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Current Affairs One Liners of the Week: 19 September to 24 September 2016

Sep 24, 2016 19:00 IST

The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the week like India-Russia Joint Military Exercise ‘INDRA-2016’, Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France and 2016 Right Livelihood Award among others.

•    Indian Air Force successfully fired the recently acquired long range air-to-air MICA missile on a manoeuvring target from - Mirage-2000 Upgrade combat aircraft

•    The renowned Hindi and Urdu writer, playwright and television personality, who died in New Delhi is - Reoti Saran Sharma

•    Delhi government on 23 September 2016 increased the retirement age of doctors working in its hospitals from 62 to - 65

•    The eighth edition of India-Russia Joint Military Exercise ‘INDRA-2016’ begun in - Ussiriysk District in Vladivostok, Russia

•    The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura called the Syrian crisis the worst humanitarian tragedy since - the Second World War

•    Test captain of the Pakistan national cricket team who became the first Pakistani to receive the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace after topping in the ICC Test Team Rankings - Misbah-ul-Haq

•    He was appointed as India’s Ambassador to the US - Navtej Sarna

•    He was appointed as the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court – Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar

•    India and France inked the 7.8-billion Euro deal for - 36 Rafale fighter jets

•    State that will now have its own bravery awards and these awards will be given out on Independence Day and Republic Day every year is - Delhi

•    Afghanistan signed a peace agreement with one of the country's largest militant groups Hezb-e-Islami led by - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

•    Two Indian forest officials, who were selected for the 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards are - Sanjay Dutta and Ritesh Sarothiya

•    Hindustani classical singer who will be honoured with the annual 'LalitArpan Samman' this year is - Shubha Mudgal

•    The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) signed a contract with M/s DST, Germany to design vessels, especially suited to navigate the 1620 km stretch of - National Waterway-1 (NW-1)

•    Author of the book "Citizen and Society" that was launched by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is - Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari

•    China's city that is set to host India Week celebrations with a business and investment meeting to be attended by CEOs of top Indian firms is - Yangzhou

•    Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the 10 percent reservation given to economically weaker sections in - Haryana

•    Winners of the 2016 Right Livelihood Award widely referred as the Alternative Nobel Prize are - Syria Civil Defence (The White Helmets), Egypt’s Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies, Russia’s Svetlana Gannushkina and Turkish daily Cumhuriyet

•    The state where about 52000 government primary and upper primary schools functioning under the School and Mass Education Department, have no teacher for each class is – Odisha

•    The country where the Muslim Brotherhood has made a return to parliament after winning 16 seats in the 130-member house is - Jordan

•    Government's think-tank Niti Aayog has devised a short-term and medium-to-long term action plan to help India achieve 50 medals in - 2024 summer Olympics

•    The company that has landed a 99.7-million dollar contract from Vietnam Border Guard to design, construct and supply high-speed patrol vessels is - Larsen & Toubro (L&T)

•    Two institutions that signed an MoU to work jointly towards sustainable development of the tea sector are - the United Planters' Association of Southern India (UPASI) and the China Tea Marketing Association (CTMA)

•    Asian Development Bank in September 2016 approved 631 million US dollars loan for- Visakhapatnam-Chennai industrial corridor

•    Two companies that recently signed MoU with Dhamra LNG Terminal Private Limited for taking equity stake in the Terminal- Indian Oil Corporation Limited and GAIL India Limited

•  CCEA approved the partial capital grant of 5176 crore rupees for development of 2539 km long Jagdishpur-Haidia and Bokaro-Dhamra Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project to- GAIL (India) Limited

•    Person appointed as the World Bank Country Director for India recently- Junaid Ahmad

•    PV Bharathi was recently appointed as the Executive Director (ED) of- Canara Ban

•    Oscar-winning director of movie LA Confidential who passed away recently- Curtis Hanson

•    The India cricketer who was recently named the captain of the India's all time Test XI by Wisden is - MS Dhoni

•    The person recently appointed the chairman of the BCCI Selection Committee is - MSK Prasad

•    The Indian industrialist who was recently conferred the Clinton Global Citizen Award is - Adi Godrej

•    Person sworn in as the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court- Girish Chandra Gupta

•    The team lifted the title of the Obaidullah Khan Heritage Cup Hockey Tournament by defeating Indian Railways - Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)

•    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for initiating the process of winding up of Hindustan Diamond Company Private Limited (HDCPL), which is a - 50:50 joint venture of the Union Government and De Beers Centenary Mauritius Limited (DBCML)

•    The Union Cabinet approved the signing and ratification of agreement for the exchange of information with respect to Taxes with – Samoa

•    The Union Cabinet approved the provision of a direct communication link through a dedicated submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) between - Mainland (Chennai) and Andaman and Nicobar Islands

•    The two nations that was requested by Assam Government to immediately rectify their travel advisory to its citizens to the state - UK and Australia

•    Country that topped the World Economic Freedom (WEF) Index 2016- Hong Kong

•   India stood at which position in the World Economic Freedom (WEF) Index 2016- 112th

•   Nobel laureate who was honoured as the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year by the Harvard Foundation- Aung San Suu Kyi

•    Person appointed as the India's Ambassador to Sweden recently- Monika Kapil Mohta

• Transportation app Ola in September 2016 tied-up for Cab Booking Interface Integration with- Yatra.Com

•    Country hit by Typhoon Meranti recently- China

•    Joint Sea-2016 naval exercise was conducted between- China and Russia

•    Person appointed as the Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India recently- VK Sharma

•  International Day of Peace was observed across the world on 21 September 2016 with theme - The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace

•    The Giant African Land Snail (GALS) was spotted in the campus of - the Goa University at Taleigao

•    Number of cities in the third list of Smart Cities that was released by Union Government – 27

•    Scientists at MIT have developed a spectroscopic technique that would help the 2020 Mars Rover to identify the signs of life at – Mars

•    Rushiraj Barot won gold in the junior men's 25m rapid fire pistol event in - ISSF Junior World Cup

•    The state that objected to Genetically-Modified (GM) mustard from being considered for commercial cultivation in India is – Kerala

•    Two-day North East Connectivity Summit was held in- Agartala

•    Person who resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jubilant FoodWorks Limited recently- Ajay Kaul

•    Company acquired by Facebook recently to build Wi-Fi drones, data servers and virtual reality goggles faster- Nascent Objects

•    Service launched by Indian Railways recently to facilitate access to wheelchairs, battery operated cars for elderly, differently-abled people- Yatri Mitra Sewa

•    World Leaders recently at the United Nations General Assembly Summit for Refugees and Migrants adopted the- New York Declaration

•    Company that was recently conferred with the prestigious membership of the Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group- Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

•    The first football referee of Odisha who recently passed away at age of 100 is - Narottam Mohanty

•   Naropa Festival recently started in Ladakh region of India. The festival is also known as - Kumbh of Himalayas

•    A team of researchers recently created a three-dimensional lung, called as organoids. This technique could be used to study specifically - Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

•    The financial services firm with which the Board of Control for Cricket in India recently tied up is - Janalakshmi Financial Services

•    Anandi Ramalingam has been appointed as the first woman Director (Marketing) of - Bharat Electronics Limited

•    He became the first minority actor in 18 years to win the Emmy Award for best leading actor in a drama series - Rami Malek

•    India successfully test-fired the most advanced surface-to-air missile off the Odisha coast - 'Barak-8'

•    Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on 19 September 2016 inaugurated the super computer PARAM ISHAN at - IIT Guwahati campus

•    President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party on 19 September 2016 won the Russian parliamentary election by securing 343 seats of the total 450 in - Duma, the lower house of Russian Parliament

•    The Cauvery Supervisory Committee headed by Shashi Shekhar directed Karnataka to release 3000 cusecs of water per day from 21 to 30 September 2016 to - Tamil Nadu

•    Guided Missile Destroyer Ship that was launched recently at Mazagaon Dock Ship Builders Limited (MDL), Mumbai- INS Mormugao

•    Malayalam critic chosen for the prestigious N Mohanan Suvarna Mudra Award 2016- M Leelavathy

•    Pulitzer-winning US playwright who authored the masterpiece Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and died recently- Edward Albee

•    Person appointed as the Head of International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) recently- Ravi Reddy

•    Sports personality appointed as Brand Ambassador of Punjab National Bank recently- Virat Kohli

•    The UPSC member who was recently appointed the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission is- Alka Sirohi

•    Charkhi Dadri has been recently declared as the 22nd district of - Haryana

•    The Indian hearing-impaired shooter who won the bronze medal in the first World Deaf Shooting Championships is - Priyesha Deshmukh\

•    The recent joint naval exercises conducted between China and Russia in the South China Sea is - Joint Sea-2016

•    The drama series that won the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is - Game of Thrones

•    The Indian wrestler who won gold medal in Junior World Wrestling Championships is – Manisha

•    Indian shooters clinched seven medals, including three golds, on the opening day of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup for pistol, rifle and shotgun at - Gabala in Azerbaijan

•    The new import policy for marble and travertine blocks and marble and granite slabs notified by the government will come into effect from - 1 October 2016

•    First Indian music and dance festival aimed to showcase the country's rich and diverse culture was kicked off in - Sydney, Australia

•    7-day-long Naropa festival is being celebrated in- Jammu and Kashmir

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