Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 20 November to 25 November 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 20 November to 25 November 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Miss World 2017, UMANG App and Mahila Shakti Kendra among others.

Nov 25, 2017 13:01 IST
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The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 20 November to 25 November 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Miss World 2017, UMANG App and Mahila Shakti Kendra among others.

• This senior Congress leader and former Union Minister passed away after being in coma for nearly 10 years - Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi

• Baal Utsav was celebrated by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights on - 18 November

• The 237th Corps of Engineers Day was celebrated on this day - 18 November

• She, became the sixth Indian woman to win Miss World and the first since Priyanka Chopra - Manushi Chhillar

• NASA has launched an advanced satellite to improve weather forecast for this nation - US

• Athletes belonging to this nation clinched the gold medal in both men’s and women’s section at the Delhi Half Marathon - Ethiopia

• This country has been named as the World’s Richest Country according to IMF’s GDP data - Qatar

• This country will be hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup – France

• Person chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Indira Gandhi peace prize - Manmohan Singh

• Universal Children’s Day is observed every year on - 20 November

• This filmmaker will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Film Festival of India - Atom Egoyan

• This city will host Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 - Hyderabad

• Union Government recently introduced Daily Drug Regimen for the treatment of - Tuberculosis

• This week will be observed from 19-25 November across India - Qaumi Ekta Week

• Veteran actor and playwright who received Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 - Girish Karnad

• This country is hosting the 42nd International Congress of Military Medicine - India

• This country hosted World Cancer Summit 2017 - Mexico

• Indian city that will deploy CBTC technology based train system - Hyderabad

• Parasitic plant found by scientist in Nagaland - Gleadovia konyakianorum

• Jana Novotna, who passed away recently, was known for playing - Tennis

• Actress conferred with the UNICEF celebrity advocate status for child rights - Trisha Krishnan

• Ethiopian who won the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 - Berhanu Legese

• Person who took charge as Executive Director of SEBI recently - Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar  

• India has signed pact with this nation for visa free entry of flight crew - Russia

• India began a joint army exercise ‘IMBAX’ with this nation – Myanmar

• This Indian won re-elections to the fill up the last seat at the International Court of Justice - Dalveer Bhandari

• The World Fisheries day was celebrated on – 21 November

• India climbed up three places to this rank in the annual IMD World Talent Ranking - 51

• The exhibition titled "Disappearing Dialogues", will focus on the lost traditions and cultural practices of the folk communities belonging to this state - Madhya Pradesh

• The International Seminar on Indian Space Programme: ‘Trends and Opportunities for Industry’ was inaugurated in this city - New Delhi

• Nagaland, Andaman &Nicobar Islands, Daman & Diu signed MoU with Union Government under - UDAY Scheme  

• Union Government sign USD 100 million Loan Agreement with World Bank recently for - Solar Park Project

• World Television Day is celebrated every year on - 21 November

• World’s biggest toilet pot model was launched recently in - Haryana

• Person recently appointed as UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescences and HIV - Quarraisha Abdool Karim

• Union Defence Ministry cancelled USD 500 million deal for Spike ATGM with - Israel

• 2017 Forbes list of World's Highest-Paid Woman in Music 2017 was topped by - Beyonce

• The 1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was inaugurated in this city – New Delhi

• A new study has discovered that dark features that were earlier thought to be flowing water on this planet may actually be granular flow - Mars

• He was the world’s oldest head of state until he put in his resignation recently - Robert Mugabe

• This nation is the ‘country of focus’ at the International Film Festival of India 2017 - Canada

• The Namami Barak festival concluded recently in this state - Assam

• This state’s government has launched a new initiative against childhood obesity - Maharashtra

• This actress became the first one from South Indian film industry to receive UNICEF celebrity advocate status - Trisha Krishnan

• He was awarded the 'Life Time Achievement Award' by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) in 2017 - Manik Banerjee

• The metro rail of this city is going to roll out driver-less technology - Hyderabad

• Union Cabinet recently introduced this new scheme - Mahila Shakti Kendra

• The Union Cabinet has approved signing of an agreement on co-operation and mutual assistance in customs matters between India and this nation - Philippines

• The Union Cabinet has approved signing of an agreement on cooperation to combat all forms of terrorism and organised crime between India and this nation - Russia

• The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of the 15th Finance Commission. The commission would start making recommendations for a period of five years starting from this year - 2020

• The Union government has initiated 'safe-city' plan in 8 metropolitan cities for - Woman

• Emmerson Mnangagwa is going to be sworn in as this nation’s President - Zimbabwe

• UBS India Chief who resigned recently - Aashish Kamat

• First Indian woman physician who was honoured with the Google Doodle - Rukhmabai Raut

• Anuk Arudpragasam, who won the 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, hails from - Sri Lanka

• First woman to be appointed as Black Rod at the House of Lords, UK - Sarah Clarke

• Company that launched India’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station in Nagpur - Indian Oil Corporation‎

• As per the Truecaller Insights' report, this Indian bank is largest bank by volume of SMSes - SBI

• This state recently announced setting up of Gender Budget Cell - Maharashtra

• Person appointed as the Director General of Doordarshan News - Ira Joshi

• Person named as the Convener of task force formed recently to review the Income Tax Act, 1961 - Arbind Modi

• Indian railways installed Asia’s largest Solid State Interlocking (SSI) system in - West Bengal

• First-ever female pilot to be inducted into the Indian Navy - Shubhangi Swaroop

• Union Agriculture Ministry recently sent a proposal to United Nations for declaring 2018 as - International Year of Millets

• Union government recently approved India's membership for - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

• The Union Government has approved Highway and Shipping Projects worth more than Rs 1 lakh crore for this state - Tamil Nadu

• The Union Government has suggested this state’s government to enhance its rural road construction target under PMGSY from 7,000 km to 10,000 km during current fiscal year - Odisha

• IFFI has nominated nine movies for this year’s ICFT Gandhi Medal. Among them how many are from India - Five

• The Home Ministry recently conducted a multi-state mega mock exercise to enable disaster preparedness for which kind of natural disaster - Tsunami

• Which Ministry has launched a Digital Signature campaign on Constitution Day - Ministry of Human Resources Development

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