Union Government has projected that the strategic Chabahar Port in Iran will be operational by the end of - 2018

• Theme of International Day of Peace 2017 - Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All

• The US and UAE joint military exercise that began in Abu Dhabi - Iron Union 5

• Person recently conferred with the President's Medal for meritorious service - D Roopa

• Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released a Commemorative Coin to commemorate birth centenary of - MS Subbulakshmi

• International Day of Peace is observed every year on - 21 September

• Chabahar Port, a port that is strategic for all three nations-India, Iran and Afghanistan, will be made operational by 2018 end in this nation - Iran

• This team known to have produced some of the cricket’s greatest players has not directly qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019- West Indies

• This state has become the first one in India to set up family welfare committees – Tripura

• The Union Cabinet has approved this revised Supplementary Nutrition cost norms for the severely malnourished children- Rs 12

• India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in form sector will be launched on 16 October 2017 in three districts and they are - Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra

• The Union Government will be launching a mobile application for central government employees on 20 September 2017 that will help the retiring government employees to monitor - the progress of their pension settlement cases

• The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from October 10-13, 2017 in - Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR)

• President of this country in his address at United Nations General Assembly on 19 September 2017 in New York expressed concern over terrorist threats and backed the new US Strategy - Afghanistan

• High Court of this state has pulled up the state’s civic body for calling effigy makers “encroachers” of public land, and destroying and confiscating the effigies of demon king Ravan – Delhi

• The number of medals won by India at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games is - 4

• The state that recently became the first state in India to set up family welfare district committees is - Tripura

• The entity that won the Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar for the year 2016-17 is - Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

• Rajnikant Mishra was recently named the new Chief of the Sashastra Seema Bal. He will replace - Archana Ramasundaram

• The country that will conduct the BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017 is – India

• Former Soviet military officer who died in May 2017 and was known as the man who averted possible nuclear war - Stanislav Petrov

• Theme of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2017 - Caring for all life under the sun

• Country with which Russia restored airline services for the first time since 2004 - Iraq

• Cricketer who was recently recommended for Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award - Mahendra Singh Dhoni

• Oil company that recently made a significant oil discovery to the west of prime Mumbai High fields in the Arabian sea - Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

• This state’s high court has ordered the state government to grant books and uniform instead of cash to the Below Poverty Line students - Chhattisgarh

• The WCD Ministry is holding 1st National Conference on Mission Mode to address – Under Nutrition

• The 38th meeting of Transport Development Council is scheduled to be held in this city- Vadodara

• With Brexit underway, UK is working toward a new bilateral trade deal with this nation - Canada

• The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to verify whether the Archery Association of India (AAI) has amended its constitution in accordance with the National Sports Development Code (NSDC) of - 2011

• Union Government has decided to form inter-ministerial committee to monitor implementation of safety measures in schools. The committee of these many secretaries will be constituted to monitor the implementation and progress of the guidelines – Six secretaries

• India's exports have recorded a double digit growth of ____ per cent during August 2017 mainly on account of rise in shipments of chemicals, petroleum and engineering products – 10.29 per cent

• The IPS officer appointed as the Director-General of the National Investigation Agency is - Y C Modi

• The US Army recently inaugurated its first ever permanent base in – Israel

• She was recently appointed as the first ever woman prosecutor of Brazil. Her name is - Raquel Dodge

• The television series that won the Outstanding Comedy Series award at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is - Veep

• Actor who was recently appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Uttarakhand - Akshay Kumar

• Person appointed as the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal - Rajni Kant Misra

• The player who won the 2017 BWF Korean Open Super Series Women’s Singles title is - PV Sindhu

• The television series that won the Outstanding Drama Series award at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Award is - The Handmaid's Tale

• The country that released postage stamps on Indian yoga experts is – Japan

• The species that was recently moved from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’ category in the IUCN Red List is - Snow Leopard

• The steel making company that supplied 80 per cent of steel for the construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project is - Steel Authority of India

• This person was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Peru by The Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on 17 September 2017 - Mercedes Araoz

• The GST Network (GSTN) on 17 September 2017 said that it has reopened the facility for small taxpayers with a turnover of up to this amount to opt for composition scheme - Rs 75 lakh

• The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has opposed the September 25 independence referendum planned by proto-state Kurds of this country for the enclave in the country's north - Iraq

• He won the Singapore Grand Prix on 17 September 2017 - Lewis Hamilton

• India on 16 September 2017 mourned the passing of this iconic 1965 Indo-Pak war hero, the first-ever Marshal of the Indian Air Force - Arjan Singh

• This state’s government has announced the setting up of a well-equipped skill city – Assam

• India has exempted import duty on a range of sporting goods and equipments for this major sporting event - FIFA U-17 World Cup

• Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched Google’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) based digital payment service called - Tez

• The United States of America is considering closing its embassy located in this country - Cuba

• India have signed off with a rich haul of one gold, four silver, and three bronze medals at the Ahmet Comert Boxing Championships for youth women boxers. The competitions were held in - Istanbul, Turkey

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