Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 22 January to 27 January 2018

Jan 27, 2018 16:33 IST
Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 22 January to 27 January 2018

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 22 January and 27 January 2018. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include the appointment of new Chief Election Commissioner, WEF 2018 and India’s first Kachra Mahotsav among others.

• India is expected to overtake this nation to become the world’s fastest growing large economy - China

• The World Economic Forum has ranked India at this position on the Inclusive Development Index 2018 – 62

• Saudi Arabia has announced 1.5 billion USD in aid to this nation - Yemen

• This state is hosting the 8th International Conference on wild silk moths – Assam

• The garbage festival called ‘Kachra Mahotsav’ was organised in this state - Chhattisgarh

• He was appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner on January 21, 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind - Om Prakash Rawat

• This Bengaluru lake, covered with several feet of toxic foam caught fire recently yet again - Bellandur Lake

• He has been appointed as the chairman of the newly-constituted UPSSSC - Chandra Bhushan Paliwal

• This country’s team has won the 5th edition of Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 - India

• This nation has announced the world’s first public register against money laundering - Britain

• This state is going to have candidates' picture on EVMs in upcoming bypolls - Rajasthan

• He launched the National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal - Arun Jaitley

• This Indian player climbed to World No 2 rank in the boys' under-18 category in the  latest International TT rankings - Manav Thakkar

• This city hosted the International Dam Safety Conference - Thiruvananthapuram

• The 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting was hosted by this nation- Switzerland

• China has invited countries belonging to this group to join its ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative - CELAC

• He has taken charge as the new Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre - S Somanath

• India has been ranked at this position on the global index of talent competitiveness 2018 - 81

• This state’s cabinet has approved 'one district, one product' scheme - Uttar Pradesh

• The National Girl Child Day was observed on this day - January 24

• The Supreme Court has asked the centre to set up a panel to resolve the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the sharing of water from this river - Mahanadi

• The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to this state government over closure of a large number of government schools due to less number of students - Odisha

• This country will host the ministerial meeting of International Energy Forum 2018 - India

• This country will host the 6th edition of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018 - West Indies

• India and World Bank signed USD 120 million pact for improved water supply in this state- Uttarakhand

• NIIF has partnered with this organisation to make its first investment - DP World

• He was sworn-in as President of Liberia - George Weah

• He took charge as the Election Commissioner of India recently - Ashok Lavasa

• This state has banned the sale of tobacco at shops selling FMCG items - Maharashtra

• According to IMF, this is the expected growth rate of India in 2018 - 7.4

• Researchers have discovered a new population of walking fish in this Australian state - Tasmania

• India has exchanged MoUs for cooperation in the field of Information and Broadcasting and space with this nation - Vietnam

• The Government of this nation has funded a satellite hunt to identify new mineral deposits - Britain

• This state hosted India’s first garbage festival ‘Kachra Mahotsav 2018’ - Chhattisgarh

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