Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 22 May to 27 May 201

The one liners of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 22 May to 27 May 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include UK International Humanitarian Award, WWF International President’s Award and new Director General of WHO among others.

Created On: May 27, 2017 13:05 ISTModified On: May 27, 2017 13:01 IST

The one liners of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 22 May to 27 May 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include UK International Humanitarian Award, WWF International President’s Award and new Director General of WHO among others.

• The tributary of the Brahmaputra River over which India’s longest bridge Dhola-Sadia has been built is - Lohit River

• The Indian state that will host the 2017 Asian Junior Tennis Championship is - Maharashtra

• The city that has been declared as the world's most densely populated city by the UN Habitat is - Dhaka

• The State Government recently launched Japanese Encephalitis vaccination drive for the people of the state is - Uttar Pradesh

• The person recently appointed as the Chairman of International Fertiliser Association is - Rakesh Kapur

• First Asian country to recognize same sex marriage - Taiwan

• Construction of India’s first underwater rail tunnel completed on - Hooghly River

• Country that hosted the 2017 North Atlantic Treaty Organization - Belgium

• Person appointed as Chairman of IAMAI recently - Rajan Anandan

• The Union Government introduced minor changes to the startup definition, saying a business not older than these years will now qualify for benefits under the Startup India Action Plan - Seven

• The winner of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League is - Manchester United

• The Bollywood actor who was recently named event ambassador of Indian Open of Surfing is - Sunil Shetty

• The announced Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane for 2017-18 season beginning October 2017 is - Rs. 255 per quintal

• The ICC Cricket Committee recently recommended the use of DRS for all T20 Internationals. The Chairman of the Committee is - Anil Kumble

• The Indian Navy and the Singapore Navy have concluded a week-long bilateral military exercise on 25 May 2017 in - South China Sea

• According to a new study from European researchers, sea levels are rising three times as quickly as they were 25 years ago, placing hundreds of millions at risk who are living in - Coastal Areas

• He is the second Indian-American to have been confirmed by the US Senate to serve in the US Circuit Court of Appeals – Amul Thappar

• This state’s Chief Minister has launched a water harvesting and conservation campaign to resolve the state’s acute water crisis – Uttarakhand

• This Indian city was ranked second in the world’s most crowded cities list released by World Economic Forum – Mumbai

• This Indian monument has made it to the world’s top ten landmarks list – Taj Mahal

• The percentage of Central Road Fund that would be allocated for development and maintenance of National Waterways, as approved by the Union Cabinet, is - 2.5

• The Union Cabinet recently approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences in – Kamrup, Assam

• The badminton player who was recently inducted in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes' Commission is - P V Sindhu

• Kashish Queer Film Festival recently started in – Mumbai, Maharashtra

• The incredibly rare Arisaema translucens, more commonly known as the cobra lily, rediscovered after a gap of 84 years is – Nilgiris

• Prime Minister of Nepal who resigned recently - Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda

• Ministry that launched the Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Awards - Ministry of Telecommunication

• Rank of India in terms of stainless steel producing countries in the world according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum - Second largest

• Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) recently signed two unilateral APAs with Indian taxpayers. APA stand for - Advance Pricing Agreements

• Person elected as the President of Ecuador recently - Lenin Moreno

• This Arab nation has blocked 21 media websites - Egypt

• This renowned news channel has been blocked by three Arab nations - Al-Jazeera

• India has signed a joint declaration with this country for cooperation in the field of alternative medicine – Germany

• This community will be represented in India’s Minority panel for the very first time – Jain

• The Union cabinet has approved MoU between India and this country in the field of Organ Transplant Services – Spain

• The Ethiopian politician who was recently appointed as the Director-General of the World Health Organisation is - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

• The author of the book titled Confessions of a dying mind: The blind faith of atheism is - Haulianlal Guite

• Controversial godman Chandraswami recently passed away in New Delhi. He was said to be the spiritual advisor of - P V Narasimha Rao

• The football club that won the La Liga title for the record 33rd time is - Real Madrid

• World's smallest nation which ratified the International Solar Alliance Pact recently - Nauru

• Country that recently recruited robot police officer Robocop in its police force - Dubai

• World Turtle Day is observed every year on - 23 May

• State that made speed governors mandatory for all taxis and cabs operating in the state - Delhi

• The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to this state government over the alleged abduction and recruitment of children by Maoists in the state - Jharkhand

• SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, will organise Hyperloop Pod Competition II in August 2017 at - Hawthorne, California

• Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, along with the UN Environment OzonAction’s Compliance Assistance Programme, organized an “Ozone2Climate” Technology Roadshow, post Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, on the sidelines of the South Asia National Ozone Officers Annual Network Meeting – 2017 in - Agra

• A Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force with two pilots on board went missing after taking off from - the Tezpur IAF base in Assam

• The country has raised its terror threat level to critical, meaning a new attack is believed to be imminent and soldiers are being deployed to assist armed police - Britain

• In a major relief to students who have just taken Class 12 examinations, this High Court directed the CBSE to follow its 'moderation policy' of giving grace marks to students for difficult questions – Delhi

• The much publicized upcoming Bollywood biopic on cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin: A Billion Dreams, would be tax free in - Odisha

• This Indian cricketer won the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year 2017 award - Ravichandran Ashwin

• The National Museum in Delhi recently hosted an exhibition to mark the safe return of these three Indian stone sculptures - Seated Buddha, Worshippers of Buddha and Goddess Pratyangira

• The Ministry of Women and Child Development recently released a reader titled - ‘Raising Happy Children and Providing Safe Childhoods’

• This former James Bond star passed away at the age of 89, after a brief battle with cancer - Roger Moore

• The Indian wildlife and environment cartoonist who won the 2017 WWF International President’s Award is - Rohan Chakravarty

• India recently became the second largest steel producer in the world. The largest steel producer in the world is – China

• The winner of the women's title at the Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship in Chengdu, China is - R Vaishali

• The 70th World Health Assembly recently commenced at – Geneva, Switzerland

• This state’s government has ordered an indefinite ban on sand mining in Narmada River –Madhya Pradesh

• The two-day ‘Start up India Summit’ was convened in this country- The United Arab Emirates

• The United States has issued a travel advisory, cautioning its citizens from travelling to this Muslim nation – Pakistan

• The UN has released the first draft of its treaty that would legally prohibit the possession of- Nuclear Weapons

• State that signed an MoU with IIT Kharagpur to devise Happiness Index - Madhya Pradesh

• Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off India’s first high-speed and feature rich train ‘Tejas Express’ that will run between - Mumbai and Goa

• Person elected as Mayor of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation - Neema Bhagat

• Online payment app that recently announced to offer 4% interest on savings - Paytm

• Interpol has issued an arrest notice for fugitive former Panamanian President to face charges he engaged in political espionage during his 2009-2014 term - Ricardo Martinelli

• Dharmendra Pradhan, the Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, in May 2017 co-chaired the 2nd India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that was held in - Vienna, Austria

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 52nd Annual Meeting of African Development Bank (AfDB) in - Gandhinagar, Gujarat

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 May 2017 inaugurated and laid foundation stone for various projects of the Kandla Port in Kutch district of Gujarat like - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Center, 14th and 16th Cargo berths, Railway Bridge at Sal junction, Mechanised fertilizer handling facility and purchase of two mobile harbor crane

• Person re-elected as the President of Iran - Hassan Rouhani

• Indian who won the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) award in the Environmental Engineering category - Prashant Ranganathan

• Person appointed as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) - PN Pradhan

• Bollywood actress was awarded the UK International Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work in India and worldwide - Jacqueline Fernandez

• The team that won the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League is - Mumbai Indians

• The winner of the Italian Open Men’s Singles title is - Alexander Zverev

• The winner of the 2017 Federation Cup is - Bengaluru FC

• The French professional footballer who was recently named the Premier League Player of the Season is - N'Golo Kante

• Donald Trump, during his speech at the Arab Islamic-American Summit, called for the international isolation of this Muslim country – Iran

• This celestial object was used by the astronomers to create the first large-scale map of the universe- Quasars

• The 2017 theme of UN’s International Day for Biological Diversity is - Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism

• This Union Minister has been handed over the additional charge of the environment ministry after the passing of Anil Madhav Dave - Harsh Vardhan

• The state that has decided to provide grant-in-aid for maintenance of religious institutions and holding of prayers - Himachal Pradesh

• The institute that has developed a technique that types Braille in real time and helps deaf-blind people "watch" television without intermediaries is - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

• The school in Jamshedpur that has decided to set up an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials is - Manav Vikas School

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