Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 2 October to 7 October 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 2 October and 7 October 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 8th Conference of the Association of SAARC, new SBI Chairman and 14th India-EU summit among others.

Created On: Oct 7, 2017 16:27 ISTModified On: Oct 7, 2017 16:30 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 2 October and 7 October 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 8th Conference of the Association of SAARC, new SBI Chairman and 14th India-EU summit among others.

• India held its first ever Joint Steering Committee meeting with this nation on 6 October 2017 – Australia

• The United States has lifted its 20-year-old trade embargo against this nation - Sudan

• This trio won the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 - Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish

• The 2017 Nobel Prize for literature was awarded to this British author - Kazuo Ishiguro

• India’s first-ever Industrial Training Institute for the Divyangans is going to come up in this state - Assam

• This is the theme of 2017 World Teachers’ Day (WTD) - Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers

• Ukhnaa Khurelsukhn was in October 2017 appointed as the new Prime Minister of this nation – Mongolia

• This trio won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 - Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson

• The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended this country’s National Olympic Committee following corruption allegations - Brazil

• The union government has set up a study group to examine problems faced by the people living near the International Border in which state – Jammu & Kashmir

• This veteran director, best known for the dark comedy "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro", passed away at his home early on 7 October 2017 at the age of 69 - Kundan Shah

• India is celebrating completion of 20 years of Science & Technology cooperation with this nation – South Africa

• The Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind would be inaugurating India Water Week – 2017 in this city – New Delhi

• The Bi-annual Director General- level talks have begun in New Delhi between India and this bordering nation – Bangladesh

• Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand finished at this position at the Isle of Man Chess Championship 2017 - Second

• This Indian-origin Sikh lawyer has become the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) - Jagmeet Singh

• The 8th Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians is scheduled to be held in this country- Sri Lanka

• She, former Chief Justice of Delhi HC, has been made the chairperson of a 5-member commission formed by the Indian President to examine sub-categorisation of OBCs - G Rohini

• This former MP from Aligarh has been appointed as the new Governor of Bihar - Satya Pal Malik

• This former Assam governor has been made the new Governor of Tamil Nadu - Banwarilal Purohit

• This state has launched Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Samvardhan and Kaushalya Yojana – Madhya Pradesh

• India for the first time will be conducting a joint tiger census in November 2017 along with this nation – Nepal

• This state has initiated Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine drive as part of the National Immunisation Programme aiming to eradicate measles by 2020 – Kerala

• This sportsperson has been appointed as the brand ambassador of ‘Swachh Andhra Mission’ - PV Sindhu

• This International UN day was celebrated on 2 October 2017 - World Habitat Day

• This Political leader laid the foundation stone for national waterway on Krishna River - M Venkaiah Naidu

• Which country recently celebrated its 70th Anniversary of establishing the first Parliament of Democracy – Sri Lanka

• India has received its first-ever crude oil shipment from this nation – The United States of America

• Banwarilal Purohit was on 6 October 2017 sworn in as the governor of this state – Tamil Nadu

• He has been appointed as the new chairman of SBI - Rajnish Kumar

• She has been appointed as the Deputy Director-General of World Health Organization in Geneva - Soumya Swaminathan

• The first-ever ASEAN-India Music Festival is being held in which city – New Delhi

• Union Ministers, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stone for highway and shipping projects in this Union territory - Andaman & Nicobar Islands

• The 14th India and European Union summit was held in this Indian city – New Delhi

• India signed agreements on trade, communication and media with this nation - Ethiopia

• The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 kicked off on 6 October 2017.  It would conclude on - 28 October 2017

• The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional intergovernmental organisation comprising this many Southeast Asian states - Ten

• He is the captain of the Indian U-17 football side, which has become first-ever Indian team to participate in a FIFA tournament - Amarjit Singh Kiyam

• The UN is ending its peacekeeping mission in this violence-hit country – Haiti

• This country has signed a massive USD 4.5 billion third line of credit (LoC) agreement with India – Bangladesh

• This Hollywood actor will be honoured with the AFI Life Achievement Award - George Clooney

• Nobel Peace Prize 2017 has been awarded to this International campaign - International Campaign to abolish nuclear weapons

• A legislation has been introduced in US’s House of Representatives that advocates exchange programmes between India and US with focus on the work of this Indian leader - Mahatma Gandhi

• This state has sought Rs 2000 Cr from the centre to stop paddy straw burning - Punjab

• This state has topped all others by building 3.52 lakh toilet units in 17 days – Uttar Pradesh

• The eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 will be held in this Indian city - Hyderabad

• This leader will be leading the US Delegation at the GES 2017 that is scheduled to be held in India in November 2017- Ivanka Trump

• The Catalonia region is planning to declare independence from this country – Spain

• The Union Government has reduced central excise duty on Petrol and Diesel by - Rs 2 per litre

• India is going to surpass this nation as the fastest-growing oil market in Asia - China

• India has unveiled the third action plan for conservation of - Wildlife

• This Indian transportation body has extended the benefit of service charge exemption on tickets booked online till March 2018 - IRCTC

• This Indian cricketer retained his number one spot in the latest ICC ODI batting rankings list – Virat Kohli

• Dungarpur has become the first open defecation free tribe district of this state - Rajasthan

• Jan Raksha yatra has been launched in this Indian state- Kerala

• The army, CRPF and Special Operations Group (SOG) have launched a massive cordon and search operation (CASO) in this state - Jammu and Kashmir

• This country has diverted 10 billion cubic meters of water to arid north region in a massive project - China

• The United States of America has expelled 15 diplomats belonging to this nation in protest of the country’s failure in protecting staff at the US embassy there - Cuba

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